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Old 05-27-2004, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stupid RAM question

is it possible to have 312 MB of RAM? I am pretty positive I'm suppose to have 512 MB of RAM but when i check system properties it says 312.

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Old 05-28-2004, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There might be a limit as to how much ram your mobo can hold. Im not sure if its possible to have 312. What motherboard do you have?

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Old 05-28-2004, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure on mother board but my computer is a compac presario 7360 if thats any help. Does some component use 200 mb of RAM that doesn't register, thus the 312 seen on system properties?
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Old 05-28-2004, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Depending on where you are looking, the total amount of memory installed in the system will vary. If the BIOS read all 512MBs and the system properties shows 312MBs then either you have Windows 98SE or you have a 128MB onboard video card which will account for part of the memory but not all. First check the BIOS and make sure it is reading all of the memory.
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