Solved RAM less than in slot

Dell Inspiron 1545
October 28, 2012 at 20:40:06
Specs: Vista, Duotronic IIa/5096 gigaquads
My computer (the same one as in my overclocking post here, i'm tired of typing sys specs) has a single 512Mb DDR 400Mhz bus speed ram chip in it, but it only shows 448mb in BioS. it has integrated graphics, so maybe the graphics isolates it's own little chunk of ram for itself? Not a problem, per se, but just trying to figgure it out! (plus adding to my own computer knowledge! ;-))

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#1
October 28, 2012 at 21:24:49
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so maybe the graphics isolates it's own little chunk of ram for itself?

Yes it does. 64 Mbs of it.

Integrated graphics always takes some of main memory for itself, 32,64,128 or 256 Mbs depending on what the manufacture designed into the system.

If the is a desktop, installing a separate video card with its own memory will release this RAM back to the main pool If it is a laptop than you are stuck with it.

Stuart


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#2
October 29, 2012 at 07:08:05
"My computer (the same one as in my overclocking post here, i'm tired of typing sys specs) "

Then use the system scanner provided when you first signed up here.

You are too lazy to type the specs but expect us to go hunting elsewhere for them?


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#3
October 29, 2012 at 10:33:37
to OtheHill: I'm using a different computer for internet than the one i'm working on. Just wanted to know about the RAM since the system is going to be overclocked.
to StuartS: That was what I thought. Just double checking.
~oldie
P.S (edit) That was stupid. I could of just copy and pasted the specs..... LOL

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