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Windows 7: Sudden decrease in Dedicated Video Memory

20 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Sudden decrease in Dedicated Video Memory

Earlier, I was trying to boost the performance of my PC and tried things out. At first, based on what I remember, my Dedicated Video Memory was around 1000+ (not sure about the exact value) while the Total Ram on Windows Task Manager was 7886. As I was trying things out, I have to use system restore because I have uninstalled some files and needed to revert that action. After the restore, I noticed that my Dedicated Video Memory became 256mb! while my Total Ram is still at 7886. I tried to fix it by settings things at default in the BIOS settings but it doesn't work. I tried to increase my Dedicated Video Memory by allotting 1026?mb of my ram but with that option, it reduced my ram. I wanna revert back to the old settings where my Dedicated Video Memory was around 1000+mb and w/ Total Ram of 7886.


Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150202-1526)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/08/12 14:59:47 Ver: 08.02
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 7886MB RAM
Page File: 3770MB used, 11999MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0162&SUBSYS_844D1043&REV_09
Display Memory: 1760 MB
Dedicated Memory: 256 MB
Shared Memory: 1504 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Acer P205H
Monitor Model: Acer P205H
Monitor Id: ACR00C5
Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (59.978Hz)
Output Type: HD15

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21 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Welcome to SevenForums!

Try reverting your bios settings to default. If possible, avoid modifying the alloted video memory because windows will do it itself depending on how an application needs it.
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21 Jan 2016   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
If you want more graphic's memory get off on board graphic's and buy a graphic's card that has as much memory as you want or can afford 1-2-4gbs
There's no mention of the model pc or what mother board you have only an Acer monitor :/

But yes allocating memory places that memory in Hardware reserved and removes it from available ram.
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21 Jan 2016   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You can not increase dedicated video memory, you are talking about shared system memory.

Set your bios back to defaults (F5) and let windows manage the memory given to the cpu.

As Mike suggests, by a video card, with no less then 4 GB of memory.




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