Hello. I own a HP Pavilion 15-cw0509sa, with a Ryzen 5 2500U APU w/Vega 8 Graphics.
BIOS version is F.45 (30/06/2020), and I upgraded the RAM from 8GB to 16GB.
I've been in the very basic BIOS and to the display adaptor properties, and i've found no way to increase the amount of VRAM available to the graphics. It's currently at 1GB. I realise this is more than some people would hope for on a laptop, but ideally i would like at least 2GB. I Have plenty of RAM installed and would like to improve gaming experience slightly.
Please note that i do not want to 'break' or tamper or overclock or anything that might cause system instability. Merely increase the RAM available to iGPU from 1GB to 2GB. I've done this with weaker desktop APU's in BIOS settings before.
If any HP moderators or members of the community know a workaround for this, it would be greatly appreciated.
No. Integrated video (iGPU) does not have room for keep VRAM, it relies on System. System will work this out and allocate/assign spare/available system RAM to VRAM automatically when required up to max limit. System will also take VRAM back when required (the number is dynamic, not fix). During the good old days, we could do this from BIOS but now OS is smarter.
Note: Recently people post Youtube on internet saying they can change using Regedit. Many people try but the results are unpredictable.
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Yes i don't think i'll be using Regedit. I am aware that my APU is using 1GB of my 16GB RAM for video memory, but it would be great if it could use 2GB. It might be Dynamic as you say. I'll have to test with some games and afterburner's on screen display to see whether or not this is the case.
Ideally it would be good to get in contact with HP directly to see if they have a BIOS update that might let me increase the amount of RAM allocated to the APU/iGPU. I'm not even sur
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