Parallels 3.0 can I get 64MB video RAM?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by markwilson, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. markwilson

    markwilson

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    I've been reading these forums and keep finding posts that suggest Parallels 3.0 will support video RAM above 64MB. I don't need 3D graphics but I do want to watch live TV in my Windows Media Center in my Vista Boot Camp partition via Parallels. For that I need 64MB of Video RAM. Please can someone tell me if:

    1. Is this possible in Parallels Desktop 3.0? (Certainly the default is lower than this because the error messages I get in Vista tell me to get a graphics adapter with at least 64MB of Video RAM)
    2. Assuming yes, how can I increase the available video RAM to 64MB?
    Thanks, Mark
    http://www.markwilson.co.uk/blog/
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2007
  2. jackybe67

    jackybe67 Kilo Poster

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    You can go up to 64 mb (it's the max;). Start parallels, click in configuration and go to memory. There you have the settings.
     
  3. markwilson

    markwilson

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    Thanks for replying to my idiot question! I was sure there was an option somewhere (the slider used to top out at 32) but I couldn't remember where the option was.
     
  4. landmark

    landmark

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    Mark,

    though you can adjust the virtual graphics card memory up to 64 MB, you won't be able to use the Media Center Application. When trying, you'll end up with a message saying that the graphics card is not supported.

    Maybe it's a minor change for the parallels folks to do since MCE is based on DirectX 8.1, but will prevent you and me from watching TV for now.

    Edit: grammar and spelling (non-native English speaker)
     
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