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Hmm…there is no actual question here but based on the title I am going to guess that you can get what you need from typing one of the following commands:

  • cat /proc/meminfo
  • df -h

Thankyou, sorry i had a power outage
Was given a old toshiba laptop M200 with a core2 intel T5300 @1.73ghz.
Plan on giving to daughter inlaw with XFCE manjaro. Only had 1gig of memory orginally, so i bought 2 x 2gig secondhand sticks.
XFCE running ok but when i check in Hardinfo shows total memory as 3.324gig. Bios does show total 4 gig.
Any help appreciated

Did you install the 32-bit version? I think 32-bit systems can only use about 3GB RAM:

Hi no i loaded the 64bit ver because i thought the intel cpu was 64bit

It should be a 64 bit processor.

Can you share the results of the command
sudo inxi -Fxzm

i will load the command hard info shows operating system as 4.18.3-1-manjaro (x86_64)

Some systems share RAM with video/GPU, thus less is available for the OS.

@pion25, memory isn’t memory (truth isn’t truth?).

Manufacturers’ method of measuring RAM is inflated. They use multiples of 1,000, whereas it should be 1,024.

System:
Host: bambi-pc Kernel: 4.18.3-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 8.2.0 Console: tty 0 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:
Type: Other-vm? System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite M200 v: PSMC0A-01X00N
serial:
Mobo: Intel model: CAPELL VALLEY(NAPA) CRB serial: N/A BIOS: Phoenix
v: 5.10 date: 10/31/2007
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 49.5 Wh condition: 53.8/60.0 Wh (90%)
model: PA3534U-1BAS status: Discharging
Memory:
Array-1: capacity: 4 GiB slots: 2 EC: None max module size: 2 GiB
note: est.
Device-1: M1 size: 2 GiB speed: 667 MT/s type: DDR2
Device-2: M2 size: 2 GiB speed: 667 MT/s type: DDR2
CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 T5300 bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Merom rev: 2 L2 cache: 2048 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 6918
Speed: 874 MHz min/max: 800/1733 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 874 2: 923
Graphics:
Card-1: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics
driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: server: X.org 1.20.1 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting
resolution:
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM v: 1.4 Mesa 18.1.6
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Card-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.18.3-1-MANJARO
Network:
Card-1: Marvell 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet driver: sky2 v: 1.30
port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac:
Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network driver: iwl3945
v: in-tree:ds bus ID: 03:00
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac:
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 111.79 GiB used: 6.00 GiB (5.4%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MK1237GSX size: 111.79 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 102.66 GiB used: 6.00 GiB (5.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.98 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: 36.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 143 Uptime: 6m Memory: 3.17 GiB used: 643.0 MiB (19.8%)
Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.2.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.20

sorry for coping and paste

Looks like 2, 2 gig sticks of ddr2 with 3.17 GB of total ram which is not awesome math.

This is a good point. You should check you BIOS and see if there is a setting to change how much ram is allocated to video memory

yes ill look in bios now thanks

4,000,000/1,048,576=3.81 GB RAM
3.81-3.17=0.64 GB shared video memory
(0.64 GB = 640 MB)

thanks c00ter, should have read alittle longer. Sorry to have bothered everyone.

It’s just a common sales tactic that they all adopted way back when. Just another way to lie. FAKE NEWS!

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