AMD Radeon HD 7520G only using 512MB of dedicated memory

I bought this HP Pavilion g7 2246nr laptop solely for the purpose of gaming and it claims to have 3GB of dedicated graphics memory on the Radeon HD 7520G card. However, it's only using 512MB of it according to 3DMarkVantage and various other tools out there.

I've looked and I've looked but cannot find a way to change that value and truly unlock the potential of this laptop. BIOs settings for it are non-existant and the AMD Vision Center doesn't give an option of how much memory to use on their card.

Please help!

Product Name g7-2246nr

Product Number C3Q76UA

Microprocessor 2.7GHz up to 3.2GHz AMD A6-4400M Accelerated Processor
Microprocessor Cache 1MB L2 Cache

Memory 6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
Memory Slots 2 user accessible

Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7520G Discrete-Class graphics and up to 3053MB total graphics memory

17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)

Hard Drive 500GB 5400RPM

Once again, thanks for ANY help you all can provide. Really appreciate it!!!
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  1. Best answer
    It is NOT dedicated memory. It is up to 3GB of shared system memory, which you would not want to do anyway. 1GB would be plenty for that and 512 is probably not hurting you much. Windows automatically shares memory is there is no setting in the bios
  2. Thank you! How does one allocate system memory to the graphics card then if there was no option to in the BIOs?
  3. It does it automatically when needed, like what unskol said
  4. Best answer selected by ThaNotZ.
  5. mujhe kya pata
  6. LMAO.

    If you wanted a gaming laptop then you should of bought a "gaming laptop". Don't expect any laptop with a APU to do very well in gaming.

    Also, notice how it says "up to" 3053MB? That means it can use "up to" that much, but unless you have that much free RAM in your laptop then it won't come close. I would suggest upping the laptop to 8GB's RAM so it can utilize a little bit more graphics memory.
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