Originally Posted by Dustin_Broke
I do remember btw that Sony did say that they recommend using there drivers to update and not use Intel.com website but they did say they got the drivers from Intel but they recommend using the drivers from Sony since it's OEM. They said that using thrid party drivers could cause problems and Sony will not help. I will need to talk to Intel for this if I get problems. Does this mean that Sony has modified the drivers that Intel makes? If so will I have problems using Intel.com drivers?
I highly doubt Sony has made any modifications to the Intel drivers, but they wont support anything they havent tested but after a year they won't bother testing new drivers on an old model laptop.
Also curious if you have any source showing that the Intel HD has dedicated memory. There is nothing on Intel's website stating so which would definitely be documented if it did.
Edit: After a bit of research and lots of googling what the system shows as "dedicated" ram is just the amount of system ram currently reserved for the gpu. It is not RAM physically separate from system RAM. Depending on available BIOS settings you could probably increase this base amount at the expense of RAM available to the systemEdited by selectstriker2 - 7/18/11 at 8:59pm