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Dell Inspiron 660, does it support UEFI video cards (like the GT 730), and How do I get into the BIOS to allocate more VRAM?

I was told the 660 standard case would support the 4 gig card if:  "PCIe slot is rated to supply at least 60w of power" Does it?

Also, we have 2 gigs video ram on our system but only 32 megs are accessible. I have tried repeatedly to get into the BIOS at reboot with no luck. Not del, f12 or f2 work to get me into the BIOS to allocate more video ram. Any suggestions?

Here is a link to the card (EVGA GeForce GT 730, 04G-P3-3739-KR, 4GB GDDR5, Single Slot) I would like to upgrade to:

www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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RE: Dell Inspiron 660, does it support UEFI video cards (like the GT 730), and How do I get into the BIOS to allocate more VRAM?

Allocating More VRAM is ancient Vaccuum Tube INTEL Graphics.   You haven't been able to do this for decades now.  Intel Dynamic Video Ram is based on the chipset and later the CPU.  INTEL IRIS PRO has 128 Megs Dedicated VRAM with 1.7 gigs dynamic Ram.

The actual amount of maximum graphics memory on your computer can be less than the amounts listed in the above table. The actual amounts greatly depend on the specific configuration of your computer model. Configuration factors may include but are not limited to the following:

  • The graphics memory allocation method set by your computer manufacturer.
  • Amount of system memory available.
  • Amount of pre-allocated memory.
  • Operating system.

 

Maximum Graphics Memory

Intel® Graphics Controllers Windows XP* Windows Vista* Windows 7*
Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 580 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Iris® Graphics 550 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Iris® Graphics 540 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® HD Graphics 520 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® HD Graphics 515 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 6200 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Iris® Graphics 6100 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® HD Graphics 6000 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® HD Graphics 5500 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 5200 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Iris® Graphics 5100 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® HD Graphics 5000/4600/4400/4200 Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® HD Graphics 4000/2500
(Paired with Intel® 7
Series Chipsets)
Up to 1 GB Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Pentium® Processors
2000/G2000/G2100
Series with Intel® HD
Graphics
Up to 1 GB Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Celeron®
Processors 900/1000/
G1000 Series with
Intel® HD Graphics
Up to 1 GB Unsupported operating system Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel Atom®
Processors with
Intel® Graphics
Media Accelerator
3600
Unsupported operating system Unsupported operating system

1 GB total of RAM results in 247 MB max video RAM;

2 GB total of RAM results in 759 MB max video RAM;

4 GB total of RAM results in 1399 MB max video RAM

Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
(Paired with Intel® 6
Series Chipsets)
Up to 1 GB Up to ~1.7 GB Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Pentium® Processors
900/B900/G600/G800
Series with Intel® HD
Graphics
Up to 1 GB Up to ~1.7 GB Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Celeron®
Processors
700/800/B700/B800/
G400/G500
Series with
Intel® HD Graphics
Up to 1 GB Up to ~1.7 GB Up to ~1.7 GB
1st Generation Intel®
Core Processors with
Intel® HD Graphics
(Paired with Intel® 5
Series Chipsets)
Up to 1 GB Up to ~1.7 GB Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Pentium®
Processors
G6000/P6000/U5000
Series with
Intel® HD Graphics
Up to 1 GB Up to ~1.7 GB Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® Celeron®
Processors
P4000/U3000
Series with
Intel® HD Graphics
Up to 1 GB Up to ~1.7 GB Up to ~1.7 GB
Mobile Intel® 4
Series Express
Chipset Family
Up to 1 GB Up to ~1.7 GB Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® G41, G43,
G45, Q43, and Q45
Express Chipsets
Up to 1 GB Up to ~1.7 GB Up to ~1.7 GB
Intel® G35
Express Chipsets
384 MB 358 MB 358 MB
Intel® G31, G33,
Q33, and Q35
Express Chipsets
384 MB 256 MB 256 MB
Mobile Intel®
GL960 and GM965
Express Chipsets
384 MB 358 MB 358 MB
Intel® G965
Express Chipsets
384 MB 358 MB 358 MB
Intel®
Q963 and Q965
Express Chipsets
256 MB 256 MB 256 MB
Intel® 946GZ
Express Chipsets
256 MB 256 MB 256 MB
Mobile Intel® 945GM
Express Chipset
Family
224 MB 256 MB 256 MB
Intel® 945G Express
Chipset Family
224 MB 256 MB 256 MB
Intel® Graphics
Media Accelerator
3150
384 MB 286 MB 256 MB

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