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Graphics Memory FAQ For Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1*

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How much graphics memory does my computer have?

How is graphics memory allocated in Windows 8/8.1*?

What is the maximum amount of graphics memory or video memory my computer can use?

Can I increase my computer's graphics memory to the maximum amount supported by the chipset?

Will adding more physical memory increase my graphics memory amount?

 Does upgrading to Windows 8/8.1 increase the amount of graphics memory?

Can I control how much graphics memory is used by a single application?

Related topic
Graphics Memory FAQ for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7*
Graphics Memory FAQ For Older Intel® Graphics Products

Operating System:

Windows 8*, Windows 8, 32-bit*, Windows 8, 64-bit*

This applies to:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200

Solution ID: CS-033984
Last Modified: 04-Feb-2014
Date Created: 17-Jan-2013