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    Increasing dedicated memory.



      I've read around the internet and noticed something very interesting. That the computer manufacturer sets the video memory at a certain number rather than at max. I did a little research and noticed that my dedicated memory is 64 mb and my Dispaly memory is 1696 mb. I being a big gamer would like to know how to increase my dedicated memory to something higher than 64(Maybe max or 1.2mb)


      Inforamtion about my computer is an Inspiron 17R

      Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1

      System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
             System Model: Inspiron N7010
                     BIOS: Ver 1.00 BIOS A04 PARTTBL
                Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU       M 460


      Display devices:

      Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics
             Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
                Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i5)
                 DAC type: Internal
               Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_04571028&REV_18
           Display Memory: 1696 MB
         Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
            Shared Memory: 1632 MB
             Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (16 bit) (60Hz)
             Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
            Monitor Model: unknown
               Monitor Id: LGD021D
              Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.085Hz)
              Output Type: Internal
              Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32
      Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2104 (English)
           Driver Version:
              DDI Version: 10
             Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

        • 1. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

          Sorry to say, there is little if anything that you can do to adjust the amount of memory dedicated to video/graphics.  You can't change that in Windows.


          If you are lucky, there might be an option in your PC's BIOS that lets you change the amount of system memory used for video/graphics.  Given that you have integrated graphics in your laptop, you just might have that option.  You'll just need to find it in the BIOS, if it exists.  The BIOS options vary so much in PCs, it is impossible for me to tell you exactly where it is, but likely is in the Advanced settings.  Usually it only allows you to choose between two settings, you can't enter it yourself.

          • 2. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

            Hello Squinteezy,



            I see that you want to increase the amount of dedicated memory for video on your computer using the Intel(R) graphics controller.


            In regards to your inquire, the Intel(R) graphics controllers do no use dedicated memory on their own, they use shared memory that is taken from the RAM memory installed on your computer.


            The feature that sets the amount of memory that is used for video is called Intel(R)  Dynamic Video Memory Technology and this will make the graphics controller only to use the amount of RAM memory that it requires to run the different applications or software's. There is no way to preset this to an specific value, you can only limit the maximum memory that it can take. You will see this option usually in BIOS and you will have 3 options, 128MB, 256MB and maximum DVMT. Other values can be found as 512MB, etc but this depend on the motherboard manufacturer and the amount of RAM memory installed on your computer.


            Please note that you are only able to set the maximum and not the minimum.



            • 3. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

              hi everybody i have the same question! but my laptop is a 15R N5010 i3

              inter(r) core(tm) i3 cpu m 350 @ 2.27ghz (cpu:0)

              nucleos 2

              sub-procesos 4





              hard disk

              toshiba 500.1gb


              and its say Graphic memory available : 1696mb

              dedicated video memory: 64mb


              i goes to the BIOs and i saw all the options and i didnt see any option to upgrade it to the max PLEASE tell me how can i change it because its so frustratin when u try to play any game i have 1 month with the computer my fasther bought it in EEUU im from Dominican Republic and im living here.

              • 4. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

                bboyfrost,  There is nothing you can do to increase the memory available for your graphics, but it doesn't matter at all.  You have almost 1.7GB available for graphics use, that means if it is needed by a game, it will use it.  95% of the graphics cards in desktop PCs have 1.0GB installed on them, you have more memory than you will ever use for a game.  The graphics in most laptops is not the best, since a very good graphics card for a desktop PC costs at least $200.


                Memory is not the problem with your games, it is the graphics system, or the settings in the game.  Adjust the settings in the game to a lower resolution and try different settings.  The game might not look quite as good, but it will play better.  Don't have any other programs running while playing a game, and have your laptop connected to the charger, not running just on the battery.  Keep your laptop on a hard, smooth surface so it stays cooler.  Good luck!

                • 5. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

                  This is a fairly big problem with the Intel(R) HD Graphics chipset, and I could also use advice please Mr. Admin.


                  Here's what you pull up when you do a directX printout of your system if you're like me (I have a Toshiba Satellite):


                  Display Devices
                            Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
                         Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
                            Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
                             DAC type: Internal
                           Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0106&SUBSYS_FCE01179&REV_09
                       Display Memory: 1696 MB
                     Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
                        Shared Memory: 1632 MB


                  Herein lies our problem, and I don't think Toshiba and Intell really realize this problem - SO HEADS UP AND PAY ATTENTION


                  Many of the new games out there scan specifically for "Dedicated memory."  If the game does not detect a specific amount of dedicated memory, then it won't even start up (Battlefield 3 does this, and a few others too).  I personally think that what Intell has done with shared memory is brilliant.  It eliminates the need for a big bulky graphics card whose power is only used during demanding games, and allows resources that would normally only be used for video to be used for other programs when necissary.  This creates a more versatile and efficient system; which, is especially desirable in labtops where space is a premium.


                  However.  Intell forgot that by doing this they would be making graphic cards (and thusly graphic card manufacturers) obsolete, or perhaps this was their intention all along.  In any case, you can't expect the graphics card manufacturers to lie down and go out of business so easily.  So, what did they do?  They leveraged their partnerships with the gaming industry and made it to where the games would check in advance for dedicated memory before they ran.  Thus, it doesn't matter how powerful a machine you buy with an Intel HD Graphics chipset, you still won't be able to play your game because of the politics of the gaming industry.


                  Now, leveraging this asshattery even further, NVidia and other graphics card manufacturers have decided to start making their own line of labtops.  So, not only do you have to buy the game, but you have to buy a specialized "gaming labtop" made by one of the graphics card manufacturers.  No doubt EA and other gaming companies make a bit of a cut off of the profits made from the sale of these specialized, and very inefficient, labtops.


                  So, in synopsis, the reason you can't play your game on your "plenty powerful enough to play your game" labtop is becuase of corporate warfare.  God bless capitalism.


                  The only way that this problem will be solved is if Intell installs a method in the bios or otherwise that enables gamers to dictate the specific amount of dedicated memory that they want allocated to video RAM.  If Intell doesn't catch on, they will suffer a big hit to their popularity and market share.


                  What I want to know is: Is this problem known, and if so - is there a way for me to play Battlefield 3 and other advanced games with an Intell HD video chipseet?  I know my machine has well and above enough processing power and memory to play these games, but the game is still refusing to play.

                  • 6. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

                    You are right. Some games doesn't start with a low dedicated video RAM. The Bios guideline should allow that users can change the dedicated RAM to 512 MB at least. Asrock Boards can do this, most others can't.

                    • 7. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

                      For somereason my dedicated memory says 128mb and then it maxes upto 1.76GB ram. But of cource this is all shared memory. But I was wondering about this but can I play BF3 with the latest drivers from Intel? Like the version that just came out recently? It seems people are so far saying that the game won't even start and I thought it would play but does everyone so far that have Intel HD graphics card won't run this game? Or is it just few people can't play it? When I talked to some people on other forums they said it will run the game but have to set it to low settings and low res but if the game won't even start then I should not buy the game at all. Does everyone have the problem about starting BF3 on Intel HD graphics?

                      • 8. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

                        I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite P775, in December of 2011.  I am now finding out that there are games that will not play on this laptop due to requirements for a greater level of dedicated memory.  Please provide a solution for this...



                        System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
                        System Model: Satellite P775
                        BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/21/11 15:26:22 Ver: AMI APTIO 1.50
                        Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
                        Memory: 6144MB RAM
                        Available OS Memory: 6050MB RAM
                        Page File: 2969MB used, 9130MB available
                        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 Family

                        Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

                        Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

                        DAC type: Internal

                        Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_FC001179&REV_09

                        Display Memory: 1696 MB

                        Dedicated Memory: 64 MB

                        Shared Memory: 1632 MB

                        Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)

                        Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

                        Monitor Model: unknown

                        Monitor Id: AUO139E

                        Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.112Hz)

                        Output Type: Internal

                        Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32

                        Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2430 (English)

                        Driver Version:

                        DDI Version: 10.1

                        Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

                        Driver Attributes: Final Retail

                        Driver Date/Size: 6/27/2011 11:55:46, 8296960 bytes

                        WHQL Logo'd: Yes

                        WHQL Date Stamp:

                        Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-4256-11CF-B77B-0ADCA9C2C535}

                        Vendor ID: 0x8086

                        Device ID: 0x0116

                        SubSys ID: 0xFC001179

                        Revision ID: 0x0009

                        Driver Strong Name: oem2.inf:IntelGfx.NTamd64.6.0:iSNBM0_C0:\ven_8086&dev_0116&subsys_fc001179

                        Rank Of Driver: 00E60001

                        Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeWMV9_C ModeVC1_C

                        • 9. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

                          I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17r, one of the claim on site is that it has 1gb of dedicated graphics ram, but when testing it on canyourunit.com it only comes up with 64mgs of dedicated video ram. My info is below;

                          Dell System Inspiron N7110

                          Windows VersionMicrosoft Windows 7 Ultimate
                          ModelIntel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz
                          Hard Drive
                          DriveSizeFree SpaceUtilized
                          C:446.13 Gb403.88 Gb
                          9  %
                          Video Adapters
                          Intel(R) HD Graphics Family-1269 Mb
                          Total6144 Mb
                          73  %
                          Slot 14096 Mb1333 MhzUnknown
                          Slot 22048 Mb1333 MhzUnknown
                          Available Slots0


                          Maybe I'm missing something but shouldn't I have more than 64mgs?



                          • 10. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.
                            soumen sinha



                            BF3 is running in HD 3000 with 15-20fps at low settings at 1280*720p

                            • 11. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.
                              Swami Anil Saraswati

                              I am not able to run this game on 3000 intel graphics card.

                              will you please tell me how can i run?

                              • 12. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

                                well i think intel Should give more Performance to some Old Graphics like intel GMA 3100 Like Mine

                                That i can't go on windows 7 and play a Game because of that 64MB thing Windows 7 steal's me the hole Graphic memory....

                                but I read in some place (Don't remember Well where it Was) that the drivers for GMA was blocking the Max performance of the graphics and i want to know if that it's true because i'm Stuck'd in Windows Xp because i Don't want to go and play a game with 64MB :S

                                i request reply pease



                                • 13. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.
                                  Akshay Aggarwal

                                  i have mobile intel 4 series express chipset family(intel GMA 4500MHD). it has 64 mb of dedicated vram. there is a community called Teknogod which provides modded drivers for integrated cards. for GMA4500MHD it is called "RoyalBna". It increases vram to 128 mb and with other significant improvements in performance. So it is quite possible to increase Dedicated vram by mooding drivers. this can be applied to Intel HD 3000 by anyone with some knowledge of C++ or C# to make modded drivers.on linux or ubuntu which provide more free room for such things.

                                  • 14. Re: Increasing dedicated memory.

                                    Re: Increasing my DEDICATED MEMORY !!

                                            I own a HP Pavilion dv4-2103tu Entertainment PC. My Dedicated Video Memory is 64MB. The Total Available Graphics Memory is 1307MB. Can i increase my Dedicated Video Memory to 128MB or more ?. Please let me know asap.


                                       My System configurations are as under:-

                                         Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

                                         System Manufacturer: Hp
                                         System Model: dv4 pavilion-2103tu
                                         Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU   M 330


                                    Display devices:

                                         Card name: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD
                                         Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
                                         Chip type: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD(Core i3)
                                         DAC type: Internal
                                         Total Available Graphics Memory: 1307 MB
                                         Dedicated Memory: 64 MB

                                         System Video Memory: 0 MB
                                         Shared Memory: 1243 MB

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