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See IDirect3DDevice9::GetAvailableTextureMem

AFAIK it is only an approximation though.

Also texture memory *may* be destinct from "video memory" which will contain vertex buffers, index buffers etc.
There could be other methods which I am not familiar with.

HTH,
Cambo_frog

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I would also like to know where can the video memory be checked "outside" prgroamming. With directX tools? I looked at directX caps but didnt see there anything about video memory.

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I would also like to know where can the video memory be checked "outside" prgroamming.

Your best bet is to look at the driver utility for your hardware if you want a value. My ATI drivers tell me the vital statistics on my hardware.

Failing that, dxdiag (just type it into the "Run" dialog) should also list how much RAM is available - but it's listed as an "approximation", even though it is accurate on my system [smile]

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I looked at directX caps but didnt see there anything about video memory.

There isn't anything in the caps viewer for this.

You might find this recent thread useful: Computing reserved memory in the graphic card.

hth
Jack

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Querying the WMI interfaces for "Win32_VideoController" (iirc) should tell you all sorts of nice things about the video card. Google has more details.

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