Expanding DVMT in Laptop

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ABSTRAX

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I'm a little puzzled here...

Just got a laptop, Gateway 6635b with:

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) supports up to 128MB shared video memory


It came with / is currently set to 64MB of shared video memory... I want to expand it to the full 128MB, and I'm lost as to what I need to do... do I need to buy or is it purely an internal setting where I need to allocate some more of the memory to video...

I'm quite experienced with desktops but am new to laptops... so help is much appreciated!!
 
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It's "shared" memory so it will use your main system RAM.

Look in the BIOS for settings, if there are none then it may just use "what it needs" at any time up to 128 MB.
 

ABSTRAX

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Thanks...

I had a look in BIOS and the options were few and far between... nothing seemed to lend itself to this feature, besides a listing for 'Video Memory' and 8MB which didn't seem to tally, and even then it wasn't so much a setting as it was uneditable...

It definitely doesn't use what it requires either as I installed a game which required 64MB of Video Memory and in the pre-install diagnostic it runs on your system it told me I only had 60MB of Video Memory... perhaps a better question would be why on earth is the system only recognising 60MB!!!??
 

ABSTRAX

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Thanks...

I had a look in BIOS and the options were few and far between... nothing seemed to lend itself to this feature, besides a listing for 'Video Memory' and 8MB which didn't seem to tally, and even then it wasn't so much a setting as it was uneditable...

It definitely doesn't use what it requires either as I installed a game which required 64MB of Video Memory and in the pre-install diagnostic it runs on your system it told me I only had 60MB of Video Memory... perhaps a better question would be why on earth is the system only recognising 60MB!!!??
 
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