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#1 ComputerMan23

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:46 PM

1 223-1096 Inspiron 1721, AMD Turion 64 x 2 TL-60 (2.0GHz/1MB)
1 313-5503 Midnight Blue Color with Microsatin Finish
1 311-7189 2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
1 320-5377 High Resolution, glossy widescreen 17.0 inch display (1920 x 1200)
1 320-5374 ATI RADEON Xpress1270 256MB HyperMemory for Inspiron 1721 (Integrated)
1 341-4692 160G 5400RPM SATA hard drive
1 420-6556 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, English

from dell order site.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:55 PM

Yes, the x1270 is Windows Vista Premium Certified.
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:59 PM

thats good. i wasnt sure since its integrated. since its integrated what does that mean? its in the mother board or whatever? is the 256 dedicated to graphics?

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:11 PM

Yes, the graphics processor is integrated in the motherboard, and is using 256MB of your RAM as graphics memory.
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:01 PM

i have 2048mb minus 256= what my system uses right.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:57 PM

close but not quite

2048-256= Amount left for your system to use (hopefully your system wont be using all of the remaining 1792mb all the time)

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:43 PM

would i be able to play any computer game in the past 2 years with what i have? or am i missing the whole concept with integrated graphics vs graphics card that are dedicated.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:29 AM

Integrated graphics is never as powerful as a dedicated graphics card. You may be able to play most games released the last 2 years, at least in theory. Whether you can turn down the graphics enough to get acceptable frame-rate is another question.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 05:49 AM

The new WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) accounts for memory differently than previous versions - so it'll depend on where you look as to what memory numbers you get. There is static allocation (a fixed amount) and a dynamic allocation (that changes as the video needs it) buried down in the model, so the numbers can get a bit confusing.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:27 AM

Here's a nice read on the reporting of graphics memory with WDDM (and some explanation of previous reporting methods): http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/displ...hicsmemory.mspx

Here's a direct link to download the Word document:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/c...phicsMemory.doc

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 12:09 AM

also depends how 'powerful' ur integrated graphics is.

Eg. I can play nhl07 no problem on my integrated graphics, altho it isn't as nice as my comp with a graphics card.




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