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RAM upgrade? [solved]

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:01 pm
by Black Swordsman
I am currently running memtest on my laptop that has 4Gb of ram installed onto it but memtest is saying that I have 3839M of ram...I already know that I need to replace the hard drive in the computer but I was wanting to know if I might need to look into getting new RAM as well so that i have a working laptop?

I apologize that I cannot currently post my inxi -Fxz information right now due to wrighting this post using my phone and dealing with memtest.

Re: RAM upgrade?

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:10 pm
by gm10
Probably 256 MB reserved for onboard graphics, check your BIOS settings.

Re: RAM upgrade?

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:18 pm
by Black Swordsman
Ok...in the bios I have five tabs, information, main, security, boot and exit. In the Main tab it states

System memory: 634 KB
Extended memory: 3070 MB
Video Memory: [256Mb]

(Apparently I can adjust the frame buffer size of the video memory, but I dont think that is something that I should mess with)

Re: RAM upgrade?

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:59 pm
by gm10
Up to you whether you want to mess with it, but either way, that's where your memory went, as I had suspected. So "problem" solved?