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need a little help or am I confused

By expertwannabe
Jul 12, 2006
  1. what do I have 256mb or 512mb
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  2. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 487

    In CPU-Z select the memory tab. How many megs does it show you have?
     
  3. expertwannabe

    expertwannabe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it shows 512mb
     
  4. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 487

    You have 512mb of memory but 264mb of the ram has been designated as video memory in the bios.
     
  5. expertwannabe

    expertwannabe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ahhh, still learning here.how do you know that. what am I missing
     
  6. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    In my opinion you have 256MB of memory,with 8MB used for video.

    CPU-Z gets it wrong sometimes.

    You should be able to find out what memory your PC has by googling the model.That`s assuming it wasn`t bought used.
     
  7. expertwannabe

    expertwannabe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I installed the mobo, RAM and HD
    The RAM in question is a generic I bought new and Is a replacement for a faulty one. Only thing is, there is no sticker/label on it.If this is 256 then they sent the wrong one because I paid for 512
    I just stuck in a 256 I had aand CPU-Z now shows 768
    BIOS shows base 640
    extended 515072
    total 516096
     
  8. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Download BELARC it could have the casting vote.
     
  9. expertwannabe

    expertwannabe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thats what I thought. Thanks for the link according to Belarc it is a 256 :mad:
     
  10. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    You have 256 :(
     
  11. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 487

    CPU-z isnt that reliable then?
     
  12. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    It makes mistakes.They all do,even Belarc and SANDRA
     
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