This article is a step-by-step guide to increase VRAM in Windows 11 using Registry Editor. It makes computer run more faster while dong graphical work.
How to check VRAM in Windows 11
Dedicated Video RAM, or VRAM, the colloquial term for the amount of memory (RAM) your system’s graphics processing unit (GPU) has access to, can be a significant factor in your Windows PC’s gaming and 3D rendering performance. Assets that are not sufficient must be pulled from slower system storage.
You need to determine how much VRAM you have before increasing it on your Windows PC.
- Open the Windows Settings menu by pressing Windows key + I.
- Select Display from the right-hand menu.
- Scroll down to Advanced display and click on it.
- If you have multiple Displays, ensure the main display is connected to your GPU, selected in the top drop-down menu. Then choose Display adapter properties for Display 1.
- The figure next to Dedicated Video Memory is how much VRAM your GPU currently has available.
- This screen will also tell you if you are using an onboard GPU solution or a dedicated graphics card. Your Chip Type is listed as either an AMD Radeon graphics processor or an Nvidia GPUX device. It means that you’re using a dedicated graphics card. You may be able to increase your VRAM if it states Intel HD Graphics and AMD Accelerated Process Unit.
How to Increase VRAM in Windows 11 using Registry Editor
The system registry is another way to increase your VRAM. This is a little more complicated. Suppose you don’t know what you’re doing. In that case, you can corrupt your Windows installation, so be alert and read up on how to enter and use the Windows registry before trying it.
Consider making a Windows system restore point too.
- Use the Windows key + R, then type Regedit and press Enter.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Intel.
- You must change the last option in the menu chain to AMD if you’re using an AMD APU.
- Right-click on the Intel Or AMD Folder, choose New > Key and name it GMM.
- Choose the new GMM Folder and right-click, and select New > DWORD (32 bit) Value in the right-side panel.
- Rename it with DedicatedSegmentSize.
- Double-click on it and choose Decimal.
- Under the value data, enter the amount of RAM and Click OK. 512MB is a good choice if you have 4GB of system memory. 1024 MB will be a good option if you have 8GB.
- Reboot your system and Follow the steps below to determine how much VRAM your system has. If the value is higher, it means that your system has performed better, and you can play games with minimal VRAM usage.
Use the BIOS/UEFI to increase VRAM
You can assign more system memory to your onboard GPU through the BIOS/UEFI of some Windows computers and laptops. You can access the BIOS or UEFI as explained in this guide. Each BIOS and UEFI is slightly varied, depending on the company and BIOS/UEFI version, so you may require to apply to the manual to find out any specifics for access keys and layout.
Search for labels in the BIOS/UEFI menu advanced Features Or Advanced Chipset Features. You should look for them in Graphics Settings, Video Settings and, Similar. You’re ultimately trying to find an alternative that allows you to make changes to VGA Share Memory Size Or VRAM Size.
These options are available in your BIOS/UEFI system. You can change between 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and even 1024MB. Select this option if you have 2GB system memory 256MB; if you have 4GB, select 512MB, and if 8GB, then 1024MB.
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