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mark pigott
how do i know vram is working?
on Feb 8, 2010 at 5:27:28 pm

I have a G5 Dually 2.5Ghz with the 9800 as so:
ATI Radeon 9800 XT:

Chipset Model: ATY,R360
Type: Display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x4e48
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-A14404-123
Displays:
MW 30LZ11:
Resolution: 1280 x 960 @ 75 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Supported
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported
Cinema HD Display:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Supported
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported

I don't see anywhere on system profiler that the vram is enabled?
How can I know? Right now Motion 3 is a dog even on simple scenes.

Thanks


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Stephen Smith
Re: how do i know vram is working?
on Feb 16, 2010 at 9:00:11 pm

In the System Profiler under Hardware click on Memory. It will tell you wether your slots are empty or not. If empty they where installed wrong or you have the wrong kind of ram.

Also, you can go to your Applications folder, Utilities, Activity Monitor.app. This will show you how much ram you are using at a time.

Hope this helps.




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mark pigott
Re: how do i know vram is working?
on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:13:26 pm

Hi! What I meant, is how do I know the RAM inside the video card is
working. I am not concerned with the system RAM but whether the 9800's
video ram is active. Even simple scenes are very slow in Motion 3.1


In the System Profiler under Hardware click on Memory. It will tell you wether your slots are empty or not. If empty they where installed wrong or you have the wrong kind of ram.

Also, you can go to your Applications folder, Utilities, Activity Monitor.app. This will show you how much ram you are using at a time.

Hope this helps.




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zak peric
Re: how do i know vram is working?
on Feb 17, 2010 at 2:33:50 pm

Hi There,

if your RAM on your Video Card is not working you would not be able to start your computer. If you can start your computer then you have different type of problem I should imagine.
Reset PRAM on your mac, trash the Motion preferences, see if this helps.
See this link it might help you.
http://homepage.mac.com/frakes/MOSXPT/content/keyboard.html


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