video memory upgrade

79_Souls

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Ok so I looked in the bios of my gateway laptop ne56r41u and couldn't change video setting at all it showed me the mb's it is running so the game is still a foot
 

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Probably not possible. Laptops usually use the dedicated graphics in the CPU (i.e. Intel HD series); since they share memory with the OS, the only way to increase that is to increase the laptop's total RAM...and even then, it still may have a hardcoded upper limit for the video portion.

For the ones that have a discrete "mobility" card inside, "upgrading" the memory works just like with a desktop: you have to replace the entire card. Unfortunately, replacing a graphics card in a laptop is extremely difficult, due to the limited space, problems with disconnecting then reconnecting all of the pieces (keyboard, mouse pad, etc.), & the problem that all too often components like that are soldered or glued into place to preven removal by anyone except authorized repair techs.

Now, what you could always do is contact Gateway to find out if you can have them install the nVidia GT 620M in your laptop (option for that particular model), since it comes with 1GB of dedicated VRAM. If not, you're probably stuck.
 

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Ok so I want to upgrade the video memory on my laptop right now it's at 128mb and I want it to be at 195mb or higher how would I do that if I even can

Laptop- gateway NE56R41U
Computer rank- 4.4 lowest rank falls under graphics
 

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Probably not possible. Laptops usually use the dedicated graphics in the CPU (i.e. Intel HD series); since they share memory with the OS, the only way to increase that is to increase the laptop's total RAM...and even then, it still may have a hardcoded upper limit for the video portion.

For the ones that have a discrete "mobility" card inside, "upgrading" the memory works just like with a desktop: you have to replace the entire card. Unfortunately, replacing a graphics card in a laptop is extremely difficult, due to the limited space, problems with disconnecting then reconnecting all of the pieces (keyboard, mouse pad, etc.), & the problem that all too often components like that are soldered or glued into place to preven removal by anyone except authorized repair techs.

Now, what you could always do is contact Gateway to find out if you can have them install the nVidia GT 620M in your laptop (option for that particular model), since it comes with 1GB of dedicated VRAM. If not, you're probably stuck.
 
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