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#1 Beav

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 09:28 PM

My computer is a compaq presario desktop windows XP Home with SP2 upgrade. It came with 512 mb memory. I recently added another 512. I called Kingston and ordered the recommended module for my computer. When I checked system properties after installation, it says I have 0.99 GB of memory. Is this normal, or should it say 1026? This is not something critical, but I am curious. Would appreciate any comment. Thanks.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 10:44 PM

One reason it might say you have less ram is if you are using onboard graphics instead of a separate video card. Onboard uses your system ram and for some computers, it may actually show you have less ram, because its reserved for graphics.
Also, instead of the Windows system properties, I would see what it says on your bios when It boots up.

I wouldn't worry about it too much, though.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:40 PM

1024 mB = 1.00 gB

Also, it's normal for Windows to do this - it has to do with how the memory is utilized versus how it's read. .99 is normal for 2-512 mB sticks.

FYI - if you get 4 gB of memory - only 3.25 to 3.5 gB will show. And this may cause problems with your system.
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:30 PM

Thanks for the replies. I just kept wondering about it and couldn't find anything on it . Thanks again. Subject closed. Beav




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