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Vista Memory Not Recognized

by VincentJSmith / July 9, 2009 4:39 AM PDT

First, I do have 64-bit Vista installed. I have 4 GB of RAM installed and under Vista System Properties, it says there are 4 GB of RAM installed. However, when I look under Task Manager, it says 3.3 GB. Is this because of system overhead? Why is this happening?


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I'll take a guess
by Jimmy Greystone / July 9, 2009 4:55 AM PDT

I'll take a guess and say you have an Intel video chipset, or some kind of integrated video. If this is indeed the case, that's where the "missing" memory went. It's being allocated by the video chipset.

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by VincentJSmith / July 9, 2009 5:08 AM PDT
In reply to: I'll take a guess

Thanks! My graphics card is an NVidia Quadro NVS 110M. It uses your RAM to boost graphics performance.

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Besides Intel video chipsets.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2009 4:59 AM PDT

Some of the others eat that much RAM.

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