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Windows 7: Not enough dedicated video RAM, how to acces & change bios

16 Jan 2013   #11
AndrewJohnson

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok i made some pictures with my phone.

This is what i get when i interrupt that proces:




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16 Jan 2013   #12
AndrewJohnson

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

And


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16 Jan 2013   #13
AndrewJohnson

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok, maybe..


I heard that windows 7 can share ram with vram. Q1: Is it true? Q2: How can it be done?

thanks in advance,

i'm really trying to figure it out :S
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17 Jan 2013   #14
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Look under "Display" or "Memory" in the BIOS settings and see if you can't find something called Memory Share or VGA Share Memory.
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17 Jan 2013   #15
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can't adjust the video ram amount on that system since it's all about shared memory, i.e the Intel GMA has no dedicated memory at all, it will 'borrow' memory (32-1696MB) from the RAM. Pretty awful for any form of gaming/intensive 3D Apps.
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17 Jan 2013   #16
AndrewJohnson

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Look under "Display" or "Memory" in the BIOS settings and see if you can't find something called Memory Share or VGA Share Memory.
Under "Display" there was only an option to change the startup LOGO

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Under "Memory" there was no such thing. Only enabled and disabled options for using VRAM ( i enabled it)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
You can't adjust the video ram amount on that system since it's all about shared memory, i.e the Intel GMA has no dedicated memory at all, it will 'borrow' memory (32-1696MB) from the RAM. Pretty awful for any form of gaming/intensive 3D Apps.
Yes i found that under "Intel (R) HD Graphics" (see picture)

So if it borrows, why cant it borrow more than 64MB for dedicated memory ?


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17 Jan 2013   #17
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Dedicated memory falls under the umbrella of Hardware Reserved, which in this case is a portion of RAM that the BIOS has allocated to the graphics for its exclusive use. This amount may, or may not, be able to be changed if the BIOS permits. If this option isn't there, then you're stuck with the default. Shared memory, and this depends on the amount of memory in your system, is dynamically assigned as and when required. However, as more memory is assigned to the graphics, it means that less is available for other uses and the reliance on the paging file will increase, together with a general slowing down of your machine.

Unfortunately, there isn't a great deal you can do. Laptops just simply are not designed for heavy graphics applications such as games; rather they are intended as business/office type machines where there is less graphics demand. That is not to say that they won't run games; they will, but it won't be as smooth as on a desktop.
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