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Why Do I Have Differing Values For Ram And Total Physical Memory?


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#1 Damaru

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:46 AM

My current RAM (as displayed under My Computer > Properties) is 32MB smaller than my Total Physical Memory (as displayed in System Information). Is this because the portion of RAM reserved for my onboard video card is not shown under My Computer > Properties?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:57 AM

Most likely that is the reason for it. You can usually check the amount of RAM reserved for your video card in the BIOS - but you may also be able to see this info by running "dxdiag" and looking at the Display tab.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 04:19 AM

Hi John,

You said:

"...you may also be able to see this info by running "dxdiag" and looking at the Display tab."

Indeed - this was exactly the case. :thumbsup:

Hmm... I'd never used the DirectX Diagnostic utility before now. It looks like an extremely useful tool, though, and I'm sure I'll have occasion to use it again in the future.

Thanks for the invaluable tech tip!

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:45 AM

I learned it a while back from someone here on these forums (can't recall who - my Alzheimer's is kicking in!) I'm glad that you got your question answered!
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