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I have only just noticed this today. About 5-6 weeks ago i re-installed windows with a full format, and before that windows said that my graphics card was 32MB but after the fresh install and just checking today it is now saying it is 64MB. Which one is true and why is it saying different now.

Edited by CJIS, 16 April 2006 - 02:17 AM.

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Click start, right click my computer, click properties, look for the ram listing
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Ok it says I have 256MB of RAM but Windows says that my graphics card has 64MB and used to say it has 32MB.
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The panel should show what is available to windows, after deducting anything used by the onboard graphics

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for display / video adapter

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it says 64MB
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Have you updated the BIOS between the previous install and this one?
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Field Value
Video Adapter Properties
Device Description NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420
Adapter String GeForce4 MX 420
BIOS String Version 4.17.00.41.31
Chip Type GeForce4 MX 420
DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
Installed Drivers nv4_disp (6.14.10.8421 - nVIDIA ForceWare 84.21)
Memory Size 64 MB

Video Adapter Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.co...p?PAGE=products
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.co...ers/drivers.asp
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NO I havn't updated the BIOS. (how do I do this)
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If you do not have any problems, BIOS updates are best left alone

If Nvidia say the card is whatever, that's what it is
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But why has it changed since the new install
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Depending on how Nvidia describe the card, one is incorrect, if the current one is correct it would be difficult to locate the cause
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Ok thankyou. I have tried to update my BIOS by downloading the driver for my BIOS becuase it is 2 years out of date. I downloaded the driver and ran the .EXE and it says FLASH Meomory Writer:

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Small pic

Did the grey bar show the progress, do no disturb this though
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no it says i have to type something there (it has the cursor)
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If it has the option to cancel, click that

Look in Everest and post the motherboard make and model from summary
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