Solved Help~ Video Card Ram - Computer Ram

September 12, 2011 at 17:10:47
Specs: Windows 7, 8gb ram
Alright, well. I find alot of topics about this online, but i dont find out exactly the info i need.

This is my problem, i have a Toshiba A500-ST5601, and it has 8 GB of normal RAM.
They tell me in the specs it has 128MB-1759MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.
But the thing is, in World of Warcraft, and some other games like that, i only get around 20 FPS.
Now having 8GB of RAM i figured it would help it out a bit, and would increase vid card performance, but it didnt do much.

So this is my question.
Is there a way to allocate like say 2 GB or normal ram into Vid card ram?
Is there anyway to increase FPS at all? I mean seriously, this comp should pull more then 20-30 fps in a game.
Any help would be great.
Has all the specs on bottom of page.

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September 12, 2011 at 17:19:31
Hope people actually reply to these :S

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September 12, 2011 at 19:39:56
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Laptops are typically not good gamers unless you purchase one that is specifically made as one. If you had a desktop I would recommend adding a gaming grade video card, but with the laptop you are pretty much out of luck. No, you could not allocate additional memory to graphics and even if you could, it would not make any significant difference, graphics performance is about more than just size of memory. On desktops I have been able to mildly overclock the settings on graphics cards to about what the next card level higher is stock to varying degrees of success (one machine has only an 8x PCIe port rather than a 16x slot. This also you could not do with the built in graphics on your laptop.
If you want to do any serious gaming, get a gaming desktop and use the portable for what it is really good at.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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September 13, 2011 at 05:15:21
Yep, if you want to play games on a laptop, you need to buy a "gaming laptop" with a decent GPU. The amount of memory used by the graphics isn't nearly as important as the GPU itself & your laptop has the Intel GMA 4500 which is NOT good for gaming. There's nothing you can do to improve it's gaming performance other than replace it with a laptop that's designed for gaming. Either that or stick to older games that have low system requirements.

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September 13, 2011 at 05:23:24
Thanks for the help guys.

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