Memory recognized wrong

Posted on 1999-12-31
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Last Modified: 2013-12-29

I am having a strange problem.  My system is recognizing a 64 PC100 Dimm as 56 Megs.  Although the system is running fine, I don't think this is a good thing.  What could cause this?

I am running an AMD K6-350 on a EPoX EP-MVP4A motherboard with a Western Digital 2.1 gig harddrive and a Toshiba DVD 6x drive.

Thanks in advance.

Question by:nasa
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Expert Comment

ID: 2316954
if you have onboard video which shares memory with the system, this is normal.  You can probably set in the BIOS how much memory is shared for video.

Author Comment

ID: 2316974
The Motherboard has an onboard video card as you stated. However, it is suppose to have 8 Megs of video memory.  Now that you mentioned this I do recall seeing a setting for this in the bios.  How much memory should be allocated to the video card if it all ready has 8Megs?  Thanks again.


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1cell earned 800 total points
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I believe what you will find is that it's 8MB of shared system memory not an actual 8MB on the motherboard for video only.

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