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Something interesting I just found in the Vista "Performance Information and Tools":

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Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Total available graphics memory 2814 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 768 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 2046 MB
Now I have 8GB of RAM in Vista 64-bit, so I'm wondering how it decided to share just 2GB of RAM? I would love to share more RAM for the graphics. Is there a way to do that?



Edit: I found an image here showing someone else's results. It looks like 3GB / 4 = about 768MB shared, which matches my results, 8GB / 4 = 2GB shared. Is there anyone else that can confirm?

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Mine shares 512MB of my system memory for my video card and I only have 1GB of system memory. I've noticed that due to this, there's quite a bit of in-game loading in Need for Speed Most Wanted. I gotta pick me up a new stick of RAM sometime soon.
 
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Perhaps the fraction increases when there is less RAM, since 256MB would not be enough. I wish I could increase mine, but I'm not sure if I need to. It's possible that high-res textures could take up more than 2.75GB (2GB + 768MB from GTX)... I must say, I do enjoy the Cinematic HL2 mod.
    
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Mine shares 512MB as well with 2GB. So that's 2GB / 4.
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