With the release of Windows 11, many users are excited to try out the new features and improvements. One of the most anticipated updates is the enhanced video rendering capabilities. However, some users may encounter issues with low dedicated video memory, which can affect the performance of video rendering. In this article, we will discuss how to increase dedicated video memory in Windows 11 to optimize video rendering.
What is Dedicated Video Memory?
Before we dive into the steps to increase dedicated video memory, let’s first understand what it is. Dedicated video memory, also known as VRAM (Video Random Access Memory), is a type of memory that is specifically allocated for video rendering. It is separate from the computer’s main memory (RAM) and is used by the graphics card to store and process data for video rendering. The more dedicated video memory a computer has, the better its performance will be when it comes to video rendering.
Check Your Current Dedicated Video Memory
The first step to increasing dedicated video memory is to check how much you currently have. To do this, right-click on the Windows Start button and select “Task Manager.” In the Task Manager window, click on the “Performance” tab and then select “GPU” from the left-hand menu. Here, you will see the dedicated video memory listed under “Dedicated GPU Memory.”
Adjust Virtual Memory Settings
Virtual memory is a feature in Windows that allows the operating system to use a portion of the hard drive as additional memory when the RAM is full. By adjusting the virtual memory settings, you can increase the amount of dedicated video memory available for video rendering. To do this, right-click on the Windows Start button and select “System.” In the System window, click on “Advanced system settings” on the left-hand menu. In the System Properties window, click on the “Advanced” tab and then click on “Settings” under the “Performance” section. In the Performance Options window, click on the “Advanced” tab and then click on “Change” under the “Virtual memory” section. Uncheck the box next to “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” and then select the “Custom size” option. Enter a higher value for the “Initial size” and “Maximum size” fields, and then click “Set” and “OK” to save the changes.
Update Graphics Drivers
Outdated or faulty graphics drivers can also affect the performance of video rendering and the amount of dedicated video memory available. To ensure that you have the latest drivers, go to the manufacturer’s website and download the latest version for your graphics card. You can also use a driver update tool to automatically scan and update your drivers.
Upgrade Your Graphics Card
If you have tried all the above steps and are still experiencing low dedicated video memory, it may be time to upgrade your graphics card. A newer and more powerful graphics card will have a higher amount of dedicated video memory, allowing for smoother and faster video rendering.
By following these steps, you can increase dedicated video memory in Windows 11 and optimize your video rendering performance. Have you encountered any issues with dedicated video memory in Windows 11? Let us know in the comments.