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Windows 7: What does available graphics memory mean?

18 Jul 2010   #1
jdporter18

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
What does available graphics memory mean?

I have an integrated Nvidia Gforce 7150m card on my HP laptop. Its pretty old, but has 128mb dedicated and "1072mb available". So i get that it means it can take from my RAM and put it toward the GPU (correct me if thats wrong) but how can I enable this (if it can be enabled)? I would like to know if my 3yr old laptop can actually play games like CoD smoothly with decent settings .


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18 Jul 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

this link from Jonathan_King should help you Shared Memory Architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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18 Jul 2010   #3
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

This is a old chip, I doubt you will be able to play the latest COD at all, but if you meant the first COD it will run. To adjust memory settings for onboard GPU you have to enter the bios and make appropriate choices there.
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18 Jul 2010   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdporter18 View Post
I have an integrated Nvidia Gforce 7150m card on my HP laptop. Its pretty old, but has 128mb dedicated and "1072mb available". So i get that it means it can take from my RAM and put it toward the GPU (correct me if thats wrong) but how can I enable this (if it can be enabled)? I would like to know if my 3yr old laptop can actually play games like CoD smoothly with decent settings .
I have almost the same laptop as yours, HPdv9608nr with the 7150m graphics.
As it supports up to 128MB video memory you would hardly be able to play any new games(including COD).
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