How can I set the memory for graphics?

February 9, 2011 at 08:22:18
Specs: Windows 7
I have an Intel Core i5 Processor that uses the Intel HD Graphics. For playing games (in this case, Grand Theft Auto IV) I have a problem concerning the DVMT. So the game perceives only 128MB of graphic memory when the 4GB of RAM can generate up to 1.7GB of video graphics.

So, is there a way to change between the dynamic allocating graphic memory option and the fixed graphic memory option? And is there a way to manually change from one to the other depending on the type of work/play I'm doing?

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February 9, 2011 at 09:07:25
Right click on the desktop and if there is a graphics option go to it and check the settings. Maybe there's an option but normally there isn't an option to set the graphics memory yourself. And if you have 4 GB Memory then Intel HD Graphics should use 2GB. Those are the normall settings. Although a game like GTA IV requires a Graphic Card.

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February 9, 2011 at 10:03:34
There isn't an option on the Intel HD graphics control panel. I've heard the option can be found on the BIOS, but I checked and there's no option available to change (it says that the graphic memory is 128MB, which is what the GTA IV perceives). Do I have to change the BIOS version?

Intel HD graphics control panel information establishes minimum graphics memory at 128MB and maximum at 1755MB. Actual physical memory at 3766MB.

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February 9, 2011 at 12:11:59
Your Intel Graphics apparently has 128MB memory (either dedicated or shared). Anything else is dynamically shared which means the amount varies based on graphics load. As far as your game is concerned, you only have 128MB.

Intel graphics suck anyway. If you have a laptop, you're out of luck. If you have a desktop, invest in a decent gaming card.

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February 9, 2011 at 17:01:23
I know Intel HD graphics suck, and I know I need a decent graphics card. But my desktop is busted and I like to play anywhere anytime (nothing like having that) so that's why I want my laptop to play decent games. I know there's a way to get more out of it, just need to find a way to allocate more memory from RAM into the graphics.

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