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Windows 7: Shared Graphics Memory Question

12 Aug 2015   #1
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windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 
Shared Graphics Memory Question

Sorry all.. just have another question.

So I've recently seen on my motherboard that I can take out storage from my ram and put it to video memory and I notice that my motherboard will go up to 2048mb of video memory, causing 1.94gb usable. The question is that if I upgrade my ram to go to 8 or 16GB, can i go past 2048mb of video memory?

My main purpose in asking this is so it can help me on future builds as well as me returning my nvidia GPU. I know it might be silly to do that but I wouldn't mind getting my money back from best buy if I can do this. (it's been less than 15 days).

My motherboard is a: ASRock AM1B-M Micro ATX AM1

Thanks again


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12 Aug 2015   #2
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

ASRock > AM1B-M

wait it says under graphics, "- Max. shared memory 4GB"

Does that mean I can go higher?
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13 Aug 2015   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

To be honest I wouldn't share system memory (RAM) with onboard video, you're much better off having a GPU with its own VRAM if you're intent on using graphically intensive applications.
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13 Aug 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'm not sure but that might be referring to only using onboard graphic's on a system,

Unfortunately most really resource soaking graphic's programs use both ram and mostly rely on a gpu to function properly
Not to mention processor cores pretty much why dual core processors struggle to do much of anything in the graphic's world.
Most would use a 4-6-8 core cpu along with an insane amount of ram and a expensive gpu to do the most good.

I did okay not great with a Acer Aspire dual core and 8gb ram with a asus gt640 1gb
But Adobe cc2014 was slow as hello
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