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Re: How to set the amount of ram the graphic card uses to...
Your BIOS may have to be updated. U have to get the NAME & numbers from the mother board ."Google"[Web browser] the name & # of MB & look for MB software drivers. Follow directions for updating or u can do some real damage
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I've noticed that in the bios you can't increase Dedicated video memory because the max for your laptop is 256 but if you check your overall video memory with the shared memory added on by right clicking on your desktop and clicking screen resolution, go to advanced settings, and it should show your adapter with the amount of total graphics memory, the dedicated video memory (video memory of video card), system memory(Mine is 0), and shared video memory ( Ram being accolated together with the graphics card making more video card memory in all). If you switched to XP however, you will probably have less video card memory. Everything should be fine if your on your laptop's default operating system (Mine is windows 7 home premium).
For your first question...dedicated memory is only the memory that is always going to be used as part of running your video card. Unless your computer is pushed to its limits RAM wise, you should be fine. So with your first chipset 64mb of ram will always be used to run your video card. the 797mb is shared meaning it will fluctuate depending on your video cards needs. For your seconds question, no your really cannot. Unless you want to risk completely screwing up for computer by modifying your bios. You really do not need more dedicated memory unless you are having preformance problems, then i would recommend a whole new laptop. The 64mb vs 128mb dedicated memory in bios could be an error or your video card might actually have 128mb dedicated memory. Anyway if you ahve anymore questions fel free to contact me. Best of luck
it can only be done in the bios settings. but you cannot get 128 mb. normally the onboard sharing will be set a max to only 8,or 16 or 32. maximum. only reputed graphic card company like nVidia or ATI radeon will give the adjustment of sharing memory of onboard vga to that level. this can also be done only in the bios settings only. normally under the display tab. or advanced tab in the bios settings.
This model comes in 2 different flavors and I am unsure which one you have but here's the skinny on it: Option 1: ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 chipset with integrated 3D graphics, up to 256 MB of shared system memory
Option 2: • ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1300/X1600 with up to 512MB of HyperMemory™ (64MB of dedicated GDDR2 VRAM; up to 448MB of shared system memory), supporting
Regardless of which one you have, you should be able to set the shared memory in the BIOS, or you can use the Acer ePerformance Management software either installed on your machine already, or which can easily be downloaded from their website at this link:
Normally upgrading bios does not require flashing the bios. But in order to find out the max amount you can upgrade too requires some info off the motherboard. You need to get the model number off the board to look up the info
Hi a_car, I understand your trouble. Mach Speed shows little information about the bios settings. The fastest way to get the bios to load the onboard graphics would be to clear the cmos jumper. This is shown on page 12. JCMOS1: Clear CMOS Header. Do not forget to set the jumper back to normal. If this fails to load the onboard graphics card I'll try & guide you from memory. Enter the bios. Go to the title Advanced. Within advanced menu look for, advanced chipset features & integrated peripherals. One or both should list the settings you want to change too. When using the onboard graphics card, you will also need to set the total amount of system memory you want the graphics to use.
Good luck a_car!
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your ram 256 but i think your ram memory shared with disply memory so . first restart your system and press DEL key untill u enter in bios setup.then go tothe advanced option and disable graphic memory then save settings and restart pc . your problem is solved.
The message on the user's manual only indicates the possible maximum memory that can be shared with the video while in your bios you can see the actual shared memory.
I think this could be case to do with the graphics card you are using i.e. is it onboard or an add on. In some cases too the manufactures of the motherboard are not the same manufactures of bios and therefore the manufacturer of the board has given it allowance to share up to 128mb while the bios manufacturer has given it up to 64mb. Remember many of the components on the board may come from different companies.