Originally Posted by Ulysses
That reasoning is a bit strange... if Windows didn't know for itself where things were in memory, how could anything work
So yes, the windows system memory report has more credibility than some web article
Edit: besides, the article http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussi...1/3092070.aspx
states that under 7x86 each 1GB card is "only" being mapped for 256MB each, which seems consistent with my findings under XPx86
from what i've gathered, thats the minimum amount reserved.
256MB video memory + 256MB reserved system memory (for the mapping) adds up nicely with the 3.5GB usable memory most people see in a 32 bit OS with 4GB of ram
obviously more can be used, unless you think that only 256MB of VRAM is used with any game.