Hey guys and girls, is there any way to make this work on Sierra? I've tried kexbeast and the terminal commands but after each restart I'm still stuck with 512MB (8GB RAM)
[doublepost=1491583427][/doublepost]Tried this on my MacMini Mid-2011 (Sierra) and no go. Tried several times and it still shows as 512 - although it did kernel panic once during a reboot. Any suggestions?I've read through the whole thread, initially tried the terminal approach, that didn't work, then I tried the patched files, ran KextBeast, but after restart I'm still on 512MB (I have 8GB system memory).
Has anyone else tried this lately on 10.12.x?
[doublepost=1485351729][/doublepost]OK guys, my bad, I didn't pay enough attention on placing the patched files on the desktop. I was running it from my downloads directory. I can now confirm it worked on my system, after placing the files on Desktop (~/Desktop/KextBeast)
Hi guys, I need your help I don't if I have messed up or not I was trying to upgrade VRAM from 512 to 1024.
I have a Macbook pro laptop (15-inch, late 2011) running OS X Yosemite.It used to have 4Gb ram and I have upgraded to 16Gb Ram.
My Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB. CPU 2.2 Ghz Intel i7.......
First I downloaded and executed the Ketx program and showed all was a success. I rebooted and using the terminal and running the code:... I still have 512 MB but the HD Graphics have changed from Intel HD 3000 512 MB to AMD Radeon 6750 512 MB as shown here: http://prntscr.com/etrh59
What have I done wrong? How can I make 512 MB to 1024 MB? Can I reverse this process and start over again?
Please help, thanks in advance...
... Others might tell you that it is working, but the benefits are negligible or even detrimental in some regards.
Here I modified the kext for MBP early 2011, just copy the files inside the zip file to your desktop and run kextbeast and restart, you'll have 1024 mb VRAM. Doesnt matter what it was before, make backups of your originals. You're Welcome.
These "Increase Your vRAM" threads are like flypaper!
I hope that some of you little beasties notice your brethren stuck in plain sight! After their Macs are blinded by this compulsion to fiddle with Terminal commands they often end up back on these same threads with their little wings beating out "help me! Help Me!".
It worked for me, before the 12.3 update because from that after I'm using an eGPU as I said previously. I don't know if this trick still work, there's only one way to find out
I'm just looking for a way to make this little guy a bit more pleasant to use in the coming years. I mostly just use it for writing and schoolwork in my classroom (I'm a teacher), and it works quite well for those needs still!It may be possible to halve your video RAM allocation and still have a working computer and this action might yield a performance increase but...
You seem to have outgrown that 2011 2GB MBA. Perhaps an upgrade is the way to go.
Apparently so, as that's what it reports. I appreciate you looking up some stuff for me!I am a bit confused by "its default 288MB", did OS X revise the 256MB RAM allocation share up to 288MB? Either way, I don't know if that HD3000 can function with half of the original designated RAM allotment.
I have some Intel data sheets and a 2011 mini technical manual around here. Perhaps it says in there...
Thanks very much for this great thread. I was wondering about this, as I've just purchased my MacBook Pro 13" early 2011 and upgraded it to Yosemite.
This evening I've tested the above terminal command for 512MB > 1024MB on Yosemite 10.10.0. Graphics were already running at 512MB VRAM due to the MacBook having 16GB RAM.
The initial result following restart: Boot was very slow, and upon login VRAM showed as 3MB. Terrible graphical performance.
Next step was to recover my backup .kext and restart; 3MB issue persisted following restart.
Then, downloaded and ran the following utility to repair kexts:
This restored my original 512MB VRAM configuration. Next and original step was to get to 1024MB
My process on Yosemite to get 1024MB:
1) Run the original terminal command in this thread for 512MB > 1024MB (and assuming you can replace this with the upgrade of your choice)
2) Run the above-linked utility in this post directly afterwards
Graphics now test successfully at 1024MB VRAM. Whether it will survive a software update - I'm not sure, but easy enough to repeat
Thanks a lot! it worked like a charm!