Where's the rest of my Ram?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by G, May 27, 2007.

  1. G

    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.
    G, May 27, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi G,

    Do you have integrated Video on your motherboard? If so, that's where
    it went. Integrated Video will have a portion of your RAM assigned to
    it only. If you want to make adjustments to the amount, you'll need to
    go into your BIOS and then into the Integrated Video section. There you
    can adjust it to like 64, 128, 256, etc. MB. It depends on your needs
    what you should put it on. I would recommend no lower than 128 MB.
    Check your programs that you run and see what they recommend for your
    Video Ram for better performance.

    Hope this helps,


    "Practice makes perfect, then you reinstall"
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    brink, May 27, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Sounds like the on board video is taking 256MB.
    Rock, May 27, 2007
  4. Richard G. Harper, May 27, 2007
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    Graham Guest

    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, May 27, 2007
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    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, May 27, 2007
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    G Guest

    Thanks Rock, you are right.

    G, May 27, 2007
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    G Guest

    Thanks Richard

    G, May 27, 2007
  9. G

    G Guest

    Thanks Graham. You are right.

    G, May 27, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Your Welcome. Now the fun part, finding that right amount video memor
    for good video performance without taking away to much system RAM. Hav
    fun adjusting. If you don't play intensive games or use video editin
    programs, you should get by on 64 MB. Just bump up the Video memory t
    the next up level if you start to see your video display delaying any o
    looks jumble in any way. For about $65 at Best Buy you can get a 1 G
    stick of RAM, if your computer gets to slow for you

    Hope this helps


    "Practice makes perfect, then you reinstall
    '_www.Vistax64.com_' (http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com
    Please post feedback to help others
    brink, May 27, 2007
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