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Display Memory,Dedicated Memory,Shared Memory not consistant

Q: Display Memory,Dedicated Memory,Shared Memory not consistant

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8600M GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15151043&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2028 MB
Dedicated Memory: 237 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (62Hz)

System Information
Time of this report: 4/22/2008, 14:37:30
Machine name: NICK-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: G2S
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1506MB used, 6857MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 64bit Unicode

A person in my thread here: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5784544444&postId=59801079620&sid=1#24


That doesn't look right , my 8800GTS 512 displays

Memory:512 MB
Dedicated Memory: 512 MB
Shared Memory: 512 MB
Could you have bad videocard memory? Or maybe reinstal direct X? Click to expand...

So I'm not sure where to start and I'm hoping someone here can point me into the right direction as to what it is I need to do to fix this problem I've been having with graphical Discrpencies in World of Warcraft, I haven't notice any in Call of Duty 4 =\

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A: Display Memory,Dedicated Memory,Shared Memory not consistant

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Is there a way to swap these values? default windows 8 drivers has 256 shared system memory but 0 dedicated video memory but after installing sis mirage 3+ drivers dedicated video memory has gone up to 256mb and shared system memory has gone low to 64mb. Editing sis drivers maybe? but how?

A:Swap Shared System Memory and Dedicated Video Memory values possible?

Shared memory is changed in the bios. Find the button to go into the bios and go under advanced or graphics, then look for video memory.

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This may not be as simple a question as it sounds. I am buying an entertainment/desktop replacement. I game a lot but this laptop won't be a dedicated gamer. I do a lot of audio and video work, plus I require a TV tuner.
I am unsure what Nvidia card to get; the 9650 with 1 gig of dedicated memory or the 9600 GT with 512Mb of dedicated memory and up to 2 gigs of shared memory? I had thought I would choose 4 gigs of system memory for Vista 64 bit, however the shared video indecision begs the question of using 8 gigs of system memory?

I am hopeful that some of you have solved this question, or at least have opnions.

Help Please.

A:Dedicated vs Shared Memory

Dedicated is faster than shared. 512 should be enough of it for most things though.

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which of those are the ones truely working :
1.Dedicated video memory
2.Shared system memory

A:Dedicated/Shared memory?

The first one,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

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Hi all.
I bought a new video card for my sister, till yesterday she was using an integrated video card, everything is fine except the thing that the system is still using shared system memory and I really don't want this to happen, 512MB of dedicated memory is fine with me, I want to use 3GB for the system not to share for graphics purposes, in BIOS there is nothing to disable or change the "disable integrated video when external detected" is enabled, I don't know what else to do, in msconfig I've set manually to use all 3GB still nothing changed, maybe it's because of the Starter edition I know it has some restrictions but I really don't think so, the OS edition has nothing to do with the video card and so on, what else it could be, how to solve my issue ? Thank you.

Dedicated video memory 512 MB
Shared System Memory 768
Total Available Graphics Memory: 1280 MB

OS Win 7 Starter
Phoenix Award BIOS


A:Windows is still using shared memory although dedicated vid. installed

Windows 7 Starter will only use up to 2GB of RAM, its a limitation, the other 1GB will be unusable and treated as shared memory

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I have 2gb total graphics memory.But most of it is shared.how can i convert it to dedicated?

A:How can I convert my shared graphics memory to dedicated gra...

You cannot. What would you hope to accomplish if you could? Your video is all provided by the processor (called an APU) as it is essentially both processor and video card so all the memory for video and everything else comes from the system memory. Only a small bit is segregated solely for video function but the system is capable of taking all the memory needed for video from the system RAM. It is not a super powerful video system for gaming or anything like that. 

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Hi , just wondering , I have a 4GB laptop (dell inspiron n5010) with i3 350 processor and 500 GB HD ... lately I wanted to play the most recent GTA and what happened ? well the game booted but barely have i gone out of the first corner the whole background disappeared ... I went to my graphics settings and it says Generic PnP Monitor and Intel(R) HD Graphics
-Chip type Intel HD
-Dac type Internal
-Bios info : Intel Video BIOS
-Total Available graphics memory 1696 MB
-Dedicated Video Memory 64MB
-System Video memory 0MB
-shared system memory 1632MB

Is there any way to increase the Video memory on my laptop ?
I will add to it that in the Bios itself there are no options available for me to even lower it they are all kind of @[email protected]
I have been trying everything even updates from intel etc but not helping...

A:How to increase video memory in a shared memory system (Dell Inspiron n5010)

All you can do is max out your system memory, if it isn't maxed already. There might be an option in the laptops bios to increase the shared video memory

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I have a compaq 5360 presario with 128 megs ram.4 megs are shared for video memory.how can I increase this ?

A:increase video memory on compaq shared memory

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hello madame and sirs,

Ihave got 128 mb ram on my pc. when i start my pc it shows 32mb shared memory. windows shows 96mb ram. i am not able to install some applications which require min.128mb ram.(windows 2000 pro)&(windows98se)

i once used KNOPPIX LIVE CD and then created some swap file as prompted..... which i deleted later on. i dint notice the ram showed my windows then. incidently i have even formatted my c: drive lateron .... but windows shows 96 mb ram

I want my ram to be fully utilised.. pls help

A:RAM (Random Access Memory) - "Shared Memory" , Windows shows less RAM.

128 - 32 = 96

Shared memory means that a part of your system memory is used by the video card and is not available for programs. You should be able to adjust the amount of shared memory in BIOS setup. Note that you will never be able to get the full 128MB unless you get a proper video card.

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I want 2 purchase a laptop. and i am confused in shared memory and built in memory.
I want 512MB of video memory.

1. (Video Memory) = Up to 1309 MB Total Available Graphics Memory &(Ram 3GB)
2. (Video Memory) = shared & (Ram 2GB)

1 and 2 are the two spec's avilable in market. suggest me which one i purchase.

A:What is best "shared memory or built in video memory" for laptop

Not knowing which graphics adapters they are makes it really hard to know which to recommend. A ton of video memory on a very low end card or low end integrated GPU isn't going to help much.

What's the purpose of this laptop?

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somehow my vista home premium box system properties dialogue box reported a gig of ram.. now it reports 767 MB of ram.

with 767, my pc has slowed down quite a bit since my video card hijacked my memory without my permission.

checked bios chipset, and video configurations.. there's nowhere to adjust shared video memory there. checked harware manager properties for all video devices.. not there either...

when this happened my windows vista rating dropped from a 4.0 to a 3.0 too.


pc: acer t180

A:Vista video memory hog? shared video memory issue. only 767 MB RAM (1 gig istalled)

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M40 with ATI Radeon Xpress 200M chipset with video memory 128MB max.
So my question is: is this memory amount borrowed from the RAM or it is dedicated. I couldnt find any info on that.

A:Dedicated or not dedicated video memory?

It is 128MB shared memory. Meaning if the laptop has 512MB RAM, 128MB will be used for video and the remaining 384MB is available to Windows.

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ok so i have a NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a with 1.3 gb ram but it only has 128mb of it dedicated is there any way i can set this higher like through bios or something ps im using Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition Service Pack 2 (build 6002), 32-bit

A:Dedicated memory

Is your computer a desktop or a laptop/notebook?

What is its brand name and model name and model number?


The NVIDIA GeForce 7025/NVIDIA nForce 630a is integrated graphics/chipset.

Unless there's a setting in the BIOS that allows you to increase its amount of dedicated memory, and if that's a laptop/notebook, you're stuck with 128 MB.

If it's a desktop, it should have a PCI Express x16 slot that allows you to upgrade to a video card that has more dedicated memory.


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Ok, I'm having a problem running certain games and application because they say I don't have the required Video memory. On the specs page of my computer it says I have 355MB of Total Available Graphics Memory. I figured I should be able to play games like Never Winter Nights 2 and Star Wars: KoToR 2, but I can't because they say I don't have enough video memory. Is thee anyway to increase the video memory or make it where I can play these games and others on my laptop? Sorry if all that is confusing. And Thanks for anyone's help.

A:Dedicated Memory

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A10-8700P Radeon R6, 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G, AMD64 Family 21 Model 96 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7624 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R5 M335, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 389726 MB, Free - 340122 MB; D: Total - 265468 MB, Free - 59733 MB; E: Total - 204798 MB, Free - 71582 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0CX84K
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

So well its like i was promised with a dual graphics that is R5 M335 2gb and R6 for display. That didnt happen, instead the R6 is getting used for gaming. It depicts that my dedicated memory is 512mb whereas available memory is around 4gb. People said me go to bios and increase the maximum dedicated memory but i didnt find that option itself. Any help would be whole heartedly appreciated.
Thank you

A:Dedicated Memory

That's because you're ONBOARD graphics are only going to use a small portion of your system ram. If you're trying to play any type of heavy gaming you will need a dedicated graphics card.

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I'm new here, so I think this is where this thread should go. Okay, so my problem that I am having with my laptop computer is I do not understand my Gfx Card at all. I have an ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 Gfx Card with what it says is 890 MB of Gfx Memory, but yet I have no idea how to use it at it's full capability.

As an example of what I am saying, when I play games (which is the only way I really know how to explain my problem) I am normally getting a really really low FPS. But one time, a little while ago, my FPS for one whole day sky rocketed to the max that the game allowed. This game by the way, was World of Warcraft. Normally I get 15-20 FPS, but for one day, it was at 60 FPS no matter where I was or what I was doing.

I have been trying to figure out this situation on my own for a while, and I have discerned that my Gfx memory is all shared, and not a lot of dedicated memory, if there is any at all.

What I would like to know, if possible, is how to work with my Gfx Card to make it run at full power (the day it was at 60 FPS) when I want it to, and how to use it more effectively. If anyone knows more about this Gfx card, I would appreciate any and all advice. Thanks!

My laptop, just in case this is important, is a Fujitsu running on Vista. I have Intel Core 2 CPU at 1.8 Ghz per processor. The type of Fujitsu is a LIFEBOOK N Series and I have 2 GB of RAM. I don't know if this information is needed or not, but I am new to this kind of Techie stuf... Read more

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bios version 786g1 does this version support changing of dedicated memory ?

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I setup and built my own system for personal use last year. With a AMD Phenom quad core processor and an Asus motherboard with built in on board GPU and 8 GB Ram on an M-ATX motherboard.

I am starting to realise when trying a few new games such as crysis 2 the reason i cant play them is because i dont have enough GPU Memory.

I have 8GB of SDRAM which i barely use. My sytem never seems to use more than 2GB.

So my question is, would it be possible to dedicate some of my SD RAM to the GPU?
Which would preferably increase the amount of dedicated memory my GPU has?

I know most of you would suggest probably upgrading my GPU. But right now i dont game much and i dont intend to game much. So i would prefer not to upgrade my GPU if it is possible.

Thanks any help is appreciated.

A:Dedicated GPU Memory

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bios version 786g1 does this version support changing of dedicated memory ?

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What is dedicated video memory for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470?

A:dedicated memory

There are two versions, one has 512MB and the other has 1024MB
ATI Radeon

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Hello!My laptop model is V510-15IKB and serial number:LR096SFV.My externel graphics card is amd radeon r5m430.My dedicated memory is 2048 mb.But yesterday i found it as 512 mb only.I need to increase the dedicated memory to 2048 mb in order to play high quality games.I tried many ways to increase it...In the bio i failed to find the option of increasing dedicated memory.So now question is how will i be able to increase my dedicated memory to 2048 mb?

A:My dedicated memory is showing less

Hi Rufiq,1. May I know what games are you trying to run?2. AMD GPU dedicated memory is fixed. Some Intel onboard memory is adjustable in the BIOS, as it would be sharing with the laptop's memory (RAM).
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There is an option in my bios to change the dedicated video memory of my integrated graphics card.Is there any problem if I increase it?(Currently it is 64 MB, there is maximum 1024 MB available in the option)

Kindly see my specs below.

A:Dedicated video memory

As far as I know its shared ram, Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology, utilizes the installed RAM of which you have 8GB. I would suspect 8GB for Win 8 would be a comfortable minimum.
I doubt doing this could damage anything but trying it could show the following possible results;

It Works
It Wont boot
It works but at a degrading cost to your PC performance.

In short there probably isnt any harm in trying. If in the Bios it states that option is available then I would assume that with the right resources it will work.

I am assuming the Bios has set the current amount based on the ram installed on the board. Again, trial and error.

NOTE: Changing settings in a BIOS should be done with precaution. Advance at your own risk.

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my available graphics memory is 169 MBdedicated video memory is just 64 MBsystem video memory is 0MBshred system memory 1623 MB HOW I INCREASE THE DEDICATED VIDEO MEMORY ??

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ok, i have been trying to figure what exactly it is that i did. i was talkin to some dudes on another site, but they dont reply back but once every other day and i need quick answers so plz help!!! i went into my bios and switched my 64mb to 256mb. i wanted to know exactly what it is that happened when i did that. nothing is wrong i just wana know. oh and one other thing, my motherboard report shows that i am supposed to have a pci-e slot, and it even says it on the site for the computer that it is supposed to have a pci-e slot, but when i look inside my computer there isnt a pci-e slot anywhere. there are two pci's and nothing else....???????

A:dedicated memory switched

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My Bios doesn't seem to have a chipset option or some clear way to change my dedicated video memory. Most of the games I want to play require much more than 32 mb of video memory. How can I utilize the 1.7 gb that it actually has?
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Speed 3.0 GHz
Number of Cores 4
Video Card Intel(R) HD Graphics
Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Intel(R) HD Graphics
Dedicated Memory 32 MB
Total Memory 1.8 GB
Memory 8.1 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit

A:Dedicated Video Memory

First of all, intel onboard type video is NOT designed for any type of gaming [why you are having problems] The intel video is for running office, email, etc; not gaming.

Next, no one can help you since no one knows what mb you have installed. Post ALL of your exact system specs ie exact mb, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc. Do not post "8gig of ram" post the exact brand and model#

If you have a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact make and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.

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(Not sure if this is the right place to put this..)
Hello there,
Last week I purchased a new HP Pavilion g6 laptop. It has Windows 7 Home Premium(64-bit), a 750GB hard drive, 6GB RAM, and a AMD A4 Dual Core processor(2.4GHz) with Radeon HD Graphics. The graphics card has about 3GB of graphics memory but only 512MB is dedicated to video memory and because of that, I cant play certain games and if they do work, they lag ALOT! So I would like to change the amount of dedicated video memory...is there any way to do that??? Pleaseeee helpppp meeee. Thanks in advance!

A:Dedicated Graphics Memory

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Is it possible to turn a usb stick in to ram and then use that stick for a certain program

A:can i use a USB stick for dedicated memory

I'm not an expert in anything.

I don't believe it's possible to designate which memory modules a program should use. It would be kinda like telling a program, "OK, go ahead and use the memory in slots A and C but totally disregard the memory that's available in slots B and D."

It is possible to use a USB flash drive or memory card to speed up a computer. It's called ReadyBoost. But even that has limitations based on how much RAM is already installed in the computer.

ReadyBoost - Setup and Use

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Hi I am wondering why my pc is showing under my graphics card dedicated system memory as 0MB when my shared system memory is 1279MB I got these from the sub score print out posted below. Is it ok as I have been having a lot of blue screens lately just random, as I have not even installed any new software or hardware. My worry is maybe something to do with this factor and if so how how do I set system memory and what would I set it too?

Many thanks in advance


A:Dedicated System Memory

It means how much of your RAM is given to the Graphics card. Shared is just what Windows reserves in case it needs more memory. However, that reservation is not guaranteed. As far as I am concerned you want Dedicated System Memory to be 0.

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I have an Acer Aspire 7750G-6662. It has switchable graphics with Intel Graphics as well as AMD Radeon 6650M 2GB VRAM.

I've already solved my first obstacle, which was how to set my laptop to only run the Radeon Graphics.

However, my new problem is that I am not sure if it is performing at it's max capacity. After some research on the internet, I came across the program called GPU-Z to monitor my memory usage.

In the "Memory Usage Dedicated" section, it states that the highest number it achieved while I was running a game (Arma 2), was 560mbs.

This seems to be far below the 2GBS of VRAM that my graphics card is stated to have.

Some additional information on this is:

I originally figured out how to set my dedicated card as my main graphics through a method posted in this thread that I found on the sevenforums website:

Acer Laptop: Switchable Graphics using i7 & AMD Radeon

Refer to post #131

Also, browsing through the thread, on page 27, post #263, another user appears to have a similar problem that I am experiencing. He later states that he figured out how to rectify the problem, but did not post the solution.

My system specs are:

Acer Aspire 7750G-6662
Intel Core i5-2430M
Switchable Graphics: Intel and AMD Radeon 6650M 2GB VRAM

So my question is, is this normal to only be maxing out at 560mbs?

I'm new to dealing with graphics cards, so any help is appreciated!

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A:Dedicated Graphics Memory

If the game only required 560 MB of video memory then that is all it needed.

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Hi. I am trying to play some games, but I can't because of this problem. I only have 64mb dedicated video memory, when in fact, I have 1696mb graphics memory. Also, there is a combined graphics card, one worse than the other, and I always seem to be suing the worse one, whne i want to use the better one. BTW, I am using an ASUS. Please help me!

A:Need help with dedicated video memory.

Quote: Originally Posted by 7noob

Hi. I am trying to play some games, but I can't because of this problem. I only have 64mb dedicated video memory, when in fact, I have 1696mb graphics memory. Also, there is a combined graphics card, one worse than the other, and I always seem to be suing the worse one, whne i want to use the better one. BTW, I am using an ASUS. Please help me!

Can you tell us your system specs so we know what graphic card you have?

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Okay, So when I run "Fortnite" A new Post-Apoc Sandbox based game. It is really choppy and laggy even at the minimal settings. I went through and tweaked the settings in both the AMD Catalyst as well as looked up on multiple pages and sites that indicate that I have the appropriate Ram, OS, CPU and everything else. But upon looking at this issue, A: The site that provides me the recommended settings to run FortNite (Optimal Gameplay) It says that my Drivers are 25 months out-of-date. When in fact my drivers are as current as they get, without running the "Beta" drivers. B: Upon looking at my Available Video Memory, and what has been "Defaulted" by windows there is quite a drop-off. See Attached images. C: upon looking up using both AMD and Windows web sites to inquire how to fix my issue with my Dedicated Video Memory. Every time I tried to adjust it using the methods provided, It would not change. I even tried going through the BIOS on my computer to see if I might be able to adjust it there, But no option was provided. I am working with Windows 10 64-bit and my graphics card is an AMD Radeon HD 8650G with 8GBs of Ram. the computer itself is an HP Pavilion 17 - E049WM Notebook PC

I don't know if there is something that I've missed or if I actually have to buy a brand new Graphics card to put into my laptop. Is anyone able to assist me with this?

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Hi,I have a Lenovo B5400,i5-4200M, 4GB RamIntel HD 4600 (1824 MB) is there anyway to increase the Dedicated memory ? right now i have a total of just 192 mbthe Bios doesnt have an option to increase it.   please help; thanks !

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I Somehow have 32MB Of Dedicated video Memory in windows 8.. but have 64MB of Dedicated memory in windows 7.. I Dont see why theres a difference.. could someone tell me?

A:Win 7 / Win 8 - Different dedicated Video Memory value

May I ask you what notebook you have exactly and how did you check these values?

What details are mentioned in DirectX? (to start the DirectX use command: dxdiag)

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my dedicated video memory is 64mb while my total available graphics memory is 1696mb.
How can I increase the dedicated video memory????

A:Dedicated video memory

You buy a better graphics card.

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I found that my dedicated memory only 64 MB which are to small for Gaming
However the same Pc on win XP the vega was 1 GB
and when i try to icrease it from bios it icreased to only 144 MB and this affect using memory and decrease it
so any one can help me
to find a solution

A:How to Icrease Dedicated Memory

Quote: Originally Posted by Mado

I found that my dedicated memory only 64 MB which are to small for Gaming
However the same Pc on win XP the vega was 1 GB
and when i try to icrease it from bios it icreased to only 144 MB and this affect using memory and decrease it
so any one can help me
to find a solution

Dedicated is physically built onto the chipset. Shared uses system meory (ram) and your total is 1695.

You cant change what is built onto the card. If you have a desktop (doubtful) you can add a graphics card. Otherwise your stuck with it.

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I have 2GB ram and 1gb has taken by my separate PCI VGA and almost it has a memory of 512.i dont need my my ram shared on to the vga.I have a LG motherboard an there is no where that i can disable my shared memory. PC has become soo slow.am using windows 10.PLZ HELP ME

A:Disabling dedicated memory on VGA card

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Does anyone know why these 2 totals are different ?

Shouldn`t they both be 6 GB ?

A:Different dedicated graphics memory amounts on 980 Ti

Probably how windows see 's the ram in sli

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my problem is that the games in my pc doesnt run properly. even small flash games has a very low frame rate. the display isnt fluid at all.

i own a sony viao with windows vista 64 home premium. here is its display settings

Adaptor = Mobile intel 4 series express chipset family
total graphics memory available = 1759 MB
dedicated video memory = 128 MB
system video memory = 0 MB
shared system memory = 1631 MB

apparently, i cant change the dedicated memory manually from the bios as i used to do in XP. the OS is suppesed to automatically increase video memory as per need. but it doesnt increase enough. i end up with very low picture frame rate even if i have sufficient memory available.

thx u in advance

A:want to change the dedicated video memory

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I was wondering if I could increase the dedicated video memory in my PC. Its a Windows 7 with 8 Gb of ram if that matters.


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I'm Trying to change the Dedicated graphics memory for my Laptop Since right now its only 256 MB out of the 3067 MB It has. I can't figure out how to change it.

Computer Specs :


Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Model Satellite C650D
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2


Total size of hard disk(s) 233 GB
Disk partition (C: ) 55 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Media drive (D: ) CD/DVD
Media drive (F: ) CD/DVD
Media drive (G: ) CD/DVD


Display adapter type ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Total available graphics memory 3067 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 2811 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.632.1.2000
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

A:How do I change Dedicated graphics memory

Proactiveboomer, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Unless there is an option in the bios to change it to 512 MB, you can't. Also if it is there and you increase, you will also have less system memory.

As far as that 3067 MB available that is the total of dedicated and shared, and the shared only gets used if/when the dedicated is filled up. This might help some,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

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I have HP TouchSmart7320. I need ?ncrease video ram. But I try BIOS and I didnt see any thing aboout dedicated video ram.How to ?ncrase dedicated video ram memory ? (Intel HD Graph?cs 2000 - PEGATRON Motherboard)

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I bought the lenovo notebook G40-70 with a i5 processor and 4th generation of intel graphics (4400), it has 2000 mb of total memory graphic, but only 160 mb are dedicated, well the vortex and pixel shader model are great and very advanced, but the dedicated memory doesn't allow me to play haviests games. So i want to know how to increase it in a non prejudicial way. I saw a video of someone showing the notebook bios and it doesnt have the advanced option. Thanks and sorry for my english, isn't my native language.


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A:How to increase dedicated graphics memory of G40-70

Hi gsegundo,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
This feature is somehow default on ideapads.
The feature is not visible in BIOS but set to allocate depending on the RAM or Memory value.
It may increase by increasing the RAM installed but that will only give so minimal increase.
Again this is not available thus the laptop Memory mapping is locked default allocation.
Hope this helps
Solid Cruver

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So I have a little issue. I started playing GTA V on PC today and I can not even play in 1920x1080 due to too low VRAM. I checked the graphics info on Windows and the Total available graphics memory is 4800mb. However, only 1024mb is in dedicated memory. It would be safe to increase to like 1070-1100mb, right? However, I can not find any settings to change this in my BIOS. I have a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard. Is there any way to change this? Would so want to change this. Btw, my GPU is an ATI Radeon HD 5850 and RAM is 8GB DDR3.

A:Increase Dedicated Graphics Memory

No, you can`t change it.

Not sure why you`re having problems with the game.

Maybe it`s time for a better card.


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hey guys...
im having an acer aspire 5740 laptop
which come with intel hd graphics and ati radeon hd 5650 1 gb graphics""
but after reformat when i updated my vga graphic adapter it is only showing intel hd graphics
when i open my screen resolution setting its shows"


A:dedicated graphics memory problem

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Hi, I would like to find out how much dedicated graphics/video memory I have and how much I have in total. If I'm not using all of it, how can I dedicate the rest of the memory so all of it is in use?

Thanks in advance,

A:How can I find out and set dedicated graphics memory?

Wow, I'm not even sure where to begin in correcting your misconceptions about what video memory is.

The OS will allocate video memory for several things, among them is the actual video display (the pixels shown on your screen). This memory is typically much smaller than the total amount of memory your card has, but that extra memory is used by programs (such as Aero, or 3D Games) to create textures, do compositing, or various other tasks. This is dedicated video memory and cannot be used for anything other than video GPU memory.

Ok, I lied, that's not entirely true. Some video chipsets (notably Intel) can share video memory with the host computer, and you can change the amount of memory is allocated to video rather than system memory. That memory must still be dedicated to video memory though, once you set it in the bios.

In any event, video memory is video memory. Your system will use what you have, and any extra goes unused if it's not needed.

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I would like to know how to increase the dedicated memory of my video card, is the intel graphics 3000 is with 32mb I have 8gb of ram and would like to increase the amount of dedicated memory to play csgo, I made a process by regedit and it did not work, Why bios do not have the option, can you help me?  

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