How to access all the ram on my graphics card

Hello,
I have a rodeon 6850 1gb oc and i am only getting 700mb how can i access it all thanks.
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  1. How do you know that you are only getting 700MB, does it say so under system properties?
  2. I too have a same query... my Card ATI 4850 has 512MB, but when i look into system it says 1720MBof virtual graphics RAM.


    How do i access the full !
  3. I have a rodeon 6850 1gb oc and i am only getting 700mb how can i access it all thanks.


    play BC3 with everything crank. let me know if you have enough ?


    I too have a same query... my Card ATI 4850 has 512MB, but when i look into system it says 1720MBof virtual graphics RAM.


    That's exactly what it is, virtual. your card doesn't have enough so it loads on to the HD using the allocated space provided.
  4. First off....What OS are you using?

    Second off...list your total system specifications.
  5. I suspect this is the memory that the system has reserved for video usage should it need it.The term reserved is a little wrong with Modern systems which is why the OS is important, under some it is actually reserved and under others its actually kind of marked but not used and is available to other tasks as long as its not needed for video work. It will take it back if it needs to but inst actually unavailable for other tasks.

    Mactronix :)
  6. With AMD cards you cannot see how much VRAM is being used.

    Like mactronix says, the OS can reserve or share memory with the GPU as needed, but that's not quite the same thing.
  7. why not get afterburner and play some games to see how much usage you are getting and see if it tops out at 700mb. my guess is it doesnt.
  8. What you all are seeing has nothing to do with how much VRAM your video card is using. You card will use all it has onboard if it needs it.
  9. hey my vram says 8012 mhz... is that enough?
  10. FlintIronStagg said:
    hey my vram says 8012 mhz... is that enough?



    Wow you have talking Vram :ouch: Actually i think in all probability its actually not enough.


    Mactronix :)
  11. Ok the OP hasn't even replied yet...LOL.

    Can anyone say, hijack this?
  12. mactronix said:
    Wow you have talking Vram :ouch: Actually i think in all probability its actually not enough.


    Mactronix :)

    my vram does the dishes
  13. FlintIronStagg said:
    why not get afterburner and play some games to see how much usage you are getting and see if it tops out at 700mb. my guess is it doesnt.


    As I said, with Radeon cards you can not see how much VRAM is being used. Afterburner, GPUZ, whatever else... you won't see the usage.
  14. hrm, didnt know that. I have nvidia. Ill have to check out my Dad's old 4890 next time im over there
  15. wolfram23 said:
    As I said, with Radeon cards you can not see how much VRAM is being used. Afterburner, GPUZ, whatever else... you won't see the usage.

    gpu-z 0.5.5 is showing it just fine for my hd5770 :D

    edit: but I always knew my card was spechul.
  16. FlintIronStagg said:
    hey my vram says 8012 mhz... is that enough?

    nope, it should be over 9000! :pt1cable:
  17. my ram created the flux capacitor
  18. Kari said:
    gpu-z 0.5.5 is showing it just fine for my hd5770 :D

    edit: but I always knew my card was spechul.


    You can see VRAM usage? Wow... what brand/model is your 5770? I was trying for a long time to find a way to view it with my 5850s and every thread I found said it can't be done.
  19. wolfram23 said:
    You can see VRAM usage? Wow... what brand/model is your 5770? I was trying for a long time to find a way to view it with my 5850s and every thread I found said it can't be done.

    asus eah5770 Cu Core, though it only says 'memory usage' but it has to be the vram since windows task manager isn't seeing it change and it depends on gpu load/usage..
  20. Have a look at this
    http://www.3dfxzone.it/files/download/emu_tnl/3danalyzer-v236.zip

    It uses your ram as graphics card ram

    But back to your point I know Turbocache and Hypermemory you use to get on some cards back then borrowed ram from the system memory
  21. gnomio said:
    Have a look at this
    http://www.3dfxzone.it/files/download/emu_tnl/3danalyzer-v236.zip

    It uses your ram as graphics card ram

    But back to your point I know Turbocache and Hypermemory you use to get on some cards back then borrowed ram from the system memory


    What is that? I don't want to run it without knowing and your description isn't making sense to me lol.
  22. Kari said:
    asus eah5770 Cu Core, though it only says 'memory usage' but it has to be the vram since windows task manager isn't seeing it change and it depends on gpu load/usage..
    http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/6573/5770vram.png


    Holy ******* *** balls. I can't believe it!!!! I updated to GPUZ 0.5.5 and I have a VRAM usage thing too! But the downside is it shows a lot less sensors, I'm missing VDDC Phase 1, 2, 3 temps, and current... but anyway. HOLY ***.

    Ok I'm going to see if this works....

    (Also, THANKS!!!)
  23. yeah, a site that auto DL's soemthing doesnt make me feel very safe. Luckily chrome let me know right away
  24. I'm seriously in awe. I can't believe this works. SO ******* COOL.

    Ok, so I started up BF3, the second level. I took this screenshot just before we hopped into the plane. It's a tad odd that it says 1818mb used considering I have 1gb cards, but my best guess right now is that it's counting 2gb as the total (even though we all know the usage is identical on each card). I'll have to add this to my GPU monitor if I can. So. Damn. Awesome!

  25. I found it on can you run it and it says i have 700mb dedicated when i have an AMD HD rodeon 6850 1Gb
  26. "Can you run it" isn't exactly the most reliable source of information.

    What you might want to do is run GPUZ 0.5.5 and whatever game you're playing now. Make sure that at the bottom, the box is checked to continue refreshing while it's in the background. Anyway play your game and check it after a while and see if you're using more than that.
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