I’m a complete computer newbie & you guys have been a great help in answering my previous questions.
So here’s another one - I have a decent computer for the first time, running Windows XP, P4 with 3.0ghz with 512MB Ram.
I had a look at my system information and it said ‘Total Physical Memory’ is 512MB but the ‘Total Memory Available’ is only 207.06MB Ram. This is probably a stupid question but where does the rest of the ram go? I realise some must go to programs running in the background but is it normal to have this much less?
I ask this mainly because I’m just getting into computer gaming and coming from a Console Gaming environment (PS2 & Xbox) it’s confusing me. Case in point is I recently bought ‘Medal of Honor:Allied Assault’. I thought that an older game (2002) wouldn’t be so dependant on the newest graphics cards & such, but to get it to run smoothly I still have to drop the detail,texture, lighting & other effects down to lower levels. Am I going to have to shell out for more ram & a graphics card to get a decent look & performance out of the game?
Sorry for the long question but I find all this information very helpful in the long run as my interest in computers keeps growing.
Thanks in advance,