Learn about the technologies behind the Internet with The TCP/IP Guide!
NOTE: Using robot software to mass-download the site degrades the server and is prohibited. See here for more.
Find The PC Guide helpful? Please consider a donation to The PC Guide Tip Jar. Visa/MC/Paypal accepted.
View over 750 of my fine art photos any time for free at DesktopScenes.com!

[ The PC Guide | Troubleshooting and Repair Guide | The Troubleshooting Expert | Troubleshooting Specific Components | Troubleshooting the System Memory | Memory Not Recognized ]

When the system boots up, it reports either 128 KB or 384 KB less memory than is in the system

Explanation: The system is reporting approximately the right amount of memory when it boots, but is leaving out either 128 KB or 384 KB in its report.

Diagnosis: This is normal for many types of machines. The "missing" memory is the area of RAM between conventional memory and extended memory, called the upper memory area. It is not available for use by most standard programs, and therefore some BIOSes choose not to report it.

Recommendation: No action required.

Home  -  Search  -  Topics  -  Up

The PC Guide (http://www.PCGuide.com)
Site Version: 2.2.0 - Version Date: April 17, 2001
Copyright 1997-2004 Charles M. Kozierok. All Rights Reserved.

Not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of this site.
Please read the Site Guide before using this material.
Custom Search