Gateway NX570X Notebook Question

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I recently purchased a Gateway NX570X notebook for my son.  It's a
lower-end model, although it uses  a 1.6GHz Intel Dual-core CPU.  The
graphic system uses the vanilla Intel on-board video with shared RAM,
as the notebook with a dedicated ATI video card cost over $300 more.

I installed 2 ea. 1GB PC-5300 DDR2 memory sticks so that he will have
2GB of dual-channel RAM.  When I boot up the notebook and go to the
BIOS page, it specifies only 8MB is allocated to the system video.
This was also true with the original 512MB RAM using 2 ea. 256MB
sticks.  Since I have more than sufficient RAM for his use is there any
way to allocate more memory for the video, or does it automatically use
what it needs where necessary?

Thanks for any input.

Re: Gateway NX570X Notebook Question

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The BIOS doesn't see the shared memory since the memory isn't shared
until Windows boots up and configure it. At least this is what I
believes what happens. Check it under Windows. Like running DXDIAG under
the RUN command. And then click on the Display tab.


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