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Question about video ram on graphics card. Misread?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by blackbird307, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. blackbird307 New Member

    Jan 1, 2009
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    Dxdiag and a bunch of other things say I have 2.7 or 2.8gb of on board video ram. This can't be right because when I bought thinking it would be just 1gb. Is this some attribute of gddr5 or is it something different?

    EDIT: Just found out directx devotes memory to pool.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
  2. SummerDays New Member

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    It should show you in the ATI information screen, under graphics hardware, if it's using extra memory as well.

    When I had the 4870 with 512 mb in this computer and even crossfired with the 1 GB card, it would show extra ram as well, but with two 1 GB crossfired 4890s it no longer uses it.

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