Updating SIS650 Integrated Graphics

Sony / Pcv-rx730
March 17, 2010 at 18:52:17
Specs: Windows XP, IntelĀ® CeleronĀ® Processor 1.70GHz / 1GB RAM
Sony documentation states the PCV-RX730 has VIDEO & GRAPHICS = SIS650 Integrated Graphic, 32MB Shared Graphics Memory (64MB Max.). I am not an expert here. HOW do I expand to the 64MB. I did not see this as config option in BIOS screens.

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#1
March 17, 2010 at 19:03:16
What do you expect to gain by increasing the memory amount? It's not going to help with gaming if that's what you're after. You need a *real* video card for that.

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#2
March 17, 2010 at 19:39:52
I just do office programs, web, etc. I notice delay in screen painting and typing. No gaming.

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#3
March 18, 2010 at 05:02:21
There *should* be a setting in the BIOS, you just need to find it....it may not be as obvious as "video memory". I doubt it's going to help though. My guess is you have something else going on...accumulated garbage bogging down the system, too many useless programs loading at startup, bloated anti-virus or internet suite (i.e., Norton or McAfee), spyware, malware, viruses, etc.

Time to do a thorough house cleaning.


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#4
March 18, 2010 at 05:38:25
I agree on the 'junk' stuff, but it concerns me as I just did PC - system restore. I'll keep looking in BIOS and for other. Thanks.

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#5
March 18, 2010 at 07:10:12
System Restore doesn't delete junk.

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#6
March 18, 2010 at 07:18:41
Sorry, poor terminology on my end. 'Restored for EOM recovery CD' is what I did.

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#7
March 18, 2010 at 10:53:55
Did you install the display/graphics driver? Drivers sometimes come on seperate discs.

The delayed screen painting may be normal for that machine. I certainly noticed the slow redraws produced by a 2.0GHz Celeron/i845GL machine when I was fixing it up for a school.

I believe the SIS650 is even slower than the 845GL--and the 1.7 Willamette Celeron isn't helping.

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#8
March 18, 2010 at 11:13:09
I used to have the same problem on asrock p4i65g, i865g nb, 1gb ram, 1.7ghz p4 400fsb, 96mb of shared memory (only 8mb from ram). And i found out the problem was hdd, hdd was slow (5400r.p.m, 1mb cache 20gb) and i replace the drive with faster one (7200r.p.m, 2mb cache 20gb) and it works fine. Try to disable "pointer shadow" "show shadows under menus" & don't use classic start menu.

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#9
March 18, 2010 at 11:14:15
"'Restored for EOM recovery CD' is what I did"

You should have stated that right from the start. As jackbomb said, it may be a driver issue.

Go to the following site, check the 'I accept' box, then click 'I agree'. Highlight Windows XP > IGP Graphic Drivers > SiS650 & SiS740 series, click GO. Then download & install the 'SiS UniVGA3 Graphics Driver'

http://www.sis.com/download/agreeme...


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#10
March 18, 2010 at 11:45:46
Thanks 'jackbomb', 'kuwese' and 'jam' on the help so far. I checked, and I am up to date on video driver (loaded earlier this week). I adjusted mouse and performance settings for visuals. I still notice a trailing of 'background borders' when I drag a window around the desktop. I may be just wasting time on something I will not gain any improvement from, so feel free to discontinue helping me. ;) I will double-check BIOS on next chance to reboot. Thanks.

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