converted integrated graphics to dedicated

August 17, 2011 at 22:14:34
Specs: windows 7, intel i3 540M/4 GB

Mine is not a problem... i was just trying to experiment with d onboard and system graphics memory.
So... i removed d graphic card, nd am running on onboard graphics, nd wen i check on d system information... it shows min dedicated memory for graphics = 32MB, nd Max=1500MB nd odd, nd presently using memory is 57MB, so i was wondering if there was any way to allocate some 1000MB always for the graphics, so dat d dedicated memory remains 1000MB, though it may mean reducing my resources for other applications...
i am nt sure if it actually can happen or nt. just asking...
I'd b happy if some one replies...
thank you.

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August 17, 2011 at 22:31:12
For better performance use a good video card, it will improve over all performance and let the system use all the ram it needs for processing. If you are using a 32 bit version of Windows 7, the max limit for all ram is 4 gigs which includes the video. So if you put in 4 gigs of ram, and then add a 1g video card you will be using 3gigs system ram + 1g for video hits the 4 gig max.......thereby wasting the 1g of system ram as it can use 3 of the 4 gigs. The limit for 64 bit versions is 16 exobytes of ram, but we have no boards large enough to hold it all yet. With onboard video, the more ram the video uses the less system ram you have to process, so while you allocate the most for the onboard video, you are stealing it from system ram which sorta like robbing peter to pay paul.

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August 18, 2011 at 02:58:01
i know exactly wat u r tryin to say. bt if i can dedicate some ram to d graphics, den wont i be able to improve d overall graphic performance, i.e., play some real cool games, or anything...

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August 18, 2011 at 05:00:14
Not with the onboard graphics, the onboard graphics are not capable of serious gaming. It is not the memory alone that determines this, the onboard graphics are not capable of any significant improvement. Increasing the available memory a small amount will at first help a little bit, but increasing it much more than you are set now will not make that much more difference. A dedicated graphics card ADDS a graphics processor that is more powerful (depending on the card), dedicated, usually faster memory, and additional support circuits. If you really look at dedicated graphics cards you choose a level of graphics processor, then a level of graphics memory, then the memory speed. There are cards that come with GPU's that are capable of business use that are available with up to 1000MB memory but they cannot game anything like a true gaming card, even one that only has 500MB of memory. The difference is in the GPU and probably in the memory speed as well.

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