How to Increase Dedicated Video Memory on Windows Laptops with Intel Graphics

How to Increase Dedicated Video Memory on Windows Laptops with Intel Graphics
How to Increase Dedicated Video Memory on Windows Laptops with Intel Graphics
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You can reallocate random access memory as dedicated video memory (VRAM) on Windows laptops with integrated Intel graphics processors. You just need to go through the registry editor to change the amount of dedicated video memory on your machine.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: know video memory

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Step 1. Click the Start button

Windowsstart

This is the button with the Windows logo. By default, you'll find it at the bottom left of the taskbar.

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Step 2. Go to Settings

Windowssettings

The settings button has a star wheel icon. It can be found in the sidebar to the left of the Start menu.

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Step 3. Select System

This is the first option you will find in Settings. Click on it to display the system settings menu.

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Step 4. Click View

This is the first option in the left sidebar of the system settings menu. It's next to a computer screen icon.

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Step 5. Scroll down to the Advanced display settings option

You will find it at the bottom in the View menu.

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Step 6. Click Video Card Properties for Display 1

This option is under Show Info. Click on it to open a pop-up window with information about the graphics adapter and video memory. The total amount of dedicated video memory is displayed next to Dedicated video memory.

Part 2 of 2: Using the Registry Editor

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Step 1. Make sure the video memory can be increased

Some Intel processors and Intel integrated graphics processors cannot change the amount of video memory used. To see if it is possible to increase the amount of video memory on your machine:

  • go to the Intel Graphics memory support page;
  • click on What is the maximum amount of graphics memory or video memory that can be used by my computer?

    ;

  • see if your machine's GPU is on the list.
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Step 2. Click the Start button

Windowsstart

The Start button has the Windows logo on it. By default, this is the bottom left button in the taskbar.

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Step 3. Type Regedit

This will display the Registry Editor command in the Start menu.

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Step 4. Select Regedit

This is the option next to an icon with blue cubes. Click on it to open the registry editor.

Changes made in the Registry Editor can damage your system. Be careful what you change inside

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Step 5. Click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

This will display a variety of subfolders in the Registry Editor.

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Step 6. Go to SOFTWARE

You will see other subfolders.

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Step 7. Right click on Intel

This will display a context menu next to Intel.

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Step 8. Select New

This option is in the context menu when you right click on Intel. Click on it to display another context menu next to New.

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Step 9. Click Key

This will create a new key file under Intel.

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Step 10. Rename the key to GMM

When you create a new key, it is named "New key # 1" by default. Press the key Return to erase the name then type "GMM" in capital letters.

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Step 11. Right click on GMM

This is the key you just created. Right click on it to open a context menu.

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Step 12. Select New

You will see a pop-up menu appear.

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Step 13. Click DWORD (32 Bits) value

This is the third option in the New context menu. Click on it to create a new value in GMM.

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Step 14. Rename the value to DedicatedSegmentSize

By default, the new value is named "New value # 1". Press the key Return to clear the name then type "DedicatedSegmentSize" as the new name.

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Step 15. Double-click DedicatedSegmentSize

This is the new value you just created. Double-click it to display a pop-up window.

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Step 16. Click Decimal

This is the second option in the Base field to the right of the pop-up window. Click the button next to Decimal to select it.

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Step 17. Type a number under Data Value

This is the amount of megabytes you want to allocate for video memory. If you have 8 GB of RAM, you can allocate up to 512 MB. If you have more, you can allocate more.

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Step 18. Choose OK

The value will be saved in the registry.

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Step 19. Restart your computer

Follow the steps below to restart your computer. Once it has restarted, check the video memory as shown in the first method. The amount of allocated video memory will be reflected next to Dedicated memory. It might not improve your system's performance, but if you are using software that requires a certain amount of video memory to start, it may help.

  • Click on the menu Start Windows.
  • Click on the circle icon with a vertical line at the top.
  • Choose To restart.

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