Originally Posted by Dan_555
OK I checked the adapter settings and it says "memory size: 128mb" Not sure if it is dedicated or not though...is there anyway to tell? Since it is the hypermemory version of the card that has the 128mb dedicated video I would think that the sticker on my laptop would indicate if it was hypermemory or not...maybe not though.
Ok heres the deal with the X200M
It sounds like you have a Compaq R4000 with 128MB dedicated video memory. If so, you have 3 settings for the card in the BIOS. Hypermemory, I believe, simply adds another 128MB from the system memory to the 128MB already dedicated for a total of 256MB. This configuration is shown in the picture below:
The second option you have is simply 128MB dedicated memory. This, in my opinion is the best option to have. This is shown in the BIOS screenshot below:
The third option is only 32MB of video memory shared from the system memory. Obviously this is not very sutible for gaming. I think this option was simply added for those who use Linux command line.
I have never tried this and I would probably never set it to this setting unless I maybe needed extra batterey life. I generally wouldn't touch this. This is portrayed in the picture below:
In conclusion, I would use the default setting that comes with your lappy, which is 128MB dedicated ram. The option to give you 256MB of memory (or Hypermemory) actually decreases performnace because of the longer write time between the system memory and the Ghpx card. I have benchmarked both settings and played games and I generally get better scores and frames per second in regular 128MB mode. Hope this helps