why does this machine show 80 mb of RAM

Posted on 2005-03-20
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quick question.  I am working on a friends machine....an old IBM 340 with windows 98 se.  The system reports 80 mb of ram.......I thought (probably mistakenly) that ram was in multiples of 8...  like 16....32....64....etc.    How am I ending up with a reportedly 80 mb of ram....there is 4 ram cards in the slots....two of which are 8 mb....the other two I have no ideal.....can anyone shed some light on this?  

Question by:bubblehead580
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Same of the ram would be allotted to the video card.

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or you have two 8mb.'s= 16 and 3 32's=64, totaling 80 mb.'s

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woodendude earned 1000 total points
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sorry 2x 32's.

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