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Why Less Free Memory Than It Actually Supposed To Be?

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I have 1GB of operating memory. I checked all the processes and task manager shows that they take almost 600MB, however in available free memory he shows that 128MB left. Excuse me, but 1000MB - 600MB = 400MB. I am supposed to have 400MB of free memory - not 128MB. What is wrong? Are there hidden processes/applications that use memory that i don't see in task manager?

Note: I used CPUZ and it detects that total available memory is 1GB.

Edited by Boris_yo, 14 February 2010 - 04:23 PM.

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Some computers (especially but not exclusively laptops) are fitted with graphics chips that have no built-in video-ram so they 'share' memory with the system, supplied by the ram on the motherboard.
On systems where this is the case, the amount of system ram allocated to video can often be adjusted in the BIOS setup.
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