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In my system imformation it tells me, installed physical memory 1gb, total physical memory 767mb, available physical memory 253mb. Why is my total physical memory not 1gb. I am running vista 32bit. Many thanks for your time.

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I would assume that the system is borrowing some of the memory for video processing, if you don't have a separate video card with its own on board memory. Or it may be some other PCI device borrowing memory from the system. PS vista is a resource hog, so upgrade the memory if you can

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If you have embedded video or cheap chipset on the main-board it reserves some memory for the build in video no matter if you have AGP ot PCIx video card just go to Bios and shrink the used memmory for the video card to 8 MB if you have another card. If you need some help locating the bios setting write back :D

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