memory on laptop not qutie as it seems

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techbud86

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im running a laptop with "512" of ram but its only reading 448. i ran belarc advisor and it told me that both slots have 256 of memory in them, so doing the math...it seems like 64mb of ram are either dead or just not working. any thoughts before i bring it back to the shop?
 
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techbud86 said:
im running a laptop with "512" of ram but its only reading 448. i ran belarc advisor and it told me that both slots have 256 of memory in them, so doing the math...it seems like 64mb of ram are either dead or just not working. any thoughts before i bring it back to the shop?
Let me guess, you have 64mb dedicated to onboard video?
 

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ahhh see thats what i thought...but my onboard vc sucks...i just installed the drivers for it and it only goes to 1024x768. thats seems a little low for a presario 2500...becase the one i had before went WAY higher..i think im etting jiped
 

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If the screen is full at 1024x768 that is the max you can get (unless you want to start scrolling).
 
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LCD screens on laptops are digitally mapped to the physical pixels in the panel, in your case 1024 x 768 pixels.

Setting the display higher cannot magically replace the screen with one of higher resolution, its a physical limit of the screen construction.
 
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