Reading Video Card as 32mb when its 64mb

Posted: 06-10-2006, 01:57 PM
I have an ATI Radeon Mobilty X300 64MB dedicated video card which is
compatible with WDDM. The windows vista perforamce rating area says that my
video card has only 32MB memory, and therefore will not allow me to enable
aero glass even at a 1024x768 resolution. Windows XP did recognize the card
as 64MB. How can i fix this?

Reading Video Card as 32mb when its 64mb


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Dustin Harper
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Re: Reading Video Card as 32mb when its 64mb
Posted: 06-10-2006, 04:04 PM

Are you using the ATI drivers direct from ATI? Or is it one of the video
cards that have the Hyper Memory with 32MB onboard for the video, and it has
access to another 32MB of system RAM?

Dustin Harper


"rbyrd8100" <rbyrd8100@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have an ATI Radeon Mobilty X300 64MB dedicated video card which is
> compatible with WDDM. The windows vista perforamce rating area says that
> my
> video card has only 32MB memory, and therefore will not allow me to enable
> aero glass even at a 1024x768 resolution. Windows XP did recognize the
> card
> as 64MB. How can i fix this?
rbyrd8100
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Re: Reading Video Card as 32mb when its 64mb
Posted: 06-10-2006, 05:02 PM
Yes, i am using the ATI Catalyst Windows Vista Beta driver directly from ATI.
No, it is not a hyper memory card, just a standard card. The card does not
use shared memory. See below for full specs.

Dell Inspiron 6000
2.0 ghz Intel Centrino
1.50 GB Memory
ATI Mobilty Radeon X300 64MB dedicated video

"Dustin Harper" wrote:
>
> Are you using the ATI drivers direct from ATI? Or is it one of the video
> cards that have the Hyper Memory with 32MB onboard for the video, and it has
> access to another 32MB of system RAM?
>
> Dustin Harper
>
>
> "rbyrd8100" <rbyrd8100@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EADC0F6F-1EA1-4BD4-9CBB-A08151F47AB8@microsoft.com...
> >I have an ATI Radeon Mobilty X300 64MB dedicated video card which is
> > compatible with WDDM. The windows vista perforamce rating area says that
> > my
> > video card has only 32MB memory, and therefore will not allow me to enable
> > aero glass even at a 1024x768 resolution. Windows XP did recognize the
> > card
> > as 64MB. How can i fix this?
>
Tom Scales
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Re: Reading Video Card as 32mb when its 64mb
Posted: 06-10-2006, 05:04 PM
I would guess it is a 64MB of Hypermemory. That means "this card has 32MB,
but we'll claim 64mb by using 32mb of system ram"
"rbyrd8100" <rbyrd8100@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EADC0F6F-1EA1-4BD4-9CBB-A08151F47AB8@microsoft.com...
>I have an ATI Radeon Mobilty X300 64MB dedicated video card which is
> compatible with WDDM. The windows vista perforamce rating area says that
> my
> video card has only 32MB memory, and therefore will not allow me to enable
> aero glass even at a 1024x768 resolution. Windows XP did recognize the
> card
> as 64MB. How can i fix this?

Tom Scales
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Re: Reading Video Card as 32mb when its 64mb
Posted: 06-10-2006, 08:30 PM
Are you sure? I was under the impression that if not all, most of the X300
used Hypermemory.
"rbyrd8100" <rbyrd8100@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5BCD85C8-8FB3-4EA7-8761-A6DE85160828@microsoft.com...
> Yes, i am using the ATI Catalyst Windows Vista Beta driver directly from
> ATI.
> No, it is not a hyper memory card, just a standard card. The card does
> not
> use shared memory. See below for full specs.
>
> Dell Inspiron 6000
> 2.0 ghz Intel Centrino
> 1.50 GB Memory
> ATI Mobilty Radeon X300 64MB dedicated video
>
> "Dustin Harper" wrote:
>
>>
>> Are you using the ATI drivers direct from ATI? Or is it one of the video
>> cards that have the Hyper Memory with 32MB onboard for the video, and it
>> has
>> access to another 32MB of system RAM?
>>
>> Dustin Harper
>>
>>
>> "rbyrd8100" <rbyrd8100@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:EADC0F6F-1EA1-4BD4-9CBB-A08151F47AB8@microsoft.com...
>> >I have an ATI Radeon Mobilty X300 64MB dedicated video card which is
>> > compatible with WDDM. The windows vista perforamce rating area says
>> > that
>> > my
>> > video card has only 32MB memory, and therefore will not allow me to
>> > enable
>> > aero glass even at a 1024x768 resolution. Windows XP did recognize the
>> > card
>> > as 64MB. How can i fix this?
>>

Micah
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RE: Reading Video Card as 32mb when its 64mb
Posted: 06-11-2006, 10:01 PM
I am using the same video card on my thinkpad. I installed the ATI vista
drivers and it is recognized appropriately as 64MB, and Aero Glass is running
great.

"rbyrd8100" wrote:
> I have an ATI Radeon Mobilty X300 64MB dedicated video card which is
> compatible with WDDM. The windows vista perforamce rating area says that my
> video card has only 32MB memory, and therefore will not allow me to enable
> aero glass even at a 1024x768 resolution. Windows XP did recognize the card
> as 64MB. How can i fix this?
 
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