SiS 630ST Video DRAM question

  as400man 17:02 28 Sep 03

My laptop manual says that the SiS630ST shares system memory up to 64MB but my hardware reports say it uses 16MB. How can I tell if it is using 64MB which I assume would give me better grahics (please correct me if I'm wrong)? Do I have to change any settings to get 64MB and would this be better in any way than 16MB? I am about to upgrade my memory from 256 to 512 so I would like to take advantage of the extra oomph if there is any point.
Thanks and regards.

  DieSse 18:13 28 Sep 03

The setting will be in your BIOS - but it depends on the motherboard design if the motherboard mfr has allowed for this (sounds like they have, if the manula syays so!)

  as400man 18:30 28 Sep 03

My BIOS is set to 64mb (default value) and I have not changed it. Any way I can check to see exactly what is being used when it is running?

  hugh-265156 19:16 28 Sep 03

have a look in start/control panel/system it will tell you your installed ram.

if you have 256 ram installed and the onboard graphics are using 64mb of this then it should say you have 192 ram.

  as400man 19:43 28 Sep 03

It shows 240mb so it looks like I won't get 64. The manual says 'shared system memory up to 64mb'.
I assumed it meant the bios setting but I know that's 64. Never mind and thanks for your time.

  hugh-265156 19:54 28 Sep 03

in the bios are you sure you are not looking at agp aperture size?

look for shared graphics memory or similar under advanced chipset.

click here

  as400man 21:23 28 Sep 03

Thanks Huggy71 you were dead right. Thanks to all of you for your time and interest. Regards Chris.

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