Windows – how to determine how much VRAM is in the system

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I just bought a Samsung Series 7 laptop but I have no idea how much VRAM the graphics card has. This is an NVIDIA OPTIMUS card. I am using Windows 7 and will upgrade to 8 within the hour.

I switched from Mac to PC. So its not familiar to me. I am sorry that you guys know where to look and think this question is very trivial. Someone is selling me his laptop and claims it has 1GB VRAM. The stock # says it should have 512MB and I wanted to verify these details.

Best Answer

Since you have an Nvidia card, you should be able to get that information from the Nvidia control panel.

  1. Right-click on the desktop and choose NVIDIA Control Panel to bring it up (or go into the start menu).
  2. Go to the Help -> System Information menu.
  3. Look at the Dedicated video memory in the Display tab under the Details list.

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Alternatively if for whatever reason you don't have that available to you, you can look at the system information to get the numbers.

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog and enter: msinfo32.
  2. Then view the System Summary -> Components -> Display view and look for the Adapter RAM. You'll find the ram size there.

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