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Does the commit charge include gpu video ram?

it looks like Windows adds my used gpu dedicated ram to the commit charge, but is that normal? It does not feel right, because programs start to crash after its limit has been reached, although my ...
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Dedicated Video Memory set to Not Available in a dual boot Windows

I can see the dedicated video memory for on my first OS to be 128 MB but my second OS that I dual booted shows "n/a". If it is a CPU related setting, is it possible that I do have 128 MB of VRAM in ...
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How do I increase VRAM in a dual boot Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have a dual boot of Windows 7 with another Windows 7. I have tried altering the VRAM of my first OS from the BIOS menu and it worked great. But when I checked the VRAM of my second OS, it show “NA”. ...
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Why isn't VRAM upgradable?

With the incessant arrival of new graphics cards, every one of them more powerful than before, I asked myself a simple question: why isn't VRAM as upgradable as system RAM? More specifically, what ...
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How to use more GPU Memory?

I am working on an art project using Unity 2018.2 which will be run on a special setup of M6000 NVidia Quadro cards, each having 12GB of VRAM. My test computer has 2x NVidia 1070 Ti cards each with ...
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How much RAM does the Aero theme use?

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and need to free up some RAM and video RAM for some graphics intensive software. How much RAM will I free up by disabling the Aero theme?
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Hardware Issue: GPU Artefacts on screen

After last time I cleaned my GPU (R9 290) and putted a heatsink on it started experiencing artefacts. Here are test results: UEFI BIOS - Works fine. Linux - Crazy artefacts all over screen. Windows ...
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Computer stops outputting video signal when there is no RAM

My computer stopped outputting video signal via VGA for the BIOS framebuffer after removing DIMM memory modules, and that sounded to be little bit strange because the CPU can directly read the BIOS ...
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Possible recover/grab information stored on VRAM

How can I recover information stored on VRAM, or is all information cleaned once the computer is reset? I was hoping to grab some textures and just generally interested in what, if any, data lurks on ...
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The memory section in the graphics tab in CPU-Z is grayed out

I wanted to figure out how much VRAM my system had but I was unable to because in CPU-Z, the Memory section in the Graphics tab is grayed out. I don't exactly know why but if anyone can tell me ...
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How much GPU RAM should I have for a 4K display?

My Hackintosh is connected to a 4K display. I recently installed a GTX1050 with 2GB of VRAM. But iStat Menus shows me that the GPU RAM is being constantly maxed out. (This is not for gaming; just ...
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How to overcome VirtualBox 256MB limit of video memory

My host machine has a 2GB graphic card (GeForce GT740M) but VirtualBox allows me to use just 256MB of memory. Because I would use CAD applications on Win7 (Guest) I would like to have more memory to ...
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From which memory do CPUs actually read data?

In accordance with my own understanding, for data to be processed by CPU, it should be placed in RAM, in the meantime CPUs themselves have cache memory, that is also used to access data. It's a pretty ...
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Can I upgrade my vRAM on HP Elitebook?

I have HP Elitebook 8770w, i7 and Quadro k3000m with 2 GB of vRAM. Can I Uprgade it to 4 GB or more? 2GB of vRam is actually enough to run basic programs, but when I run more of them at the s
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How to check amount of VRAM in Windows 98?

I'm running a Virtual Machine in VMWare Player with Windows 10 as the host and Windows 98 SE as the guest. I'm trying to give the virtual machine more VRAM and have added svga.vramSize = "16777216"to ...
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How to detect the ammount of dedicated video RAM (on Dell)

Is it possible to increase dedicated video RAM on Dell Optiplex 990? I have 1696 available graphics memory, but I can't seem to change anything related to the dedicated video RAM anywhere even in the ...
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Will thermal pads impede passive cooling (in this situation)?

For a video card with the situation below - where the VRM's and VRAM have considerable space between themselves and the heat sink - will thermal pads (on these components) actually make these ...
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How do I edit the VRAM in VMWare Workstation 12? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 98 Virtual Machine that I want to increase the amount of VRAM in it. The problem is, whenever I edit the .vmx file it never notices the changes and will never let me go above 4MB ...
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Do multiple open tabs in a browser consume VRAM even if they are not currently displayed?

I often have many tabs open in my Firefox browser, and it crashes often. I have the maximum RAM that my system practically permits. I've read a comment that having many tabs open will increase the ...
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How Much VRAM do I need for normal computing and games?

How Much VRAM do I need for normal computing and games? I have a GeForce gt 610 and the games I'm playing well let just I have to play them on low settings i.e. Armored Warfare. I'm not looking to ...
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Disable “Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?” warning

This anoyying popp keeps coming, and I am not running out of gpu memory. I have a 970, and even at 2.8gigs/(3.5 or 4) it keeps popping up. It minimizes my game I am playing. I often play boarderless ...
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GPU VRAM bandwidth importance for neural net training

my Question in short is: Is the VRAM bandwidth of a GPU really the bottleneck regarding Deep Neural Networks? Longer Version: A guy named Tim Dettmers wrote in his blog, that all the relevant ...
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Relation between system RAM capacity and VRAM capacity?

There are some months ago, I saw on a forum (sorry, I do not have the URL!) that we need to respect a ratio of 4:1 between the capacity of the system RAM and VRAM. For example, having 16 GB of system ...
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Display driver stopped responding and was recovered

Yes, that famous popup... I tried a lot of things, nothing helped. In the end I figured out that it was a problem with my vram, for some reason if it goes above 2gb vram it stops responding(Prob when ...
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VRAM in workstation 11 only 64MB

I have a host computer which is Windows 8.1 and contains a 3GB nVidia graphics card. Inside of VMware I am running Windows 7. I have installed VMware tools, but the dedicated video memory is showing ...
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ASUS GPU Tweak II tells me my used VRAM is a negative number

ASUS GPU Tweak II tells me my used VRAM is a negative number. Is there a way to fix this?
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Is my recently acquired GPU broken?

A little more than a week ago, I acquired an ASUS Strix GTX970 4GB OC. I've been noticing alot of sporadic stuttering whilst playing games and I'm kind of puzzled to what it could be. Very frustrating....
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How to determine which piece of hardware is at fault?

I'm trying to determine which piece of hardware is causing my ASUS Q550LF laptop to fail. I don't want to open the laptop, because it's still under the manufacturer's warranty, and might attempt to ...
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Trying to understand Photoshop CC 2015 GPU system requirements for “Perspective Warp”

I am considering upgrading to Photoshop CC and I am amazed by the brand new perspective warp tool. However, I have concerns about it. On the Adobe site I have seen that the minimum requirement for 16 ...
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Windows 8.1 DirectDraw and compatibility with older games

I’m trying to run an old game (Nascar Heat 2002) on my Windows 8.1 laptop. The problem I am having is that the game crashes before startup, and in the logs it reports that no video ram is available. ...
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What impact do system components (VRAM/RAM, GPU, etc.) have on gaming performance?

I get that RAM in general is just another form of memory (a sequence of bytes) to store some information. So to be more precise, I assume at the hardware level at least, VRAM and RAM are the same. It'...
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GPU - what is the benefit of additional shader cores and VRAM?

I am about to get a new laptop. I am going to use the laptop for video editing/encoding, on-the-fly screen recording of internet videos (so I don't want the video playback to be jerky while it's ...
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Dual Booted Macbook Pro Retina - inconsistent GPU VRAM on both OS's

I purchased a MacBook Pro Retina 15.4" recently and I dual-booted it with Windows 8. On the Mac OS it says I have 1 GB of VRAM for the NVidia 650m (which it should report), but under Windows there's ...
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32 bit windows max ram with discrete graphics card

I understand that if I have an integrated graphics and 4 gb of ram, windows 7 needs to address some of it o the integrated ones. However how come if I have a discrete graphics card with 1 gb of vram, ...
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Does a larger laptop screen size reduce graphics performance?

For example, does a laptop with a 17" screen have lesser graphics performance than the same graphics card in a laptop with a 15.6" screen? The common sense answer would be "yes", but in the computer ...
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Amount of VRAM in use?

When you go to the task manager, you can see how much RAM you're using. Is there any way to find out how much VRAM you are using? W7 64 bit here. ATI Radeon HD 4890 card EDIT: GPU-Z and HWiNFO don'...