How to increase dedicated video memory for Windows 7,8 & 10

It's funny how this works, but you can increase the dedicated video memory or RAM on your computer. Personally, if you don't have a dedicated graphics processing unit (Nvidia/AMD) dedicating some amount of memory for video rendering will be of waste. Because these graphical chips are specially engineered to render quality graphics according to their strength. Dedicating some amount of memory for video will slightly enhance your graphics and gaming performance, but you will hardly tell the difference in graphics but I am pretty sure the number of frames(fps) in gaming would increase in comparison to not having a dedicated video memory. Gamers out there who wouldn't have enough cash to either build a machine or purchase a gaming machine can consider this option, which might seem silly cause, to be honest, you wouldn't get the feel of what the content creators have for you. 

Check your video RAM

  • Open the Settings menu by pressing Windows Key + I.
  •  Select the System entry, then click Display on the left sidebar.
  •  Scroll down and click the Advanced display settings text.
  •  On the resulting menu, select the monitor you’d like to view settings for (if necessary). Then click the Display adapter properties text at the bottom.
  •  In a new window, you’ll see your current video RAM listed next to Dedicated Video Memory.

If you are hyped on a video game you have been dying to play you could try this and have a feel of what you been craving for. But for you players who would like to render your graphics in high resolution with insane or pleasurable frames, you could consider buying high-end graphics cards with high dedicated memory for your gaming monitors or a gaming laptop purposely for video rendering. This will save you time from complications of dedicating some part of your memory for video rendering. Actually, the memory you are dedicating for your video is from your RAM and if you are already in need of more RAM space this is not an option for you but for you guys with enough memory space up to 12gb you can consider either dedicating about 2gb or 3gb of memory for your video rendering.

Fake a VRAM increase

You can modify a Registry value to change the amount VRAM your system reports to games. This doesn’t actually increase your VRAM - it just modifies that dummy value. If a game refuses to start because you “don’t have enough VRAM,” upping this value might fix that.

Open a Registry Editor window by typing regedit into the Start Menu.

Locate this location


Right-click the Intel folder on the left sidebar and choose New > Key. Name this key GMM.. Once you’ve made it, select the new GMM folder on the left and right-click inside the right side.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. 

Name this DedicatedSegmentSize and give it a value, making sure to select the decimal option. In megabytes, the minimum value is 0 (disabling the entry) and the maximum is 512.

Set this value, restart your computer, and see if it helps a game run. This method isn't guaranteed to work, but they’re still worth a try if you run into issues and take care so you do not mess up your registry files.

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