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Old 08-06-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default Question bout VRAM and XP

so i noticed that Vista takes about 767mb of VRAM to make any 256mb into a 1gb and only uses that 767 mb whenever it needs it.
But i was wondering if XP can do the same thing, because my card has 512mb vram, but is there a way to get like 256mb of my physical ram to be shared with the VRAM?
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Question bout VRAM and XP

No.
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Nope. XP handles memory differently then Vista. Honestly, you're fine with the 512MB VRAM and in reality probably wont see any performance benefit of allocating another 256MB.
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hmmm, i see, i guess im gonna go back to using XP...
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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Default Re: Question bout VRAM and XP

looking at your sig id say vista should run fine on your pc. why go back to xp (even if it is better )
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one reason why i am going back to XP is because of this post i posted
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=74868
doesnt seem like not many people have this problem, and i never had this problem with XP, but then again i never used my 8800GT on these 2 games yet on XP, and i want to see if i still get the same problem.
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Dual boot!
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Default Re: Question bout VRAM and XP

i was thinking about that, but does anybody know how to set it to boot XP in start up instead of me selecting XP?
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depends which os you install first, then you boot into that os and change the boot loader. its easy
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does XP and Vista have different fonts?
XP looks really weird to me...
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