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My XFX HD 5970 doesnt show correct video memory.

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 1:02:16 PM

I ran a "Canyourunit.com" test, and the result shows me that my 5970 only have 724,9 mv Video ram. The correct video is 3,7 gb.
Anyone know how to fix this?

Everything was allright until I formated my computer
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 1:17:42 PM

What does GPU-Z say?
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a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 1:58:39 PM

Memory amount for GPU 1 is showing at 1GB, looks fine to me.
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 2:12:58 PM

What i would suggest is, use multiple programs to detect and confirm the memory amount of your graphics card. If they all concur with GPU-Z, then i would suggest it is a problem with that website or possibly an isolated compatibility issue with your card or type of card with that site.

Are you getting any negative effects / experiences in gaming?
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 2:20:22 PM

Well, Crysis Warhead lagg's like hell.
What programs do you recommend?

Thank you for your help!
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 2:25:07 PM

Sry, I forgot to mention, everything on that site showed right information before I formated my computer. It always showed 3,7 gb. But after it only shows 724,9 mb.

Hope that helps!
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 2:38:16 PM

What are your full system specs, remember Crysis is demanding.

Try a full re-install of your drivers.
a c 79 U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 2:43:42 PM

Quote:
It always showed 3,7 gb. But after it only shows 724,9 mb.
if it did show 3,7gb as your gpu vram, then that was wrong as well, since the 5970 only has 1gb (times two)
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 3:47:08 PM

5970 got 2 gb Video ram

But the system also gives 1,7 gb from memory to the grapichcard.
So 3,7 gb on that test is correct.

My system:

Asus Rampage 3 Extreme
Intel core i7 930
XFX HD 5970 Black Edition
OCZ Vertex 2 60 GB
Western Digital Caviar Green 1 gb
Corsair HX1000w

I have allready tryed a full whipe of my drivers.
a c 125 U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 4:22:04 PM

Well first off "can you run it" is known to be wrong sometimes. I've heard people get passed on highest settings in games and wind up barely working at minimum.

Second, a 5970 2gb is 2gb total, but 1gb per core. All the memory is duplicated between the two cores so it's only 1gb available. Also, while I've never personally used that website, I've never heard of any program reporting "shared RAM" as GPU memory.

Did you install the 64 bit OS? Which OS is it, Win 7?
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 5:22:53 PM

wolfram23 said:
Well first off "can you run it" is known to be wrong sometimes. I've heard people get passed on highest settings in games and wind up barely working at minimum.

Second, a 5970 2gb is 2gb total, but 1gb per core. All the memory is duplicated between the two cores so it's only 1gb available. Also, while I've never personally used that website, I've never heard of any program reporting "shared RAM" as GPU memory.

Did you install the 64 bit OS? Which OS is it, Win 7?


It is the Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

But guys, test the site, I promise you all will get a higher value on you Video ram, than the card acctualy says.
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