Video memory in tx2000 vs tx2500

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  1. wasker

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    I see many folks are concerned about the amount of dedicated video card memory in tx2500. Here's what I have in my tx2000:

    Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
    Total available graphics memory 798 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 734 MB

    I think tx2500 shouldn't ditch this feature -- no?
     
  2. DRTigerlilly

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    i get the impression the tx2500 is the same, it has 64mb of its own memory, but i'm not sure how much it takes from the system memory.

    Damn i didn't know it took that much though....
     
  3. Rex Orbis2

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    Under benchmarks my GPU shows up from anywhere between 256MB to 1.4GB(!). Of course I know it can't handle textures that big but it seems like windows is willing to allocate as much system memory as is needed and available.
     
  4. miner

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    The Go 6150 didnt have any dedicated memory. The 64MB which Vista lists is what was dedicated solely for graphics use from the system RAM. The 734MB is just what can be allocated if necessary.

    The tx2500 however has 64MB dedicated memory through the sideport plus it can also share memory from the RAM depending on the need.
     
  5. wasker

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    What is "dedicated system memory", which is 0 MB, then?

    PS.
    This info I took from System -> WEI -> View and print details.
     
  6. miner

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    Well, thats how it reports the memory usage. Cant really explain why but I used to own a Compaq V3000 with the Go 6150 and it too showed 128MB in dedicated and 0MB for the system memory. Its actually supposed to be the other way around. For example on a Intel GMA 950, it reports as it should but on this Nvidia card it reports it the other way around.
     
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    Actually, with all this nonsense about the memory report what I really do see is better performance than on comparable Acer laptop (that one used some ATI video though). Go figure.
     
  8. macouno

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    In your bios you can up your system memory for the nvidea from 64mb to 128mb, which really helps ;)
     
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