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Windows 7: The 32 Bit OS RAM and VRAM Conundrum

11 Nov 2011   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

BASically, your GPU Ram is completely different to your system RAM. I believe (could be wrong here... but I think this is the way it works) that if the GPU needs more RAM, it will borrow some from the system, but it doesn't "reserve" it in the same way that an integrated chip does. With an integrated chip, it uses the system ram, wheras an addon card has its own ram, and will use the extra in much the same way as an application will. Ie, it will only use it when it has to.


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11 Nov 2011   #12
hammad280

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit Edition
 
 

Thanks to everyone for the replies.
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11 Nov 2011   #13
Britton30
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome, come back anytime!
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