what is video card Dedicated Memory?

March 9, 2011 at 18:30:53
Specs: Windows XP
I have a GeForce 8500 GT PCI Express graphics card. It says it is 512 MB DDR2 memory. Isn't this the same as "dedicated" memory? Yoostar tech support tells me that they will not help me because I have 0 dedicated memory.

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#1
March 9, 2011 at 19:02:22
The term CARD is frequently mis-used.
If a hardware device is built into the mboard, it cannot be removed, and IT'S NOT A CARD !

If the video chipset is on an actual physical CARD that can be plugged into and unplugged from a mboard slot, it DOES have dedicated memory - video ram - on the card that is not shared with anything else.

When you're using a video chipset built into the mboard - onboard video - the video chipset shares part of the ram installed in the mboard - it's NOT dedicated memory.


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#2
March 9, 2011 at 22:51:27
It is a card that I bought and plugged into the motherboard. But the dxdiag program they told me to run does not show it as dedicated memory, just as display memory. Thanks for the information. Perhaps, I have not installed the card correctly.

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#3
March 10, 2011 at 06:45:24
"But the dxdiag program they told me to run does not show it as dedicated memory, just as display memory."

For an actual video card, that's the same thing


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