0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2015 8:22 PM by rflulling

    total available system memory bug


      The question: 22MB. Is this at any time normal to see, a small value on Total Available System Memory? Why would I not see accurate values? (see posted image 1)


      The Background: I installed this card to replace a Sapphire ATI HD4560. It was a nice card but with 512MB DDR3, it was time for a upgrade. This is a XFX ATI R7-260X with 2GB GDDR5. I figured this would be a great update, at the very least push my slightly older PCI-E bus to the max of it's abilities. First bug was the typical lag reported by so many new users. Turned out out it was something in Catalyst, because once the driver was installed I found I could easy remove catalyst leaving the driver intact and functional. The system performed great after that, no more lag. Games like Ghost Recon Online for sure saw a boost, no problem. At that point I never game the card another thought. Never suspected something was odd.


      Few days ago now, looking to see to see if there was a way to split my screen in windows without reinstalling catalyst. I noticed memory readings were strange.

      Just updated to the new Crimson Driver. No more Catalyst garbage. Seems pretty well integrated too. Finally. Good Job Dev team!
      But bug remains. No explanations given as to why there is so little Graphics memory on a 2GB card, without any active software than the OS itself.
      -Nope spoke to see Catalyst is still there, hidden. But at least it is behaving itself.


      Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD

      Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon R7 200 Series

      Device ID - 6658

      Vendor ID - 1002

      SubSystem ID - 7260

      SubSystem Vendor ID - 1682

      Revision ID - 00

      Bus Type - PCI Express 3.0

      Current Bus Settings - PCI Express 2.0 x16

      BIOS Version -

      BIOS Part Number - 113-BONAIRE_XTX_130323KL_D5_2G_2PIN_W82

      BIOS Date - 2014/10/13 02:19

      Memory Size - 2048 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Memory Clock - 1500 MHz

      Core Clock - 1100 MHz

      Total Memory Bandwidth - 96 GByte/s

      2D Driver File Path - /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}/0002


      Radeon Software Version - 15.12

      Radeon Software Edition - Crimson

      Radeon Settings Version - 2015.1204.1216.22046

      Driver Packaging Version - 15.30.1025.1001-151204a-296873C

      Provider - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

      2D Driver Version -

      Direct3D® Version -

      OpenGL® Version -

      OpenCL™ Version -

      AMD Mantle Version -

      AMD Mantle API Version - 98309

      AMD Audio Driver Version -


      Windows Version - 32 bit Windows 7 pro (Service Pack 1)

      System Memory - 8 GB

      CPU Type - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz



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      Message was edited by: Raymond Lulling Content added and updated 2015/12/22 @ 5:07AM CST.