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Trying to find out how to allocate more ram to the graphics(currently only 8mb when i was told it could be up to 358, on my acer aspire 5920 5a2g16mi.

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  • bad_hair_69 Aug 08, 2008

    no i do not have dedicated graphics but i was told that a featur of the laptop was a media accellerator up to 358mb graphics but its set on 8mb currently. I was lead to believe this could be changed easily as it is a shared graphics with the ram.

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    Josh Hamman May 11, 2010

    Unfortunately with laptops, you are usually stuck with what you start off with. The computer usually controls the amount of video ram being used because it only takes as much ram as is needed. However, if you have a graphics CARD, it may be possible to up it. Do you have a graphics card on your laptop?

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U can not change it ! but u don;t need to ! the video card will take the amount needed ! (if u don;t use any video application will take the minimum amount(8MB), when u start playing a game for example will increase the memory until it satisfies the needs, but not more than 358MB...)

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