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Question about a new computer we purchased

Anyway we are getting the computer tomorrow, it's already paid for however we just haven't picked it up. The link before I posted the other day is not available anymore and that didn't have a very good desciption so a much better description I think.

The thing I don't understand is how can the video memory be partially shared? Wouldn't you have a graphics card or not have a graphics card so it be shared from the memory? I really need some help on this, I am really confused now.

Thank you.


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In short.

In reply to: Question about a new computer we purchased

You might need a primer course in computer design but the short version is that some cards have a small amount of dedicated video ram and for more the design uses the computer's main memory. Not that this is a deep explanation but it is one.

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Your reply was good enogh

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I understand what you mean. I think this computer that I am getting has 128 mb of memory that isn't shared and the rest of it is. I guess you are saying just because it is an onboard graphics card does not mean it doesn't have installed memory of it's own, I guess it is just a matter of where the graphics card is placed. I guess if it is placed on the motherboard than that is what makes it onboard.

I never knew that onboard graphics cards can have memory of their own.

I am really worried about frying the motherboard playing the Sims 2 being that this is only an onboard graphics card.

Thank you for your help Bob you have been very helpful.


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That shouldn't cause any "fry"

In reply to: Your reply was good enogh

If so, then one could fry machine after machine and no one would be buying laptops...

Sorry for the real short explanation but to go much deeper we end up with a course in computer design.

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Thank you for the response

In reply to: That shouldn't cause any "fry"

I just don't want to touch the inside of the computer and no one else in my house wants to either, lol. Though I did get the new computer today and it runs really good and I loaded the Sims 2 up and all expansion packs and it loads very fast, a lot faster than my old computer would load it. This computer runs very nicely for the price and this graphic card is not that bad and the game loads much faster.
It really was worth the money.

Thank you for all your help, you made me feel much better about using the onboard graphics card with the Sims 2 and all expansion packs but the Freetime. Thank you and have a very nice week.


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