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My 1.6GB graphics card shows as only 64MB, any help?


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#1 austina5511

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:32 PM

Hello, So I have the HP compaq 8000 elite Ultra Slim with a Intel® Q45/Q43 Express Chip set graphics card with 1.6GB of memory! So mainly I just want to be able to play my games with less lag, when I paid a lot of money for the PC and the extra ram (I have 8GB ram!) Is there anyway I can get a new/better graphics card or even better just make this one use more of its memory? Also If talking BIOS please explain what button I use to open it on my PC (HP compaq 8000 elite Ultra Slim) And what sections/things to click/edit! All help is greatly appreciated :)



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:56 PM

Your computers built in video card uses part of the system memory. That amount is controlled by the BIOS settings. The key to press during boot is either F1 or F10. From there you use up/down, left/right to move in the menu and enter/esc keys to confirm or exit. The video settings you seek should be under advanced tab and then arrow down to "Onboard Video Memory Size" section.



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:59 PM

Your computers built in video card uses part of the system memory. That amount is controlled by the BIOS settings. The key to press during boot is either F1 or F10. From there you use up/down, left/right to move in the menu and enter/esc keys to confirm or exit. The video settings you seek should be under advanced tab and then arrow down to "Onboard Video Memory Size" section.

Tried that I do not have the "Onboard Video Memory Size" section.



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:15 AM

Ok i'll have a look through the manual for your specific pc.



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:39 AM

Ok, the technical ref guide on 8000 series models of your pc says it is dynamic. So you can't set how much yours uses it doesn't have that option. Depending on the amount of system memory installed and how much memory the application needs to run it will dynamically adjust.. :(  It makes no reference to how much the max is. The good news...Your system can handle a pcie video card.


Edited by technonymous, 10 July 2016 - 12:42 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:44 AM

Ok, the technical ref guide on 8000 series models of your pc says it is dynamic. So you can't set how much yours uses it doesn't have that option. Depending on the amount of system memory installed and how much memory the application needs to run it will dynamically adjust.. :(  It makes no reference to how much the max is. The good news...Your system can handle a pcie video card.

Where can I buy one/how do I set it up? :)



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:54 AM

The ref guide says some do have a pcie. However, yours might or might not have a slot for one. They go into 8000 series and then have  8000a, 8000b, 8000c etc. This is the problem pin pointing what exactly you got. This is the sort of issues you run into with proprietary systems. Dell, HP, Compaq etc. You should look on the back for specific model and serial numbers. A quick look on the back plane if you have upgrade slots for it. If it is all one metal case with no upgrade slots then I am afraid you got a non upgrade system.



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:55 AM

Click here you'll see what I mean.. Here.



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:56 AM

Serial Num: CAC0110010

 

Product Num: FG470EC#ABA



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:57 AM

Versus one that can be upgraded....Here.



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:58 AM

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Thats what the inside of my pc looks like



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:00 AM

Yeah yours cannot be upgraded with a pcie video card. It's a run of the mill proprietary pc. Sorry :(



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:04 AM

Its fine ;-; I wish I could make some money online ;-;



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:05 AM

You and me both lol



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:24 AM

It’s possible your Intel® Q45/Q43 Express Chip set graphics card handles only 64MB of discreet VRAM

 

According to

Illustrated Parts & Service Map: HP Compaq 8000 Elite: Ultra Slim Desktop Business PC

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=4065899&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c01944844

The graphics adapter has an Integrated Intel GMA 4500 graphics and Intel Q45 Express as you mentioned

 

This article doesn’t have a good report for gaming

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Graphics-Media-Accelerator-GMA-4500M.20379.0.html

 

Here is another article on the integrated GPU

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Graphics-Media-Accelerator-GMA-4500M.20379.0.html

 

If I’m researching the wrong product; that’s ok, I just need to know






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