Advice 1: How to increase video memory

The amount of VRAM is very important for high performance in contemporary video games, as for normal operation, they require 256 megabytes of video memory. If it is not enough, video games either will not run or be very slow, so playing them would be impossible. There are several ways to increase the performance of the video system of the computer. In some cases, you can increase the amount of VRAM of your computer.
How to increase video memory
You will need
  • computer;
  • utility RivaTuner.
Instruction
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It is worth noting that to increase the amount of video memory is possible only by integrated graphics cards. These video cards can draw additional memory from the computer's memory. This can be done using the BIOS menu.
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Turn on the computer, and press Del. Instead of the usual computer startup will open the BIOS menu. Locate the setting for Video RAM. Select it and press Enter. After that, select the desired amount of memory. Take into account that the memory is added with the RAM. If you have little RAM, in the end overall performance video system will not grow. Keep in mind the fact that integrated graphics cards are themselves quite weak and to wait for special productivity is not worth it. Although if you have a powerful processor, the percent increased performance of the video system grows.
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The amount of memory discrete graphics is strictly fixed. To discrete graphics card you cannot add memory. But it is possible to increase the speed of the video memory, thereby increasing performance and video.
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Download Internet utility RivaTuner. Install it, then restart your computer. Run the program. In its main menu will be written in the card model. Nearby there are two arrows. Click on the one that points to the right. Then select the icon named "low level system settings". Note the section called "memory Frequency". Next is the slider. Move it slightly to the right, about 30-50Hz. Then from the bottom of the window, click "Apply".
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If playing the game, you don't notice any crashes, and the system does not hang, then graphics card with overclocking settings is working fine. If you wish, you can increase the speed a little more. But if the system starts to hang, the speed of the memory to be reduced. In this way you yourself can choose the optimum overclocking parameters.

Advice 2: How to add video memory

The increase in VRAM is not easy. There are several ways to achieve the desired result, but these methods are not very reliable, and sometimes useless or may even damage your equipment. But if you want to experiment with its hardware, the cards in your hands, or rather the video card.
How to add video memory
Instruction
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The setting in the BIOS. Unfortunately, not all video cards support this. And not all BIOS versions have the ability to manage memory and the frequency of the video card. To tell you more about this method impossible, since the BIOS Oh the location of this option varies, you just have to find the function. The only thing I can suggest is that you need to look for a string with the name of the port your video card (PCI-e, AGP), word memory, etc., all different. But before seeking this function, you need to read on the forums, whether it is in your version of the BIOS and does it support graphics card overclocking via the BIOS.
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The increase in VRAM at the expense of RAM (more RAM or RAM). Almost all video card manufacturers (removable or integrated) present the opportunity. What is the principle of this method? For example, there are graphics of the N-th manufacturer with 512 MB of memory, but the manufacturer left us with "extra values" for a further increase in ~200-400 MB. Putting on the computer an additional 2 GB of RAM, we will potentially increase the video memory on 200-400 MB. The increase is automatic, so no what settings to enter is not necessary. Minus of this method – in some cases a very small performance boost.
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Overclocking graphics card with special software. It's not quite the increase in video memory, but performance increases significantly. WARNING: all further actions you perform at your own risk, overclocking can "kill" your video card. Program you can download from the net, and can find on the disk that came with your graphics card. Here is a (probably most effective) program for overclocking graphics cards nVidia. It is called Riva Tuner. Run the program, look under "setting up the driver" the button "configure", then "system settings". Opens a window of acceleration with the sliders. To increase all the points but especially the need to change the settings of the sliders "core Frequency" and "dram Frequency". Move them gently, slowly, when finished, click the apply button. Then reboot and test using the program 3D Mark or similar.
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The most radical method - a method for professionals or for those who want to tickle their nerves. The memory is a chip on the Board. To enlarge it, you can solder a new chip with more memory. But who has ever seen a chip with a hundred legs, you will understand that it is better to buy new, more powerful graphics card.
Useful advice
All described methods are not a guarantee that you will be able to increase the performance of your graphics card. But who does not risk does not drink champagne!

Advice 3: How to increase ram memory

One of the easiest ways to increase computer performance is to increase the amount of RAM. To properly choose and install this equipment, it is necessary to observe some rules.
How to increase ram memory
You will need
  • Speccy.
Instruction
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Start to learn how to select the operational memorysuitable for your computer. Open the manual to the motherboard or search for it on the Internet. To do this, go to the official website of the manufacturer of the motherboard.
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Find out the kind of RAM supported by this motherboard. It can be the following types: Dimm, DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3.
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Now install a program that will help you to learn more information about installed RAM bars. As an example, install the utility Speccy. It is quite simple to use, so is suitable for any user.
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Run the program. Go to the menu "Operational memory". This menu contains all the information necessary for a complete review of the existing memory modules and the status of the motherboard.
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Examine the first paragraph:the memory Slots
Number of memory slots 2
Occupied memory slots 2
Free memory slots 0.As you can see, in this case occupied all the RAM slots. You may have a different situation, and you don't have to change the already installed memory modules.
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Go to the next item:DDR3
The Amount Of 4096 MB
Channels Two
Frequency DRAM 665.4 MHz.After reviewing the contents of this sub-paragraph, it is possible to draw two conclusions:1 – the motherboard supports dual-channel mode;
2 – the frequency of the new memory modules should not be lower than 665 MHz.
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Purchase a suitable strap memory. If on the motherboard there are two available slots for connecting RAM, better to buy 2 straps, the amount of which is equal to X than the same level 2X. This will improve the performance of the RAM by 10-15%.
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Turn off the computer and connect the new memory modules. If during booting, system will give an error, remove the old strap and then turn on the computer. Of course, after successful boot, turn off PC and return the old boards to their rightful place.
Note
Usually the slots to install identical memory cards separate colors.

Advice 4: How to play in two Windows

Most modern games do not provide the ability games in two-window mode, so to implement such a desire requires the use of additional third-party software developers.
How to play in two Windows
You will need
  • - Hide Toolz;
  • - Sandboxie
Instruction
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Download freely distributed in the Internet archive for specialized applications, Hide Toolz, is designed to allow games in two-window mode, and save it to any convenient directory.
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Extract from the downloaded archive app Hide Toolz executable file HideToolz.exe. Run the extracted file. Start be opening two Windows of the game. Define gameplay in the main window HideToolz.
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Open the context menu of the selected processes by clicking with the right mouse button and select the command Hide. This will lead to the concealment of games. Make a secondary run to be opening two Windows of the game (for Windows XP).
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Download freely distributed in the Internet archive dedicated app Hide Toolz 2.2, is designed to allow games in two-window mode, and save it to any convenient directory(for Windows versions Vista and 7).
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Perform a retrieve operation folder HideToolz.2.2.Vista.7 from the downloaded archive, find the executable file shut_down_fix_vista_only.reg. Run the found file, and restart the computer to apply the selected changes.
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Start be opening two Windows of the game and define its processes in the main application window Hide Toolz. Open the context menu of the selected processes by clicking with the right mouse button and select the command Hide. Perform a secondary run of the game to open a second window for the desired program (For Windows versions Vista and 7).
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Use an alternative method for starting the selected game in double-window mode provided by the application Sandboxie. To do this, install the program and click on the "Sandbox" of the main window.
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Select "Create new sandbox" and enter any value in the Name field. Open the context menu of the launcher by click right mouse button and select the command "Run in sandbox".
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Use DefaultBox and authorize the operation by the introduction of their login and password in the appropriate fields of the query window system. Repeat the above steps and select the previously created sandbox with an arbitrary name to launch a second window for the selected game.
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