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Windows 7: Windows 7 DirectX 11 Problems on PCs with Over 4GB

12 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
Windows 7 DirectX 11 Problems on PCs with Over 4GB

Windows 7 DirectX 11 Problems on PCs with Over 4GB of RAM and 1GB of Video Memory

In certain scenarios, the default DirectX 11 diagnostics tool in Windows 7 has problems reporting the correct Approximate Total Memory. According to Microsoft, users have reported this issue for computers that feature large quantities of RAM and video memory installed. The Redmond company explained that in some cases, because of the incorrect values returned for system and video memory, certain applications or games could prevent the user from running with their graphics settings at a maximum, even though their machine was perfectly capable of doing so.

“You have a system with 1GB or greater of Video memory, and 4GB or greater of system memory (RAM). You run the Direct-X Diagnostics tool, and it reports that you have an unexpectedly low amount of Approximate Total Memory on the display tab. You may also see issues with some games or applications not allowing you to select the highest detail settings,” Microsoft explained.

Full read: Windows 7 DirectX 11 Problems on PCs with Over 4GB of RAM and 1GB of Video Memory - At fault is an API that DXDiag uses - Softpedia

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