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Graphics card confusion

By legoman600
Dec 20, 2008
  1. I bought an Nvidia geforce 7300gt AGP about a year ago. On the package it said that its memory was 512mb. After looking around i noticed that some places said that is was 256mb . Does anyone know whether or not there are different versions, whether there is a big difference between 512mb and 256mb and how can i find the spec on my computer.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    There may be different versions of the 7300GT... If the box said 512MB go with that. There should be no reason to doubt it
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    Down With Confusion....Well it's not quite that simple....

    Many of the older series of video cards, such as possibly some GT7300 cards, shared memory with the system. A card might claim it was a 512MB memory model, but actually only have 128MB onboard, then "steal" the rest from system memory. I don't know if the card you're describing is one of these.
     
  4. legoman600

    legoman600 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks anyway i can can only asume it 512mb
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,929   +167

    I thought there might be a program out there for this purpose. My Vista machine reports 512MB on my GeForce 8600 PCIe video card
     
  7. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

  8. WieldtheKey

    WieldtheKey TS Rookie Posts: 22

    I have a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 but it says it's out of date...
     
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