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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 30049 27-Jan-2009 17:51
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I've got a NX6120 and have just upgraded the RAM from 512MB to 2GB and put in a larger harddrive.  Since I've done this I seem to have less shared video memory.  I've looked into it a bit and found the following;

In the manual it reads;

Chipset Mobile Intel 915GM Express Chipset
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with up to 128-MB shared system memory

But my video driver information reads;

    Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report

Report Date:        01/27/2009
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]:    17:42:23
Driver Version:
Operating System:        Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 3 (5.1.2600)
Default Language:        English
DirectX* Version:        9.0
Physical Memory:        2039 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory:    8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory:    64 MB
Graphics Memory in Use:    7 MB
Processor:        x86 family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Speed:        1600 MHZ
Vendor ID:        8086
Device ID:        2592
Device Revision:        03

*   Accelerator Information   *

Accelerator in Use:        Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS:        3412
Current Graphics Mode:    1024 by 768 True Color (60 Hz)

I've read online that you should be able to adjust the shared memory manually or have it do it automatically which it seems to be doing now but ripping me off 64MB (I want to play Oblivion which requires 128MB)

Does anyones have any suggestions on how I might go about fixing this?  I've downloaded the video driver today and believe it to be the latest.  Do I need to to flash the BIOS?  the BIOS currently on here is - 68DTD dated 12/02/2004 F.01

Any ideas? do I look into other drivers or it the BIOS that decides how much shared video memory will be allocated?  I'm a wee bit puzzeled here because the BIOS has not changed.


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Wannabe Geek

Reply # 192848 30-Jan-2009 07:04
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Ah ha!

Flashed the BIOS with a newer version and it has fixed the problem, back to 128M RAM.

Still at a loss as to why it changed by itself though.

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