Just uprgaded grahpics card, question abou vram

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.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. BF3 does need more video ram and I thought buying a new graphics card would increase that..
  5. are your drivers updated? is your cpu clocked above 3.3?
  6. my drivers are all updated and I have no clue about the clocking, how do I find that out?
  7. 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.
  8. GPU core clock is 250.0 MHz
  9. Windows 7:
    Right-Click on desktop
    Select -> Screen Resolution
    Select-> Advanced Settings

    Under Adapter Information-> Dedicated video memory
    Write that for us :)
  10. 2048MB
  11. So its 2GB Graphics card ;)
    Good for you. that's it.
  12. So, why do you think I might be stuttering in the game then...? any suggestions?
  13. Did you remove the old drivers or did you do a "clean" install of the new ones ?
  14. What's the rest of your system ?
  15. I did not remove the old ones, just installed the new graphics card and downloaded the drivers for it.
  16. try using driversweeper and do a clean re install.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. thank you guys I will try that out.
  20. Also consider if there is an option for V_Sync in the game. it must be on
  21. 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.
  22. And oc that slow cpu if possible !
  23. Not happening offline or anything just in game and running on medium resolution, works find for like 3 minutes then starts to stutter.
  24. i wonder if overclocking is even possible with his prebuilt pc.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c02995511&lc=en&product=5157024
    also his psu seems to be a 300w one if that's relevant.
    iirc radeon hd 6950 is a nearly 200~ w card.
  25. I dont know if you could tell your system (perhaps into BIOS) to disable integrated GPU from your APU.
    Maybe there is a conflict.
  26. now thats another thing when i go into my bios theres like no options at all, if that makes any sense..
  27. de5_Roy said:
    i wonder if overclocking is even possible with his prebuilt pc.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c02995511&lc=en&product=5157024
    also his psu seems to be a 300w one if that's relevant.
    iirc radeon hd 6950 is a nearly 200~ w card.


    I did upgrade to 700watt
  28. 300 W :pfff: oh 700W ;)
  29. wgrello said:
    I did upgrade to 700watt

    ah, nvm then. good call. :)
  30. 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.
  31. 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?
  32. Quote:
    isn't any options into Catalyst Control/AMD Vision?


    Nope, it wont let me do a whole lot in Bios
  33. 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
  34. Aaaaah, that's leathal !!!!
  35. Good call from Wolfram, it def is heat related.
    Is the fan set on automatic ?
  36. Temps shlould be no higher than 80 at max.

    Do you notice increasing fan revs while playing or it stays at the same speed ?
  37. Temp is too high
  38. temp does increase when playing
  39. Yeah, but does the fan speed also increase, sounds like not ?
  40. 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?
  41. Ouch, yeah that will def not help cooling, a blocked fan.

    You're very lucky you didn't kill that gpu :)
  42. 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.
  43. You can select wolfram23's Answer as the best Answer ;) I guess...
  44. Anytime :D

    Stay cool mate !
  45. Quote:
    You can select wolfram23's Answer as the best Answer ;) I guess...



    +1
  46. So it's all working fine now?

    Here's hoping :)
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