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I cannot get my graphics card (on windows vista) to use its entire capacity. It only uses its 'dedicated memory'.

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    andrew pester May 11, 2010

    is it a seperate pcie graphics card or onboard graphics?

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HP intel dc5100 Intel Video Driver required windows seven


Hi

The motherboard in this PC does not seem to support Windows 7.

See here for confirmation:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=447280&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodSeriesId=454811&prodTypeId=12454

Since windows 7 has a large database of drivers built-in, most of the devices on the motherboard may have found compatible drivers in the Win 7 Driver Database, with the exception the on-board graphics.

The best option is to upgrade to a dedicated Windows 7 compatible PCI Express graphics card, which you can easily install to bypass the on-board graphics.

A dedicated graphics card will also free up system memory previously borrowed by the on-board graphics.

Hope this helps.

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Sir how much graphic memory can spport my p5nmx-mx mthr board with 3gb ram inbuilt graghic memory means how much graphic memory it will show when i will use 3 gb memory {available graphic memory}


the max you will see if you are running vista is 1244. shared memory is calculated as followed.
(total memory-512)/2= dedicated shared video memory. (3000mb-512=2488/2=1244mb dedicated shared memory.

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What are the hardware requirements for this motherboard in the way of memory, and graphics card? I have a pc2700 256M chip that is only seeing 191M of the total ram. Does it require ddr pc2100 instead? And...


Jeff, some of the system's ram memory is being borrowed. If you are using Integrated Graphics, this is where it is going.

[Integrated Graphics is also known as OnBoard Graphics.
On the motherBoard.

The GPU is soldered to the motherboard. (Hence you plug the monitor cable into the motherboard, via a VGA connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector )

A dedicated graphics (adapter) card has it's own GPU.
(Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU ]

Integrated Graphics uses some of the system's resources. The Processor, and Ram Memory.

A dedicated graphics card has it's own Processor, and Ram Memory.
(GPU, and graphics ram memory)


PC2100 is DDR Sdram that operates at a frequency rate of 266MHz.

PC2700 is DDR Sdram that operates at a frequency rate of 333MHz.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR_SDRAM

[Frequency Rate:
Proper 'computer speak' for Speed.
'Speed' is slang.

DDR Sdram:
Double Data Rate Sdram
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory

MHz.
MegaHertz
Mega = Approximately 1 Million
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second.

PC2100 can operate Up To a frequency rate of 266 Million Cycles per Second.
PC2700 - 333 Million Cycles per Second ]

No, using PC2100 is going backwards, and will not help increase the Amount of ram memory, seen by the computer.

According to eMachines Support, the T2642 desktop computer's motherboard, uses an Intel 845GV motherboard chipset.

http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T%20Series&model=T2642

[Chipset, and Chip are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit.

The motherboard chipset used for the technology of the T2642 motherboard, is the Northbridge, and Southbridge chipset.

(Motherboard's for the Intel Core i3, i5, and i7, do not use this motherboard chipset technology)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

(CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
Memory Slots = Ram Memory slots ]

The Northbridge chip handles the faster processes of the computer.
The Processor, Ram Memory, and high speed graphics.

High speed graphics being AGP, or PCI Express.
Not a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot.

Integrated Graphics, or a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, is a slower process of the computer.

Slower processes of the computer are handled by the Southbridge chip.

Northbridge (computing)

vhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northbridge_%28computing%29

(At the end of the Northbridge article's first sentence, you will see - southbridge, in blue.
Left-click on it for more info on the Southbridge)

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I have a mobo C51PVGM-GB that I would like to upgrade the video card and not use the one built into the Mobo.


You are upgrading the graphics.
Instead of using Integrated Graphics, you will be using a dedicated graphics card.

Integrated Graphics is also referred to as OnBoard Graphics.
On the motherBoard.

The GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is soldered to the motherboard.

It is not a video (Graphics) card.

A dedicated graphics adapter card has it's own GPU, and graphics ram memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

Information on the Gateway 4006136R - Nvidia GeForce 6150 AM2 uBTX 1394 motherboard,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006136R/4006136Rnv.shtml

Viewing this small photo of the motherboard, the Orange long slot you see is a PCI Express x16 slot.

1) The Northbridge chip is a C51PVG
2) The Southbridge chip is an MCP51

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_6_Series#GeForce_6100_and_6150_series

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

(CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another name is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short)

3) Made by ECS
4) Has an AM2 processor socket on the motherboard, for AMD processors.

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Napoleon total war runs slow. I have a phanon quad core processor, 4 gig ram and windows vista. I don't think anything is running in the background. Can I get vista to dedicate all power to the game?


seems like this is a gfx card issue what gfx card do you have in the tower it might be time to upgrade the graphic cards or overclock it seems to me that this is the issue hope this helps

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No support for onboard graphics for demension 2350 installing win 7


Depending on your RAM capacity which is max. 1 GB I doubt whether your integrated graphics will support Win7. Try installing WINXP or VISTA(doubtful) as OS. Else go for a graphics card with inbuilt memory if you want to install Win7.............sodeep

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"Call of Duty" runs in slow motion on my PC.


Hi thomas,

Upgrading video cards will definitely increase in performance. You asked whether you should upgrade your entire PC or just the card and that really depends on the hardware you are running. If all of your hardware just barely meets the requirements than upgrading the videocard WILL give you a noticeable improvement but obviously it will not be as good as getting a better CPU and more RAM as well as a new card.

A good measure of a cards performance is based on the series of cards it is from. Your Geforce is from the 6000 series of Nvidia cards, they have 7000, 8000, and even 9000 series cards atm.

I would recommend something like an XFX Geforce 9800 GTX+ series card with 512MB of onboard memory, or any other competing card in the 200$ price range. This will definitely give you an increase in performance, and is a very popular card.

Hope this helps and please take a second to rate!

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Will mercury mother board (pvm7pro 1.0) supports graphic card


first you must check that *********** board has capacity to use 8x graphic card, if you had a spare 2x or 4x graphic card try on it.

send me reply

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My graphics card


this is probably shared graphics which uses your system memory to run the graphics.

358MB is an unusual amount of graphic memory, but remember this will be the total system memory, and 150MB of it would be dedicated to graphics when needed, the rest is needed to run the notebook applications

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Graphic card


the pc you are using probably has onboard video and not a seperate dedicated AGP graphics card, which needs atleast 64MB of memory and T & L support, so check the card before you buy, if you already have an AGP card fitted it may not support T & L

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