XFX 8500GT query.please help. Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: May 20, 2008 8:17 PM in Graphics & Displays Share revolt May 17, 2008 10:45:01 AM greetings friends!! well as i was surfing trough the net. i stumbled upon this forum.i have also seen some other pc forums but i think this is the best. btw i have two small problems. **********PROBLEM 1****************************** well i have a 512mb ddr2 xfx 8500gt card.(i am a casual gamer likes to game at resolution upto 1024x768 or 800x600 not more than that.) and i know this card is not that good. (actually i wanted an 256mb ddr3 8600gt.but ended up in this.well thats another story.) here is the link to my card please observe the details there. http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail... now another sad thing i did was that i bought a turbocache model. now on that link it says memory:512mb (supports turbocache upto 512mb) 1.>>now what does that mean.?? (i have seen 256mb supporting upto 512 mb type models but not like the above) (on my card's carton ' with turbocache technology 'is also mentioned) 2.how can i find out if the card is using turbocache (or shared memory) or not.from the system. ************PROBLEM 2******************************* CHECK THIS LINK ALSO. WELL THE PICTURE OF THE GFX CARD THERE DOES NOT MATCHES WITH THAT OF MINE. BUT THE MODEL NO. DOES!! http://www.mwave.com.au/newAU/mwaveAU/productdetail.asp... BTW THERE ON THE LEFT HAND SPECIFICATIONS LIST IT SAYS MULTI GPU SUPPORT: SLI. NOW LOOK AT THE BOTTOM SPECIFICATIONS IT SAYS IT DOES NOT SUPPORT SLI. NOW WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? hope you will help me to clear my queries. please do reply. thanks. More about : xfx 8500gt query revolt May 17, 2008 3:55:10 PM well isnt there anyone who could help me. jp1981 May 17, 2008 3:55:56 PM To problem 1 right click on you desktop - properties - settings - advanced - adapter. There is should mention your gpu vram and if applicable the shared memory. Related resources Overclocking a GeForce XFX 8500Gt - Forum Buoght a graphics card xfx geforce 8500gt (512mb) PROBLEM! - Forum 8500gt upgrade 300w - Forum GeForce 8500GT overclocking - Forum 8500gt past a windows experience score of 4.8? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer revolt May 18, 2008 11:25:38 AM well thanks for replying.but i did that and it dosent mention anything about the shared memory.only 512mb. Mousemonkey a c 248 U Graphics card May 18, 2008 11:45:03 AM revolt said:well thanks for replying.but i did that and it dosent mention anything about the shared memory.only 512mb. Give GPU-Z a try. http://downloads.guru3d.com/downloadget.php?id=1912&file=6&evp=13f2d8e199c964b3e6fbf2d5e31150d0 revolt May 20, 2008 9:28:56 AM romulus47plus1 May 20, 2008 10:20:48 AM yep u got it. Mousemonkey a c 248 U Graphics card May 20, 2008 11:53:54 AM revolt said:]http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.1125093b23.jpg According to that your card has 512mb onboard and does not share system RAM, unlike mine. And I wouldn't bother SLI'ing that card if I were you as it really isn't a gaming card. radnor May 20, 2008 1:38:51 PM Mousemonkey said:According to that your card has 512mb onboard and does not share system RAM, unlike mine. And I wouldn't bother SLI'ing that card if I were you as it really isn't a gaming card. True that. That is not a gaming card. And TurboCached SLI ? God, that doesnt sound right. And wouldnt work because of memory........your GPU makes my head hurt. Turbo Cache means you have some "native" ram, but the rest he fetches to the PC RAM. Up to 512 mb total. About the SLI thingy, well, you got my opinion and more posters opinion. revolt May 20, 2008 8:04:34 PM thanks for the reply guys.well i havent asked anything for the sli.and mine is not slied. Mousemonkey a c 248 U Graphics card May 20, 2008 8:07:38 PM revolt said:BTW THERE ON THE LEFT HAND SPECIFICATIONS LIST IT SAYS MULTI GPU SUPPORT: SLI. NOW LOOK AT THE BOTTOM SPECIFICATIONS IT SAYS IT DOES NOT SUPPORT SLI. NOW WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? hope you will help me to clear my queries. please do reply. thanks. revolt May 20, 2008 8:17:50 PM Mousemonkey said: Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhich card to replace a malfunctioning 8500GT ? Forum8500GT 512 or 8600GT 256 Forumrig running e7200, dg31pr, 3gb ram and 8500gt randomly crashing! ForumXpertvision 8500GT Sonic (or other 8500) Overclocks ForumIs the 8500GT or the 7900GS better ForumXFX Radeon Hd 5670 htpc 1080p watching streaming tv ForumXfx ati radeon hd 5750 compatibility in dell dimension 8400 ForumXFX GeForce 8500 GT 512MB Forum4870 xfx versus 5750 ForumGo with XFX Radeon HD 4650 or ASUS GeForce 9600GSO V2 ForumEVGA FTW or Gigabyte GTX 670? 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