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How much RAM do You Have?

How Much RAM do you have?
4 GB (4000 MB)
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
2 GB (2000 MB)
17%
 17%  [ 4 ]
1 GB (1000 MB)
30%
 30%  [ 7 ]
512 MB
39%
 39%  [ 9 ]
256 MB
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
128 MB
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
96 MB
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
64 MB
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
less than 64 MB
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
     
Total Votes : 23
    
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buckman7111 Trainee

I was interested to see how much RAM (Random Access Memory) everybody has because 1 GB seems to be the magic number for both windows Vista and Flight simulator X (FSX) to run. Even so, I've heard that they may run with 512MB also.

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH RAM YOU HAVE:

1:Go to start
2:Go to "Run"
3:type in dxdiag
4: press ok
5: IF a box appears about your computer's privacy, press ok
6: search the page for you amount of ram..(in MB)
7:ROUND OFF THE AMOUNT OF RAM THAT APPEARS ON THE PAGE TO THE NEAREST INCRIMENT THAT APPEARS IN THE POLL.

EX. if it says 502 MB round it out to the standard 512 MB

Remember that 1GB=1000MB so if it says 1022MB round it to 1GB

certain factors such as shared-memory graphic cards can make the amount of RAM seem different than it really is.

I personally have 1 GB of RAM but my last system had 96MB of RAM!

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

No choice for 3GB. Wink

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buckman7111 Trainee

3GB? I've never heard of that 1! lol

Do you seriously have 3 GB of RAM?

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

buckman7111 wrote:

3GB? I've never heard of that 1! lol

Do you seriously have 3 GB of RAM?

No i have never heard it too...I just follow the numbers chain.... Tee Hee You know 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 etc.... Surrender

I could suggest another way to find your systems RAM if im allowed to.
Go to desktop,Right click in My Computer choose Properties and you get it. Wink

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Shocked No option for 1.5 Gig Crying or Very sad

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

tomthetank wrote:

Shocked No option for 1.5 Gig Crying or Very sad

Is this a number of the chain? Wink

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buckman7111 Trainee

yeah, thats another way to do it. Wink i just discovered that dxdiag thing today and its so cool. It gives you all your other info too.

about the 3 GB thing:...I suppose its possible since most computers have 2 ram slots that you could have 1, 2GB card and 1, 1GB card for a combined total of 3 GB

funny how things work Wink

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Most of modern MOBOS my friend have 3 slots and the newest 4.So you can easily have 3GB or 1.5GB.

Personally i have fill my 3slots with a stick of 1GB at each one so if i count right i have 3GB. Wink



Last edited by Greekman72 on Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:06 pm, edited 1 time in total
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Michael Thomas (SteveT) Chief Captain

I have 512MB on my Laptop Very Happy

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liam (Liono) Chief Captain

I have 2 sticks of 1GB RAM. I'll just like to point something my friend about your poll. You have it wrong.
1GB equals 1024MB so for the following it would look like this

1GB = 1024MB
2GB = 2048MB
3GB = 3072MB

and so on. Take a normal 4.7GB DVD it can't handle 4.7GB of data. The DVD and Memory class 1GB as 1000MB but as soon as you put in your PC your BIOS classes it as 1024MB for a stick of 1GB RAM. I have the details for DVD and CD's somewhere but as I've had about 10 pints of larger I can't find it as I'm seeing double Very Happy

Liono..........Don't drink people it's bad for your health......

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buckman7111 Trainee

okay.....lets get 1 thing straight

1 GB = 1000MB duh

yeah sure...a 1 GB RAM card actually has 1024MB but we don't call a 1024MB memory card because that extra 24MB does not matter that much.

I'm just saying that a 1GB memory card has about 1000MB of memory. Wink

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liam (Liono) Chief Captain

I understand what your saying but technically it's 1024MB for 1GB. It's very misleading.

If I went into a shop and asked for 1GB of memory and the keeper gave me a stick of 1000MB would I then be under charged for the stick or charged for 1024MB??. In this day and age we need all the extra RAM we can get. So the extra 24MB does matter.

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hinch Chief Captain

it's so annoying when people get that wrong! a gig is 1024mb - they got it wrong on who wants to be a millionaire and they had loads of people complain haha.

i have 1536mb Smile

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Very good idea for a poll Thumbs Up!

I've got 2gigs

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buckman7111 Trainee

Yeah I know what your saying: 1 GB of ram =1024MB. Let's all stop fightning now! Wink

anyway, I think i'm gonna buy 1 GB, no, I mean 1024 MB more RAM for my comp.

I found this site that had RAM specifically made to my system's model # and I was wondering if it was a good deal.
check this out:

http://www.maverickmemory.com/conf_screen3.cfm

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

We are no fighting each other my friend.We just discuss Wink

Its a good deal anyway if you upgrade your RAM.You will notice differencies. Wink

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

buckman7111 wrote:

okay.....lets get 1 thing straight

1 GB = 1000MB duh

yeah sure...a 1 GB RAM card actually has 1024MB but we don't call a 1024MB memory card because that extra 24MB does not matter that much.

I'm just saying that a 1GB memory card has about 1000MB of memory. Wink

Why bother saying something you know to be inaccurate? Or do you think a mile is 5200 ft.? Or is a ft. 10 inches long? Only hard drive manufacturers do that to rip everyone off.

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Michael Thomas (SteveT) Chief Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

buckman7111 wrote:

okay.....lets get 1 thing straight

1 GB = 1000MB duh

yeah sure...a 1 GB RAM card actually has 1024MB but we don't call a 1024MB memory card because that extra 24MB does not matter that much.

I'm just saying that a 1GB memory card has about 1000MB of memory. Wink

Why bother saying something you know to be inaccurate? Or do you think a mile is 5200 ft.? Or is a ft. 10 inches long? Only hard drive manufacturers do that to rip everyone off.

True point actually Crash - it isn't really such a big deal - or is it?? Confused

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

SteveT wrote:

CrashGordon wrote:

buckman7111 wrote:

okay.....lets get 1 thing straight

1 GB = 1000MB duh

yeah sure...a 1 GB RAM card actually has 1024MB but we don't call a 1024MB memory card because that extra 24MB does not matter that much.

I'm just saying that a 1GB memory card has about 1000MB of memory. Wink

Why bother saying something you know to be inaccurate? Or do you think a mile is 5200 ft.? Or is a ft. 10 inches long? Only hard drive manufacturers do that to rip everyone off.

True point actually Crash - it isn't really such a big deal - or is it?? Confused

Ordinarily, it wouldn't be, but the "duh" at the end of the inaccurate statement implies that someone must be a bit dense for not believing that inaccurate information.

1024 bytes = 1 KB
1024 KB = 1 MB
1024 MB = 1 GB

These are not base 10 values. Duh!!!

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Can I ask a question. Why is 1kb 1024 bytes

1 kilometre = 1000metres
1 kilogram = 1000grams
etc, etc, etc

So why is this the case???

Shocked Shocked Shocked

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hinch Chief Captain

because it's not metric?

it's something to do with how many digits are in a byte...9 or 12 maybe? that would make sense anyway :s

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

pilotwannabe wrote:

Can I ask a question. Why is 1kb 1024 bytes

1 kilometre = 1000metres
1 kilogram = 1000grams
etc, etc, etc

So why is this the case???

Shocked Shocked Shocked

Perhaps the fact that there are 8, not 10 bits to a byte will give a clue. Bits and Bytes are not based on the decimal system.
8
16
32
64
128
256
512
1024 bingo!



Last edited by CrashGordon on Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:29 pm, edited 1 time in total
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hinch Chief Captain

i came here to specifically say it was 8bytes and try to pass it off as if i'd known all along...good old wikipedia Very Happy

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

But 'kilo' means one thousand. Very Happy

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

pilotwannabe wrote:

But 'kilo' means one thousand. Very Happy

That is the curse of translating computer into human. Humans have grown up thinking in decimal, not hex.

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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Hex???

This is were I give up Very Happy I guess i'll just have to live with the fact that the world isn't as simple as I thought it was!!!

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

PW

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CrashGordon Chief Captain
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pilotwannabe Chief Captain

Thanks Crash!!

I'll give that a read....

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

PW

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liam (Liono) Chief Captain

Carrying on from where Crash has started I have gone back to my old text and found this

Commonly used prefix multipliers including kilo (meaning one thousand), mega (one million) and giga (one billion). These ate abbreviated to K, M and G respectively. So, for example, 1 Kilobyte (also wriiten as 1Kbyte or 1KB) is roughly one thousand bytes, and 1 megabyte (1 MByte or 1MB) is around one million bytes. Technically, becuse we are dealing with binary data storage 1KB is 1,024bytes (210), and 1MB is 1,048,576bytes (220)

This also applys to DVD storage space on DVD's. I shall eplain

A DVD+R disc labelled as being 4.7GB won't, in fact hold 4.7GB of data. So if you try to burn 4.51GB of data onto a 4.7GB DVD your burning software won't burn the last bit. The reason is found in the way the media-storage industry calulates capacity. Unfortunately, it's hard to avoid getting a little technical here. A "real" gigabyte (Gb), as measured by every binary computer in the world is 1,073,741,824bytes of data.
However, most drive and disc manufacturers work an inflationary deception here by treating gigabytes as around one billion (1,000,000,000) bytes. But when the computer does it's binary maths, using the real gigabyte fiqure, the actual capacity of the disc turns out to be 4.73GB (4,700,000,000 divided by 1,073,741,824). The same is true of higher-capacity measurments, too, so a double layer labelled as 8.5Gb will in fact only hold 7.9Gb

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hinch Chief Captain

as a remark to the kilo thing. a ton is different from a metric tonne..

that confused many people in physics hehe.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

hinch wrote:

as a remark to the kilo thing. a ton is different from a metric tonne..

that confused many people in physics hehe.

Oh, what I would give if there were only one language, measurement system, currency, etc. Rolling Eyes

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Tailhook Chief Captain

hinch wrote:

as a remark to the kilo thing. a ton is different from a metric tonne..

To add to the confusion, a pound is different to a 'metric' ... or should it be 'decimal' pound Wall Bashing
...a gallon is not a gallon and a mile is not a mile... there are probably others. Read

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Sico2 First Officer

768mb, P2100 Wink no option for this one!

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buckman7111 Trainee

I guess you guys were right:

8 bits= 1 byte(a bit is a single "0"or "1" used to make a code)

1024 bytes=1 kilobyte

Name, symbol & # of bytes
________________________________________

kilobyte__________KB___________2 to the 10th power

megabyte________MB___________2 to the 20th power

gigabyte_________GB___________2 to the 30th power

terabyte_________TB____________2 to the 40th power

petabyte_________PB____________2 to the 50th power

exabyte _________EB___________2 to the 60th power

zettabyte_________ZB___________2 to the 70th power

yottabyte_________YB___________2 to the 80th power

as you can see, a kilobyte has 2 to the 10th power of bytes

meaning

(bytes) 2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2= 1 kilobyte

2x2 =4

2x4= 8

2x8=16

2x16=32

2x32=64

2x64=128

2x128=256

2x256=512

2x512= 1024



Last edited by buckman7111 on Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:33 pm, edited 1 time in total
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Ryan Finn (pilotguy44) Captain

I just got my system updated, new ATI radeon chipset (ugh, i forget the model, lol) .. all that jazz. I had my RAM updated from 512mb to 1024mb.

that's over a gigabite of RAM, i'm pretty much set for now Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Messoris Guest

I have 6411MB or 6GB of RAM but my computer is still slow how much RAM should i put in to my computer >.<

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Messoris wrote:

I have 6411MB or 6GB of RAM but my computer is still slow how much RAM should i put in to my computer >.<

6 should be good but give us the rest of the specs of your machine.

Radar

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