Solved Help me to find details please.

November 15, 2012 at 00:07:41
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Core i5 3rd Gen 2.501 Ghz / 4GB
I bought a new laptop, its has

- Core i5 3rd Gen @ 2.50 ghz boost upto 3.10 ghz
- Intel HD 4000 Graphics
- 500 GB HD
- 4 GB DDR3 RAM

OR

Look here

http://www.flipkart.com/lenovo-esse...

So, i want to know what is the difference between

- i5 3rd Gen, 2 Gen, 1 Gen,
- How to boostup my CPU to 3.10 ghz
- How is intel HD 4000 Graphics
1. Pixel shader support
2. Vertex shader support
3. All details if possible please!

On what level you experts will rate my laptop on scale within 10?

Also help to find Latest drivers for my intel HD 4000 Graphics.
I have version : 8.15.10.2656 in dxdiag, are this latest?

I was having Windows 7 Home Basic in my laptop when i bought it
then i changed it to Windows 7 Ultimate and noticed that my Graphics memory decreased from 1696 to 1528, Why?


I appreciate your help.
Thanks.


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#1
November 15, 2012 at 02:34:50
are everyone on holiday?

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#2
November 15, 2012 at 05:21:37
i5 3rd Gen, 2 Gen, 1 Gen,
All Core i3 Models
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/prin...
All Core i5 Models
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/prin...
All Core i7 Models
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/prin...

If u wanna dig dipper read the following articles
Inside Intel Nehalem Microarchitecture
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/prin...

Inside the Intel Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/prin...

Inside the Intel Ivy Bridge Microarchitecture
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/prin...

How to boostup my CPU to 3.10 ghz
The clock will adjust automatic.
Intel Turbo Boost
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_...

How is intel HD 4000 Graphics
Not bad for gaming, see the hierarchy chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

More info on Intel Hd 4000
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-...

On what level you experts will rate my laptop on scale within 10?
8 out of 10

Download the latest driver from system manufacture website. Also intel HD 4000 driver can be found from Intel website. Here is the latest driver from Softpedia(they are trusted) http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GR...

Don't worry u will never use 1696 or 1528 MB of video memory, Win 7 knows how to manage it. This amount is set by OS but only used if needed.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#3
November 15, 2012 at 06:14:22
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"are everyone on holiday?"

You realize this is a volunteer community, right? All the questions you've asked could be easily answered by doing a search. Bascially, there are 3 different i5 architectures - Nehalem (1st), Sandy Bridge (2nd), & Ivy Bridge (3rd). Details are listed here:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/arti...

"How to boostup my CPU to 3.10 ghz"

YOU don't, the system does, & it happens automatically as long as you have TurboBoost enabled in the BIOS (it's probably enabled by default). You can monitor it by using this:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...

"How is intel HD 4000 Graphics"

Acceptable (but not great) framerates on low or medium settings, depending on the game. Older games should be able to run on high.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-...

"I have version : 8.15.10.2656 in dxdiag, are this latest?"

Version 15.28.8.2875 (9.17.10.2875) is the latest.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...


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#4
November 15, 2012 at 08:51:01
sorry bro, i was trying to be funny just.

And i still don't understand why i lost small amount of graphics memory after upgrading from home basic to ultimate?

Also the amount of usable RAM also decreased..


On Home Basic It Was..

- 4GB RAM (3.85 GB usable)
- And graphics memory was 1696 and now 1528

I know i will never use this amount of RAM Or Graphics ( May be while gaming ) but what is the reason of decrease of this number?
Do Windows 7 ultimate reserves more than home basic?
Do i will get back the lost memory downgrading to home basic?

I' am not going to downgrade but just want to know if it is a amount reserved by OS or a hardware fault?
Is it normal?


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#5
November 15, 2012 at 10:00:36
The graphics has a set amount of shared memory - how much depends on how you have it configured in the BIOS. Could be 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, etc. The rest is "dynamically shared" based on the graphics load. I wouldn't worry about the difference but if you feel you need to know, have a look at this:

Graphics Memory Reporting through WDDM


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#6
November 15, 2012 at 10:25:16
Even i dont find option to reduce or increase amount of shared memory in bios.
why?

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#7
November 15, 2012 at 10:39:52
I can't see what's on your BIOS screen but I'm sure the setting is there. Regardless, the amount of memory allocated for graphics is not going to make any significant difference in gaming performance. The graphics chip is what's important. And while there are worse chips than the HD 4000, it's far from being a decent gaming chip.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/g...


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#8
November 15, 2012 at 10:50:03
How can i decrease shared memory?
My laptop ha Phoenix BIOS SC-T v2.2

I searched a lot but cannot find such option.


Thanks.


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#9
November 15, 2012 at 21:24:30
Anyone Please!!

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#10
November 16, 2012 at 03:24:00
U can't, if u install less memory (from 4GB to 2GB) shared memory will also taken less, the same goes if u increase the amount of system memory.
Don't pay attention to Win 7 shared memory reporting, u will never ever(even when gaming) use that amount.

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.


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#11
November 16, 2012 at 05:50:06
Sorry brother, i know i'm putting too much on you & still you are guiding me,Thanks!

I was thinking of having a fresh install of WINDOWS XP x64 but when i went to lenovo site i found no drivers supporting windows xp & still i think xp is the best OS ever, its so low on resources & has support of everything you need.

I found Graphics drivers on Intel site & may be i will find chipset, processor and other drivers at particular developer site but still some will be left like webcam ( May be lenovo made drivers for this so no driver for xp ) .

Should i search for all drivers supporting windows XP or should i install x64 windows 7


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#12
November 16, 2012 at 09:58:17
"Should i search for all drivers supporting windows XP or should i install x64 windows 7"

XP x64 sucks. If you're going to change the OS (again), go with Win7 64-bit. But I don't know what you're hoping to gain? The minimum memory requirements for the 64-bit version are higher than the 32-bit version, so unless you plan on adding more RAM, I think you'll be wasting your time. If better game play is what you're after, buy a gaming laptop. Other than that, play your games at reduced settings.

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/...


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#13
November 16, 2012 at 10:13:29
You are getting me wrong man!

I don't use this laptop for gaming much, just when i get bored. According to the details you gave me, its clear that i'm unable to use all 4 GB RAM because of x32-32 OS so i'm going to upgrade but as you said XP x64-bit sucks, i now rather install 7.

But on what bases you can say that XP x64-bit sucks?
In my PC ( x32-bit ) runs just very well..
Does it has bugs?

Please elaborate.


Thanks


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#14
November 16, 2012 at 14:17:20
XP 32-bit is/was a great OS but it's over 10 years old. XP 64-bit never really had a very big following so drivers will be difficult to find. Just upgrade to Win7 64-bit & be done with it, that way you can add more RAM in the future.

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#15
November 16, 2012 at 21:37:21
Done!


Thanks.


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