Windows is lying to me?!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by t19880821, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. t19880821 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2008
    I have the 2.4ghz MBP, w/ the 256mb 8600m gt.
    Windows tells me it's a 512mb 8600m gt.
    But it's not..
  2. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    It's Turbocache (Hypermemory for ATi video cards).

    Don't worry about it. In the event that your video card runs out of system memory, it will resort to using system memory.

    However, unlike most integrated GPUs where system resources are statically assigned to it, this is dynamic, so that the video card won't use your system memory until it has to, meaning that when you start your computer, all 2 gigs of your memory is free to use by the OS.

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