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BFG Geforce 8800GTS OC2 640MB PCI-E Video Card

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August 28, 2007 1:46:40 AM

I have the following video card.

BFG Geforce 8800GTS OC2 640MB PCI-E Video Card

When I run system information using a program called 3DMark it says I have 610mb of ram on the card. Is this normal?

August 28, 2007 9:00:52 AM

Hmm not sure, ill check my GTX tonight and see if it says anything other than 768 MB or RAM and let ya know.

Your 3DMark scores ok?
August 28, 2007 9:26:21 AM

On my G-card it said 256MB which is what I have. It could just be a error or something, but I'd follow up on that. You never know maybe some of your Vram may be bad. Run a 3Dmark05 and see what it says or some other program.
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August 28, 2007 1:16:12 PM

I think I'm running 3DMark06. It says I have 610mb of ram.
August 28, 2007 1:41:51 PM

fretman said:
I think I'm running 3DMark06. It says I have 610mb of ram.


You might have bad Vram then.
August 28, 2007 2:44:10 PM

Hmmm...I hope not. I'm not sure if I'll see a difference between 30mg of ram.
August 28, 2007 7:19:09 PM

Dear Charnondall, i hate to pirate this topic...but how did you OC your cpu to 3.2... I have the same cpu and ram with a striker extreme...i burned three pairs of ram and a motherboard (p5n32-e sli) trying to keep it stable at 3 ghz...
pm me if pirating this topic is bad...

as for the 640 mb ram issue it is bad vram.
August 28, 2007 9:59:31 PM

Charnondall said:
www.charnondall.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/768.JPG

Looks like it aint the program =/ Does Nvidia control panel system info say 610MB too?


3DMark06 is still saying 610. However, Nvidia control panel system is saying 640mb of dedicated video memory. But I'm not sure how Nvidia retrieves the information. Do they actually do a system scan of the video card or are they just taking an ID Tag information off the card?

August 28, 2007 10:47:10 PM

Hmmm thats wierd man, OCing the E6750 to 3.2 Ghz was the easiest Oc i have ever done. I could simply increase the FSB to 400 and boom had 3.2ghz.

One thing that i did noitce tho is that i had to increase my ram timings a little initially to keep it stable and my ram voltage to 1.9. also make sure ur motherboard isnt automatically OC'ing ur ram along with your CPU.
August 29, 2007 1:37:34 AM

fretman said:
3DMark06 is still saying 610. However, Nvidia control panel system is saying 640mb of dedicated video memory. But I'm not sure how Nvidia retrieves the information. Do they actually do a system scan of the video card or are they just taking an ID Tag information off the card?


Then you have to find a another program that will tell you your ram amount, one that does not read the ID tag. Try this program, Passmarks Burnin test 5.3.>> www.Passmark.com Don't forget to uncheck all that you're not testing, ie. DVD-R drive.
August 29, 2007 1:45:53 AM

Thanks...it'll have to wait though. The machine is packed up and headed back to the shop. Some additional problems came up. I think either the ram or mobo is going on me.
August 29, 2007 2:08:31 AM

fretman said:
Thanks...it'll have to wait though. The machine is packed up and headed back to the shop. Some additional problems came up. I think either the ram or mobo is going on me.


That might explain why....
August 29, 2007 2:40:26 AM

I'm thinking based on the research I did on the net that the shop set the PCI-E frequency too high. According to what I saw on the net a PCI-E frequency setting at 100 is good enough. Anything over 120 and you're tempting fate.

The shop set up my system with the PCI-E frequency at 146.
August 29, 2007 2:54:13 AM

fretman said:
I'm thinking based on the research I did on the net that the shop set the PCI-E frequency too high. According to what I saw on the net a PCI-E frequency setting at 100 is good enough. Anything over 120 and you're tempting fate.

The shop set up my system with the PCI-E frequency at 146.


I have heard of people having problems at 120, sata HDD not being seen by PC. Mines at 100 to be safe.
September 17, 2007 1:54:06 AM

Charnondall said:
www.charnondall.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/768.JPG

Looks like it aint the program =/ Does Nvidia control panel system info say 610MB too?


Are you running XP or Vista? I'm running Vista. The shop told me that the unaccounted 30MB of ram is due to running the AERO interface. However, I find that strange because the Total Local Video Memory should still say 640MB right?

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