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Offline Digerati

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Re: RAM reduced?
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2020, 01:24:15 PM »
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Taking a guess, 2GB are reserved for an integrated video card.
That may affect the amount of RAM "available" but the Crucial memory wizard would still accurately report the amount of RAM physically installed (assuming the sticks were not faulty).

The wizard reports 1 x 2GB and 1 x 4GB (for 6GB total). If the graphics solution has stolen... err... is "sharing" some system RAM, Windows may report less is available.
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Re: RAM reduced?
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2020, 02:28:33 PM »
That is what I thought too. It says clearly that it could be up to 16GB.

I will try it anyway. My nephew also needs extra RAM (he has only 4GB) and I guess we will "play" trying the sticks.
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Re: RAM reduced?
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2020, 02:45:32 PM »
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My nephew also needs extra RAM (he has only 4GB)
Just remember he needs the 64-bit version of Windows to take full advantage of anything over 4GB.
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Re: RAM reduced?
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2020, 02:46:41 PM »
Thank you. Fortunately both computers are 64-bit. :)
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Re: RAM reduced?
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2020, 07:28:27 AM »
RAM 8GB was added on both laptops, mine and my nephew's.

Everything runs smoothly.

Thank you for all the information provided.  :)
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