that would be awesome if i could throw ram onto my vid cardor even be able to put something like a pci card with dedicated ram for the video card
Originally Posted by TestECull
My thought was more along the lines of the GPU itself. Would make replacing a toasted chip easier, just pop it out the ZIF socket and throw in a new one. Might even allow you to put, say, a 4870 core onto a 4550 PCB and have a 4870 in a low profile setup!
The interchangeable ram would go along with this...I think the 4550 runs GDDR2, which fails total ass.
Originally Posted by Sacre
That would *rock* if they made video cards modular like a motherboard.
4800 series graphics board - can put any GPU in there (at a price, of course) from 4830 to 4890. Then you could choose the RAM you wanted - although I'm not sure about slot compatibility between GDDR2 through GDDR5. But that could be an option of the board, ofc - a cheap board would be GDDR2 with two slots.
Haha. Would be cool, but won't happen. =/
Originally Posted by TheSandman
IF you really wanna upgrade the ram though, feel free to.
Heat up the BGA ram till the sodder melts on the underside, and pull it off, or just scrape it off. Now clean the video card, get new BGA ram that meets the same timings, voltage ect and put it on there, you can do 256mb to 2gb if you want, just get the right stuff, and soder it on, and hope you sodered it on right.