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My laptop has been slower than usual recently, after some snooping, in the system properties box it says i have 240MB of RAM. I didn't think this was possible, i thought they came in multiples of 128MB? That should mean i have 256, which im sure i had, but where has it gone?
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Have you got 16MB onboard graphics
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How would I go about finding out?
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Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on the right for display / video adapter

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Its says
Video Adapter: Intel® 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller (64MB)
3D Accelerator: Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Is that what you needed to know?
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Sorry for the delay

If you click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, is that where you got the 240MB from

If you have 256 with 64 onboard then it should be 192MB
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No problem, its not like i pay you to answer my dum questions :-p , i just right clicked my computer from the start menu and went properties.
From the system Information box it says total physical memmory of 256, then under it, it says, available physical memmory 50.11MB...
Maybe its just all in my head that its slower than usual?
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Have you done these recently

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc defragmenter

Having 50MB free is the likely cause
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