ram not showing

By neild79
Jul 9, 2006
  1. i only have 256mb ddr pc3200, but when i go to system, under my specs it is listed as 224mb....why!!!! can someone please help me
  2. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Windows uses some RAM and windows recognises 1mb as 1024kb whilst your manufacturer will say 1mb is 1000kb.

    These are the two reasons.

    Why is your RAM so low anyways? perhaps it is time to upgrade - 512mb these days is the bare minimum.


  3. Mr47

    Mr47 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    So you have 32MB of RAM "missing"? An integrated VGA card,or HyperMemory Radeon,or Turbo Cache GeForce might be using it because these devices don't have video memory so they use the system's RAM. Post your mobo and gpu type.
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    korrupt is wrong... mr47 is right.

    you have onboard video that is using 32MB of your system memory. there is nothing wrong with your memory.

    cheers :)
  5. neild79

    neild79 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 49

    my mobo is asrock k8vm800, my gpu is nvidia 6600le 256mb ddr agp8x
  6. Mr47

    Mr47 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    try disableing the onboard VGA option in your BIOS.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    your integrated video is stealing system memory. Do not run XP with less than 512mb it will run slow with most new programs.
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