Can I upgrade the video memory on my video card?

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

A PCIe Video Card.On a video card, the memory is integrated into the circuit board. Unlike system memory (RAM) for a computer, video memory on a video card cannot be removed, nor can it be upgraded.

What are my options?

If you want to increase the amount of video memory on your computer, you need to purchase a new video card that has more memory. The motherboard and its expansion slots as well as how big of power supply the computer has determines what type of video card is available.

What about adding video memory to a laptop?

Because you cannot upgrade the video card in a laptop there are no options for increasing or adding more video memory to a laptop computer.