Is there a way of changing the amount of shared memory that is allocated to the integrated Intel graphics?
I have 640 Mb of ram installed on my system but Page 1 of the bios shows only 1 Mb UMA video memory and the only options I appear to be able to change is the date and time on this page.
Do i need to change it elsewhere or is something wrong with my system setup.
I have the latest bios
Thank you in advance.
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The Inspiron 1100 uses as much of the system memory as it needs, up to 64MB, depending on the amount of system RAM. The video card itself only has a small amount of RAM, and that is all that will appear in the BIOS.
The Inspiron 1100 uses the integrated Intel 845GL video chipset. The video card uses shared RAM with the computer system. Up to 32MB of shared memory with 128MB of system memory and up to 64MB shared memory with 256MB of system memory.
This is why overall performance will lag with the lower RAM configurations. For this particular computer, 512MB is as ideal of a setup that you can hope for. You get the full 64MB allocated for video and the remaining 448MB for applications, etc. We have an 1100 and when we upped the RAM to 512MB we saw a noticable improvement in performance. An 1100 with 128MB of RAM is a crippled machine, IMHO.