RAM of my PC partially missing?

Toshiba Satellite l305d-s5934 notebook
December 12, 2010 at 22:44:16
Specs: Windows XP Professional with SP3 (32Bit), AMD Turion X2 64 with 2.75GB RAM
It's been a while since my last post folks, but one thing has been bugging me:

Ever since I downgraded from Vista (thank the fates I could!), under my System Properties, it indicates that there is 2.75 GB of RAM, while it shipped with 3 GB installed. I can see all the RAM in the BIOS (BIOS says that there is 3072 MB, which is exactly 3 GB), so why not the OS itself?

Note: If it helps in any way, the RAM being used is the SDRAM type.


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#1
December 12, 2010 at 23:05:19
Does the system have onboard graphics or a plug-in card?

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#2
December 12, 2010 at 23:22:23
IGP or onboard video uses(steal) RAM as video memory. if u have v-card enter bios and return shared memory to RAM.

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#3
December 13, 2010 at 00:29:51
@Richard59: Graphics is an onboard (rather built-in) ATI Radeon 3100 card.

@kuwese: Well, the card has dynamically allocated shared graphics memory of around 700 MB. I don't think I have a "V-Card", just the standard-issue integrated ATI Radeon 3100.


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#4
December 13, 2010 at 00:45:55
Well there's your answer. Your integrated graphics card ( Same thing as video card) is using part of the system ram. Windows XP only shows the ram that is available for it to use.

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#5
December 13, 2010 at 04:13:21
Intergrated ISN'T a card.

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