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Old 01-26-2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default Help: Need to release RAM.

Hey everyone. I just got a new computer and ran right away to upgrade the RAM. I bought a 512MB PC3200 DDR stick. This brings my computer total to 1024MB of RAM.

Strange thing is when I check the systems properties it shows that the computer is only recognizing 895MB instead of the 1024MB that I know I have in.

Can I release the remainder, and if so how. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 01-26-2006, 02:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help: Need to release RAM.

Do you have a 128mb intergrated graphics card? 'Cos they share the system RAM.

1024-128=896
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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LOL... Yes that seems to be it. Is there a way to let some of it go or will I just have to buy a larger stick of RAM to get the GB that I was expecting?
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:48 PM   #4
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I think you can reduce the amount of memory the video "card" uses... But, if you play games, don't even think of doing that .
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: Help: Need to release RAM.

Not a cpu gamer. How would I be able to do that?
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: Help: Need to release RAM.

In bios, find intergrated graphics, and change memory usage or something like that. Ide change it to 64MB..
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