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Old 02-27-10, 10:24 PM   #16
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Default Re: Installed Ram Shows 4GB and it says 2.5GB are usable

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 View Post
none of those is correct

simply 32bit limitation, move to 64bit to "fix" the problem
wrong :P

first point IS valid, integrated graphics solutions, regardless of the manufacturer, needs to take memory from system memory, but that memory is actually reserved (in a dynamic way, but still... reserved), not 'shared', a quick example could the Intel GMA 4500MHD in my previous computer (an HP Compaq CQ-60 laptop), which could use up to 17xxMB of system ram, my available memory was something like 2.45GB~2.95GB under Windows 7 x86.

(and I guess the same applies for NVIDIA and ATI with their 'shared' memory approach).
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