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MoonshineOmega
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Lenovo Ideapad 500S - Dedicated Video Ram Increase?

I have recently bought an Ideapad 500s with an i7 processor and Intel HD Integrated Graphics 520. I have seen, through the use of some websites, that my dedicated video RAM is only 128mb. It appears that the way to increase this is through the use of Advanced Settings in BIOS, but this laptop does not appear to have that option in its' bios settings.

 

Is there any way to either access the advanced BIOS settings or increase the dedicated video RAM by another method?

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 500S - Dedicated Video Ram Increase?

Hi MoonshineOmega , 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Unlike other customized board , current OEM BIOS do not offer option to increase dedicated ram.

Although not meant as a gaming laptop , it is intended more as a media and productivity machine sacrificing its portability as games may still be played in lower resolution settings similar to this and this discussion .

 

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MoonshineOmega
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 500S - Dedicated Video Ram Increase?

In the specs of the laptop it states that the Graphics Card can be increased to the Nvidia GeForce 940m. Is there any way to do that without buying a complete new laptop?

 

The buyer i bought it from wrongly told me it had the Nvidia card in it in the first place.

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 500S - Dedicated Video Ram Increase?

Hi  MoonshineOmega ,

 

There are variants of this model that have NVIDIA GEforce as an optional chip on the board .

Other variant have only Intel as checked on the device manager or msinfo32 >component display  as verified on using the machine number for parts lookup page

 

Hope you can still get back with the retailer as the other with NVIDIA have a better gaming review.

 

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