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ASUS P5VD2-MX SE video memory sharing

I have 1GB of RAM on my system and the user's manual of the motherboard says that the shared video memory could be up to 128MB, but in the BIOS, it only shows up to 64MB. Why?

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  • marv888 Aug 25, 2007

    The graphics card is onboard. It would not make sense because the user's manual is also about the BIOS and it shows 128MB.

  • marv888 Sep 14, 2007

    ytp i tried pressing pageup or pagedown or + or - but i only get choices from 4MB to 64MB. If i add another gig of ram, making it a total of 2GB, do you think 128MB would show up?



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@scooterx88 Reset your cmos battery. by removing the battery or by setting jumpers on your motherboard. anyway please use our facilities make your new querry as a new post thanks. @marv888 In case ou did not know Onboard Videos now a days uses soe of your systems memory and making them Graphics Memory this technology evolved to what we call Hyper Memory making your settings of 64MB as Max multiplying it b 2. makes it 128MB.

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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.

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When in the bios have you tried the + or - or page up and page down or up/down arrows to change the amount the system uses for graphics when the onboard graphics is highlighted.

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  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2007

    I didnt say its a seperate card, it's obviously not as you state it supports 128mb in the bios, have you looked n the bios to do what i suggested, or have you just looked at the other post.


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If you watch the memcheck during POST, you will probably see the fuill 2GB (as well as in the BIOS). However, because you have onboard video, the video "card" shares some of the system memory and as such it will not report that shared portion as available to the OS.

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ASUS P5KPL-AM SE supports up to 4GB RAM. I think that 1GB RAM is shared with the PCI Express Graphic Card.

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ASUS P5VD2-MX SE recognizes only up to 2500MB RAM


Actually you are doing better than you think, According to your MB specs it is only supposed to hold a max of 2GB (1GB per slot). The updated BIOS may be allowing for the additional 500MB.

If you would like to verify, here is a link to the manual for your MB:

P5VD2-MX SE Manual

See page viii.

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I hope this is the manual that you're looking for.

please download it here.


It sounds like the RAM you ordered is defective.
I would put the your old ram in and verify that the system boots and operates properly. If it does, then I would send the RAM in for replacement.

I hope this helps,

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8400GS graphics card installed causing sound distortion

You do know you can increase your integrated video's memory in the bios. Up to 1GB. (Yes, I know you currently only have 1GB of system memory) but you can kick it up to 128Mb & Vista should still run.
Your 1GB system memory is shared with the on-board video card.
I'd like you to clean out the PCI-E slot with some cotton swabs & house hold Alcohol. (do not over soak the swabs). Clean the pny's copper contacts as well. Get a really strong flash light & look into the PCI-E slot & look for dust, dirt & check the copper connectors are not bent or twisted. Re-install the PCI-E card & set the bios back to PCI-E. Try again. Even if the system reverts to weird, install the 8400's software & driver. Re-start the system. See if the system runs normal. Also would not hurt to check for Window's updates. After all that, if system does not function normally I suspect there is something wrong with the 8400 card.

Good luck & let me know if this has helped.
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2 gig ram stick

Absolutely, 2 Gigs stick of RAM exist. Unfortunately your motherboard's maximum memory supported is 2GB. This site specifies very clearly 1 gig stick max per slot:

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