jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jan 7 11:56:02 UTC 2009
> I double checked it. I didn't see where I can change video memory.
> And 8MB has been allocated. Does my BIOS has a problem?
As has already been said, that 8M has nothing to do with video ram (it
has been a looong time since video only had 8M...).
It may well be that your bios doesn't offer any options regarding the
shared video ram for your integrated graphics. In any case I presume
your want your screen to work, so there isn't much you could do to
regain that ram...
I very much doubt that all your 'missing' ram (~750M) has been allocated
to video though, probably at 128/256 MB, 512 at most. So the question is
if you can get the rest back. It may well be because 32bit windows
cannot use more than 3.2 GB, your bios may simply be assumes no one
would ever care about this ram and is simply ignoring it with no option
to use it.
Have you tried google ? searching for "Dell 640m 4G ram" for instance
comes up with a few links to discussions on this very issue.
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