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Windows 7: Not enough dedicated video RAM


27 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Not enough dedicated video RAM

I would like to know if i can add some more dedicated video RAM to my graphics card.
If i can how would i do that?
My graphics card is Nvidia 7025 GeForce 630a.
Its dedicated video RAM is only 128 MB RAM.
I'm pretty sure thats not enough
Can anybody help?

P.S.:Anybody know some great games that doesn't need a a very good PC?


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27 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The only way you can do that is to allocate more system memory to the video in the bios, as that isn't a video card but integrated video. It all depends on whether the option is even present in the bios, sometimes not depending on whether the computer is custom/self built or from an OEM like Dell/HP/etc that like to hide settings like that.
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27 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
The only way you can do that is to allocate more system memory to the video in the bios, as that isn't a video card but integrated video. It all depends on whether the option is even present in the bios, sometimes not depending on whether the computer is custom/self built or from an OEM like Dell/HP/etc that like to hide settings like that.
Do i need to tell any special specs to make sure i can give my
graphics card some more dedicated video RAM?
Also i am kinda noob with pc's so do you know how i can get into my BIOS?
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27 Mar 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make and model of computer if a pre-built, or make and model of the motherboard is custom would help.
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27 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Make and model of computer if a pre-built, or make and model of the motherboard is custom would help.
I don't get it
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27 Mar 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did your computer come pre-assembled? If so, is it a Dell, HP, or some other make?

If it is custom built, what is the make and model of the motherboard?

If unsure the free version of this,

Speccy - Download

should tell you.
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27 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Did your computer come pre-assembled? If so, is it a Dell, HP, or some other make?

If it is custom built, what is the make and model of the motherboard?

If unsure the free version of this,

Speccy - Download

should tell you.
It says that the model of my motherboard is GeForce 7025.
It doesn't say what the make of my motherboard is.
I now by myself that its pre-assembled.
I don't know if its Dell or HP or something.
It doesn't say that either
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27 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Run dxdiag.exe and post a snip of the result.
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24 Apr 2012   #9

Windows Vista Home premium 32 bit
 
 

i would like to know if i can get more dedicated memory out of my integrated video card, i have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 nForce 430, i have a HP slimline s3700y desktop computer with an AMD anthlon(tm) 64 X2 dual core processor 5000+ 2.60GHz with 3 GB of RAM, the computer is pre assembled by HP, i would like to get more dedicated ram out of my video card
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24 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kapone86 View Post
i would like to know if i can get more dedicated memory out of my integrated video card, i have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 nForce 430, i have a HP slimline s3700y desktop computer with an AMD anthlon(tm) 64 X2 dual core processor 5000+ 2.60GHz with 3 GB of RAM, the computer is pre assembled by HP, i would like to get more dedicated ram out of my video card
I don't find a proper manual for download from HP for the s3700y.

Here's something a bit generic:

BIOS Setup Utility Information and Menu Options HP Pavilion Slimline s3700y Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You may be able to set the amount of RAM reserved for graphics in the Advanced menu in the BIOS setup. The specs on the machine suggest that you can take it up to 256MB:

HP Pavilion Slimline s3700y Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion Slimline s3700y Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I doubt that games that require more video RAM will run tolerably, though.

The machine has a PCI-E X16 graphics slot, so you could, in principle, add a discrete graphics card. It would have to be a low profile (half height) card, which limits things. However, you have a 160W power supply. That's below the minimum spec for all discrete graphics cards that I've seen.

Sorry about that.
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