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August 17, 2011 6:03:22 AM

Hello,
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Report


Report Date: 08/17/2011
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 10:37:23
Driver Version: 8.14.10.1930
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate* , (6.1.7600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 11.0
Physical Memory: 2549 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 256 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 99 MB
Processor: x86
Processor Speed: 3200 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 29C2
Device Revision: 10


* Accelerator Information *

Accelerator in Use: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1471.0
Current Graphics Mode: 1366 by 768 True Color (60 Hz)

In windows xp I had 384mb of video ram when I was using 1gb system ram,now I 've upgraded to 2gb system ram and installed Windows 7 Ultimate.But,I ve only 64mb video ram,that means I can't play any decent game.Can I increase video ram?
a b $ Windows 7
August 17, 2011 6:38:35 AM


Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

This is an action you carry out outside of Windows and before it loads. You need to go into your BIOS menus - sometimes called Setup - and as you turn the machine on, a screen flashes past you telling what to press to get there - usually Delete or in some systems, Function 2.

There are so many BIOS systems and all are different but the setting will be there somewhere. You may actually find 384 won't get you far in Windows 7 so go higher if you can, even if means upgrading your physical RAM. Go to http://www.crucial.com for a scan of your memory to see what you can upgrade to and how much it will cost.

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August 24, 2011 9:28:58 AM

Saga Lout said:

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

This is an action you carry out outside of Windows and before it loads. You need to go into your BIOS menus - sometimes called Setup - and as you turn the machine on, a screen flashes past you telling what to press to get there - usually Delete or in some systems, Function 2.

There are so many BIOS systems and all are different but the setting will be there somewhere. You may actually find 384 won't get you far in Windows 7 so go higher if you can, even if means upgrading your physical RAM. Go to http://www.crucial.com for a scan of your memory to see what you can upgrade to and how much it will cost.




Thanks for your reply,but I've already gone inside BIOS and found setting to increase video framebuffer size,which by the way is already set to it''s maximum value.So,maybe only upgrading to a graphics card can solve this problem,I can't run windows 7 because I won't be able to play games that require more than or at least 128MB video ram.
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August 24, 2011 1:05:00 PM

upgrade time indeed!
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May 17, 2012 3:40:22 PM

arshavin69ru said:
Hello,
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Report


Report Date: 08/17/2011
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 10:37:23
Driver Version: 8.14.10.1930
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate* , (6.1.7600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 11.0
Physical Memory: 2549 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 256 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 99 MB
Processor: x86
Processor Speed: 3200 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 29C2
Device Revision: 10


* Accelerator Information *

Accelerator in Use: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1471.0
Current Graphics Mode: 1366 by 768 True Color (60 Hz)

In windows xp I had 384mb of video ram when I was using 1gb system ram,now I 've upgraded to 2gb system ram and installed Windows 7 Ultimate.But,I ve only 64mb video ram,that means I can't play any decent game.Can I increase video ram?

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