ram prob

By jason022182
Sep 22, 2005
  1. hi all i have a prob with my ram, well i have a 512mb instaled, but only 382mb is shown to be instaled, why is this, how can i fix it soo all 512mb are used, right now i have about 10o-150mb of ram free, heres my computers specs:

    OS: Windows XP Home Edtion, version 2002, service pack 2
    Manufacture: eMachine, W3400
    Processor: AMD athlon(tm) 64processor, 3000+, 1.99GHz
    RAM: 384MB (512MB instaled thou)
    Harddrive: 80GB

    if theres anyother info needed just ask, i was not sure what all to put, hope someone has an idea about what to do to fix this, thanks agian all
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    The reason you ram is showing up as 382mb and not 512mb is because of your 128mb shared graphics.

    The only way to get the full 512mb, is to get a separate graphics card.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. jason022182

    jason022182 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    even thou i have a 512mb stick instaled??? seems like it would be more then 512 then??
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your 128mb shared graphics, means that you have 512mb of ram, less the 128mb graphics which is shared=384mb of ram remaining.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
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