Re: Increasing videoRam beyond the one in the video card
On 7/19/06, Paul Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
On Wednesday 19 July 2006 11:26, Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas wrote:
> I'd like to know if there's a way to increase the video memory, beyond
> the one included in the video card, using the main memory ram.
No, nor would you want to if you could. Video RAM is typically considerably
faster than on-board RAM, because it needs more speed. Even if you could
borrow RAM from the system for video, the performance would be so awful you
couldn't game on it, and probably see screen updates.
Is this true for old non AGP cards? I have one of the latest PIIIs
which mother board doesn't support AGP. As there's no AGP support, I
suspected the PCI video wouldn't allow me to use rendering neither
fancy stuff (which is actually true). So the card is not meant for
gaming or anything like that, I just wanted to be able to increase
resolution to 1024x768 and color depth to 24...
I kind of remember in the old times the linux kernel allowed tweaking
things a bit with boot parameters, but I searched the web for anything
fitting my requirements unsuccessfully... Maybe as you stated the
answer is plane NO.
Thanks a lot,