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Thread: RAM right or wrong?




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    Default RAM right or wrong?

    I've always understood that hard disc sizes get exaggerated by sellers
    dividing by 1000 instead of 1024. I also understand about usable disc
    space being less than quoted sizes due to sectorisation.
    But I've never come across this before..
    My new Dell laptop was sold as having 1024MB RAM. Both Vista and the
    BIOS report the amount of RAM as 894MB. Dell CS have used both the
    reasons in the first paragraph as reasons for the discrepancy. The other
    suggested reason is that some of the RAM is shared with the video card -
    but why as the Radeon Xpress 1150 has 256MB of its own?
    Can someone explain please?

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    Default Re: RAM right or wrong?

    Are you sure the Radeon Xpress 1150 has its' own RAM? From about 2 minutes of Googleing it looks to me like that "video card" is more of a "video chip" that uses shared RAM and has no RAM of its' own.
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    Default Re: RAM right or wrong?

    I'd be VERY surprised to see that card have 256MB of it's own memory. Usually only the high end laptop video solutions have their own ram.
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    Default Re: RAM right or wrong?

    sounds like to me that you've got shared ram ie what they said ^

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