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Expand Shared Graphics Card Memory Usage


How can i expand my shared graphics card memory usage? I have a 4gb ram ddr3 laptop which i'm very happy with and it runs windows 7 very smoothly. Lately, i've been trying out games however i realized that the 'game-report-thingys' say that the shared graphics card is only allocating 64mb of ram.

On my laptop itself though, there is a physical sticker which says that the graphics can use a total of 1. 7gb of ram. How can i expand my ram from the current 64mb to 1gb? The bios set up doesn't show any ram allocations for shared graphics cards.


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Memory Usage Goes Up

When i starting the windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal but after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, i can't access any drive in the hdd; because everytime i want to open any folder, the following error appears :

C: is not accessible. Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service. At this point, i even can't shutdown or restart windows normally; i must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. After restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again. (I had to restart windows every 1 or 2 days)

Here is the screen-shots of processes and performance tabs in the task manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :

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I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them helped me:

0- using some optimizing and freeing softwares like (memory booster gold - ram saver pro - cleanmem)
1- scanning my computer with antivirus and antispywares
2- changing antivirus software
3- updating windows with all updates available via windows update
4- updating drivers of all hardwares
5- downloading and installing the following hotfixes that are related to memory leak:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976658
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977357
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978042
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978155
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979223

6- using cclenaer for clearing everything and using memtest86+ for finding any possible error in memory. And here is screen-shot from process explore (from sysinternals suite) at 90% memory usage :

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So is there anything that i can do to solve this problem? Any solution? Hotfixe? Trick? Suggestion? Anything?


Posted On: 2010-05-25 . View Related Posts . . View 27 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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The other issue i am having is that my physical memory is running at a constant 35%? While not running any programs and i haven't been able to find a solution to this.

I have also asked a tech friend who has been in contact with hp regarding these issues and they knew as much as he did - nothing.

I have also been in contact with hp myself and they instructed me to download and install a bois ( winflash for hp notebook system bios (for notebooks with amd processors) " microsoft windows vista-based version f. 17) this basically put my machine back to the same settings as when i had originally when i did the win 7 upgrade. Still got the high cpu usage with the stacsv.exe.


Posted On: 2009-11-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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The moment i told him to unmount the iso(and the moment it disappeared from the open files list) memory usage plummeted to normal. During the period of high memory usage, the computer was very sluggish paging left and right whenever i tried to open windows, open tabs in firefox, switch tabs, etc.

I want to know how to fix this horribly wrong behavior as my machine has a ton of files shared and under no circumstance i'll tolerate that eating all my ram(what if i want to start a game when the usage is through the roof?, What if all the other users on the network mount the same file?), On xp i had no such issue and memory usage didn't even flinch on sharing. I have offline files turned off and the service as well. Pc specs: win7 x64 pro, 4gb ram


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Posted On: 2009-12-17 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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I have windows server 2008 installed in another machine with a ati x300 with hyper memory and windows uses the full 4gb even with a 1, 7gb allocated for shared system memory why windows 7 doesn't do the same?


Posted On: 2009-05-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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In other words:
Nvidia 9500gt 1 gig ddr3
4 gigs system memory
Shared system memory = 1789
Dedicated  video memory = 1024
Total available graphic memory = 2813

Why does the system allocate so much memory, and how can i decrease it, or remove it, so that the memory that is being allocated can be used by the system and not by the video card. Or if i'm misunderstanding the changes that have happened from xp, could someone explain it to me.

System setup:
Gigabyte p55
I5-750 2. 66ghz
9500gt 1 gig ddr3
4 gigs corsair 1066mhz


Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Where does this seemingly ridiculous and pointless restriction stem from? I only found a couple of instructions on how to partition a memory stick using some shady third party programs.


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Total available graphics memory not detected

Dedicated graphics memory 0 mb
Dedicated system memory 0 mb 
Shared system memory 0 mb
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Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

8800gt Graphics Card (code 43)

I am experiencing a problem with my graphics card, a geforce 8800gt, the problem is a code 43. Windows has stopped it because it has reported problems. I am also seeing dots appear on the boot screen. Here is what windows troubleshooting report has to say:

Issues found detection details 
Nvidia geforce 8800 gt is not working properly detected  
Windows has detected a problem with nvidia geforce 8800 gt .

Device information 
Name: nvidia geforce 8800 gt  
Id: pciven_10de&dev_0611&subsys_c8013842&rev_a24&13d7cd30&0&0008 
Error code: 43 
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View details about nvidia geforce 8800 gt and check if there is a solution available.
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There are problems with some pnp devices. Windows will take additional steps to further troubleshoot these devices. It has bsod once today which i think is due to a problem with the card. Here is a mini-dump from the crash but it may have been corrupted.


Posted On: 2010-04-07 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Tes Oblivion And The Graphics Card

I'm trying to get both the game, oblivion and it's construction set to work but they both won't work, oblivion gives me this.

Failed to initialize renderer.
Nixadapterdesc::getdevicecaps() failed.

Now i've seen someone recommend to do something like search for something manager, but my computer seems to lack it, so i can't get to my graphics card. I have an aspire 9500 laptop with windows xp.


Posted On: 2009-07-16 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Integrated Graphics Card Not Detected

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Posted On: 2009-12-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Geforce Gt 240 Graphics Card Help

I recently had to build a new system with some components from my old dell which had a bad mother board. When i transfered the remaining components to the new motherboard/case, i was unable to boot my vista. I finally broke down and bought windows 7. It loaded fine and now the system seems to be running fine with one exception. When i load the drivers for my pny geforce gt 240 graphics card, i lose video when windows starts. As soon as the green scrolling bar disappears is when this happens.

I hear the windows sound so i know windows is loading properly, but no video! I ensure the onboard graphics card is disabled on the mother board. I have tried several installations of nvidia drivers but to no avail. This error occurs everytime i load the nvidia drivers. I roll them back in safe mode after the video doesn't work each time. I keep checking to make sure the onboard video remains disabled. Any suggestions?

My system:

Amd athlon 64 x2 3800+ cpu
Biostar ta 790 gxb a2+ mother board
4gb ram
Pny geforce gt 240 graphics card
750 watt power supply
Windows 7 64 bit


Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Install A Second Graphics Card

I decided to treat myself and give my computer an upgrade to 3d-readiness which in my mind also meant increasing my number of screens to 3 as well. I already had 2 screens, a 24" hp and a 19" lg, running off an nvidia gtx 295 and i was hoping to simply add a second independent card to run my new 3d monitor (alienware optx aw2310). This is where i've hit problems though, my second card is a nvidia gtx 480 however when i try to boot my pc with both cards it either gets stuck on the windows logo or moves onto a black screen with a move able cursor and then stays on that. I'm currently running windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I've tried both cards separately and they both work, it's simply when both are connected that it refuses to boot up. My motherboard is the asus rampage ii extreme so has 3 dvi-e slots and the layout i'm trying to use is: gtx 480 -> gtx 295 -> sound card. I'm not trying to use the cards in sli however i'm not sure if the motherboard has a switch that needs to be turned on for more than 1 card regardless of if it's in sli or not.

I'm not sure if there's something that needs to be done with the bios settings either?


Posted On: 2010-06-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I recently installed a legal version of windows 7 pro on my desktop. It is almost impossible to do anything with out the driver (which is win 7 certified) to function. The screen will black out, come back on, black out, come back on, etc until it finally brings me back to my desktop with a warning message in the bottom right hand corner telling me that the "driver quit responding and has successfully recovered. "

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My desktop:
Intel pentium d at 2. 80 ghz
2gb's of ram
Winfast px6600 gt tdh pci express graphics card


Posted On: 2009-12-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Is there anyone on here who can help? Please ask if i have performed a task before telling me to do so. Most likely i have already tried it and i can just tell you what the results were. I am really looking for someone who has specific knowledge of this exact issue and how to get the card to show up in the device manager.


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Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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I recently replaced my old motherboard (no longer working) which had the radeon x1400 card. The new board that i installed has the firegl v5200 card.


Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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