Dell Vostro 3700 Ram Upgrade? Hoping for better video?

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    bl_maros Newbie

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    Hey guys I recently acquired a great condition dell vostro 3700 - It has 4gb system ram, 500gb hdd (that I put in), and integrated video. It says in the bios that it has 32mb V-ram. From what I've read it pulls the rest from system ram and the Intel HD graphics "App" says it has the ability to scale up to 1696 v-ram. I'm wondering first of all if there is anyway to force a minimum amount of ram allocation to the video. Second of all if ,since I have only ever seen maybe 300mb be pulled for v-ram, if I max out the system to 8gb will it pull more for v-ram? I have set everything to maximum performance settings (power management and in the Intel HD graphics options).
     
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    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    What are you trying to improve with the graphics controller? Are you trying to play PC games, etc?
     
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    millermagic Rockin the pinktop

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    Have you tried changing the amount of system RAM dedicated to the video card in the BIOS?
     
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    bl_maros Newbie

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    Yes, the bios just shows 32 dedicated. It wont give me the option anywhere to change that either. I just flashed it last night so I'm guessing thats all I'm going to get out of it. I'm trying to play games, yes. I know it's not going to be spectacular by any means but just to have something tolerable would be nice.

    I just upgraded the system ram from 4 to 6 gigs and nothing has changed?
     
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