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Intel HD4000 Showing 384MB of Memory instead of 512MB?

dw3bb10

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Nov 1, 2008
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So, Installing 8GB of ram increases the amount of memory on board graphics uses from 384mb to 512mb. Though, my intel graphics are only reporting using 384mb in "About My Mac". Showed 512mb before. Any idea why?
 

BB.King

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Jun 29, 2012
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I think this is the result of the latest update to Mountain Lion.

I have a 2012 macbook pro with 10GB of RAM, 1X2GB and 1X8GB sticks. Before the update, 512MB was allocated to the HD4000. However, after the latest graphic patch (the one over 100MB), the allocated RAM for the HD4000 went down to 384MB.

It would be interesting to see the RAM allocation of the HD4000 from someone with 16GB of RAM.
 
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joshhedge

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Sep 23, 2012
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I think this is the result of the latest update to Mountain Lion.

I have a 2012 macbook pro with 10GB of RAM, 1X2GB and 1X8GB sticks. Before the update, 512MB was allocated to the HD4000. However, after the latest graphic patch (the one over 100MB), the allocated RAM for the HD4000 went down to 384MB.

It would be interesting to see the RAM allocation of the HD4000 from someone with 16GB of RAM.

512MB in my 16GB rPro.
 
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entrywounds

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Aug 26, 2012
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I'm showing 512 in my mid 2012 13" Macbook Pro with 16GB Ram.

EDIT: I guess I should mention that I have also installed the latest update that generated most of these issues or people.
 
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dw3bb10

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Yea, Im on a cMBP as stated in my bio with 8GB of ram as I said. Installed al updates.

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Im reading that after the 2.0 update, the 15inch MBP will only shows 384 w/ 8GB of ram.
 
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BB.King

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Jun 29, 2012
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Found a warning article on ZDNet titled "Beware of installing MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0".

Link

Hopefully Apple will fix the HD4000 RAM issue in the next update.
 
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richnyc

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Nov 8, 2012
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I think this is the result of the latest update to Mountain Lion.

I have a 2012 macbook pro with 10GB of RAM, 1X2GB and 1X8GB sticks. Before the update, 512MB was allocated to the HD4000. However, after the latest graphic patch (the one over 100MB), the allocated RAM for the HD4000 went down to 384MB.

It would be interesting to see the RAM allocation of the HD4000 from someone with 16GB of RAM.

2012 cMBP with 16GB RAM; 512MB VRAM
 
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ecsjr

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Mar 8, 2008
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I can confirm that after updating from 10.8 to 10.8.5 Combo Update with 16GB ram, the graphics card does change to 384MB on 15" MacBook Pro (mid-2012) non-retina.
 
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Yahooligan

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10.8.4 with my mid-2012 cMBP and 16GB already shows 384MB. I have automatic graphics switching disabled, I don't know if this would make any difference but thought I'd mention it.
 
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Ledgem

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I can confirm that after updating from 10.8 to 10.8.5 Combo Update with 16GB ram, the graphics card does change to 384MB on 15" MacBook Pro (mid-2012) non-retina.
Intel HD 3000 has 512 MB on OS X 10.8.5 with my late 2011 15" Macbook Pro, 16 GB of RAM.
 
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ecsjr

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Mar 8, 2008
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Update to 10.9

I can confirm that after updating from 10.8 to 10.8.5 Combo Update with 16GB ram, the graphics card does change to 384MB on 15" MacBook Pro (mid-2012) non-retina.

Updating to Mavericks seems to have solved this problem for me. Intel HD400 graphics memory on MacBook Pro 9,1 (2.7 GHz, 16gb ram) has now been increased all the way up to 1GB.
 
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