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Windows 7: How to increase video memory

24 Nov 2010   #11
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
The only way is to by a card that has twice the memory of your current card. You cannot add memory to a video card.

That number you are looking at in the WEI (total video memory) is a combination of what is physically on the card, with the "shared" amount determined by the total amount of system ram and is not user configurable (explained in more detail in the link I posted previously).

He has explained this to you the only way around this is to anty up and purchase a more powerfull card and doing that will require a good amount of power in a psu if you don't have one that meet the recommended specs

Stormy has done a great job with his imformation i would follow this If money is tight then you will have to make due but if you can spend a little for a upgrade then you should be looking in that direction also adding 2 more gigs of ram wouldnt hurt even though you are running 32 bit and it would be 3.25 usable those two things would bring you up by a tremendous scale


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30 Sep 2012   #12
New11

 
 
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i read all this page but what i think the original question and also my question is NOT "how do i increase dedicated video ram?" the question is "how do i take RAM and add it to SHARED RAM?"

I have a 1gb dedicated HD directx 11 video card and my SHARED VIDEO RAM is capping at 4gb but i have 16gb of ram and i would like to increase the SHARED VIDEO RAM to 8gb so the system will still have 8gb of ram and my SHARED VIDEO RAM can also sit at 8gb i cant find a setting in windows or bios, also i do not have an integrated video card at all in my rig. Is there any software i can download or buy that will allow this 4gb cap on SHARED VIDEO RAM to be passed other than buying a 2-4gb graphics card?

also im wondering if a person had 32gb of ram would they still get stuck with this 4gb cap on SHARED VIDEO RAM? windows7x64sp1
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30 Sep 2012   #13
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Short of hacking Windows to change how the algorithm works for determining how it is calculated, no there is no way to change it. That and even if you could, there would be little to zero benefit from doing so.
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24 Oct 2012   #14
ashishdass1000

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geniulmalefic View Post
I have ATI Radeon HD 2400.On description it says I have a total video memory of 1023 MB,but is dedicated only 256,how can I increas it?
Thanks,here's a pic.

How To Increase Your Dedicated Graphics Memory - YouTube

1.Press "Del" or "F2" or "F10" on your keyboard to enter BIOS.

2.Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, navigate to the "Advanced Chipset Features" or some similar name , and press "Enter."

3.Navigate to "VGA Share Memory Size" or some similar option and press "Enter." Increase the video memory size by setting it to the maximum available value (for example, 512MB), and press "Enter."

4.find the option save & exit (f10) &press enter

5.Please Comment, Like, Share, And Enjoy
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17 Jun 2013   #15
superjeepboy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Im having the same problem but with 32bit AMD Athlon X2. Someone help me!!!!!
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18 Jun 2013   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

You will only be lowering your usable memory by doing this.

As everyone has stated, get a new card with more memory on it, at least 2 GBs.
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19 Jun 2013   #17
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by superjeepboy View Post
Im having the same problem but with 32bit AMD Athlon X2. Someone help me!!!!!
According to your System Specs, you have an Nvidia GeForce video card. This hack only applies to the situation where you have on-board memory (NOT a video card) and the BIOS provides an option to set the amount of system memory dedicated to video.
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07 Jul 2013   #18
xdmelasxx

windoes 7, 64 bith
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
The only way is to by a card that has twice the memory of your current card. You cannot add memory to a video card.

That number you are looking at in the WEI (total video memory) is a combination of what is physically on the card, with the "shared" amount determined by the total amount of system ram and is not user configurable (explained in more detail in the link I posted previously).

I have a notebook, I can change it buying another video card? or not? D:
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08 Jul 2013   #19
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Anyone with an Athlon X2 CPU is going to be struggling these days, that is obsolete CPU, I know, it's 2 PC's back for me and still working, but XP on it, definitely not up for gaming rig/7, would be like trying to win the Kentucky Derby on a Donkey.
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