2x 320MB 8800's= 256MB Dedicated Vid Memory?
I am setting up my SLI 8800gts's (EVGA 320mb). I was messing around with some stuff and i noticed that my Vista was only recognizing 256mb as dedicated video memory, even though both of my graphics cards have 320mb, so it should total around 640mb.
Is my computer using my video card memory as ram? I thought the purpose of shared memory was to use ram for the vid card, but it seems to be doing just the opposite in this case.
If that is indeed the case, does anybody know of a way to fix it?
Or, is the problem that 32-bit vista cannot handle 2 gigs of ram plus 640mb video memory? because that would make a whole lot more sense. In that case, I might be able to improve my video performance by removing half my ram, right? wow, that sounds absurd.
So, my question is, "is there a way to dedicate all of my video cards' memory to dedicated video memory?"
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