Graphics memory

  misog 22:00 20 Jan 2006

How much memory do I need if I dont play games.The reason I ask is that a laptop I am interested in purchasing only has 32Mb. Is this enough

  Thalmus 22:30 20 Jan 2006

If your not playing games then that is enough

  Totally-braindead 09:33 21 Jan 2006

Agree with Thalmus though the more memory the better, it would run smoother and faster and allow more programs to run at the same time. If it only has 32mb it has to be a older second hand laptop. Depending on what you're paying have a look here as well click here but be aware of the short guarantee times.

  misog 11:27 21 Jan 2006

Its this lap top
click here

  PaulB2005 11:58 21 Jan 2006

32 Mb is fine if you don't play games. However note it is "32 Shared" which means it used 32 Mb out of the system RAM (256 Mb) so you will only have 224 Mb system RAM left for all other applications.

  Cybermaxx 21:34 21 Jan 2006

Decent CPU, but the rest of the spec. is poor.... Windows XP uses a lot of RAM.

Find it hard to believe they sold many of those machines for £799.

I would buy something else if I were you.

  Totally-braindead 23:31 21 Jan 2006

When you said 32mb memory I assumed that was system memory and it was an old 486 laptop, I didn't realise you were on about the 32mb graphics which s borrowed from the system memory. Sorry I misunderstood, can't advise on the laptop itself as to be honest I don't know enough about the differences between the processors. Regarding the RAM XP will run quite happily on the 224mb you have left albeit not especially fast.

  SANTOS7 23:35 21 Jan 2006

click here
have a look here for 569 quid i think you might do a little better....

  misog 09:28 22 Jan 2006

I have bought it for £599 with a free printer and case.
This might be a silly question but does the ddr ram from my desktop fit in a laptop. Just thinking aloud really.

  PaulB2005 09:29 22 Jan 2006

"This might be a silly question but does the ddr ram from my desktop fit in a laptop"

No, sorry. Differnet sizes.

click here

Laptop RAM - left, Desktop - right

  AndySD 12:05 22 Jan 2006

Go to and use their search to get compatable RAM is normally installed via a small hatch on the bottom of the laptop.

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