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Computer and video card memory/ram

I just had a quick question about my computers memory and video cardmemory. I was wondering if the memory/ram on the video card has tomatch the memory/ram on the computer?

If you could please email me back with the answer at insan3pain@hotmail.com
-Gigbyte motherboard
-Intel Pentium D 930 running at 3Ghz.
- 2x 512 Mb DDR memory/ram Pc3200(200 Mhz).
- Current Video card Nvidia Geforce 5500FX 256mb

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Graphics card memory is independent of main system memory. Your graphics card has 256MB of memory dedicated to graphical tasks, such as playing videos, games and animations. Main system memory is seperate and is used for loading programs and applications.

New graphics cards will have even more memory, so to answer your question: no video memory on the graphics card does not have to match main system memory in the computer.

Possible times when main system ram is used by the graphics card is when the graphics hardware is integrated into the motherboard. Please click here to find out more about graphics video memory.

Hope this helps.

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