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aditya_verma
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Inspiron 5558 Intel HD Graphics 5500 Video memory query

Hello! I have a query related to video memory of Intel HD Graphics 5500. When I have installed the recommended driver on Dell site for my laptop, it shows

total available graphics memory 3839 MB

dedicated video memory 0 MB

system video memory 0 MB

shared system memory 3839 MB

But when I updated the driver from device manager, it shows

total available graphics memory 3968 MB

dedicated video memory 128 MB

system video memory 0 MB

shared system memory 3840 MB

Can anybody please explain this? Also, should I keep this updated driver or roll back to the previous version?

One more thing, when I set up this laptop for the very first time after purchase, I remember the total graphic memory it used to show was something around 2k MB. I don't understand why does it share this much now. And if this graphic memory is shared from RAM, then it's almost eating up 4GB of my RAM!! The system has total 8GB RAM. Is it fine to let the Intel graphics share so much of RAM when this laptop already has 4GB dedicated Nvidia Geforce 920M? Please help.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Aditya

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crorop
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RE: Inspiron 5558 Intel HD Graphics 5500 Video memory query

I have the same question!!
Have you found a solution?
I'm specially interrested in the last part of your question: Why the system needs shared memory from the 8GB RAM if there is the NVidia 4GB dedicated GPU?!?!?!

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