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Windows showing 16GB installed RAM but only showing 12GB total physical memory .

I am a bit confused as to why windows is saying I have got 16 gb installed ram but only 12gb total physical memory.
I will post a screenshot of my system details.
http://imgur.com/ptFlUjM

Also when I looked into task manager 2gb of memory is being used even though I have nothing running in the background. so that leaves me 10GB why is this ?
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  1. What videocard is in it
  2. Paul NZ said:
    What videocard is in it


    gigabyte r9 280x windforce rev 2.0
  3. And how much ram is on that?
  4. Paul NZ said:
    And how much ram is on that?


    3GB VRAM
  5. Thats probably where some of its gone then
  6. Paul NZ said:
    Thats probably where some of its gone then


    I am still confused as to why it says 16 GB installed memory but only 12 GB is showing up as total physically memory though :(
  7. Because some videocards use the system ram
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    blazeblue said:
    I am a bit confused as to why windows is saying I have got 16 gb installed ram but only 12gb total physical memory.
    I will post a screenshot of my system details.
    http://imgur.com/ptFlUjM

    Also when I looked into task manager 2gb of memory is being used even though I have nothing running in the background. so that leaves me 10GB why is this ?


    You probably need to check your BIOS and verify that memory remapping is enabled. See this article.
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