Increase Ram Allocated To Integrated Graphics

Allocate more memory to your computer‘s integrated video adapter.

When a computer video adapter displays 3-D graphics it uses RAM to store textures — the images applied to 3-D models and scenes. Increasing the amount of memory a video adapter has available allows it to store more high-resolution textures in RAM without retrieving data from the hard drive. This may lead to a performance increase in games. If your computer has an integrated video adapter it shares RAM with the operating system. In many cases you can change the memory allocation to force the computer to devote more RAM to the video adapter.

Instructions

1. Restart your computer. As the computer begins booting, the screen displays a prompt such as “Press F1 to enter setup.” Quickly press the key displayed. Depending on your computer’s manufacturer the key displayed may be “F1,” “F2,” “Del” or another key. If you press the key too late and Windows begins loading, do not press the Power button; restart Windows after it loads completely.

2. Push the arrow keys to highlight the “Advanced” menu at the top of the motherboard configuration utility.

3. Locate and change the amount of RAM allocated to the motherboard’s integrated video. Depending on your computer model this setting has a label such as “On-Board Video Memory,” “Maximum DVMT,” “VGA RAM” or “Integrated Video.” Raise the value by pressing the up-arrow or “PgUp” key.

4. Press “F10” and “Enter” or follow the instructions on the screen to save the change and restart your computer.