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Does Windows7 need a video card with on board memory to run well?

Does Windows7 need a video card with on board memory to run well?

Microsoft advertised that Windows Vista needed a video card with on board memory to fully take advantage of all the new features, but also did not make a video card with on board memory a hard requirement. The Windows7 requirements don't mention a video card with on board memory.

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Windows 7 can handle that as long as the card is DirectX 9 compatible and has WDDM 1.0 as a minimum. Bare in mind though that a video card using shared memory will use your RAM, so don't be surprised if you have 2GB installed and only 1.5GB usable. Running multiple applications like word processors doesn't affect your video card as much as it affects RAM, although you will see a performance difference between onboard video and a video card with dedicated memory, it may just not be as apparent in smaller desktop applications. Just make sure you have enough memory for the shared video and applications.