Actual Size of RAM.

I recently bought a computer. It has a 256 MB DDR  ram (128 mb in two slots).
But Linux and windows shows it as 240MB(Windows) and 232MB(Linux). When I asked my local vendor about  it, he said that rest of memory is used as VGA memory.
The mother board is Intel 865GBF Which has inbuilt AGP.

Is he correct?
But according to what i have studied The VGA memory must be in the VGA card. It cannot be in RAM.

Thanks.
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manish_regmiAsked:
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MikProgConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It is onboard AGP adapter. Standalone cards are use it's own memory, but onboard VGA chip can share RAM. It is normal. But why Win shows different size than Lin? It's dependent of selected configuration (I think). Try use anything like SiSoft Sandra http://www.3bsoftware.com. It give you detailed report rather than single number that confused peoples.
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magus123Commented:
some memory sticks are not really what they say , they can be off by a few mbs ,
but i really never seen lose 16mbs,

does this number also appear , when you reboot , and see the ram test counting the ram
if so then that what the sticks hold.
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Yes. Onboard video usually shares ram. There should be a setting in the BIOS to adjust this size.

I don't know why Linux is using 8megs more either, other than what MikProg said.
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Mike_helps_youCommented:
If it's an onboard video card, it can tend to share the ram you have. Also, memory tends to not be exactly what is stated.
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manish_regmiAuthor Commented:
Thanks, to all of you for your input.

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