Laptop specification

  Lynnfern 12:52 26 Jun 2003

Is this statement true "64mb of the laptops ram is used for the graphics part of the system.
This is part of the specification." -Hence if you purchase a laptop with 256MB RAM only 192MB will show on system properties?

Depends on how the graphics is set up and no, it does not apply to all systems.

  TechMad 13:05 26 Jun 2003

This is sometimes true based on the system. If a laptop has a graphics card built into the motherboard then it usually borrows memory from the main RAM chips.

Plug in Graphics cards usually have their own memory.

The indication that a graphics card borrows from the sytem memory is that in the Specs you are told that the Graphic memory can be ajusted in a range, i.e. 8mb, 16mb, 32mb, 64mb. Where as Graphics card with its own memory only has one memory setting.

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