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shrinerr

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#1 14 years ago

Currently my normal graphics card is being fixed, So I can't play games. But I want to try to play them, but I need more memory on the built in card. I know that its possible to add more, but I dont know how. Does anyone know how? Could you please explain how?




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#2 14 years ago

what is your system, and what kind of intergrated video chip is it? (dont bet on allocating more memory)




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#3 14 years ago

AMD XP 2400 512MB DDR RAM 40GB HD

thats the basic specs, I'm not sure what the integrated card is, but someone said that you can allocate more memory using BIOS or something like that.




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#4 14 years ago

do you know what motherboard it is? it would help in finding out what kind of card is intergrated in there, but yea, check the bios, there might be something like "video meg size" or video cache size, check it out.




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#5 14 years ago

The motherboard is the L7VMM2 by ELITEGROUP. I dont know how to check the BIOS, how do you do this?




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#6 14 years ago
-Moldie-The motherboard is the L7VMM2 by ELITEGROUP. I dont know how to check the BIOS, how do you do this?

usually PRESS DELETE when you 1st boot up, on the 1st or 2nd black screen with tons of technical crap on it, when it does a 'memory test/check" press DEL it should take you into bios, if u havent played with bios before, just CAUTION, first look through all the options before changing anything, and if u change ANYTHING, remember what it is, so you can change it back if something goes wrong, but go ahead and experiment, just change what needs to be changed. good luck ill try and get some info on that board.




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#7 14 years ago

OK here it is CHIPSET

  • VIA┬« KM266 (NB) & VT8235 (SB) Chipset
  • Integrated ProSavage 8 2D/3D video accelerator, 32MB shared memory

I really have no idea how to edit "shared" memory, as i would never get a motherboard that shares video memory with anything, but its a PROSAVAGE 8 with 32 MB.. it wont run many newer games. ps, what happend to your other video card, what kind was it? how did i get damaged? and whos fixing it??




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#8 14 years ago

Thanks, My other card is/was a Geforce 4 (something) 64mb, one day I went to turn my computer on and it wouldnt turn on, so I took it to the guy I bought itoff and he replaced the power source and said the card needed to be sent off to the manufacturer under warranty, and it hasnt come back so I'm going to go out and buy another one, maybe.




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#9 14 years ago

oh ok. well hopefully they'll send it back to you soon. good thing your board has that intergrated savage chip or you wouldnt be able to use your computer at all :nodding: But honestly i dont think there is much you can do about that 32MB shared memory, i dont think you can allocate more, but check the bios .




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#10 14 years ago

OK, Thanks mate, I'm going to upgrade my card to a 128mb, just going to buy a new one.




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