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Q: how to utilize dedicated graphics memory

Basically, I use two types of programs day to day:1. dB software (Zoot)2. Photo software: Lightroom & Photoshop On this machine there are 2gig dedicated graphics What I'd like to know is the best way to use it. How can I prevent a program (ex my dB prgram) from using it? How do I instruct my graphics heavy programs to use it? Does it switch in & out when I swtich between programs (Ex Lightroom vs Photoshop0 This is the first system I've owned with dedicated graphics so I'm not sure how to make use of this option. Thank you very much. Jan RifkinsonRidgefield CT USA

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A: how to utilize dedicated graphics memory

Hi,The dedicated graphic chip gets automatically assigned depending on whether program is graphic intensive oneYou can also manuall?y do it, please read Setting the graphics processor for one software program or game section in this HP document if your laptop came with NVIDIA dedicated graphic system: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03519217RegardsVisruth

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Hey there,
I have a Dell XPS 15 9560, which has a dedicated graphics card. Currently I have a dell docking station that utilizes DisplayLink, and therefore I cannot use my graphics cards when the dock is connected.
Does anyone know of any USB C or Thunderbolt 3 docking stations that would allow me to utilize my GPU?

A:Utilize dedicated XPS 15 GPU when using docking station

The WD15 and the TB16 would allow you to use the dGPU since both tap into the GPU outputs actually wired to the USB-C/Thunderbolt port on your system rather than using DisplayLink compression/decompression.  The WD15 uses USB-C whereas the TB16 uses Thunderbolt 3, but the XPS 15 9560 supports both, so the main functional difference between the docks is the display configurations they support.  The TB16's use of Thunderbolt means it gets quadruple the display bandwidth out of the host system compared to the WD15, which is why the TB16 can handle up to dual 4K displays and even some triple-display configurations, whereas the WD15 can only handle dual 1080p or a single 1600p display (or 4K but only at 30 Hz).  The TB16 also has an extra DisplayPort output for convenience.The inability of the dGPU in systems like the XPS 15 (and the overwhelming majority of modern laptops) to accelerate DisplayLink-attached displays is actually a Windows limitation.  There are discussions about this over on the DisplayLink forums.  Basically, in almost all modern laptops, the dGPU is not physically wired to any display outputs; instead, it acts as a render-only device that passes completed frames to the Intel GPU, which IS wired to the display outputs.  The Precision 7000 Series models have BIOS options that allow the dGPU to take direct control of the display outputs, which is necessary for certain functionality that Intel GPUs don't support (5K displays, VR... Read more

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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!
 

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Hello,

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
4GB DDR3 MEMORY
640GB HDD

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 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,
Jaidyn

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'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 :

System
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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

Storage
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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

Graphics
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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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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.

http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=0

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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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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
Regards
Solid Cruver





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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"
TOTAL AVAILABLE GRAPHIC MEMORY :- 1274
DEDICATED VIDEO MEMORY :- 128 MB

PLZ HELP ME GUYS........
 

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I have found that any Vista or W7 machine that has a "0" value indicated in the Dedicated System Memory fails to run my apps. So there is no easy way to change this value? i dont expect a user to change a bios setting.

A:Dedicated system memory for graphics card as zero?

Dedicated system memory is what the CARD gives to the PC. So if you have an app taking most of your ram, the card will give it its own DEDICATED system memory. But your pc has dedicated GRAPHICS that is for aero and gaming. So if you have 1GB= 1024 MB and 64MB DEDICATED SYSTEM MEMORY, your COMPUTER can use 1088MB TOTAL for APPS.

hope this helps.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2930 @ 1.83GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8078 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 372 GB (62 GB Free); D: 537 GB (225 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X751MA
Not sure if this is the right place to post his, but i cant allocate memory in bios towards my graphics card. its the only way i can think off to eek a little more out of my laptop. can you help? if not with this, then other ways to get more fps?
 

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Hey :). I'm coming from a Lenovo machine (which I returned due to build defects).
In the Lenovo BIOS, one could increase the dedicated graphics memory. XPS 13 stays at 128, with more available as "shared". Will this affect performance? How can one increase the dedicated memory on XPS 13? For Lenovo it was possible and it was also Skylake.

A:Increase HD graphics dedicated memory for Skylake

There is no way -- the 128 M is the Z-buffer - not the dedicated video memory (there in fact NO dedicated video memory - it's all system RAM).  The driver will allocate as much system RAM as needed up to the maximum allowed by the total RAM in the system - there is no way to manually allocate it.

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I just bought an used W540, 20BG0014US. I am confused about the graphics. There are two display adapters shown in the Device Manager. But they are actually one thing? And there are only 64MB dedicated memory and all others are shared and up to 2GB in total. That's why its Windows Experience Index for Graphics is only 5.3 and lower than my old W510 which is 6.4. Is this right? or my used W540 needs some configrations? 

A:W540 graphics only has 64MB dedicated memory?

Good day.
 
Your W540 has dual graphics: the HD4600 is integrated into the CPU/chipset system, while the nVidia is technically discrete.
 
Here's the factory config of the MTM you provided:
i7-4800MQ (3.70 GHz), 8GB RAM, 256GB Solid State Drive, 15.6in 1926x1080 LCD, NVIDIA N15P-Q1, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abgn wireless, Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, Camera, 9c Li-Ion, Win 7 Pro 64
 
In every case I've seen, Intel HD integrated graphics have 64MB of dedicated VRAM, and then a quantity of shared RAM is allocated as needed, and managed by the system. Searching on: NVIDIA N15P-Q1, I see references to 2GB of dedicated VRAM.
 
The reason, I believe, that you may see lower WEI scores on the W540 is that it may default to HD graphics for the benchmark. I don't know if it's possible to force the benchmark to use the dGPU. I'll leave that to more knowledgable members.
 
Hope this helps a bit.
Regards.

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how to change the dedicated system memory for my graphics. i hav copied my windows experience page and i have highlighted the value i refer to thanks

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 7.1
Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.1
Graphics ATI FireGL V7200 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) 5.9
Gaming graphics 3067 MB Total available graphics memory 5.8
Primary hard disk 139GB Free (233GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Ultimate

System
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Manufacturer OEM
Model OEM
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 1863 GB
Disk partition (C) 139 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Disk partition (D) 100 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Media drive (E) CD/DVD
Disk partition (F) 347 GB Free (466 GB Total)
Disk partition (G) 310 GB Free (466 GB Total)
Disk partition (H) 67 GB Free (466 GB Total)

Graphics
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Display adapter type ATI FireGL V7200 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Total available graphics memory 3067 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
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A:how to change the dedicated system memory for my graphics

b666, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The short and simple answer is you don't. That and you wouldn't want to as despite the speed of system ram, it is still slower than what is on the video card. The 256 MB on the card is all you get, and the only way to increase it is to buy a card with more on it.

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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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I don't know a whole lot about dealing with stuff like this so any help would be very appreciated. For my graphics card, it says it is an Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family. I know it has 64 MB dedicated to it and I'm not sure if I can increase that or if I have to buy a graphics card. As I said, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Can I increase the memory dedicated to my graphics card?

only way to increase dedicated graphics memory is to buy a graphics card with more memory

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Hello,

I have bought a Lenovo 3000 G530 4446 Laptop:


The man told me it is a 256MB graphics card (Onboard)..

But i have been wondering until now and have not yet made sure what graphic card it is can you please tell me?

What i see in the Advanced Settings in Windows about the adapter is this:


Can you tell me what is: Total Available Graphics Memory - Dedicated Video Memory - System Video Memory - Shared system Memory??

Is the Dedicated Video Memory the value of the graphics card itself?? 32MB??

Please give me a constant answer.....

Thanks.
 

A:Help with my Graphics card and Dedicated Video Memory,please!

Dedicated is just what it sounds like. I think of it as a "minimum," amount of video memory. The shared memory is basically what the rest of your unused pc ram will let you use.

In turn, he kind of lied, but not really. Or maybe he didnt know(giving the benefit of the doubt).
 

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I recently installed Vista Business on my laptop and am now getting error messages when I try to play games. Games that initially worked on XP Pro are now giving me error message when I boot them saying that I only have 32 mb of dedicated graphics memory. However, my graphics card Nvidia Geforce Go 6200) is supposed to have 128 mb of dedicated memory. I am wondering why my video card no longer has the same amount of RAM dedicated to it, and how I might be able to fix the problem. All of the drivers have been updated with no success. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Hi
I am upgrading the memory to 2GB from 1GB, could someone please tell me whether I can change the Dedicated system memory from 64MB to 128 MB or just leave it as it is. I have attached the current info.

A:Dedicated system memory for graphics card

Hello Brummy,

Since it appears to be a integrated graphics chip, then you may be able to adjust how much dedicated system memory you want to use in BIOS for it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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please help me dear
 
model laptop flex2 -15"
 
thank you  thank you  help me








Total Available Graphics Memory: 1696 MBDedicated Video Memory:64MBSystem Video Memory: 0 MBShared System Memory: 1632MB??
 
 
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Sorry this isn't exactly about graphics cards.

I can't seem to increase my dedicated video memory for integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600, even though I have put it up to 1024MB (1GB) in my BIOS. My Total Available Graphics Memory is 7786MB, and my Shared System Memory is 7658MB. However, no matter how much I change it in the BIOS, my Dedicated Video Memory (DVM) is always stuck at 128M. Is this a integrated graphics thing or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Intel HD Graphics 4600 Dedicated Video Memory

It uses more ram when it needs it, no need to have it dedicated .
from Intel
"Since there is no performance advantage to "reserve" a lot of system memory for graphics at boot and thus making it unusable for common applications such as Excel, Photoshop, etc., Microsoft requires that Intel graphics dynamically allocates memory system only when needed - without holding a bunch of memory as "dedicated". What Windows is calling dedicated 32MB is actually only a small amount of system memory to graphics drivers reserves at the start of internal bookkeeping"

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when i run windows experience index it says the ati radeon hd 6370 has 512mb of dedicated memory..is this true? i thought it was 1 gb
or does it come in 512mb and 1 gb variants?

A:amount of dedicated graphics memory on the ati radeon hd 6370?

Best thing to do is download GPU-z here - Downloads | techPowerUp

Then open it, and have a look, similar to my screenshot. Mine has 3GB though.

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Hello Lenovo Community!I have a question about what can i do in order to increase my  shared dedicated video memory on the Integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 chipset. As i know, it should be possible to do this.i would really like to have at least 256 MB and try some games on my new laptop. But sadly, it freezes and runs very bad even on medium-lower i graphics games like World of Warcraft.(20 fps). I searched on the internet, but eventualy i was  sent here, to my manufacturer's community. I'd really like your help, if this is possible. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

A:Increase dedicated graphics memory on my Lenovo 710 11IKB

Welcome to the CommunityAs there isn't an option in the BIOS Setup to change the amount of video RAM, I don't see another official way except of the installation of Intel generic graphics drivers for this adapter. Usually laptop manufacturers restrict the feature you need in the customized graphics drivers while Intel allows that for some graphics adapters in its generic drivers. But there isn't a guarantee these drivers are capable to install on certain OEM graphics adapter.

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In order to get my Qosmio F750 ready to run some games, I have updated all of the drivers on via the toshiba website and NVIDIA website while also downloading the relevant software. This includes updating the BIOS to version 2.00.

According to the [laptop specifications given on the Toshiba website|http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products/computers/qosmio/f750/pqf75a-02y00q/specifications],

I should have the following allocation of memory to the graphics:
"4095MB Total: 2048MB dedicated memory + 2047MB shared memory"

When I go to check the Performance Information and Tools window, I get shown the following information:

Graphics
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Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Total available graphics memory: 1696 MB
Dedicated graphics memory: 64 MB
Dedicated system memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1632 MB
Display adapter driver version: 9.18.13.1422
Primary monitor resolution: 1366x768
DirectX version: DirectX 10

Of course, when I look carefully at the laptop specifications, I realize that the current graphics memory allocation corresponds to the Power Saving Mode i.e. graphics allocation when running on battery power

Normally this would be fine, however, I do not see any change in the info displayed even when I am running on AC power.
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A:Qosmio F750 - How to change dedicated graphics memory to 2GB...

Hi

This is controlled automatically by graphic card driver.
If the application which is running would require more RAM (i.e game), the graphic card would control this value and would add a part of the main memory to the graphic card memory.

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I want to know how to increase dedicated video memory on an Intel (R ) HD Graphics. I have a Compaq 18-4021la In the box it says that I can increase the memory up to 512 MB of ??VRAM, but i dont know how do it.

A:Increase dedicated video memory on an Intel (R ) HD Graphics...

EmilianoRV8 wrote:.....  In the box it says that I can increase the memory up to 512 MB of ??VRAM, but i dont know how do it.Hi, Are you sure ? You don't have to do anything. System will work this out for you and it will use available system RAM (memory) to assign/allocate for  Intel (R ) HD Graphics up to max limit. Your machine specs says: Discrete graphics not supported in this system Source:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/Compaq-18-All-in-One-Desktop-PC-series/6528368/model/6529361/doc... Regards.

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This is my WEI for my graphics card.

Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Total available graphics memory 2303 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1791 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.15.11.9038
Primary monitor resolution 1280x800
DirectX version DirectX 10


Can I change the amount of dedicated system memory?

A:Increase dedicated system memory for graphics card?

No, not without a new graphics card.

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How can i increase the dedicated video memory from 64 to 512 ? 

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I want to upgrade to an XFX RX 460 (RX460P4DDGR). The minimum requirement of "System Memory", is 4gb. I understand that System Memory, and Installed Memory, are two different things... and it would appear that the PCIe/Display Adapter has at least 2gb (possibly 3gb), but I don't know exactly how much.
I have read that you need to access the BIOS/Chipset Menu in order to make the necessary changes, but I am not clear on how to do so. I have tried a variety of the "F" keys prior to "full Boot", but I am only \able to access "Boot/Boot Related" Menus... nothing that pertains to "Advanced Features". 
I have also read, that Dell has a few tricks that need to be performed, instead of the "Usual "F" Nonsense"... but I have not had any luck. I am currently using the following system:
Dell XPS 8300
Intel i5 2320 CPU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS (Fresh Install)
AMD/XFX Radeon HD 6770 1gb GDDR5
Toshiba/OCZ Trion 960gb SSD
16gb PNY XLR8 DDR3 (Installed)

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Hello, i am using ThinkPad x201. dedicated memory for intel graphics is showing 64mb and this is very low. it allows up to 1696mb. in BIOS there is no option for Graphics. even in Intel driver too. How can i increase graphics memory capacity?





ThinkPad X201 3680-AD6 / Intel Core i5 M560 2.67Ghz / DDR3 8GB / Intel SSD 730 Series 240GB / 12.1 WXGA 1280x800p / Dual boot Win10 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit / X200 Ultrabase / ThinkVision LT2252p

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we have a new 64bit tower PC which came with 8GB memory, but we had to install a 32bit version of Windows Seven. Does that limit the amount of memory available to beneath the 4GB ceiling please?

A:can I utilize all memory?

Yes. A 32 bit OS can only address slightly less than 4GB.

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I wanted to test the intergrated graphics power and compare it to my 7950. So I plugged my HDMI cord from my dedicated card into the motherboard itsself. I shut down my computer and left for a couple hours. I come back wanting to play some games, so I plug the HDMI cord back into the GPU and it does not work. There is no option to turn intergrated video off in the BIOs. And when I went to devices all was there was HD 4000. The funny thing is that my GPU is still on, yet win7 doesn't seem to recognize it. Worst case scenario I'm going to have to reinstall Win7. Any help would be so greatly appreciated. I have also tried to install AMD drivers to no avail.


Tl:dr GPU won't work because Intergrated graphics has taken over.


7950
Intel 3570k
MSI Military edition Motherboard

A:Tested intergrated graphics: Now I can't utilize my GPU.

I had a very similar problem when I just got a new 7970 the other day. I was using intergrated graphics before installing it.

I fitted it and it powered up but would not give out a signal to the monitor and was not recognised in windows.

I did a little searching on the web and someone suggested resetting the bios (clearing the CMOS) of the motherboard.

I did it and it worked first time. I put all my settings back to how I wanted them in the bios and its worked perfect since.
Paul.

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I have a Dell Sudio 1537 laptop that had 3g of ram and running win7 home premium. I changed out the 1g memory chip to a 4g memory chip for a total of 6g of ram. The computer recomizes the 6g of ram but is only utilizing 2.93g of it. I upgraded to win7 professional and it still is only utilizing the 2.93g of ram. Both OS's are 32 bit. Is there a way to either upgrade to 64 bit win7 profrssional or get the computer to use all 6g of ram using the current 32 bit OS? Thanks.

Mark

A:how to utilize all the installed memory

In a word no. Windows 7 32 bit will only use up to 4 gb of RAM, no matter how much RAM is installed. Although most people get annoyed that the amount of RAM may only show 3 gb being used when there is more installed, some of the RAM is used for not shown processes.
Installing Windows 7 64 bit will utilise your 6 gb of RAM, but you will have to do a full reinstall of Windows, you cannot upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.

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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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Hi Guys,

So I have a 64bit laptop with 16gb ram running 7 ultimate 64bit.

If I have a few programs open my computer starts to grind to a halt when it hits 3.5-4gb ram being used.

I have only ever seen it hit around 6-7GB when I was doing MASSIVE stuff in Excel. If I have other applications that need more memory, they grind to a halt.

Why cant my system seem to utilize the full 16gb memory?

any ideas?

thanks

Mike

A:64Bit OS wont utilize my 16GB memory.

Post a screenshot of Resource Monitor showing the Memory tab.

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I recently upgraded my memory to 18 gigabytes. With chrome running about a half a dozen windows it will use about 6 gigabytes. since I have plenty of memory leftover is there a way to configure windows so it will use as much memory as possible perhaps even direct some of the memory to the video cards?

My Rig

Windows 7 Pro/Core i7 920
Asus P6T Deluxe V2/2 @ ATI Radeon HD 4770 Video Cards/12GB Crucial &
6GB OCZ Gold @ DDR3 1600/Intel X25-M 80GB SSD HD

A:how to configure windows 7 Pro to utilize maximum memory

As I understand it, you want Windows to use "as much memory as possible", rather than whatever it wants.

Post a screen shot of the memory tab of Resource Monitor and the performance tab of Task Manager.

If you want to use more memory, you could always open more Chrome Windows. Or remove the unused memory, so that your RAM usage is closer to 100% of the available--up from about 33%.

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Display Devices
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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)

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System Information
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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

said:

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 wit... Read more

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

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Hi!
I am Techsavy8 from India.

Now I would like to know the basic difference in terms of performance for an onboard graphics card and a dedicated graphics card for a Laptop.

What could be a major difference?
Also, for Onboard graphics, it is said on all the branded website that the size of it is upto 384MB shared.

So, say for instance, if I go for a dedicated graphics card for a new laptop which I am planning to purchase and the size of this dedicated graphic card is 256MB or 128MB and Onboard graphic card on the other hand provides 384 MB shared memory, therefore the question is that how could that external graphics card sizing 256 MB deliver better performance as compared to Onbard graphics which sizes 384 MB shared?

Also, how are the new laptops launched by HP in India in terms of performance, mobility & stability?
The Laptop which I am looking for falls under 6700 series and is a business series laptop.
Waiting eagerly for a reply...

Techsavy8
 

A:Solved: Difference Between Onboard Graphics a Dedicated Graphics Card

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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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i want to buy a graphics card for my pc but lots od people say that if your dedicated graphics is more power full than your apu graphics it will bottleneck your pc -1-is this true or -2-if it is would you recomend a graphics card to me thank you-dipdapslap

A:intergrated apu graphics + dedicated graphics=?

Hello dipdap mate personally I prefer NVidia as I had no end of problems and issues with AMD stuff.

Now I am of the opinion that a plug in GPU is better than on board stuff which is usually ok these days for day to day stuff. Now this brings me to what do you intend to do graphically with your machine??

As for bottle necking unless I have it terribly wrong plugging in a card disconnects the motherboard graphics so in effect it would be in theory impossible to run both at once.

It also depends on your budget but generally speaking out where I am this would cost you $179 GeForce GTX 750 Ti which is reasonably good for general use and light gaming to $429 for this ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Turbo 4GB - I like Asus stuff as you may have guessed and I use the Asus GTX 650Ti in both my desktops.

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My GPU is broken, I'm going from a 8500GT to a GTX260, and therefore the crappy winpower PSU in my computer isn't going to cut it. I'm aware that a good solid 600w PSU should do the job, but quite frankly I'm not paying £50 for a PSU. No way.

Is there any good reason I can't use something like this:
http://www.hardwarehounds.com/techspotlight/powerexpress.shtml

Seems logical because it's future proof etc etc. So it's only £20ish.

Also, another thing. Cheap PSUs etc are overrated by their manufacturers, but if you took say a 700w cheap PSU and made that dedicated for the GPU, the GPU is never going to take more than 200w anyway (less than what my computer is using with the 700w winpower in my machine). Is there a reason I can't just buy a cheap one and make that dedicated for graphics? How can it break/explode if it works fine on my 300w+ computer and I swap it into a 200w card?
 

A:Dedicated PSU for graphics

You mean besides that your Winpower could fry your entire system and cost you far more than $50?

Never used that Thermal take, but my main question is where would you put it? Do you keep your system on a test bench or in a case, as there are no mounting places for that in a typical case.

How much is that dedicated PSU? I would just buy a decent regular PSU and save yourself time, energy and a fried PC.
 

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Is there any way to disable the dedicated amd radeon r5 m330 graphics in my laptop as i was planning to install an external graphics card through the mini PCI-E express slot while removing the wifi module.

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Do I have to have a dedicated graphics card to record video?

My device manager / sound, video, game controller / legacy video capture devices, shows no 'properties' , and Windows Movie Maker has 'audio only' for the record option... What's up?

Thanks
 

A:dedicated graphics card?

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I wanna buy a new laptop mostly for graphic work/gaming and im almost sure that i want the HP DV5-100 model. I've red that it has Nvidia GF9600 512mb dedicated graphics card which is what i need, however elsewhere i found its specifications which says that this laptop doesnt have dedicated graphics... Would you tell me if GF9600 actually is a dedicated graphics card or not? Im not very keen on computers and am a bit confused.

Thanks a lot!
 

A:Is it a dedicated graphics card?

It seems it doesn't have 9600GT. Instead, I read it has GeForce Go 7400

For example here.. Nevermind, just assumed after finding 3 times the same specs...
 

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Hello everyone. I own the Lenovo Z50-75 and I would like to know if it's possible to use only the dedicated graphics card for gaming on this laptop. First of all, my system specs are:
 
CPU: AMD FX-7500 @2.1GHz
RAM: 6GB (5GB in use)
GPU: Radeon R7 (integrated; shares 1GB with RAM), Radeon R7 M260DX (dedicated with 2GB VRAM)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
I know this laptop comes with the AMD's "Dual Graphics" feature. The problem is that most games don't work well with this setting (I had problems in many games with Dual Graphics enabled, such as screen flickering). Therefore I would like to use only the dedicated card, but no matter what I try, it seems impossible to get it working seperately from the integrated card.
 
I monitor the GPU load using GPU-Z, and the only way I could get the dedicated graphics card to show activity was when I enabled dual graphics with "AFR Friendly mode". Without Dual Graphics, it never turns on! But it is supposed to turn on when I set the power plan on "High performance", right?
 
What I've tried so far: 
 
1. Disabled Dual Graphics and set every possible setting on High Performance (under power plan and CCC). The integrated card was used instead of the dedicated.
 
2. Enabled Dual Graphics, but set the game profile (in CCC) not to use Dual Graphics. No luck.
 
3. Plugged the laptop on an external HDMI monitor to see if the dedicated graphics card is enabled. Didn't... Read more

A:How to use the dedicated graphics card on Z50-75

Your point 1 should work for using the dedicated GPU.
From what I read, "Dual Graphics" from AMD is not a good working feature at the moment. You should do Point 1 (you mentioned).
 
Also, switch to Windows 8.1
Apply GPU updates.
Apply BIOS updates (if any).
Play a game and make sure you connected to AC power.
 
Try older AMD drivers, if the latest one gives problems.
 

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