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System Memory

by insane192 / June 17, 2006 2:48 AM PDT

I have Windows XP Pro... and trying to install Max Payne.. but it says I do not have enough system memory... how do i check system memory? Thanks,

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System memory
by Amos16 / June 17, 2006 3:16 AM PDT
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Hi - system memory is a many-splendored thing. Have a look at "" and you will see what I mean. In any case, how much RAM have you got there? - Amos

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I believe the message is referring to RAM
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 17, 2006 5:46 AM PDT
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RAM is Random Access Memory and is used by the processor to store data that it is currently using, rather than having to fetch it from the hard disk all the time, a time consuming process in today's computers.

There are many ways you can check how much RAM your computer has, but perhaps the easiest is to right click your My Computer icon on the Desktop and select Properties.

If the General tab is not displayed click that tab. This window gives a lot of your computer information and your RAM is at the bottom.

I hope this helps.


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Thanks you guys for the info
by insane192 / June 17, 2006 11:40 AM PDT

I thought I was being stupid when I kept getting the error... because I knew I had enough memory in this computer... I spent a motherload on this computer last year and had put in 3 GB of RAM so I would never encounter this issue again.

I think it is the game...

Any other suggestions?

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Well, with 3GB's of RAM
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 17, 2006 7:22 PM PDT

that should be plenty, but perhaps the game is talking about video RAM? This is the memory on your video card.

Which game is it, and what does it say on the box about minimum and required specifications?

If you downloaded and ran Belarc Advisor, this would list all of your computer specs so you could have a ready list for yourself in future.


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I printed out four pages of Belarc Advisor
by DarCLew2 / June 17, 2006 8:18 AM PDT
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Under Memory Modules, my memory sticks are listed on 3 slots as DIMM 256 MB, 128 MB & 128 MB (not printd was they are all 133 MHZ. This is the site:
I turned on my computer so everything is listed. If you see an empty space, that means you can add more RAM
Darrell Lewis

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how to check if your added memory module is recognized .
by anh3 / May 6, 2008 11:01 AM PDT
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I have 3 GB memory in my system and it only recognized only 1.The problem happened after I added the last 1GB module. I bought the same type module DDR 1GB 3200. I use WinXP. I checked the installation twice, and the modules look firmly seated. Please tell me what is the best way to check how much memory you have in your system?

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