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HP Pavilion Power Desktop - 580-023w
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello. I wanted to upgrade my graphics driver from 3gb to 4gb. I read online that it can be done through the BIOS menu but I am hesitant because I don't want to do anything that may damage my pc. I wanted to know if this is possible. I only want to do a 1gb increase and I don't want to buy a new pc tower. 

 

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Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz 3.00 GHz
Installed RAM 8.00 GB
Device ID E6C674AD-5115-493B-B9EB-2DF651151087
Product ID 00325-80899-45291-AAOEM
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display

 

DISPLAY INFORMATION:

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3b 

Total  Available Graphics Memory: 7134mb

Dedicated video memory: 3072mb

Shared System Memory: 4062mb

 

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hi

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05638874

sorry, but that's usually impossible with most newer computers, and it wouldn't change much anyway
Here you have a graphics card with its own 3gb usable memory
the computer, in its original configuration, has 8gb, the usable memory must therefore be less..
if you take a remaining part of the RAM, for the graphics card, even if little, you move the problem
when you have shared memory, normally the graphics card uses it only when needed, so not necessarily used, for the latter..
and if you have problems in games, it may not just be a problem with the memory of the graphics card
however, you may have a lack of RAM, in this case it would be better to install 16 gb of RAM
it may not add more memory for the graphics card, but it is a plus
Then it is possible that your graphics card is not performing enough, no matter how much ram
it may be necessary to use a more powerful graphics card
check this

How to identify what is slowing down the computer


and check if you have problems with certain games, which is advised

https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

 

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hi

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05638874

sorry, but that's usually impossible with most newer computers, and it wouldn't change much anyway
Here you have a graphics card with its own 3gb usable memory
the computer, in its original configuration, has 8gb, the usable memory must therefore be less..
if you take a remaining part of the RAM, for the graphics card, even if little, you move the problem
when you have shared memory, normally the graphics card uses it only when needed, so not necessarily used, for the latter..
and if you have problems in games, it may not just be a problem with the memory of the graphics card
however, you may have a lack of RAM, in this case it would be better to install 16 gb of RAM
it may not add more memory for the graphics card, but it is a plus
Then it is possible that your graphics card is not performing enough, no matter how much ram
it may be necessary to use a more powerful graphics card
check this

How to identify what is slowing down the computer


and check if you have problems with certain games, which is advised

https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

 

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Attention
A bios update is not without risk!
Be aware that if you are offered to do so, it will be at your own risk, the computer may become unusable, think about it



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Windows 11 22h2 inside , user

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Thanks. I'm glad I didn't do anything drastic to the computer

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