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Is it true that AGP video cards have shared memory with ur installed RAM? I was thinking of buying an ATI Radeon 9200 128MB AGP video card but someone told me that when I install it it will take 128MB from my installed RAM. Thanx in advance. :)
 
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Typically, unless there is something that I wasn't aware of...any external video card has it's OWN onboard memory that is separate from your system memory. This card should not use any system memory to run. This is why it's always better to purchase a stand alone video card verses an onboard video card. Your system has it's own memory and your video card has it's own memory. Alot of people may not realize it, but people that run onboard video cards tend to experience lots of system software crashes because software that is written to use system ram sometimes access and writtes to VIDEO CARD allocated ram causing system crashes...

so in short...no the AGP card that is stand alone typically does not share computer system memory.
 
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thugedout said:
someone told me that when I install it it will take 128MB from my installed RAM
I think they have it backwards... :D

The whole reason why videocards have their own BUILT IN memory is so that you DON'T take memory away from your system ;)
 
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