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28-Aug-2012, 11:52 AM #1
GPU Memory downsizes in Dxdiag w RAM upgrade
Hi, I have a Dell Studio 1450 which I have been using for the last 3years. I do play resource heavy games on it. Its a P8700@2.53Ghz, 512 dedicated ATI 4530 with 2x2GB RAM. Most recent games were giving less FPS on my system, so I decided to upgrade my RAM. After checking with my motherboard (Intel GM45) compatibilities, I upgraded to 2x4GB DDR3 1066Mhz RAM. After this upgrade my DxDiag shows only 227MB of video memory were it was 512_dedicated n 2GB_shared before. And also the same games doesn't have a noticeable video performance increase. Please help me resolve this issue. After searching a lot, i still dont know what the issue is.. Im running a windows 7 ultimate_x64 system.. Thankz..
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28-Aug-2012, 03:56 PM #3
Go to Control Panel - Display - Change display settings - Advanced settings - Adapter

What does it show for

Total available graphics memory:

Dedicated video memory:

System video memory:

Shared video memory:
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31-Aug-2012, 03:19 AM #4
total: 4334MB
dedicated: 512MB
SysVideoMem: 0MB
SharedSysMem: 3822MB
But, Is it effective?
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31-Aug-2012, 08:58 AM #5
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total: 4334MB
dedicated: 512MB
SysVideoMem: 0MB
SharedSysMem: 3822MB
That tells me it has 512 MB of dedicated video memory.

Adding more RAM is not going to reduce that number.

In fact, adding more RAM in some laptops will increase that number.

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04-Sep-2012, 12:41 AM #6
Still the game doesn't detect the video memory.. And the gameplay suffers as well..
It used to show 512mb ingame, when i used 4gb..
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04-Sep-2012, 07:16 AM #7
I'm not a gamer, so you might consider clicking the orange "Report" link and then requesting to have your thread moved to the Games forum.

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04-Sep-2012, 07:57 AM #8
k! thank you..
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04-Sep-2012, 08:14 AM #9
You're welcome, and good luck.

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10-Sep-2012, 03:07 AM #10
i cant play a game that has a large file , they say my grahics arent big enough does that mean i need more ram
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