Will adding RAM increase the Shared Video Ram?

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    iv76erson03

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    I search for this and didn't get a definite answer. I see there is only 8MB of shared VRAM under the 512 setup. If I upgrade to 1.5 gigs, will the VRAM be 24MB? Is there a hack to increase it any more, I can't seem to do it in the bios. Thanks.
     
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    Shared RAM is set up by system according to current requirements. Adding RAM my not increase anything as still shared video RAM is value governed by OS so system will use what is needed - more RAM may give a better boost for overall performance of system...
     
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    Thats odd. Every desktop I've ever had with integrated VRAM had a setting in the bios to change how much memory was shared. Depending on the chipset, you could use a different percentage of the total memory available. On the AA1's bios, that option is greyed out.
     
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    no, it does not increase it.

    the video memory is dynamic. minimum is 8mb. however it can use up to 128mb if necessary. if memory is available it will be used.
     
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