Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Namslas90, Nov 6, 2007.
Dell 4550, Added 512 Meg Ram. Now it says total memory available - 1047. shouldn't that be 1024??
Its probably counting some base \ cache memory somewhere as well. tho 1047 is kinda high for that, but the only explanation i can think of atm.
My Brother in laws 4550 I just looked at shows the same 1047.5 available w/2x512 sticks. Not sure what the deal is though.
think Ketxxx is right, extra cache memory somewhere, mines never accurate but its nothing to worry about
By jove I think I've got it.... I take it you are looking at the task manager, and what its actually reading is 1046956 (or thereabouts). Thats cos its in k, if you divide 1046956 by 1024 (to get megabytes) then you get 1022.42...., much closer to 2*512.
Most memory counts are never an exact match. Even if you check on my computer properties it differs from what it's supposed to be. Sometimes higher, somtimes lower. Must be the kilobyte thing mikek75 said but when it's getting less I don't know how that works =/
I guess I'll just write this one off as another "DELL" thing. Thanks everyone.
If your reading from task manager, it may also be counting a _very small_ paging file.
That's where I was reading it from.
It's in the System Properties, 1,047.560 KB RAM, Windows 2K Pro/SP4. I think its a W2K thing.
It reads the Same in System Information.
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