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#1 Madforit

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

I have currently got 2 x HD 5450 in different computers, the main one I use is what i assume to be a 512mb version although when i check in dxdiag it says it has 1793mb and in AMD control centre in states that it has got 1791mb.

In my other computer no matter what i check with it states that it has got a 1gb memory.

I am thinking of swapping cards and was wondering whether the extra 512mb would make much difference and would be greatful if someone could explain to me what extra performance I could expect from having this extra memory.

I am guessing that the odd memory readouts are probably showing the card memory with shared memory added on,,although it would be nice if someone could explain this to me as well,,I only find it odd as my other computer doesn't seem to use shared memory and I haven't changed anything that I know of to tell this one to use shared memory either.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

I would need the exact card specifications and computer specifications to give you a answer to why its reading funny. As to noticing a performance increase, depends on what you use it for-if its just for movie watching and surfing the web, probably wont notice any difference, if your into graphics design or gaming, you may.

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