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I installed 3pcs of 512M(DDR400) ram & 1pc of 256M(DDR333) ram into my machine.but just show 884M is it something wrong? Code: /proc# free -m total used free shared buffers ...
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    my ram = ?


    I installed 3pcs of 512M(DDR400) ram & 1pc of 256M(DDR333) ram into my machine.but just show 884M is it something wrong?
    Code:
    /proc# free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           884        350        533          0         65        160
    -/+ buffers/cache:        124        760
    Swap:         2219          0       2219

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    how lucky can a guy get? put 512 in and get 884 out!

    seriously I have no idea maybe one of the mem chips is more than you thought it was.

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    Check your motherboard manual to see if it will accept that combination of RAM, and in the order in which you installed them into the slots. Also make sure all the RAM you selected is compatible with your motherboard.

    If you don't have the manual, it's probably available online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robotics56a
    how lucky can a guy get? put 512 in and get 884 out!

    seriously I have no idea maybe one of the mem chips is more than you thought it was.
    3 x 512 + 256 >> 884

    that's the problem



    threadstarter, i wish i could help you on this one . try what the above poster said

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    Quote Originally Posted by josolanes
    Quote Originally Posted by robotics56a
    how lucky can a guy get? put 512 in and get 884 out!

    seriously I have no idea maybe one of the mem chips is more than you thought it was.
    3 x 512 + 256 >> 884

    that's the problem



    threadstarter, i wish i could help you on this one . try what the above poster said
    my fail math thats... oh. btw its > or >= not >>

    ya try what he said. if you cards are void of labels you'll have to do the binary aproach (nearly all combinations) just see 1st if there are any 2 cards that work together and keep going

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozar
    Check your motherboard manual to see if it will accept that combination of RAM, and in the order in which you installed them into the slots. Also make sure all the RAM you selected is compatible with your motherboard.

    If you don't have the manual, it's probably available online.
    I checked the manual, It is Intel D865GLC, it suports max to 4G of Ram, 333 and 400 of Ram are compatible.
    http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/lc/[/url]
    o.k. I will go ahead for combination.

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