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moljac024 02-10-2008 01:27 PM

Increase VRAM in intel gma 950 ?
 
And before you say it, I know that the Intel GMA 950 should dynamically allocate memory when it is needed, but I have a feeling it doesn't do it.

When I enter my BIOS there is a section for specifying how much memory the video card should take but it's grayed out and reads 8 MB. I can't change it. Why would it be there if it could not be changed ? Can I somehow unlock it ?

My guess is that this specifies the minimum memory the card should take i.e. should never go below that even if it's not using it, right ? The reason I want to increase this amount is because I keep getting a "BadAlloc (insufficient resources)" error with some applications, but only when i'm running xcompmgr in the backround. I don't know why it would run out of resources if the card can take up to 64MB of RAM. Surely xcompmgr isn't using up that much ? Could it just be the problem of it somehow not being able to go above those 8 MB ?

I know this isn't linux specific, but Linuxquestions has always helped me in the past. You guys have always helped me, and I'm asking for your help once more :)

BTW, I run Arch Linux on an MSI laptop.

Mr. ameya sathe 03-03-2008 07:14 AM

Is the motherboard of laptop custom-made?

yvesvanbelle 05-04-2008 01:12 PM

you need to install a package that is called 915resolution. With this tool you can set the resolution and the number of bits per pixel. 915resolution will then reserve the memory needed for your settings.

Best regards,

Yves


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