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Windows 7: How to maximize graphic memory in use

01 Mar 2013   #1

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
How to maximize graphic memory in use


My maximum graphics available is 3828 mb and my minimum available graphics is 64mb. when i play games like league of legends or crysis it says that the memory in use it around 114-117. I felt that crysis would requre more graphics. is there any way in which i can boost or increase my graphics.

Its a Ati Radeon graphic card with intel Hd Graphics 4000.
Processor - intel i7 3rd gen
ram - 6 Gb

I feel that my laptop is quite capable of playing some good games. Tell me if i am wrong because im not very good with computers

My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Mar 2013   #2

windows 7 home basic 64 bit

hey guys..

would really appreciate some help
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03 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8 Pro x64

Your system and my system specs are very similar, even I had the same problem before.
Download the AMD catalyst control center from Here.
If you right click on the desktop and you find two options named 'Graphics Properties' and 'Switchable graphics' (Both with a small red logo) then ignore the download.

1.Right click on desktop and click on 'Graphics Properties'.
2.and then then click on PowerPlay.

then you will get this window

3.Check the checkbox 'Enable PowerPlay'
4.Below the 'Enable PowerPlay option' you can see 'Plugged in:' and 'Battery:', Set both of them on Maximize Performance if you don't want games to be lagging. If you are concerned about the battery then you can set "Battery:' to 'Maximize Battery life' and 'Plugged in:' to 'Maximize Performance'
5. Close the Catalyst control center and then right click on desktop and click on switchable graphics.There you can see the recently played games and beside that a yellow colored box saying 'Not Assigned'.
Click on it and it will change to Red color box saying 'High Performance'.
Click again and it will change to green color box saying 'Power saving'
You can see a screenshot of it below

Actually in Switchable Graphics 'Power saving' means it is using Intel HD Graphics 4000.
and 'High Performance' means it is using ATI Radeon 7670M Graphic card.
If it is in 'Not Assigned' mode then it is using Intel HD Graphics 4000.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Mar 2013   #4

windows 7 home basic 64 bit

I had done the same thing. but it still i get only 114-120 mb of graphic in use. well i dont know if crysis and league of legends just require that much. Maybe i should play some games with higher graphics to really see the case.

Thank you for your time
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