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How much, or little, Video RAM is really accessible ?

can wine/playon Linux use all RAM my grapic adapter have ?

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AndreK Wednesday 19 January 2011 at 23:09

While installing Call of Duty black ops, I got asked how much video ram I have - good question indeed, as I did not remembered how much the 8800GTX had, so I did
lspci -v
and got:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G80 [GeForce 8800 GTS] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Device 2252
     Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
     Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
     Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
     Memory at fa000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
     I/O ports at bc00 [size=128]
     [virtual] Expansion ROM at fe5e0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
     Capabilities: <access denied>
     Kernel driver in use: nvidia
     Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nouveau, nvidiafb

What ?? 256MB ? - it's just too little, I know it's over 512, I thing 768MB or more, but why does it seem like linux and wine will be unable to use it all ??:cry:
Quentin PÂRIS Thursday 20 January 2011 at 14:13
Quentin PÂRIS

Yo don't have a 8800 GTX but a 8800 GTS
AndreK Thursday 20 January 2011 at 15:21

yes, I see that - anyway, the nvidia driver, reports (correctly) 320MB, so today I got a GTX570 - and lspci reports a 128MB range, yet the driver says 1,2GB ... so I guess it's not important.