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Windows says 384Mb RAM CPU-Z says 512Mb


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Recently has to reformat my HD and reinstall XP. Just noticed that in system information windows suggests I have 384Mb Ram when it should be 512Mb. Also says 384Mb when I go into the startup menu at boot up.

Searching the site found the utility called CPUZ which does a reading and that says 512Mb

Just wondering why windows might say less than 512MB?
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what kind of mother board is it?(just a guess...but...msi?)

also, check in your bios (or watch closely during boot) is it reported correctly there?

right click on my computer and click properties..what does the general tab have listed?
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The difference is 128MB, possibly for an onboard 128MB video card? Only thing I can think of.
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also...how h ave you accomplished this 512 of ram? one stick of 512? 2 sticks of 256? or 2 128 and 1 256?
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its 2 * 256 according to my pc spec.


In the generaltab of my computer it says 384mb

From menu at bios it says 384.

Confused!

Motherboard is from ASUSTek, A7NVM400

Edited by bazsal, 03 October 2005 - 11:32 PM.

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http://www.memtest86.com/


run this for a few hours
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