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Gpuz showing 0mb with my gtx680 4gb?

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July 3, 2012 12:33:46 PM

I recently installed my new gtx 680 4gb from palit. Installed the latest driver and restarted the pc.

I noticed that gpu z is showing 0mb? on memory size.



i wonder what is else wrong? :( 

by the way the gpu is installed on my rampage 3 extreme and its pcie 2.0 does it has something to do with it?
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 12:48:24 PM

Check Windows "Performance Information and Tools" and click on the "view and print detailed performance..."


It's GPU-Z...
July 3, 2012 1:15:31 PM

hi here is the screenshot



total available graphics memory 9979? 9gb? why is it that its 9gb?

i have 12gb of ram btw
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July 3, 2012 1:18:32 PM

With 3GB or more, programs just get screwed up reading it. Same thing happens on my 3GB 7970. It doesn't mean anything other than programs aren't really designed to read vram correctly in such large amounts.

Windows is adding the graphics + system shared memory to get the "total memory". It's also an ignorable number.
July 3, 2012 1:26:55 PM

so it means 5gb of ram were used as vram? so now i only have 7gb? since the 5gb is used as vram?
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 1:37:53 PM

clarizza said:
hi here is the screenshot

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6746/scrk.jpg

total available graphics memory 9979? 9gb? why is it that its 9gb?

i have 12gb of ram btw


No, it says 4096mb of "dedicated graphics memory" which is the VRAM on the GPU. The remaining is shared system memory.

Mine:



Nothing wrong, GPU-Z is bugged and doesn't read right.
July 3, 2012 1:45:36 PM

is it alright to share that large amount of ram for your shared vram? i mean is automatically set? cause this will reduce the # of ram right? or im just confusing myself and just ignore it?
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 1:53:55 PM

clarizza said:
is it alright to share that large amount of ram for your shared vram? i mean is automatically set? cause this will reduce the # of ram right? or im just confusing myself and just ignore it?


Ignore it. Its SHARED ram. Its still available for your system to use. Windows just automatically shares a set percentage of the installed memory to support the GPU. It only gets used if it needs it
July 3, 2012 1:55:26 PM

great :D  you guys rock ;)  hope gpuz have an update :D 
a b U Graphics card
July 3, 2012 1:58:49 PM

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or im just confusing myself and just ignore it?


This... you're putting yourself through undue hardship by fretting over it. Don't... trust me, it's fine. You'll never touch that shared system memory since the 680 has plenty of VRAM. The shared memory just addressed in case you ever needed it (which you won't).
July 3, 2012 10:41:05 PM

And you didn't even ask why it was reporting PciE 2.0 x16 @ x161.1 speed....lol. That's normal too...just power-saving.
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