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aidanmaz
28-11-2008, 12:24 PM
Is there any way to minimise or turn off the shared memory in Vista? As i hav a dedicated 256MB video card (Nvidia Geforce 9200M GS) and 4GB of system RAM, and Vista has taken 1200MB to use as shared video, why, i dont know, as i need that RAM for other things

SolMiester
28-11-2008, 12:49 PM
Dont worry about it, that is the limit the system will take, besides, you still have ove 2.5Gb for the O/S...

pctek
28-11-2008, 01:15 PM
I i hav a dedicated 256MB video card and 4GB of system RAM, and Vista has taken 1200MB to use as shared video,

No it hasn't.
You have a 32bit version of Vista right?
32bit operating systems can't see/use the whole 4GB, thats why it shows as less.

To get the whole 4GB or more you need a 64bit version.

aidanmaz
28-11-2008, 01:51 PM
No it hasn't.
You have a 32bit version of Vista right?
32bit operating systems can't see/use the whole 4GB, thats why it shows as less.

To get the whole 4GB or more you need a 64bit version.

see screenshot here (http://www.aidanmacphail.com/graphics.jpg) the system says theres 4GB RAM in it, (both the BIOS and OS)

Speedy Gonzales
28-11-2008, 02:01 PM
The BIOS will say there's 4 GB on a 32 bit system.

That doesnt mean you can use 4 GB within 32 bit Windows

I cant see anything in that pic, saying 4 GB

aidanmaz
28-11-2008, 02:08 PM
yes well i was pointing out the video card and shared memory, anyway cheers, i shud hav got 64bit hardware i thought 32 cud see 4GB but no more

pctek
28-11-2008, 02:52 PM
i shud hav got 64bit hardware

You have got 64bit hardware.
What you need is a 64bit Operating system.