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Help with RAM

By scarz3
Mar 17, 2005
  1. hi,
    my system should have 512mb RAM but only says that it has 384mb, where has the other 128mb gone?
    help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Welcome To Techspot


    Well we would help you but !!! You failed to list and system specs at all and have not taken the time to fill out your profile ? Please supply system specs then we will go from there.
     
  3. scarz3

    scarz3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oops sorry!

    yeah here are my specs:
    2.8 intel P4
    512mb Ram (apparently!!)
    128mb ATI Radeon 9100 g/card
     
  4. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Well bud still need Motherboard maker ram maker and OS! I take it you have two 256 sticks is this correct?

    Download and run memory test86 from Here let this rest run and we will go from there..
     
  5. scarz3

    scarz3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Didn't know how to run the memory test
    here is my full spec:
    Windows XP Pro
    Cooper PDI (P4R800VM) Motherboard
    2 x 256 g/card slots

    i've just found out that the main reason for windows only reporting 384mb is because 128mb has gone to the graphics card instead of it having its own separate memory!

    thanks anyway though, oh and i have another problem i need to post!
     
  6. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Memory test is easy to run you will have to place it on a floppy or on a cd the choice is yours...
     
  7. scarz3

    scarz3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still doesnt work, it comes up with a ms-dos program, says type letter of drive, i type a letter, press enter then it disappears??
     
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    This is the program that is trying to write the floppy for you.
    Put an empty floppy disk in the drive. Run the program. When it asks, type "a" and press enter.
     
  9. scarz3

    scarz3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    dont have a floppy disk drive
     
  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Then download the .ISO version of memtest instead and burn it to a CD.
     
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