You will need
- - access to the Internet.
Before you choose a way to increase the graphics memory of your computer, view the current configuration in the properties of the desktop on the tab "Adapter". If you are using an external graphics card connected to the motherboard, you can replace it with a more modern model, suitable to the model of the motherboard. Compatibility options update on the official website of the manufacturer of the video card on the preview page of the device configuration.
If you own a laptop, and in its configuration there is a built in motherboard video card, check its model, the ability to install external graphics card. If the motherboard does not support installing a new video card, you can replace it, and can use the allocation portion of computer memory to the graphic memory in the BIOS. The overall performance of your computer will be slightly lower, and the clipboard of graphics card will work faster.
If you have the extra memory modules, extra strap buy appropriate motherboard model. If the memory slots are already filled, replace the memory Board with higher performance regarding its volume for further distribution to the video card of the computer. If integrated graphics card is used in a conventional computer, in most cases, there is a possibility to install external module.
Use a variety of software methods to increase the video memory. You can also release a graphic memory with complete unused programs, set maximum performance in computer properties and so on.
Also you can download to your computer special software, which creates additional profiles to run games in which after restarting the computer frees a significant amount of VRAM due to the closure of some system programs will not be required to run computer games.
Please note that the best way to increase graphics memory will still be replacement of equipment, reduction of resourcebundlebasename of the computer by closing programs running in the background and simplifying the user interface. In case of faulty operation of the software and games will also sure that the problem lies in the graphics card, not other equipment.
Periodically update the configuration of your computer.
Advice 2: How to increase video card memory on a laptop
The main problem for old laptops – low power graphics card. This problem can be solved in several ways, each of which requires certain skills.
You will need
- Phillips screwdriver.
To begin to examine the characteristics of the installed video card. If you are dealing with an integrated video card, then you have two ways to solve the problem. First, install second full-length graphics card.
To do this, turn off the laptop. Loosen all locking screws and remove the bottom cover. Find the port to connect the video card and install it. Assemble the laptop and turn on the device.
Install the required drivers and software. Most likely, you will have to install a program that allows you to switch between installed cards.
Disadvantage of this method is that not all laptops with pre-installed integrated graphics card has a port to connect a second device. In this case, increase the capacity of existing equipment.
Integrated graphics chips work by the computer's memory. Often to run "heavy" application or game requires a large amount of RAM and video card. Install additional cost of RAM that the system could allocate more resources to the video card.
If your laptop has full video card, then first adjust the parameters of its work. To do this, disable the unnecessary features. Usually turn off vertical sync and anisotropic filtering. Can also reduce the desktop resolution or application to reduce the load on the video card.
If you decide to replace the video card, then first examine the capabilities of the motherboard. Specify the type of port to which you connected the graphics card. Find out the maximum volume of the device is recommended for sharing with the motherboard and the rest of the equipment.
Repeat the operations described in the second and third steps.
Be careful when disassembling the laptop. You may have to disconnect some ribbon cables for access to the slot of the adapter.
Advice 3: How to increase memory on the integrated video card
Many budget laptops have only integrated video card. This device has several advantages, compared to discrete graphics card. But, as a rule, this power adapter is not enough for heavy applications.
You will need
- - screwdriver;
- - Speccy.
Integrated graphics chips work by RAM, i.e., they do not have their own resources. Some integrated video cards can reach half a GB. The downside is that with a relatively small amount of RAM that the system cannot allocate enough RAM. Install additional strips of RAM.
This will allow the system to allocate more RAM to support the video card. In that case, if all the slots for connecting RAM in your laptop is busy, replace one or more installed modules. Install the program Speccy to determine the characteristics of RAM.
Run the program and go to "memory". Having studied the contents of the opened menu, find out the following: memory type, its volume and frequency. Buy Board memory more than clock speed which will approximately coincide with the frequency already in use straps.
Turn off the laptop. Unscrew the screws and open the cover that covers the slots to install RAM. Replace your old strap or install a new one. Assemble the laptop.
In that case, if you are not satisfied with the performance of the integrated graphics, install a discrete graphics card. Get the full graphics card that is appropriate for your laptop model.
Disassemble the laptop, removing the bottom cover and carefully unplug all ribbon cables. Install in appropriate slot a new graphics card. Assemble the laptop and turn on the device.
Install new drivers for a discrete graphics card. If they are not included with the device, please visit the official website of the manufacturer of this model. Download there software and install it. With the help of the installed program, disable the integrated graphics card.
Advice 4: What is external memory computer
Surely every user of a personal computer uses different storage devices such as flash drives, CDs, etc. unfortunately, not everyone realizes that these devices are external memory.
What is external memory?
External memory should be understood as a kind of personal computer memory that is implemented with the help of various external equipment, capable of storing a large amount of information for a long time. The external storage device is compared with the internal memory of a computer, for example, random access memory device has a large volume, but low data rate.
Features and external memory devices
Today, there are many external storage devices. In relation to a personal computer, they can be: hard drives (external and internal), storage on floppy disks, which are designed exclusively for reading and writing, laser disks, tape drives, flash cards etc. All of these devices are separated by type of access to information. These can be direct access or sequential access. They are separated by the fact that in devices of the direct access / transfer of information does not depend on its location on the media, and in sequential access devices such dependence exists. The amount of memory on the hard drives (both external and internal) can reach several terabytes. The capacity for flexible magnetic discs is usually not larger than 1.44 MB (now hardly used). CD drives have a capacity of 640 MB, and a DVD with a capacity of up to 17 gigabytes. The maximum amount of USB storage devices now up to 64 GB.
With regard to the main characteristics of external memory, that is their information capacity, performance, data reliability, and cost. The storage capacity should understand the maximum amount of information that can be written to the device. It should be noted that, as a rule, it is much more than the capacity of the internal memory. Unfortunately, the speed or the performance of such devices is many times inferior to the devices internal memory. It is determined by the access time of the recording and reading of information stored on the device. As for reliability, this option is almost identical to the internal memory. Reliability may be affected only in case of incorrect or careless use of devices of external memory, and in the presence of various malicious software.