dedicated video memory

ceco_142

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i have dedicated video memory 2 gb with 3gb shared video memory but when run a game it just read the 2gb how can i run it all can any one help please
 

k1114

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All gpus have shared because windows but you don't want to use it because ram is a lot slower than dedicated vram. It's only going to show the 2gb or you will get stuttering issues dipping into shared.
 

pasow

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you really should not care about the shared video memory. its significantly slower than the dedicated if this is a dedicated GPU. if it is an iGPU, you can expand the dedicated memory in the BIOS.
 

sizzling

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I suspect the 2gb is your gpu and the 3gb is the igpu. Chances are in a laptop your gpu is not strong enough to utilise 2gb anyway and having 3gb allocated to your igpu is completely pointless.
 

k1114

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All gpus have shared because windows but you don't want to use it because ram is a lot slower than dedicated vram. It's only going to show the 2gb or you will get stuttering issues dipping into shared.
 
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