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Video Card Displaying Wrong Memory

Question: Video Card Displaying Wrong Memory

EDIT - Misunderstanding... I suppose?

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Answer: Video Card Displaying Wrong Memory

Not sure you understand the terminology. vDDR2 does not mean you get 3 lots, DDR3 is the TYPE of memory, so if it says 256, thats what you get, not 3 times it.

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i've just started having a problem with videos showing the wrong time length in all my players. like a 2 hour movie will display as only being 17 minutes long. the progress slider will reach the end and the movie or video will contunue playing. this happens in divx, winamp and wmp.

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my SL410 thinkpad came with windows vista business (32 bit) pre installed .Now the problem is that when i install windows xp pro (32 bit) it displays only 256 mb of video memory. In Windows 7 it displays around 800 mb of graphics memory. How can i increase the graphics memory in Windows XP.  PLEASE HELP!

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i am currently trying to update my computer from a very old ati radeon 32mb video card to an 8x agp nvidia geforce fx 5600 xt and when i installed the video card correctly when i turned on the computer all i get on the monitor is the monitor self check. The computer starts up like normal and i get the sound fx when windows starts but nothing shows up on the screen at all. I built the computer several years ago and i have updated the motherboard and the ram but other than that its a amd Athlon T-bird 1 ghz processor with 256meg ddram and a 40 gb hard drive... i ve tried installing drivers but when i do that i have to have my previous video card installed so the installation doesnt recognize the new card and won't install... my motherboard is supposed to have an 8x agp slot in it as well... I dunno if it is just a faulty video card or not.

Please help!!!

Answer:video card not displaying

Did you happen to switch from analog to digital input or visa versa?

Make sure the cable is fully inserted, that you are using the right one (blue if analog, white if digital) and reboot a couple of times.

I got this too switching Video cards and inputs, but a reboot would get out of that diagnostic mode.

It's really the monitor firmware doing that check.

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I have a ATI Radeon 9200 and when i tried to reinstall the drivers and restart nothing comes on. I can here widows booting up in the background but no picture. When i try to boot up in safe mode it gives me the bsod.

Answer:Video card not displaying.

Take the card out, reset cmos, reinstall card in different slot if PCI, if not reinstall in the AGP slot and make sure the default video is AGP in bios, then reboot.

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Hello all, I recently assembled a computer, and all checks out fine except for the video card in my system information.

I ordered an N560GTX PCI Express Graphics Card, and when I try launching games, my graphics card is instead displayed as an NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a.

I tried some of the other tips I've found when browsing through this site, such as disabling the display adapter I have under the Device Manager, but to no avail.

I also went into my BIOS, and all I could find that pertained to my problem was the "Primary Graphics Adapter" which is set to "PCI Express". I'm not sure if there was another option I was supposed to change, but to my knowledge, I couldn't find anything else.

I even went as far as taking my computer apart to check if It was plugged in correctly, and to my knowledge it is. One thing I do not understand is that the box my graphics card came in says it has dual fans, and instead the one in my computer only has a single fan.

I'm not sure if I was a victim of fraud, or if I just wasn't doing something right. If anyone could offer me any tips to solve this annoying issue, I would appreciate it. Thank you.

EDIT: Sorry. Missed a spot. Before anyone asks, yes, I did update my drivers on the NVIDIA website. I still haven't received any visual changes or notifications on the matter.

Answer:Video card not displaying properly?

nForce is the chipset on AMD mobos. Is this correct? It could just be using the APU instead of the GPU.

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Ok i recently got a new computer, about 1-2 weeks ago. And i have noticed the case Colors IT soho series is no longer displaying the video card temperature, it just has ---. The card is a radeon 9800 pro. Also the cpu temp is 30.9 c and the hardrive temp is 31.9, so it would seem to be pretty cool. But my main concern is I would like to be able to constantly moniter the temp, don't want to let it get to high. While I'm at it, could someone hook me up with a program that shows me all my computer specs.

Answer:Video Card temp not displaying

Here is one:
Home edition is free.
Your CPU temp seems a little low to me but if it running at 31, that's great. Here's a small temp utility:

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I'm still trying to get this EVGA 7900gt to boot with signal! The motherboard vc is booting but it has a weird priority! Meaning it does a clicking sound and sometimes it display a signal and sometimes not. Only when I try the EVGA it cuts off the onboard vc. It has something to do with power supply. Then I change that! So What I'm after is a way to properly install new VC. And possibly determine if vc slot is good or bad. But I'm losing faith. Since it's not been showing signals with new video card. Here are specs... pc-(gateway Model gt566be) OS-(wins7 Ultimate) My new vc works fine and power supply works fine. Ram is also fine. Or else It wouldn't boot with on board vc. (Or otherwise fee free to comment) I disable on board vc and installed correct driver to new vc. I do not wanna give up on the motherboard vc slot just yet. Since I haven't done any proper tests. Also since the clicking I mention. Perhaps it might just needed a way in bios to trigger it.. I don't know tbh. Please help so I can give it a rest or just give up on the slot alone!

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Hi, I recently purchased a k410 and decided to replace the graphics card and also upgrading the PSU to a corsair 500w, when I replaced my GPU with a msi gtx 760 it displays no picture at all on any screen, I tried it in a different computer round my friends house and it worked fine, any ideas or suggestions what to do?Thank you 

Answer:Video card not displaying picture k410

hi Ashley2103,
Welcome to the Forums.
Can you try the solution that ParadiseDecay's have suggested on this thread as other users found it helpful to fix their GPU upgrades issues (ths fix is for the Ideacentre K430 which is similar to the K410).
If you get the same problem, your GPU is probably not supported by the Lenovo K410's motherboard. Kindly check the recommended graphics card that is tested to work on this machine (see page 44-45of the hardware maintenance manual).
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)

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I just upgraded from and Asus Nvidia Geforece 5200 to an Asus Nvidia Geforce 5700. The difference is that the new one has twice as much video ram. 128 vs 256mb

However there's a problem with the new one. First It has an Svideo connection for TV out. When I use that connection and when I get "display mode," All I get is a choice of Single display.

I used to be able to get clone display. That way I could play a movie on my pc and show it on my TV and adjust the controls on my PC while looking at my pc.

Now I have to look back at the TV to adjust the controls.Its killing my neck and I'm making lots of mistakes doing everything in reverse.

Is there any way I can get a clone display to show up?

I've updated the drivers.

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Good evening
i was playing civilization when suddenly most of the colours turned pink
when i restarted my pc, everything looked blured. then i went to upgrade my video card drivers... restart, same thing.. but after i changed the monitor display settings, it started to look like this: (an image is attached to this post)

if i go to the device manager setup, under the monitor tab i have this alert

"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Home Premium Edition (Build 7600)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT

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Hmm what should I do? My Video Card is only 8MB I know that for a fact and its internal... yes its internal.... The thing is in windows XP it reads the video card as 32MB instead of 8MB. The only Operating system that can get it right is Windows 2000.Video Card Memory Read by Each OS:Windows 98  4MBWindows ME 6MBWindows 2000 8MBWindows XP 32MBI really aren't concern its reading it wrong the thing is if I run an application that is over 8MB the computer runs it for about 5 Min before the computer restarts on its own.... I would buy a new video card but I don't have a AGP slot on my motherboard and Im using all my PCI slots... Is there anyway I can tell the computer its 8MB? Besides yelling at it when it resstarts.. BTW any application that is over 8MB The pictures are horrible I mean horrible

Answer:Video Memory reading Wrong

It may be caused by the following:Incorrect driversIncorrect BIOS settings. Allocate more RAM to the videocardVideocard is not supported by pre-Windows XP OS. QuoteI know that for a fact and its internal... yes its internal....They are either expansion or onboard, not internal.

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My daughter accidentally put the memory card from my camera into the CF/microdrive slot in my computer. It fell in b/c the slot is much bigger than the one for the memory card. I tried tilting to see if it would fall back out but no luck. Is there a way to get it out without  harming the computer and how hard will it be to do this? also, if not taken out can it hurt if it stays in there? I have been trying to get a answer to this problem since 10pm last night and I can't seem to get any solutions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.   thanks!!

Answer:how to get a memory card that was put into wrong place????

I'm looking at my old card reader.  It probably went up and over the CF slot and dropped down behind the slot and is trapped inside the case.  If you want to retrieve the memory card, you'll have to pull the drive out and open it up.  The reader/drive is mostly empty space.  If you don't care about retrieving the card, tip the computer backwards, so the card falls into the space and does not contact the circuit board inside.

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I bought Satellite A-205- S4577 with Vista, but it's not working properly, so I installed XP SP2 and now in "graphic properties" "information" is written that video memory is from 8MB up to 32MB!!! If the memory should me shared from 8 to 244. What's wrong? I installed all drivers which I need, there is no problem in device manager.. I tried different types of XP, different kind of drivers - every time is the same...
Please help!

The system is:
Intel Core Duo T-5300
1024 DDR, Intel Chipset 945 GM

Answer:Wrong video memory is shown after WXP installation on Satellite A205

this is the report from properties:
Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report

Report Date: 07/16/2007
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 15:10:26
Driver Version:
Operating System: Windows XP* Professional, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 1013 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 32 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 8 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Speed: 1729 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 27A2
Device Revision: 03

* Accelerator Information *
Accelerator in Use: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1413
Current Graphics Mode: 1280 by 800 True Color (60 Hz)

* Devices Connected to the Graphics Accelerator *
Active Notebook Displays: 1
Non Active Televisions: 1

* Notebook *
Monitor Name:
Display Type: Digital
Gamma Value: 2.20
DDC2 Protocol: Supported
Maximum Image Size: Horizontal: Not Available
Vertical: Not Available
Monitor Supported Modes:
1280 by 800 (60 Hz)
Display Power Management Support:
Standby Mode: Not Supported
Suspend Mode: Not Supported
Active Off Mode: Not Supported

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Question: Wrong video card?

I recently tried to install a new video card in my five year old PC but it didn't fit. It was a PCI Express card I got second hand from a friend. He suggested I might need an APG card. The local computer store said they aren't available anymore so I looked on ebay. I found APG cards on ebay but they don't really look like they would fit either.
Not sure what info to give re my PC but I've got a LG desktop computer, Intel (R) Celeron (R).
The reason I want to install a new video card is so I can run the game Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines which requires "3D hardware accelerator card-100% Direct X 9.0c-compatible 64 MB video card and drivers".

Answer:Wrong video card?

There are several standards of AGP cards. You may have been unlucky enough to get the wrong one. What is the Make/Model of the card, and the MB?

I have several computers kicking around the house, to simplify my life I tend to stick with a particular make/model until it is totally obsolete. My current standard is a Radeon 8500, I may have to change that soon, but it's a pretty basic unit.

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Hi guys, sorry I have to post a problem with my 1st post :wave: .
I have a ati9800pro 128mb and its having a problem..I'll let the pictures explain
I don't think it overheated or anything since I'm not a heavy gamer... so can anyone explain what happen to it? I had it for about 2 and 1/2 yrs.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:what is wrong with my video card?

Could be a number of possibilities, but the likey cause is your card is dying. Let's try a few things to help troubleshoot.

1. Open up your case, blow the dust off the graphics card and then aim a house fan directly at the GPU. Turn on your system and see if this makes the problem lessen. 9800s are well known to be overheaters (even when not gaming).

2. Could be a PSU problem. Download and run THIS and tell us what it is reporting for your voltage readings on the:


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When I'm playing Counter Strike: Source every now and then my screen will just go black and have streams of color going through it. When I alt-tab out and back in again the problem is fixed. I had a friend suggest that maybe my video card is overheating...I have my card set to inform me when the temperature exceeds the core slowdown threshold. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing it?

Answer:Something wrong with my video card?

While I'm talking about about my video card I might as well ask you guys something. I'm going to use CS:S again as an example. I've noticed that how high my graphics are doesn't really make too much of an impact on how many fps I have in my game. I was wondering if my processor might be holding my PC back from how many frames it could be getting. I'm obviously no expert on the subject, so anything you might have to add on the topic would be very helpful.

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Hey GuysMy brother bought a GeForce 6600 GT video card a few months ago.  After a little trouble at the start with a lack of power, we got the darn thing to work.  However, this morning we wake up and turn it on.  The monitor wasn't displaying anything.  We restarted the computer and tried again.  No luck.  So we opened her up and switched back to the integrated video card.  Voila things worked.  Thinking it was fixed, we switched back to the GeForce but boy were we wrong.  The monitor isn't displaying the screen but it will with the Integrated card.  If you guys could help us out that would be great.  We're running a Dell Dimension 4600 on Windows XP and anything would be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Something is wrong with my video card....

Well this is a sign that the card is not compatible... Does your computer match or beat the requirements for the card as far as the power supply, and ALL other requirements?[glb]Flame[/glb]

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I was wondering if someone could look at this video * and tell me if that is the graphic card going out or if the harddrive is messed up please. Backstory I was playing a game when the screen went black but I could still hear the computer running. So I pushed the power button on the tower and restarted. Everything was fine untill it got to the screen before it loads windows. Not sure how to say this without sounding weird but here it is I will have a screen that shows the time then a blue screen then a screen that has master with windows under it. That time it got to the blue and stuck. Now I can sometimes see (as in the video) the computer starting up and other times nothing but I can hear the computer starting up. forgot to add that the outputs are dvi and there a two of them I have tried both, have tried on old computer monitur(spelling is wrong), I do not have hdmi ports on the tower.

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Here's what's going on:
So I play Starcraft, and it never crashed before. But now it likes to crash. When I play it, it may work, or sometimes while I am in the middle of my game, it'll crash for no apparent reason.
Recently, I tried to install a new game, and it wouldn't even work.
I looked up the error code I got from Starcraft, and I looked up my problem with this new game, and they both had something to do with RAM.

I've tested my RAM, (did the memtest86 thing) and it is alright. Then someone mentioned to me that it might be my video card memory. (A faulty video card.)

I recently swapped video cards with my brother because I had a video card with a HD port and he had an HD monitor, so it made sense to swap. I don't know if he had problems with this video card before trading with me, but I do remember complaining about image-heavy websites not being as fast as they were before we swapped.

So I'm asking: How can I check if there's anything wrong with my video card?
I don't even know how to find out what kind of video card I have. I've had a look at the actual thing, and, to my untrained eye, it looks to be in good physical condition. (Nothing appears to be broken/damaged or anything.)

Also, can you identify (or tell me how to identify) my video card and tell me if it is worth keeping or if I should get a new one (and what should I get!) I wrote down some of the stuff that's written all over it, maybe tha... Read more

Answer:Is there something wrong with my video card?

When you tested your ram using memtest86 did you test each ram stick separately?

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I'm new to this forum, but I'm desperate. I think there is something wrong w/ my video card, but I just bought a geforce 8400 3 months ago along with a new gateway desktop. When I go to start it up (when it starts up) its very pixelated and sometimes my monitor randomly sleeps. Not my comp, just my monitor. Everything works with my onboard though if you can call it working.

Answer:Something wrong with my video card. HELP!

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I am not too good at computers and I have been getting this issue for about a month now, on and off. I posted a photo of my monitor below with the issue. Large grey lines, going vertically on my screen. Here is some background information about my computer:
It is my son's old computer, it is a Dell XPS 400, with a NVIDIA 9800 GTX graphics card, 3 GB RAM, and a 160 GB harddrive. It originally had XP professional, but a friend of a friend of my co-worker gave her Windows 7 disks, so I put it in, and apparently, it was not real, because after a month it told me it was fake. After that happened I had numerous computer issues, such as these vertical lines.
Anyway, so for Christmas, my son got me a Windows 7 Home Edition, and he helped me install that into my computer, and we got it installed and I kept all my data, so now I am on a full genuine windows (I ran the genuine check and he bought it straight from microsoft). However, after we did that, something happened where my computer turned off and the dell powerlight was orange. Luckily, my niece's husband is a computer expert of some kind, so he was able to get it fixed by disabling the front USB ports. Anyway, after he did that, it started working perfectly again for a few days, but then suddenly, my screen got very zoomed in it seemed and my son put me in the device manager and it told me the device is broken so windows stopped it (error 43). I tried to press the "uninstall driver" and I reinstalled ... Read more

Answer:Something wrong with my video card

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What is wrong with my VIDEO Card ??

Answer:What is wrong with my VIDEO Card ??

Looks like it doesn't meet the minimum requirements to run it. Probably not DX 12 capable. May just need a driver update for the GPU

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I just re-installed Vista 64 along with all the latest drivers, and now, I'm having problems with my video card (Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 512MB PCI-e). When I try to set up "Photo" in screen savers, it tells me that, "The video card on this computer does not support themes" (no special back grounds or transition effects). The same is true with Windows Photo Gallery - when I try to do a slide show, it now only gives me a choice of transition speeds. Since I'm not a gamer, it's hard for me to tell if any other special video functions have been affected (all else seems okay so far). Can someone please advise me on how to correct this problem? Thank you.

P.S. BTW, all of my hardware is less than 6 months old, and I had no problems with the video card prior to this.

Answer:What's wrong with my video card??

Since no one has responded to my post, I'm assuming that nobody has an answer to this issue. Well, I just received a response from AMD/Radeon (after 3 days, that is), and I wanted to share the solution in case anyone else is interested; As it turns out, all I needed to do was to update my Windows Experience Index. After I did it, everything was back to normal - who would've known?? :confused

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I keep trying to play minecraft and getting this message:

Bad video card drivers!

Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.

--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
Generated 7/14/12 1:05 AM

Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.5
OS: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1
Java: 1.7.0_05, Oracle Corporation
VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode, sharing), Oracle Corporation
LWJGL: 2.4.2
[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]

org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:236)
at Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 59056bea ----------

I tried to update them and i cant, in the device manager it doesnt even include a display adapter. I have a windows xp media center edition and a ndivia GeForce FX 5200 AGP 8x gr... Read more

Answer:Something wrong with video card drrivers

how do i fix the Bad Video Card screen on minecraft?

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Hi, I received my Y480 yesterday, was very excited. - Then I did come benchmarking, and noticed that 3dmark detects my videocard as a GT630M, NOT a GT640M LE.- My scores are lower than they should be for  the LE- In the control panel, clock speeds / cores show somethign similar to that of the 630M, NOT the 640M LE Weird thing is that everywhere else, it's described by title as being the 640M LE  I think I may have to send this back to Lenovo, since they did NOT ship my computer with the card that I paid for. Has anybody else seen this or had this problem?

Answer:Y480 came with wrong video card!?

Hi John,
Please download free GPU-Z and see what card is reported...

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When I run an application, I got this message. It seems my video driver is not good enough. Any suggestions? thanks

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Everything was working fine then all of a sudden my screen becomes ****ed like a TV with bad reception, everytime I set my resolution at 800 X 600, it works fine, but as soon as I higher the resolution, it will always do that. Should I just format my PC and see if its just bad drivers or do I simply buy a new video card????
What should I do??

Answer:Whats wrong with my video card

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Its weird because the model looks different from the one i ordered i was supposed to get this one

but whats weird is the green sticker on the back says its X1650 Pro 512M DDR2 Pci-E Dual dvi tvo

Answer:Did new egg send me the wrong video card?

Pop it in and see what everest says.

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Hellu everybody,I used driver sweeper to clean the amd display driver (don't ask why.    or actually it was bc ccc wasn't working, and I followded some istructions on tha internet ^?^), and then I restarted the computer. When I came back, the display was (not surprisingly) weird. I have three monitors, and two of them was displaying the same thing with weird resolution and stuff... So I tried to download new driver from, and when I had done that, i restarted again... But it was still weird, and when I right-clicked the desktop and clicked screen resolution, only one monitor was there, and two of them displayed the same thing (just as before I tried to download the newest driver). The troubleshooter said that it was something wrong with the video card driver, and it couldn't fix it. I deleted the amd thing from program files, and tried to install the driver again. After I restarted the computer, thetroubleshooter says this: Core? i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz  3.00GHz please help me I'm dying

Answer:Something wrong with my video card driver??

Get the driver from the manuf. site,

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Hello, im a new guy here. I've been recently having this problem where the monitor usually just shuts off and stays a black screen while my computer is still running. The monitor is still on, its just the power button is flashing and acting if it was on idle, and keeps switching from analog/digital. after i turn on my computer again, sometimes windows problem bubble thing pops up and says my display settings arent working and my driver my video card is not responding. and my comp sstarts to crash as my mouse icon is covered by a black square and moves in frames. Sometimes when i try to turn on my computer my monitor says it has no signal and is just a black screen, but everythings plugged in and everything. can someone help?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:59:20 PM, on 5/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-... Read more

Answer:something wrong with my video card/monitor

now it pops up this microsoft windows when i restart my computer from a crash :

"display driver ATI radeon x1650 seems to be responsible for system instability"

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I am currently using a very expensive HP laptop with 6G RAM, 2.0 GHZ i7 CPU, and a Radeon (TM) HD 6490M graphics card. But for some reason, when I do a system scan of my computer, all it says is that I am using the integrated HD graphics, and thus my games are hardly running. When I go into my device manager, under the Display adapters it says that I have the HD 6490 as well as the Radeon HD Graphics. I also tried to go onto the Radeon site and update the drives but it says its  not compatable and I need to contact HP to get the mobile versions of the drivers. Can someone please help me? I payed $1800 for this laptop so I could run games on it, but I can hardly run anything, including older games.

Answer:Laptop Using wrong Video Card

Maybe its too late but I would have invest on a desktop for gaming for that price. Anyway, is there a switch to toggle on graphics or does laptop automatically recognizing the video effects? As looking on a specific dv6t HP model here graphics and performance quote : QuoteThe dv6t has switchable graphics, featuring both an integrated Intel HD   3000 Graphics chip and a discrete AMD Radeon HD 6490M Graphics chip with   1GB of dedicated memory. While not as useful as Nvidia's Optimus   technology, which automatically switches between GPUs based on   individual applications, the dv6t can toggle between the cards as a   power-saving measure, asking users if they'd like to switch to the AMD   card when the dv6t isn't plugged in. Also unlike notebooks with Nvidia   Optimus, the screen blinks a few times during the transition. 

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when i first purchased my new gpu i used the cd to install my drivers. and it listed it as a r9 270x when i go into device manager! But now i am at a friends house and decided to reformat i dont have the disc so i got the drivers from the amd website.. and the only one it gives me is the 2xx  so i download that one and now in the device manager it says that i have a r9 200 series but i need the 270x one like i had before.

Answer:Wrong video card drivers?

Here is your driver for Windows 7,8 64 bit -
In the control panel of Windows is there an AMD Catalyst Contol Centre or Panel and what is written there?

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when i first purchased my new gpu i used the cd to install my drivers. and it listed it as a r9 270x when i go into device manager! But now i am at a friends house and decided to reformat i dont have the disc so i got the drivers from the amd website.. and the only one it gives me is the 2xx  so i download that one and now in the device manager it says that i have a r9 200 series but i need the 270x one like i had before.

Answer:wrong video card drivers?


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Ok, I'm a gamer, and I reformatted a little while ago, and since then I have been having some serious problems - extremely low fps, and.. what ever you wanna call this.. [img=]my video card is a Radeon 9800 Pro and can handle HL2 fine (normally at least) and ATI's site doesnt help at all... i've tried a few from there and they dont change anything. Yeah, so any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wrong driver? or bad video card?

Bad drivers or bad download or card needs to be removed and reinserted.

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I installed the Nvidia 9500GT got the Blue screen of death after many headaches I took it back and got the Nvidia GT520 still got BSOD I have done a complete hardware diagnostic test on every piece of hardware on the computer and everything checks out good. I have the latest Video card and mother board drivers installed and keep getting the blue screen of death on random things mostly DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQUAL
a theory I have is maybe the Video card memory speed is conflicting with the Video card memory runs faster then the System memory and I've read that Vista has problems with ram that runs at different speeds. could that be the issue?
Just a quick update I just uninstalled the Nvidia HD Audio Driver I have a feeling it was conflicting with the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver...
We will see...
Any help or info from you guys will be helpful, thanks

Here are my system specs:
System Information
Saturday, June 04, 2011 9:13:24 PM
Model Information
Model Name m8300f
Product Number GX611AA-ABA
Software Build 81NAv3PrA1
Serial Number XXXXXXXXXX
System Information
Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
Total Number of Logical CPUs 2
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
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Answer:Video card memory vs system memory conflict?

Just tried this: this will fix the BSOD issue,I'm sick of getting the BSOD on my system when nothing is wrong with the hardware. I work to hard to keep it running like new, don't want something simple to take it down. but this has been going on for weeks hopefully this will fix.I'll know in the morning.This is also interesting:

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I used driver sweeper to clean the amd display driver (don't ask why.    or actually it was bc ccc wasn't working, and I followded some istructions on dai inturnet ^ô^), and then I restarted the computer. When I came back, the display was (not surprisingly) weird. I have three monitors, and two of them was displaying the same thing with weird resolution and stuff... So I tried to download new driver from, and when I had done that, i restarted again... But it was still weird, and when I right-clicked the desktop and clicked screen resolution, only one monitor was there, and two of them displayed the same thing (just as before I tried to download the newest driver). The troubleshooter said that it was something wrong with the video card driver, and it couldn't fix it. I deleted the amd thing from program files, and tried to install the driver again. After I restarted the computer, thetroubleshooter says this: (all the devices without drivers have been there as long as I can remember, and I can't download them drom device manager...) Could it be that i installed wrong drivere or sonmething? <-- That is what I selected. I'm not shure what step 1 is, but I step 2,3 and 4 is right... Anyway please help me I'm dying

Answer:Something wrong with my video card driver HELLLP!? Ono

What GPU do you have?

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I keep getting notices that Windows 10 is ready to be installed but I keep holding off because I have the wrong video card per the windows hardware info. Will Windows 10 FAIL to install if it finds an incorrect video card or will I endure massive problems
if I install it with the wrong video card? I have a PC with Windows 7 and IE 11. Thank you.

Joe Bosko

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Here's the deal, I was running registry repair wizard and there's an option where you can select which programs to start up when window's starts up. So I just un-checked small programs like quicktime, and itunes. Then I rebooted.

The first message that came up, from what I can remember was the problem is caused by (just blank after that) please contact "blank" Unable to load dlls. so I did a system restore in safe mode. No luck. So I did a system recovery. Which worked. But now I noticed after re-installing my NVIDIA card the perfomance isnt how it once was. Constantly stuttering when I play DVDs, qualitly is less. So does anyone have any idea? Thank you for your time
Windows XP

AMD Athlon XP 3000+
2.17 GHZ
448 RAM
evga/Nvidia GeForce FX5200

Answer:System Recovery Went wrong with My Video Card?

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I have recently bought a G50-70 from ( this is the laptop : ) and after installing the drivers provided by the DVD that came with the laptop I have noticed a major lack of performance in games that used to run smoothly on my 2007 PC. I started to worry about it and I looked on the internet for a solution. Some users recommended that I should temporarely disable the integrated card via device manager and "force" the laptop to use the dedicated card. I tried that and I have noticed that device manager showed me that I have the HD5800M video card, which is totally wrong, because this product hosts the R5 M230 video card, so I clicked update drivers in device manager and after the update, the correct video card showed up. So I disabled the integrated card and ran an old game (Battlefield Bad Company 2). Ultra lag striked on the settings that the integrated card managed farely well. After I quit the game, an error from AMD Catalyst showed up and said that the video driver for AMD card is not installed. What to do now, because after reinstalling the drivers via AMD Catalyst the device manager tells me that I have the HD5800 AGAIN!

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My laptop has been having some issues lately but I cannot figure out what is wrong with it. I have ran anti-virus and malware checks but both have come back negative. The main issue is whenever a video is playing or something using flash is running, it goes very slow. Most recently, I've been trying to watch a movie that is on my HD, not online and every couple minutes it kinda freezes but either plays the audio very slow or repeats one second of it on loop while the video is frozen. Another issue I've had is with flash games online, those are pretty much unplayable and yes I've cleared all cache, cookies, browser history and am still having the issue. So it appears most of my issues are video related but I'm not sure how to check what's wrong with it. Any ideas?

Answer:No idea what's wrong, possible video card issues?

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wolfram said:

PSO Gamer said:

The only two cards I saw there was Nvidia geforce fx 5200 256Mb, and diamond stealth 2120 radeon 9550. After i cash my paycheck today I'm just going to get one of the two. They're roughly the same price. Which one is better though? The games I play now on my PC does work with my intel extreme graphics 2 card that is built into my Dell, but it jumps around. So I think any video card should be enough to play it properly at normal settings... so which one should I choose?Click to expand...

The Radeon 9550 beats easily the FX5200 Click to expand...

Should I try to make an exchange then.... I just bought the other one...then came home and saw the post...

Answer:Should I hurry back to the store? I might've gotten the wrong video card..

If you are able to, yeah. I would. That 5200 will be better than your integrated, so don't worry if they won't take it back, but of those two cards, I agree with wolfy. The 9550 is the better option.

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Someone I know has a PC that, upon the point in time you would expect to see "Welcome" screen and then the desktop and start menu, they are instead presented with a black screen. The computer continues to run, but you are running it blind with no video output. The computer is a dell... I'm not sure what the model number is, but according to the device manager the video chipset is an ATI Radeon X300.

Running in safe mode works just fine. One of the things that seemed to work temporarily was uninstall the display devices from the device manager. For some reason there are two listed in there.

-ATI Radeon X300
-ATI Radeon X300 Secondary

Which just seems a little odd.

Anyway, if you remove these devices, and boot normally, it loads with no problem. But the "Found New Hardware" popup appears and asks you to restart the PC. If you restart, you are once again stuck with a blank screen at login.

I restarted into safe mode again and used the driver information in the device manager to locate and manually delete all the associated files found in the windows/system32/ folder and restarted. I also removed the devices from the device manager once again. Rebooted, and it logged in normally with no issue, but again said the system needed to be restarted. And upon restart, you end up with the same issue: no video.

I also tried to install the latest drivers from ATI's website, but that also did not work.

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Answer:Windows seems to be installing the wrong video card drivers

It's a long shot, but you could check the scan rate. It may be set to something the monitor can't handle- but I would expect that to display some sort of message on screen.

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Lately, I have installed 2x 4 GB RAM sticks into my HP Slimline s5-1200z a few hours ago, however, upon doing this, my graphics for my games have been messing up, and sometimes my AMD video driver will crash, causing major annoyance when trying to play any games I intend to play. When I downloaded an application called Portable SIW, I noticed something quite alarming, as shown in the picture below, circled.

Here is a second picture for reference.

And for another reference.

Any possible reason for this to occur? Thanks if you can help.

Answer:BIOS reports wrong values in RAM, crashing AMD video card

Well; since you are saying the bios is reporting wrong values; you probably should check your system board "builders" site to check for any bios updates that may hopefully correct this issue. If not; also check the ram modules one by one to make sure non of them are bad and that none of the ram slots are possibly bad. Take all ram sticks out and put one at a time back in and see if you can pinpoint the issue.

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how to share memory with RAM

Answer:i cannot share video memory through video card.

If it's a laptop, or a PC with an on-board video-adapter, you adjust the amount of RAM assigned to the video-adapter by going into the BIOS Setup > Integrated PeripheralsNote: There is an upper limit to the amount of system RAM you can assign to the video adapter, you cannot go above that. That limit depends on make/model of PC.Also bear in mind that assigning more RAM to video means less RAM is available to Windows & applications, so unless you have plenty of installed RAM you may notice your PC runs more slowly.

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My Motherboard reads the RAM lower than the speed it is suppose to go, when I have installed G-Skill Sniper 8GB 2x4GB 1600 Mhz. But when I manually choose it too 1600Mhz it wont boot. Also my EVGA GTX 660 SC 2GB's FPS has been dropping from like 100 - 30 in some Source games like GMOD. I have never overclocked my computer since my CPU fan can't handle the heat.

Answer:My Asus Sabertooth 990fx reading RAM wrong and Video card issues.

I have similar issues with an AMD rig I have (I would get BSOD), I don't think certain AMD CPU's like ram at that speed, in the end I just set it to 1333 and was done with it.

I am useless with AMD though, hopefully some AMD pro's will come on and tell you what you need to do.

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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

Answer:Video Card/Graphics card/Memory/RAM

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After doing a full recovery on my windows 7 home premium 64 bit my notebook is now displaying a different product id key to the one i have! The product id displaying only consists of 20 numbers/letters and not 25, but still says windows is activated, i have tried to activate my original id key with windows genuine activationbut was advised to contact the softwares device manufacturer for software recovery options.

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Hey guys,

First off here is my basic system info (it was recently rebuilt)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, build 7600
AMD Phenom X6 1090T
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB)
ATI Radeon HD 5770
2 TB HDD (4x500GB)

Problem is with the video card, my DXDIAG says it only has 753mb memory but it is a 1gb card and this is shown in AMD Overdrive and in Performance, Information and Tools page it says it has 4863mb available graphics memory. I know that it uses more than the 753mb it thinks it has since I run Crysis on High/Ultra but for games like The Witcher 2 that auto detect and find only that much it means I can't play them at the specs I would like to. How can I resolve this so games that auto detect find all of the memory?


Answer:Video Card not using all of its memory?

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Question: video card memory

I learn how to display my video card with the assitance with computerhope, but my problem is how can i determine now the memory of this video card? anybody can help me!

Answer:video card memory

Run dxdiag and click on the Display tab.  It will show how much memory is on your card.  To Run dxdiag, go to Start, Run, and type dxdiag in the Open box.

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Question: Video Memory Card

When using my memory card to watch videos in vista, the video is presented in small sections which have to be downloaded before viewing. My laptops OS is XP and when inserting the memory card I can view the video immediatly in its intierity which I much prefer. Is there some way I could do this in Vista?

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Question: video card memory

hi, i was wondering if the common way to represent video card memory is the actual clock speed, or does it figure in double data rate? For example, almost all computer, main system memory is doubled to represent ddr (i.e. 400 MHz is actually 200 MHz with two operations per clock cycle) I was wondering if this is the same way video card memory is. Thanks for any help.

Answer:video card memory

Yep, they usually use the DDR rate. Some sites will list it properly, as below.

Graphics Engine - ATI Radeon 9600 XT
Video Memory - 128 MB DDR
Engine Clock - 500MHz
Memory Clock - 600MHz(300MHz DDR)
Bus Standard - AGP8X/4X/2X
Memory Interface - 128-bit DDR
Max Resolution - 2048x1536
VGA Output - Standard 15-pin D-sub
TV-out put - S-VHS and Composite
Video-in put - S-VHS and Composite
DVI Output - DVI-I
2nd VGA Output - Yes

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It all started about a few months ago. In the middle of playing a game my computer would momentarily freeze then all the textures would be replaced with other textures. For example the ground would be pink. At first this happened sparingly enough for me not to worry too much about it, but over time its gotten worse. Now I can hardly get thirty seconds of game play in before a lock-up and a texture scramble. I can fix the problem by minimizing and remaximizing. It takes a full 10-15 seconds to fully maximize and sometimes it only fixes the problem for 2-3 seconds before it messes up again. Like I mentioned earlier the problem has progressively gotten worse sometimes resulting in a permanent freeze just before a blue screen.

At first I thought the issue might be due to my video card over-heating. Yesterday I opened up my laptop case to clean it out. I removed large chunks of dust from the inside of my video card that might be constricting air flow. But after powering the machine back on the problem immediately persisted. I've reinstalled my drivers multiple times (it's what windows suggested after each blue screen) but to no avail. Yesterday, in a last ditch effort to remedy the problem, I completely reformatted my computer. Even now, with all the drivers reinstalled properly the problem still exists. I feel it's safe at this point to assume the problem is not a software issue.

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Answer:Video card, Memory or something else?

Sounds to me like a hardware issue, but more info is needed..

It's possible that your video card has faulty memory; your video card has known issues with memory and heat issues.

What is the make/model of your laptop?

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Question: Video Card Memory

I recently looked on system requirements lab to see how well I could run Crysis. I have a 320mb 8800 GTS, however it listed my video card memory as 1.7 gb. Is this some sort of error?

Answer:Video Card Memory

What are your system specs? Things like computer make and model, motherboard model, amount of system memory, power supply wattage and CPU type and model. All these things willl determine how well your 8800 will perform

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Question: Video card memory


This might sound stupid but im not sure how much memory my graphics card has? I ran 'dxdiag' to get its specs:

Name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68E0)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Approx. Total Memory: 2736 MB
Display mode: 1366 x 768

I wanted to see if my system would run Just Cause 2, but it says it can only run it on minimum specs. which is why i wanted to find out what my video card memory was.

If anyone would be able to help me with this it would be appreciated



Answer:Video card memory

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As my title suggests exactly how much video card memory is actually used. I have a GFX 5700 256 MB version but will the card or any game really utilise the full amount?

Answer:Video Card Memory - Do you really use 256 MB?

Yes it's there for a purpose they would not put 256 in if less would do. Especially in new games, as Memory is a lot faster to access than Hard Drives and CD-ROM's

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Question: Video Card memory

Answer:Video Card memory

HiThick question of the day.I have a video card with 8mb memory which i have discovered will not allow me to run a came i have bought (poor eyesight is my excuse). How do i upgrade the memory to 16mb or more?

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Hello, This is my third post here, recently my new video card went bad an dI had to roll back to an older one. for a while things were going fine, Then I decided i wanted vista... so I reformatted and put vista on. Then I didn't care for vista so I reformatted and put xp back on. I installed all the drivers and updated what I could but i noticed a lot of lag in my online game that wasn't there before. After doing some searching I realize that my computer is now reading my display adapters memory as only 32 mb when in fact the memory on it should be 128. I uninstalled the driver and reinstalled them they are from the nvidia website. this doesn't seem to fix this and I cant find a solution without a little help. so , please help :-) the video card I am currently using is an nvidia GeForce mx 440 with agp8x 128 mb but the computer is only reading 32 :-(.

Answer:Video card with less memory than it should ?

:-9 I am guessing its just bad memory on the card because well, both computers I have only get 32 mb from it... oh well 100 bucks to a 512 mb card from best buy i guess. thanks for the quick replies.

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I have decided it is time to upgrade the RAMs, just wondering if I should go for 256*2 or 512*2 since I want to use the dual channel! and which brand will work best with my mobo (a7n8x-e deluxe) I don't hae much cash, just about $150 most $200, any brtand you guys will recommend?

Another upgrade is for my video card, was thinking if I should just went till the x800 come out, and the price drop, I have 9600xt in my mind! But because I don't do much gaming, should I just get a GF4 4600TI instead to save some money?

Thanks for help!

Answer:New memory, New Video Card


Originally posted by tbc
I have decided it is time to upgrade the RAMs, just wondering if I should go for 256*2 or 512*2 since I want to use the dual channel! and which brand will work best with my mobo (a7n8x-e deluxe) I don't hae much cash, just about $150 most $200, any brtand you guys will recommend?

Another upgrade is for my video card, was thinking if I should just went till the x800 come out, and the price drop, I have 9600xt in my mind! But because I don't do much gaming, should I just get a GF4 4600TI instead to save some money?

Thanks for help!

first go to and see how much RAM your motherboard allows. This should help out with your RAM choice, and as for working on your motherboard, most of that stuff doesnt matter, all you have to do is just put it in the RAM slots, start up your PC, and it should auto-detect the changes.

As for the video card thing, I have the 9600 XT and it is a WONDERFUL card, but since you don't do much gaming, I would definetely recommend getting a cheaper card such as the Ti 4600 that you listed.

Good luck! *thumbs up*

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Question: Video Card memory

Okay, I have installed a video card that has 128 mb of onboard memory, so shouldn't i be able to disable (free up) the 128 mb that is currently being allocated to the on board video card. does that make sense?

Answer:Video Card memory

Yes, but you may have to disable the onboard video, either with a mobo jumper(older sysytem) or in the BIOS. The allocated memory is set in the BIOS as well. Make sure you also set the primary Video to AGP.

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Question: video card memory?

just got a game that requires the video card to have at least 64MB of mem, how exactly do i chect that on my computer? i have a laptop, xppro, with ati 9700

Answer:video card memory?

Good page for this stuff:

But try:

It should tell you video memory and brand.

That said the 9700 should have 128 megs of ram.

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Question: Video Card Memory

Is 831MB of approximate total memory for your video card a lot? All my games run fine, I just wanted to know if that's a really good amount of memory to have.

Answer:Video Card Memory

The video adapter is not using 831MB of RAM. A quick search turns up 128MB.

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Hello . I want to ask how much memory i can have cuz i have 2 GB now and i have 1 more slot . And i have Intel G41 express chipset ( it says so on windows xp properties then settings and advanced - adapter 256 MB video card) I am thinking of adding 1 GB I mean change tihs 1 and put one with 1 GB nvidia ge force ? What do you think can i change it ? and how much memory i can have . I mean where to check it

Answer:How much memory i can have and about the video card

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I hear a weird grinding/screeching noise when I scroll quickly through the screen using the scroll wheel. I have a logitech mouse which allows me to let the scroll wheel roll freely rather than clicking up and down meaning that I can scroll fairly quickly through spreadsheets and large pdfs. My theory is that when I am scrolling quickly the video card memory becomes full and it start loading data into the RAM or virtual hard drive memory and that causes the noise I am hearing.Does this sound right and am I damaging my computer??thanks

Answer:video card memory

i think you are visualising on a mechanical level not an electronic level.where is the weird noise comming from the mouse? the computer? the fans? the hard drive?swapping bits and bytes from memory, mobo, ram etc tec is a soundless electronic transfer.if it is your drive making the noise you may be advised to buy another cos it may be yours is getting ready to quit..another possibility is that one of your capacitors is leaking?check your system when the sound is happening and look for smoke, or a bubbling or brown patches surrounding the capacitor, these usually go on the power unit, or video card first, does it happen when you are playing games too?i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Question: video card memory

I am very dumb when it comes to computers and fail to understand anything about them so bear with me. I went to play a game yesterday and it told me my computer has insufficient video card memory. The game recommends 64mb of card memory but only detects 32mb. I have been into the setup menu at the startup and cannot find anywhere to increase. The computer states in control panel that shared card memory is 192mb, card memory is 32mb and allocated card memory is 0mb. Is there somewhere i can allocate more of the computers memory into the video card? I dont know if this helps but I have a intel(R) Celeron(R)CPU [email protected]. I am running windows vista. All other games i play on this particular site work so far but none have been as big as this one. sorry if i havent supplied you with enough info. let me know if you need more. Thankyou in advance.

Answer:video card memory

Its in the BIOS. If it's a PC, then I would suggest getting a video card put in there as shared memory (integrated) video is actually more worse. it will use the physical memory (RAM) thus slowing your computer down.

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Question: video card memory

This is quite a simple question ... ... but how does the video card's memory relate to the supported memory of the motherboard? If the motherboard says it supports ddr2 can I run a video card with ddr4? Or are the video card's and the mother board's memory speeds independent of each other.

Answer:video card memory

they are independent of eachother so ddr2 board runs video with ddr3 or 4 no problems

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I use a new M90 (3692B1G) with 4 GB (2*2 GB) memory. I run Windows 7 (32 bit), the factory-supplied operating system (it cam on restore DVD). Windows says that I have 4 GB memory, and 2.8 GB is available. It appears that the video card uses 1.28GB memory. The task manager shows 2870 MB total physical memory. Is this normal? Can I free some memory from the video card, and use it as system memory?         Motherboard        System Board         Manufacturer        LENOVO         Product         Chipset              Intel PCH Q57        BIOS         Vendor               LENOVO         Release Date        02/26/2010         BIOS Version String 5JKT39AUS         ROM Size             2.50 MBMemory         Total Physical        4.00 GB     &n... Read more

Answer:M90 video card uses 1.28 GB memory

I wonder if anybody could offer help...

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we cant get our pc rto boot up and we went to the hp site and it told us to reset the video and memory card..i am not sure where that is if someone could please help me its on a windows 95 hp thanks so much or if you have any other ideas please post them..we just cant get it to boot up thanks again tasha

Answer:video and memory card

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Question: video card memory

I just installed a 512MB ATI X1650 card. When I run dxdiag and click display, it says the approximate total memory is 766MB. Anybody know why? I'm running Vista if that means anything.

Answer:video card memory

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I am know very little about the specifics of upgrading my system but I want to upgrade the RAM and GPU. I am looking for performance boosts on gaming applications such as HL2 and TF2. I don't need a Crisis computer. Though that would be nice .

System Specs:

OPS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Manufacturer: Acer
Manufacturer model #:AM5630-U5202A
Processor: Intel CORE 2 DUO E4500
Sata hd: 228x3 (separate not raid)
Power Supply: LiteOn PS-6301-08A 630WPS
Memory: DDR2 2048GB Micron technology PC2- 5300 (333 MHz) 1.8 V
DDR2 1024GB Samsung PC2- 5300 (333 MHz) 1.8 V
Graphics card: VGA ATI HD2400 Pro

This is all stock. and yes I know acer is crap. But it is what I have so might as well make the best of it.

Again I am only looking to upgrade RAM and GPU on a semi bargain level (less than $400).

Thanks in advance.

Edit: What do you think of this RAM. and this card.
never mind these.

Answer:What memory/video card should I get?

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Ok, here is some thing interesting: My CPU speed under the System Properties seems to be displaying wrong. It says that I have a 785Mhz processor, which is of course wrong. It should be 2.8Ghz. When I use a program called CPUStabTest and look under System Properties it says 2.8Ghz, also when I use another Program it says I have 2.8Ghz as well. It is not really a problem, my computer is not slow and it still runs alright, I just want to know what the heck is going on? Why does windows say that I only have 785Mhz when I have 2.8Ghz I have AMD Athlon II X4 630 (Quad-Core)Thanks for you replay and help.

Answer:My Computer displaying wrong CPU speed

Why 785mhz? When its idle cpu mult and reference clock are changed(down) u can disable cool n quite if u want to run cpu at full speed all the time.

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Not much of a problem but I don't know why my CPU icon in system info is different to what it should be. How do I sort this out?


Answer:Windows displaying wrong CPU label.

What would you like the Icon to look like? If you are unsure of the specs of your computer,
Download and run Speccy. This will give you all the information about your computer. If you need help, in Speccy, go to File/Publish Snapshot, copy the link and paste it in your next post. You may be mistaken of what your specs are.

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Hi,Have just purchased a new PC & I'm running XP on it, but have noticed a strange, and annoying problem with keyboard. Every time I type an @ symbol it displays a " and vice versa. Any idea what could be causing this & if there is a fix?Thanks in advance.

Answer:Keyboard displaying wrong characters

Assuming you have a standard 'qerty' boardIt has been set to USA configuration.Go to Control Panel/Keyboard and select UK configuration

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Ok....My (at) key is showing " instead of the at sign, and the key next to it is displaying £ instead of the tic tac toe sign, anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:Keys displaying wrong characters

This happens generally after a drink has been spilled on the keyboard. Just go buy another keyboard

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Hey all, recently installed Windows XP, and i have 2 Kingston 256 MB ddr ram, dual channel, and after installin and setting up XP, after right clicking My Computer, and properties, it is displaying 384 mb ram, where it should be closer to 512 mb ram.. will this affect anything, and if so, how can it be fixed. am running a GeForce 4 128 MB 4x video card atm also.

Answer:Windows XP displaying wrong amount of ram

Check your 2 Kingston 256 MB ddr ram. It looks like one of them is not 256Mb but a 128Mb. Try them one at a time to determine which is which.

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I have win XP pro. I have a 3.99 gig HD. wHEN i go to check how much space I have left on my comp, it says 342meg. But when I select all the folders in my C: and go to properties, it says that it is only a total of 1.91 gig. How come this is displaying the wrong information.

Answer:WINDOWS XP displaying wrong Info

It's probably using a sizeable junk for swap file etc.

Just a guess though

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I recently changed my favicon on my self-hosted blog. But the old favicon is still showing up as the shortcut on the desktop of my laptop computer after more than a week. The address bar and tab bar are displaying the correct favicon in IE7. I am certain the problem is associated with my laptop computer because my desktop computer, which never “saw” the old favicon, is displaying the correct favicon as a desktop shortcut. Both computers are Dell and have IE7. I have done the following in an effort to fix the problem:

Removed all links in my favorite’s folder and all shortcuts from my desktop, then performed the below four bulleted steps below.
Removed all traces of the old favicon from all folders on my computer, then performed the below four bulleted steps below.

• Cleared my cache manually through IE7 tools.
• Flushed dns with ipconfig.
• Ran CCleaner.
• Rebooted my computer

Made sure CCleaner emptied my Recycle Bin.
Made sure the site address was not protected in my CCleaner.
After the above bulleted steps I saved the links again in my favorites and as shortcut on my desktop.
Did the first step a second time, completed the four bulleted steps again, and waited 24 hours before I added them back to my favorites and my desktop.
Set automatic dns flush to every 4 hours.
Completed a search on my computer, including hidden files and folders, and the old favicon was not found.

Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Wrong Favicon Displaying

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Hi guys,

The guy I sit next to at work basically decided on building his own machine. He has bought a Jetway P4XFM Motherboard and this came with the PSU and a Pentium 4 Processor and Fan. He also bought DDR 333MHz. Now the Motherboard documentation stated it supports only PC133 SDRAM or DDR 266MHZ/DDR200MHz. Now I initially said I'm pretty sure this is not going to work but we tried it anyway just in case he got lukcy.

We put it all together and started it and the Monitor did not receive a signal from the Graphics Card. The CPU Fan is working as are the CD/DVD and Floppy drives. We have tried 3 different Graphics Cards to no avail.

Is this definatley a memory/motherboard mismatch scenario.?

I just want to double check beore my colleague goes out and buys another graphics card, memory or motherboard.

Answer:Video Card / Memory Issue

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I recently installed Civ 4 on my computer. When I try to play the game I get a message that says my computer is below recommened specs. The graphics setting were altered to accomodate this, however, you may experience performance issues. The game takes a long time to start up, which makes playing it near impossible. I have a Dell Dimension 8200. 1.8Ghz CPU, 256 RDRAM, Nvidia GeForce2 MX video card, 80 GB Hard drive 13GB Free Space. Do I need to upgrade both the RAM and the video card? If so would adding an extra 512MB RDRAM be enough? Any suggestions for a video card?


Answer:Memory/Video Card Question

This is what their site says:

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System:
Windows® 2000/XP
1.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
256 MB RAM (Windows 2000) / 512 MB RAM (Windows XP)

Hard Disk Space:
1.7 GB Free

CD-ROM Drive :
4X Speed

DirectX 9.0c-compatible 64 MB video card with Hardware T&L support ( GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better)

DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card

DirectX® version 9.0c (included) or higher

Recommended System Requirements

Operating System:
Windows® 2000/XP
1.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent

512 MB RAM

Hard Disk Space:
1.7 GB Free

CD-ROM Drive :
4X Speed

128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 8 support (pixel & vertex shaders)

DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card

DirectX® version 9.0c (included) or higher

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hi everyone.. i installed a couple more fans today to improve airflow in my case.. one intake from the front n exhaust in the back n another one inside to make sure air is circulated..

i also installed these things to cover the unused PCI and RAM slots so they dont get dusty.. n i had to remove my vid card for a minute to stick the cover on for the PCI below the AGP.. neway i turn the PC on n checked temps.. n i noticed my vid cards' memory chips are hotter than before.. usually my GPU n memory chip Temps are close.. like 1C degree apart.. 5 at the most when im playing games.. but even on idle i get this..

one thing that worries me is it gets as hot as my CPU... n it has never done that b4.. hottest it got was like 41C wit BF2.. n that was with 1 exhaust fan >_<

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I have a winfast leadtek a310 i beleive is based on the NVidia 5600fx chip. I have the option in my bios to enable to card to use system memory.

Will each increase in this number ... ie it is at 128Mb now.... be met with an increase in video card performance?

is there any limit to how much a set aside if I have lots of spare memory?

thanks. alex

Answer:Video Card Memory Question

if it can use system memory, then it's an integrated graphics chip (I've never seen a graphics card that can use system memory)

And in that case, it's not very powerful anyway. It'd probably hurt system performance if you let it use more than 64 or 128 megs. The limit is usually 256, as far as i know.

And if it's an integrated chip, then it's probably not based off any nVidia platform.
-=of course, all this is based on the assumption that it's an integrated graphics chip. so let me ask you to make sure, is it?

EDIT: After a quick google search, it seems that card is actually an expansion after all.... which confuses me since i've never seen an expansion card that can borrow system memory O_o.

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Yes I want to increase my FPS to run around 40-60, the game I play is WWIIONLINE. I currently run around 15-30 FPS and game is kind of jumpy. I really want to keep the price around $150-$200 if possible. I understand if we go over that budget range. Here is all the specs I can give you on my computer:

1. Motherboard - Don't know its a Dell Deminsion E520
2. Graphic interface -256MB PCI ExpressTM NVIDIA® GeForce® 7300LE TurboCache12
3. Memory -Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM (533MHz) I got 1GB
4. CPU -Intel P4 with HT at 3.0ghz with a 800 FSB
5. CPU Speed -look above!
6. Power Supply Make/Model -305 Watt DC Power Supply
7. Watt output/Amperage-not sure about this one!

Like I said its a Dell E520. I am not a "HARDCORE" gamer I just want a nice FPS rate. If can get around 40-60 Avg FPS that would be awesome! If you need anymore info just ask and I will try and get whatever you need! Thanks!

Answer:Want to increase FPS. What is best way? Video Card or More Memory?

Lots of memory, and a very good graphics card, with a power supply that can handle the graphics card. The more you spend, the better it will work... The more you read up on video graphics card, the less you will spend.

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I'm moving into the PCI Express fast lane with a new motherboard and now I'm trying to decide on a video card that is comparable to my current AGP card which is an Hightech Radeon X800 Pro with 256 MB of memory. I've narrowed down my choice to a SAPPHIRE 100116SR Radeon X800XL 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card - Retail or SAPPHIRE 100105SR Radeon X800XL 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card - Retail this only difference in them is the amount of memory and price. I have a budget of $400 for my card but I wanted to find out if there would be any benifit to have a card with 512 MB onboard? What do you all think, any ideas or suggestions sure would be great right now....

Answer:Video Card Memory Size

no benefit of 512mb; save the money and buy more onboard memory . The 256mb one has a crappy heatsink/fan combo though. Also look for an OEM package, saves you a few bucks by not including crap you'll never use.

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We have a GeForce 8400 video card with 512 MB DDR2 ram. Our PC's ram is DDR type.
I'm wondering if the two types of ram are in conflict or if the card is possibly defective. When we plugged it into the PCIe slot, nothing would appear on the monitor. I shut it down and restarted the PC with the cable hooked to the onboard monitor port while the 8400 card was still connected. We got no picture there either. When I unplugged the 8400 and restarted with the onboard port, everything was fine.

Is this a conflict with the 2 different types of RAM, or are the two types seperate entities?


Answer:Ddr2 Memory To Ddr Ram Video Card

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I have been having this problem while playing BF2 for a while. At first, BF2 would crash to desktop randomly and soon frequently without any error message. Then when I leanred that many people were starting to have the same problem, I figured there was an error in BF2 so I stopped playing for several months.

I just started playing again and within an hour, the game had crashed back to desktop. My friends assured me that it was that server that always did that so we joined anohter server. Right as I was blowing up a plane (I figure it's a memory dump error of some kind), everything stopped and the computer froze and went into a blue screen. That's the first time I've ever seen anything like this. In the past, the common error I would get was a repeated sound from the game until it crashed back to desktop.

I have 1 GB of RAM. I close all the programs before game launch. I have no viruses or spyware. I have tried an alternate driver for my vid card (ATI Radeon 9100 XT) - Omega and that never worked. I didn't always have the just sprang up all of a sudden (but not recently so I don't recall any changes nor did I when the problems first occured). My virtual memory should be correct since I use a program called Error Expert, which regulates it for me. At one point I tried running BF2 withour full screen to see if I could get an error message and the one I got was unusual to the other results I had seen on the internet. I have checked the tem... Read more

Answer:BF2 Problem or Video Card or Memory?

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When a Graphics card requires, say 900 MB, is that only a requirement just to start it up, or does that mean that it will consume 900 MB as it's being used. Basically, if you had only one GB, and this is the case, than would you have only 100 MB available?

Answer:Video Card Memory Requirement

Usually.what you see as far as graphics memory is concerned,
is how much memory it has built in and not how much system
memory it uses.
Dedicated graphics cards use their own onboard memory.
For instance...
This card has 512MB of built in video memory that it uses
for graphics.
It probably uses 50-100MB of hard drive space to install
drivers and software,but no where near 900MB of system
memory to run it.

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First off, I'm just going to go ahead and say that I know absolutely nothing about computers, so keep the fancy words to a minimum please? I know how to go on messenger, post in forums and play some games, none of the technical stuff.
My setup (not sure what it means, this is just written word-for-word from dxdiag):

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
Manufacturer: Dell
System Model: OptiPlex GX280
BIOS: Pheonix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A08
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page file: 1106MB used, 955MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Video card:
Name: ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series
Chip Type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x5B60)
DAC Type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Approx. Total Memory: 64.0MB

Let me know if you need more information.

Alright, onto my issue!

According to my friend, I have a half decent setup for what I use it for and that the cause of my lag issues in games is most likely due to the memory on my video card.
I'm just wondering if there's any way that I can increase the memory without spending any money.

If I absolutely have to spend money (buying online is NOT possible) then I would prefer the absolute cheapest possible route (I can drive to a store near me)
Main games played on this computer by various people in the house:
Counter Strike: Source

Answer:Increasing memory on video card?

If your PC is using on-board graphics (or in rare cases a discreet card) you can allocate additional system memory (in some cases) for the video card but I don't think that will solve your issue.

You can certainly replace the video card or add additional system memory to help improve game performance.

It's important to know what size power supply you're dealing with although lower end video cards don't require much power and you'd need to know if you PC requires a low-profile card.

Is it a slim case?

What's your budget for a video card upgrade?

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My computer's a gateway 700X P4 2Ghz with 256MB of RDRAM. My video card is a GeForce2 MX400. I bought it in January 2002.

I think it's worth keeping this computer for another couple of years if I can, as it works just fine for surfing the internet and word processing (its main use). I play some computer games though, and find that I usually have to set the video settings to low in order to get smooth flowing gameplay (like 800x600 and low texture and shadow settings). I'd really like to be able to up the resolution to at least 1068x768 if not higher and keep all the detail settings at high. Would replacing my video card help? Or should I focus on getting more memory first? I'd like to spend no more than $200 if possible.


Answer:replace video card or buy more memory?

lol. Looks like you need both, pal.

I would seriously suggest getting more RAM, first, though, as your system could desperately use it.

That video card is older than dirt, too. Processor is getting gray too.

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/Any of you movie guy/girls on here know how i can transfer my wedding video on my jvc vid camIt saved to the video tape but would rather it onto my memory card to transfer around.Any help would be most welcome. Mike

Answer:Video feed to memory card

What inputs/outputs have you got on your jvc vid cam.Model Number would help.

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I have a homemade system, and it refuses to boot. I can get as far as OS selection before it will freeze up. Everything will keep spinning, but it will stop responding to input and the timer will stop. Similar results running a memory test from an ubuntu disk. However, the flashing + signs will continue to blink, but all progress will stop and it won't take input. Even just snooping around bios, a minute or so in it will freeze up.
I realized that this happened after I changed my graphics card, so I switched it back and now can get to windows booting, before it restarts, but that might be an unrelated error. What I want to know is if there is any way to figure out if it's a bad graphics card or the psu isn't powerful enough. The new graphics card is an evga geforce 8800 gt and recommends a 400 watt psu, The psu is one that came with the antec sonata II case and is 450 watts.

Bonus: With the old card, which is a Radeon X1900GT from Crucial, I can get to the windows os selection. Normal boots basically just flash the loading bar before restarting. Safe boot gets to mup.sys, hangs, and restarts. I don't know if this is the same as the previous error, a hard drive error, or a memory error. At the same time, Whenever I insert both of my memory modules, the computer turns on, gets everything turned on, and then just hangs before output or post beeps. My D-bracket tells me it's hanging when detecting memory amounts. It works with just one in, and both past... Read more

Answer:video card or psu +memory problems

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gang I have a problematic MSI radeon 6570 card and thought it would be easy to find a utility to simply test the onboard 1gb of memory - have not had any luck so far.
Can someone point me to such a test utility?

this card replaced a nearly identical sapphire 5570 card which worked perfectly for 2 years or so. firmware wise they should have been the same but the new one causes BSOD's, Win7 "driver has stopped responding and has recovered", etc. I have stripped the registry of every video driver including the non-implicated Intel onboard video and reinstalled directx etc etc to try to remedy this. The behaviour will change, but the issue is never solved. not related to flashplayer, shockwave, particular video modes - the hang can occur anywhere at any time doing any thing or nothing at all. sometimes its stable for 30 minutes or so, then I come back to the office and it has rebooted from a BSOD. I can only guess that the card itself has defective memory and when the error is triggered it bails.

thanks for your help

Answer:How to test video card memory?

If I remember rightly Fumark is a well known video tester.
I haven't used it in years.

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