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Windows 7: can i get full 4 Gb RAM for my specifications?

18 Jul 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Okay, I made a mistake. The nVidia web site does show that there is a 1GB version of your card, but can you see a lable on the card itself that confirms it is the 1GB version? Also, I notice that on the ...9th... image you posted it says 1440x900 (32 bit) (60Hz). It looks like you have the 32 bit driver installed. Unlike most software, 32 bit drivers do not function correctly in a 64 bit environment. Please uninstall your current video drivers, then download and install the 64 bit driver from the NVIDIA website. This might solve some of your problems.

NVIDIA DRIVERS 257.21 WHQL

Also, you still did not explain why you circled your CPU.

EDIT: based on what logicearth said, it might still show 512 no matter what you do. You still need the 64 bit drivers installed; emphasis on the word need.


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18 Jul 2010   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
.. image you posted it says 1440x900 (32 bit) (60Hz).
That would be 32 bit color, not 32 bit drivers.
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18 Jul 2010   #13
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Okay, thank you stormy.

Logic earth had mad a post, but either he deleted it or someone else did. Basically he explained that the 210 actually only has 512MB installed, but the 1GB version uses system RAM, just like I thought. It is called turbocache. XP thinks that all 1GB belongs to the card, but 7 knows that it doesn't (according to Logicearth).
TurboCache - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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18 Jul 2010   #14
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Okay, thank you stormy.

Logic earth had mad a post, but either he deleted it or someone else did. Basically he explained that the 210 actually only has 512MB installed, but the 1GB version uses system RAM, just like I thought. It is called turbocache. XP thinks that all 1GB belongs to the card, but 7 knows that it doesn't (according to Logicearth).
TurboCache - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I did, but I wanted to be double sure I was correct.
All my searching points to the same thing, TurboCache bites another consumer with falsifying information. Dell and ATI did the same thing when I bought my laptop. Told me the video had 256 MB of memory. They failed to mention that HyperMemory actually takes half of that from system RAM.

The drivers for Windows XP actually do cover this fact up.
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18 Jul 2010   #15
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it is Turbo Cache then none of the 7 different manufacturers of that card listed here,

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Video Cards & Video Devices,Desktop Graphics / Video Cards,GeForce G/GT series,GeForce 210,1GB

make any mention of it, they all just list it as a 1 GB card.

P.S. Not that it helps with the detection issues, but that card isn't fast enough to make use of 512 MB of ram on it, never mind the 1 GB versions.
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18 Jul 2010   #16
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

To the OP, I'm sorry your video card is not all it is cracked up to be. On a similar note, I have read that some people have found something in the registry that can turn off TurboCache. If you wish I will try to find out how this is done and post a link to a good tutorial. I believe this will get you your extra gig back, but your card might not do as well as it does now. Looks like you have a decision to make as to which is more important to you. Available RAM, or best possible graphics (on current hardware).
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18 Jul 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
If it is Turbo Cache then none of the 7 different manufacturers of that card listed here,

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Video Cards & Video Devices,Desktop Graphics / Video Cards,GeForce G/GT series,GeForce 210,1GB

make any mention of it, they all just list it as a 1 GB card.

P.S. Not that it helps with the detection issues, but that card isn't fast enough to make use of 512 MB of ram on it, never mind the 1 GB versions.
I did find one site that says it uses turbo cache.
http://www.vtechindustries.com.au/gi...gv-n210tc-1gi]
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18 Jul 2010   #18
taralmehta15

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Okay, I made a mistake. The nVidia web site does show that there is a 1GB version of your card, but can you see a lable on the card itself that confirms it is the 1GB version? Also, I notice that on the ...9th... image you posted it says 1440x900 (32 bit) (60Hz). It looks like you have the 32 bit driver installed. Unlike most software, 32 bit drivers do not function correctly in a 64 bit environment. Please uninstall your current video drivers, then download and install the 64 bit driver from the NVIDIA website. This might solve some of your problems.

NVIDIA DRIVERS 257.21 WHQL

Also, you still did not explain why you circled your CPU.

EDIT: based on what logicearth said, it might still show 512 no matter what you do. You still need the 64 bit drivers installed; emphasis on the word need.

i circled it just to mention abt d specifications,just dat my pc can run x64..thought it might help showing it.not much into d computer field so dint knew it would help or nt..

i have installed x64 drivers from d nvidia disc i got along with the card
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18 Jul 2010   #19
taralmehta15

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
To the OP, I'm sorry your video card is not all it is cracked up to be. On a similar note, I have read that some people have found something in the registry that can turn off TurboCache. If you wish I will try to find out how this is done and post a link to a good tutorial. I believe this will get you your extra gig back, but your card might not do as well as it does now. Looks like you have a decision to make as to which is more important to you. Available RAM, or best possible graphics (on current hardware).
oh ya,plz tel me how to do dat..i ll try to do it,if it solves my problem
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18 Jul 2010   #20
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Sorry to say that after half an hour of searching the consensus is that it can't be done in Vista/7. Shared system memory is now controlled by the OS, not the video card driver. It can be done in XP, but you have 4gigs of RAM, so there would be no point. It still seems odd that there is not a registry change that can do it. It looks like a lot of really smart people have tried and failed. Sorry for making you think I could help when I can't *hangs head in sham*
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