Is my card 512MB or 1GB?

By drew081886 ยท 8 replies
Jul 16, 2010
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  1. I have an nVidia Geforce 210 and the packaging said that the card was 512MB. I ran GPU-Z and it also says 512MB. However, CPU-Z and System Requirements Lab both say that I have 1GB. What's going on here? Which is correct?
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Hard to say what's going on but if the package says it's 512MB and GPU-Z says it's 512MB I'd think those are correct. Check the Nvidia control panel, I would expect that to be correct.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    As JMMD said, the nVidia control panel will tell you. Right click on an empty spot on the Desktop, click on NVIDIA control panel, at the top click on Help and then click on System Information.

    Another way to check for video RAM is go to Start > Run box > type dxdiag. When the report comes up, click on the Display tab.
  4. drew081886

    drew081886 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    nVidia control panel says 1GB also. The mystery deepens.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    If you bought a 512mb, and appear to have recieved a 1gb, there is no mystery, pretend nothing happened and move on :).
    It won't make much a difference either way, there won't really be any disadvantages for a 1gb card so its fine IMO.
  6. drew081886

    drew081886 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I specifically avoided the 1GB card because it was more expensive but I guess I just got lucky. Cool. Solved.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Yes, you are fortunate. I've heard of this kind of thing happening once in awhile, getting a better version than the box said. Good for you.
  8. ankycranky

    ankycranky TS Rookie

    Start > run dialog >type dxdiag > display tab will do the trick
  9. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

    Yea dxdiag should provide more proof. 1gb is better imo too, hell a 2gb is even better.

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