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Windows 7: New graphics card - low graphics memory ?

14 Oct 2011   #1
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
New graphics card - low graphics memory ?

Hey i recently invested in a 1gb asus gtx 550 ti graphics card, but for some reason the total memory is 4046mb ?

I'm using:
m5a78L motherboard
8GB corsair RAM
AMD phenom II x 4 3.4ghz

I experience quite bad flickering in games that makes them unplayable. Tried old and new graphics drivers to no avail... please help


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14 Oct 2011   #2
Smokey26

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

The total memory shown is not your actualy gpu memory,i thought it was something like shared system memory,so no need to worry about that.About your flickering problem,can be due to alot of things.Make sure all your cables are connected tightly,and i would uninstall all your mobo,gpu drivers and get the newest ones,make sure you install directX latest version aswell.

Edit:Nevermind all that,ive just read your other threads and i think the best thing to do is to reinstall windows and start from scratch.
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14 Oct 2011   #3
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smokey26 View Post
Edit:Nevermind all that,ive just read your other threads and i think the best thing to do is to reinstall windows and start from scratch.
Yeah well I upgraded to windows 64 bit the other day so I really don't think it's anything to do with the OS. It's kind of annoying that I've upgraded the mobo but it's made things worse =/
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14 Oct 2011   #4
Smokey26

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Have you installed the right drivers for your motherboard ? You can also try a bios update ( If you know how to do so ).
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14 Oct 2011   #5
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hmm well I have the motherboard support CD I'll take a look at in a second, and as for bios updates I've never done one nor know how to lol
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14 Oct 2011   #6
Smokey26

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Well lets first try to install your motherboard drivers,i think you forgot to install those.But before you do,uninstall your gpu drivers,after that reboot and install your motherboard drivers,reboot,and install your gpu drivers.
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15 Oct 2011   #7
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smokey26 View Post
Well lets first try to install your motherboard drivers,i think you forgot to install those.But before you do,uninstall your gpu drivers,after that reboot and install your motherboard drivers,reboot,and install your gpu drivers.
Okay I've tried that, and nothing seems to have happened apart from maybe i get further into a game before it starts happening, say 10 seconds.

I just took my GFX card out and checked the socket for dust and the power for dust.. just put it back in and still no difference =/

Edit: Got into game fine and the game ran smoothly! and then about 40 seconds later it went back to normal. I'm considering getting a new gfx card ...


Also just checked my PSU which has 12v1 (17) 12v2 (15) 12v3 (14) 12v4 (14) ... I'm really not sure if that means this psu doesn't run the card or not if anyone knows ? does this mean i add all the numbers together so the +12v is at 60 ?
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15 Oct 2011   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Newest driver for your video card here.> NVIDIA DRIVERS 280.26 WHQL
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15 Oct 2011   #9
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Newest driver for your video card here.> NVIDIA DRIVERS 280.26 WHQL
Yeah have them drivers on, still no luck... help =(

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That was a quick Print of when i get into the dues ex game, showing at 98% usage and that was with the game not in full screen so that I could capture the GPU meter, when in a small window the game seems to run fine ?


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15 Oct 2011   #10
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quick picture of my GPU-Z too, just incase that helps,
running on a AMD phenom II x4 3.4ghz


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