[PLUG-TALK] Laptop Memory Question

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Thu Mar 10 16:46:39 PST 2011


On Thu, 10 Mar 2011, Rich Shepard wrote:

> On Thu, 10 Mar 2011, Russell Johnson wrote:
>
>> 4GB would be 4096MB or 4,294,967,296 Bytes. The actual number 
>> should always be higher, as long as we're talking memory, not hard 
>> drives.
>
> Russell,
>
>   That's what I thought. I wonder why, then, the system sees only 3G 
> of memory. Sigh.

Memory-mapped devices like video cards and BIOS ROMs will take up some 
space. It's an x86 problem, not a 32-bit issue.

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