memory question

Paras pradhan pradhanparas at
Tue Jan 6 04:48:39 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 8:36 AM, Rashkae <ubuntu at> wrote:
> 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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My dell 640m's bios dedicated 8MB to video which is not changeable
(strange) . In memory section, it says Memory install = 4096 and
Memory available = 3312.
This means I will not be able to use full 4 GB in this bios?


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