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Display Memory,Dedicated Memory,Shared Memory not consistant

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Help_Nick!, Apr 22, 2008.

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  1. Help_Nick!

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    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 8600M GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15151043&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 2028 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 237 MB
    Shared Memory: 1791 MB

    Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (62Hz)

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 4/22/2008, 14:37:30
    Machine name: NICK-PC
    Operating System: Windows Vista¬ô Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    System Model: G2S
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
    Memory: 4094MB RAM
    Page File: 1506MB used, 6857MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 64bit Unicode


    A person in my thread here: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5784544444&postId=59801079620&sid=1#24

    said:

    So I'm not sure where to start and I'm hoping someone here can point me into the right direction as to what it is I need to do to fix this problem I've been having with graphical Discrpencies in World of Warcraft, I haven't notice any in Call of Duty 4 =\
     
  2. crjdriver

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    So what is the problem?

    If you just mean the amount of memory on the card and total memory are not the same, that is a function of the os. It can make system memory available to be used as video memory on a dynamic basis.
     
  3. Help_Nick!

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    problem is I get graphical errors like these:

    http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/Anomie22/moarblacks.jpg
    http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/Anomie22/water.jpg
    http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/Anomie22/bug2.jpg

    Blacken pixels or transparent pixels and I suspected it was something to do with Vista and/or Direct X 10

    Then this guy pointed out how the memory on my card is inconsitent, I mean shouldn't It look like this:

    Memory:256 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 256 MB
    Shared Memory: 256 MB

    Instead of this:

    Display Memory: 2028 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 237 MB
    Shared Memory: 1791 MB

    since I have a 256mb card?

    his was a 512mb card and he said it was

    Memory:512mb
    Dedicated Memory: 512mb
    Shared Memory: 512mb

    across the board

    How can I tweak it using the OS to make it more balance?
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Do you have this card overclocked?
     
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