Why do 128MB RAM reads 64MB on Windows XP Pro

  Muslimat79 19:52 16 May 2004

Hi everyone,

I will like to know the solution to this problem. Could anyone pls help. I got a 128MB RAM on Windows XP Pro but it keeps reading 64MB.

Thanks for your help always.

  Mikè 19:54 16 May 2004

Does your motherboard have onboard graphics?

  Muslimat79 19:56 16 May 2004

The mobo uses onboard graphics.

  Mikè 20:00 16 May 2004

There's the answer some of your RAM is used by the graphics circuit, this is mainly a cost saving measure.
I would reccomend adding more memory at least 128MB extra.

  bremner 20:00 16 May 2004

Thats why - you will have 64MB for graphics out of the 128MB - hence XP Pro reports 64MB (the remainder).

As a consequence your machine is under the recommended spec for XP Pro and you should add RAM as a matter of priority - an additional 512MB would be best

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