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integrated vs. dedicated graphics

Q: integrated vs. dedicated graphics

I have a game (Aura: fate of the ages) that says it needs graphics that support DirectX 8 and has 32MB of memory. Is it possible to run this game on integrated graphics if at least 32MB of RAM is shared to it? Or will I need graphics with its own memory? Thanks in advance.

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The trick is that everytime I'm playing a game that is a bit older (not recognized by NVidia GeForce Experience, it runs with the Integrated Graphics card). And yes, I've tried to set to run globally with the dedicated card.
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like boosting it to for example 1gb of vram,sorry i dont have knowlegde about intel family T_T

im noob about GPUs T_T

need help please do see my system specs for recommendations

A:is integrated GPu can be a dedicated in laptop

the bit of using more VRAM I highly doubt it and you cant upgrade the graphics card to any one thats dedicate like nvidia GTX series etc. I have that graphics ard but not the 3000. About the VRAM i doubt you can get it higher as I said but I may be wrong.
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A:Dedicated Vs. Integrated Soundcard: No difference.

Not necessarily with a 2.1 setup. When you're listening to a 5.1 speaker setup with media that supports it, then you should hear a difference.
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A:I just installed a new graphics card, must I disable the old integrated graphics?

Have a look in your bios to see if it has an option to boot from pci-e or intergrated.
What is the motherboard you are using?
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A:PCIe graphics works ONLY when integrated graphics enabled

Not sure how your motherboard works but may need the Intel graphics enabled for the dedicated card to work. Do you have the latest Intel graphics drivers installed? Have you tried installing the Nvidia drivers when on the Intel graphics?

Could also try reverting to the basic graphics drivers in Device Manager when on the Intel, then switch to the dedicated in BIOS and see if it will boot with the basic driver installed.
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A:intergrated apu graphics + dedicated graphics=?

Hello dipdap mate personally I prefer NVidia as I had no end of problems and issues with AMD stuff.

Now I am of the opinion that a plug in GPU is better than on board stuff which is usually ok these days for day to day stuff. Now this brings me to what do you intend to do graphically with your machine??

As for bottle necking unless I have it terribly wrong plugging in a card disconnects the motherboard graphics so in effect it would be in theory impossible to run both at once.

It also depends on your budget but generally speaking out where I am this would cost you $179 GeForce GTX 750 Ti which is reasonably good for general use and light gaming to $429 for this ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Turbo 4GB - I like Asus stuff as you may have guessed and I use the Asus GTX 650Ti in both my desktops.
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A:Dedicated PSU for graphics

You mean besides that your Winpower could fry your entire system and cost you far more than $50?

Never used that Thermal take, but my main question is where would you put it? Do you keep your system on a test bench or in a case, as there are no mounting places for that in a typical case.

How much is that dedicated PSU? I would just buy a decent regular PSU and save yourself time, energy and a fried PC.
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A:Is it a dedicated graphics card?

It seems it doesn't have 9600GT. Instead, I read it has GeForce Go 7400

For example here.. Nevermind, just assumed after finding 3 times the same specs...
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A:Dedicated Graphics Memory

If the game only required 560 MB of video memory then that is all it needed.
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A:How to use the dedicated graphics card on Z50-75

Your point 1 should work for using the dedicated GPU.
From what I read, "Dual Graphics" from AMD is not a good working feature at the moment. You should do Point 1 (you mentioned).
Also, switch to Windows 8.1
Apply GPU updates.
Apply BIOS updates (if any).
Play a game and make sure you connected to AC power.
Try older AMD drivers, if the latest one gives problems.
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Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Model Satellite C650D
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2


Total size of hard disk(s) 233 GB
Disk partition (C: ) 55 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Media drive (D: ) CD/DVD
Media drive (F: ) CD/DVD
Media drive (G: ) CD/DVD


Display adapter type ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Total available graphics memory 3067 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 2811 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.632.1.2000
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

A:How do I change Dedicated graphics memory

Proactiveboomer, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Unless there is an option in the bios to change it to 512 MB, you can't. Also if it is there and you increase, you will also have less system memory.

As far as that 3067 MB available that is the total of dedicated and shared, and the shared only gets used if/when the dedicated is filled up. This might help some,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide
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Have you done anything in BIOS like UMA graphics or something else..... ? ThanksKamal

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A:How can I find out and set dedicated graphics memory?

Wow, I'm not even sure where to begin in correcting your misconceptions about what video memory is.

The OS will allocate video memory for several things, among them is the actual video display (the pixels shown on your screen). This memory is typically much smaller than the total amount of memory your card has, but that extra memory is used by programs (such as Aero, or 3D Games) to create textures, do compositing, or various other tasks. This is dedicated video memory and cannot be used for anything other than video GPU memory.

Ok, I lied, that's not entirely true. Some video chipsets (notably Intel) can share video memory with the host computer, and you can change the amount of memory is allocated to video rather than system memory. That memory must still be dedicated to video memory though, once you set it in the bios.

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A:dedicated Graphics Card not starting?

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
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A:Increase Dedicated Graphics Memory

No, you can`t change it.

Not sure why you`re having problems with the game.

Maybe it`s time for a better card.
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A:How do I add more dedicated Video RAM to my graphics card?

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A:Lenovo y50 Touch not using Dedicated Graphics. HELP!

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A:Problems with using dedicated graphics on laptop

Hi probotzor, Welcome to the forums, It's always advisable to download the latest drivers from the manfs website ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS K53TA the supplied DVD is sometimes out of date and does'nt contain the latest drivers , I think catylist control centre as changed name now to vision control centre, update your drivers from Asus website , If that does'nt help you please post back and we will do our best to help
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Good day.
Your W540 has dual graphics: the HD4600 is integrated into the CPU/chipset system, while the nVidia is technically discrete.
Here's the factory config of the MTM you provided:
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In turn, he kind of lied, but not really. Or maybe he didnt know(giving the benefit of the doubt).
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Are you able to switch to the high performance GPU by right-clicking on an unused place on the desktop? -erico
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A:how to change the dedicated system memory for my graphics

b666, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The short and simple answer is you don't. That and you wouldn't want to as despite the speed of system ram, it is still slower than what is on the video card. The 256 MB on the card is all you get, and the only way to increase it is to buy a card with more on it.
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It uses more ram when it needs it, no need to have it dedicated .
from Intel
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Display adapter driver version
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A:integrated graphics

Intel graphics chips don't meet the requirements of most of today's PC games.
Whilst it's (usually) possible to allocate more system RAM to the graphics chip in the BIOS Setup, there is a limit to how much you can allocate, and it's certainly less than the 1GB (recommended) that SkyRim requires.

Not only that, the more RAM you assign to the graphics chip, the less there is left over for Windows and applications to use. SkyRim requires 2GB RAM (minimum), 4GB (recommended). You have a total of 3GB RAM at present. Windows Vista needs most of that for itself just to run at an acceptable pace.
There just isn't enough RAM for both Vista and SkyRim together, especially as Vista is particularly heavy on RAM usage compared to other Windows versions.

So the Intel graphics chip is the primary weak spot, with installed RAM being the second weak spot.

You can add more RAM of course, but you're stuck with the Intel chip.
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A:Help with integrated graphics

Well, if you motherboard has an agp slot(as many integrated mobos lack graphics upgrade slots), you buy an agp card that's compatible(if your board has 8x agp get an 8x card), carefully install it(after reading it's directions of course), and then boot up. It should display using a generic windows driver, but look really low quality. If it doesn't display from the new card, you might have to enter the bios and setup the video options. Maybe select that your using an agp card instead of integrated or something like that, bioses vary. Then, you install the newest drivers for the card, like if it's nvidia based, dl the latest driver from nvida and install it.
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Hey !

I have integrated graphics (Intel HD graphics) on my lappy . It says it can use upto a total memory of 1696mb approximately . I have core i3 370M processor and a memory of 4gb .

If my lappy can use memory upto 1696 mb , I can play all most all high end graphics games smoothly . But it is not happening . NFS HP3 is not running smoothly !
And games like GTA 4 aren't running .
What should I do in order to increase my gaming performance ?
Will it works upgrading my ram to 8 gb ?

A:Integrated graphics help !

Just because the integrated graphics has up to 1696 MB of shared RAM available, it doesn't overcome the fact that they are integrated graphics, which by virtue are not good performers at all when it comes to gaming. Unfortunately in your case, if it only has the Intel HD Graphics, there's not really going to be anything you can do to improve graphics performance with software. Your best bet would be to get an external graphics card for your laptop such as MSI’s external graphics card promises vastly improved graphics for laptops wanting a little more…. Don't know if they're selling it yet but if they are, then this would definitely help you with games.
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3. Restart computer, load drivers etc?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Integrated Graphics

Just tried that the other day. MOST motherboards will auto disable onboard when you put an add in card into the machine.

I ended up using a video card that had a DVI AND VGA input on them to accomplish the same thing.
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A:Integrated graphics......mb or cpu?

Quote: Originally Posted by pulpwood007

I've always used a MB with built in graphics as I only use my computer for internet and business applications. I've never noticed a problem. I'm thinking about a new build and wondering if the cpu's with the integrated graphics such as the AMD A6-6400K would be a step up over the mb's with built in graphics?

Since I do no gaming or other high intensity graphics applications are ther any downsides to these type cpu's?

No, not really. I recommend integrated gpu's for my users that are just using the web and email. The A6 has a integrated HD 8470D gpu. I think that is very similar to the Intel HD4000 series. It should give you HD graphic capabilities at 1920x1200, possoble as high as 2560x1600 depending on the monitor.
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A:Horizontal lines on screen via on board or dedicated graphics card.

My first thought would be the Power Supply. Can you post the exact Motherboard Model Number? If nothing else the Model Number is Silk Screened on the motherboard.

Also some other checks you could do is using a different Video Cable or a different monitor to see if the problem is one of those items.
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A:Integrated onboard graphics

Quote: Originally Posted by zulubase

I have a Asus M4A785G HTPC Motherboard, am told on AOE3 forum, that AOE3 in incompatable with the way intergrated graphics works, yet intergrated onboard graphics works fine for others with onboard graphics card - can anyone help...thanks
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A:Integrated Graphics Memory

Using software to "increase" your memory isn't really ever a good idea. The way I look at it is the companys designing such software are just trying to rip off those of us that dont know any better just like companys that sell "pop-up blockers" or send you messages using Messenger Service asking you to buy software to stop the same messages they themselves are sending.

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Do a google search for the keywords "optimize" and "windows".
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Yes, your graphics card will work just fine in that system. No compatibility issues as far as I can tell.

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A:Integrated Graphics Card


If you've got an AGP Port.. you could simply buy a better AGP card and stick it in, you would have to disable your on-board VGA though... but that will still free up your lost RAM.

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A:Disabling Integrated Graphics

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A:I need help with an integrated graphics driver

You can use them both at the same time too..

If you plug your monitor into the new card does it show a picture?
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i have a asus gt430 installed.

i play diable 3

would it be profitable to have integrated graphics turned on in the bios.

i set my bios to have it on with uma buffer size 512 (which is the 9200s ram).

would this offload textures and make fps better?


A:is it better to have integrated graphics on with gaming?

Hello sogone209,

Short answer, nope.

Long answer:-

Your integrated graphics card would actually reduce your performance by using up system RAM from your system that it'd have to permanently reserve for its own functionality.

What you've mentioned as the UMA buffer size is actually referring to the amount of system RAM you are allowing the integrated card to reserve from it. For example you have 4 GBs of RAM. You set the UMA buffer to 512 MB. You are telling the integrated card to take that amount of RAM from your system for its own functions. So in effect you only have 3.5 GB of RAM left for your system and applications.

Offloading textures and the like refers to SLI functionality which requires 2 dedicated cards like your Asus GT 430 to be installed in tandem.

In conclusion, switch off that integrated card, and use your dedicated card for optimal performance. Unless power conservation is important to you. But I believe that it doesn't really matter since you're gaming on a desktop.
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A:i7 2600k and its integrated graphics?

My guess it that you have to enable the HD 3000 graphics in the H67 BIOS.
You probably should remove the dedicated graphics card you installed, first.
Hook up your monitor to the available H67 ports.