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    Question How To Check Graphics Board Memory

    Hi! I'm trying to figure out how much memory my graphics card has in an Acer Aspire ONE Netbook with an Intel GMA 945 Chipset Famliy. What do I punch in to terminal and where does it say how much?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: How To Check Graphics Board Memory

    Grapics chips unlike cards don't normally have dedicated memory and work with installed ram. You can check free memory with the following command.
    Code:
    free

    Edit: Intel 945G chipsets. The processor includes a 400 MHz 256-bit core, supporting up to 10.6GB/s memory bandwidth with DDR2-667 system RAM, up to 224MB max. video memory through DVMT scheme, 1.6GPixels/s and 1.6GTexels/s fill rate, a max. resolution of 2048x1536 for both analog and digital displays, 2 SDVO ports for flat-panels and/or TV-Out via ADD2 cards or media expansion cards.
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    Re: How To Check Graphics Board Memory

    How's this old command work for you?
    Code:
    grep -i memory /var/log/Xorg.0.log
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    Re: How To Check Graphics Board Memory

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    How's this old command work for you?
    Code:
    grep -i memory /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    I get no output but added some info above.
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    Re: How To Check Graphics Board Memory

    Yes, usually the onboard intel gma cards use around 250 to 512mb of system ram.

    In my case, I get this in dmesg
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    agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: detected gtt size: 524288K total, 262144K mappable

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    Re: How To Check Graphics Board Memory

    If you boot into BIOS, there is normally a setting where you can change how much RAM is set aside for video RAM. Try different settings to see if it makes a difference.
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