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Old February 16, 2008, 08:27 PM
tzetsin tzetsin is offline
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Default Vista shared video memory

I've been wondering something for a while, 32 bit Vista only handles 3.4 ish gigs of memory, BUT it also can dedicate system memory for shared video memory. The question is, can Vista use the unusable 600 megs of ram as shared memory for the video adapter or can it only allocate it from the 3.4 that it can use as a 32 bit system? While using Vista on my desktop i noticed it was dedicating ram to my video card,( i dont remember how much) but i still saw 3.4 gigs of ram in my task manager. If it can, then 4 gigs of memory might still be worth having even if your running 32 bit, especially if your vid card doesnt have much memory like what you see with mobile graphics cards

vista 64 on these rigs
Q9450 @ 3.5Ghz | E8400 @ 4.2Ghz
8gb Muskin Redline. | 2gb Kingston Hyperx
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EVGA 780i FTW ----\--||___||--/---- EVGA 780i SLI
Antec TP Quatro 1000W \ :==^==: / Antec TP Quatro 850W.
Nvidia 9800 GX2 X 2 SLI \|--o--|/ Nvidia 8800 GTS X 2 SLI
1X 500GB Western Digital. \_____/ 3X 150GB WD RAPTOR RAID-0
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