built in video card issues.cheap,reliable fix needed.

January 4, 2012 at 02:09:09
Specs: Windows vista home premium, dual core 1.87ghz/2gb
i have a laptop with a built in 128mb graphics adaptor.can you suggest any way to play a windows game that asks for 512mb graphics processor.external pci,usb etc.or a tweak to my existing system.

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January 4, 2012 at 03:43:46

This way will decrease the amount of RAM you have when you are running Windows and your software. You'll be dedicating some of that memory to the graphics memory.

Remember to change it back to normal if you should ever stop playing the game. This way won't always work as good as it sounds either, and you're limited on how much you can increase it. So you may not be able to play the game, it will just depend on what your system will allow and how well it does it.

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January 4, 2012 at 08:29:57
Don't bother. The amount of graphics memory has very little to do with your problem. The real problem is the weak graphics chip that's built into the motherboard. There is no way to upgrade the chip, so whether you have 128MB or 1280MB graphics memory won't make up for the fact that the graphics chip sucks.

Here's your choices:

1. stick to games that your current laptop CAN handle
2. buy a GAMING laptop
3. buy a GAMING desktop
4. buy a cheap desktop & upgrade it to be a gaming desktop
5. build a gaming desktop from scratch

Obviously if you don't want to spend any money, your only option is #1. There's no way around it.

If you want to know if your laptop's capable of playing a specific game, try this:


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January 4, 2012 at 08:50:25
Games require 512mb of vram or more because of high resolution textures, this setting can adjusted in game settings so that u can play it with 128 or 256mb of vram.

The video memory amount isn't the only requirement, things like direct x, memory type, mem width etc which IGP lacks play huge role when comes to gaming.

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