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Windows 8 System Shared Memory


HaXeeB

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#1
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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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio
    CPU
    2nd Gen Core i3 2310M
    Memory
    4GB 1333 DDR3
    Screen Resolution
    1366*768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB

Dave76

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
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    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
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    1680x1050
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    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
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    Corsair HX650W
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    Cooler Master Storm Scout
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    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
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    Logitech Wave
    Mouse
    CM Sentinel
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    Abysmal
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    Opera Next
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    External eSATA Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm,

HaXeeB

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

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio
    CPU
    2nd Gen Core i3 2310M
    Memory
    4GB 1333 DDR3
    Screen Resolution
    1366*768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB

Hopachi

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

HaXeeB

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#5
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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio
    CPU
    2nd Gen Core i3 2310M
    Memory
    4GB 1333 DDR3
    Screen Resolution
    1366*768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 500GB

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