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Windows 7: How to Icrease Dedicated Memory

20 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mado View Post
but why on win XP on the same pc it was 1024MB
Because, drivers and the system lie. It doesn't tell you that 960 MB of the 1024 MB VRAM stated is actually using the system RAM.

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20 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 home premium x64

With some Bios setups you can allocate more memory (system Ram) to be available to your graphics card. It's not fast it just allows your Ram to be hoovered up by the card for texturing, nothing else. I'ts not worth the loos of your Ram to the system. I believe a new card would be the optimum solution.
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20 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Given that the video is an onboard intel chip then for gaming yes, definitely go get an nvidia 265 card for something fast and cheap :)

But likely the real problem is that the drive for Windows 7 for that chip set (at least the one you have installed now) is not as good as the one you had installed for XP.

You can go to intel's website and look for a newer Windows 7 driver, that may fix it. But in the end, even if it does, that graphics chip is not going to be "good" for gaming anyway :/
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20 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

i have a dell work station desktop pc, which doesnt say a thing about its psu on the psu lol, its not even ATX form factor then again it does roll with a pentium 4 cpu .. then again its only use is to keep me occupied when i cant be bothered to go home from work and sleep in my den on its 3rd floor
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20 Dec 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Adam it is likely there on the other side of the PSU. Wouldn't be the first Dell I've seen where the PSU is mounted so that you have to remove it to find the label.
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20 Dec 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

Yeah thats a good point. lol that would just make it effort im not complaining, pc only cost me 20 on ebay with express shipping probably the first and only dell i shall own
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