Setting Laptop "Shared Video"... ??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gnome, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Many laptops today have an onboard video chip which shares RAM with the main system RAM.

    Specs say, "shared RAM, up to ______MB", depending on the chip.

    Is there a way to manually limit this amount through a registry setting or other?

  2. I looked that up in Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing Laptops (2nd ed., Dec. 2005). According to Ch. 11, section "Adjusting the Amount of Memory Available for Graphics", the only possible method to do so (assuming that your laptop's total RAM is adequate) would be to adjust it in your BIOS setup, if that's an option there.
  3. Thanks... I'll try that...