Re: Installed Usable Memory
being used as graphics memory by your onboard graphics
"Paul Calcagno" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium (SP2), with 2 GB of RAM, Firefox,
> CA Security Suite, MBAB, SuperAntiSpyware Professional, Cleaner and Spybot
> search and destroy on an Acer Aspire T180 desktop. All WU's are current
> and the machine is working just great.
> About 6 months ago I noticed a reduction in the amount of usable installed
> memory. I have 2048 MB of installed RAM in 3 slots (512 MB, 512 MB and
> 1024 MB-with one slot empty), but only 1792 MB of usable memory. The
> usable installed/unusable installed difference is 256 MB. The difference
> may mean that some of it has gone bad or whatever.
> Is there anyway to ascertain why I'm not able to take advantage of the
> full 2024 MB of RAM? Is it possible one of the memory sticks is not
> plugged in correctly or there's a dirty contact somewhere?
> I realize that this may be a `don't fix it if it ain't broken' situation
> since the computer runs just fine but if there's something I can actually
> do to get back the missing 256 MB of RAM that'd be nice.
> I'm posting this here and also at:
> Microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices since I'm not sure of the
> correct post location.