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Windows 7: How to change a graphics card shared memory?

10 Feb 2011   #1
Vatec

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
How to change a graphics card shared memory?

I have a nvidia GeForce 9400 GT, how can a change the shared memory because for some reason its taking 1.5gb of my precious ram! Can I change it or will I have to buy a less ram thirsty graphics card


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10 Feb 2011   #2
shinsekidoll

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Go to bios setup look for the shared memory option there
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10 Feb 2011   #3
Vatec

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

I can't find that anywhere, and I have no idea what my bios is
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10 Feb 2011   #4
shinsekidoll

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

restart your computer and then press DEL to enter bios setup

**9400 GT is not an integrated graphic card so why does it eat shared memory
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10 Feb 2011   #5
Vatec

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have no idea, it never shared memory untill I installed a second 2gb ram stick?? And theres no shared memory optiion on my bios
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10 Feb 2011   #6
shinsekidoll

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

is that so the problem is not your graphic card it is the OS it self the reason is your using a 32bit OS if if you have a ram greater than 4gb it will display 3.5gig usable that is the limitation of 32bit OS
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10 Feb 2011   #7
Vatec

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

It's 2.5gb usable, not 3.5gb

1.5-4=2.5

Anyway I will upgrade to 64bit and see if that fixes but this problem never happend when i had 2gb of ram
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11 Feb 2011   #8
shinsekidoll

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vatec View Post
It's 2.5gb usable, not 3.5gb

1.5-4=2.5

Anyway I will upgrade to 64bit and see if that fixes but this problem never happend when i had 2gb of ram
you sure?? most people experience 3.5gb usable even i encountered 3.5gb usable ram when i first upgraded well anyway when you upgrade i hope it will fix your problem
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11 Feb 2011   #9
Vatec

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Upgraded to 64bit, problem solved! Thanks guys your so helpful
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