Forum Question: Question about integrated graphics and its relation to the system memory

I recently decided to upgrade from my first mac which was a early 2008 white macbook 2.4Ghz, 2gb DDR2 ram, 250gb hard drive to a new 2010 13″ Macbook Pro 2.4ghz, 4gb DDR3 ram, 500gb hard drive and the new 320m integrated graphics with 256mb of vram. My question is if I upgrade my computer to 8gb of ram from the 4gb of ram, will that double my vram? I can litteraly find nothing about this on the interwebs so I decided to come straight to the pros.
Thanks in advance,
Ken

— Ken

Comments: One Response to “Question about integrated graphics and its relation to the system memory”

    9/14/10 @ 6:10 am

    No. VRAM is separate from RAM. If you add more memory, it won’t increase your VRAM as that is part of the graphics chipset, and isn’t part of your regular RAM.
    Even on computers (like your old MacBook I think) that use RAM as a substitute for VRAM, the chipset will take exactly the amount of RAM it is built to use and no more.

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