How to Increase Intel HD Graphics Dedicated Video Memory

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Increase Intel HD Graphics Dedicated Video Memory

Intel HD Graphics is a series of Intel integrated graphics processors used within Intel newer generation central processing unit (CPU). They varies with the type of and the generation of the processor you have. This on-board GPU can handle day to day tasks very easily but some applications especially video editing software’s, video games, etc. might require large amount of video memory. In this article we are going to see how to increase Intel HD graphics dedicated graphics/video memory. This tutorial can be apply for Intel HD Graphics family 2000/3000/4000/4400/4600/5000.

Before going further make sure you have already updated your Intel HD Graphics driver and BIOS to the latest version. To update Intel graphics driver visit Intel website -> Go to their download section -> Chose your Operating System -> and download Intel HD graphics driver. To see how much dedicated video memory you are using -> right click on empty area of the desktop -> Click on Screen Resolution -> then Advanced settings. In my case I have 512MB of Dedicated video memory. 

Increase Intel HD Graphics Dedicated Video Memory
I’m going increase it to 1GB. Follow the steps below to increase your Intel HD Graphics dedicated video memory.

How to Increase Intel HD Graphics Dedicated Video Memory

1) To increase dedicated video memory first go to BIOS by pressing <F2>, <F10> or <Del> button on your keyboard while start-up of your system.

Increase Intel HD Graphics Dedicated Video Memory

2) Navigate to Peripherals menu in BIOS.

Increase Intel HD Graphics Dedicated Video Memory

3) You will see the Internal Graphics Memory Size option. In my case it is set to 512MB. Click on value and specify how much memory you want. I’m going to choose 1024MB. Note that memory is not actually dedicated it just use your system RAM memory. So for specific RAM memory follow the table below:

RAMRecommended Video Memory
2GB 256MB for Windows and MAC
4GB512MB for Windows and 384MB for MAC
6GB or more1024MB for Windows and 512MB MAC

Increase Intel HD Graphics Dedicated Video Memory

4) Now press <F10> to save the settings and exit.

5) To verify that memory is increased or not go to Screen Resolution -> Advanced settings.

Increase Intel HD Graphics Dedicated Video Memory
Congratulations, you have successfully increased your Intel HD Graphics dedicated video memory. If you found this article helpful then let me know. Please post your comment below in the comment section. You can share this article with your friends circle. Thank you!

5 COMMENTS

  1. Will you please inform me that will this method of increasing graphic memory cause some problem to laptop like “stucking” , “working slowly” or other????

  2. My Lenovo Thinkpad T430 doesnt have the grapics memory option
    what should I do? seems like nothing works.

    Im stuck on 32mb of video memory
    but I have 8gb of ram installed.

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