[PLUG-TALK] Laptop Memory Question

Russell Johnson russ at dimstar.net
Thu Mar 10 16:48:17 PST 2011


On Mar 10, 2011, at 4:41 PM, 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.

Several possibilities. 

It could be video memory in use.

It could be the hardware/software installed only supports the ~3.5gb limit.

It could be something else I'm forgetting at the moment and haven't googled properly. 

Russell Johnson
russ at dimstar.net






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