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Test shows less Video Ram then on graphics card;Can I run this game?

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November 12, 2011 12:28:11 PM

I’ll keep it as short as I can, DxDiag and the game test ‘Can You Run It!’ show that I only have 745mb Video ram when my card (listed below) should have 1gb at least I am pretty sure.
The big reason is on the Can You Run It! (tests if your build can handle a game) I need 1gb of Video ram to reach recommended settings when I am pretty sure I have it but it shows only 745mb, and that is the only thing shown keeping me from reaching recommended. The game I want to run by the way is Skyrim, apparently heavy on computers. I am not too computer savvy and this will be the first real game (hopefully) that I will play on it. The dxdiag information is below so maybe you can tell me if I can run the game. Thanks!

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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/12/2011, 03:42:23
Machine name: OWNER-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: XPS 8300
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/15/11 09:36:59 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8174MB RAM
Page File: 3018MB used, 13328MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68B8)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68B8&SUBSYS_25431002&REV_00
Display Memory: 745 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1010 MB
Shared Memory: 3831 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Dell ST2010
Monitor Model: DELL ST2010
Monitor Id: DELF019
Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (59.978Hz)
Output Type: HDMI
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1077 (English)
Driver Version: 8.850.0.0
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/30/2011 05:13:57, 795648 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2BF8-11CF-8777-4905BEC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x68B8
SubSys ID: 0x25431002
Revision ID: 0x0000
Driver Strong Name: oem78.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.1:ati2mtag_Evergreen:8.850.0.0:p ci\ven_1002&dev_68b8
Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C
November 12, 2011 12:49:28 PM

I think you've mixed it up with dedicated memory
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November 12, 2011 12:55:13 PM

Yea your dedicated memory shows a gig. Also at 1600x900 you'd be fine even if it wasn't. Recommended specs are probably 1920x108
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November 12, 2011 12:56:56 PM

You have 8gb system memory, so you're good there.

You have the i7 2600, so you're ver good there.

Your video card has 1gb of vram, the 57xx series doesn't come with less than 1gb. The only weakness I see is your video card. You will be able to run the game fairly well, but you might have to turn some of the graphical settings down a bit.
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November 12, 2011 1:08:03 PM

An i7-2600K processor and a HD5700 series card ; ain't that a pretty bad mismatch ??

I don't blame ya , but you should get a better videocard to realise the potential of that monster of a CPU you've got :D 
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November 12, 2011 8:02:16 PM

What not too insane graphics card should I purchase that will let me experience better game performance? Will my computer handle it fine? Is my computer, if I get a new card, a good gaming computer? Thanks also to the help that was already given! :) 
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November 13, 2011 9:33:44 AM

Just an update, I bought the game today and got it to run. I was amazed to find out I can play Skyrim on its highest settings without any lag.
Thank you very much for helping me convince myself to buy it for the PC, having a blast!
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November 13, 2011 9:34:20 AM

Best answer selected by Crazydude001.
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