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HardInfo / 0.5.1
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HardInfo showing incorrect Graphics Card's memory?
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January 7, 2011 03:41:17 PM
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January 7, 2011 03:41:17 PM ionosphere
I have EVGA GT240 1 GB DDR3 and have proprietary driver activated on Ubuntu 10.10. HardInfo however, reports me that my graphics card got memory of 16MB, 256MB and 32MB respectively. Perhaps I should ask: what do these 3 Memory mean? Shouldn't I see something like 1 GB of memory or something along the line?

January 7, 2011 03:45:21 PM ionosphere
Screenshot: http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/807/screenshot2ep.png

January 9, 2011 02:03:13 PM Leandro Pereira
This is due to a faulty VGA BIOS incorrectly informing the amount of video RAM this card has. This is actually very common and unlikely to be fixed by vendors, as drivers correctly finds the amount of memory on those cards after the operating system has booted and just a few kilobytes of VRAM is needed to get past BIOS.

It is possible to obtain the real amount of memory on a graphic card, yes, but the methods are vendor- and (sometimes) device-specific. HardInfo is currently on hold as I work on other personal projects, but better graphics information is planned.

I'm closing this bug as there isn't anything to do right now. Thanks for the report.