RAM Questions?

Philippines
August 3, 2008 12:26pm CST
A 256 DIMM RAM is installed in my computer. It works fine but I am bothered with it because whenever I check how much my RAM is, it only displays 192 MB. Is this normal?
6 responses
@sags2008 (128)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
yes...its normal because when you installed new DIMM RAM in your compuet.basically its not the actual physical capacity on it. it will reduce some for other resources like built-in video card or the buffer of your peripherals.
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
I've investigated my mobo specs and it has a 64mb shared memory since it has integrated graphics and sound cards. Thanks to the info to all those who replied.
@ramangill (1479)
• India
3 Aug 08
yes i guess it is normal,, mine is 1gb ram and it shows 896mb,, so it must be normal. chill.
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 Aug 08
i have double of 512MB and when i check how much i really have, it say that i have 1GB
@laxmi123 (949)
• India
5 Aug 08
RAM Question. Hello this is laxmi 256 ram displays 192 you said. But i used 256 sd Ram so it displays 256 ms Ram. but exatily i don't know this.
@logaritse (388)
• Indonesia
4 Aug 08
Yeah that quite normal, if you have shared VGA (usually onboard) then your VGA will take some amount of RAM. Thats why your physical RAM is decreased :)
@nahidbd (731)
• Bangladesh
3 Aug 08
I think you have motherboard with integrated agp. Integrated agp cards share memory from the system memory. For example if you have 64 integrated agp on your motherboard then, Displayed memory(192MB) = Installed memory(256MB) - Shared memory(64MB)
3 Aug 08
Yes it is perfectly normal. The Ram size always shows up lesser than they actually are because of some graphics and other window boot.ini reasons.