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Thread: "memory mystery" bad ram count

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    Question "memory mystery" bad ram count

    on boot ,my bios reports a ram count, of the full amount installed,and that same is ok.But win98 se system properties only reports 1/3 of the actual installed ram! can you please help me solve this"memory mystery?

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    Welcome DAMECLES
    IF you have onboard video then that takes usually 32MB. SO that could account for the memory not showing up. Also it could be a 64mb video card, but ive yet to see one onboard Is there?

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    Originally posted by DAMECLES:
    on boot ,my bios reports a ram count, of the full amount installed,and that same is ok.But win98 se system properties only reports 1/3 of the actual installed ram! can you please help me solve this"memory mystery?
    PC HAS 32MB PCI Geforce2 mmx400 vid card. the mobo. is a Gig-byte ga-7dxr,761 chipset;amd Ath1.4ghz; mobo. suports 3gig of ddr ram-currently running 768mb pc2100 266mhz cas2 ddr ram. someone has said that a setting ,to do with "v-cache" would help,but did not give- how-2 do it.i assume (i know!) that if '98se only sees 512mb then 256mb is not being acessed? gee! i wish i had started my computer hobby 10 yeears ago instead of 1 year. thanx!to all. ! Great,forum site here! DAMECLES



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    Windows 98 has a lot of problem with more than 512mb of ram...

    This isn't exactly the problem you have, but look here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q253912

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    You drop it down to about 384 she'll work fine

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