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Displayed memory capacity is wrong

By RShady ·
OS is WinXP SP2:
System came with 256 Mb of ram. (1 card)
The BIOS recognizes all of it.
Windows only recognizes 192 Mb.
I also get a Stop error (BSOD) which I assume is
related to the above.

0X0000008E (0XC000001D, 0XBF80E4A0, 0XF0068C88, 0X000000)
Win32k.sys - address BF80E4A0 at BF80
The event log is:
Source: System error, Category 102, Event I 1003
error code: 1000008E, parameter 1: c000001d
parameter 2: bf80e4a0, parameter 3: f0068c88
parameter 4: 00000000

Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thank you!

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by haileyan In reply to Displayed memory capacity ...

Your system most likely has a video card that shares the system RAM. This is the case with most budget or low cost systems systems. The only way around it is to buy more memory or buy a better video card. ... if your system has a spare AGP slot for a decent video card.

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by HutchTech In reply to Displayed memory capacity ...

I would have to agree with the above answer. Check your video settings and see if it doesn't have the ability to raise or lower the amount of RAM given over to video. If you're not playing video-intensive games, you could easily get a way with 16-32MB of video RAM.

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