8Gb of RAM not appearing but appearing weird :S

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bender o, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. bender o macrumors 6502

    bender o

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    Hi, I upgraded my mid 2010 MBP to 8Gb of from OWC, on the about mac info it shows the 8Gb but on the activity monitor I only see 7,75Gb but the free+used adds up to 8Gb, what can be happening?

    Here're my screenshots.

    Thanks in advance :)
     

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  2. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    This is a normal phenomenon for the C2D Unibody laptops. The current theory is that the integrated graphics is taking up a chunk of your memory.
     
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000

    DustinT

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    Yup.
     
  4. bender o thread starter macrumors 6502

    bender o

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    And can you make it take up more memory for movies :)?
     
  5. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    No, the 9400M's takes up 256MB of VRAM...no more, no less. As far as i'm aware only the latest Intel HD 3000 can go beyond its 384MB limit up to 512MB
     

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