windows 7 ultimate not recognizing video ram

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  1. rust.puppet macrumors regular

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    so today I finally got a chance to play swtor on my late 2009 mbp 13" and I was surprised tosee a error related to my system specs, for some reason windows 7 isn't recognizing my 256mb of video ram and says I have 0.0mb of memory on my 9400m , I wasn't sure if there is a fix for this or not, I apologize if this has been asked before but I'm currently on my phone so there was no simple way to search. thanks in advance!
     
  2. wpotere Guest

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    What drivers do you have installed for your video card. It is likely a driver issue.
     
  3. rust.puppet thread starter macrumors regular

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    it seems to keep telling me its up to date but I tried earlier even on nvidias site and couldn't seem to find the drivers for the 9400m, I'm running windows 7 ultimate 64bit if it matters
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Its 256MB shared ram with your main RAM. The card itself doesn't have ram.
     
  5. wpotere Guest

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    LOL, you are correct! I just looked it up. :cool:
     
  6. rust.puppet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Idk I know people with the same card that can run it, I'm hoping this doesn't mean its time to buy a PC: (
     
  7. wpotere Guest

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    If you are a gamer you should have never left the PC realm to be honest. With that, there is nothing wrong with Windows 7. It is a solid OS.
     
  8. ayeying macrumors 601

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    SWTOR runs fairly poorly on my 512MB nVidia GT330M, which is considered a higher rating graphics card then the 9400M.
     

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