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Windows 7: MOBILE INTEL 4 series express chipset family help


28 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 home x64
 
 
MOBILE INTEL 4 series express chipset family help

i have a Satellite A505-S6960 laptop(toshiba) and my intel graphics media accelerator driver for mobile is telling me my graphics card is can use at least 128mb out of the 1759mb possible. yet it is using only 21mb, how is this possible and is there a way to increase the minimum? if you did not notice the video card it is MOBILE INTEL 4 series express chipset family. plz help


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29 Nov 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veze View Post
i have a Satellite A505-S6960 laptop(toshiba) and my intel graphics media accelerator driver for mobile is telling me my graphics card is can use at least 128mb out of the 1759mb possible. yet it is using only 21mb, how is this possible and is there a way to increase the minimum? if you did not notice the video card it is MOBILE INTEL 4 series express chipset family. plz help
Hi veze, Welcome to the forums, have a look at this thread Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset It contains the answer you require
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09 Dec 2010   #3

windows 7 home x64
 
 

sorry if i wasnt clear, im like that a lot but what i meant was i my intel accelerator driver is telling me i have 1.7gb of memory devoted to my integrated video on my laptop. i cant figure out how to change it. also, my video memory usage never seems to go beyond 128, no matter if or if not im playing a game. this is disturbing me and im looking for help on how to change these settings.
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10 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It could just be that you have a 128mb VRAM card with the rest being shared. This was quite an issue in my laptop which had a 128mb VRAM graphic card but showed 678mb as the memory devoted to it. These types of cards share memory from the system memory but only the original dedicated 128mb is used for games and multimedia work.

Some say you can change the amount of shared memory from the bios(I am not clear on that part) but if you want to play games, 128mb would be what the graphic card would use since it wouldnt make a difference if you decrease the amount of shared memory or increase it [Note-It's difficult to increase shared memory].

Read the 'Integrated graphics solutions' section in this article for more info:-
Wikipedia Link
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10 Dec 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veze View Post
sorry if i wasnt clear, im like that a lot but what i meant was i my intel accelerator driver is telling me i have 1.7gb of memory devoted to my integrated video on my laptop. i cant figure out how to change it.
More like allocated instead of devoted, and only used if and when the video card runs out of its own memory. And no you can not change it,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide
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