Question Looking to Increase Dedicated Video RAM

Kris Clark

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Hey guys, on my laptop, Can I Run it Shows I don't have enough Dedicated Video RAM for certain recent games, I usually play a lot of my games in low quality. It shows I have 128 MB.
Following this: https://www.techconsumerguide.com/how-to-increase-vram/#Method_2_Increase_Your_RAM Method 3, I'm stumped.
On my screen it shows I have: 715099 MB Space Available
Currently Allocated: 4337 MB, yet in the example, from a space available of 84204 MB, their minimum is set to 10 and max 20k.

Will this also help me? I'm not expecting a huge change but, will it?
 
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If you have a dedicated graphics card in your laptop then you can't increase the VRAM on that. Integrate intel/amd graphics use system RAM as video memory so getting more would increase the VRAM up to 2GB i believe. Also running in dual channel (having two memory sticks installed) should give much better performance on integrated graphics so buy a dual channel memory kit if you go down that route.
 

Kris Clark

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What laptop do you have?

System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire E5-772
BIOS: V1.06 (type: UEFI)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8108MB RAM
Page File: 6612MB used, 5832MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
 

Kris Clark

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That "Method 3" has NOTHING to do with video RAM.

Give us a list of all your parts.
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire E5-772
BIOS: V1.06 (type: UEFI)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8108MB RAM
Page File: 6612MB used, 5832MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
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Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Type: Full Device (POST)
 

Kris Clark

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If you have a dedicated graphics card in your laptop then you can't increase the VRAM on that. Integrate intel/amd graphics use system RAM as video memory so getting more would increase the VRAM up to 2GB i believe. Also running in dual channel (having two memory sticks installed) should give much better performance on integrated graphics so buy a dual channel memory kit if you go down that route.
Do I have to buy a specific kit? I'm not much of a computer whiz when it comes to hardware
 
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Do I have to buy a specific kit? I'm not much of a computer whiz when it comes to hardware
Well you can look up what kind of ram is installed in your laptop right now and try to find the same exact stick to add it. Alternatively you can buy a new kit off amazon or something.
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-memory-PC3L-12800-1600MHz-laptops/dp/B00KEAEX54/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3FXWMW6I1342L&keywords=ddr3+sodimm&qid=1582988573&refinements=p_72:2661618011,p_n_feature_five_browse-bin:677429011,p_n_feature_four_browse-bin:2253866011,p_n_feature_two_browse-bin:16955285011,p_n_feature_twenty_browse-bin:9729697011&rnid=9729693011&s=pc&sprefix=ddr3+so,aps,278&sr=1-1
something like this should be a good fit.
 

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