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Just uprgaded grahpics card, question abou vram

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December 28, 2011 5:28:30 PM

I just upgraded my graphics card to an HD 6950 2gb and when i do my dxdiag it says approx video memory is at 744mb, How do I change this to the 2gb setting or can I? I replaced this new graphics card with my build in one, dont know if that helps. Thank you.
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 5:36:21 PM

I don't think it matters. As long as your drivers are new and you are getting the performance in games this shouldn't matter.
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December 28, 2011 5:38:50 PM

I am playing BF3 and getting stuttering and I am not sure but I think its the video ram. Not sure what to do about this
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December 28, 2011 5:39:00 PM

Vram not used just sits idle.

It is only used if a program or game needs more ram or requires it.

Even crysis 2 might not use an entrie 2gb of ram.

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December 28, 2011 5:42:34 PM

BF3 does need more video ram and I thought buying a new graphics card would increase that..
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December 28, 2011 5:49:00 PM

are your drivers updated? is your cpu clocked above 3.3?
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December 28, 2011 5:50:43 PM

my drivers are all updated and I have no clue about the clocking, how do I find that out?
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a c 80 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 5:59:39 PM

download and install monitoring softwares like techpowerup's gpu-z, cpuid's cpu-z, hwmonitor and/or piriform's speccy. run them and see what happens.
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December 28, 2011 6:03:53 PM

GPU core clock is 250.0 MHz
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:04:25 PM

Windows 7:
Right-Click on desktop
Select -> Screen Resolution
Select-> Advanced Settings

Under Adapter Information-> Dedicated video memory
Write that for us :) 
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December 28, 2011 6:05:43 PM

2048MB
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:09:49 PM

So its 2GB Graphics card ;) 
Good for you. that's it.
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December 28, 2011 6:12:30 PM

So, why do you think I might be stuttering in the game then...? any suggestions?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:12:32 PM

Did you remove the old drivers or did you do a "clean" install of the new ones ?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:13:30 PM

What's the rest of your system ?
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December 28, 2011 6:14:09 PM

I did not remove the old ones, just installed the new graphics card and downloaded the drivers for it.
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a c 80 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:15:47 PM

try using driversweeper and do a clean re install.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:16:05 PM

wgrello said:
I did not remove the old ones, just installed the new graphics card and downloaded the drivers for it.

So remove all your VGA drivers, Reset the system, Install new drivers(just 6950 I mean) and reset again
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December 28, 2011 6:16:09 PM

system Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: p7-1154
BIOS: Ver: HIB_707.ROM vHIB7.07
Processor: AMD A6-3600 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5616MB RAM
Page File: 2768MB used, 8462MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
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December 28, 2011 6:16:44 PM

thank you guys I will try that out.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:17:59 PM

Also consider if there is an option for V_Sync in the game. it must be on
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a c 125 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:24:06 PM

Stuttering, or random slow downs? What are the in game options set to? Resolution? Also, is this happening online, offline, or both?

Could just be a CPU bottleneck.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:24:51 PM

And oc that slow cpu if possible !
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December 28, 2011 6:28:20 PM

Not happening offline or anything just in game and running on medium resolution, works find for like 3 minutes then starts to stutter.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:31:36 PM

I dont know if you could tell your system (perhaps into BIOS) to disable integrated GPU from your APU.
Maybe there is a conflict.
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December 28, 2011 6:33:14 PM

now thats another thing when i go into my bios theres like no options at all, if that makes any sense..
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:34:05 PM

300 W :pfff:  oh 700W ;) 
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a c 80 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:37:31 PM

wgrello said:
I did upgrade to 700watt

ah, nvm then. good call. :) 
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a c 125 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:38:22 PM

Could be throttling going on. Maybe heat related. It's weird it would work for 3 minutes fine and then start to act up randomly.

Try downloading HWMonitor and check your system temps.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:38:33 PM

wgrello said:
now thats another thing when i go into my bios theres like no options at all, if that makes any sense..

isn't any options into Catalyst Control/AMD Vision?
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December 28, 2011 6:41:00 PM

Quote:
isn't any options into Catalyst Control/AMD Vision?


Nope, it wont let me do a whole lot in Bios
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December 28, 2011 6:48:57 PM

wolfram23 said:
Could be throttling going on. Maybe heat related. It's weird it would work for 3 minutes fine and then start to act up randomly.

Try downloading HWMonitor and check your system temps.


What should the temp be? with game running it is at 104, 105oC
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:51:38 PM

Aaaaah, that's leathal !!!!
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:53:04 PM

Good call from Wolfram, it def is heat related.
Is the fan set on automatic ?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:55:19 PM

Temps shlould be no higher than 80 at max.

Do you notice increasing fan revs while playing or it stays at the same speed ?
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:56:52 PM

Temp is too high
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December 28, 2011 7:00:41 PM

temp does increase when playing
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 7:05:09 PM

Yeah, but does the fan speed also increase, sounds like not ?
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December 28, 2011 7:09:11 PM

I found it i think... I reponed the case.. one of the cords was blocking the graphic cards fans so that I guess would cause the overheating?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 7:21:34 PM

Ouch, yeah that will def not help cooling, a blocked fan.

You're very lucky you didn't kill that gpu :) 
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December 28, 2011 7:24:27 PM

whew great,

Sorry I am new about upgrading hardware and stuff and this was my first time total rookie mistake, but definitely will not happen again! thank you all for your help, I really appreciate the time you all took to help me out.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 7:27:05 PM

You can select wolfram23's Answer as the best Answer ;)  I guess...
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 7:27:29 PM

Anytime :D 

Stay cool mate !
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 7:28:23 PM

Quote:
You can select wolfram23's Answer as the best Answer ;)  I guess...



+1
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a c 125 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 9:53:29 PM

So it's all working fine now?

Here's hoping :) 
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