Most are surprised at this plus they later discover that Windows limits applications to just 2GB so the speed kick they wanted doesn't happen.
Hi, I'm looking for a new laptop, however I'm on a budget. I was planning to buy a Sony Vaio CR which uses an integrated Intel X3100 video card. Initially I was tempted to buy a 4gb (of ram) version, however I realized that I could save a lot of money by buying a 1 gb version and putting myself 4 gb on it, which is quite simple. However, as far as I know, that video card uses part of the computer's memory, so I wondered if after upgrading it from 1 gb to 4 gb will it "know" and use more ram for graphics?. I'm not sure but if you have 1 gb of ram the video card should use less memory than if it had more, so after upgrading will it automatically work at it's best or will it continue limited? Is the memory used by this card determined by the available ram or will it be limited by the manufacture? Will it's video perform as well as if I had buy it with 4 gigs straight form the manufacturer?
Thanks for any help