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Old 02-17-2008, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know onboard isn't good so I'm going to get a new graphics card soon but...when I bought my PC it said I had 256MB onboard graphics card which would be Geforce 6150SE nForce 430 but when I look the card up it says 128MB. How do I find out how much memory I actually have?

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Old 02-17-2008, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Onboard graphics usually uses a Unified Memory Architecture Design (Shared Memory Architecture), where a porton of system memory is allocated as graphics memory.

Most onboard graphics which share system memory usually allow you to specify the amount of RAM allocated in the BIOS settings.


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Thanks, I found it.
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The onboard steals the memory from the RAM.

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depends on the situation, it'll steal upto 256mb depending on how much graphics power needed
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