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Dedicating more memory to graphics card

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  • Started 6 years ago by bigminisachin1231
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bigminisachin1231
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Hey, I have an nvidia geforece 7150LE with 128mb of dedicated memory...i heard that you can dedicate more memory to the card by going into BIOS, but my BIOS didn't have an option to do that (i was told to look for "UGA frame buffer size" or something like that). Anyone have any idea how to do this? I have an HP m8120n, if it helps determine what BIOS i'm running.

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bamsan
bamsan
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Your display card has it's own dedicated memory, if you want add more then you'll need to upgrade the card

BIOS setting is for onboard graphics which is much slower -- and of course cheaper -- than the graphics card with dedicated ram

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bigminisachin1231
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Oh...so to get this straight, on my old computer, which has Intel integrated graphics, I would be able to dedicate more memory through the BIOS, but not with a graphics card, right?

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bamsan
bamsan
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Yes. That's right. But dedicating more ram won't give you any significant benefit

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jd2066
jd2066
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Also if I understand right the reason is because the memory is the system ram being shared. So if you 512 MB of system ram and you dedicate 64 MB of ram for video the system can only use 448 MB for itself.
Normal graphics cards use their own memory which is not only more efficient it lets the system use all the system ram available.

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bigminisachin1231
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oh...thanks for the clear-up.

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