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Fixed: An Application has Requested More GPU Memory Than Is Available In The System

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application has requested more gpu

Many people have this experience that a NVIDIA OpenGL Driver tips box is popped up when you apply a program:
An application has requested more GPU memory than is available in the system.
Then application will now be closed.

GPU (the full name is Graphics Processing Unit, also called VPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device.

Usually, this error is caused by the application exhausted the resources available to it in the GPU. It can also be caused by the application sending a command stream to the graphics card that cannot be broken into small enough pieces to be processed.

Here we will let you know how to fix this problem.

How To See How Much Graphics Memory Is Set

1, Right-click the desktop and choose Display settings option. You can enter to Settings box.

display settings

2, In Settings box, you can change the size of text, apps, and other items on the right. If you want to see the GPU memory size, you need to select the Advanced display settings > Display adapter properties option.

advanced display settings

3, you can see all of the Adapter Information and Monitor information in the box. Please catch the Total Available Graphics Memory: 6116MB. This is the GPU Memory size you have.

available graphic memory

How to Fix the Graphics Memory Error

Solution 1: Increase Virtual Memory

Sometimes Virtual Memory can help running with GPU memory when the memory is not enough. So you can have a try to increase the size of virtual memory on your computer.

Solution 2: Update the Graphics Driver

Sometimes Virtual Memory can help running with GPU memory when the memory is not enough. So you can have a try to increase the size of virtual memory on your computer.

Old driver version also bring this issue. If you installed a NVIDIA GPU hardware in your computer, you can go to NVIDIA DOWNLOAD Drivers website to download the latest driver for your NVIDIA GPU device.

nvidia drive web download

We recommend you Driver Doctor tool. It is a kind of driver updating tool and directly fixes any driver issue for you. It’s very convenient and safety.

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Solution 3: Setting Graphics Memory in BIOS

1, When you start up your computer, you can press DEL key on the keyboard to go to BIOS interface. You can SETTINGS on the left and select Advanced option.

bios settings advanced

2, Please select Integrated Graphics Configuration option. You can follow the steps by step to find the Integrated Graphics Share Memory.

Usually, RAM 2GB is matched for Video memory 256MB. RAM 4GB is matched for Video memory 512MB. RAM 8GB is matched for Video memory 1024 MB or more. You can settings as per as your requirement.

integrates graphics share memory

Also, you can add a new Independent graphics hardware device to your computer or you can close some applications to fix Graphics Memory error.

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