Solved Am I able to change my Dedicated Video RAM?

June 8, 2013 at 23:42:13
Specs: Windows 7
My computer is an HP 2000-210us, 8 GB of RAM, CPU is a Pentium P6200 2.13 GHz. I can provide more info if need be.

I play a lot of games (mostly indies), and when i go to systemrequirementslab.com, many times, the only thing holding me back from playing a game is the dedicated video RAM, so please don't answer me telling me that the other graphical components are the problem. I know this thing can't handle call of duty or anything else like that.


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#1
June 9, 2013 at 05:37:24
Dedicated video RAM is hardware that is a part of the video system and cannot be changed. But I doubt that is the real problem. Most likely the video system is lacking in necessary features and performance. Notebook computers are not game machines and nothing you can do is going to change that.

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#2
June 9, 2013 at 06:34:34
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"I can provide more info if need be"

Here, I'll do it for you: HP 2000-210US Notebook PC Product Specifications

"so please don't answer me telling me that the other graphical components are the problem"

Your system has no dedicated RAM at all, it uses shared RAM (it's dynamically shared, if that helps). Not only that, but the integrated Intel HD graphics generally sucks for gaming & there's very little you can do about it. You may be able to play some games if you select a low gaming resolution & low game settings, but that's about the extent it. It wouldn't matter if your laptop had 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory, the Intel HD IGP simply doesn't have the necessary graphics horsepower. Stick to older games until you can afford a decent gaming laptop or desktop.

Here's some reviews of Intel HD Graphics:

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics

"On average it should....allow the user to play older and less demanding games in low settings"

Intel's GMA HD Benchmarked

"In fact, gaming-wise, the graphics were found to only be capable of competing with hardware launched one to two years ago" (written in 2010)


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#3
June 9, 2013 at 08:46:36
I'm fully aware of the limitations, but im referring to the cases where my specs reach just about the minimum on low settings for some indie games, but the only thing holding me back is dedicated video RAM, according to systemrequirementslab.com

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#4
June 9, 2013 at 13:48:34
"I'm fully aware of the limitations"

Apparently you're not. There is NO dedicated memory - none, zip, nada. Your IGP uses system RAM only & on an as-needed basis, that's why it's referred to as "dynamically shared".


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#5
June 10, 2013 at 06:28:11
Look at the link below. Many threads on this topic. Your graphics chip uses system memory and has no dedicated memory (RAM).

https://www.google.com/search?q=wha...


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