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Windows 7: Graphics taking more memory

02 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise
Graphics taking more memory

Hi, recently i brought a DELL Inspiron 15 laptop, which has 4GB RAM and integrated Graphics+Core i5 Processor.But when i check my system properties it shows Available Memory : 4GB (Usable 2.93GB). when i made some tests regarding the 1 GB missing RAM, i found that intergrated Graphics current memory is 1250 MB. Itseems like it is taking 1.2GB from RAM.I dont want to give that much Memory for graphics as i dont work much on graphics related application. How to reduce it? how to give minimal required memory for Graphics. Please help me.

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02 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


I don't think there is a way to reduce the amount of shared memory the graphics uses.

Are you running a 32-bit or 64-bit system? Go to Control Panel>System and it should tell you.
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02 Mar 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86

If its 32 bit, the maximum it can effectivly use is 2.93 gb of ram!
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02 Mar 2010   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64x

Not exactly right Garrett, but effectively yes. The most 32x can use is based on how much is allocated for hardware addresses. the most available ram I have seen posted on this topic is 3.25

The integrated graphics is using the RAM and i dont know if it can be configured sorry.....
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