Dedicated video memory is only 256 mb on 4 gb ram (amd phenom 9750 quad core)

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Posted by RageDragon (22 posts) -

I have an AMD phenom 9750 quad core and an nvidia geforce 7025/630a with 4 gb ram. I went into bios to allocate 512 mb vram but there is no option there. I wanted to do some pc gaming but am unable to do so due to the 256 mb vram. Any help will ne appreciated.

Thanks!

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#1 Posted by MonsieurX (37619 posts) -

You can't do it and won't be able to do "some PC gaming" with that ancient integrated GPU

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#2 Edited by RageDragon (22 posts) -

@MonsieurX: so does that mean that i cant increase the vram from 256 mb to 512 mb?

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#3 Posted by MonsieurX (37619 posts) -

You can't

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#4 Posted by 04dcarraher (22984 posts) -

@ragedragon:

Max shared memory on nvidia geforce 7025/630a is 256mb. Unless you plan on playing simple games or old pc games that integrated gpu wont be doing much.

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#5 Posted by BassMan (8502 posts) -

Time for a new PC.

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#6 Posted by mastershake575 (8501 posts) -

@ragedragon said:

I wanted to do some pc gaming

What games did you want to run ?

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#7 Edited by RageDragon (22 posts) -

@mastershake575: i wanted to play team fortress 2 and other team based games

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#8 Posted by mastershake575 (8501 posts) -

@ragedragon said:

@mastershake575: i wanted to play team fortress 2 and other team based games

You can open your side panel of your case and see how many watts your power supply is. If its decent (250 watts or more) and your case isn't super small, you could technically add a low powered video card that will at least give you some gaming capabilities for older titles. You can check ebay and see if you can find a used AMD 7750, 7770, or nvidia 750 Ti

If buying new, the RX 550 and gtx 1050 are decent.

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#9 Posted by RageDragon (22 posts) -

@mastershake575: is my cpu decent?

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#10 Posted by mastershake575 (8501 posts) -

@ragedragon said:

@mastershake575: is my cpu decent?

Luckily the processor that is in the consoles (PS4 and Xboxone) are both pretty mediocre. What that means is even though your CPU is old, it should still technically run games if you upgrade the GPU (you'll have to turn the settings down and your frames aren't going to be high but the games will still be playable depending on what GPU you buy).

You mentioned Team Fortress 2 which will easily run on that CPU if you upgrade the GPU.

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#11 Edited by RageDragon (22 posts) -

@mastershake575: i am thinking of getting an HP Envy with a i5 processor and the Nvidia GeForce GT 750m. Is it decent for gaming?

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#12 Edited by mastershake575 (8501 posts) -

@ragedragon said:

i am thinking of getting an HP Envy with a i5 processor and the Nvidia GeForce GT 750m. Is it decent for gaming?

Laptops are usually bad bang for your buck when it comes to gaming. Due to the size/heat factor, processors are usually clocked low and the GPU in the laptops are usually significantly slower than the desktop counterpart.

Unless you need the portability for school/work, i would invest in either a new desktop or invest in a video card for your current computer depending on what games you want to run