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Old 23-10-2009, 03:31 AM   #1
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Disable memory sharing with Graphic card



hi guys.. how do i disable this function in Windows 7?

because of this, Windows 7 sometimes tell me that i do not have enough memory when i start more programs.. my ram is 4gb
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Old 23-10-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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Did you do a upgrade from older OS?

I've never faced insufficient memory on my Windows 7... Not even in Vista...
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Old 23-10-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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i did a fresh installation but i disable Virtual Memory(Paging).. i think tis is the main cause..

now i just wish to know if it is possible to disable the memory sharing.. my ati 4800 series card shld be sufficient for the Aero Effects already..

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Old 23-10-2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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you can never disable shared VRAM... If disabled, it's going to be worst.
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Old 23-10-2009, 10:17 PM   #5
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Other solution: buy the fat sized graphics cards
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Old 24-10-2009, 12:02 AM   #6
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Other solution: buy the fat sized graphics cards
huh.. never heard before.. haha.. sian.. Microsoft shld give users more control man.. wth..
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Old 25-10-2009, 03:14 PM   #7
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i did a fresh installation but i disable Virtual Memory(Paging).. i think tis is the main cause..

now i just wish to know if it is possible to disable the memory sharing.. my ati 4800 series card shld be sufficient for the Aero Effects already..
Why did you disable virtual memory? You will bound to encounter out of memory issues if you were to disable it.
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Old 25-10-2009, 04:15 PM   #8
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I also have 4GB ram and disable virtual memory. Rarely encountered out of memory except when running memory benchmark or testing programs.

Heard that it can prevent harddisk trashing.
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Old 25-10-2009, 10:12 PM   #9
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just give your pagefile minimum virtual memory. It will work out.
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Old 25-10-2009, 11:13 PM   #10
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why do u even disable paging ??
unless u r using 64bit OS and has buttloads of RAm (i am talking about 16gb+), it's recommended to enable paging
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Old 26-10-2009, 11:53 AM   #11
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I disable Paging as i believe 4gb is enough for myself only if Windows7 "did not reserve” a hugh amount of my ram for my graphic card.

Previously when I am using Windows XP I am also using the same configuration and I did not encounter such issue at all.. not even once..

Ok guys, I noticed another new thingy yesterday when I installed Windows7 on my gf’s laptop.

She has 4gb ram too but her system only assign less than 300mb of ram to her graphic card but mine is 1.7gb.. Really wad the.. Anyone know the reason for this? How does Windows 7 assign the memory to video cards? On wad basis?
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Old 26-10-2009, 12:14 PM   #12
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Anyone know the reason for this? How does Windows 7 assign the memory to video cards? On wad basis?
i think if u google "shared system memory" it'd be clearer...

btw di u get low mem when running intensive or non-intensive programs? if non-intensive, in ur other thread commach suspect u have malware infection - maybe tat cud be why ur running low on mem...

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/sh....php?t=2540790
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Old 26-10-2009, 02:22 PM   #13
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Hi Hlots123, i was running a WindowsXP on Virtual PC and running Counterstrike in window mode when I encountered the problem. The VirtualPC was assigned with 512mb of my ram. And yes, my com was infected with a malware when I encounter that problem(I just scanned and discovered yesterday).

Since we can’t off the memory sharing, is it possible to lower the amount?
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Old 26-10-2009, 02:51 PM   #14
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Rule of thumb in MS Operating Systems be it XP or 7. Never disable your page file even u have >4gb ram, the OS will still need it somehow even u got tons of mem free and it will make matters worst. This came from MS itself when i was studying for my MCSE.
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Old 26-10-2009, 03:15 PM   #15
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Bro, I seriously believe 4gb is enough to run Windows7 smoothly with Paging disabled if 1.7gb of my ram was not reserved for the graphic card.

It really doesn’t make sense at all.. On my gf’s laptop which runs on 4gb ram, 64mb onboard graphic, Windows7 only reserved 294mb of ram for her graphic card and she has no issue on memory nor she has problem running Windows7 smoothly.

My com, is a E8400 dual core with 4gb ram and 512mb ATI 4800 series graphic card.. Why does the system assign 1.7gb? Rubbish right?
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