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recognizing video card memory

By jerryhill28 ·
I am working on a friend's dell computer and i tried to install a game and error popped up saying need video card with memory of at least 16 mb.My friend ordered a video card from dell that has 64mb of memory.I installed the card and it works as faras color but computer still won't recognize the memory.What could be the problem?

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by kiwimagic In reply to recognizing video card me ...

Check to see if this display card requires a driver, or 'inf' file, to function correctly.

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by TheChas In reply to recognizing video card me ...

If the new card uses the same video chipset as the old card, and all you did was physically swap cards, the system does not know that the new card has more video RAM.

From device manager, remove the video card.
Re-boot, and Windows should find the card and search for the correct driver.

One other idea, in BIOS settings, make sure that the AGP apperature is set to at least 2* the memory on the card.
And, that any on-board video is disabled.

Chas

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by yelhsa3840 In reply to recognizing video card me ...

in bios you can set the video memory or try going into display settings, properties of the video card and can play with it there too

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