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nVidia GeForce 640GT using 25% of system ram!

  1. #1


    Seattle, WA
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Professional

    nVidia GeForce 640GT using 25% of system ram!


    Hello,

    I have a 2GB GeForce 640GT video card. It has 2GB onboard and windows 8 is using an additional 2GB of ram for it. I don't do gaming or heavy rendering. Occasionally I use google earth and a few other 3d mapping apps. I don't see how any of these need 4GB of ram to do this. This 2GB of system memory is 25% of my entire system memory. This card, in an older PC used no system memory under Windows 7.

    How can I reclaim this ram? If I cannot, and add more ram will it take even more of that?

    nVidia says this is a windows issue and not a driver issue but I cannot find anywhere in windows to tune or change this.

    Please see the attached System Information from the nVidia control panel.

    Thanks!

    nVidia GeForce 640GT using 25% of system ram! Attached Files

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Seattle, WA
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    The word from MSI (card manufacturer) and nVidia is: This is all Windows' doing. That said this is memory the card *may* use but programs may also allocate from it. I guess its good.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

nVidia GeForce 640GT using 25% of system ram!
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