Where's the rest of my Ram?


G

Guest

Hi, I have a question.
My Acer laptop came with 512 ram. I added another 512 stick of ram. I then
upgraded to Vista home premium. Now windows shows the ram as 768. My
question is how do I get the remaining 256 mb to function?

Bios also shows 768. Acer's eSetting Management detects 2 slots with 512 mb
in each.
 
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R

Rock

Hi, I have a question.
My Acer laptop came with 512 ram. I added another 512 stick of ram. I
then
upgraded to Vista home premium. Now windows shows the ram as 768. My
question is how do I get the remaining 256 mb to function?

Bios also shows 768. Acer's eSetting Management detects 2 slots with 512
mb
in each.

Sounds like the on board video is taking 256MB.
 
R

Richard G. Harper

If BIOS also shows 768mb of memory then you need to consider the
possibilities that the new memory is bad, not compatible with your system,
or not compatible with the already-installed memory.

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G

Graham

What did it say before? My Acer laptop uses system RAM as videoram,
subtracting that from the total ram. That would give you 2565Mb of video RAM
and 768Mb of system memory.

Graham

Richard G. Harper said:
If BIOS also shows 768mb of memory then you need to consider the
possibilities that the new memory is bad, not compatible with your system,
or not compatible with the already-installed memory.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
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G said:
Hi, I have a question.
My Acer laptop came with 512 ram. I added another 512 stick of ram. I
then
upgraded to Vista home premium. Now windows shows the ram as 768. My
question is how do I get the remaining 256 mb to function?

Bios also shows 768. Acer's eSetting Management detects 2 slots with 512
mb
in each.
 
G

Guest

Thanks Shawn
You nailed it! I tried setting the Bios to 64Mb to see what happens....
turns out it boosted my windows "base score". I'm going to try 128 next.
G
 
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G

Guest

Thanks Richard

Richard G. Harper said:
If BIOS also shows 768mb of memory then you need to consider the
possibilities that the new memory is bad, not compatible with your system,
or not compatible with the already-installed memory.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


G said:
Hi, I have a question.
My Acer laptop came with 512 ram. I added another 512 stick of ram. I
then
upgraded to Vista home premium. Now windows shows the ram as 768. My
question is how do I get the remaining 256 mb to function?

Bios also shows 768. Acer's eSetting Management detects 2 slots with 512
mb
in each.
 
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G

Guest

Thanks Graham. You are right.

Graham said:
What did it say before? My Acer laptop uses system RAM as videoram,
subtracting that from the total ram. That would give you 2565Mb of video RAM
and 768Mb of system memory.

Graham

Richard G. Harper said:
If BIOS also shows 768mb of memory then you need to consider the
possibilities that the new memory is bad, not compatible with your system,
or not compatible with the already-installed memory.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* NEW! Catch my blog ... http://msmvps.com/blogs/rgharper/
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


G said:
Hi, I have a question.
My Acer laptop came with 512 ram. I added another 512 stick of ram. I
then
upgraded to Vista home premium. Now windows shows the ram as 768. My
question is how do I get the remaining 256 mb to function?

Bios also shows 768. Acer's eSetting Management detects 2 slots with 512
mb
in each.
 

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