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Windows 7: Weird graphic card memory

26 Jan 2013   #1
Alexie

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Weird graphic card memory

Hi.

I just installed the driver for Ati Radeon x2300. Everything was fine but when I checked the Catalysts Control Center, and when I clicked the graphics hardware option, I see that my video memory is 895mb but when I look at the system information panel and click display, I see the card ram is only 128mb. But I really know that x2300 is really 128mb so why does it display in CCC that the memory is 895mb?


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26 Jan 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Because there is system memory it can use if 128MB is not enough, system ram becomes a fallback.
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26 Jan 2013   #3
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

It "shares" system memory to get the job done.
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26 Jan 2013   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This should help explain it,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide
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26 Jan 2013   #5
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
This should help explain it,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide
Great guide!
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27 Jan 2013   #6
Alexie

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Is this ok? My ram is only 2gb. Will it slow my laptop down?
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