VRAM cannot be increased by physically installing RAM. However, by following specific steps or executing commands, you can enhance its performance to some extent.
What is VRAM?
Video Random Access Memory (VRAM) is a dedicated part of RAM used to process and display graphics-related tasks such as videos, images, games, etc. on the screen.
The video’s frames per second (FPS) and quality, as well as image quality, depend on VRAM. In the event of a video RAM failure, its impact affects not only the RAM but also heats the system and decreases graphic quality.
This article will guide you on how to increase Dedicated Video RAM performance to some extent on all Windows versions.
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Dedicated Video Memory in Windows 11
Before attempting to increase the Dedicated Video Memory Size on your Windows PC, it is crucial to confirm your current Video RAM size. After the VRAM update, you will find it helpful to monitor the future increase in your video RAM
1. Press Windows logo + I to navigate to Display
2. Then select Display
3. Under Related settings, click Advanced display
4. Click “Display adapter properties for Display 1.”
5. Now check the dedicated video memory size
How to Increase Dedicated Video Memory in Windows 11
In the following article, you can learn how to increase dedicated video memory without a BIOS.
Launch registry editor
Expanded HKEY LOCAL MACHINE
Then Expand the software for information.
Click and then right-click on Intel’s → New Key.
Now rename the folder to GMM
Right-click on the right-hand side of the blank area and select New → DWORD (32-bit Value)
After Choosing “DWORD 32 -bit value“, rename it as DedicatedSegmentSize.” → Right-click on DedicatedSegmentSize → Select Modify
2GB RAM = 256MB
4GB RAM = 512MB
6GB RAM = 640MB
8GB RAM = 1024MB
16GB RAM = 2048MB
In the above list, GB and the corresponding memory measurement list are given; enter the MBs corresponding to your computer’s RAM size.
Dedicated VRAM Size in Windows 10, 8.1, and 7
Before going to Increase the Dedicated Video RAM Size on a Windows PC, confirm your dedicated Video RAM size. After updating the VRAM, it will be useful for you to check how much your video RAM has increased in the future.
Search “View advanced display info.” → Then launch “View advanced display info.”
Launch the Display Adapter Properties
Now check your dedicated memory size
How to Increase Dedicated Video RAM in Windows 10, 8.1, and 7
To increase the dedicated VRAM in Windows, do the following:
Search and run Registry Editor as an administrator
Click Yes on the Registry editor popup to Launch it
Now expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, also expand the Software
Now select and right-click on Intel underneath the Software → Then hover over the New → And then select Key to create a folder
Now rename the folder to GMM
Now right-click on the blank area as indicated in step 10, as shown in the screenshot below → Select New → And then select DWORD (32-bit) Value
Rename the file name to “DedicatedSegmentSize“, then right-click it and click Modify.
Enter Value data in numbers if your computer’s RAM is equal to the following list: For example, if your RAM size is 8 GB, then enter the volume 1024 MB to increase the Dedicated Video RAM size.
2GB RAM = 256 MB
4GB RAM = 512 MB
6GB RAM = 640 MB
8GB RAM = 1024 MB
16GB RAM = 2048 MB
Lastly, click OK, and then to update the memory size you changed, restart your system and check the dedicated memory increment.
What is Video RAM?
Video Random Access Memory (VRAM) is a dedicated part of RAM used to process and display graphics-related tasks such as video, images, games, etc. on the screen.
Can we increase VRAM Physically?
VRAM cannot be increased by physically installing the RAM size. But by following some steps or commands, you can increase its performance to some extent.
How to increase dedicated video RAM on the laptop
As with incrementing VARM on a PC, it should be done on a laptop.
Does increasing VRAM require a driver update?
No, VRAM is a physical hardware limitation and cannot be changed through driver updates.
Can a BIOS update increase VRAM?
In some cases, a BIOS update might offer improved compatibility or performance but won’t increase physical VRAM.
What’s the best solution for better graphics performance?
To enhance graphics performance, invest in a more capable graphics card with higher VRAM specifications.
Is it possible to allocate system RAM as VRAM?
Generally, no. VRAM serves a specific purpose and cannot be emulated or expanded using system RAM.