Solved 2GB of installed RAM showing up in XP Task Manager as 896mb?

June 25, 2014 at 15:07:52
Specs: Windows XP
hi guys i have 2x1gb total 2gb ram but see 896mb on task manager , aida and pc mother board is RC410-M link :

how to solve this and i use 2gb ram

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June 25, 2014 at 16:29:05
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Hmm older system.
Right click on My Computer and choose Properties and see what it says there for memory.
Go to Device Manager and see what it shows for installed memory.
Check in BIOS to see if there is a certain amount or percentage of memory reserved for integrated graphics. If you use integrated graphics, you may be able to adjust this, especially if it is by percentage and you recently increased the amount of memory. If you use a PCIe graphics card, it has dedicated memory so there does not need to be any reserved for graphics use (consider adding one if you do not currently have one).
Do not spend too much on that system since it is quite old and putting away money towards a more modern machine may be a better path for you.

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June 25, 2014 at 17:03:03
My guess is only one stick is being detected & from that one stick, 128MB is being used by the onboard video. Double check that both sticks are fully seated in their slots. Pop them in & out a couple of times to be sure. And check the memory amount in the BIOS rather than Windows.

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