Oct 4, 2019

How To Increase The Dedicated Video Memory (VRAM) On Intel HD Graphics Without Bios

Today I'll show you gamers how to increase the video memory on Intel HD graphics processors without using the bios menu. Video memory and Vram may be used interchangeably as you read on, however, they both mean the same thing.

Increase Vram on Intel HD without bios

Before now, the usual method of increasing the dedicated Vram on the Intel GPUs was through the bios. However, we had to find a better way of increasing the Vram without making use of the bios because some laptop's bios do not have the option to increase the video memory.

As technology evolves and advances every day so does everything that's connected to it, including video games.

Video games have gotten so real, and so demanding too. The PC hardware needed to run AAA games five years is no longer what is needed to run them now, that hardware can no longer run recent games because of how demanding the games have gotten.

Gamers would always be gamers, but not all gamers can afford to upgrade their PC hardware every year in order to run recent games.

Many of us still only have laptops with Intel HD GPU and we also want to play the recent games. This brings us to the topic of today - How to run recent games on your Intel HD GPU by increasing the dedicated video memory.

The realism in recent games make them consume much more memory than they used to, this is why we have troubles running such games on Intel HD GPUs because Intel GPUs only have limited memory dedicated to it for gaming.

By increasing the dedicated video memory on the Intel GPU we would be able to run recent games at least in low graphics setting and run older games at higher graphics with better FPS.

How To Increase The Dedicated Video Memory (VRAM) On Intel HD GPU Without Bios

This process is very simple and shouldn't take you more than a few minutes to complete. 

You should pay attention to each step and execute it as written here in order to have a successful result.

I have also attached a video made by a friend of mine, a fellow tech guy, Elvis Chibundu. 

The video has the same steps as the procedure I've written below, so you should watch it to see how he performed the steps on his laptop if you're unable to understand the written procedure.

Steps to increase Vram on Intel HD Graphics:

How to play games with Intel HD Graphics
  1. From your computer's desktop, go to the Start menu and type "Regedit" without the quotes into the search box. Launch the program that appears from the search results, it may appear either as Regedit or as Registry Editor, both are the same.
  2. While on the registry editor, click on the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" option to bring up a dropdown menu, from the dropdown menu you should click on "SOFTWARE" to bring up another dropdown menu.
  3. Right-click on "Intel", hover on the "New" option and select "Key".
  4. Rename "New Key #1" to "GMM". Right-click on GMM, hover on "New" and select "DWORD (32-bit) Value".
  5. Rename "New Value #1" to "DedicatedSegmentSize". Right-click on DedicatedSegmentSize and select the "Modify" option. 
  6. Change the "Value data" to the new number of dedicated Vram you want and click on "Ok" to save the setting. Note that in some Intel HD GPUs the number you typed in may be added to the original Vram you had, this means that if you had 64MB Vram and then typed in 256 into the value data you would have a total of 320MB Vram when the process is complete.
  7. Reboot your computer to activate the changes.
  8. After reboot, check your new dedicated Vram from the display adapter properties page on the Advanced display settings page.
  9. Hurray! Your dedicated video memory should have increased to the new value if you followed the previous steps correctly. Go on and run those benchmarks.
How to increase Intel HD 630 dedicated video memory

Video Showing How to Increase Intel HD Graphics Vram without Bios


I hope that was as quick and easy as I claimed it would be?

I also hope that I was able to help you successfully increase your PC's dedicated video memory without making use of the bios as I was able to do on my Intel HD 630 graphics in the screenshot above.

Disclaimer: You should note that this process may not work on all Intel HD GPUs though it wouldn't hurt to try. However, you should know that you're responsible for your actions and the result you get by using this guide.

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