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abagarcia

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Random Access Memory?
« on: August 01, 2006, 01:24:10 PM »
How do I find out how much RAM my laptop has?  Its not reading my DVD's very well or playing them very well eather?  

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    Re: Random Access Memory?
    « Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 01:51:06 PM »
    abagarcia.......
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    Its not reading my DVD's very well or playing them very well eather?  
      this is a rather contradictory statement ....... It either reads them or it doesn't and it either plays them or it doesn't ......perhaps you could explain exactly what you mean .
    How much ram is installed ...... well click Start/Contol panel/ System ........then click the General tab .......  you will see .........
    SYSTEM :........... bla , bla , bla

    Registered to : bla , bla , bla

    Computer :    the last part will show you how much ram is installed

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    abagarcia

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    Re: Random Access Memory?
    « Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006, 01:56:00 PM »
    I will try that....do you know how much RAM you need to be able to play a DVD?

    johnchain

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    Re: Random Access Memory?
    « Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006, 02:00:29 PM »
    To play a DVD you need a media player, it does not require much memory at all. Unless you really don't have much at all (< 256mb). If the DVD is playing slow there might be other issues on the computer.

    GX1_Man

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    Re: Random Access Memory?
    « Reply #4 on: August 01, 2006, 04:03:47 PM »
    I can play DVD's fine on a laptop with 128 meg RAM and Windows 98. XP however can be jerky with 256 or less if an onboard graphics adapter is used rather than a card with separate video memory.

    How about sharing what you have and the specific problems? We can go from there.  ;)

    divcraft

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    Re: Random Access Memory?
    « Reply #5 on: August 02, 2006, 01:52:41 AM »
    128 mg. of RAM is enoff to play any DVD/CD on a laptop. Your Problem lies somewhere eles.  Most onboard Video Cards are hopeless. I suggest you buy a cheap video card. you can pick em up for $60.

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      Re: Random Access Memory?
      « Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006, 08:57:56 AM »
      Div that might work if he was using a Desktop, but laptop's are not Easy to upgrade

      I would check in Task manager to see home many Programs are using up you ram, you may find it simply because you have to many task's running
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      GX1_Man

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      Re: Random Access Memory?
      « Reply #7 on: August 04, 2006, 03:25:09 PM »
      The laptop with 128 RAM that palys DVD's fine has an 8 meg. video adapter. That's really all you need with Win 98 or 2000. XP needs more. We will await the original poster's return. It's been 3 days so maybe he is coming back, maybe not.  ::)