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so, i guess its really working at 4 MB. Wow, gr8 underclock...
As this give the confirmation i guess this is the end
 

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OK throw your Riva TNT2 to me.I will recive it :p
Anyway I have no idea about this...........
I suggest why don't go to your PC maintain unit...............;)
PS.What SiSoft sandra version???
 

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I would said maybe it is a bug of Sisoft Sandra program............
Try another program to test it too not only Sisoft Sandra OK ;)
 

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Hey, here is a qucik question? Does your mother board have an onboard video card?? If so, that could be your problem.. make shure it is disabled in BIOS..
 

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nop, doesnt have onboard card
e jes wanted to make sure that the card is really running at 4 MB and the tests comprove that right?
 

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USE this!

1. DX control Panel
type dxdiag on the 'Run' window - this will show you the exact memory

OR

2. You have 3DMark? Look at the system properties

3. At the first boot of your PC, look at Riva's Bios. 32 Meg for shure :)

OR, get WinCPUID, this will tell you what card you have for this long :D
 
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could also be an error by ssandra.

do you have bleem? if so, try running a game and if you get lots of 'white' textures you're probably running 4 mb
 

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Originally posted by 404
USE this!

1. DX control Panel
type dxdiag on the 'Run' window - this will show you the exact memory

OR

2. You have 3DMark? Look at the system properties

3. At the first boot of your PC, look at Riva's Bios. 32 Meg for shure :)

OR, get WinCPUID, this will tell you what card you have for this long :D
nop, dxdiag gives the info on the card, it doesnt do any tests
i dont think its an error of sandra cause another program is giving me the same thing

plz, i just wnat to know 1 thing: if my sistem was working fine i should have 32 MB on video memory (the 2nd screenshot) instead of four w/ my 32 MB card right? plz tell me just that :)
 

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Note that it isn't a VESA one. Ok if memory serves VESA was a 2d standard. I think the 4mb referred here is the total amount of memory that is available for you in 2d displays. What's the max desktop size in 32 bit colour?
 

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er, but do u think its a harware program?
Its just that i already did everything i can remember and the computer is still slow! expecially emulators. so i guess its GOTTA be a graphic card problem...
 

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Originally posted by Neojag
er, but do u think its a harware program?
Its just that i already did everything i can remember and the computer is still slow! expecially emulators. so i guess its GOTTA be a graphic card problem...
If it is graphic card problem it should be point at driver...............
Try to update or use your CD driver..............
 

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Ok heres the math.

1280 by 1024 @ 32 bit colour

ie 1310720 pixels with 32 bits per each pixel

as there is 8 bits in a byte the total video memory required is:

1310720 * (32/8) = 5242880 bytes

Converting to Mb

5242880/(1024^2) = 5 Mb of video memory used.

ie in order to display your desktop 5Mb of Video memory is being used... More than the 4Mb Quoted. Having now checked it with both sandra and Bgm diagnostics both reported that you have 4mb available and you said that this has changed from previous checks from 32mb. I can only assume that this is indeed the cause. Now if I recall from either posts you have an agp card correct? AGP can use system memory if there is not enough available on the card. As your desktop is using 5Mb and assuming that the memory is faulty it must be accessing 1mb from you system memory at all times. This would cause a slight slowdown in general use. However if you tried to use a memory hungry application (say epsxe for eg) the video card would take a larger chunk of your system ram to display graphics etc... Thus there would be a lot less memory available for the actual application to use. Virtual memory would have to be used and so BINGO! We see a slowdown in graphics and memory hungry apps whilst the overall performance does not seem to decrease.

In a nutshell I now think that the memory is fried.
 
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