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How can i allocate more memory to video card of acer aspire 5100

Im using acer aspire 5100, with shared video card memory of 128mb and i have a 1Gb ram, i tried to changed it in bios but the maximum value for video card memory allocation is 128mb,how can i change my video card memory to 256mb?

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You can only do that with onboard video cards. If you have an onboard you can choose how much ram to assign to it in your bios settings. However it is limited and if you already have 128 assigned to it, that's probably about all it's gonna give ya. But hey it never hurts to check Assigning your physical memory to your graphics card will result a shortage of your total system memory and your whole system will slow down a bit.
Video cards meant for better processing the graphical content of your system and free up your system's physical memory.[via]
So, if you buy a new and better video card with more memory you will have a fast system with better performance.

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Hello quid1103

If the maximum video card memory allocation is 128MB, you can't do anything to change it.

Laptops as a rule can't have their GPU (Graphics Processing Unit / video card) upgraded. If you want to play more demanding games, video editing, etc., you may have to consider buying a newer laptop. I recommend buying one with a dedicated GPU, the higher RAM, the better!

The better alternative is to buy a desktop PC, where you can upgrade the GPU when needed.

Hope this helps

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You can't. The limit is in your bios so to change it to 256 you would have to change the bios. They do bios updates all the time but I have never heard of them changing the shared ram limit.

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