Solved Increase video ram not from BIOS

August 14, 2016 at 01:24:32
Specs: Windows 10
Hello, I'm using an PC with high-qualified specs, but, when I play GTA IV in my PC It always shows in settings>graphics as "Resource usage 1130/102" and my graphics card is INTEL (R) HD 4400. It has 4gb available memory but in dedicated it always shows up as "128" I hope someone can help me.

Thanking you.

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August 14, 2016 at 02:20:28
You cannot increase video RAM for the Intel HD 4400 by any method other than going in to BIOS Setup.

The HD 4400 doesn't have any video RAM of it's own, it uses system RAM (shared memory).

The more shared RAM you allocate to the HD 4400 (in the BIOS settings), the less system RAM will be available for Windows, applications & games, so you are actually "robbing Peter to pay Paul" in effect.

What you really need to do is install a PCIe gaming card which has it's own VRAM on the card, usually 2GB or 4GB depending on the card you buy.

Trying to play games like GTA with integrated graphics (the HD 4400) is a waste of time, you need a PCIe gaming card.

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August 14, 2016 at 05:52:30
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Have a look at the following "playable games list" & notice that GTA isn't on it.

If you're asking about a desktop PC rather than a notebook, I suggest you invest in a gaming graphics card.

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