Guys, sorry to sound a bit silly but I have this question which is doing my head in.
I purchased acer aspire g7200 (predator) pc yesturday. The graphics card on the spec sheet said it was an ATI Radion 4850 512. However I went to dxdiag and it stated that it had 1024 dedicated and a further 1780 (around) in shared memory. I have since installed the Catalyst drivers and it has changed this information to a more general "4800 series" with 2809 memory.
I have checked around the web, and ATI dont seem to offer a 4850 1024mb version.
I really do want to avoid taking the case off of the base unit just yet, but as far as I can see, it is connected into the PCI express socket and not straight into the motherboard. However having not bought a new PC for about 10 years I am not sure if this can mean it is not just using system memory.
I am at a loss here, and would be really grateful if you could tell me whats going on!
Hyper Memory. It lets the video card try and claim some system memory to pipe it over to its frame buffer faster. No you can't disable it, but I guess you can try if you don't mind messing with the registry ^_^. It still stays enabled with the newer drivers though.