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Windows 7: Dedicated video RAM

05 Mar 2013   #1
nickmiale

Windows 7 Intel core i5-2430M
 
 
Dedicated video RAM

I recently purchased SimCity and began to download it only to find out that the dedicated video RAM is only a 100 mb off from the minimum usage. Is there anyway to delete things so that I have the 100 mb? If not is there anything that i can do to add such as external graphics card?


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05 Mar 2013   #2
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

[QUOTE=nickmiale;2314308]I recently purchased SimCity and began to download it only to find out that the dedicated video RAM is only a 100 mb off from the minimum usage. Is there anyway to delete things so that I have the 100 mb? If not is there anything that i can do to add such as external graphics card?[/QUOTE]

im just your man! lol

first off dedicated video memory comes from the ram and usually is not as fast on onboard ram for the GPU. however it does help if your card is slow to start with. so just upgrading your ram will help.

you can do an external graphics card (eGPU) however its very complicated, a bit expansive, and need a lot of computer knowledge.

heres my build of mine that im still finishing up. still not 100%

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05 Mar 2013   #3
nickmiale

Windows 7 Intel core i5-2430M
 
 

I dont understand. Does that mean that there is no way to just delete anything so that the mb go up? im sorry I am not a computer wiz, im more like a noob. And you said upgrading? how do I do that?
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05 Mar 2013   #4
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nickmiale View Post
I dont understand. Does that mean that there is no way to just delete anything so that the mb go up? im sorry I am not a computer wiz, im more like a noob. And you said upgrading? how do I do that?
no you can not delete to get more. you are talking about video ram rite? not hard drive. and r u on a laptop or desktop
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05 Mar 2013   #5
nickmiale

Windows 7 Intel core i5-2430M
 
 

a laptop...I dont understand how there can be such little for it?
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05 Mar 2013   #6
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nickmiale View Post
a laptop...I dont understand how there can be such little for it?
just the way it was built. my internal only has 512mb.

your best bet is to upgrade your ram to like 6gb or so.
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05 Mar 2013   #7
nickmiale

Windows 7 Intel core i5-2430M
 
 

and how do I upgrade it?
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05 Mar 2013   #8
Quadrider10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nickmiale View Post
and how do I upgrade it?
ram? you have to take out what you have, find the model number, and order a higher amount. then just slip it in
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06 Mar 2013   #9
nickmiale

Windows 7 Intel core i5-2430M
 
 

If i was gonig to buy an external graphics card where can I purchase one? and what would be the cheapest one that I can purchase that would do the job?
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06 Mar 2013   #10
nickmiale

Windows 7 Intel core i5-2430M
 
 

I'm currently looking to purchase a new laptop...I was wondering how I can see what the dedicated video ram is on the laptops I am looking at. Can you tell by the overall amount of video memory on?

Im looking for one in the 600 to 700 dollar range and that is good for some gaming as well as work
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