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1520 + How to Check VRAM

Discussion in 'Dell' started by thesgc, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. thesgc

    thesgc Notebook Enthusiast

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    OK, there are tons of threads on the DDR2/DDR3 thing, and how NTune RivaTuner can mess up/show wrong info and such. Well, those with their 1520's on hand, can you install the trial of Lavalys Everest 4.00 and use that to get a final verdict? Its Vista compatible and for all I know it displays everything perfectly fine.

    Here's a like to the site. http://www.lavalys.com/products/whatsnew.php?ps=UE&lang=en

    I am going to be getting my 1520 sometime mid next week, but I am just curious on some other things too, like the RAM timings and such. and Lavalys Everst is the most powerful tool I have ever seen/used in finding specs on parts in a PC/Lappy.
     
  2. Anzial

    Anzial Notebook Evangelist

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    thread title misleading. Everest does NOT check VRAM for errors, it only reports VRAM TYPE
     
  3. skynetwork

    skynetwork Notebook Consultant

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    no, its YOU who understood wrong...

    think he only wants us to check vram type with everest :D
     
  4. Anzial

    Anzial Notebook Evangelist

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    that's what I said - check vram TYPE, not just check vram. It's two different things, you know.
     
  5. posterY

    posterY Notebook Enthusiast

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    bumpity bump bump
     
  6. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a 1720 with the 8600M GT nvidia in it. I tried this software and this is all I get:


    Device Description GeForce 8600M GT
    Adapter String GeForce 8600M GT
    BIOS String Version 60.84.50.0.1
    Chip Type GeForce 8600M GT
    DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
    Installed Drivers nvd3dum (7.15.11.5824 - nVIDIA ForceWare 158.24), nvwgf2um (7.15.11.5824)
    Memory Size 256 MB
     
  7. El Guano

    El Guano Notebook Consultant

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    This thread is silly. I think it was clear enough given the context of current 1520 discussions :)
     
  8. Ghostbuster

    Ghostbuster Newbie

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    You should be able to see the vram type, in the display -> gpu section

    [​IMG]

    The screenshot above is from my inspiron 6000.
     
  9. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani Notebook Enthusiast

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    My GPU page is blank. When the program launched, it did mention that my system is not totally supported.
     
  10. Anzial

    Anzial Notebook Evangelist

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    excuse me but not everyone is into 1520 and discussions about it :p It's not a private 1520 forum, it's a forum for all kinds of dell laptops, so please, try to make up correct headings, when you posting a new thread to avoid confusion.
     
  11. BuckeyeFan

    BuckeyeFan Notebook Evangelist

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    OMG you have to spend an extra 4 seconds to load and read a post before you realize it isn't what you wanted!!!
    The title isn't as clear as it could be, but it is close and isn't a big deal.
     
  12. revoletion

    revoletion Notebook Consultant

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    Ditto. By the looks of it it told me that i have an "Intel i965" system.... intel i965 is the intergrated Intel GMA X3100... Looks like its not as good as the company says it is.
     
  13. chuck232

    chuck232 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Okay. Sure fire way to check the type of your VRAM and the speed that it's rated for:

    1. Open up laptop
    2. Remove heatsink
    3. Check part number
    4. Smile/cry at result.

    Tout fini.

    I'm getting tired of the like 10 threads ongoing about this issue. There seems to be a lot of whining about 'what if' and 'it's probably GDDR2'. Just check and be done with it.
     
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