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Have an Intel DG31PR motherboard w 4 gb of memory installed. Want to install a GeForce GTX 260 video board to not only run games but to run SETI when not in use. Seti says I have to have 256MB of video memory available to run it on the GeForce BUT when I look at my video settings all I can get is 224MB. I HAVE updated the intel graphics drivers and have set BIOS to recognize the maximum amount of memory. No luck. Any help would be approeciated.

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  • plrehm Dec 31, 2008

    As am I. I'm running video now ONLY from the MOBO.

  • plrehm Dec 31, 2008

    The instructions from SETI are:

    1) Check whether your computer has a CUDA-capable GPU
    CUDA programs work on most newer NVIDIA GPUs. To find out if your GPU is compatible:


    • Identify the model name of your GPU. On Windows, right-click on your desktop, and select Properties / Settings / Advanced / Adapter. Note the Adapter Type and Memory Size.
    • Check NVIDIA's list of CUDA-enabled products. If your GPU is listed here and has at least 256MB of RAM, it's compatible.

  • plrehm Dec 31, 2008

    Duhhhhh!

  • plrehm Dec 31, 2008

    The light just went on

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I'm a little confused. The video settings you are talking about is the amount of system memory the ONBOARD Intel video chip can use. As you are intending fitting the GTX 260 that is irrelevant because the GeForce card has it's own memory on the video card itself and will no longer use system memory.

The question you need to answer is how much memory the GeForce GTX260 has. Most modern video cards have at least 256mb on them, so I can't see there being a problem.

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The video card is a joke, strictly for office use. Get a GTS 250 , it's an very upgraded form of 9600GT. 8800GT is far too old and weak for newer games.

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