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By crosby1 ·
I just upgraded my RAM to 1G but on my computer it doesnt show this is shows a bit less 960MB instead. Why is this???

Thank you...

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couple of things to do

by omegafire In reply to RAM

First off, what is the make and model of your computer and the type of RAM.
Second, make sure your RAM is installed correctly. As in, if they are supposed to be set up dual channel make sure they are set up that way.

Also, you will need to change your page file size. This is done by navigating to Start > My Computer > Advanced > Under 'Performance' click settings > 'Advanced' tab > then click on Change

Your initial size should be 1.5 x the amount of RAM in your system. So 1.5gb or 1536mb. Your maximum size should be 3 times the amount of RAM in your system. So 3gb or 3072mb.

Hope this helps


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by crosby1 In reply to couple of things to do

Ok sorry about that.. SOny PCG-K23 and I purchased the RAM that sony recommended it was 2 500RAM that I installed into 2 slots. I will try what you suggested
thank you

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by crosby1 In reply to couple of things to do

yes it does help I thought I couldnt find it but I just did.. On my computer is says its set to custom 672 - 1344 and the space availabe is 3205 which part do I change?? oor is says to select a system managed size??

thank you again

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On your

by omegafire In reply to Ram

"Virtual Memory" window, this is what your screen should read.

The Custom Size bubble should be filled in.
Initial Size(MB) should be set to 1536
Maximum size(MB) should be set to 3072

As for your RAM showing up as less than expected, the other posters are correct in saying that your on-board video is using some of the RAM. This can be changed in your BIOS. I'm not sure where that is located so you may have to do some digging there.


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On Board Video

by IC-IT In reply to RAM

Chip may be using part of the system RAM. Now that you have more system RAM you may want to enter the BIOS Setup and allocate a bit more memory to the Video Chip.

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1GB=1024MB. 64MB Graphics+960MB=1024MB ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to RAM

Your on-board graphics capability is sharing resources with your system RAM.

Chances are that if you previously had 512MB your system would shown 448MB RAM.

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by crosby1 In reply to 1GB=1024MB. 64MB Graphics ...

Ok so is there anything to do to fix it?? I tried what the first post said to do but the directions dont lead me to where they want me to go.

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Nothing! You have reached the limit for this product

by ComputerCookie In reply to ram

You cannot install a Video Card and the maximum RAM has been installed.
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