Shared Memory

By GoGoGo
Nov 30, 2002
  1. Ok, I have a question concerning Shared Memory.

    I recently got a computer with 512 DDR RAM and 32 MB of Shared Video Memory. However, I don't use the video card which came standard with the machine, rather installed a different kind, a 64mb GeForce.

    My question is basically this. Is there a way to free up the RAM being shared by the default video card? My 512 shows as 480, even though that particular card is not being used. I appreciate the time those of you take to read this and even more so to those who take the time to respond.

    Many thanks!
  2. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

    I think you can adjust the shared memory in the bios.
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Disable it.

    Some Mobo automatically disable the shared memory once a newly installed video card is detected. I m not sure if this is true in your case.
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Some systems like HP's require that you disable the onboard video in the BIOS. Others like some eMachines have a Jumper on the motherboard.
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Are you using a laptop?
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