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potanin2000
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Why my graphics card is only using 1024 mb of memory instead of 5096 mb that is available?

My graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 7700 series and it says that I have 5096 mb available and overal system memory is 4072mb but used memory is only 1024 and this is not enough for me to play Black Ops 4 as it needs 1268 mb. I tried overclocking my gpu with Afterburner, I went into bios and changed my graphics to dual graphics to make it 2 GB, I went into regedit and into Intel folder and changed it to 2058 mb and reloaded my pc, I updated drivers and still my used memory is 1024 mb. What do i need to do?

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You can not add more Dedicated VRAM to a GPU card to whatever is installed on the card. If your GPU Card has 1024 mb  of VRAM that is all that you will be able to use on the card. Your Motherboard BIOS allows you to reserve or allot a certain amount of System Memory to be used by the GPU in conjunction with the GPU VRAM installed.

The only way to add more VRAM to your GPU Card is by purchasing a GPU card with higher VRAM installed.

This explains what I just mentioned above from this website about VRAM: How to Increase Dedicated Video RAM in Windows 10

Copied from above link:

The Right Amount of Video RAM: Basic Guidelines

Hopefully, it’s clear that there’s no perfect amount of VRAM for everyone. However, we can provide some basic guidelines about how much VRAM you should aim for in a graphics card.

  • 1-2GB of VRAM: These cards are usually under $100. They offer better performance than integrated graphics but can’t handle most modern games at above-average settings. Only purchase a card with this amount of VRAM if you want to play older games that won’t work with integrated graphics. Not recommended for video editing or 3D work.
  • 3-6GB of VRAM: These mid-range cards are good for moderate gaming or somewhat intensive video editing. You won’t be able to use that ultra-insane texture pack for Fallout 4, but you can expect to play modern games at 1080p with few issues. Get a 4GB card if you’re short on cash, but 6GB is a more future-proof option if you can spare it.
  • 8GB of VRAM and above: High-end cards with this much RAM are for serious gamers. If you want to play the latest games at 4K resolution, you need a card with plenty of VRAM.

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There is no 7700 series with 5Gb memory chips, maybe your mistaking it with the memory speed.

Download GPU-Z, use its 'Lookup' function to find the make/model/specs of your card.

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Снимок.PNGThis is in MB. Available graphics memory 5096 mb. Used 1024 mb and total system memory is 4072 mb. I just need to change 1024mb to somewhere around 1400 or 1600 mb if possible.

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I meant to say that it says on the image that i have 5096mb display memory available 1024mb of dedicated memory available and 4072mb of shared memory. I want to increase my dedicated memory as this is not enough to play games.

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You can not add more Dedicated VRAM to a GPU card to whatever is installed on the card. If your GPU Card has 1024 mb  of VRAM that is all that you will be able to use on the card. Your Motherboard BIOS allows you to reserve or allot a certain amount of System Memory to be used by the GPU in conjunction with the GPU VRAM installed.

The only way to add more VRAM to your GPU Card is by purchasing a GPU card with higher VRAM installed.

This explains what I just mentioned above from this website about VRAM: How to Increase Dedicated Video RAM in Windows 10

Copied from above link:

The Right Amount of Video RAM: Basic Guidelines

Hopefully, it’s clear that there’s no perfect amount of VRAM for everyone. However, we can provide some basic guidelines about how much VRAM you should aim for in a graphics card.

  • 1-2GB of VRAM: These cards are usually under $100. They offer better performance than integrated graphics but can’t handle most modern games at above-average settings. Only purchase a card with this amount of VRAM if you want to play older games that won’t work with integrated graphics. Not recommended for video editing or 3D work.
  • 3-6GB of VRAM: These mid-range cards are good for moderate gaming or somewhat intensive video editing. You won’t be able to use that ultra-insane texture pack for Fallout 4, but you can expect to play modern games at 1080p with few issues. Get a 4GB card if you’re short on cash, but 6GB is a more future-proof option if you can spare it.
  • 8GB of VRAM and above: High-end cards with this much RAM are for serious gamers. If you want to play the latest games at 4K resolution, you need a card with plenty of VRAM.

well i need help i got a DELL laptop with i7 6th gen and a Intel HD Graphics 520 with 1 gb of ram AMD R5 335 with 4gb of vram but i got these 2 problems

1.whenever i play a game my gpu goes all the way up to 100% and overheats till it shuts down

even when the game isnt that power needy

for examp when i play combat master a game that i played like MONTHS ago it was running super smoothly without overheating on ultra settings but now  for some reason when i play it OVERHEATS SO MUCH till it shutsdown

another examp: when i play friday night funkin even though i see that its only using about 15% of the cpu its using 94µ of the gpu and its overheating slowly going up to 100°+

so in general i dont know why its always overheating but not using much vram

but in minecraft it wasnt overheating and then when i checked in F3 i realised it hasnt been overheating because its not even using the amd gpu but only the intel one

2. second prob is that the gpu never and i mean NVER goes beyond 1 gb of vram and even though the intel gpu got 1gb of vram one time when i checked the task manager i found it using 1.2gb of vram somehow

and so my question is why is it overheating yet not using its maximum power? this is so weird

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