Re: damn RAM

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by TeeJay1952, May 22, 2009.

  1. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Guest

    Silver Surfer Seventy wrote:
    > Hello, good people. I have been watching this group from the sidelines for a
    > while, and thought that some-one could give me the benefit of their
    > expertise, as there seems to be a lot about here.
    > After being told by various programs that I needed more RAM I decided to
    > upgrade from one stick of 512 MB to two sticks of 2 GB
    > Now I dont know if I have gone over the top here but only less than 3 GB is
    > showing up.
    > When I look at system properties it tells me-
    >
    > ******************************************************
    > System:
    > Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3
    > Desk top PC ,,,,,Thinkcentre
    > Manufactured and supported by: Lenovo
    > Intel(R)
    > Pentium(R) DCPU 3.00GHz 2.99 GHz,
    >
    > 2.98 GB of RAM
    > *********************************************
    >
    > It took about all the wit I possess to install it, so I can't work out where
    > the other 1.2 GB RAM has got to, so wondered if anybody
    > can explain this, how to fix it, or whether I can just ignore it.
    >
    > I don't play super fast games or anything, I just use my computer for
    > shopping for groceries on line, paying bills, using e-bay and watching the
    > odd streaming videos on you tube or the BBC, all very ordinary stuff.
    >
    > Am I trying too hard, and should I settle for what I have managed to do as
    > regarding the ram. I am not smart computer wise (as is obvious) and all I
    > know is what people tell me on line, or what I google. I don't know any
    > young people who I could ask for advice.
    >
    > Thanks for any scraps of wisdom you might throw my way, but please keep it
    > simple.
    >
    > SSS
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000811.html
    You got just can't see it
    Tee Jay
    TeeJay1952, May 22, 2009
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