|I was reading about this in a recent thread, about another member's laptop that had 64MB of dedicated video memory. They were wondering how to increase it, and was told that it is increased automatically.|
Ok, that's great. My HP Pavillion dv2000 has 64MB of dedicated video memory and says it can take it up to 335MB. So I install Halo and play on a level for maybe a mintue with maxed graphics settings (including resoltion @ 1280x800). I get maybe 3 or 4 FPS the whole time, and setting the graphics back to the default, (all settings maxed except resolution which was 800x600) it doesn't help much, maybe 7-10 FPS.
My desktop runs Halo with maxed settings at 1440x900 with 30-75FPS no problem, and all I've got is a GeForce 7900GS with 256MB memory. The desktop is an HP Pavillion a1540n, AMD Athlon 4200+ 64X2 2.2GHz, 2GB RAM.
Something doesn't seem right here. I know 335MB on the laptop probably won't run as well as my desktop, but that big of a difference? Is this normal or do I have to turn on some automatic video memroy increaser setting? I looked around the various control panels and couldn't find such a thing. Any idea what the deal could be?
PS-hope I put this in the right section, I'll be starting a Computer Science major soon and might start hanging out here some.