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Why my nvidia 9800 GT "Green" have only 128 mb of vram ???

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July 12, 2012 9:47:54 AM

Hello,
I recently bought a new video card i installed it and installed the latest drivers (304.79) it supposed to have 1024 mb of vram but windows say 128 mb dedicated video memory and Gpu-z reads the same 128 mb and it also give me a very low specs as the bandwidth is only 8.9 Gb/sec ! and texture fillrate is only 2.2 G BUT iam sure that the card have 1024 mb becuse when i press the power button the pc turns on and on the screen i see nvidia gf 9800 Gt ..........
1024 mb of ram and then the windows start
also notice that i installed the card and a new ram at the same time
My system:
Cpu Pentium Dual- Core CPU E5700 3.00 GHz (oc to 3.315GHz)
Installed Ram : 2*2 dual 4.00 GB (2.97 usable i think its also related becuse when i uninstall the video card the ram well be 3.47 usable) .
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OS : windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit

Please HELP me
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 10:29:07 AM

just reseat the card.
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a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 11:18:08 AM

J 300 said:

Installed Ram : 2*2 dual 4.00 GB (2.97 usable i think its also related becuse when i uninstall the video card the ram well be 3.47 usable) .
PUS 450 w
OS : windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit


Hello. Unfortunately 32bit windows support only up to 4GB total RAM. So if you have a 1GB GPU you will have 2,9GB for RAM etc etc.

Also, it might be driver related, so try to check if you got the latest drivers.
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a c 172 U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 2:27:16 PM

What brand and the specific model is this card as not all 9800gt are the same? I wouldn't be surprised if this card is defective but try it in another system.
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July 12, 2012 2:30:58 PM

nvidia geforce 9800GT 1024 vram ddr3 Green edition and Unfortunately i dont have another system
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a c 172 U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 2:37:23 PM

That didn't tell me what brand that it is and what model. I was asking if it was a Zotac, BFG, or some other green edition as not all are carbon copies of each other. There are differences is design that make them different from each other. Did it say "Turbo Cache" in any description when you bought the card?
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July 12, 2012 2:44:28 PM

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a c 172 U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 2:51:10 PM

I think that the card is damaged, this is a 256bit card and only one fourth of that is active. If it were fully active it would read 512mb if the 128mb per 64bit were correct which matches most green editions anyway. Take the card out and look for anything broken or missing. Beyond that if I were you I would try to get my money back asap.
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July 12, 2012 3:02:16 PM

but when i turn on the pc (before widows start) on the screen it says Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
the bios version ...etc
and 1024 mb of ram
so the card must be 1024 can they fake that ???
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July 12, 2012 3:09:05 PM

i too think it is because of the limitation of the 32-bit OS.
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a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2012 3:12:28 PM

I think it is reporting what the card is - not testing hardware and reporting what is found. It does sound like it is either driver problem or bad card.. Also GPU RAM is not part of the windows total RAM unless it was a GPU that uses on board Windows RAM. Have you removed all video drivers and installed nvidia ones? Also - have you disabled on board video?
-Bruce
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July 12, 2012 3:19:19 PM

i was using onboard video and yes i uninstalled it and selected pci-e in bios
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July 12, 2012 3:23:57 PM

and about the limitation my frind had gf 9400 Gt and he had 1024 in gpu-z despite hes 32 bit windows 7
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July 12, 2012 3:30:19 PM

the card is used but i didnt see any indicator of damage and i well try to pull out the card and put it back
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July 12, 2012 3:33:32 PM

Why don't you just keep it simple... Several people suggest there is a 32 BIT windows OS confliction, and it very well could be. To isolate this : Take out 1 stick of ram, boot it up and see. After windows detects the card as proper with the 1 GB, then add the other stick in. Windows should detect the 4 but only allot 3, and leave 1 GB for the card. (best case scenario)
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July 12, 2012 3:38:43 PM

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No it can't be.

The OS uses the system memory. The 1GB of video ram is not included in the 4GB 32bit OS Limit.



still it can't hurt and is simple to try
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July 12, 2012 3:53:36 PM

i tryed this already . i first installed the ram and it showed me 4.00 (3.47 useble)
then i installed the video card and my useble ram got down to 2.97 and 128 vram
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July 12, 2012 4:01:25 PM

J 300 said:
i tryed this already . i first installed the ram and it showed me 4.00 (3.47 useble)
then i installed the video card and my useble ram got down to 2.97 and 128 vram


ok but what he wanted you to try is to take some ram out and then install the GPU to see if it still reports 128MB of VRAM
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July 12, 2012 4:04:45 PM

Ok i well and 2 stiks bay the way
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July 12, 2012 4:35:48 PM

ok when i removed 1 stick of ram the first and second time that didnt change the proplem but what i notice that when 4gb ram installed in resoure monitor the hardware reserved was 1059 but when it was just 2gb installed only 32 was reserved (for the onboard video despite that its not in use)
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July 13, 2012 4:37:53 PM

hay guys , i have nvidia 9800 gt green but i dont know why my video card spec and performance is too low see gpu-z below can it be proplems with the bios configraion? i only get 76 points in FurMark .
also note that installed the video card and the ram at the same time and i heard that installing the ram and the video card can lead to such problems ....... .
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a c 200 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 5:21:45 PM

i would download the newest intel chipset drivers..just in case you dont have them all installed. the pci chipset run the video card.
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a c 200 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 5:25:31 PM

can you post your mb info here...sounds like there onboard video or a bios setting to reserve some ram for the video card. that why your main ram dropps by the same about as your video card.
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July 13, 2012 5:29:27 PM

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2716162,2,1238599 said:
You got a "warning" for bumping your last post on the same subject so you posted a new one?

i am sorry i dont understand why i got these """wornings""" i did nothing wrong i just need help as you see ....
so i cant ask questions now? or what .

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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 13, 2012 5:33:03 PM

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    July 13, 2012 5:34:10 PM

    asrock g41m-vs3 r2.0
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    a c 271 U Graphics card
    July 13, 2012 5:36:12 PM

    J 300 said:
    2716162,2,1238599 said:
    You got a "warning" for bumping your last post on the same subject so you posted a new one?

    i am sorry i dont understand why i got these """wornings""" i did nothing wrong
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    Read the rules that I provided a link to then. :pfff: 
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    January 5, 2014 5:34:25 AM

    Oh man! It is just the wrong driver. That is all it is. When I did a fresh windows install back when I had my 9800GTX+ GPUZ would read almost the same thing 64 bit mem bus ect, It just takes a older driver, I know the latest drivers work with the 9800GTX+, But the 9800GT is different (funny) my friend had a 9800GT before I gave him my 9800GTX+, And he had to use one of the older drivers it was version 195.62 ,

    But that's all it was, I hope you did not hurt anything taking your PC apart, I have no idea why someone would tell you to pull out your ram sticks, (That was crazy and had nothing to do with your GPU, Maybe he was messing with you) But I know this was long ago, But if you still have that pc? This is the driver that will do the job 195.62 http://www.oldapps.com/nvidia.php?old_nvidia=16?downloa... You would think the driver would have been the first thought hu?

    Why do I always answer old posts?
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