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Windows 7: Sharing RAM with Graphics

19 May 2009   #1
daniel101

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7100
 
 
Sharing RAM with Graphics

Hello.
Previously when i was with XP.
i was able to share my RAM with my graphics, i had 128Mb on board graphics and was able to share my RAM with it to make it 512Mb, this was done through my BIOS.
Since i installed Windows 7. It is like it has compltely changed my BIOS user interfacce, and i havnt a clue on how to do it now.
Any ideas?
Dan


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19 May 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You're referring to your AGP Aperture. It can generally be changed in your BIOS but Win7 would NOT have changed that. There are software tools that will allow you to change your aperture but they're not advised. It's preferable to do it in the BIOS.
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19 May 2009   #3
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daniel101 View Post
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Since i installed Windows 7. It is like it has compltely changed my BIOS user interfacce, and i havnt a clue on how to do it now.
Any ideas?
Dan
lol thats impossible , the Installer or the OS itself cannot update/flash the bios causing it to change the cmos setup screen o.O. unless you installed a software that came with your mobo that updates bios automatically (which I doubt)... I'm interested to know how that happened :P, post back if you have any info.

and its not the AGP Aperture size :P...
its somewhere on Integrated Chipset Menu
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19 May 2009   #4
daniel101

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7100
 
 

My apologies, i mus int of looked hard enough, i found it hiding away in the advanced bios section, thanks anyway
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19 May 2009   #5
daniel101

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7100
 
 

although it still doesnt answer why the User interface in the bios has changed, cause i specificly remember what it looked like when i had XP. i didnt go into it after i installed Win 7 and it has changed...hmmm
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19 May 2009   #6
Monga

Windozer 7 - 7068
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daniel101 View Post
although it still doesnt answer why the User interface in the bios has changed, cause i specificly remember what it looked like when i had XP. i didnt go into it after i installed Win 7 and it has changed...hmmm
Lol your bios hasnt changed.
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19 May 2009   #7
sirdan

Win Xp/7
 
 

hmmm i would say agp aperture size has any advantage imho
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20 May 2009   #8
johngalt

 

Ummm....

Y'all are forgetting that some mobo manufacturers had / have utilities that you installed in older OSs, particularly XP that allowed monitoring of system devices - for an older MSI board I had the utility could not only monitor my BIOS and such but actually update the BIOS from inside of Windows - so it is very possible that the OP is correct about the BIOS having been updated, and is just mistaken as to the methodology on how it got updated.

Daniel, 7 cannot update the BIOS. However, manufacturers have previously included utilities that may have updated your BIOS when you were still running XP....
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20 May 2009   #9
imprtkid04

windows 7
 
 

Now just a thought, and also kind of question of my own, but if he did a fresh install and did a format wouldnt the bios flash be lost?
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20 May 2009   #10
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imprtkid04 View Post
Now just a thought, and also kind of question of my own, but if he did a fresh install and did a format wouldnt the bios flash be lost?
No. The BIOS is a component of the motherboard. It resides in flash memory and cannot easily be overwritten by accident. Formatting and installing an OS affects the Hard Drive, only.
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