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Windows 7: ATI Radeon HD 5600 series

23 Mar 2011   #1

win 7 ultimate x64
ATI Radeon HD 5600 series

Hello everyone! Could you please tell me why my computer says that I have 2.2 gb of video memory?
I have a ATI Radeon HD 5600 series which has only 512 mb

My PC is:
win7 ultimate x64, Intel core 2 quad Q6600 @2.4 GHz, 4gb of ram, ATI Radeon HD 5600 series, asus motherboard (i dont know the model)

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23 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark


Hi, welcome to the forums

Your system is sharing physical memory with video memory. It's nothing to be concerned about as Windows will re-allocate the shared memory if it's needed and with no noticable difference to performance.

You may be able to change the shared allocation using the ATI Control Panel or even the BIOS but you'd have to check them as I don't have an ATI card

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23 Mar 2011   #3
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Win 7 Ultimate x64

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23 Mar 2011   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

if you have a look in resource monitor you will get a look at what's going on with your memory

short-cut to resmon >> press win key +R on keyboard then copy and paste %windir%\system32\perfmon.exe -res click ok

great link stormy13

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