Some of the PC or Notebook by HP comes without Advanced Tab in BIOS and less dedicated video memory. In case you want to increase Video RAM of your PC, you needs access to the BIOS, and from the by going to the Advanced tab, you can modify the value. But if you don’t have an Advanced tab on the BIOS of your PC or Notebook, how will you increase the VRAM? Well, to help you with the problem here I’m going to show you how you can increase VRAM without BIOS on Intel HD Graphics. In the method mentioned below, you don’t need any advanced tab on your BIOS to increase the VRAM.
I was facing the VRAM issue on my HP Notebook – 15-ac122tu and then I contacted the customer support, and they let me know that my PC doesn’t support that feature. The have also sent me the user manual guide for my Notebook where it was mention that the PC don’t support the increase in VRAM, etc.
But I didn’t stop and finally found a way to increase the VRAM for my PC without having the Advanced tab on BIOS menu.
There is also a maximum limit for VRAM, for example, if your PC have 4GB of RAM you can increase the VRAM up to 512MB only. In case you have 8GB RAM you can set the VRAM up to 1GB (max).
So, let’s know how we can increase VRAM without having access to BIOS. Also, let me tell you that the process doesn’t require any coding or software, you just need to follow the crystal clear method mentioned below.
Increase VRAM without BIOS: No need access to BIOS Advanced Tab
Before we start, let’s check the VRAM you have. Right-click on your desktop and click on Display settings. After that click on Advanced display settings and click on Display adapter properties. It will give you a popup showing the properties of your display adapter. In my case, it is showing 128MB, and I have 4GB RAM PC so I can increase it up to 512MB.
But I don’t have access to the BIOS, so you / I need to follow the steps given below to increase the VRAM of your PC. At first, confirm how you RAM you have installed on your PC and checked the list below:
- 4GB RAM = 512MB VRAM
- 8GB RAM = 1GB VRAM
Steps to increase VRAM without BIOS
At first, open Run box on your PC by pressing Windows Key+R or right click on the start menu and choose Run (Windows 10)
On the Run box type ‘Regedit’” and click OK
Now it will ask for administrator permission to open the Registry Editor, Click YES
Once you are in the Registry Editor window, click on the expand icon of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, check the screenshot below
Now find the SOFTWARE option and click on the expand icon
Now expand the options for Intel and Right-click on Intel and select New and Key
Name the Key as GMM and click on the GMM option. On the right, you’ll see a blank page only with the default value. Now on the blank space, Right-click and select New and then click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Name the value as DedicatedSegmentSize and click on space or hit enter to save it
Now Double-click on the DedicatedSegmentSize value and modify the value from 0 to 512MB (in case you have 8GB RAM, make it 1024MB).
Click OK to save the settings, and you are all done.
After saving the value, now you’ll need to restart your PC to see the change. Now simply restart your computer.
After restarting your PC, again follow the same process mentioned above to open the Display adapter properties. And there you’ll be able to see the change clearly, in my case it was 128MB, and now it has been changed to 512MB which is the maximum VRAM for a 4GB RAM PC. With the Max VRAM you can play lots of games on your PC, even there are lots of 4GB RAM games available for your PC that you can play with rarely noticeable lag with max VRAM.
That’s how you can increase VRAM without BIOS access. The method works for all PC with Intel HD Graphics. Also, if you face any problem by following the method mentioned here, feel free to leave a comment below, and we’ll look into your issue. You’ll see an FPS boost after increasing the VRAM of your PC.