geforce 6800 displays 504mb on win7

July 4, 2011 at 07:06:21
Specs: windows7 ultimate, intel dual core e5200 @2.5ghz
geforce 6800 of 256mb in win xp displays 504mb on win7. Is this card now working as a 504mb graphic card?

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#1
July 4, 2011 at 07:29:41
Yes your geforce 6800 is ok, if 256mb of dedicated video memory depleted then part of system memory or RAM will be used.

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#2
July 4, 2011 at 07:58:50
i understand, my point is that in windows xp sp2 it displays 256mb, its a pci-e graphic card. I now installed it in my computer that uses windows7 ultimate the driver were automaticaly installed by the win7 os i ran dxdiag and it displayed 504mb as total memory with direct x 11. Is it that win7 has configured the card to work as a 512mb video card?

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#3
July 4, 2011 at 08:05:34
yes the 504MB is a total graphics memory to be shared with the ram. the dedicated memory is 256MB for ur geforce card only.
its simple really, if u click on an empty space on ur desktop then click personalize then display then advanced settings u will see what u wrote up there is a more detailed situation, u will also see dedicated graphics memory 256MB which belogs to ur graphics card

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#4
July 4, 2011 at 08:18:41
so i can play games like dragon age 2, assassins creed. Fiff 2011 and more. With the card? Can i also play games that require a 512mb video card with it?

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#5
July 4, 2011 at 08:19:02
"driver were automaticaly installed by the win7 os" The driever installed by win 7 are not good for game go to nvidia website and download driver for your v-card.
It used to be v-card feature called hyper-memory for ATi and Turbo-cache for nVidia.

It doesn't increase video card peformance(u will get the same frames per second as before). Those games can run at medium or low settings

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#6
July 4, 2011 at 09:26:35
win7 give a report that the best driver for my graphic card has already been installed. And why can't run those games on high setthngs?

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#7
July 4, 2011 at 09:36:25
pls why can't i play those games on maximum settings? Can it play demons forge?

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#8
July 4, 2011 at 09:57:12
Windows automatically loads generic drivers that give basically functionality. You need to go to the nvidia website & download the REAL drivers if you want the best performance out of your card. Drivers can only do so much though. They can NOT turn a card from 2004 into a 2011 gaming card.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/inde...

As for the memory issue, you have a 256MB card & as far as I know, it does NOT support Hypermemory. I suspect a glitch in the way Win7 is reporting the memory amount. Regradless, it wouldn't matter if your card was given 1GB memory, all the rest of the card specs would remain exactly the same - OLD! If you want to play newer graphics demanding games, you need to upgrade to a modern video card.


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#9
July 4, 2011 at 10:34:59
even if u downloaded the new drivers dont expect to max those games out, on an old GPU. if u were i would ditch the 6800 and get a gt440 or HD 5670. if u want to we can help u, if u post ur psu. I would say post ur motherboard model too, eventhough it supports pci-e but just for safety

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#10
July 4, 2011 at 12:44:48
i have a p4 psu of AC 220v 3.5A 50hz. I use a biostar mother board p4m890-m7 fe with fsb 1066mhz pci-ex16 and ex1 with an intel dual core e5200 @2.50ghz l2 cache 2mb.and 1gb ddr2 ram.

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#11
July 4, 2011 at 12:49:59
please help me.... God bless you.

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#12
July 4, 2011 at 13:10:17
"I suspect a glitch in the way Win7 is reporting the memory amount"
I don't think it is a glitch, see my 9600gt http://imageshack.us/photo/my-image...

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#13
July 4, 2011 at 14:40:39
I'm wondering if the "shared" is the amount mapped to the virtual address space (VAS)? Are these both Win7 64-bit systems?

EDIT: I just found the following about Vista so I'm fairly sure the same would apply to Win7:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/win...


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#14
July 4, 2011 at 23:19:36
please i am really having a hard time downloading the driver due to internet problem in my area, the driver files is 99.7mb but i can only do 7.1mb via fire fox. Please can u help me with downloading the drivers. U can send it 2 my mail it wil be easy 4 me dat way the version is 275.33 whql win7. Please i need help. My mail is Austino_chike@yahoo.com.

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#15
July 4, 2011 at 23:22:05
its a bit similar with how win7 displays mine.

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#16
July 4, 2011 at 23:27:24
am using win7 ultimate 32 bit. Pls am having a hard time downloading d drivers. 4 my 6800 can u pls help me? Pls send it 2 my mail Austino_chike@yahoo.com it would b easier 4 me dat way. Pls i need help. Thank you.

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#17
July 5, 2011 at 06:17:11
We can't help you download the file. Here's the link to the correct driver, the rest is up to you:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-w...

BTW, posting your email address in an open forum is an invitation for spammers.


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#18
July 5, 2011 at 07:25:21
oooops sorry! I neva knew that. I wil go and try again.. Bt lets say it stil deosnt work. How do i knw and get a good gaming card that is affordable so as to play those games the way it is mean to be played. It may nt b easy to find here in nigeria.

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#19
July 5, 2011 at 08:26:27
Hardware are expensive in Africa(i am from Tanzania) plus we are always behind. Finding a new card is going to be a challenge, look for Radeon hd 5670 or Geforce gt 240, or Radeon hd 4670 or hd 4650 or gt 220 with ddr3.

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#20
July 7, 2011 at 04:31:01
i got 1.7 gb(i gb original mem) of video mem cuz of this.

Intel Core 2 Duo E2180 @ 2.00 GHz

2 GB DDR2 DAM

XFX Radeon HD 4650

250 GB HDD


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#21
July 7, 2011 at 10:11:07
i had 2 go out 2 download d driver, store it on a cd. And installed it into my computer... Windows performance index did nt make any change. There is a lot more features also installed d driver is 99.7mb. I went to nvidia control panel and got confusied! How do i configure d drivers so as to maximize its 3d abilities. For gaming.

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#22
July 7, 2011 at 14:50:16
I think you're expecting way too much out of a video card that's over 7 yrs old.

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