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Increasing allotted memory for integrated GPU?


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#1 IsaacClarke

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:49 AM

Hi.

Is there any way to increase the allotted memory for my integrated GPU? I'm pretty sure that integrated GPU's use a portion of the computer memory.

I'm using an Intel GMA 950 on Vista Home Basic.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 01:53 AM

Intergrated, or onboard, video does use system memory.
On some motherboards you can set the amount of video memory in the BIOS .
On others it automatically allocates a given amount based on how much memory is installed.

If you are wanting to increase the amount of video memory for gaming use you would be better off buying a video card.
Most of the time an inexpensive card beats onboard !

Edited by fairjoeblue, 13 April 2009 - 01:56 AM.

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#3 IsaacClarke

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:57 AM

Intergrated, or onboard, video does use system memory.
On some motherboards you can set the amount of video memory in the BIOS .
On others it automatically allocates a given amount based on how much memory is installed.

If you are wanting to increase the amount of video memory for gaming use you would be better off buying a video card.
Most of the time an inexpensive card beats onboard !


It's a laptop. I'm just trying to squeeze as much performance out of it as I can.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

The Intel 950 video solution doesn't have any performance. It's very basic in it's abilities and more memory won't make a difference in it's abilities/performance to be able to do something more/extra.




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