2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2009 10:09 AM by ajandrew1991

    Acer Aspire 751


      Hello everyone i recently bought one of these. i'm having problems with video memory shown below


      Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for ultra mobile Report

      Report Date:  09/23/2009
      Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 00:09:46
      Driver Version:
      Operating System:  Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic* , Service Pack 2 (6.0.6002)
      Default Language:  English
      DirectX* Version:  10.0
      Physical Memory:  2037 MB
      Minimum Graphics Memory: 64 MB
      Maximum Graphics Memory: 762 MB
      Graphics Memory in Use: 40 MB
      Processor:  x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
      Processor Speed:  1330 MHZ
      Vendor ID:  8086
      Device ID:  8108
      Device Revision:  07

      *   Accelerator Information   *

      Accelerator in Use:  Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 500
      Video BIOS:  0016
      Current Graphics Mode: 1366 by 768 True Color (60 Hz)


      *   Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator   *

      Active MID Displays: 1

      *   MID   *

      Monitor Name:  Not Available
      Display Type:  Digital
      Gamma Value:  3.54
      DDC2 Protocol:  Supported
      Maximum Image Size: Horizontal: 100.0  inches
         Vertical:   100.0  inches
      Monitor Supported Modes:
      248 by 155 (60 Hz)
      1366 by 768 (60 Hz)
      Display Power Management Support:
      Standby Mode: Supported
      Suspend Mode: Supported
      Active Off Mode: Supported

      * Other names and brands are the property of their respective owners.


      and i was wondering if there was any way other than bios to up the memory on this video card beings its going getting on the report 40mb and on bios 8mb thanks

        • 1. Re: Acer Aspire 751

          it looks like you had the exact same issue I had a few weeks ago. Basically the latest GMA 500 drivers are rubbish and run at a crippling rate. I actually went as far as accessing the  Intel's Embedded Graphics Drivers and compiling my own version of their latest gold drivers. There was certainly a marked performance.


          However, at the time I was trying to use OpenGL 2. Even though Intel state that the GMA 500 can use OpenGL 2 their drivers do not (though I have no idea why they have done this). After much prodding and poking with the various drivers there was too much going wrong with the embedded drivers.


          I ended up reinstalling the latest public release drivers but found the graphics speed so crippled on the laptop that I basically gave up and took the laptop back to the shop. I am sad to say that though the Acer was in principal a really nice laptop Intel have really let it down by providing sub standard drivers for their technology.

          • 2. Re: Acer Aspire 751

            ok thanks for the info. so basicly i'll have to wait for a driver worth 2 cents to come out. i dont understand why intel would put something out there thats not work properly.