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Windows 7: Please Explain These Two Terms Of Two Different Laptops!

30 May 2014   #1
SaurezMagar

Windows 8 64-Bit
 
 
Please Explain These Two Terms Of Two Different Laptops!

Graphics


VAIO VGN-NS295J/S (Old Laptop Of Mine)

Video Memory :- Dedicated 256MB Approx. 2040 MB (max.) [Total Available Graphics Memory]
Graphic type :- Dedicated Card

SONY VAIO E Series SVE15134CXS (Recently Bought)
Video Memory :-Shared system memory
Integrated Card :-Integrated Card

So My First Question Is
  1. What Is Dedicated Card And Integrated Card?
  2. In Viao VGN "Approx. 2040MB (Max)" What Does This Mean?
  3. Viao SVE15134CXS Video Memory Is Shared System Memory! What Does This Mean And What Is Its Exact Video Memory?
  4. Can I Upgrade My Memory In Any Of My Laptop?


That's It Thank You!


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30 May 2014   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64 / W10 Tech Preview x64 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SaurezMagar View Post
What Is Dedicated Card And Integrated Card?
Dedicated means a separate graphics card that's dedicated to running your graphics. Integrated means the graphics processing is integrated into your CPU (main processor).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SaurezMagar View Post
In Viao VGN "Approx. 2040MB (Max)" What Does This Mean?
It means your card has a dedicated amount of 256MB VRAM (RAM dedicated to the graphics card). However, 2040GB max looks like it can share the installed RAM when needed to provide up to 2GB of RAM for the graphics.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SaurezMagar View Post
Viao SVE15134CXS Video Memory Is Shared System Memory! What Does This Mean And What Is Its Exact Video Memory?
Because the graphics is integrated it will use the system's DRAM as and when it needs to as it has no dedicated VRAM.
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30 May 2014   #3
rcanino

Win7 Pro 64-bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SaurezMagar View Post

4. Can I Upgrade My Memory In Any Of My Laptop?

That's It Thank You!
if you mean VRAM the answer is no because it's built into the graphics card. But if you mean system memory, i.e. "RAM" then the answer is "it depends." If you have an open slot you can add more RAM. Or if your laptop supports 8GB but both slots are populated with 2GB modules you can swap them out for 4GB modules.

Crucial is a big name in computer memory and they have an easy way to determine your system's RAM specs. Go to www.Crucial.com and run the scanner on their home page. It will check your system, see if you have space and find the appropriate type of memory for that machine. You can trust their recommendations.
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31 May 2014   #4
SaurezMagar

Windows 8 64-Bit
 
 

Thank You Boozad And rcanino.
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