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Re: Installed memory 8gb usable only 5.8 gb

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BG405 wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:41 pm
hydrurga wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:15 pm
sudo because inxi needs root permission to access much of the memory information
Indeed, due to dmidecode.

2.2GB seems a lot though for graphics memory alone. I think I have ½GB allovated for graphics. Fine for 3 monitors and doing video editing etc..

Are you using high definition monitors? .. i.e. 4K or even 8K? You might actually need that if this is the case.
gittiest personITW wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:36 pm
You'd have to try pretty hard to use up all your RAM.
Playing a few YouTube videos quickly eats RAM; at least it does with Firefox and Waterfox.
Could be eating up the RAM as there is so little dedicated to the Graphics. But I leave that between you and your computer. ;-)
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Re: Installed memory 8gb usable only 5.8 gb

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I don't game and hence I would have assigned 1 gb ram to graphics, but I don't know how to assign it. The HP document doesn't talk about this aspect..
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Re: Installed memory 8gb usable only 5.8 gb

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deepakdeshp wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:38 pm
I don't game and hence I would have assigned 1 gb ram to graphics, but I don't know how to assign it. The HP document doesn't talk about this aspect..
It won't do because it is not end user configurable, the amount of RAM shared is controlled by the Ryzen 3500U. It's a design feature of the Ryzen Mobile platform and is common to all 3000 series powered laptops.
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Re: Installed memory 8gb usable only 5.8 gb

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antikythera wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:53 am
deepakdeshp wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:38 pm
I don't game and hence I would have assigned 1 gb ram to graphics, but I don't know how to assign it. The HP document doesn't talk about this aspect..
It won't do because it is not end user configurable, the amount of RAM shared is controlled by the Ryzen 3500U. It's a design feature of the Ryzen Mobile platform and is common to all 3000 series powered laptops.
Thats a drawback of an otherwise excellent laptop.
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Re: Installed memory 8gb usable only 5.8 gb

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gittiest personITW wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:55 pm
Could be eating up the RAM as there is so little dedicated to the Graphics.
Turns out it's actually 1½GB:

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$ glxinfo -B
name of display: :0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer):
    Vendor: Intel Open Source Technology Center (0x8086)
    Device: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2) (0xa16)
    Version: 20.1.6
    Accelerated: yes
    Video memory: 1536MB
    Unified memory: yes
    Preferred profile: core (0x1)
    Max core profile version: 4.5
    Max compat profile version: 3.0
    Max GLES1 profile version: 1.1
    Max GLES[23] profile version: 3.1
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2)
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5 (Core Profile) Mesa 20.1.6
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile

OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 20.1.6
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)

OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.1 Mesa 20.1.6
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.10
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