Confused - RAM

  wrg 12:36 21 Oct 2007

My system shows that I have 1918mb of ram. I did a scan on crucial and it shows that I have 1512 mb of ram = 1*1gb & 1*512. I am a bit confused as I bought two 1gig modules from PC world. How can I be sure which is correct?

  [email protected] 12:39 21 Oct 2007

onboard graphics?

  wrg 12:42 21 Oct 2007

sorry adman 2 not sure what you mean

  umbongo(uk) 12:54 21 Oct 2007

do you use a seperate grafix card of are you using an onboard one

to find out right click on the desktop--propertie--settings--advanced--adapter this will tell you what grafix u are using post what it says or you can google it yourself, then we can confirm wether its onboard or seperate add in grafix card.if it is onboard that is the reason the ram is low, as onboard grafix can use upto 256mb of ram as its own

to find out your system ram right click my computer--properties--general
this will show cpu.. ram

  wrg 13:20 21 Oct 2007

right clicking on desktop does not give an option to go into properties. I am running vista basic if that makes any difference

  Tim1964 13:24 21 Oct 2007

Crucial does not always cope when scanning a Vista PC.

My Vista Basic shows the total RAM minus the onboard graphics of 64Mb.

  wrg 13:29 21 Oct 2007

Tim thanks for your response. So you think that Crucial could be wrong. It stated that I had removed one 512 module and replaced it with a 1gb one, but I definitely removed 2 modules and replaced them

  [email protected] 13:41 21 Oct 2007

im not sure about vista basic, but home premium will assign some ram for video, i dont know wether this does it without aero.
to find out if you have onboard graphics:
start> control panel> system> system> device manager (top right) and expand video adaptor.

  [email protected] 13:44 21 Oct 2007

the crucial scanner never worked correctly on my vista pc either.

  gardener 13:47 21 Oct 2007

This free programme should tell you how much RAM you have installed (it analyzes your hardware and software). It has no spyware or viruses so it's quite safe to use.

click here

  wrg 13:51 21 Oct 2007


Thanks for your time. I do not get video adapter but I do get display adaptors and when I look in it, it tells me I have ATI radion express.

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