I have 2GB RAM but XP displays only 1.75GB

October 1, 2010 at 05:00:02
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb
i have 2gb memory but xp displays only 1.75gb

its kingston 2gb


mobo: gigabyte ga-ma 785gt-ud3h


now i have integreted video (ATI radeon hd 4200) display chip which i suspect uses my memory but iam not sure because i see difrent memory in difrent sites abou the disply chip

on software which installed on my system it says 700mb , thats why i think the display chip uses my ram

any help\idea


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#1
October 1, 2010 at 05:29:38
256MB of your 2GB is being used by the onboard video. If you feel that's too much, go into the BIOS & change the setting. Read your manual.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...


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#2
October 1, 2010 at 05:30:57
If you computer has integrated video then is is certainly using some main memory. However, 700 Mbs seems a bit excessive, 256 Mbs is usually enough for most purposes.

There should be a setting in the BIOS where you can set the amount of memory the videa display uses. Try adjusting that.

Stuart


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#3
October 1, 2010 at 05:34:28
Check in BIOS. The AGP aperture setting in there will determine the amount of system ram reserved for IGP

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#4
October 1, 2010 at 07:18:26
so you are baiscly saying my builtin IGP memory is less than 512mb (700 - 256 = 444) i dont think it uses that much ATI Radeon hd 4200 should have at least 512mb i think?!... and 256+512=768

its good the IGP to have bigger memory so why not, i just think it used by other thing and thats cause my system to be very weak and unstable sometimes...

i have pretty good CPU AMD phenom II X4 955


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#5
October 1, 2010 at 07:25:00
"its good the IGP to have bigger memory so why not"

No, it's not a good thing. The more memory the IGP uses, the less memory available for the system. That hurts performance. What you *should* do is disable the IGP altogther & install a discrete video card with it's own dedicated graphics mmemory. That way, the entire 2GB system memory will be available for XP.


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#6
October 1, 2010 at 07:45:12
ok

so you are saying the IGP doesnt have its own memory?


even if so i dont see why it should slow my system as i have pretty good hardware

clean&optimized

is it normal symptom on systems using IGP?



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#7
October 1, 2010 at 09:16:32
Why is this so difficult to understand? You have 2GB memory but 256MB of that 2GB is currently set aside for the IGP. That means Windows only has access to 1792MB (1.75GB). And not only does the IGP "steal" memory, but it also "steals" some of the CPU power to assist with the graphics. For best performance, it is always preferrable to have a discrete graphics card rather than using the IGP.

In the BIOS, you can change the setting for the "UMA Frame Buffer Size"...the choices are AUTO, 128MB, 256MB or 512MB. Apparently you have it set to AUTO or 256MB. My guess is it's on AUTO. That means that the BIOS looks at how much RAM you have installed, then alloctates memory to the graphics based on that amount. If you don't do anything all that graphics intensive, try setting it to 128MB, if you're not happy with it, you can always change it back.

You should seriously consider investing in a video card though. If you're not a gamer, you can easily make do with a $20-25 card. For example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#8
October 1, 2010 at 09:24:48
ok man thx

just wanted to know i the IGP doesnt have any memory itself?


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#9
October 1, 2010 at 09:41:17
"just wanted to know i the IGP doesnt have any memory itself?"

Isn't that obvious from the above? Apparently not. OK, let me be clear:

NO, the IGP does NOT have any memory of it's own!


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#10
May 13, 2011 at 14:10:28
hola que tal mi problema es que tengo 2 gb (2 de dos)y solo me reconoce 1
o sea cuando lo compre tenia asi:
DISCO RIGIDO 320 GB SATAII 16 MB
REGRABADORA DVD LG SATA 22x
MICRO AMD ATHLON II 245 X2
GABINETE LEVEN AX-7XX KIT
MEMORIA DDR2 800 MHZ 1 GB KINGSTON
MOTHER ASROCK N68C-S UCC

Espero que me puedan ayudar que no entiendo!

Ah! mi windows es de 32 bits, no se si eos pueda influir
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