0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2009 12:16 PM by v4vendetta636

    GMA 4500MHD shared memory question on an Acer Aspire 5810T laptop

    v4vendetta636

      System Build:

      Intel Core 2 solo SU3500

      Intel GMA 4500MHD (shared memory)

      4 GB ram DDR3

      Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

      All latest drivers, all current versions.

       

      Supposedly the laptop transfers memory usage depending on the applications run and tries to split the memory between graphics and system in order to balance things out. For Ex: I tried running a game such as Aion on the system with all the graphics within the game on Low, the graphics settings from the chipsets panel set to performance, + TuneUP utilities in the background forcing the system into turbo mode so as to free up as many resources as possible. After logging into the game, I opened the Graphics Media Accelerator  panel in windows to see how much ram had been allocated to the graphics card and surprisingly enough, from 4 gb of system memory it raised the graphics cards base 32mb to a WHOPPING 103 mb...Is there any way to force the system to allocate more memory to the graphics card or am I doomed to be a slave to the whims of my computer?