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Laptop Memory on Fire!

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#1 dariusarsenal


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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:18 PM

I have a toshiba satellite laptop which uses the DDR2-533 Module of memory. I currently have the original two 512mb memory sticks in my laptop. I have recently jousted with Malware which is when I noticed my machine was running slowly. After right clicking MY COMPUTER and going to properties I noticed my memory was only listed as 896mb instead of 1024mb. Is there any way to fix this? My machine is running awfully slow, even after I killed the Malware.


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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:28 PM

If you look in My Computer it will only show you the available RAM, the rest is being used. To see the total amount of physical memory you should look in System Information under Total Physical Memory.

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Information.

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:56 PM

128MB plus the 896MB listed = total RAM installed.

I'd say that your BIOS is allocating 128MB to video. Nothing to fix per se, but your BIOS should allow you to change the amount of RAM allocated to the video function.


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