Thread: Solved shared video memory
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14 Jan 2011  
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
This means that when the video card is in use, especially in higher display modes, it will take some of the memory normally dedicated to other computing activities and use it for its own tasks. Thus the computer 'shares' its memory with the graphics card.
You cannot alter shared memory, it is system managed.
And then it only gets used if the video card runs out of its own memory.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If i were you i would add 2 more gigs atleast that will help some if any
Yes it would, but please don't come back asking why Windows can only see/use approximately 3.25 GB seeing as you are on 32 bit Windows. Also increasing ram will also increase that "shared" video memory number as it is based on an algorithm using total system memory and the memory on the video card.
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