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Graphics memory FAQ for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7*

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Note For newer Intel® Graphics Technology, refer to this page.

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® 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: 09-Apr-2014
Date Created: 16-Apr-2008