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Different dedicated graphics memory amounts on 980 Ti

Q: Different dedicated graphics memory amounts on 980 Ti

Does anyone know why these 2 totals are different ?

Shouldn`t they both be 6 GB ?

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A: Different dedicated graphics memory amounts on 980 Ti

Probably how windows see 's the ram in sli

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I have an Acer Aspire 7750G-6662. It has switchable graphics with Intel Graphics as well as AMD Radeon 6650M 2GB VRAM.

I've already solved my first obstacle, which was how to set my laptop to only run the Radeon Graphics.

However, my new problem is that I am not sure if it is performing at it's max capacity. After some research on the internet, I came across the program called GPU-Z to monitor my memory usage.

In the "Memory Usage Dedicated" section, it states that the highest number it achieved while I was running a game (Arma 2), was 560mbs.

This seems to be far below the 2GBS of VRAM that my graphics card is stated to have.

Some additional information on this is:

I originally figured out how to set my dedicated card as my main graphics through a method posted in this thread that I found on the sevenforums website:

Acer Laptop: Switchable Graphics using i7 & AMD Radeon

Refer to post #131

Also, browsing through the thread, on page 27, post #263, another user appears to have a similar problem that I am experiencing. He later states that he figured out how to rectify the problem, but did not post the solution.

My system specs are:

Acer Aspire 7750G-6662
Intel Core i5-2430M
Switchable Graphics: Intel and AMD Radeon 6650M 2GB VRAM

So my question is, is this normal to only be maxing out at 560mbs?

I'm new to dealing with graphics cards, so any help is appreciated!

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A:Dedicated Graphics Memory

If the game only required 560 MB of video memory then that is all it needed.

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(Not sure if this is the right place to put this..)
Hello there,
Last week I purchased a new HP Pavilion g6 laptop. It has Windows 7 Home Premium(64-bit), a 750GB hard drive, 6GB RAM, and a AMD A4 Dual Core processor(2.4GHz) with Radeon HD Graphics. The graphics card has about 3GB of graphics memory but only 512MB is dedicated to video memory and because of that, I cant play certain games and if they do work, they lag ALOT! So I would like to change the amount of dedicated video memory...is there any way to do that??? Pleaseeee helpppp meeee. Thanks in advance!

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I'm Trying to change the Dedicated graphics memory for my Laptop Since right now its only 256 MB out of the 3067 MB It has. I can't figure out how to change it.

Computer Specs :


Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Model Satellite C650D
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2


Total size of hard disk(s) 233 GB
Disk partition (C: ) 55 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Media drive (D: ) CD/DVD
Media drive (F: ) CD/DVD
Media drive (G: ) CD/DVD


Display adapter type ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Total available graphics memory 3067 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 2811 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.632.1.2000
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

A:How do I change Dedicated graphics memory

Proactiveboomer, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Unless there is an option in the bios to change it to 512 MB, you can't. Also if it is there and you increase, you will also have less system memory.

As far as that 3067 MB available that is the total of dedicated and shared, and the shared only gets used if/when the dedicated is filled up. This might help some,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

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hey guys...
im having an acer aspire 5740 laptop
which come with intel hd graphics and ati radeon hd 5650 1 gb graphics""
but after reformat when i updated my vga graphic adapter it is only showing intel hd graphics
when i open my screen resolution setting its shows"


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Hi, I would like to find out how much dedicated graphics/video memory I have and how much I have in total. If I'm not using all of it, how can I dedicate the rest of the memory so all of it is in use?

Thanks in advance,

A:How can I find out and set dedicated graphics memory?

Wow, I'm not even sure where to begin in correcting your misconceptions about what video memory is.

The OS will allocate video memory for several things, among them is the actual video display (the pixels shown on your screen). This memory is typically much smaller than the total amount of memory your card has, but that extra memory is used by programs (such as Aero, or 3D Games) to create textures, do compositing, or various other tasks. This is dedicated video memory and cannot be used for anything other than video GPU memory.

Ok, I lied, that's not entirely true. Some video chipsets (notably Intel) can share video memory with the host computer, and you can change the amount of memory is allocated to video rather than system memory. That memory must still be dedicated to video memory though, once you set it in the bios.

In any event, video memory is video memory. Your system will use what you have, and any extra goes unused if it's not needed.

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Basically, I use two types of programs day to day:1. dB software (Zoot)2. Photo software: Lightroom & Photoshop On this machine there are 2gig dedicated graphics What I'd like to know is the best way to use it. How can I prevent a program (ex my dB prgram) from using it? How do I instruct my graphics heavy programs to use it? Does it switch in & out when I swtich between programs (Ex Lightroom vs Photoshop0 This is the first system I've owned with dedicated graphics so I'm not sure how to make use of this option. Thank you very much. Jan RifkinsonRidgefield CT USA

A:how to utilize dedicated graphics memory

Hi,The dedicated graphic chip gets automatically assigned depending on whether program is graphic intensive oneYou can also manuall?y do it, please read Setting the graphics processor for one software program or game section in this HP document if your laptop came with NVIDIA dedicated graphic system: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03519217RegardsVisruth

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So I have a little issue. I started playing GTA V on PC today and I can not even play in 1920x1080 due to too low VRAM. I checked the graphics info on Windows and the Total available graphics memory is 4800mb. However, only 1024mb is in dedicated memory. It would be safe to increase to like 1070-1100mb, right? However, I can not find any settings to change this in my BIOS. I have a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard. Is there any way to change this? Would so want to change this. Btw, my GPU is an ATI Radeon HD 5850 and RAM is 8GB DDR3.

A:Increase Dedicated Graphics Memory

No, you can`t change it.

Not sure why you`re having problems with the game.

Maybe it`s time for a better card.


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I don't know a whole lot about dealing with stuff like this so any help would be very appreciated. For my graphics card, it says it is an Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family. I know it has 64 MB dedicated to it and I'm not sure if I can increase that or if I have to buy a graphics card. As I said, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Can I increase the memory dedicated to my graphics card?

only way to increase dedicated graphics memory is to buy a graphics card with more memory

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Hey :). I'm coming from a Lenovo machine (which I returned due to build defects).
In the Lenovo BIOS, one could increase the dedicated graphics memory. XPS 13 stays at 128, with more available as "shared". Will this affect performance? How can one increase the dedicated memory on XPS 13? For Lenovo it was possible and it was also Skylake.

A:Increase HD graphics dedicated memory for Skylake

There is no way -- the 128 M is the Z-buffer - not the dedicated video memory (there in fact NO dedicated video memory - it's all system RAM).  The driver will allocate as much system RAM as needed up to the maximum allowed by the total RAM in the system - there is no way to manually allocate it.

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I have found that any Vista or W7 machine that has a "0" value indicated in the Dedicated System Memory fails to run my apps. So there is no easy way to change this value? i dont expect a user to change a bios setting.

A:Dedicated system memory for graphics card as zero?

Dedicated system memory is what the CARD gives to the PC. So if you have an app taking most of your ram, the card will give it its own DEDICATED system memory. But your pc has dedicated GRAPHICS that is for aero and gaming. So if you have 1GB= 1024 MB and 64MB DEDICATED SYSTEM MEMORY, your COMPUTER can use 1088MB TOTAL for APPS.

hope this helps.

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I just bought an used W540, 20BG0014US. I am confused about the graphics. There are two display adapters shown in the Device Manager. But they are actually one thing? And there are only 64MB dedicated memory and all others are shared and up to 2GB in total. That's why its Windows Experience Index for Graphics is only 5.3 and lower than my old W510 which is 6.4. Is this right? or my used W540 needs some configrations? 

A:W540 graphics only has 64MB dedicated memory?

Good day.
Your W540 has dual graphics: the HD4600 is integrated into the CPU/chipset system, while the nVidia is technically discrete.
Here's the factory config of the MTM you provided:
i7-4800MQ (3.70 GHz), 8GB RAM, 256GB Solid State Drive, 15.6in 1926x1080 LCD, NVIDIA N15P-Q1, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abgn wireless, Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, Camera, 9c Li-Ion, Win 7 Pro 64
In every case I've seen, Intel HD integrated graphics have 64MB of dedicated VRAM, and then a quantity of shared RAM is allocated as needed, and managed by the system. Searching on: NVIDIA N15P-Q1, I see references to 2GB of dedicated VRAM.
The reason, I believe, that you may see lower WEI scores on the W540 is that it may default to HD graphics for the benchmark. I don't know if it's possible to force the benchmark to use the dGPU. I'll leave that to more knowledgable members.
Hope this helps a bit.

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please help me dear
model laptop flex2 -15"
thank you  thank you  help me

Total Available Graphics Memory: 1696 MBDedicated Video Memory:64MBSystem Video Memory: 0 MBShared System Memory: 1632MB??
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I have bought a Lenovo 3000 G530 4446 Laptop:

The man told me it is a 256MB graphics card (Onboard)..

But i have been wondering until now and have not yet made sure what graphic card it is can you please tell me?

What i see in the Advanced Settings in Windows about the adapter is this:

Can you tell me what is: Total Available Graphics Memory - Dedicated Video Memory - System Video Memory - Shared system Memory??

Is the Dedicated Video Memory the value of the graphics card itself?? 32MB??

Please give me a constant answer.....


A:Help with my Graphics card and Dedicated Video Memory,please!

Dedicated is just what it sounds like. I think of it as a "minimum," amount of video memory. The shared memory is basically what the rest of your unused pc ram will let you use.

In turn, he kind of lied, but not really. Or maybe he didnt know(giving the benefit of the doubt).

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I have 2gb total graphics memory.But most of it is shared.how can i convert it to dedicated?

A:How can I convert my shared graphics memory to dedicated gra...

You cannot. What would you hope to accomplish if you could? Your video is all provided by the processor (called an APU) as it is essentially both processor and video card so all the memory for video and everything else comes from the system memory. Only a small bit is segregated solely for video function but the system is capable of taking all the memory needed for video from the system RAM. It is not a super powerful video system for gaming or anything like that. 

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I am upgrading the memory to 2GB from 1GB, could someone please tell me whether I can change the Dedicated system memory from 64MB to 128 MB or just leave it as it is. I have attached the current info.

A:Dedicated system memory for graphics card

Hello Brummy,

Since it appears to be a integrated graphics chip, then you may be able to adjust how much dedicated system memory you want to use in BIOS for it.

Hope this helps,

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2930 @ 1.83GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8078 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 372 GB (62 GB Free); D: 537 GB (225 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X751MA
Not sure if this is the right place to post his, but i cant allocate memory in bios towards my graphics card. its the only way i can think off to eek a little more out of my laptop. can you help? if not with this, then other ways to get more fps?

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I recently installed Vista Business on my laptop and am now getting error messages when I try to play games. Games that initially worked on XP Pro are now giving me error message when I boot them saying that I only have 32 mb of dedicated graphics memory. However, my graphics card Nvidia Geforce Go 6200) is supposed to have 128 mb of dedicated memory. I am wondering why my video card no longer has the same amount of RAM dedicated to it, and how I might be able to fix the problem. All of the drivers have been updated with no success. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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how increase dedicated memory 

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how to change the dedicated system memory for my graphics. i hav copied my windows experience page and i have highlighted the value i refer to thanks

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 7.1
Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.1
Graphics ATI FireGL V7200 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) 5.9
Gaming graphics 3067 MB Total available graphics memory 5.8
Primary hard disk 139GB Free (233GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Ultimate


Manufacturer OEM
Model OEM
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4


Total size of hard disk(s) 1863 GB
Disk partition (C) 139 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Disk partition (D) 100 GB Free (233 GB Total)
Media drive (E) CD/DVD
Disk partition (F) 347 GB Free (466 GB Total)
Disk partition (G) 310 GB Free (466 GB Total)
Disk partition (H) 67 GB Free (466 GB Total)


Display adapter type ATI FireGL V7200 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Total available graphics memory 3067 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
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A:how to change the dedicated system memory for my graphics

b666, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The short and simple answer is you don't. That and you wouldn't want to as despite the speed of system ram, it is still slower than what is on the video card. The 256 MB on the card is all you get, and the only way to increase it is to buy a card with more on it.

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How can i increase the dedicated video memory from 64 to 512 ? 

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when i run windows experience index it says the ati radeon hd 6370 has 512mb of dedicated memory..is this true? i thought it was 1 gb
or does it come in 512mb and 1 gb variants?

A:amount of dedicated graphics memory on the ati radeon hd 6370?

Best thing to do is download GPU-z here - Downloads | techPowerUp

Then open it, and have a look, similar to my screenshot. Mine has 3GB though.

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Sorry this isn't exactly about graphics cards.

I can't seem to increase my dedicated video memory for integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600, even though I have put it up to 1024MB (1GB) in my BIOS. My Total Available Graphics Memory is 7786MB, and my Shared System Memory is 7658MB. However, no matter how much I change it in the BIOS, my Dedicated Video Memory (DVM) is always stuck at 128M. Is this a integrated graphics thing or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Intel HD Graphics 4600 Dedicated Video Memory

It uses more ram when it needs it, no need to have it dedicated .
from Intel
"Since there is no performance advantage to "reserve" a lot of system memory for graphics at boot and thus making it unusable for common applications such as Excel, Photoshop, etc., Microsoft requires that Intel graphics dynamically allocates memory system only when needed - without holding a bunch of memory as "dedicated". What Windows is calling dedicated 32MB is actually only a small amount of system memory to graphics drivers reserves at the start of internal bookkeeping"

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In order to get my Qosmio F750 ready to run some games, I have updated all of the drivers on via the toshiba website and NVIDIA website while also downloading the relevant software. This includes updating the BIOS to version 2.00.

According to the [laptop specifications given on the Toshiba website|http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products/computers/qosmio/f750/pqf75a-02y00q/specifications],

I should have the following allocation of memory to the graphics:
"4095MB Total: 2048MB dedicated memory + 2047MB shared memory"

When I go to check the Performance Information and Tools window, I get shown the following information:


Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
Total available graphics memory: 1696 MB
Dedicated graphics memory: 64 MB
Dedicated system memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1632 MB
Display adapter driver version:
Primary monitor resolution: 1366x768
DirectX version: DirectX 10

Of course, when I look carefully at the laptop specifications, I realize that the current graphics memory allocation corresponds to the Power Saving Mode i.e. graphics allocation when running on battery power

Normally this would be fine, however, I do not see any change in the info displayed even when I am running on AC power.
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A:Qosmio F750 - How to change dedicated graphics memory to 2GB...


This is controlled automatically by graphic card driver.
If the application which is running would require more RAM (i.e game), the graphic card would control this value and would add a part of the main memory to the graphic card memory.

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Hello Lenovo Community!I have a question about what can i do in order to increase my  shared dedicated video memory on the Integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 chipset. As i know, it should be possible to do this.i would really like to have at least 256 MB and try some games on my new laptop. But sadly, it freezes and runs very bad even on medium-lower i graphics games like World of Warcraft.(20 fps). I searched on the internet, but eventualy i was  sent here, to my manufacturer's community. I'd really like your help, if this is possible. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

A:Increase dedicated graphics memory on my Lenovo 710 11IKB

Welcome to the CommunityAs there isn't an option in the BIOS Setup to change the amount of video RAM, I don't see another official way except of the installation of Intel generic graphics drivers for this adapter. Usually laptop manufacturers restrict the feature you need in the customized graphics drivers while Intel allows that for some graphics adapters in its generic drivers. But there isn't a guarantee these drivers are capable to install on certain OEM graphics adapter.

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I want to know how to increase dedicated video memory on an Intel (R ) HD Graphics. I have a Compaq 18-4021la In the box it says that I can increase the memory up to 512 MB of ??VRAM, but i dont know how do it.

A:Increase dedicated video memory on an Intel (R ) HD Graphics...

EmilianoRV8 wrote:.....  In the box it says that I can increase the memory up to 512 MB of ??VRAM, but i dont know how do it.Hi, Are you sure ? You don't have to do anything. System will work this out for you and it will use available system RAM (memory) to assign/allocate for  Intel (R ) HD Graphics up to max limit. Your machine specs says: Discrete graphics not supported in this system Source:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/Compaq-18-All-in-One-Desktop-PC-series/6528368/model/6529361/doc... Regards.

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This is my WEI for my graphics card.

Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Total available graphics memory 2303 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1791 MB
Display adapter driver version
Primary monitor resolution 1280x800
DirectX version DirectX 10

Can I change the amount of dedicated system memory?

A:Increase dedicated system memory for graphics card?

No, not without a new graphics card.

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I want to upgrade to an XFX RX 460 (RX460P4DDGR). The minimum requirement of "System Memory", is 4gb. I understand that System Memory, and Installed Memory, are two different things... and it would appear that the PCIe/Display Adapter has at least 2gb (possibly 3gb), but I don't know exactly how much.
I have read that you need to access the BIOS/Chipset Menu in order to make the necessary changes, but I am not clear on how to do so. I have tried a variety of the "F" keys prior to "full Boot", but I am only \able to access "Boot/Boot Related" Menus... nothing that pertains to "Advanced Features". 
I have also read, that Dell has a few tricks that need to be performed, instead of the "Usual "F" Nonsense"... but I have not had any luck. I am currently using the following system:
Dell XPS 8300
Intel i5 2320 CPU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS (Fresh Install)
AMD/XFX Radeon HD 6770 1gb GDDR5
Toshiba/OCZ Trion 960gb SSD
16gb PNY XLR8 DDR3 (Installed)

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Hello, i am using ThinkPad x201. dedicated memory for intel graphics is showing 64mb and this is very low. it allows up to 1696mb. in BIOS there is no option for Graphics. even in Intel driver too. How can i increase graphics memory capacity?

ThinkPad X201 3680-AD6 / Intel Core i5 M560 2.67Ghz / DDR3 8GB / Intel SSD 730 Series 240GB / 12.1 WXGA 1280x800p / Dual boot Win10 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit / X200 Ultrabase / ThinkVision LT2252p

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M40 with ATI Radeon Xpress 200M chipset with video memory 128MB max.
So my question is: is this memory amount borrowed from the RAM or it is dedicated. I couldnt find any info on that.

A:Dedicated or not dedicated video memory?

It is 128MB shared memory. Meaning if the laptop has 512MB RAM, 128MB will be used for video and the remaining 384MB is available to Windows.

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Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8600M GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15151043&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2028 MB
Dedicated Memory: 237 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (62Hz)

System Information
Time of this report: 4/22/2008, 14:37:30
Machine name: NICK-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: G2S
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1506MB used, 6857MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 64bit Unicode

A person in my thread here: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5784544444&postId=59801079620&sid=1#24


That doesn't look right , my 8800GTS 512 displays

Memory:512 MB
Dedicated Memory: 512 MB
Shared Memory: 512 MB
Could you have bad videocard memory? Or maybe reinstal direct X? Click to expand...

So I'm not sure where to start and I'm hoping someone here can point me into the right direction as to what it is I need to do to fix this problem I've been having wit... Read more

A:Display Memory,Dedicated Memory,Shared Memory not consistant

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I am Techsavy8 from India.

Now I would like to know the basic difference in terms of performance for an onboard graphics card and a dedicated graphics card for a Laptop.

What could be a major difference?
Also, for Onboard graphics, it is said on all the branded website that the size of it is upto 384MB shared.

So, say for instance, if I go for a dedicated graphics card for a new laptop which I am planning to purchase and the size of this dedicated graphic card is 256MB or 128MB and Onboard graphic card on the other hand provides 384 MB shared memory, therefore the question is that how could that external graphics card sizing 256 MB deliver better performance as compared to Onbard graphics which sizes 384 MB shared?

Also, how are the new laptops launched by HP in India in terms of performance, mobility & stability?
The Laptop which I am looking for falls under 6700 series and is a business series laptop.
Waiting eagerly for a reply...


A:Solved: Difference Between Onboard Graphics a Dedicated Graphics Card

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Is there a way to swap these values? default windows 8 drivers has 256 shared system memory but 0 dedicated video memory but after installing sis mirage 3+ drivers dedicated video memory has gone up to 256mb and shared system memory has gone low to 64mb. Editing sis drivers maybe? but how?

A:Swap Shared System Memory and Dedicated Video Memory values possible?

Shared memory is changed in the bios. Find the button to go into the bios and go under advanced or graphics, then look for video memory.

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Here is my HJT log, after i discovered my pc was going stupidly slow, i opened up task manager to find an entry called QMD.exe using 90,000K memory usage...I've no idea where this has popped up from, but now my AVG flashes up blocked threat messages periodically, and found a QMB entry listed as a trojan, which was removed.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 22:20:01, on 25/02/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1265927107\ee\AOLSoftware.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Prog... Read more

A:HJT LOG - QMD.exe using stupid amounts of memory

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Please download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will o... Read more

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Hi,I've spent my whole day trying to find out what's causing my problem, but it's now 12:30am and I give up. I need some expert advice!Until this morning, my Dell laptop (WinXP professional SP2 - Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz, 1GB RAM) was working fine. I started work today and noticed that my system fan was running (while it doesn't usually) and I wasn't doing anything particularly processor intensive. I checked the task manager and saw that explorer.exe was using ~50,000k of memory. Later on in the morning I checked again (~ 1 hour later) and saw that explorer.exe was now using ~600,000k of memory!! I initially suspected malware or something else, but did scans with my resident AVG 7.5, as well as online scans with Trend Microsystems, Kaspersky, Norton (SyGate?) and they found nothing. Adaware also found nothing. I admit that I read some forum tips and used CCcleaner to try and clean up my registry. This didn't work too well, and by this evening I'd gotten to the point where upon seeing the Blue XP login screen, I'd enter my password and would have to wait around 2 mins before the desktop appeared.I reverted to my initial Registry backup from earlier in the day and now the time to load after entering my password has been reduced. I downloaded HijackThis (v2.0.2) and got the following output. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!Thanks!Rich------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 00:18:54, on 29/02/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01... Read more

A:Explorer.exe Using Huge Amounts Of Memory

Hello again,I know that you advise not to "bump" topics as it just puts us further back in the queue, but I had to add the following information.I logged to my PC this morning and was greeted with a warning message that I've never seen before (nor even heard of).Data Execution Prevention - Microsoft WindowsTo help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program.Name: Disk Degragmenter NTFS ModulePublisher: Microsoft Corp. and Executive Software International,(I've also attached a screenshot of the original message).Here below is another HijackThis log from this morning, after I saw this message... Explorer.exe is still using large amounts of memory. It starts at around 35MB and rises to 300MB to 600MB before I have to reduce it. One other thing I've noticed is that the volume controls on my laptop case no longer work... Not sure if it's related, but generally this machine has been very stable!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:20:44, on 01/03/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\B... Read more

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Hi Guys please be gentle with me as this is my first post
I noticed my laptops fan was on most of the time running fast so I opened task manager and it shows cpu usage at least 60,to 100%,I then looked at processes running and noticed 4 instances of iexplorer running, 1 was using 337mb,the 2nd 145mb,third 132mb and so on,the one using the most was also using 50% of the cpu,this cannot be right ,can any kind soul help be please

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I really need help with this as I have no idea how to fix the problem. I noticed a couple days ago that my computer was running A LOT slower than usual. Naturally the first thing I did when I saw it running slowly was check good old windows task manager. I found that the 'explorer.exe' process was using up all my memory when normally it doesn't use much at all. Just to give an idea of how much memory it's really using, the second highest process is using roughly "105,017 K" whereas explorer.exe, the highest, is using a whopping "1,446,235 K". I have no idea what's causing it and very much need a helping hand.

A:explorer.exe is using insane amounts of memory

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For the past couple of days, Firefox and IE 6 have been running slowly and using way more memory than they used to. Firefox went from using 20 or 30 MB to using 110 MB on typical pages. IE 6 has also increased to about 50-60 MB. Is there some sort of setting I could adjust to reduce the memory usage or increase the speed?

My OS is Windows XP.

A:Browsers using huge amounts of memory

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I've attached a HiJackThis log.
I noticed this when my computer slowed down drastically.Also something in Task Manager is hiding from me.
Every time I lower it the CPU Usage box in the tray spikes to near full,when I open it it dies back down.
Very weird,Very irritating.Help please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:35:32 PM, on 7/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Backup Now 5\Client\Agentsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

A:System.exe using RIDICULOUS amounts of memory

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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I've been having an issue lately with an instance of SVC host using 80% of my memory for no real reason. I've checked the services it's running, but don't really know which are safe to disable to try and troubleshoot this, or why the process is using so much. Is there anything I can do to try and alleviate this?

A:SVC Host instance using insane amounts of memory

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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After I updated to windows 8.1 (from 8), windows explorer is taking up way more memory than it use to. Windows explorer would only use around 37 MB but now it uses almost 300 MB and it shows through poor computer performance. I have tried ending the process and restarting it but sometimes it works and other times it doesn't.

A:Windows explorer using high amounts of memory

How much total RAM do you have ? If 4GB or more, that much memory used should not have any impact on performance. FF is taking much more than that.

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Hi there,

I'm having issues with svchost using up to 90% or more of my physical memory. This usually happens around 3-5mins after logging into my profile.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1974 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 431937 MB, Free - 154115 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 14788 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Disabled

I've looked around your forums and found various threads with this same issue that have been solved however a lot of them have had different solutions to their svchost issue and I was afraid to just randomly try out one fix after another as it might not be applicable to my problem and I might end up breaking my laptop instead.

Here are a few screenshot I took of the offending process.

The last screenshot is the properties of the offending process and I used the program Process Explorer to view it. By the time I took that picture svchost.exe was using up to 500k of physical memory.

Also I've tried Ending the process tree using the task manager which works for awhile but then it just starts up after a minute or two. Ending the process tree a second time causes it to stay closed which I'm happy for.

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I have run several virus scans and Malware programs and have found some minor issues but the problem still persists.  If I don't shut down the process it eventually uses 100% of my CPU memory. 
Note: it creates a second Explorer.EXE
Also, the DDS scan took about 10 minutes to complete.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496
Run by Jodie at 9:39:11 on 2015-01-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.6186 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Kaspersky Total Security *Enabled/Updated* {179979E8-273D-D14E-0543-2861940E4886}
SP: Kaspersky Total Security *Enabled/Updated* {ACF8980C-0107-DEC0-3FF3-1313EF89023B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Kaspersky Total Security *Enabled* {2FA2F8CD-6D52-D016-2E1C-81546ADD0FFD}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Explorer.EXE is taking up massive amounts of memory

Please run the following:
Please download the appropriate version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.exe) from here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/ (for 32bit systems)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/ (for 64bit systems)
save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (MBAR) from the following link and save it to your desktop.
Next, exit Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) if it is running. You can do so via the notification area icon near the clock. Right click on the MBAM icon and select Exit.
Next...Double click on the MBAR file you downloaded.
Approve the UAC prompt in Vista and newer operating systems.
Click OK on the next screen, to allow the package to extract the contents of the file to it's own folder, mbar.
By default, this will be on your desktop, though you can choose another location if you wi... Read more

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This problem just started this morning, everything was running fine last night.

Upon booting up, the process svchost.exe is using more system memory than normal greatly slowing down the computer.

I can temporarily stop it by ending the process in task manager but it is back up within 10 minutes.

Rebooting has done nothing and my computer cant seem to restore to an earlier point. I don't think it's a virus, both Norton and Malwarebytes say my system is clean.

I'm using a Dell Computer, running windows XP Home Edition.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. If there's any other information I can provide to help please let me know. Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] svchost.exe using large amounts of memory

SVCHost is an essential windows process but it can be called by a malicious piece of software. Setting that aside for the moment since you ran Norton's and MWB's, can you take a screen shot of Windows Task Manager with the 'Processes' tab open and the memory used ordered from most to least? Then post it here?

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At times my computer bogs down horribly.* Loading Taskmanager, which can take several minutes, shows Edge taking up 1gb of memory (more or less).* It is usually 100mb or so.
I have two other computers using Edge, and they seem fine.
Is there any fix for this?

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Every time I boot up my computer the process svchost.exe starts using larger than normal amounts of memory, to the point that the computer is slowed down to being nearly unusable. I can stop the process to temporarily fix the problem but it always creeps back up.

I dug around in the past few days of activity for my antiviral and noticed an alert from a few days ago I had missed. Norton noticed an odd temp file called winupd.exe. I'm not sure if the issue I'm having is related since it seemed Norton removed this days before I started having problems. Since this is the only notice I've had from my antiviral recently, I figured I should mention it at least.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you c:


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Michelle Mindicino at 21:49:24 on 2012-01-10
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1085 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:[SOLVED] svchost.exe using large amounts of memory

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delayed response.

Please note that more than one round may be needed to properly eradicate malware. In co-operation with the cleaning process, please: do not uninstall/install any programs unless asked to do so, to make it easier on us as it is more difficult when files/programs are appearing in/disappearing from the logs;
do not run any tools or scans other than those requested;
follow all instructions in the order they are presented;
if you have problems with or do not understand the instructions, ask before continuing;
stay with this thread until given the All Clear, as absence of symptoms does not always mean the machine is clean;
do not attach any logs/reports, etc.. unless specifically requested to do so.
All logs/reports, etc.. must be posted in Notepad making sure the word wrap is unchecked. (In notepad click format, uncheck word wrap if it is checked.)
Also note that the forum is very busy and if we don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.


Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2
* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications. It's important that you do not skip this step. If you don't know how, please look in here:

How to disable your security applications

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the M... Read more

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