W7 not using allocated shared memory

ruggb

Honorable Member
#1
I have an older computer I have upgraded to W7
I have allocated 128MB shared memory in BIOS.
I have 2GB installed RAM.
W7 reports Total Available Graphics Memory = 32MB
Device manager Display Adapter is indicating three Memory Ranges
C0000000-C7FFFFFF
CFEE0000-CFEFFFFF
000A0000-000BFFFF

Could this be a driver issue?????????
Unfortunately, there are no Vista or W7 drivers for this computer.
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#2
If there's no drivers it very typical to have such issues, that said Vista and Win 7 both cache/buffer from system ram for the video card automatically, ram is released to system when required.
 


ruggb

Honorable Member
#4
Highwayman

Where can I find info on this Win 7 operation???
thx
 


Highwayman

Extraordinary Member
#6
goto START type dxdiag and press enter, it will say on the display tab as total approx memory. For example my current 640mb Video ram shows as 2gig ram.
 


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