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Topic # 13908 4-Jun-2007 21:15
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Hi there.

I have just installed vista on my PC and it now shows that i have a 1371mb Graphics card. But in XP it said I had a 640MB one and a 640MB is what I bought as well. I have a nvideo 8800 GTS im pretty sure.
Im not complaining though but im just wondering. Thanks in advanced for any help.

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Reply # 73406 4-Jun-2007 21:50
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  Reply # 73407 4-Jun-2007 21:53
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yea I though about that but wouldnt I have to tell it to use some shared memory. I havnt noticed my PC going any slower it does have 2gb of RAM though

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  Reply # 73408 4-Jun-2007 22:04
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Vista will now allocate more memory to graphics processing.



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  Reply # 73464 5-Jun-2007 16:23
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Ok so has vista set my video card to use more ram and stuff so I get better quality on graphics.

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  Reply # 75598 21-Jun-2007 23:07
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yes vista has automatically "allocated" a percentage of your 2g ram that MAY be used to do Video card stuff should the need arise. what you are seeing is the maximum possible video memory available. in the past you could either allocate this amount yourself via BIOS or special video driver programs supplied by card manufacturer.




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