If you want to increase the capabilities and performance of your ATI Radeon Xpress 1100, then you need to increase the shared memory. The ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 is an on-board graphics chipset for laptops. On-board graphics chipsets share the memory (RAM) with your computer in general. If you increase the shared memory allocated to the ATI Radeon Xpress 1100, then it will decrease the overall system memory. It is not recommended that you increase the shared memory unless you have at least 1 GB of memory on your computer.
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Restart your computer. Press the required key to enter the BIOS. This will be displayed on screen at start up (typically "DEL" or "ESC").
Navigate to the "Integrated Peripherals" (or similarly titled section) in the BIOS.
Locate the "Shared Graphics Memory" (often called "AGP aperture size") option and press the relevant button to increase allocation.
Press "ESC" and then press "Y" to confirm saving changes and exiting.
Tips and warnings
- This will not work on all laptops as some will not have the spare memory or the motherboard capabilities to perform this task.