How to increase graphic ram

February 4, 2008 at 14:40:12
Specs: xp, 256

hello i have a laptop with windows VISTA and i have a dedicated Nvidia graphic card 64 mb but totall memory 1074. But i can use only 64 mb. Can you tell me how to use totally all the 1074 mb. how to configure...THANKS

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#1
February 4, 2008 at 15:20:00

It's not clear from your post how much system RAM you have. If it's 256 MB, that's barely enough to run XP and certainly not enough for Vista. I would worry about that before looking at increasing the video RAM.

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#2
February 4, 2008 at 16:37:10

What are you asking here?

You say that you want to use all of your 1024 mb of ram or are you saying you want to increase the size of your dedicated IGP ram?

If you want to increase the dedicated ram that your IGP uses, you have to go into the Bios and change it from 64mb to 128mb, that's if your IGP supports the increase change.


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#3
February 4, 2008 at 19:55:01

Why do you need to do that?

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#4
February 4, 2008 at 23:39:34

Vista Compatibility Check usually requests that one has 128MB dedicated graphics memory minimum, if one want more than Vista Home Basic.

Check in BIOS to see if more memory can be allocated, if not you will have to do without Aero and other eye-candy.


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#5
February 5, 2008 at 03:21:04

Now to explain more clearly i have totally 3 gb total of memory RAM. when i open the display properties it says that:

Total Available Graphic Memory: 1314 mb
Dedicated Video Memory: 128 mb
System Video Memory: 0 mb
Shared System Memory: 1215 mb

Now i want to know how make that 128 to 512 or full 1024. i tryed to enter BIOS but it permits me only to make ( 32 mb, 6a mb or..128mb )...


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#6
February 5, 2008 at 04:29:39

Well there is no way for you to make the memory on that specific graphics card any higher. The card itself has 128 total memory available to it. You would need to buy a card that supports 256 512 or 768. 768 is the highest they have right now i believe and that card is PCI express and will cost you a pretty penny

Learning in progress..........


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#7
February 5, 2008 at 04:39:31

vande,

You do realize this is a laptop right ;-)


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#8
February 5, 2008 at 05:28:13

Ahh i did not well still you could get a docking station and install a more recent vid card ?

Learning in progress..........


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#9
February 6, 2008 at 08:50:24

Most docking stations now built for laptops do not have dedicated graphics cards. They just port over the internal card to an external port just like the VGA plug on the laptop.


Richard


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#10
February 7, 2008 at 04:52:49

Hey im just making suggestions :) I know with Dell you can get what is called a "full"docking station and you can insert a card in there. not sure if they have changed that recently.

Learning in progress..........


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