RIVA TNT 64 - 32 MB RAM in Bios 16 MB shown by Windows XP

By Mirek
Jan 10, 2006
  1. How it can be!
    First thing I see during boot is displayed text with name of card, card BIOS version and 32 MB RAM.
    After XP is loaded in graphic card properties I see only 16 MB!
    I wonder if anybody had such problem and what I can do to make Windows
    recognize full memory of graphic card?
    Card BIOS version is

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    This card may share some of your normal ram. Check that the pc's actual ram.
    That would mean it could be 16MB personal + 16MB shared from pc ram = 32

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Sorry. I have got to learn to read my own posts propperly before I post them. I meant check your ram and see if it's a strange number, different to what you should have.
  4. Mirek

    Mirek TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Tks for reply SCHUMIinSA!
    That's not the case, I mean sharing memory with PC RAM.
    Card memory should be shown in OS same as reported during boot.
    Unfortunately it's not. I think that resources of card memory are
    overlapping with some reserved range used by system.

    SCHUMIinSA TS Rookie Posts: 134

    I see. Well maybe you could just try to re-install the card like you must have done when you first got it.
  6. Mirek

    Mirek TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :grinthumb Sometimes simple advice is the best advice. Will try
    (but not today :zzz: )
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