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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 17, 2011 11:56:16 PM

specs: amd phenom II 955 BE
ati hd 6770 1gb
8 gb ddr2 ram
windows 7 64 bit

I'm a huge gamer and when I use sites like "can I run it", like did today for Elder Scrolls Skyrim", it shows only 752.5mb of video ram for my ati 6770. I'm sure this is just a noob question, and I just don't understand how it works. I'm plugged into my video card and not using any onboard video. Does windows 7 use the other 247.5mb of video ram or why am I not getting the full 1gb of ram that my gpu has.....thx

November 18, 2011 1:00:53 AM

I don't know what is happening (possibly a card with some defective memory?), but Win7 is not using the unaccounted for RAM.
November 19, 2011 1:25:37 PM

have you installed latest driver.
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November 19, 2011 1:50:00 PM

Check GPUZ (free download) That should give you the correct memory and check in windows. I suspect that the software is just detecting your Ram incorrectly is all.

Mactronix :) 
November 28, 2011 11:17:35 PM

Best answer selected by stevie44.