Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
BIOS says my Video RAM is 256MB's. Windows XP Pro SP3 reports graphics adapter max Video RAM as 96MB's. I was told that a BIOS upgrade from Dell would resolve this. I have installed the latest BIOS upgrade from Dell's site without any problems, but this did not resolve the issue. I have looked in many places online for any Adapter driver upgrades but I seem to have the latest available.
This computer is a Dell Optiplex GX270. I bought it refurbished and upgraded. It has 2GB's of RAM which is important to know when looking over the Intel link mentioned below.
If replying to this post please look over this link from Intel first, maybe this is the whole issue in a nut shell and I simply don't understand it. However, the people that sold it to me had a customer that resolved this issue and had Windows XP reporting the Video RAM correctly as 256MB max, but his solution was the latest BIOS upgrade from Dell which I already have.
I have also tried to find a Video Game that would require more than 96MB of Video RAM and see if it will run, however, most of the ones that require that much Video RAM also require hardware T&L which this integrated video adapter does not support.
I have downloaded and ran Civilization IV demo, and it runs, but it's minimum Video RAM requirements are only 64MB's which still doesn't help me check if it will work with something that requires more than 96MB's of Video RAM to run.
In any case whatever application or game I try to run if it bases its Video RAM requirement on what Windows XP is reporting it will be incorrect anyway.
This is a link on Intel's site that shows what video games they say will run with this graphics adapter. I include it as additional information for research on this issue.
Thanks for any and all help!