I have recently bought a new motherboard (not a state of the art) and it has a g31/g33 chipset built-in. Not too sure what the model of the mobo is but the problem i seem to have is that when i got the mobo it had 128mb video memory as default, and in the bios i looked around (since i like playin around with the bios settings and am not very new with computers, just cant get around this prob)and saw the video shared memory size, it had three choices, 128meg, 256, or max. So obviously i chose max, wanting to see what happens. It was awesome, 384MEG of graphic memory! And so i went and played games and enjoyed it and whateva. End of story is that after a while the video memory drops down to 96meg :( and so this was a big hit for me, i went straight into the bios first thing and saw that it was still on max. So, i tried every option there was, lowest, bein 128 and ALL. NOTHING and i mean NOTHING got it back up.... Now the other day my pc even struggled to play dvd's and would play a little then get stuck and play a little and then get stuck... I then reinstalled the driver and it was fine for movies, the prob is it still says its only 96mb... Would like to know if the guys here can help me with this prob. Oh yeah, specs:
Pentium 4 HT 3.6ghz CPU
550watt Mercury PSU
1gb DDR2 667 physical memory
ich7 chipset and ect.
Would appreciate help very much...