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Linking a DDR2 memory graphics card with DDR3 SLI graphics card?

Q: Linking a DDR2 memory graphics card with DDR3 SLI graphics card?

Hi, I have a EVGA e-GeForce 7600GT 256 MB PCIe Video Card which supports the SLI technology allowing me to link up 2 or more graphics cards for greater performance. Now this card has DDR3 memory. I wanted to know if I can link it up with a DDR2 memory graphics card which also supports SLI. If I can, how will this difference affect performance?

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A: Linking a DDR2 memory graphics card with DDR3 SLI graphics card?

Now this card has DDR3 memoryClick to expand...

Which card?? "A card with DDR3 memory", or "A thingy with a red switch on it" tell us just as much.
But if it's not another 7600 GT you're trying to SLi, just forget it, especially if you're going to buy the other card.

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My graphics card is DDR2, my Ram is DDR3, does this matter? Thanks
 

A:DDR2 Graphics Card with DDR3 Ram?

No. The system RAM and GPU operate independently.
 

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This is the link of my motherboar....... http://vr-zone.com/articles/xfx-unveiled-intel-g31-based-xg31i-board/6218.html?doc=6218

I want to know whether I can use a DDR3 Graphics card on my DDR2 motherboard and if its certain to work. Please provide detail and whether it'll be compatible.
 

A:Can a DDR3 graphics card run in a DDR2 Motherboard?

The DDR2 slots on the motherboard refer to the desktop RAM sticks. GDDR3 on a graphics card doesn't make any difference, it's the connector (PCI Express 2.0 probably) that slots into the mobo.
 

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Hi guys.
I am planning to buy a new graphics card. The two cards that are within my budget are ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Synergy Edition 4 GB DDR3 and Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 1GB DDR5 Graphics Card. Which one will be better? Or should I go for Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR5?
Thanks in advance.

A:Is a 4 GB DDR3 graphics card better than a 1 GB DDR5 card?

The GT630 is a rebranded 440.

Speaking as someone who prefers NVidia's drivers, I think that the 6670 would be superior.

If you could find an HD 7750 at a reasonable price (seems to fall within the 6670 range), it would be better still.

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my computer is AGP DDR can i use DDR2 or DDR3 card's in my computer?
 

A:AGP DDR graphics card to DDR2 graphics card

Your motherboard RAM and the video card's RAM can be different. So it won't be a problem.
 

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Does a graphics card with gddr3 have any problem working on a ddr mobo or is that not an issue? Im getting a x800 xl and it has ddr3 but my mobo only accepts ddr ram. just curious.
 

A:ddr3 graphics card

Nope, you can have any type of RAM on your Video Card. As long as the card itself works with the type of slot you have, and you have an adaqute PSU, any graphics card should work.
 

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I have laptop but Puzzled to upgrade my old Desktop pc with a 1GB DDR3 Graphics Card from large number of Variations. Plz define the good option to purchase from on-line store.. I belongs to India. Here are some on-line store which I prefer most
flipkart.com
Amazon.in
Snapdeal.com
Shopclues.com

If u find some another on-line store @good deal or SUGGEST SOME GOOD GC CARD plz inform me.
My configs
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Graphics Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chip set
OS Win7 pro
 

A:Want to buy DDR3 Graphics Card

Which mainboard are you using?
Also tell the price at which you want to buy?
 

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i have been on my new motherboards website for the qvl for the ram and i got several companies but dont know which are teh best. the ones that are on teh list are as follows, qimonda, samsung, hynix, micron, corsair, crucial, apacer, transend and mushkin. the motherboard i got is an asus striker extreme and i want goot ram with 1 sticks of 1024 so i will have 2 gig of duel channel ram. also what is a really goot graphics card. i always go for nvidia but dont know who make the best boards. i tried gainward but i had nothing but trouble with them so anyting other than them would be good. also i have to be able to get them in the UK.

cheers guys
 

A:DDR2 RAM & Graphics card

Remember memory has to be matched for dual ram set-up.
Crucial or Corsair are excellent ram.
As you have an Asus board look for Asus graphic cards or BFG
 

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Hey guys, I'm currently in the process of buying a GT220 with the following specs:
PNY GT 220 1GB DDR2 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card
I have a HPXW4300 Desktop Workstation, with Pentium 4 3.00 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, Im not sure of any other details as I dont know much about PC's. but if there is additional information needed, I will try to supply it to the highest accuracy. I just wanted to know wether this Graphics Card would work with my PC?
Thanks for reading.
 

A:PNY GT 220 1GB DDR2 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card-HELP!!!

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Hey Guys,

While I know what I can buy I've often found that asking you guys what I SHOULD buy has led to me getting much better bang for my buck, so you know, here goes

I recently upgraded my Mobo to a Gigabyte UD3P and my processor to a X4 955 and am looking to soon upgrade my PSU to a Corsair 850W.

It was suggested I wait for DX11, but I'm going to Uni soon and if I don't spend this money now I might not have it when they do eventually (seemingly like never) release. So now I'm interested in buying myself a DX10 card xD

I've been predominately a nVidia man, but as this board does ATI Crossfire I was thinking it'd make sense to get a ATI card, only I have no idea what I'm doing in this area, I've never understood their numbering

So yeah, mainly what DX10 ATI card should I get? Or is their a better nVidia offering given I might never crossfire anyway?

Secondly I'm using the stock fan for the CPU now, but obviously this can be seriously overclocked with a decent fan; anyone recommend anything that would enable me to clock it up reasonably? CPU case recommendations are good too as that's the next step.

Obviously I could do with upgrading my memory at the moment, XP has a limit of 3.5GB and I have 4GB installed, but it's only 667 Mhz and this board does it up to 1333Mhz. Plus they're in 4 x 1GB config, so making it two sticks or one would be a good idea I think, as a final upgrade.

Thoughts?

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A:Advice on Graphics Card/CPU Fan/DDR2 Mem ;)

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hi. i just got a new graphics card from Ebay: geforce 7300gt pci with 256 mb. i used to have a geforce fx5500 pci wit 128 mb. the 5500 fit perfectly but the new one does not. does this have to do with the new one being ddr2? i dont know how to check my motherboard, but it is inside a dell computer. So does ddr2 graphics cards require some other kind of motherboard? thanks.
 

A:Graphics card and motherboard problem. ddr2?

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hi, im looking to buy a new grpahics card for my comp. i was wondering will a nvidia ddr2 graphics card work on a motherboard that only hold ddr1 ram

thank you in advance,
max
 

A:DDR2 graphics card on ddr motherboard will it work?

Yep. Graphics RAM has absolutely nothing to do with System RAM.
 

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OK... I know this has come up a lot, but I can't seem to find what the answer I am looking for.
I am trying to figure out if my motherboard: MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum MS-7025 Motherboard http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=587 Link for motherboard
Can run this graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130419

I have searched in Google, and asked my friends and they could not tell me.
Please and Thank You
 

A:Solved: My DDR Motherboard work with DDR2 Graphics Card

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Hey guys,I have a question regarding HD6670 Radeon and ASUS P5N E SLI Compatibility?
Hi,Im currently using g Geforce GT240 1GB DDR3 graphics card but it has stopped working since a couple of days.I am now planning to purchase PowerColor AMD/ATI Radeon HD6670 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card there have been multiple websites which i have gone to which suggest that Asus P5N E Sli does not support the new AMD Cards but this is something i have seen only for HD6850.I m unable to see anyone using P5N E SLI using HD6670 Graphics card.All i need to know is will this graphics card work on the configuration below

Motherboard:Asus P5N E SLI

Processor:Core 2 Duo E6750

RAM:4GB DDR2

Hard disk drive:1.7 TB

PSU:400 Watts Zebronics Platinum

Based on that i would go ahead and book the 6670 Graphics card.Please advise me if this would work for sure?

Would appreciate any help on this

thanks in advance.

Processor:Core 2 Duo E6750

RAM:4GB DDR2

Hard disk drive:1.7 TB

PSU:400 Watts Zebronics Platinum

Based on that i would go ahead and book the 6670 Graphics card.Please advise me if this would work for sure?

Would appreciate any help on this

thanks in advance.

A:PowerColor AMD/ATI Radeon HD6670 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card on P5NESLI?

The card should work just fine. What I'd be more concerned with is your power supply; the 6670 requires a 400W PSU at bare minimum, so you'd be skating on thin ice with that setup, in my opinion.

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i have a nvidia geforce 6200 256mb g-ram card which fits into the agp x8 slot.

when im in the middle of things say aim or the internet etc i get lost of red blocks and shapes flying all over the screen, if i move the card about a bit while switched on they do sometimes stop and all is back to normal, im not sure if this is to do with heating or the slot itself?

any suggestions

cheers
 

A:NVIDIA GeForce 6200 256mb ram 64bit ddr2 graphics card 8X AGP slot

Something is loose.
 

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I got myself a new mainboard that is based on the ATX DDR3 AMD standard. But I also thought that the old NVIDIA Sparkle (GTX260--896MB) that is based on the DDR2 internal memory set still would work since the connector on the card is PCI-express. Does the DDR2 memory (896MB DDR internal graphics memory) stop the communication with the DDR3 mainboard? Its a bit unfear since this was not the case between DDR1 up to DDR2. Why has there come up such a brickwall between DDR2 and DDR3. Or am I wrong?
 

A:DDR2 video card on a DDR3 mainboard?

I think you're confusing system RAM with video RAM, they're separate things. What's the model of your motherbaord? If it has a PCI-E slot your GTX 260 should work.
 

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So I don't think it would... But if I have a DDR2 board with DDR2 RAM would it make my computer unstable to put a video card with DDR3 in it?

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A:DDR3 video card on DDR2 board?

no.

Memory on the video card is for the GPU (graphics chip) to store the image data. It has nothing to do with your computer ram. Note: many of todays video cards have gDDR5.... how many DDR5 motherboards are out there? None.

Issue with video card you should be concerned with is power supply and abilties to play the games you want to play.
 

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OK! I am a noob at this!
I am running XP Pro 32-bit. I want to replace the Video Card. Nothing great or expensive...just a decent one. It for a friend (senior, that is why XP). I just got him a Dell Vostro 200 slim, added a 1TB HD and installed all drivers and XP. Please let me know 3 things:

1. Does ddr2 or ddr3 matter on the video card..is one better to run on XP
2. 64-bit or 32-bit. I assume 64 will run on 32-bit XP
3. Any suggestions on the card or where to buy (PCI Express 2.0X16)
Thanks! Ynot
 

A:Does it matter if you use a DDR3 or DDR2 video card?

The only thing you need to know about buying a single graphics card:

Do I have a large enough power supply for this card?
Do I have the appropriate card slot for this card?
If the card is 2 (or 3) card slots wide do I have room in my case?
What monitor cable connector will I be using?

Everything else may be important for choosing the card you want but not needed to get the card working.

1) Graphics card memory type is irrelevant as far as the operating system is concerned.
2) I'm not sure why you are asking the second question.
3) We need to know what you will be using the card for. (A slim form factor doesn't give much options)
 

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Hi,

Well, here's the deal. My 3+ year old - 22" LG LCD Flatron W2242T is pretty much FUBAR. I'm planning to get a new monitor in a couple hours. Preferably a 24" or above LED - maybe a Samsung, LG or...... ~ any suggestions/recommendations? (brand wise).

Now, since I'm going to get a new monitor, i decided to get a new graphic card as well. My current card is an old NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 512 MB DDR2.

Before i continue, let me mention that my motherboard is Gigabyte G41M-Combo. I could use both DDR2 and DDR3 memory/RAM but I'm uncertain about graphic card.

2-part questionAs i understand, my current graphic card is a DDR2. Does it matter if you use a DDR3 or DDR2 video card? Or the DDR2/3/4/etc plays a factor and i can't use anything other than a DDR2?
If i could use any card (DDR2/3/etc), which brand/model should i go for (only select the list posted below please - You don't have to be specific if you don't want to; a simple answer such as 'You should always go for -i.e: Asus-' would be good as well).

As I'm on a budget, i could only get one of the following:
** Asus ENGT 520 Silent 1GB DDR3 | Asus EAH5450 / EAH6450 Silent 1GB DDR3 | MSI N520GT 1GB DDR3 LProfile | Palit GF210 1GB DDR3 PCIE | Palit GT520 1GB DDR 64B TC | Sapphire HD5450 1GB DDR3 | Sapphire HD6450 1GB DDR3 PCIE | XFX GT220 1GB DDR2 | XFX HD6450 1GB DDR3 | EVGA GT430 1GB DDR3 **

Thank you for your time and patience. It's truly appreciated.


Cheers
Dan

A:Does it matter if you use a DDR2, DDR3, etc video card?

The short answer is always opt for the faster components in your system, within your budget.
DDR3 RAM and GDDR3 Video card.

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Hey i recently invested in a 1gb asus gtx 550 ti graphics card, but for some reason the total memory is 4046mb ?

I'm using:
m5a78L motherboard
8GB corsair RAM
AMD phenom II x 4 3.4ghz

I experience quite bad flickering in games that makes them unplayable. Tried old and new graphics drivers to no avail... please help

A:New graphics card - low graphics memory ?

The total memory shown is not your actualy gpu memory,i thought it was something like shared system memory,so no need to worry about that.About your flickering problem,can be due to alot of things.Make sure all your cables are connected tightly,and i would uninstall all your mobo,gpu drivers and get the newest ones,make sure you install directX latest version aswell.

Edit:Nevermind all that,ive just read your other threads and i think the best thing to do is to reinstall windows and start from scratch.

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My computer is a bit on the slow side at times.... while on the internet and especially while playing some newer games..... not too too bad but enough to get on my nerves..... i was curious on what i should get to upgrade and make it better.... like what kind of RAM and how much and stuff like that.... i know nothing about this stuff.... my video card is nVidia Geforce 6100 GPU (with available PCI-Express slot.... whatever that means??) my computer specs are eMachines W3118 AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+, 1.81 GHz, 256 MB RAM... Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2.... PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks
 

A:Video Card/Graphics card/Memory/RAM

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Hi for the last 4 months ive been trying to fix a problem that ive been having with my computer.
about 4 months ago I did a major pc upgrade where i replaced my motherboard, processor, ram, heat sink, power supply and case, the only things I used from the original computer where 2 HDD's, 1 SDD and my AMD radeon HD 6950 2gb.

Now ive have the most strange issue where i can be watching a video off the HDD or surfing the web on youtube etc and not long after I start the activity my computer will turn off like if I had flicked the switch on the back of the power supply and then it boots back up again and will run fine until i start up an activity again and then it does exactly the same thing and reboots, there is no BSOD shown nor Dumps Created.

Ive tried many things to sort this out and have RMA'ed the power supply and the motherboard (the motherboard wasn't a direct replacement as they didn't sell my original board anymore which was a gigabyte ga-x79-ud5, now i have an asus p9x79 deluxe). I have tried only plugging in one HDD/SSD and then tried a spare HDD when that failed, i have tried one ram stick at a time and still nothing.

now heres where it gets strange whilst trying to rule out differnt hardware i switched my AMD card out for a very old 512mb, pcie 1.0 x16 nvidia graphics and since then my computer has been running marvelously i can have it playing videos for hours, days even(although i havent properly tested for days) and not a single problem at all.

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A:Random restarts with AMD graphics card but not Nvidia graphics card

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cannotdisplay64


so i think ive narrowed it down to a driver error with amd and another driver with my new board, a damaged AMD card, a second dodgy power supply or something else that i haven't thought about or discovered yet.

Has anyone else had a similar problem or have any suggetions as im pretty much all out of ideas at this point and its starting to grind my gears that i cant use my expensive new computer as it should be. Any help is appreciated.

Joe

P.S. sorry about any spelling or punctuation mistakes made but Im very tired at the time of writing this and will be going to bed


The comparison you are making between GPU brands is pointless as a diagnostic. The MAIN difference I can see is that one card requires external power, and the other one does not. A proper diagnostic would be to test another GPU that requires external power.

I've heard that the specific PSU you bought will sometimes not power all the hardware it is supposed so.
People saying it could barely power a SSD, or even an extra fan.

My thoughts. Try using another PSU, try using a similar GPU. Use your old PSU and see if it still happens for starters.

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My graphics display suddenly stopped for my computer. My PC is not even recognising my monitor, I tested my monitor with some other PC's and it is working properly. I though graphics card not working.??

But since my existing graphics card is gone and there is no on board graphics card on my PC I am not able to uninstall existing graphics card and install new one.

Could some one please suggest me what to do in this situation to see some thing in monitor so that in can start doing Uninstall/Installtions.?

Thank you very much for your replies in advance. I really apprecite it.

Thanks
Satish.
 

A:How to install graphics card when the existing graphics card in not working.

You could always stick the new one in and boot up in safe mode. Then proceed to uninstall all the remnant drivers. That *shouldn't* cause any problems, but it may be choppy when you boot up.(I've had this happen before, swapping a Riva TNT2 for a GF6600).
 

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Can i install a tv tuner card (psi) and a graphics card (agp) at the same time?
Also how to I disable shared graphics? I am running Windows XP
 

A:TV Tuner Card, Graphics card, Disabling Shared Graphics

RichardB49 said:

Can i install a tv tuner card (psi) and a graphics card (agp) at the same time?
Also how to I disable shared graphics? I am running Windows XPClick to expand...

You sure can!!,not sure what you mean by shared graphics though
 

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curious as to why gaming graphics card seem to be stuck at maximum 1GB of ram? why not add a bunch of slots so the end user could up the ram to say 16GB or 32 or more?

A:graphics card memory?

It's not really "stuck" at 1GB RAM. And newer cards are coming out with more VRAM now.

With Vista and 7, graphic cards can use the main system RAM as well if it needs to.

But I don't know why you'd need 16GB of VRAM on your graphic card. I don't know any game that uses up to 16GB of textures.

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Silly Question, but... If you had to Choose... 1 Gb @ DDR3 vs 512 Mb @ DDR5, which would ya choose and Why...???

I'm in the Hunt for a New Card and I've been lookin' at the GeForce 220 and 240 due to Space limitations in my Gateway Frame...

A:Graphics Card Memory...

For both of those cards it doesn't make any difference as neither is fast enough to make use of 1 GB, 512 MB is more than enough.

GeForce GT 220 review

MSI GeForce GT 240 review

If you have to decide between the two go or the GT 240 as it will be the aster of the two

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Hi,

I bought and installed a 3d Blaster Graphics Card Geforce 4 MX420. (PCI Version)

And was using it for 4 days on Jedi Knight II : Jedi Outcast.

It seemed to work fine.

I then bought 512Mb of generic SDRAM (after checking the current memory stick in my PC was SDRAM) and installed it.

The first thing to happen was Norton Systemworks - System had an error.

I played the Jedi game without any problems.

The next day, I started to get issues with Outlook and Outlook Express (and and Sapisrv.exe error logs in my Event viewer). The only way to correct the Outlook issues was to reboot.

Finally, I started up the system and after the Loading XP Screen (when it would have come up with the login screen, and I assume would have first used the graphics card) the system restarted suggesting I go into Safe Mode.

I did this, and after a number of attempts discovered that the only way to reboot normally was to disable (and ultimately) to uninstall the new Graphics card.

I then tried to re-install the Graphics card, which seemed to work successfully until the error "Device did not start" came up.

In the end I had to remove the Graphics card and revert to the old one in the PC!

Now I strangely have issues trying to load and run Java applets in Internet Explorer.

Confused ? Me too!

Can anyone help?

Is it the Graphics Card?
Is it the new Memory?
Is it something else?
I am running an
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1600+ 1.4 GHz
Windows XP 5.1 (Build 2600)
 

A:New Graphics Card and Memory

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Hi There!

Most Likely cause would be the memory.

If the memory is mismatched or the timing is off, it can cause all kinds of file corruption and registry errors.

Try removing the added ram and see if things are back to normal. If not, the damage may have already been done and you may be FORCED to format and reinstall windows.

NOTE:
If you're running WinME or XP, remove the RAM and run System Restore to roll the system back to before you added the ram.
Good Luck!

ST
 

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I see descriptions of different graphic cards indicate 1 GB or 2GB memory on the board. What does this on board memory do?

My thanks.

MEL

A:What does the memory on a Graphics card do?

This article may help:

Debunking Common Myths About Video Memory

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ASUS GT240 graphics card "ERROR CAN NOT FIND GRAPHICS CARD" Can anyone help me with this error message? I can hear the windows startup sound but it shows no display so i plugged the cable into the motherboad and an error box opend wich stated "ERROR CAN NOT FIND GRAPHICS CARD" with no additional information. I searched online and found that asus smart doctor can cause this and they recommend that you uninstall and reinstall the drivers to fix this problem but the pc is not picking up the graphics card to reinstall all the needed drivers. I also found people with the same problem and after they did a clean install of windows7/vista and all the drivers the error box still appeared. Does anyone know how to resolve this problem? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

A:ASUS GT240 graphics card "ERROR CAN NOT FIND GRAPHICS CARD"

Do you have the PCIe set as first to initialize in the BIOS? Also, have you tried the card in another slot on the MoBo? Have you tried cleaning out the slot with canned air? Have you tried using a pencil eraser to gently clean the contacts in the GPU where it plugs into the PCIe?

And please, thoroughly fill out your System Specs by clicking on the tab under your post.

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I just want to know if the video cards memory is specific to itself? Like if i wanted to put a card with DDR3 memory in a computer that has DDR2 memory and/or only supports DDR2 memory would that work? Its to say that the graphics card is independent and takes in the information, processes and outputs to the monitor using that memory, but would that graphics cards memory conflict with the pc or the pc's memory?

Please dont be insulting, im just trying to get an answer to a question i dont know the answer to. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Graphics Card/CPU Memory

No mate my computer has ddr3
graphics is ddr5
I think all you need worry about is whether its agp or pci express and obviously if you put a hugely powerful memory card into a low powered computer e.g cpu speed, amount of ram you have installed and not forgetting how powerful your power supply is as cards sap alot of power.
 

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the system shows that graphics card memory is almost 1792MB (almost 2GB)

but HWINFO64 shows 1GB

why the difference

A:HP Laptop Graphics card memory

Hi

The video memory of the Intel HD 4400 isn't really more than that.

The dedicated memory of this GPU ranges from 64-128, what you see is shared from the RAM.

You shouldn't really worry about that.

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DirectX Diagnostic Tool shows my video memory to be 8MB, whereas the System Information tool shows 16MB, calculated from the memory address range (Windows 98). From system errors which I have had, it appears that 8MB is being used. I have checked that I am using the latest drivers for my ATi Rage Pro card.

How can I access the additional 8MB?
BTW, SidBhatt posted a similar subject "Verifying the video memory of my graphics card"

Hodge
 

A:graphics card video memory

Do you have directx 9.0b? Make sure you have the latest directx. If you do have that its possible your video card could be bad. Try a different video card in your computer to see if it gives your inaccurate ram sizes on them too.
 

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Some cards have the speed with (effective) after it and others don't. What does that mean? What would be faster, 1450 or 1450(effective)?

As a seperate question, would a gfx card with really fast clock speeds but 256mb of ram do better than a card with 100mhz less in clockspeeds but a full 512mb ram?
 

A:Graphics card memory question

Why is DDR RAM called DDR? DDR stands for double data rate (meaning that they can get 2 bits of data per pin in 1 clock cycle, as opposed to 1 bit in single data rate). DDR400 actually runs at 200MHz, but the double data rate essentially doubles the speed. So while it's only running at 200MHz, it's essentially 400.

So if the RAM on a graphics card is running at 1450MHz effective, its actual clockrate is probably 725MHz, just running at double data rate.
 

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Hi, my name is Joel and I am a PC gamer... I recently just reinstalled my windows due to a encryption to my files by an anonymous (Cyberbear) encryptor but anyways I reinstalled my windows and every since I reinstalled steam and my games and my game crashes and it shows a low memory message...I have the suspension that's it's a VRAM memory leak...please help
 

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Look at this please:
total available graphics memory:1327
dedicated viedo memory:128
System Video Memory: 0
Shared System Memory:1199
my CPU is (Intel Dual Core 5.03 GHZ) but my computer is SLOWER than a (1100 MHZ Celeron).
No Viruses,Trojans,etc.
how should i set Shared System Memory to 0???
 

A:Graphics Card Shaed Memory

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I just bought the Asus Notebook N80Vb/N80Vm series. I bought it just a few days ago. I mean, like, last week. I installed Sid Meiers Pirates and played it for a few days and then uninstalled it so I didn't have it taking up space on the computer. Just today I tried downloading Zoo Tycoon 2 but when I went to play it, I got an error message that said the laptop doesn't have enough Graphics Card memory. It is a brand new computer though! It said it needed about 523 GB to run and detected 0. I may be able to understand not having enough, but not having any? Please help. If you need any more info just let me know and i'll put it on here ASAP. Thanks!

Computer Specs-
Nvidia Geforce 9300 GS 512 MG
Windows Vista
Intel Centrino

A:[SOLVED] Not enough Graphics card memory?

Memory errors are very common with programs that are not capatible with either Vista or your version of Vista. If you want to see how much memory is alotted to the video card go to the bios F10 in Vista, F1 in xp on startup and then select the Advanced tab and in there somewhere it will say.

My guess is not Vista capatible.

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I need help on something, when i run dxdiag it shows that i have 1011MB of vram, but when i run gpu-z it shows that i have 256MB, so i dont know which one is my real vram , but my graphics card(8400gs) is overclocked from : Core Clock - 451 Mhz, Shader Clock - 1113 Mhz, Memory Clock - 266 Mhz To Core Clock - 690 Mhz, Shader Clock - 1703, Memory Clock - 315 Mhz... Please tell me which one is my real Vram.. tqs

A:Graphics card memory error

Hard to say based only on this information as the 8400gs came in
256
512
and 1024 models.
So both are actually possible.

Dxdiag I know is not always right my old 8800gt nvidia card would often read as having over 2gigs when it only had 512meg.
Overclocking can also confuse things.
Based on the information at hand I can't really say which is right for sure though, they are both possible.

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I have a problem,,,,,i think it is the graphics card

i know it is not WINDOWS 7 because as soon as i turn on the pc,,,,when its just the bios running,,,,the screen is stil messed up

i will include screen shots
 

A:Corrupt graphics card memory?

what gfx card is it that you have, what psu do you have? is the card brand new or used? what are your full system spec?
cant answer very much at all without more info
 

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Hey, recently, I have came up with an idea of a fourth monitor, but my GPU (970) supports only three, which ones that I own. It has fourth one but I don't have the right cables for it for now.
I noticed that my motherboard has two open video ports, one being VGA which I needed. So, I tried just plugging it in and seeing what happens but it doesn't seem to work, I have tried looking for results around the internet and BIOS but they don't seem to work. The three monitors which I have plugged into my GPU, work perfectly fine, but, as I said, the motherboard's VGA port doesn't work. I have heard that such thing definitely is possible, but I cannot find out what I need to do.

Does anyone have an answer to this?

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I just installed my graphics card and it hasnt changed performance much. My intregrated card uses 128mb ram I think. I have 768mb ram and it still says 640mb ram after installing the new card it did not free it up. I guess the old controller is messing with it?

In the device manager I disabled the display adapter before installing the new card. However it was a nvidia controller and there is lots of nvidia stuff in the device manager
since my new card is using nvidia software also I really dont know what else to to disable or uninstall.
The display adapter is now the new card that part is working I guess

The card I just installed is 3d fuzion Specifications
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX 4000
Bus Type: PCI
Memory: 128MB

here is the link to more specifications
http://www.3dfuzion.com/cards_4000_pci_128.asp

These are the specifications on my computer

Microsoft windows xp home edition version 2002 service pack 2
Emachines T6528
AMD Athlon 64 processor
3500+
2.21 ghz
it says 640mb ram tho I have 512mb and 256mb rams sticks in it.
 

A:My intregrated graphics card is messing with my new graphics card

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I have new dell with ATI RadeonTM X300.. it supports 2 display mode.. I was wondering is it better to use one graphics card with dual screen.. or having two graphics card on same system. I have extra dual head GeForce FX5500 from my old system.

I am using system for video editing and graphics.

thanks for any help
 

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I have a nvidia GeForce 9400 GT, how can a change the shared memory because for some reason its taking 1.5gb of my precious ram! Can I change it or will I have to buy a less ram thirsty graphics card

A:How to change a graphics card shared memory?

Go to bios setup look for the shared memory option there

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Hello,

I have bought a Lenovo 3000 G530 4446 Laptop:


The man told me it is a 256MB graphics card (Onboard)..

But i have been wondering until now and have not yet made sure what graphic card it is can you please tell me?

What i see in the Advanced Settings in Windows about the adapter is this:


Can you tell me what is: Total Available Graphics Memory - Dedicated Video Memory - System Video Memory - Shared system Memory??

Is the Dedicated Video Memory the value of the graphics card itself?? 32MB??

Please give me a constant answer.....

Thanks.
 

A:Help with my Graphics card and Dedicated Video Memory,please!

Dedicated is just what it sounds like. I think of it as a "minimum," amount of video memory. The shared memory is basically what the rest of your unused pc ram will let you use.

In turn, he kind of lied, but not really. Or maybe he didnt know(giving the benefit of the doubt).
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2930 @ 1.83GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8078 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 372 GB (62 GB Free); D: 537 GB (225 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X751MA
Not sure if this is the right place to post his, but i cant allocate memory in bios towards my graphics card. its the only way i can think off to eek a little more out of my laptop. can you help? if not with this, then other ways to get more fps?
 

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Hey every one. I have been having some troubles finding a straight forward answer to this question that isn't about 6 years old. I have a HP Pavilion dv9500 laptop, Windows Vista Ultimate, system memory of 4GB, a Intel Core2 Duo at 2.00GHz, and my system is a 64-bit system. The quest is this: when I look at my video card (GeForce 8600M GS) under the nvidia control panel it says I have a dedicated 256Mb of video memory with a shared memory of about 2GB. I was wondering if there is a way to increase the amount of dedicated video memory from the shared video memory?

Oh, and here is the TSG SysInfo printout:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4093 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 104304 MB, Free - 13022 MB; D: Total - 114343 MB, Free - 30010 MB; E: Total - 10166 MB, Free - 2985 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30CB, 79.2E, None
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Allocate more memory to the graphics card?

The dedicated video memory is memory on the video card. You can't change that.

You could, however, purchase a new video card.
 

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(I'm using windows XP Pro SP3 32 bit)

The graphics card is ATi Radeon HD2400 Pro and uses the memory/hypermemory on mother board to apparently go upto 1 gig, how do i get the system to show me the graphics card memory so i can check how much memory it has assigned to it, with the memory on the card and off the board/hypermemory combined? I dont even know how much is on the card let alone how much its taking from the m/b. I know i have 4gb on my m/b but it only shows as 2.87gb under system details (m/b).
 

A:How to get windows to show me the graphics card memory?

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