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Windows 8 System Shared Memory

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 System Shared Memory


    Hi,
    i am using windows 8 pro purchased from dreamspark.
    Windows 8 does not detect my system video memory.
    i have Sony Vaio VPCEH1L8E
    2nd Gen Core i3
    4gb
    500gb

    Plz guide.....!!!!
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    Last edited by HaXeeB; 02 Oct 2012 at 11:15.

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  2. #2


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    According to your snip, you have Intel HD Graphics 3000.
    Sony VPCEH1L8E Technical Specifications
    Look under 'Screen' in the above link.

    Your graphics are from your CPU.
    Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Processor

    This is the same as graphics on your motherboard. They use system RAM as there is no graphics RAM.
    The 'Total Available Graphics Memory: 1632 MB' is from your system RAM 4GB.
    You will only see 'Dedicated Video Memory' or 'System Video Memory' if you have a separate graphics card, you don't.

    Everything is fine and working normally.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanx Dave76,
    u r right but in windows 7 my system video memory was 64MB...!!!!
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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HaXeeB View Post
    Thanx Dave76,
    u r right but in windows 7 my system video memory was 64MB...!!!!
    Was the total amount memory also different in 7?

    Not that big of a deal, all should still work normally, there are a few possibilities here.
    The thing that you don't see system memory can be caused by drivers.
    It happened to me like this: on Win7/Vista the nVidia card on laptop I had mentioned about 128mb system memory but on XP none (XP used custom drivers back then when no laptop drivers were made by nVidia).

    Try to look for newer drivers or wait until they are available. For now, the issue is not serious as long as everything is displayed on screen properly.

    It can also be possible that Win8 handles the system memory different (this is WDDM 1.2, newer than on Win7). In this case, newer drivers may not solve this issue.

    Regards
    Hopachi
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HaXeeB View Post
    Thanx Dave76,
    u r right but in windows 7 my system video memory was 64MB...!!!!
    Was the total amount memory also different in 7?

    Not that big of a deal, all should still work normally, there are a few possibilities here.
    The thing that you don't see system memory can be caused by drivers.
    It happened to me like this: on Win7/Vista the nVidia card on laptop I had mentioned about 128mb system memory but on XP none (XP used custom drivers back then when no laptop drivers were made by nVidia).

    Try to look for newer drivers or wait until they are available. For now, the issue is not serious as long as everything is displayed on screen properly.

    It can also be possible that Win8 handles the system memory different (this is WDDM 1.2, newer than on Win7). In this case, newer drivers may not solve this issue.

    Regards
    Hopachi
    Thanx Hopachi....as u suggested i'll w8 for latest drivers....!!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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