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Windows 7: Integrated graphics help !

20 Jan 2011   #1
daredevils

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 
Integrated graphics help !

Hey !

I have integrated graphics (Intel HD graphics) on my lappy . It says it can use upto a total memory of 1696mb approximately . I have core i3 370M processor and a memory of 4gb .

If my lappy can use memory upto 1696 mb , I can play all most all high end graphics games smoothly . But it is not happening . NFS HP3 is not running smoothly !
And games like GTA 4 aren't running .


What should I do in order to increase my gaming performance ?
Will it works upgrading my ram to 8 gb ?


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20 Jan 2011   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just because the integrated graphics has up to 1696 MB of shared RAM available, it doesn't overcome the fact that they are integrated graphics, which by virtue are not good performers at all when it comes to gaming. Unfortunately in your case, if it only has the Intel HD Graphics, there's not really going to be anything you can do to improve graphics performance with software. Your best bet would be to get an external graphics card for your laptop such as MSI’s external graphics card promises vastly improved graphics for laptops wanting a little more…. Don't know if they're selling it yet but if they are, then this would definitely help you with games.
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20 Jan 2011   #3
daredevils

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

@ Darician Thanks for your help . I too heard of that MSI's external graphics card..... and now I am on it .
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21 Jan 2011   #4
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

Mine can use up to 2GB I think, but it's not only the size that matters, but the speed, bus width, etc. Also it depends on how fast your RAM is. Use GPU-Z (Google it) and see the details of your GPU -- the program explains you everything.
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21 Jan 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can stuff all the ram into it you want and sorry to say, it won't make a lick of difference. Despite the smoke and sunshine Intel likes to spread about how good their integrated graphics are, they just are not any good for gaming. This is the same as the one integrated into your i3 370M,

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD - Notebookcheck.net Tech

Unfortunately gaming and laptops for the most part just don't mix unless you are willing to pay extra when you get one, to get one that does have a GPU in it that is capable.
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21 Jan 2011   #6
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

People should know that IGPs or AMD APUs, or Intel GMAs aren't made for games. Sure, they handle 800x600 at medium and up to 1024x768 at low settings, but they are mostly made for not-that-intensive tasks ... only Blu-Ray (Full) HD.
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