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springman24

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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.
 

Qumahlin

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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 reason...it especially seems to be the reason since 32mb of ram is missing...which is what alot of the onboard vid cards reserve
 

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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.

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