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New MOBO now get less Memory


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Longhorns242

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OK so i got a new motherboard b/c my gateway MOBO basicaly sucked. Anyways on the gateway it used to say 1.00 gb memory. now with the new motherboard in it only says 960mb. I mean this isnt a huge problem i am just wondering why. Could it be that the onboard graphics card is tying up some of my memory and if so can i get it back. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

Edited by Longhorns242, 31 July 2006 - 02:29 PM.

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Onboard graphics is using some memory.

1024-64 = 960Mb.

You can usualy recover some of it (by altering the amount of onboard graphic memory), but not all of it. The only way to do this would be to put a separate graphics card inside the computer.
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i have a onboard graphics card of Radeon x200 express and i have a pci-e radeon x700 that i am using...i dont ever use the onbard.
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Even using a graphics card does not stop the bios from saving a set amount of system memory for the graphics. You need to get in the bios and reset the on-board graphics memory to 0.

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ok ill do that thanks alot
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