Graphics
Graphics Drivers
Graphics Memory FAQ for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7*

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Click (+) or the questions to expand the content:

How much graphics memory does my computer have?

What is Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT)?

What is the maximum amount of 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?

I upgraded my computer from Windows XP/Windows 2000 to Windows Vista/Windows 7 and now my maximum amount of video memory is less. How do I switch it back to the higher maximum amount?

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

Related topics
Graphics Memory FAQ for Windows 8 and 8.1*
Graphics Memory FAQ For Older Intel® Graphics Products

Operating System:

Windows Vista*, Windows 7*, Windows 2000*, Windows XP*

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
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500 (Intel® GMA 500)
Intel® HD Graphics 510 for Intel® Pentium® Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 520 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 530 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 for Intel® Core™ M Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 5500 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 6000 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Pentium® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-029090
Last Modified: 11-Aug-2015
Date Created: 16-Apr-2008