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  1. #1 Problems with Computers RAM 
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    I have 512mb of Ram, pretty standard, but my computer is only running at 384mb of Ram. What's the deal? I have a 500gb hd, low end ati video card (can't remember which model off the top of my head) and a larger aftermarket cpu fan with a 400 wat power supply. could it be that i just need a stronger power supply?


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    does your mobo have an onboard vid card cause usualy thatt is what makes it read differently
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    yeah, but i'm almost 100% positive it's disabled.


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    Quote Originally Posted by texas713 View Post
    yeah, but i'm almost 100% positive it's disabled.
    You gotta double check, if you dont see you ram there cause you are missing 128MB of ram and the onboard usually consumes that much.
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    looked in dev manager. only thing having to do with video that i found was VGA Controller with a nice yellow question mark. so i uninstalled it. still no change.


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    no you need to disable it in the bios. sometimes theres a jumper on the board too

    and now the minimum is really more like 1 GB
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    The ram is probably shared, not dedicated, so even if you don't have your onboard video consuming it, it could be shared with your ati. I know Vista did that to me, I have 1.5GB of ram, and only had 1GB for pc, the other 500mb went towards my video card.
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    yeah i plan on buying a new stick soon, it's been a while since i've disabled anything in the bios. it would be F10 at startup to bring up the correct menu right?

    *edit* didn't realize i was double posting till after i did it.

    not sure if xp pro splits the ram up like vista or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas713 View Post
    yeah i plan on buying a new stick soon, it's been a while since i've disabled anything in the bios. it would be F10 at startup to bring up the correct menu right?

    depends on the board

    this is also where you can adjust how much the video would use
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    k i'ma reboot and see what i can find out in bios.
    *update*
    ok i was able to drop the amount of cache put into the onboard video device to only 32mb. but it didn't allow me to turn it off or disable it. i have disabled it in dev manager, but that's the best i'll get out of it.

    Thanks for the help everyone.
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