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Changing shared memory

I'm having difficulty trying to change my computers shared memory with my ATI Xpress1150 card.

I have the default BIOS that this computer came with and it doesn't seem to have any options in it (I'm using the default 2.6.2 BIOS from Dell).

I'm not a computer expert but, I know what I'm doing (Most of the time anyway...)

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Here.,. follow this thread..Dukesite shows the fix ..its bios update
http://forum.notebookreview.com/archive/index.php/t-92680.html

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