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Video card size is 3GB but mobo only supports 2GB Vram. bad things gonna happen?

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March 16, 2014 2:00:04 PM

Ive recently bought an XFX radeon 7970 3GB Video card, But my Motherboard, the Asrock fm2A55 Pro+ Only supports 2Gb of GPU memory. is something bad going to happen?
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a c 259 U Graphics card
March 16, 2014 2:01:59 PM

? Where did you see that your MB only supports 2GB gfx cards?
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March 16, 2014 2:27:17 PM

In the Motherboard manual. It says 'max shared memory 2GB'
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a c 259 U Graphics card
March 16, 2014 2:30:11 PM

Lux Overclock said:
In the Motherboard manual. It says 'max shared memory 2GB'


That pertains to the on-die GPU of the APU (CPU) you may have. Not a discrete card. A discrete card uses its own VRAM.
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March 16, 2014 2:30:27 PM

Lux Overclock said:
In the Motherboard manual. It says 'max shared memory 2GB'


That has nothing to do with a dedicated video card. That limit is for shared ram with the gpu portion of an APU.
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March 16, 2014 2:53:54 PM

Oh. Thanks :) 
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a c 134 U Graphics card
March 16, 2014 2:56:26 PM

Clutchc got it a few seconds before me so I re-selected his post as best answer. Thanks though :) 
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March 17, 2014 1:02:08 PM

bignastyid said:
Clutchc got it a few seconds before me so I re-selected his post as best answer. Thanks though :) 


Un-necessary, but thank you.
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