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Windows 7: Can I increase dedicated video RAM to play this game?

14 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Can I increase dedicated video RAM to play this game?

I want to play Age of Mythology Extended Edition on my HP Elitebook 2730p laptop. When I use systemrequirementslab.com to figure out if my laptop can handle it, it says this:

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Video Card Minimum: DirectX 10 (Intel Integrated HD Graphics 3000, ATI Radeon X1950, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT) You Have: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family Upgrade Suggested
Click here for the latest Video Card drivers.
Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card

....................................Required............You Have
Pixel Shader version ...... 4.0................. 4.0
Vertex Shader version ... 4.0................. 4.0
Dedicated Video RAM ..... 256 MB........... 64 MB
Supposedly the only issue would be the dedicated video RAM. Can this be increased without buying a new graphics card? If you need more information please let me know.

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14 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I dont believe dedicated video ram can be upgraded without putting a different card in; as dedicated video ram is just that; dedicated to graphics.
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14 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

In other posts when I searched people mentioned changing it in BIOS. Is it still true that that's possible? Since reading some of those, my question has changed a bit to: can I change that with my particular computer, and if so, how? I've never messed with BIOS before and only vaguely know what it is.

Also, how much of a difference does it really make? I've played several similar games on this otherwise that run fine.
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14 May 2014   #4

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Don't go messing with your system memory. Of course, it would help if we knew how much RAM you had installed to start with. Please fill in your system specs.
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14 May 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have 4g of installed memory.
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15 May 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

You cannot increase dedicated memory.

dedicated memory is memory that the gpu itself has.

youre getting things confused with shared memory.
laptops with shared memory often have settings im the bios to increase the amount that can be shared.
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15 May 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Okay, thanks, everyone.

Do you think the game would be unplayable if I got it anyway?
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16 May 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You'd be able to run it, but it'll be unplayable
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