Memory in XP Home

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by springman24, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. springman24

    springman24 Guest

    I have 512 mb of memory installed...when I open the system properties in Windows, it only shows 480 mb...can anyone explain that...please help me.
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    do you have onboard video? if so it might be shared memory architecture where it uses your ram as video memory. this is a budget solution alot of companies use on their computers

    So if your video is built into the computer that is possibly the especially seems to be the reason since 32mb of ram is missing...which is what alot of the onboard vid cards reserve
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Check your BIOS. Does it see the whole 512MB? If it does, it is probably the shared video thing. If not, your mptherboard does not support that much RAM.