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my vga card is 256MB gforce 8400. when im fixed 2GB Ram, total available graphic memory comes to 1GB. then can i play games in

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February 7, 2014 7:20:24 PM

my vga card is 256MB gforce 8400. when im fixed 2GB Ram, total available graphic memory comes to 1GB. then can i play games in 1GB required?

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February 7, 2014 7:33:56 PM

Your graphic memory is only on the video card. The memory on your motherboard does not contribute to graphic memory. A 256MB card is not going to play any of the new games like Battlefield 4.
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February 7, 2014 7:39:02 PM

what?
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February 8, 2014 4:40:08 AM

but total video card memory is 1GB. what is that?
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February 8, 2014 6:04:59 AM

i think hes trying to say that if he increases his RAM to 2GB, will it turn his 8400GSs memory to 1GB?

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It might, but the 8400GS is not fast enough to make use of the 1GB of VRAM on it and no it will not play any games at all.. perhaps some of the really old games (2004-2008) era but forget about trying to play anything recent with it.
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March 9, 2014 11:45:33 PM

When the 256 MB on the graphics card run out the cards starts using the system RAM, so in a way this means your graphics card has more memory to use. However using the system RAM, instead of the VRAM integrated on the graphics board takes a lot of time. It will severly slow down you graphics card. Any 256MB card will already be super slow and will be slowed down further if the board runs out of its integrated memory.

I have 256 MB on my laptop GPU, and it will barely run even the low spec free to play games. It will improve your system a lot if you buy a cheap graphics card.

If a game specifies you need 1gb of graphics memory it means you need 1gb of on board graphics VRAM. So buying 2GB of RAM will not help with this problem. Still if you only have 1GB of actual RAM, then buying more will improve your systems performance. Buying a cheap graphics card will also greatly increase the performance.
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