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Old 02-27-10, 10:27 PM   #17
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Default Re: Installed Ram Shows 4GB and it says 2.5GB are usable

Originally Posted by LydianKnight View Post
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).
nekro was saying that the video card isn't using all of the "missing" RAM.
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