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Hi there experts
i have both an HP Pavillon DV6 5310sl With windows seven 64bits and 8GB memory processor i7 1.67
After checking in Resource Monitor, I found that 3093MB of RAM was "Hardware or BIOS Reserved" then downloaded and installed the latestAMD Radeon  drivers for my graphics card, rather than using the WDDM assigned drivers.
How can I stop my graphics card from reserving 3093MB RAM.
 thnx for help
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Go into BIOS and look for Graphic Card memmory assignment (probably there is "automatic" option set up). Limit it to use let's say 128 MB or lower if available

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Krzysztof
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by:Reubenwelsh
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I would recomend to limit it to 256MB myself, if you set a limit you really dont have any flexibilty, but it seems strange...
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I dont believe you can change this. The Bios is would be considered Dedicated Memory, he is talking about shared memory. Windows 7 controls this, not the bios. take a look here:  http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/c/5/9c5b2167-8017-4bae-9fde-d599bac8184a/GraphicsMemory.doc
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If you are using a "discrete" graphics card rather than an "integrated", you can try this: Disable your onboard video, and lower the aperture size in CMOS/BIOS settings to as low as possible. This disables the shared memory.
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by:joensw
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hi there experts
yes cbmm  i m about shared memory. not in bios
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is this a onboard video card?
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by:cbmm
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go to start--search programs and files--enter "msinfo32"--go to components--display and post the info listed
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Sorry msinfo32 is in frensh  M
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by:cbmm
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you need to lower the aperture size in your system bios.
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by:cbmm
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Hopefully you read the document i posted above. Windows does this by design, it allocates memory for programs. If you can disable this, you would probably get errors and programs will close because of a shortage of memory.
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hi
in my bios i dont find where can i disable this.
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thnx for help
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