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Best "Video memory" setting?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

I'm a PC games nut (big complex flight sims and strategy games) and some of them have a bewildering array of customisable video settings including one called "Video memory" which has 5 choices: Low/Normal/High/Very High/Default.
I want to choose the setting that would ease my processors workload the most, so shall I plump for Low or Very High? Or should I just leave it on Default?
PS- What does "video memory" mean anyway?

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#2 AngryRaisin

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:14 PM

Short answer - use the setting where you are enjoying the game and not paying attention to your computer; most likely default.

Nuanced answer - These settings can vary widely between games and you can spend almost as much time exploring the settings and changes that they make to game as you can playing the game itself. I personally start with the default and move up a couple notches to see what my computer can handle and if it makes a difference. Video memory can mean a whole bunch of different things - generally it means the amount of memory dedicated to just video display operations. Most commonly this will be for dedicated graphics cards that have their own separate memory (apart from RAM) and are installed in desktop computers (some laptops have dedicated graphics cards but most have integrated graphics which will share/take a portion of the RAM memory for use displaying the graphics a game requires).

Edited by AngryRaisin, 07 July 2013 - 10:15 PM.


#3 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

Thanks, i'll try out some different settings




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