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Find amount of memory on ATI All-In-Wonder Pro Card (AGP) in Windows 98

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How do I do this from a software perspective?  I opened up the DirectX Diagnostics tool from c:\Program Files\DirectX\Setup, and it says 4MB.  I order an 8MB video card.
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whoami earned 50 total points
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tadams,

Open your case and look on the ATI all-in-wonder on the card there is a slot to add a DIMM if there is not a DIMM in this slot then you didn't get the card that you ordered.

The slot is a raised white plastic slot and the DIMM would be inserted parallel to the ATI card.

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by:larbel
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The DX diagnostics under the Display>Adapter would tell you your approx. total memory, if that's the program you run and it tells you that you only have 4Mb then chances are you've been had.

C:\Program Files\Directx\setup\dxdiag.exe
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I took out the memory module, and the DirectX still says 4MB, so it must obviously have some sort of bug.

The reason I gave whoami an average score, is because I asked for a software answer, not an open your case kind of answer.
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by:whoami
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Thanks tadams ,

But for your problem there was no software fix.  

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by:larbel
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I don't think the DX diagnostics has bug.  I've seen it reports from 2Mb to 16Mb.  I believe you've taken out the additional 4Mb ram module, the others should be on board.  Maybe the additional 4Mb is defective?
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Oh, a easy step to verify is to find out the max. resolution and color depth.
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I can't seem to get the video card to allow anything over 1024x768 in any color depth.  If I could, I wouldn't even have asked how to find out how much memory I had.  Anyone have any ideas on this?
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4Mb should get you at least 1600x1200 in hi-color if your monitor supports it, make sure your monitor is correctly identified by windows.
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