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I have an 8800GTS with 640mb of memory. However when I go to check in direct x (dxdiag), it claims that my card has 1371 mb of memory...Why is this? Is it assigning virtual memory to my graphics card? Or is something not being read right by the diagnostic?
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most graphics cards will "share" ram with the system....which means the system will reserve a certain portion of the system ram for the graphics card...
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Make sure what you are viewing is under the "display" tab and the the "system" tab.
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It is under the display tab. It made me curious because this wasnt the case with my old computer. It used to only display the ram on board the actual video card.
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