System Information shows me wrong info about RAM

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Octopus, May 12, 2003.

  1. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    I have 640 as a total,but System Information says that I have 128MB as a total physical memory and 382MB as available physical memory!

    2x 256MB plus 2x 64MB
    do you think I should remove the two sticks of 64MB?
    other programs show 640MB as a total..like Aida or Sandra
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What does it say in system properties/general? Right click my computer/properties/.

    If the bios & other progarms see the lot stick with it all.
     
  3. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    shows 640MB....also System Information won't work unless I use the batch file that I downloaded to make it run..otherwise Help and Support apppears instead
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    just out of curiosity, i ran System Information cuz i never have before. it tells me i have 512mb total system memory with 608mb free! :D

    i know for a fact i have 768mb total and task manager verifies this. don't trust System Information. it must just be looking at the first two banks. and since you have rdram (right?), that would be your first 2 slots.
     
  5. Octopus

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    seems logical but when I had 4x 64MB it was reading it as 256MB in total.
    thanks anyway.