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Memory Distribution

I am running XP-PRO with 512MB.How do you know when your computer memory is distributed correctly? Checking my system info by using Driver guide kit, this is what i found
Total Physical memory - 384MB
Available physical memory - 264.25
Total virtual memory - 1.72GB
Available virtual memory - 1.28GB
Page file space - 1.22gb
All this does not add up to my installed memory, so! am i reading into this wrong or can i change anything?

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How many sticks?

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It would help to know more info on your system. Make and model of motherboard. Do you have 2 256 meg or one 512...?

Good Luck, Tom

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Re:How many sticks?

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3 Sticks of memory. Two sticks of 128MB and one 256MB.
MB is AMD Athlon 706MHZ. All the memories are the same manufacture and type.

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I'm not sure what the "Driver guide kit" is but when I check the My Computer "Properties", I see all of my physical memory listed. Do you see all 512 MB when you check My Computer, Properties? If you don't see all of the memory listed, it seems like one of the 128-MB modules is not being recognized.

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Yes, I would agree with sbarker2- If your "Total Physical memory" is showing 384MB, when in fact you have 512mb installed, then do the math....512 minus 384=128.

One of your 128mb sticks is not being recognized.(As mentioned, right click on "My Computer" and choose Properties...It will most likely show 384MB instead of 512MB).
You could try re-seating the Ram, (Did you just install it?) Or try a different slot. It may have also gone bad. Do you have another Stick you could try?
There are also utilities to test your Ram if need be.

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