Installed Delorme GPS into my laptop Inspiron 4100. Now when I run the program for GPS it tells me Direct X says not insufficient video memory. I'm running Windows XP, 256 MB Ram. How do you upgrade for video memory and what's the best.
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Re: Not enough video memory
The Inspiron 4100 has a 16MB video card built in to the motherboard. It is not upgradable. It appears that the system doesn't meet the minimum requirements for the program, so you'll have to get a more powerful system to run that application. sorry =(
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What happens when you hook it up to a external monitor? If it works fine with a external monitor, then your laptop monitor is going bad. If it does it with an external monitor, then its more than likely an issue with your laptops video adapter.
Try connecting an external monitor to the laptop (15 pin VGA connector). If the display appears normal on the external monitor then you have an issue with your laptop's LCD display. If the external monitor also has vertical screens then your video circuit on the laptop has a problem.
Sounds like you have too many programs running at once, try to shut down programs that you are not using, this will open up more memory because video and music takes a lot of your 3mg memory. If it still does not work you will have to upgrade to higher memory. You must have 3GB memory, 3MB memory sound too small.
I believe that it is referring to the amount of RAM that you have. If you don't have enough RAM, you would either need to upgrade that or consider buying a new computer. As far as video memory, you can go to run under the start menu and run "dxdiag". Under the Display tab from this window, you will see how much video memory you have.
Most likely, the CPU cooling fan, as the system doesn't really start generating any heat until the windows video initializes. If you have the resource CD, run the diagnostic for the fan, see if the noise occurs during the test.
Verify on the label of the the memory Dimm that you installed that it is PC2700 SDRAM.
Memory Upgrade for Dell Inspiron 1200 Laptop, the Dell Inspiron 1200 Laptop takes the PC2700 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs. Memory Type, and comes installed with 256 MB (non-removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your Dell Inspiron 1200 Laptop to up to a maximum of 1280 MB Memory, the system has 1 socket to install Memory, already with 256 MB (non-removable) standard Memory installed. For best Laptop performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop. Standard Memory
256 MB (non-removable)
PC2700 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe