Found 10th Jan 2010
I bought one of these cards and even though the box states 512mb ddr3 my xp system is reporting 1024mb under graphics propertiesadaptor, what gives?

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Looks like you got a bargain,

a misreport is common. my computer thinks my card has 2gb and they don't make a 2gb version.

It might have the turbocache feature, which means it's borrowing half a gig of your system memory. Is your system reporting less memory than usual?

EndlessWaves;7501638

It might have the turbocache feature, which means it's borrowing half a … It might have the turbocache feature, which means it's borrowing half a gig of your system memory. Is your system reporting less memory than usual?



Yeah, it will be Hypermemory. My laptop has a 256mb dedicated but it shows as a 512 as it borrows from system RAM.

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MBeeching;7501696

Yeah, it will be Hypermemory. My laptop has a 256mb dedicated but it … Yeah, it will be Hypermemory. My laptop has a 256mb dedicated but it shows as a 512 as it borrows from system RAM.



nope it isn't using system memory,I checked that still showing 2gb not 1.5gb.

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alternate;7501144

a misreport is common. my computer thinks my card has 2gb and they don't … a misreport is common. my computer thinks my card has 2gb and they don't make a 2gb version.



guess it could be this, thaks for the help guys. I've put a tech request in with gigabyte to see what they come up with. I was hoping they soldered two 512mb chips on instead of two 256mb's!

ramtec;7503663

nope it isn't using system memory,I checked that still showing 2gb not … nope it isn't using system memory,I checked that still showing 2gb not 1.5gb.



It will be hypermemory. My system RAM still shows up as 2gb even though it could be borrowed.

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MBeeching;7503811

It will be hypermemory. My system RAM still shows up as 2gb even though … It will be hypermemory. My system RAM still shows up as 2gb even though it could be borrowed.



It won't be borrowing ram as my abit ip-95 matx board doesn't support it. It doesn't have onboard video at all, but thanks for your input

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dcx_badass;7504503

Use GPU-Z to check.



yep that's quoting 512mb. Thing is it's also saying GDDR3 memory which is a bonus as I thought the card was DDR3 only
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