Re: Installed Usable Memory
Thanks for the tip. I'll try taking your suggestion with this post.
Most others just think it's sufficient to just yell at me for double
posting. You were the only one to actually be helpful about it. Paul C.
"R. C. White" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi, Paul.
> Rather than multi-post, please cross-post.
> That is, don't send two separate messages (even if they are identical) to
> separate newsgroups. Just compose a single message and put BOTH NG names
> in the "Newsgroups" address box. That way, the single message will appear
> in both NGs. Any Reply to either will appear in both NGs. Several
> responses in both NGs will appear in a single coherent thread in both NGs.
> Readers in one NG will see all the responses, cutting down on duplication
> of effort.
> Another payoff for you is that you won't have to check both NGs for
> responses to your post. ;<)
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
> "Paul Calcagno" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Ok, I wasn't sure this was a hardware or a performance/maintenance issue
>> but I'll avoid multi posting in the future. PaulC.
>> "DL" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> and in future dont multi post
>>> "Paul Calcagno" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
>>>> the machine is working just great.
>>>> About 6 months ago I noticed a reduction in the amount of usable
>>>> memory. I have 2048 MB of installed RAM in 3 slots (512 MB, 512 MB and
>>>> MB-with one slot empty), but only 1792 MB of usable memory. The usable
>>>> installed/unusable installed difference is 256 MB. The difference may
>>>> that some of it has gone bad or whatever.
>>>> Is there anyway to ascertain why I'm not able to take advantage of the
>>>> 2024 MB of RAM? Is it possible one of the memory sticks is not plugged
>>>> correctly or there's a dirty contact somewhere?
>>>> I realize that this may be a `don't fix it if it ain't broken'
>>>> 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.performance_mainten ance since I'm not
>>>> sure of the
>>>> correct post location.