post #81 of 91
4/27/06 at 5:37pm
Originally Posted by jack53
Now, That enough people on this forum and another forum has said the same thing, that the 128 shared memory with the 128 dedicated memory actually slows the computer, this brings up this question, maybe I should go back to 1024MB (two 512's) down from 1.5GB and use that returned memory money to get a second battery?
I was running 2 512's and took out the one 512 and put in 1GB so I could add to the video memory.
I wonder what the hell HP Tech were thinking when they offered this option if it actually slows down the computer? Just a gimic to help sell the notebook?
Originally Posted by oldfishinglure
I believe your answer may be that to access the additional 128 the Request has to go across the processor across the MB to the additional 128mb which slows it down. If it only goes for the 128 on the video card it doesnt have to go anywhere. I know I havnt given you the correct verbage, but the slow down would seem logical if it (the request) has to travel off the video card and come back...I agree though doesnt seem right...While it may be more powerful in theroy it supposedly makes it slower...I could also be wrong in my explanation, but I thought I read this somewhere else...Matt