i paid for 512 mb ram, why does it say i only have 480 or so?
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    i paid for 512 mb ram, why does it say i only have 480 or so?

    anybody know why, im very curious about this. did i get ripped off? (the box said 512 mb ddr)

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    Hi,

    The difference is around 32Mb?............that is what I would expect if you have "onboard" (on motherboard) video..........it shares the memory, but grabs its bit first.

    If you have a separate videocard, then you may need to disable onboard/shared video memory in your bios.

    What Motherboard, what video, what BIOS?

    Cheers

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    yes, it is onboard. that must be it. thanx

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    Why 2 threads for the one question?
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