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Thread: How to check the size of video card memory?

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    How to check the size of video card memory?

    if I don't know it, how do I check it?

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    Re: How to check the size of video card memory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Olnex View Post
    if I don't know it, how do I check it?
    HI and what is the model of the graphics card? Is it integrated graphics? If you use nvidia the you can use nvidia-settings. Sysinfo is also a good application for this.
    Last edited by overdrank; May 4th, 2008 at 02:18 AM.

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    Re: How to check the size of video card memory?

    A little tool that I like to use-
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install sysinfo
    It will show up in Applications>System Tools. Launch Sysinfo and it should tell you what you want to know.
    Why can't life have a sudo apt-get install -f command?
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    Re: How to check the size of video card memory?

    I tried sysinfo and it only told me the name of my graphics card not the vram. Any other way to see/change the vram or/and video driver while i'm at it?
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    Re: How to check the size of video card memory?

    run in terminal vmstat

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    Re: How to check the size of video card memory?

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyart View Post
    A little tool that I like to use-
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install sysinfo
    It will show up in Applications>System Tools. Launch Sysinfo and it should tell you what you want to know.
    Mmm i love me some sysinfo. Thanks Works like a charm.
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    Re: How to check the size of video card memory?

    or there is another command lspci -vv | less and search for your video card name

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    Re: How to check the size of video card memory?

    Hi,
    You could try installing hardinfo.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install hardinfo
    You could then run hardinfo by command, or look in your menu for "System Profiler and Benchmark".

    It shows my video card memory under pci devices.
    The bad news is it reports mine as a 256mb (shared memory) card, but actually mine is a 512mb pci-e MSI/Nvidia 8400GS. nvidia-settings shows my correct memory. I hope you can find your onboard card memory specs in there too.
    James
    Last edited by ankspo71; September 25th, 2009 at 01:13 PM.

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    Re: How to check the size of video card memory?

    Short answer, look up your cards model at the manufacturers website. You can find the display card using:
    Code:
    lshw -businfo | grep -i display

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    Re: How to check the size of video card memory?

    What about the dmidecode command?

    sudo dmidecode --type 10
    Last edited by antharr; September 25th, 2009 at 06:53 PM.

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