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Windows 7: Assigning the RAM to graphics memory

03 Aug 2009   #1
Mikaka

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 
Assigning the RAM to graphics memory

I wonder, can I assign some of the RAM to the graphics card, so the graphics card will think its its own memory, and will use that along its own memory.
I am asking because I need like 70 MB more memory on the graphics card for GTA IV, so the textures will stop disappearing. I know this would most likely cause slowdown, but I wonder if its possible.


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03 Aug 2009   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Some "built in" video chips on motherboards use some amount of system ram as it's video ram and that may be adjustable. But as far as any plug in video card goes I've never seen that option.
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03 Aug 2009   #3
Mikaka

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Yea, my card is put onto the PCI Express slot, too bad its not possible
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03 Aug 2009   #4
Frostbite

 

You could try running the game in 16bit instead of 32bit colour. It won't look as nice but it will be using less memory or try reducing the resolution.
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03 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

Post your system specs. Certain add in video cards do support "turbo cache" or whatever label given to shared RAM. Can't help you without specs.
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03 Aug 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

...although it sounds as though you need to buy a new card...

you know you want to!
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03 Aug 2009   #7
Mikaka

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

I've updated my system specifications.
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03 Aug 2009   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it looks like your card just doesn't have enough vram - you will either have to play as Frostbite suggests above (ie lower resolution and/or bit-depth), or buy a new card with more video memory.

sorry to break the bad news, but a new card will greatly improve your gaming experience...
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03 Aug 2009   #9
Frostbite

 

Always a good excuse to get new hardware when something doesn't work properly.
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03 Aug 2009   #10
Antman

 

NVIDIA TurboCache is available in the NVIDIA GeForce 6200 GPU for PCI Express desktop PCs.

Not yours.
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