How come Windows XP and Windows 7 say I have different amounts of Video RAM?

by on April 3, 2013

Q: My system is dual booted with 7 and XP. For some reason… XP Says I have 128MB of Video RAM…but Windows 7 says I have 256MB. The original OS on my computer was Vista and it said I had 384MB. Is this normal or is there some way I can fix this? I tried setting it in the BIOS, but it made no difference in XP.


2 Responses to “How come Windows XP and Windows 7 say I have different amounts of Video RAM?”
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    Make sure you’re running current video drivers in your different operating systems.

    Also, as long as you’re not experiencing any performance problems, don’t worry about it!

     
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      All of the drivers are up to date. As for performance loss… Games that used to run perfectly in XP (I had a previous dual boot of Vista and XP, but since then I have completely restored the computer to my current 7/XP with 7 installed first) now hang randomly or lag.