I've just installed 512mb ram on my laptop, running windows xp home. I had to do this becuase it was only running 128 before aahh. Now I don't know very much about this but when I had a look at System in the control panel it tells me I'm only running 496mb ram. Is this normal?, is there are reason for this?, and is there anything I can do about it?
Also as a side note when I look at how much free memory I have when I'm not running any applications it is only about 282mb ram, does this sound about normal?
I would appreciate any help you could give me