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    Default Shared Video Ram, how to change, and BIOS?

    I got a DV2500T.

    I upgraded the Drivers of the video card and my shared ram is something ridiculous like 767MB.
    How do I lower this? I thought it would be in the bios so i went bios and there are no options WHAT SO EVER in the bios. Just a Hard drive diagnosis and Memory diagnosis.
    what did HP do?
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    Default Re: Shared Video Ram, how to change, and BIOS?

    anyone? this is ridiculous if i can't change the amount of ram i dedicate to video.

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    Default Re: Shared Video Ram, how to change, and BIOS?

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    Default Re: Shared Video Ram, how to change, and BIOS?

    Are you relying on the Vista 'shared graphics memory' information. If so then there is nothing to worry about since this is just going to be used only when necessary and that portion of RAM is available for other applications when the GPU doesnt require it. Its is not solely dedicated to the graphics card. This is controlled by the graphics driver(turbo cache), so you wont find any option in the BIOS.

    As for as the CPU usage is concerned look through the task manager and see what is using up the cpu cycles. It would most likely be a sidebar gadget or an application doing something in the background.
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    Default Re: Shared Video Ram, how to change, and BIOS?

    thanks miner. I ended up getting rid of the side and a few other things like norton.....

    any idea why Bios are so crippled>
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    Default Re: Shared Video Ram, how to change, and BIOS?

    Quote Originally Posted by n19htmare View Post
    thanks miner. I ended up getting rid of the side and a few other things like norton.....

    any idea why Bios are so crippled>
    Thats how they have been for a long time with a few exceptions. Basically they dont want to deal with support/service issues from people who mess up their systems snooping around in the BIOS.
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    Default Re: Shared Video Ram, how to change, and BIOS?

    i have the nvidia 7150 intergrated. when you look at ur pc details it might say dedicated 64mb. i went into the bios and changed it from 64mb to 128mb. it gives three options 32 mb,64mb and 128mb.

 

 

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