How to find how much video ram or memory my video card has?

View the properties of the video card
Download and run CPU-Z
Run the Windows DxDiag Tool

View the properties of the video card

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users
Windows XP users

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and click Personalize.
  2. Click Display in the bottom left corner of the Window.
  3. Click the Change display settings on the left column.
  4. Click the Advanced settings link to view a windows similar to the example below. As can be seen in this example, you can view the total available memory to the graphics card as well as the dedicated memory. The dedicated memory is how much memory your video card has.

Display advanced settings  

Windows XP users

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and click Properties.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
  4. Click the Adapter tab. Other more advanced tabs may also be shown if you're using a Nvidia or ATI video card, clicking on these tabs may also give you additional information.

Download and run CPU-Z

CPU-Z is a fantastic free utility for identifying not only your graphics card and video memory information but also other important system information. Follow the steps below to determine how much video memory you have installed on your video card.

  1. Download and install CPU-Z
  2. After the program has been installed and is running click the Graphics tab. As shown below, this shows the name of the GPU, memory size, memory clock speed, and memory bus width.

CPU-Z video card and memory information 

Run the Windows DxDiag Tool

Tip: This recommendation only shows the approximate memory. This means the DxDiag may not report the exact memory of your video card and may also be reporting how much total shared memory between you video card and your system memory. Therefore, we only suggest using this suggestion if the above recommendations do not work.

  1. Click Start
  2. In the Run line, type dxdiag and press enter.
  3. Click the Display tab and you should see information similar to the example below. As can be seen in the example below DxDiag is reporting 3.3GB for the same video card ran in CPU-Z that reported the correct size of 512MB.

DxDiag video card information with video memory listed

Additional information

  • See the video memory definition for further information and related links.