A8-3870K-Add more dedicated ram to the integrated GPU.

Hi all,

I just built this system for a friend and now thinking it could use a bit more than 512mb of video memory for games and I heard that you can make it so it uses more of your ram as video ram.

But, I don't know where to do it. I've looked through bios and amd catalyst but haven't found anything.

Thanks..
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  1. I don't know how to do that either but can the graphics ''card'' even make use of that extra RAM?
  2. The amount of ram dedicated to the integrated GPU is hardwired and can't be changed.
  3. There is no way that i know of that allows you to change the amount of RAM for an intergrated GPU.Even if you could do it it wouldnt increase performance noticibly becasue the GPU is pretty low end.
  4. on the gigabyte board its in the bios under IGX configuration wich is located on the M.I.T. screen

    UMA Frame Buffer Size
    Frame buffer size is the total amount of system memory allocated solely for the onboard graphics controller. MS-DOS, for example, will use only this memory for display. Options are: Auto (default), 256MB, 512MB, 1024 MB.

    so no its not hardwared per say, but may be different for each motherboard. you didn't say wich board you have so if its not the gigabyte, youd have to look it up.
  5. noob2222 said:
    on the gigabyte board its in the bios under IGX configuration wich is located on the M.I.T. screen

    UMA Frame Buffer Size
    Frame buffer size is the total amount of system memory allocated solely for the onboard graphics controller. MS-DOS, for example, will use only this memory for display. Options are: Auto (default), 256MB, 512MB, 1024 MB.

    so no its not hardwared per say, but may be different for each motherboard. you didn't say wich board you have so if its not the gigabyte, youd have to look it up.


    It's an MSi board, Its set at 512mb by default on it so I think that will be fine until I get discrete graphics.
  6. Tmant123 said:
    It's an MSi board, Its set at 512mb by default on it so I think that will be fine until I get discrete graphics.

    Go into the BIOS and adjust the amount of memory assigned to the on-board video as previously suggested. Anything more than 1024 would be a waste. Keep in mind, whatever you assign will take it away from your system's main memory. How much memory is installed in the rig in question?
  7. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1651/4/

    should be this option according to the review

  8. no thats not it. Dual graphics allows the integrated GPU to "crossfire" with a few models of add-in GPU's.

    Update - it is the "Integrated Graphics"
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