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Old 11-13-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default Don't understand my ram and stuff

Okay here is the deal.
3 gigs of ram, 2x 1 gb and 2x 512 mb
Running 32 bit of Windows 7
Right click my computer, shows that 3 gb installed BUT 2.5 gb usable.

Why is that?
Should I be worried?
Where's that last half gb?
Is it busted?

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Old 11-13-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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Do you have onboard video?
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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huh meaning what?

I have two graphics cards in there if it helps

i have a mobo of asus a8n-sli premium running 2x xfx geforce 8600 gt xxx
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I was just thinking that maybe if you had a video card built into the motherboard then it might be using some of your system memory as video memory.
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Well since I don't do you know why it's like that?
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:14 PM   #6
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It's being used by system I/O devices and possibly some other hardware. It doesn't look like it's out of control or anything. Looks pretty normal, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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thank you, hope you're right, it is annoying that it shows 2.5gb USABLE. they should just leave it as 3gb
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