Macbook Video RAM hack?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JD92, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. JD92 macrumors 6502a

    JD92

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    #1
    I was browisng around the forums and I noticed some people saying that on a Macbook under Windows the video card has 224mb RAM available to it, but under OS X it only has 64mb.

    Anyone ever heard of any hacks to allow OS X users to have access to the full 224mb?
     
  2. diadem macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Location:
    Glasgow
    #2
    The macbook shares vram with the system ram.

     
  3. Stadsport macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #3
    We're well aware of this. The OP is asking if it's possible to change the amount of vram that's allocated to the GMA950. In OSX it gets 64mb, while Windows gives it 224mb.
     
  4. suneohair macrumors 68020

    suneohair

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    #4
  5. bwanac macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    #5
    It grabs more if needed and it is available AFAIK, but if its needs more and other apps are using the RAM than the vram will have to work with what it has.
     
  6. diadem macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Location:
    Glasgow
    #6
    As stated in the quote from the apple web site it use's what it needs, i dont see any reason why you would want to force a set amount
     

Share This Page