Intel HD4000 uses less memory than it should in Win 7

Mito

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Jun 17, 2012
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Hey guys!

I have installed Windows 7 on Macbook Air, drivers and everything are up to date. Seems like everything is working like it should except Intel HD 4000. In the game Total War Shogun 2 it shows that iGPU is using only 243Mb instead of 512Mb (I have upgraded RAM in MBA). I have checked Intel GPU driver, eveything is set to "Performance". Please help.

Thanks!
 

Hellhammer

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Dec 10, 2008
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The RAM usage is managed automatically based on the load. 512MB should just be the maximum but it can be less. See this guide for checking the max amount.
 

2IS

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Jan 9, 2011
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It works better on Mac. It is normal.
No, it doesn't. When running windows natively on a mac it runs the same as any similarly spec'd windows machine. The only differentiation is apple specific drivers for things like the track pad, hot keys, etc.