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Video memory i have a via tech computer model:VT8601.it has a intergrated graphic card.can i increase its video memory by contributing some of ram or hard disk space.i am not able to buy a video card because some on told me that it will affect my computer's performance.if any sof ware is present on net which is downloadable please tell me. my email:sunny_grewalz@yahoo.co.in

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1) On board video devices often use main system RAM,
by remapping it into their own address space.

This is designed to be CHEAP not GOOD.

Any RAM used by the video controller is NOT available to
to Windows, thus reducing system performance.

2) Sacrificing system RAM for video is a bad idea, the
system needs it more. Extra RAM in video controllers
is used mostly for 3-D effects and gaming, because
most video systems already have plenty of RAM for
implementing colors screen resolution.

On board video controllers are never fast or exotic enough
to benefit from the extra RAM anyway.

The rest of the system (i.e. Windows) on the other hand
can put any extra RAM to a far better use, by reducing
the need to store transient data on disk.

Don't forget that a hard disk is 10,000,000 times slower than
physical RAM, and when Windows starts running out of
physical RAM, it starts swapping data to disk (thrashing).

The performance penalty is not subtle !!!! Operations that
took a few seconds can take hours and even days.

3) It may be possible to change the balance between
system RAM and VIDEO RAM in the BIOS.
This depends on the motherboard.

4) If you want to drastically improve performance, do
buy a separate video card, for example an ATI Radeon
Saphire and disable the onboard video.

You must make sure the video card will fit in your
motherboard. Depending on the boards age, it
can use one of several types of I/O slots:

Vesa
PCI
AGP 2x
AGP 4x/ 8x
PCI Express

etc...

The card must match the slot.

5) The suggestion that adding a separate video card would
somehow slow down your computer is absolute non-sense.

Tell the guy to read some books, take a few classes, and
keep his opinions to himself until he knows something.

Internal video cards (on-board) have limited capabilities,
and steal system resources. Add-on cards are designed
for performance, by adding resources and off-loading
graphics related computation from the main CPU,
allowing it to do 0ther things.

6) Finally, using the hard-drive to supplement video RAM
is impossible. The hard disk is way too slow. It would be
like hitching a snail in front of your Porche. Perhaps
even a little worse.

Video RAM needs to be extremely fast, even faster than
system RAM. It is often organized using ultra-wide buses
with interleaved addressing for maximum speed. Also,
for this reason, good video RAM is not cheap. A good
Video CARD will have between 256 to 512 MB of fast RAM.

If you run Windows XP, your system should have at between
1024 to 2048 MBytes of system physical RAM.

Less RAM will make your system drastically slower when
doing things like video and image processing.

For VISTA, two gigs is the absolute minimum.


Disk are used for storing lots of data at a slow speed,
and retaining it with the power OFF.

Hard disks can store about 1,000 times as much as
physical RAM, but the access time is up to 10 million
times slower:

RAM can be accessed in 1 nanosecond.
DISK takes 10 milliseconds.

Hope this answers your question
Please rate my answers.

Martin

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I want to increase my graphic memory 128MB to 256MB. My system memory is 2GB, graphic card memory is 128MB and my graphic card is nVidia Geforce 7100 GS. Can I do that?


Yes why not, you can upgrade it to 512 even. But there are few things to check first. 1) Check your board got PCI-E slots or not (I guess this board doesn't have any)
2) Then you should have an AGP (Advance Graphic port) (Where you have attached this Card)
3) Check the AGP speed (2x,4x,8x)
4) Usually the AGP cards (The newer ones) are (4x,8x) compatibility.
Then Your board should have atleast 4x AGP Slot. I remember a software "Sis Sandra Pro" to check the AGP speed.
Afer checking and confirming these things, go to a shop and but a graphic card, (Which falls in the catagory i described above).
Better go for nVidia brand. But let me advise you, You should shift yourself on the PCI-Express PC's. On those PC's you can enjoy some gaming experience.
If i was helpful, kindly do Rate!

Jul 21, 2009 | Asrock P4I45GV R5 Motherboard

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How we can share RAM memory with graphics memory of our PC?


go into the system BIOS by pressing the DEL or F2 or F10 key and the you will see the BIOS menu, ther you will see intergreated peripherals and there you will see video ram something like that and there it will show you 8Mb change it to 32 or whatever you want press F10 and reboot and your memory is changed.

Mar 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Graphics card compatibility


That mobo is here"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138090

It says it has a PCIe x16 slot, so really good graphics cards running on PCIe x16 will work on it.

This is a list of the PCI express x16 cards you can buy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%201069609641&name=PCI%20Express%20x16

Generally the more they cost the better the performance but that is another story =)

If you wanna to hit me up with your full PC specs of CPU, RAM, Windows version, etc, i could recommend cards for certain games.

It also has PCI so older and less powerful PCI cards can likely be used.

Mar 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How can i increase the memory of my dell optilplex sx260, with an intel 845 chip? i only have 8 mb graphic memory


You can't. The video card is integrated and there is no expansion slot available to upgrade it.

You can increase the total RAM on the computer by adding a larger piece or an additional piece, but this will not affect the graphic memory.

Feb 21, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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Increase graphics card memory


go to your bios setting > chipset feature > onchip AGP.
you can increase your Graphic card from ther if it is on bourd.

Jan 28, 2009 | Asrock P4I45GV R5 Motherboard

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I hav a nvidia 8400gs graphics card how can i increase its size 1. by sharing it with hard disk 2.by sharing it with ram 3.what are the effects of this procedure?


upgrading your video card. There are probably only two basic reasons to upgrade a video card: 1. Your current card has poor performance.or You just "want" faster video performance.
If you think your current video card is performing poorly, there are a couple of things you should do prior to upgrading your video card. The first thing your should do is give your computer a "tune-up". This involves things like running Defrag, Scandisk, virus checkers etc. (for further explanation of tune-up procedures, .
Once you are certain that your computer is performing properly, and your computer is still experiencing slowdowns in video intensive programs, like games or graphic design programs, then the second thing you may need to do is upgrade your computer's main system memory. Inadequate amounts of system RAM will choke your computer's performance. That's why I recommend all newer computers have at least 512 MB of system RAM.

Jan 28, 2009 | Asrock P4I45GV R5 Motherboard

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How much ram?


Hi griff22_petm,

It is not you. The Biostar uses an intergrated graphic card. In your manual on page 2-13 & 2-14. Advanced Chipset Features.
You can set the total amount of system memory for the graphics card to use. Currently you have the bios set to use 8Mb of system memory to run your graphics card. (A wee bit low). If you need the manual you can download it from Biostar at this link:
http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/mb/content.php?S_ID=154

There is one other way to use all your system memory & that would be to buy a PCI video card, this would free up all your memory. Suggested PCI graphics card:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=319&name=PCI-Video-Cards&

Good luck griff22_petm!
Mike

Dec 03, 2008 | Biostar M6VLQ Motherboard

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FREEZE


this happens if the rams are of different frequencies have a check with the both the ram frequency ...
if they are different then remove 1 ram ....
& try increasing the virtual memory in the OS ...
if you are using the windows xp .. then to increase the virtual memory just go to
control panel >system>advanced>advanced>virtual memory settings>increase the virtual memory for the drive in which the os is installed ....
increase nearly to the double of the ram memory you use ....

this solves your problem ..

any doubts you can reply me
i am always here to assist you
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Jun 22, 2008 | MSI KM4M-L Motherboard

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