ThinkStation C30 - Windows 7 32bit only 1.95Gb usable RAM
Posted on 2013-01-15
We have a ThinkStation C30 running WIndows 7 32bit, it has 4Gb Ram installed and recognized but only showing 1.95Gb as usable.
Lenovo have said that the NVIDIA Quadro 600 1Gb graphics card uses 1 GB of the 4GB and that is why it is reporting only 1.95Gb as usable (given its 32bit and the max it would have as useable is 3 - 3.5Gb).
It is not an onboard graphics card but is some-how linked to the processor.
Would some-one be able to explain this to me as I dont understand the concept of the graphics card taking the RAM, in the specs it said it was a 1G card.
Also I ran a BIOS update which said it fixed this RAM problem but it didnt make any difference, I am wondering if I need to make changes in the BIOS.