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Hi all,
So I'm getting the acer laptop that was discussed in my previous post here.
I'm putting in a 512 stick of memory, and may replace the stock 256 with another 512 to make a gig total.
I've been wondering about raising my shared video memory to 256... my question is, would this be a good/bad idea, and is it possible? The laptop will be used primarily for dreamweaver, but I may also need it for for light duty work on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc... so the extra video memory wouldn't hurt.
thanks for any input!
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Try upping your shared memory and see if you see improved performance in your programs. You can also use benchmark programs to measure improvements.
 

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With the increase in the shared memory,you should see better performance in video editing and games.
Add memory to the system will increase performance for your applications
over having 256MB.
Especially with windows XP.
 

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My Acer can use up to 64MB of shared memory. At minimum it can use 16MB. I find that 16MB is more than enough. I'd like to set it to 4MB but I can't. Getting the extra system RAM will make most of the difference. For 2D work you just need a little bit, anything over 8MB is really overkill unless you're using insane resolutions across multiple displays.
 

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thanks for all yer answers, it sounds like i'll keep the 128 mb default
 

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You may want to consider knocking that down as far as you can. The video you're working on won't reside in the card's allocated space so setting it for 128MB won't increase performance. You'd essentially be allocating RAM for no reason.
 

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Six, I bought and Acer last week myself, and almost didn't because I didn't think it would have enough in the graphics area. I too use it mainly for Macromedia, Adobe, and Office apps. I've tried really hard to kill it having 20 apps open simultaneously. It never misses a beat. I'm really happy with it's performance, hope you will be too.
 

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ebackhus said:
You may want to consider knocking that down as far as you can. The video you're working on won't reside in the card's allocated space so setting it for 128MB won't increase performance. You'd essentially be allocating RAM for no reason.
I wouldn't be setting it to 128, that's the default for the laptop
 
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