memory question

Rashkae ubuntu at
Mon Jan 5 14:36:16 UTC 2009

Paras pradhan wrote:
> Is there anything I can do to use full 4 GB of RAM instead of 3.24 GB
> when using 8.10 64 bit?. My machine is Dell 640m Laptop with A10 bios.
> Any one full utilizing 4 GB?
> Thanks
> Paras.

Your notebook comes with an Intel graphics chip that does not have
dedicated video ram.  That means that the system is using some of your
system ram as Video ram, and that memory will never be available to the
Operating system.

You should be able to reduced the amount of reserved memory in your
BIOS, but you always need some.

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