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How to increase graphics to 1GB with the intel hd 4000?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: How to increase graphics to 1GB with the intel hd 4000? Reply with quote

Hi,
I just got a 2012 Mac mini i7 (2.3ghz) with the original 4gb ram, if I go to about this Mac it said on display, Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 mb graphics.
I installed the 16gb ram from my 2011 Mac Mini. It said 768 mb graphics.
Even if it was working fine I realized that it was not the good RAM for the 2012 model and I got 2X4gb Hynix at 1600 MHz, after that if I go to "About this Mac" the information about the display will still say 768 graphics.
Am I missing something?
The PRAM was reset.
Should I get 16gb of ram at 1600MHz?
Thanks for your answer...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

768 is max in OSX unless you do some command line work in Terminal.

Take a look here and see if it is something you are interested in.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much for your answer are you running 10.8 or 10.9 on your Mac Mini?
Very interesting discussion I might try when I get 16gb of ram, I see that I am not the only one in this case. The funny thing, my son's mid 2012 Macbook Pro i5 graphics information shows 1024 mbp but he has 10.9)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zedtvl wrote:
Thank you so much for your answer are you running 10.8 or 10.9 on your Mac Mini?


One is running 10.8 Server the other is 10.9 client. I don't have either of them running a non standard VRAM and personally not sure it would really make much difference. I just came across a few threads that show it is possible, but none really seem to have any benchmarking run.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zedtvl wrote:
The funny thing, my son's mid 2012 Macbook Pro i5 graphics information shows 1024 mbp but he has 10.9)


Yes, in looking further at a few of the threads it appears that the HD4000 GPU may allow other some changes in 10.9: dynamic VRAM allocation. But all instances I see seem to point at laptops and not the mini.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will take that into consideration, thanks again to point me to this discussion...
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