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I only have 512mb of in my system and my geforce 7600gs is stealing some of my system ram and 256 onboard my video card should be plenty when i open 3dmark it says onboard memory on my card 256 and total texture memory 480+mb and i wanna not let it use my computers memmory because fear runs like crap and i want to have as much memmory to play fear rather than my card stealing it all + rep if problems somewhat solved!
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is your card turbo cache??
fear runs great on my rig and I also just have 512mb ram
what settings have you set the game at ??
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Your card is not stealing system memory. The 7600GS has 256 of its own memory, and the 'texture' memory is referring to your system memory, as FEAR will load the textures and stuff into system memory. You are in serious need of some new/more RAM...
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Originally Posted by michel84 View Post
is your card turbo cash??
fear runs great on my rig and I also just have 512mb ram
what settings have you set the game at ??
I think its called Turbo Cache. That's what I have.

As I recall, there is no way to turn it off.

Anyway, a ram upgrade would be good. Your ram is prob bottlenecking your card.

What are Fears minimum requirements?
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If he is talking about eh 7600GS in his specs, it does not have turbo cache.
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Streaming textures from your harddrive to your videocard is a very bad idea. There's no way to prevent textures being stored in memory. Sorry, you're SOL!

Get more memory.
     
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post #7 of 8
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Streaming textures from your harddrive to your videocard is a very bad idea. There's no way to prevent textures being stored in memory. Sorry, you're SOL!

Get more memory.
To illustatrate that, take a game like unreal tournament which in total has about 2.6 gb of textures. Now on every map the amount of textures you will need will at least be 128mb of quickly acessible data storage. Now the problem with sending this to the graphics card is the fact tthat most likey the graphics card would already be full with the stroage of 3d and 2d values that it is having to store so it would not be able to fit all of this however the ram can store far more and it is not often being utilized by other programs making it more effiecent and faster. So that is why you do not want tto load your textures into the GPU's ram .
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