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RAM problems..

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#1 skip_tracer


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Posted 25 September 2004 - 06:43 AM

I just installed some more RAM.
The card that's already in there is 256MB, but it only says I had 224, but it is definitely 256. (You cant even get 224MB, can you?)

Anyway, i just added another 256MB and now it says i have 480.
Which suggests that the new RAM is working fine at 256MB, but the old one is still on 224MB.

Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks, James.

Edited by skip_tracer, 25 September 2004 - 06:45 AM.

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 09:24 AM

Well are you using a laptop? Or xp? Well to get to my point the system is taking what it needs out of the first chip. Like I have 256mb in my laptop and it says only 190mb-200mb. Some systems eat alot. Im not sure if your system is but thats a example. Thats what is my deal...You still have both 256mb total of 512mb but your system is taking out of the original chip. If you were to put the new chip in the spot were the old chip was it would prob do the same. Hope this helps

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 12:41 PM

Your RAM is probably not defective. There is a reason behind it though.

I will bet that you do not have a seperate video card, right?
The reason why it says you have 224, is because you have an intregrated 32 MG video card (256-32=224). The computer uses a hardware trick to use the first 32MG specifically for the video card. Since it takes it from the 1st stick, when you add a 256, then it does not need any of it. That is why it shows 480. Some laptops, the amount can be even more.

Out of curiousity, where did you find the information saying that you have 224 RAM?
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.

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