06-07-2015 04:46 PM
Hello , I have just got a Lenovo g50-70 i3-4030u running on a Windows 8.1, I installed all the drivers from the DVD provided and my graphics card appears not to be working properly, for example I have tried installing Age of Empires 3 , and it says that my current graphics card has only 32 MB and the game will not run properly. GTA IV says the same, 32 MB appendure size. Any ideas?
06-08-2015 06:37 AM
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Can you right click on the desktop, choose Graphics Properties and post a screenshot of the system information
From the list below, Ageof Empires III should be playable on the Intel Core i3-4030u which is powered by Intel HD Graphics 4400. As for GTA IV, I doubt this game will run as it doesn't meet the minimum system requirements
06-08-2015 05:08 PM - last edited on 06-08-2015 06:02 PM by zoltanthegypsy
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06-09-2015 08:43 AM
Thanks for the images. The last one shows that your Intel HD Graphics has 32MB dedicated video memory. Age of Empires III requires at least 64MB and this is likely the reason why you're not able to run the game.
On the other hand, the Total Available Graphics Memory is your video memory which is taken out from the RAM (see shared memory grapghics for more info).
06-09-2015 10:13 AM
You can still play games but you need to test it first if the system can run it.
As for a dedicated graphics card slot, the the GPU on the G50-70 is integrated to the CPU, which is soldered on the motherboard and there's no port dedicated port (MXM slot) for an external GPU.
- Sample MXM chip (removable GPU)