You can improve your system's perfomance overall by adding more RAM (especially if you have a memory draining game running), but you can't improve the quality of the video card by adding more RAM. I have an integrated, shared video card on my old computer (4MB ATi RAGE II, yeah, I mean OOOLD) but adding more RAM does not allow the memory card access more. Add the RAM anyway, because the RAM the video card uses can't be used for other stuff, like loading the game data and that can be even worse than a crap video card. Hope I helped!
ive got a question on the shared memory subject,im not really a novice in computers, but i was looking at a notebook because my sister spilt iced tea in my old pc(64bit 3.2,1024,120bg.SLI-5500fx's......yea tell me about it..:) )..well the notebook i was looking at had Shared memory with the video,and im a teenager.and i do----Used to game alot, and now this notebook has ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M////32-128MB (shared)???and 256mb of RAM..so i was wondering if i put like 512 or 768 or a 1GB of RAM..will that make the Vid.Card better? and then games i play dont really need that much i dont think(Counter Strike and CS:Source)u can run CS on 64mb of ram.rec 256mb.but if i have more than 512mb, or even more like 768..can that shared video card work decently to run games????and how can u tell how much memory goes in what(i.e 256mb goes into vid. and 256mb goes into system RAM, and can you edit it yourself.like in the BIOS.)
so basically,if u add a crap load of RAM that is shared with your vid.card..will it make the vid card better,when i mean better i mean is it worth adding the extra RAM? and what would be a good amount???