08-22-2011 08:59 PM
I have a 2007 HP m8100n which has integrated video. I thought I had 256mb of dedicated video memory only to find I have a pathetic 128mb. No wonder some of even my old video games play so poorly.
OK, I know I can get a real video card… that's not the issue.
I've heard that video memory allocation can be changed in BIOS… but that HP prevents this. Color me ticked off about this. And indeed the option to increase video RAM is not available in my BIOS.
So my question is… is there a way to get around HP's arrogant blocking of my ability to change the settings on MY computer to increase video RAM….
08-23-2011 07:36 PM
HP uses at locked bios. What you see is what your get.
In some of the older PCs with AGP video slots, some bios settings where availablein some PCs to change the AGP aperture size.
You can check here for software and bios upates and see if anything jumps out as a possible fix.
BTW, have you verified in Task Manager that you have the correct level of memory (Total) for your PC?
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4790k, Z97, 16GB 2400 MHz DDR3, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI, Corsair H75 water cooler
Windows 10 Pro in UEFI mode - production system
Windows 7 and 8 in legacy mode - test systems