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Hello everyone i'm a little worry about my graphic card. before I get into that I will tell you my system specs. I have intel dx58so mainboard, 6gb corsair xms ddr3 ram, intel i7 960 cpu, and ati hd 5970. I'm also using a coolmaster haf92 case. My OS is vista X64. Here is my issue when I type in dxdiag in (Start Search) and I look into display. I see in (approx total memory) 716mb graphic memory. The ati hd 5970 is a 2gb graphic card. Am I being stuipd or is there an issue.

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Take a look at this: forums.legitreviews.com/about29566.html – ngen Dec 21 '10 at 21:36

Its not related to the actual physical ram on the gpu, I have a 512mb 4870 and its read as 2296mb in dxdiag, you don't have to bother yourself if the performance is not hindered in anyway you can also download gpuz http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/ and check for the specs it might give you a more straight forward accurate reading.

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