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Windows 7: NVIDIA Geforce 210 shows 1GB when box shows 512

12 Jan 2010   #1
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 
NVIDIA Geforce 210 shows 1GB when box shows 512

Hey so I have an Nvidia Geforce 210, and the box says its 512 MB, but both the info displays on Windows XP and 7 say It has 1 GB. I'll add a screenshot. Any clues? Thanks guys!




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12 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello!

Retailers do make mistakes. It is possible you have a different card than you think. Download Speccy and find your video card. Is it the same as displayed on the box?
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12 Jan 2010   #3
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 

Wow thanks, thats pretty neat! Although it does still say 1024 MB, and that its a Nvidia GeForce 210... Hmm... Thats strange.
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12 Jan 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Funny... I don't know what to tell you. I looked up your card and it certainly appears that it is 512.
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12 Jan 2010   #5
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 

Yeah me too. Would you happen to have an e-mail or phone number I could use to contact Nvidia?
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14 Jan 2010   #6
Lucky098

 

Open Nvidia Control Panel if you already install Nvidia driver and see if it 512 or 1024 plus download CPU-Z as well... you may need update latest driver to check again and yes it quite strange on your screenshot
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14 Jan 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Look through everything in the Nvidia control panel for something called "TurboCache", if you find it that will be why it is showing 1 GB of memory for the card. TurboCache uses sutem memory to add to what the video card comes with/can use.

If it is TurboCache disable it as that card isn't fast enough to even make use of the 512 MB that is on the card.
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09 Jul 2010   #8
rick1981

xp
 
 

did you guys ever find out why i bought the same card and it also say 1024 mb
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09 Jul 2010   #9
Fhadso

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If it's actually 1GB, don't call nVidia, you just got a better graphics card.
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10 Jul 2010   #10
jeffro75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Agree, just enjoy the card. I'm enjoying mine.
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