Incorrect ram reading

By thenick
Nov 7, 2004
  1. I just built my first pc (asrock k7s41gx mobo, amd 2600+, with 256mb pc2700 ddr ram) when I check my system settings it says that I only have 196mb of ram. I'm a newb at this so I have no idea about what I can do. I searched the forum a bunch and didn't find any answers. thanks in advance for any help.

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Welcome to TechSpot Forums

    Sounds like the memory module is faulty, have you tried another one?
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    If you are using onboard shared graphics then this is where the ram will have gone I.E 256mb ram - 60mb shared graphics = 196mb ram.

    Hope this helps Regards Howard :grinthumb

    Ps Hello and welcome to Techspot :wave: :wave:
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