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Old 09-27-2007, 05:31 AM   #1
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Shared memory on graphic card


Hi,

I have an Hp 6715b and I'm trying to set the shared memory from 128B to 512MB.
Does anyone know how to do this either on windows or linux? I've tried looking
in the BIOS but there is no such option.

Any help would be appreciated since the local HP people couldn't help me.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 05:35 AM   #2
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I assume your talking about video shared memory, and if in this case I believe the only way to do this is inside the bios, if possible explain what your are trying to accomplish this for.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 05:59 AM   #3
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Yes it is about video shared memory.
My Ati Radeon X1250 card currently works with 128MB shared memory and I would like
to set it to use 512MB. I looked in the BIOS and couldn't find any option that would enable
such a thing.

The vendor said that the X1250 can share up to 512MB. I gues by default it sets it to 128.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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Maybe that's a configuration option in the Video card BIOS, which will only be available under the ATI Control Panel in WinBlows.

Cheers.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 08:59 PM   #5
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I don't believe you'll get much of an improvement with more memory unless your running a game with insane textures or something, which that chipset probably can't handle anyways.
 
  


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