Device Manager vs System Information: Physical Memory installed conflict.

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  1. P. Qwan

    P. Qwan Guest

    Why would Device Manager and System Information (winmsd) show conflicting
    Total Physical Memory installed information?

    I have 2 256 MB DIMMs for a total of 512 MB. Device Manager shows 512 MB.
    System Information shows only 384MB of Total Physical Memory. The POST
    memory check seems to check all 512MB ok. I notice that 384 is 126 MB less
    than 512 MB, or half of one DIMM.

    This is with Windows XP Professional.

    Thanks for any help.
     
    P. Qwan, Jul 15, 2004
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  2. P. Qwan

    J Guest

    I don't know why....what does Task Manager show? do u have an onboard
    video card?

    "P. Qwan" <> wrote in message
    news:C7nJc.6820$...
    > Why would Device Manager and System Information (winmsd) show conflicting
    > Total Physical Memory installed information?
    >
    > I have 2 256 MB DIMMs for a total of 512 MB. Device Manager shows 512 MB.
    > System Information shows only 384MB of Total Physical Memory. The POST
    > memory check seems to check all 512MB ok. I notice that 384 is 126 MB

    less
    > than 512 MB, or half of one DIMM.
    >
    > This is with Windows XP Professional.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    >
     
    J, Jul 19, 2004
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