New Mac Mini with 512Mb VRAM running Windows XP via Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Kaptajn Haddock, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Kaptajn Haddock macrumors regular

    Kaptajn Haddock

    May 10, 2007
    My girlfriend has bought the new Mac Mini with Nvidia graphics. She bought the smallest model and upgraded it with 4Gb RAM. She only wants to use it with Boot Camp running Windows XP (!). When I look at the computers specs booted into XP it states Nvidia 9400M with 512Mb VRAM! Thats a surprise. I have read several threads about 1Gb RAM giving 128Mb of shared VRAM and 2Gb RAM giving 256Mb of shared VRAM, but I didn't expect it to rise to 512Mb of VRAM when 4Gb of RAM is installed. This is great!!!
  2. penguy macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2007
    It won't show that in OSX. I wonder if XP is reporting properly as I've had several Thinkpads with XP report numbers which were higher than the specs indicated. anyone else?
  3. rrijkers macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2007
    The Netherlands
    My MBP does that too in XP running bootcamp. I have a 256MB GeForce 8600M GT in there according to the specsheets :p

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