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Information about Onboard Video Graphics

Cause - Video Memory is allocated Dynamically.

The following information was taken from Intel&'s website; for specific questions relating to Cybernet PCs, please contact Cybernet Manufacturing Tech Support

How much graphics memory does my computer have?
Intel graphics do not have dedicated memory but utilizes some of the computer&'s system memory. The amount of memory used for graphics may be a fixed amount or may vary up to a maximum amount. It depends on if your computer manufacturer has configured your computer to use a fixed amount, a dynamic amount (varying up to a maximum amount), or a combination of both fixed and dynamic amounts of graphics memory.
Use one of the following methods to view your computer&'s maximum graphics memory (see example in Figure 1):
Hot Key Method (all Windows):
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+F12 keys to open the Graphics Driver Properties window
2. Click the Information button in bottom-left corner or the i button in upper right corner of the window.
The maximum amount of graphics memory is listed in the Maximum Graphics Memory field.
Desktop Menu Method (all Windows):
1. Right-click on the Windows desktop
2. Click Graphics Properties
3. Click the Information button in bottom-left corner or the i button in upper right corner of the window.
The maximum amount of graphics memory is listed in the Maximum Graphics Memory field.
Display Control Panel Method (Microsoft Windows XP):
1. Click on Start
2. Click Control Panel
3. Click Appearance and Themes and then Display (or click Classic View and then double-click on Display)
4. Click the Settings tab
5. Click the Advanced button
6. Click the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver tab
7. Click the Graphics Properties button
8. Click the Information button in bottom-left corner or the i button in upper right corner of the window.
The maximum amount of graphics memory is listed in the Maximum Graphics Memory field.
Display Control Panel Method (Microsoft Windows Vista and 7):
1. Click on Start
2. Click Control Panel
3. Click on Appearance and Personalization and then Personalization (or click Classic View and then double-click on Personalization)
4. Click Display Settings
5. Click Advanced Settings
6. Click the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver tab
7. Click the Graphics Properties button
8. Click the Information button in bottom-left corner or the i button in upper right corner of the window.
The maximum amount of graphics memory is listed in the Maximum Graphics Memory field.
Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) is a method for dynamically allocating system memory for use as graphics memory to balance 2D/3D graphics and system performance. If your computer is configured to use DVMT, graphics memory is allocated based on system requirements and application demands (up to the configured maximum amount). When memory is no longer needed by an application, the dynamically allocated portion of memory is returned to the operating system for other uses.
What is the maximum amount of video memory my computer can use?

Maximum Graphics Memory**
Intel® Graphics Controller
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista and 7
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
1 GB**
2 GB**
Intel® G41, G43, G45, Q43, and Q45 Express Chipsets
1 GB**
2 GB**
Intel® G35 Express Chipsets
384 MB**
358 MB**
Intel® G31, G33, Q33, and Q35 Express Chipsets
384 MB**
287 MB**
Mobile Intel® GL960 and GM965 Express Chipsets
384 MB**
358 MB**
Intel® G965 Express Chipsets
384 MB**
358 MB**
Intel® Q963 and Q965 Express Chipsets
256 MB**
256 MB**
Intel® 946GZ Express Chipsets
256 MB**
256 MB**
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
224 MB**
256 MB**
Intel® 945G Express Chipset Family
224 MB**
256 MB**


**Note: The actual amount of maximum graphics memory on your computer may be less than the listed amounts as it greatly depends on your computer model&'s specific configuration. Configuration factors may include but are not limited to:
· The graphics memory allocation method set by your computer manufacturer
· Amount of system memory available
· Amount of pre-allocated memory
· Operating system.