Solved Increase video RAM not from BIOS

March 21, 2010 at 04:46:40
Specs: Windows 7, Intel core i3, 2gb RAM
I have toshiba satellite L510-S4017, 2GB RAM, Windows 7, vga intel GMA HD. My video ram in dxdiag detected 758mb, but when i play PES 2010 in setting said i only have vram 64mb.
I already try change setting in my BIOS, but there isn't any menu about change size of my vRAM. so, can anybody help me how to increase my vRAM not from BIOS? It really helpfull.thanks.

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March 21, 2010 at 07:27:47
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"when i play PES 2010 in setting said i only have vram 64mb"

That's right, because that's all you have. Your laptop has Intel GMA 4500M integrated graphics which has a base setting of 64MB & the rest is "dynamically shared".

"can anybody help me how to increase my vRAM not from BIOS?"

No. Dynamically shared memory varies based on need. There is no way to adjust it.

The GMA 4500M is a low end graphics solution that is used in cheap laptops. Here's what's said about it's performance:

"The gaming performance of the 4500M is not really good. Only less demanding 3D games and very old games may run fluently in low detail settings. Sims 3 and F.E.A.R. for example achieved 30 fps (with stutters) in low deatails and low resolutions (combined with a fast CPU). 2D applications, games and Windows Vista / Windows 7 Aero are supported without any performance problems. Compared to other modern integrated chipsets like the GeForce 9400M or the Radeon HD 3200, the 4500M is clearly the slowest especially for 3D games."

Based on the system requirements for PES 2010, your laptop is not capbale of playing it acceptably, if at all. There's nothing you can do to change that other than to buy a decent gaming laptop.

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March 21, 2010 at 08:51:40
technically u cant do anything why?
because ur labtop cant handle it since like jam said u have of 64 MB shared memory thats what labtops graphics is its SHARED some shared ones are gaming ones but not compared to desktop ones
so unfortunately ull have to stick to oldies or buy a decent one(labtop)

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March 21, 2010 at 23:09:20
OMG... I just buy this laptop 1 month ago. So,i pick the wrong

Then why in my system, it detect approx. Total memory 763MB? I think it is possible to increase from 64MB. How if i add some memory? Is it possible to increase my vga?

Then i can't use this laptop for gaming. It's so dissapoint hahaha. Maybe i should sell it and buy a new one.Thanks.

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March 22, 2010 at 02:14:22
Even if u increase to 1gb u won't gain anything, u need real gaming laptop. The laptop is fine for other applications but for gaming mh! mh! mh!

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March 22, 2010 at 06:19:21
"Then i can't use this laptop for gaming"

What you have is more of a general purpose laptop. You should have no problem playing older games with it, but if you want to play modern games & play them well, you need a gaming laptop. And as kuwese eluded to, the amount of memory used by the graphics isn't as important as the graphics chip. If you put an Intel integrated graphics chip with 1GB shared memory up against a gaming graphics chips with 256MB of dedicated memory, it would be no contest. The gaming chip would kick it's butt. The only problem is, gaming laptops are expensive...usually twice the cost of a 'normal' laptop.

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March 22, 2010 at 06:55:17
Maybe i should play old games only hahaha.
Btw is it possible if i buy a new dedicated graphic card? So, i change my on board vga to a dedicated vga. If it's possible in laptop hahaha. I just want to know. Anyway thanks for all your help.

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March 22, 2010 at 09:12:22
"If it's possible in laptop"

It's possible in many gaming laptops but not 'normal' laptops.

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March 22, 2010 at 11:50:26
Ok. It's a very big help. I known my laptop capability now.
Thank you very much.

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