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Old December 27th 04, 04:24 PM
Mike D
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Default System Properties Memory Incorrect

My new HP Pavilion zv5240ca laptop came with 512mb RAM (2 256mb cards), and
that's what shows up in the BIOS. Control Panel - System Properties shows
384mb RAM, and so does Task Manager. Is this a Windows issue or an HP
issue?

OS is XP Home, SP2 with all patches.


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Old December 27th 04, 04:49 PM
R. C. White
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Default System Properties Memory Incorrect

Hi, Mike.

How much of your 512 MB RAM is used by your display adapter?

Many laptops have graphics chips that share RAM with the CPU. Check the
manual for your new computer to see if your display adapter has its own RAM,
or uses some of the main system memory.

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"Mike D" wrote in message
...
My new HP Pavilion zv5240ca laptop came with 512mb RAM (2 256mb cards),
and that's what shows up in the BIOS. Control Panel - System Properties
shows 384mb RAM, and so does Task Manager. Is this a Windows issue or an
HP issue?

OS is XP Home, SP2 with all patches.


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Old December 27th 04, 05:36 PM
Mike D
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Default System Properties Memory Incorrect

Thanks, that was it:

VIDEO GRAPHICS
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 IGP - 128MB DDR (shared)

"R. C. White" wrote in message
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Hi, Mike.

How much of your 512 MB RAM is used by your display adapter?

Many laptops have graphics chips that share RAM with the CPU. Check the
manual for your new computer to see if your display adapter has its own
RAM, or uses some of the main system memory.

RC
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San Marcos, TX

Microsoft Windows MVP

"Mike D" wrote in message
...
My new HP Pavilion zv5240ca laptop came with 512mb RAM (2 256mb cards),
and that's what shows up in the BIOS. Control Panel - System Properties
shows 384mb RAM, and so does Task Manager. Is this a Windows issue or an
HP issue?

OS is XP Home, SP2 with all patches.




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Old December 27th 04, 05:52 PM
Yves Leclerc
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Default System Properties Memory Incorrect

This is common with laptops and on-board video cards. The manufacturers cut
corners and use shared memory for the system RAM and the video card.

"Mike D" wrote in message
...
Thanks, that was it:

VIDEO GRAPHICS
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 IGP - 128MB DDR (shared)

"R. C. White" wrote in message
...
Hi, Mike.

How much of your 512 MB RAM is used by your display adapter?

Many laptops have graphics chips that share RAM with the CPU. Check the
manual for your new computer to see if your display adapter has its own
RAM, or uses some of the main system memory.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX

Microsoft Windows MVP

"Mike D" wrote in message
...
My new HP Pavilion zv5240ca laptop came with 512mb RAM (2 256mb cards),
and that's what shows up in the BIOS. Control Panel - System
Properties shows 384mb RAM, and so does Task Manager. Is this a Windows
issue or an HP issue?

OS is XP Home, SP2 with all patches.






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Old January 14th 05, 03:35 AM
No_Name
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Default System Properties Memory Incorrect

Mike,
I have the same problem. unlike yours, my bios & XP shows that i
have only 384.. It looks like a hardware problem than XP.

have you contacted HP?



Mike D wrote:
My new HP Pavilion zv5240ca laptop came with 512mb RAM (2 256mb

cards), and
that's what shows up in the BIOS. Control Panel - System Properties

shows
384mb RAM, and so does Task Manager. Is this a Windows issue or an

HP
issue?

OS is XP Home, SP2 with all patches.


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Old January 14th 05, 03:50 AM
Thomas Wendell
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Default System Properties Memory Incorrect

The integrated graphics "card" is using the remaining 128MB. Somewhere in
the BIOS there's a setting to how much memory to give the gfx adapter.....

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Mike,
I have the same problem. unlike yours, my bios & XP shows that i
have only 384.. It looks like a hardware problem than XP.

have you contacted HP?



Mike D wrote:
My new HP Pavilion zv5240ca laptop came with 512mb RAM (2 256mb

cards), and
that's what shows up in the BIOS. Control Panel - System Properties

shows
384mb RAM, and so does Task Manager. Is this a Windows issue or an

HP
issue?

OS is XP Home, SP2 with all patches.




 




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