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Windows 7: Need help with dedicated video memory.

01 Dec 2011   #1
7noob

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Need help with dedicated video memory.

Hi. I am trying to play some games, but I can't because of this problem. I only have 64mb dedicated video memory, when in fact, I have 1696mb graphics memory. Also, there is a combined graphics card, one worse than the other, and I always seem to be suing the worse one, whne i want to use the better one. BTW, I am using an ASUS. Please help me!


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01 Dec 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7noob View Post
Hi. I am trying to play some games, but I can't because of this problem. I only have 64mb dedicated video memory, when in fact, I have 1696mb graphics memory. Also, there is a combined graphics card, one worse than the other, and I always seem to be suing the worse one, whne i want to use the better one. BTW, I am using an ASUS. Please help me!
Can you tell us your system specs so we know what graphic card you have?
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01 Dec 2011   #3
7noob

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

the nVidia GeForce 310M
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01 Dec 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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the nVidia GeForce 310M
512mb built in memory.
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01 Dec 2011   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7noob View Post
Hi. I am trying to play some games, but I can't because of this problem. I only have 64mb dedicated video memory, when in fact, I have 1696mb graphics memory. Also, there is a combined graphics card, one worse than the other, and I always seem to be suing the worse one, whne i want to use the better one. BTW, I am using an ASUS. Please help me!
Video Memory can be increased in your BIOS.
This might help you: Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide
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01 Dec 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sounds like it isn't changing from the low power/general use Intel graphics to the more powerful Nvidia when a game is started.

Make sure you have both the Intel and Nvidia video drivers installed, as the switchable graphics (or Optimus Technology as Nvidia likes to call it) won't work without them. Some of the laptop manufacturers include both in a single download (including Asus), but your model isn't one of them. You need at least the Intel driver from here,

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Notebooks- ASUS U45Jc

and likely the Nvidia one as well. Reason for saying that is not sure if the latest Nvidia driver for it,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.62 WHQL

will work or not, as it also only contains the Nvidia driver and not the Intel as well (I have seen previous version of it directly from Nvidia that did).
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06 Dec 2011   #7
7noob

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so.. i just download the intel driver?
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