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    Default onboard video

    im using the onboard video for my asrock 890gx extreme 4 the default setting is Internal Graphics=UMA/Sideport. What is the differance in the settings UMA,Sideport,UMA/Sideport?

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    Default Re: onboard video

    Sideport is using only memory installed on board, UMA uses system memory and the last one is combination of them both.
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    Default Re: onboard video

    so iF I remove the shared memory or change it to UMA it will free upo shared memory and use the video memory only?

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    Default Re: onboard video

    More information would be a major asset in determining what will work best for you. How much RAM do you have installed? If you only have 1GB of ram and shared is grabbing 256 mb then you may require more RAM installed. If, however, you have 4GB of RAM and the video is using 512 mb then you should be alright. Removing RAM shared memory may reduce video performance and that is not generally to your benefit. You could always try the other options to see how much difference it makes. If you think about it your video is probably the most important part of the user computing experience for most people. Why would you want to reduce the visual experience?
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    Default Re: onboard video

    Well Im not much of a gamer if thats what your refering to I do play Mafia Wars on Facebook but thats it, my onboard video according to specs is 256m plus the shared I dont see why 256m wouldnt be enough for me so I should change it to only use onboard memory? Oh I have 4 gb but standalone im using 1730+ with 1605+ on standby and only 585 free. Acording to Windows 7

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    Default Re: onboard video

    I understand you are not a gamer but the fact still remains that the primary interface your computer has with you is visual. You could reduce your resolution to 800 x 600 and your colors to 16 bit but you probably wouldn't be happy with the result. What do you hope to accomplish by changing your settings? The RAM usage numbers you have listed look alright to me. Your total, cached, and free numbers are not that much different from what I currently have and I run more crap in the background than I need just because I can.
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