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Shared video memory

by Elendils_blade / December 27, 2009 7:08 AM PST

Hello everyone,
I have a HP pavilion dv2610us.
-2gb pc5400 ram
-160gb 5400rmp hard drive
-AMD Turion 64 x2 1.9
-Nvidia Geforce go 7150m

Written on my laptop and in the advertisements for this laptop it claims the shared video memory can go up to 287MB. In my bios I changed it to 128 but that is the max it allows. It also says in Everest that I am only using 128mb. I am wondering what is going on how can I make use of the full 287? I am trying to play torchlight a game with relatively low requirements and with graphics on low I still lag considerably. Thanks for your help!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 7:14 AM PST
In reply to: Shared video memory

That's the real problem. If it was a lack of video ram then it would likely be a crash or error message. The 7150 is not a gamer's chipset so try this. Reduce all the settings you can in the game.

About the video ram. This is DYNAMIC and is called upon when textures and such are needed during gameplay. You will find long discussions about this which I will not repeat here. All is fine and working as it should be.

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by Elendils_blade / December 27, 2009 11:39 AM PST
In reply to: Lag.

What is the real problem? Are you saying that 128 is what it is supposed to be and that it only adds up to 287 when it is needed. Even though my video card is low end I do not think it should be so bad at gaming. Thanks

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by Jimmy Greystone / December 27, 2009 11:44 AM PST
In reply to: ??

It is. Any time you have shared memory, you can pretty much rule out any serious gaming, unless the games are 5-6 years older than the computer.

Integrated graphics of pretty much any kind, pretty much excludes almost all gaming.

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 10:06 PM PST
In reply to: ??

All this has been discussed so I'm going to shortchange you and not write it all again. This video solution is not that speedy. And it's not the ram. I'll offer what helps and leave it at that.

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