How to reduce Shared Video Memory in Windows7?

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  1. ergert

    ergert New Member

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    Hi Guyz! Just upgraded my RAM at 2GB and when i see in dxdiag it says my GFX card memory 1.5GB 512Mb Deticated and 1GB shared! How can i reduce the shared memory coz after i upgraded the RAM i dont see any big chenge!

    HELP
     
  2. Basher

    Basher Honorable Member

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    Hey Ergert

    Video shared/on bourd graphics memory is normaly set in the bios, have a look in there.

    Basher
     
  3. ergert

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    Didnt find antything in bios about Shared Video Memory!
    Any other Help??
     
  4. Basher

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    Sorry mate nothing else to suggest,

    What spec is your pc?

    Basher
     
  5. cybercore

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    The shared memory you see in dxdiag is automatically set by the dynamic windows manager (dwm). If you've done a hardware upgrade, then:

    1. Turn off Aero (switch to Classic or Basic theme)
    2. Uninstall the video driver and reboot
    3. Install the (new) video driver for your new card and reboot
    4. Update DirectX
    5. Turn Aero on
     
  6. ergert

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    Intel Pentuim 4! 3GHZ
    2gb of ram
    GeForce 9400 GT 512Mb!

    In Dxdiag i see TOTAL MEMORY 1266MB! 757 MB shared and 512 MB dedicated!
     
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    There is no way to reduce the amount of dwm shared RAM. You shouldn't worry about it as it will be used only if you open too many windows, like too many. e.g. My ATI has 1 Gb memory, dxdiag shows me 4 Gb total that can be used by dwm, but my task masnger shows it just 1,79 Gb of my 8 Gb RAM used.
     

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