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Old 12-09-2004, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i started out with 256 ram but now when i go into control panel
-system info it shows i have 224

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does your comp have onboard video with shared memory? the onboard video might take 36 or whatever ram of your system's memory.

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Old 12-09-2004, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i think so, i got a new video card recently now how would i uninstall the onboard video
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Old 12-09-2004, 05:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you don't uninstall it. You just go into your BIOS at bootup by pressing delete key right away when you power on and in there will be an option to disable onboard video if it's there. That's all you need to do.

Also windows takes resources and such things like that, and it's not uncommon for an incorrect amount of RAM to be shown. I've known a lot of people including my own experiences where it says smaller than what I have, but your RAM technically never disappears. It's all there, just being used by something
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