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Windows 7: How to increase RAM for ATI Radeon HD 4200?


14 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
How to increase RAM for ATI Radeon HD 4200?

Hello, SevenForums.
I was recently working with Adobe Illustrator (rendering 3d) when it told me that there was not enough Graphics Memory available (I have an IGP w/ 256 mb of RAM allocated to it). I have tried to increase it in the BIOS, to no avail, as there was not an option.
So, the question is: How can I increase the amount of RAM dedicated to my IGP?
Here are the specs of my comp:
OS: Win 7 Ultimate
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 810
GPU (Integrated Graphics): ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 mb of allocated system RAM.
RAM: 8 GB
BIOS Version: America Megatrends Inc. 5.03, 9/11/2009
SMBIOS Version: 2.6
This is a Desktop running CS3 w/ a 300w PSU. I'm not in the position to swap it out.
Thanks in advance!

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14 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Pal this is only a recommendation, but if you are serious about graphics in any way shape or form I'd get a add on graphics card. (won't cost a fortune if you shop around)
Whilst you may be running out of GPU memory you're also taking vital resources away by sharing your memory with the on board GPU. According to your specs you do have allot of memory, but your GPU is always going to be your bottle neck .... soz just my 2 pence worth, but I've been doing graphics for a long time now and sometimes you will appreciate every bit of memory you can lay your hands on
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14 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What version of "Adobe Illustrator (rendering 3d)" are you using? As for allocating more RAM to the video card, it can't be done, but you can allocate more system RAM for the program to use, but that would be done at the program's level through the options/preferences settings. Also, i'm not even sure that card meets the minimum requirements but...
Quote:
System Requirements

Windows
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive†
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services*
Adobe Illustrator CS5 - https://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/sto...d&store=OLS-US

By the way, is this a laptop or desktop?
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14 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Running Illustrator CS3 on an HP Desktop.
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14 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Does anyone have any recommendations for a GPU that does not need a dedicated power connector and has a minimum psu rating of 300W? I'm also okay with Nvidia.
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14 Jun 2010   #6

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gata View Post
Hello, SevenForums.
I was recently working with Adobe Illustrator (rendering 3d) when it told me that there was not enough Graphics Memory available (I have an IGP w/ 256 mb of RAM allocated to it). I have tried to increase it in the BIOS, to no avail, as there was not an option.
So, the question is: How can I increase the amount of RAM dedicated to my IGP?
Here are the specs of my comp:
OS: Win 7 Ultimate
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 810
GPU (Integrated Graphics): ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 mb of allocated system RAM.
RAM: 8 GB
BIOS Version: America Megatrends Inc. 5.03, 9/11/2009
SMBIOS Version: 2.6
This is a Desktop running CS3
Thanks in advance!
You might consider an ATi HD 4550 it's requirements are a free PCI E x16 slot, 300 watt psu around $120
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14 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gata View Post
Does anyone have any recommendations for a GPU that does not need a dedicated power connector and has a minimum psu rating of 300W? I'm also okay with Nvidia.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
You might consider an ATi HD 4850 it's requirements are a free PCI E x16 slot, 450 watt psu with 75 watt 6 pin connector around $120
That's not going to meet his needs. At any rate I can't think of anything off the top of my head at the moment.
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14 Jun 2010   #8

 

Well, I was slow typing on this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-104-_-Product

The min rec. power supply is 400W, but you might be able to get away with your 300w for a while if you only have one hard drive and one optical drive. You can get a decent psu for cheap though, if it will fit that HP case, that is.
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14 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

There are two cards that come to mind...

Amazon.com: EVGA 01G-P3-N945-LR GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Card: Electronics

Amazon.com: MSI ATI Radeon HD4670 1 GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card R4670-MD1G: Electronics

However you need to know if you need PCIE or AGP??? One can't fit in the other so...??? This is where system specs helps....mainly motherboard.

Thanks
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14 Jun 2010   #10

 

The OP needs pci-e, and I would stay with an ATI based card. As they can run hybrid crossfire with the IGP that is on this motherboard.
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