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how much graphics RAM?

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  • Subject: [mg24031] how much graphics RAM?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 03:07:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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System requirements for Mathematica 4.0 under Windows NT do not say
anything about graphics (video) RAM.

To run Mathematica reasonably under Windows NT on a system with 128 MB
RAM and up to a 256 MB swap file, and a resolution of 1024 x 768, what
recommendations do you have, and why, for how much graphics RAM is
desirable.  This is for undergraduate student use with 2D and 3D
graphics, including animations.

In particular, is 4 MB graphics RAM really enough? 8MB?

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.       phone 413 549-1020 (H)
Univ. of Massachusetts                     413 545-2859 (W)
Amherst, MA 01003-4515

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