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Windows 7: How to increase video memory

24 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
How to increase video memory

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.




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24 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Go into your BIOS and check for 'dedicated video memory'
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24 Nov 2010   #3
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
memory

All my card is dedicated to graphics (1Gb)

Do your Bios support Full ram usage for 64bit??

What make are your Bios??

A Bios update did it for me,went from installed memory 3.25gb to 4gb so system didnt chew up ram

I have a question for you??

How did you get shared system memory so low??


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24 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gaz View Post
How did you get shared system memory so low??
Because he only has 2 GB of memory according to his specs, and that number is set by Windows dynamically based on the amount of system ram,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

And to answer the original question, no you cannot increase the amount or memory on a video card. That can only be done with onboard video, and even then it and/or the bios has to support being able to allocate more system memory to graphics (not possible with most of Intel's latest graphics solutions as they have a fixed dedicated amount, and increases dynamically based on graphics need/usage).
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24 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Go into your BIOS and check for 'dedicated video memory'
exactelly wehere?
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24 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I had to double check mine after seeing this thread but im pretty good I just need that ssd and that wei would be higher

Poor me bottle necked by a hhd


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24 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
I had to double check mine after seeing this thread but im pretty good I just need that ssd and that wei would be higher

Poor me bottle necked by a hhd
Ok,so...how do I double my video memory without risks.
step by step please!
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24 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Me double checking was just simply making sure the bios didn't have the dedicated feature on

Also since my card is a much more powerfull card it has no use for that

I saw you have a issue with yours and the memory is really low did you check you're pci e set up ?

basicly im saying exactly what the previous responses were just turn that feature off you should gain something if anything Disable it
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24 Nov 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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).
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24 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

[QUOTE=Solarstarshines;1095262]Me double checking was just simply making sure the bios didn't have the dedicated feature on

Also since my card is a much more powerfull card it has no use for that

I saw you have a issue with yours and the memory is really low did you check you're pci e set up ?

basicly im saying exactly what the previous responses were just turn that feature off you should gain something if anything Disable it[/QUOTE
]How should I do that?
What menu should I acces?
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