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How to access all the ram on my graphics card

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October 31, 2011 3:07:54 AM

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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a c 1418 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 3:22:35 AM

How do you know that you are only getting 700MB, does it say so under system properties?
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October 31, 2011 10:31:21 AM

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 !
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a c 122 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 10:42:48 AM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 1:06:35 PM

First off....What OS are you using?

Second off...list your total system specifications.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 1:12:53 PM

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 :) 
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a c 124 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 1:32:30 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 1:35:13 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 1:54:34 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 3:01:32 PM

hey my vram says 8012 mhz... is that enough?
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a c 130 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 3:22:27 PM

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 :) 
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 3:24:42 PM

Ok the OP hasn't even replied yet...LOL.

Can anyone say, hijack this?
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 3:31:05 PM

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


Mactronix :) 

my vram does the dishes
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a c 124 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 5:38:39 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 5:45:42 PM

hrm, didnt know that. I have nvidia. Ill have to check out my Dad's old 4890 next time im over there
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a c 89 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 6:40:17 PM

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.
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a c 89 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 6:41:25 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
hey my vram says 8012 mhz... is that enough?

nope, it should be over 9000! :pt1cable: 
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a b U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 6:42:57 PM

my ram created the flux capacitor
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a c 124 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 9:36:02 PM

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.
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a c 89 U Graphics card
October 31, 2011 11:28:04 PM

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..


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a c 124 U Graphics card
November 1, 2011 4:25:30 AM

gnomio said:
Have a look at this
http://www.3dfxzone.it/files/download/emu_tnl/3danalyze...

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.
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a c 124 U Graphics card
November 1, 2011 4:27:14 AM

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!!!)
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a b U Graphics card
November 1, 2011 4:28:04 AM

yeah, a site that auto DL's soemthing doesnt make me feel very safe. Luckily chrome let me know right away
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a c 124 U Graphics card
November 1, 2011 4:58:14 AM

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!

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November 7, 2011 11:13:37 PM

I found it on can you run it and it says i have 700mb dedicated when i have an AMD HD rodeon 6850 1Gb
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a c 124 U Graphics card
November 8, 2011 12:34:49 AM

"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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