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#1 arkmay

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 08:55 PM

I have windows XP pro running on a Intergraph zx1 workstation, and when I right click on my computer it says 384 mb RAM. I open the box and see 4 RAM chips, each with 128MB, 2 are PC100 and 2 are PC130, so that should be 512 mb RAM. Why is My computer not recognizing the other 128mb?

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 10:15 PM

If you have video card that is intergrated on a motherboard, it might be the one that's using those 128mb of ram. It's often called "shared video memory" which means video card takes away certain amount of memory from the system memory.

If it isn't the case, then try removing one of 128mb sticks and see if windows will display same amount of ram as before or it'll go down. Try removing every one of 4 sticks individually and see what windows will tell you. It might be possible that one of memory sticks is faulty, especially if it's not a major brand like Corsair, Kingston, Crucial, Micron... .

Hope that helps.

#3 arkmay

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 08:08 AM

Thanks, sometimes it is the easy solution. Turns out one of the sticks wasnt seated right. She now shows all 512 mb. Thanks again.

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 11:41 AM

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