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Message 1286149 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 4:54:54 UTC - in response to Message 1285839.


The suggestion to turn off Aero is not due to a failing of your graphic's cards RAM (by the way, VRAM was a specific video RAM technology in use around the early 90's), but the suggestion is an educated guess based upon the fact that you may not have enough video RAM (256MB) available to run the GPU-based tasks, and Aero is known to consume a fair amount of graphics RAM.

I'm not exactly certain why you're jumping conclusions at the end there, though. A lack of trust in the people trying to help you closes the communication lines and makes it that much more difficult to assist you. I don't think any of us really care if you buy a new graphics card or not - I know I certainly don't. But the GPU-based tasks require up to 255MB of video RAM to run, and if you have Aero enabled, that typically consumes about ~8MB alone (dependent on many factors including what resolution you run at), meaning you don't have enough video RAM free to run the tasks.


Thank you for that clarification. I don't usually react well to people telling me to do things with my computer without a `why` included. It's a little awkward policy for support situations, but it keeps viruses off. And in this case, it sounds like there's nothing I can do.
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Message 1286257 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 14:20:15 UTC - in response to Message 1286149.


The suggestion to turn off Aero is not due to a failing of your graphic's cards RAM (by the way, VRAM was a specific video RAM technology in use around the early 90's), but the suggestion is an educated guess based upon the fact that you may not have enough video RAM (256MB) available to run the GPU-based tasks, and Aero is known to consume a fair amount of graphics RAM.

I'm not exactly certain why you're jumping conclusions at the end there, though. A lack of trust in the people trying to help you closes the communication lines and makes it that much more difficult to assist you. I don't think any of us really care if you buy a new graphics card or not - I know I certainly don't. But the GPU-based tasks require up to 255MB of video RAM to run, and if you have Aero enabled, that typically consumes about ~8MB alone (dependent on many factors including what resolution you run at), meaning you don't have enough video RAM free to run the tasks.


Thank you for that clarification. I don't usually react well to people telling me to do things with my computer without a `why` included. It's a little awkward policy for support situations, but it keeps viruses off. And in this case, it sounds like there's nothing I can do.


I fully understand about wanting to know 'why', I'm the same way. But know that simply having that information available is not what causes computer viruses. Knowing the 'why' about computer viruses and computer hacking will go a long way to understanding how to protect yourself.

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Message 1286258 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 14:23:17 UTC - in response to Message 1286149.

I did a small bit of testing, and it seems like if I shut down browsers and things, I can get video card ram usage down to ~65mb (according to gpu-z). That's still a good little bit of space being taken, but much better than the 190 or so used during normal computer usage.

Thanks for the help. I'll just not run astropulse batches until I have more video card ram. Seems like the easy way out :D
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Message 1286279 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 15:25:38 UTC - in response to Message 1286258.

That's a fair decision. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

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Message 1286282 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 15:29:41 UTC - in response to Message 1286279.

That's a fair decision. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.


Absolutely. Thank all of you for your help.
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Message 1286460 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 23:32:59 UTC - in response to Message 1286149.

I don't usually react well to people telling me to do things with my computer without a `why` included.

Then just ask `why`?
(instead of thinking that "we want to force you buy things")

I didn't even imagine that you will not know/guess why I gave advice "You can try to disable Aero" (an advice given many, many times)
as that advice appears just after "CUDA also make errors because of low VRAM (256MB)" and several lines that show your GPU have lack of free memory.
The entire discussion was about lack of free video memory (supported by evidence (app messages)).

And how "disable Aero" (disable visual effect) can be connected with viruses is beyond me...


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