Solved I want to increase HP laptop dedicated video memory

May 19, 2012 at 11:18:11
Specs: Windows 7, intel core i5..6gb of memory
i want to increase my dedicated video memory(64) of my hp pavilion dv6 because i want to use it to play games. i can play most video games but games like need for speed run will crush at the beginning and pro evolution soccer 2012 will not work while am having 6gb of memory installed in it.

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#1
May 19, 2012 at 11:32:22
See bios for any choices.

I suspect you need a dedicated card and maybe a better rig for more advanced games.

Hang up and live.


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#2
May 19, 2012 at 11:41:12
Computer memory and video memory have nothing to do with each other. Your graphics chip on the motherboard isn't good enough to play those games. Increasing the memory won't help. You can't add a card to a laptop, so basically your out of ammo.

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#3
May 19, 2012 at 13:04:26
✔ Best Answer
HP Pavilion DV6 Entertainment PC
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manua...

Apparently the DV6 laptop series has several possible mboards (system boards).
Some DV6 models have a discrete video adapter (a removable video card that plugs into the mboard that has it's own memory) - some have a video adapter built into the mboard.

We need to know which specific model you have.

Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.
.....

If it has a video adapter built into the mboard, you may be able to increase the amount of memory the onboard video uses by changing a setting in the bios.

If it has a discrete video adapter, it has it's own memory, you can't change the amount, but it's probably at least 512 mb.
In some cases, the system has both a video adapter built into the mboard and a discrete video adapter. The onboard video is used unless the computer detects that a program would benefit from using the discrete video adapter instead. In some cases that requires that a brand name program has the info it needs about the program , e.g. a game , you want to use, and in some cases you must update the info for that program, or manually set up that program for the program you want to use, in order for the discrete video adapter to be used.

If all your specific model has is a video adapter built into the mboard, the only way you can significantly improve the video performance is to use an external monitor with an external display adapter box that you plug into the laptop.

E.g.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...


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#4
May 20, 2012 at 02:54:41
ok. but i can play games like assasins creed revlation, fifa 12, batman arkham city, driver sanfransisco but only this need for speed run and pro evolution soccer 12 will crush at the begining of the game. Anyway thanks

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#5
May 20, 2012 at 02:56:13
please, bios in which part of my laptop???

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#6
May 20, 2012 at 08:19:09
The mboard's bios is a software interface that is necessary for the mboard's hardware devices to be able to be able to "communicate" with the operating system - it's data that's on a programmable chip that's either soldered into the mboard or installed in a socket on the mboard. Accessing it shows you settings that are automatically determined that you can't change, and some settings that you can change.

Click on the link to the manual at the beginning of response 3.
Click on the heading Setup utility.

When you've accessed the bios Setup, look for a setting that allows you to change the amount of memory the onboard video uses. If you can change that to a higher setting, do that , then Save bios settings
....

If you provide the specific model number and Product number I / we may be able to dig up more info about whether your model is one that has a discrete video card or not.
If it does have both a discrete video card and onboard video, there may be a procedure for manually configuring a HP program so that the discrete video card is used for speed run and pro evolution soccer 12, or you may be able to update the database for the HP program so that it does support using the discrete video card for those games.


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#7
May 20, 2012 at 21:09:23
Product number:QJ926AAR
Product name: Hp pavilion dV6 Notebook PC

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#8
May 21, 2012 at 00:12:58
"Product number:QJ926AAR"

Are you SURE that's the number on the stuck on label ?.

I missed seeing this at the beginning of this topic:

"Tags:Hewlett-packard Pavilion dv6-3120us "

That's NOT the Product number I found for dv6-3120us !

QJ926AAR has an Intel cpu

dv6-3120us has an AMD cpu.

Which cpu does your computer have ?
....

QJ926AAR

Parts
http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.asp...


BU ICTO UMA HM65 DUO U3 DV6-6B REFURB

PC Board

665351-001 System Board PCA HM65 DUO U3 -UMA

..........

HP Pavilion dv6t-6b00 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC (home support page)
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Maintenance and Service Guide
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manua...

Illustrated parts catalogue

descriptions....

665351-001 System Board
For use only with computer models equipped with an Intel dual core processor, a graphics subsystem with UMA memory, and USB 3.0

Your model CANNOT have a discrete video adapter as well as an onboard video adapter

It MAY have Intel HD Graphics 3000
............

Intel® HD Graphics Heightens Immersive Gaming and 3D Visual Experiences
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us...

"Intel HD Graphics is integrated directly into the processor"
.....

In January 2011, the Sandy Bridge processors were released introducing the "second generation" HD Graphics:

HD Graphics 2000 (6 execution units)
HD Graphics 3000 (12 execution units)
......................................................................................................


Tags:Hewlett-packard Pavilion dv6-3120us


HP Pavilion dv6-3120us Entertainment Notebook PC (home support page)
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

HP Pavilion dv6-3120us Entertainment Notebook PC Product Specifications
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Product Number XG871UA#ABA

Microprocessor 2.40GHz VISION Technology from AMD with AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor P540

Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics
Video Memory 128MB Display Cache Memory
....

No parts info when search using dv6-3120us

Search using XG871UA:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.asp...

HP PAVILION DV6-3120US NOTEBOOK PC

PC Board

595135-001 SPS-PCA SYSTEM BOARD UMA

It probably doesn't have a discrete video adapter either


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#9
May 21, 2012 at 03:03:26
yes please, it is intel hd(R) graphcis family

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#10
May 21, 2012 at 08:49:51
"yes please, it is intel hd(R) graphcis family"

Previously I found....

- Intel HD 3000 mentioned in the Maintenance manual

- "In January 2011, the Sandy Bridge processors were released introducing the "second generation" HD Graphics:

HD Graphics 2000 (6 execution units)
HD Graphics 3000 (12 execution units) "
.....

Sandy Bridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_...

Excerpts:

Mobile platformCore i5-2515E and Core i7-2715QE processors have support for ECC memory and PCI express port bifurcation.
All mobile processors, except Celeron and Pentium, use Intel's Graphics sub-system HD 3000 (12 EUs).
.....

Intel HD Graphics 3000
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-...

Excerpts:

The Intel HD Graphics 3000 (or Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD 3000, GMA HD 3000, Intel HD Graphics 200) is an integrated graphics card in the Sandy Bridge codenamed processors. The HD Graphics 3000 has no dedicated memory but shares the Level 3 / LLC Cache with the CPU cores and also part of the main memory


Our performance tests with the high clocked mainstream version of the HD Graphics 3000 in quad-core processors showed a performance level on par with the current entry level generations from NVIDIA (e.g. GeForce 310M) and AMD (HD 5450)

MANY Game Benchmarks
....

I have three HD 5450 PCI-E X16 graphics cards I've gottem cheap when mail-in rebates were offered for them. . It's got modest performance, even when it has lots of dedicated memory on the card.


"....is an integrated graphics card in the Sandy Bridge codenamed processors. "

The term CARD is frequently mis-used. A hardware device is NOT A CARD if it can't be removed separatetly

" The HD Graphics 3000 has no dedicated memory but shares the Level 3 / LLC Cache with the CPU cores and also part of the main memory"

The max amount of dedicated memory available to the HD 3000 video depends on the size of the level 3 / llc cache that's built into the cpu.

I have no idea whether you can change the amount of memory the cpu uses for the HD 3000 video in the bios. I would think that you can't do that, and the amount is automatically detetermined, The amounr MAY be "dynamically" adjusted - vary depending on what the demands of the program you're using is.

Which Intel cpu do you have ?

Your best solution, still, is probably to buy and use an external display adapter with an external monitor.


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#11
May 21, 2012 at 10:38:30
ok! thanks for your help. which external display adapter and external mornitor will be recomended?

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#12
May 21, 2012 at 14:17:37
See the end of response 3 for some examples of display adapter boxes.
Read the ads, and the support info for the model on the manufacturer's web site, to find out more about their specs.
Other major web sites also have them, e.g. Newegg.com
.
If you live in Canada I have other web sites I can suggest to you - there can be extra delays of up up to ten days or so after the shipment crosses the border, and higher and/or extra charges for shipping, customs fees, when you order from an American web site

Use whatever external computer monitor, or VGA, DVI, or HDMI connected display on a TV, you want.

However, LCD, and LED LCD displays on computer monitors and TVs, or a Plasma display on a TV, always have a "native" or "optimal" resolution that it looks best when the display is set to that resolution in Windows. The display adapter must be capable of displaying that resolution for the best display on the external display.


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#13
May 21, 2012 at 19:29:37
so basically,you just telling me that i need a HDMI cable, to connect to a LCD monitor to be able to play those games. No need for a VGA????

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#14
May 22, 2012 at 08:45:21
NO !
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You need an external display adapter box, as in, that has circuitry including a video processor chip between the connection to the computer and the connection to the external display, so that you can use that display adapter instead of the one that's built into the cpu, or instead of the one that's built into the main chipset.

The external display adapter can be DVI or VGA.

A HDMI connection = DVI video plus sound connection support. If the display adapter has the capability, it may either have a HDMI port, or it may be possible to use a DVI (male) to HDMI (female) gender adapter in a DVI port to convert that port to HDMI use.

NOTE that we have gotten topics about a HDMI connection not working properly in some situations with some external displays - e.g. no video while booting the computer on the external display, but the video after Windows starts to load is fine. .

If it has a DVI port, usually if not always, you can use a DVI (male) to VGA (female) gender adapter to convert the port to VGA use.
(All video adapters that have a DVI port have the DVI-I physical configuration for the port, but that port must be wired up to support the DVI-I specs in order for the DVI to VGA gender adapter to work.)

You can't convert a VGA port on the display adapter for use with a DVI connection - there aren't enough circuitry connections to the VGA port for that to work.


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#15
May 22, 2012 at 10:05:02
thanks please but i want the name of the recomended video adapter which i can connect it to play games on my laptop

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#16
May 22, 2012 at 14:03:20
See response 12.

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#17
May 22, 2012 at 14:28:02
ok....so should i go in fo NVIDA or ATI external video adapter for my laptop

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#18
May 22, 2012 at 16:46:15
It just occurred to me that those external display adapters can't possibly get enough power from a USB port to be able to power a video chipset - max 500 ma x 5 v = 2.5 watts for USB 1.x or USB 2.0 ports, or 900 ma x 5 v = 4.5 watts for USB 3.0 ports

I just looked at the specs of many of those external display adapter boxes.

They DO NOT have a video chipset built into them.

They will NOT solve the problem of your two games requring more video memory.
....

This will solve your problem, but it's more expensive (~$200 - $300) and more complicated....


Crank Up Your Laptop’s Gaming Power with an External Video Card Dock
http://lifehacker.com/5851902/turn-...

Excerpts:

"If your laptop's integrated graphics just aren't cutting it for the games you want to play, you can actually connect a desktop graphics card to your ExpressCard slot with an external dock."

"Hit the link for more information on the project."
(links to....)
http://forum.notebookreview.com/e-g...



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#19
May 23, 2012 at 01:53:41
anyway thanks,but it seems it is kind of cumbersome....isn't there any simple method. like u just have to purchase the external video adapter and you will just maybe insert it to the HDMI port or USB port.

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#20
May 23, 2012 at 20:00:52
The HDMI port built into the laptop, if it has one, is only for connecting an external display to the computer's video adapter another way. A HDMI connection is merely a DVI video connection plus an audio connection in one cable.

It appears those relatively cheap display adapters you can connect to a USB port only allow you to connect an external monitor other ways, other than to the video port or ports built into the laptop. They have no video ram, and no video adapter chip that is similar to a normal video adapter chip
Games that display nag messages or won't run because your video adapter doesn't have enough video ram will still have the same problem if you use such a display adapter.

On some high end laptops, it has an actual video card that can be unplugged from the mboard, and sometimes, rarely, you can install a better video card that works in that slot, but that DOES NOT apply to your mboard / laptop Product number according to the info I've found.
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If you don't actually need a computer that is portable that can run on a battery alone, it's foolish to buy a laptop or netbook .
You always get more bang for your buck if you buy a desktop computer rather than a laptop or netbook.
E.g. even a new desktop computer that costs as little as 500 bucks or less will have no problem playing most if not all high end games. A laptop that can play any high end game may cost you over $1000.


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#21
May 23, 2012 at 20:44:34
Thanks for your advice.

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#22
May 23, 2012 at 22:11:14
Thanks for the thanks.

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#23
November 16, 2012 at 11:19:41
my toshiba laptop is Amd. i do play games alot. games like pro 12,call of duty. i have used the machine almost 2 years. now when i switch on the machine, it will be working but the screen will not come. i was told ist because AMD machines are not good for playing games and that is the cause of my problem. please how true is this and please what should i do.

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