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narutohendrix

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Hello. I'm new here and need some help with my eMachines T6542. It is a computer that I recived for Christmas this year and the motherboard is a piece of crap. But thats not my issue. With Vista out and a copy of Home Premium in hand, I decide to run the Vista Upgrade Advisor, just to make sure my computer is ready. Everything came back positive, until is saw the RAM issue. Vista needs 512 mbs of RAM to run, and my computer has one stick of 512 mb RAM. Yet, it says that I only have 384 mbs of physical memory. I received this computer under the "Windows Vista Capable" sticker.

Is there any thing I can do, other than buying another stick of RAM, in order to meet Vista's memory requirement?
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Your eMachine has onboard graphics which explains where the missing 128Mb has gone. Its using it to put a picture on the screen.
eMachines are generally crap machines overall and the majority of them make heavy weather of running XP in their out-of-the-box state, never mind Vista.
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Yeah that motherboard is a piece of flaming crap. Regularly, for no reason, it will glitch and replicate part of the scrteen a million times. I got the computer for Christmas and have already had to re-install windows, The Ethernet controller that came with the system will sometimes not let you me boot windows. The digital media reader that is on the case will not release my SD card. But besides the motherboard and such, it is a pretty solid computer. It's likely that I will build a new computer soon soon......
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