How Do I Allocate More Power to a Graphics Card? (5 Steps)

By Jasmine Carpenter

If you're into gaming and want to allocate more power to your graphics card, you can adjust the card's settings from the Graphics Control Panel. Depending upon the version of Windows that you are using and the graphics card model, not all of the options will be available. But, if you're running Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can set individual games or applications to use a unique setting to help optimize their performance.

Step 1

Move your mouse to a blank area on your display screen. Right-click, highlight and select your graphics card from the drop-down menu. The "Graphics Settings" pop-up window will appear on your screen. Next, highlight and select the "3D" option from the drop-down menu.

Step 2

Override the graphics card to standard default settings. Click the check box for "Custom Settings." Then, select the "Anti-Aliasing" option from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Click the "Use Application Settings" check box. The game or application that you are running will choose the level that it needs to run effectively.

Step 4

Highlight and select "Adaptive Anti-Aliasing" from the drop-down menu. Next, click the "Enable Anti-Aliasing" check box. This option will help improve a visual image quality.

Select the "Anisotropic Filter" option from the drop-down menu. Then, click "Enable the settings." Next, select "More Options" from the drop-down menu and click the "Triple Buffering" and "Support DTX Texture Format" check boxes.

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