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HOW DO I FREE UP SOME VIDEO CARD MEMORY ON A LAPTOP?PLS HELP

by xxleeannxx / August 23, 2006 3:37 AM PDT

HI I HAVE INSTALED A GAME ON TO MY LAPTOP BUT IT SAYS THERE IS TOO LITTLE FREE VIDEO CARD MEMORY.
HOW CAN I FREE UP SOME VIDEO CARD MEMORY???
THANKS FOR READING

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You would...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 3:43 AM PDT

Have to know what laptop make/model you have and then using it's BIOS settings increase or decrease dedicated Video memory.

Sorry, but without the laptop make/model and the name of the game this is all I can tell you.

Bob

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hi
by xxleeannxx / August 23, 2006 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: You would...

i dont really know alot about computers but it is a dell laptop

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Dell has many models. But...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 4:03 AM PDT
In reply to: hi

Without a model number all I can do is point to where such a setting is. I can't help you without it and the game title.


And it may not be solved since some laptops can't play some games. At least with the model and game name one might find out if it's a dead end.

Bob

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hi
by xxleeannxx / August 23, 2006 4:16 AM PDT

i think the model name is pp03l.

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GAME NAME!!! Sorry to shout.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 4:25 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) sorry the game name is singles
by xxleeannxx / August 23, 2006 4:31 AM PDT
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Sorry. Too many games matched on google.com
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 4:33 AM PDT

PLEASE don't make this hard. I'm volunteering to help out and you need only to supply the basic information so we can see if this can be fixed.

How about the maker or author or better yet a link to the game maker's web site?

Bob

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hi
by xxleeannxx / August 23, 2006 4:49 AM PDT
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my laptop model :)
by prashilpatel / June 30, 2011 12:17 AM PDT

mine is gateway NV52 plz help!!! Sad

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That model series does not have the issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2011 2:45 AM PDT
In reply to: my laptop model :)
http://support.gateway.com/s/notebook/2009/gateway/nv/nv52/NV52sp2.shtml

All video solutions in this line dynamically allocate up to 1,919 MB or memory or more so there is no issue with this model line.

Maybe you did encounter a problem but this discussion is about some old 48MB video system. At 1,919 MB of video ram, if that game complains, you'll have to ask the game company why!
Bob
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OK, now it's a matter of the OS and DIRECTX.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 6:28 AM PDT

The game required DirectX 9 with T&L support. It's unlikely your video chipset does this so here's the last hurrah to try to get there.

Dell noted you can give up to 48MB to the video card so do that in the BIOS. I won't duplicate dell's web site about getting in the BIOS or it's settings.

After you have that then get to Dell.com and get the latest video driver from them.

Finally, goto Microsoft.com and get DirectX's latest. Run that and after it's done, rebooted try it again.

There's only a slim chance it will work with the T&L requirement.

Bob

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