Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:32 AM
It depends on where the viewer is looking...when he/she makes a note of it.
Total RAM installed flashes when the system boots...and it can also be found by looking at msinfo32 data (Start/Run..type msinfo32, hit OK). Total physical memory installed should be in window on right, near bottom.
If one just looks at the My Computer/Properties data, then it reflects the subtraction for any memory being used by video.
If one has a video card installed (doesn't use onboard) and has not allocated any RAM in the BIOS for video, then My Computer/Properties should reflect the true RAM.
Assuming that it's all installed correctly...