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I will now restate myself again, the intel gma uses a built in 128 MB seperate of the 4 GB, it will at times utilize that but not store it for itself.
Also even if it did.
4-.128 does not equal 3.67

Thanks for the help though.
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No, the Intel GMA has no dedicated memory. The "dedicated" memory for Intel GMA's just means that it is borrowing that memory from system RAM.

It may be "dedicated", but it is taking that RAM from the systems main RAM.

I don't know what there is to account for the rest, but my best guess would be that it is also being consumed as a part of the "dedicated" memory.
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No, the Intel GMA has no dedicated memory. The "dedicated" memory for Intel GMA's just means that it is borrowing that memory from system RAM.

It may be "dedicated", but it is taking that RAM from the systems main RAM.

I don't know what there is to account for the rest, but my best guess would be that it is also being consumed as a part of the "dedicated" memory.

Thanks for the straight answer.
Is there any way to reallocate the stolen intel gmas ram and make it usable for system purposes? The only time that this would happen is when I need it and I am not using the intel gma.

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Thanks for the straight answer.
Is there any way to reallocate the stolen intel gmas ram and make it usable for system purposes? The only time that this would happen is when I need it and I am not using the intel gma.

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I don't believe that there is anyway to change the amount of RAM that the GMA uses; up or down. I've looked into this before, and I believe that it's the way that the hardware is setup that keeps you from changing the amount of RAM the GMA can use.

Could you possibly give me a link to the laptop you have spec's? It would help me make a more informed decision on what is truely going on.
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Thanks for the straight answer.
Is there any way to reallocate the stolen intel gmas ram and make it usable for system purposes? The only time that this would happen is when I need it and I am not using the intel gma.

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I don't believe there is anyway to change the amount of RAM that the GMA can utilize. I believe it's set in the hardware, and can't be changed by any software. I've looked into this before for my mom] laptop, and my search ended with absolutely nothing.

Could you post a link that shows the specs of your laptop? It would help me make a more informed decision on what is truely going on.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220898

Asus bamboo series u33jc-A1 13.3 inch
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220898

Asus bamboo series u33jc-A1 13.3 inch
I can almost guarantee to you that it is the Intel HD GMA that is taking that extra bit of RAM.
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