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Will windows 7 share video memory from my inbuilt gpu?


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#1 FIFAguru

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:54 AM

I have windows 7 professional 32 bit. I have a 814.2mb maximum memory of which 64mb is dedicated..
Im thinking of buying an external graphics card which will have 1024 mb dedicated memory....

My question is:
1.Will my OS share graphics memory from the inbuilt GPU?(Intel G41 Express Chipset)
2.If not from where will it share?
3. If i turn off aero effects,will i get full 1024mb for gaming?



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Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:32 AM

Tell us a bit more about your computer so we can talk about your situation specifically.

In general, when you install a new video card, all resources will go to the new one. Aero doesn't even make a high end card twitch, you'll have pretty much all of your GPU for use. Consider the rest of your computer when you get a new video card; will the new card create a bottleneck effect on the other parts of your system?

Also, you might want to consider getting some more RAM. It is highly recommended to have at least 2 GB when running Windows 7.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

My specs:
Pentium 4@3.0 Ghz
2GB DDR3 RAM
160GB HDD
814.2MB Max graphics memory Intel G41 Express Chipset
Gigabyte GA-G41 Combo


If you want more info,ill surely try out... Now Tek022 its your turn to help me again




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