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Old 08-12-2008
Dean Browning
 

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Video Card Using System Ram
I have 3gb of ram on my notebook with a 256mb nvidia card. Vista is taking
700mb and holding it for video ram.

Is there a way to tell Vista not to do this?

I do not want to have to upgrade to 64 bit and upgrade my ram to 4gb. If I
could get that 700mb back I would happy.

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Old 08-12-2008
DDW
 

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Re: Video Card Using System Ram
On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 21:01:44 -0500, "Dean Browning"
<dcb76112@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I have 3gb of ram on my notebook with a 256mb nvidia card. Vista is taking
>700mb and holding it for video ram.


If your video card is onboard, then it naturally will use some of your
RAM. What tells you that Vista is "holding" 700mb?
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Old 08-12-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Video Card Using System Ram
Vista uses RAM in the System's best interests.
If required elsewhere, it will be utilised where it is required.
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Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"Dean Browning" wrote:

> I have 3gb of ram on my notebook with a 256mb nvidia card. Vista is taking
> 700mb and holding it for video ram.
>
> Is there a way to tell Vista not to do this?
>
> I do not want to have to upgrade to 64 bit and upgrade my ram to 4gb. If I
> could get that 700mb back I would happy.
>
> --
> Dean
>
>

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