Random Access Memory (RAM) is the processing memory used by all system functions and programs on your computer. The available RAM on a computer is shared between all of the processes which are running concurrently at any given moment. Some users may wish to give a video card more muscle by allocating additional RAM to it. Not all computers support RAM allocation, but for those that do, this adjustment can be made by accessing your computer’s Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup page.
- Restart your computer. As soon as the boot cycle starts, press the “F2” or “Delete” key (on most computers) to access the BIOS page. If you are unsure of which key to press, view the first screen that appears when your computer restarts. Near the bottom of the page, you’ll find the message: “Press [key] to enter BIOS.” You must press the specified key quickly before the operating system begins to load. On some computers, you must press the key repeatedly until the BIOS page displays.