i am using AMD sempron processor and asus mother board...
i am using 256mb ram, but it is showing only 192MB RAM..
is any BIOS updated needed to solve this....
please help me...
Maybe you have an onboard video card that consumes RAM to operate. This is called video share memory (as far as I know)... In the BIOS setup you can change the amount of shared memory, but your video card will have less memory.
As far as I know!!!!!
If you have internal (inbuilt) Graphics card. Then it also consumes memory from RAM, from enhanced graphics in your computer.
I don't know how to lower the amount of RAM consuption of your Graphics card. But I guess you can try properties of MY COMPUTER and Also DISPLAY PROPERTIES (Which you get from desktop).
If you are a gamer then I suggest you not to change any settings but buy extra RAM(s). If not then you can go on tweaking settings.
i changed my ram to 128 mb then it only showing 64 mb in system properties, i thig it is same as you told above....
i checked it through directx "dxdiag" it shows the correct RAM size... thanks for your suggestion...
see friend its due to Video Onboard card..
so it shares memory with OS.
so just go to BIOS at initial run..
and decrease aperture size and Ram consumption.. according to ur needs.
else try for new additonal AGP card...
it will boost performance..
ok, this has been explained 2 times in these forums.
Your INTERNAL graphic card used 64 megabytes of your ram!!!
it's a way of keeping the laptop smaller and letting you expand your graphic card ram if need though i don't know how. This isn't uncommon either my laptop does it to. I have 256 and it only shows 194.