posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 07:51 PM
reply to post by nineix
You've been awesome help in this thread. You are like the software guru, and I am like the hardware tech. Once Stealthy rules out the cooling
issues I am adamant about, you can have the remote assistance, as that will be maddingly slow due to the system lag.
We do have a solid clue now, 2.78gb usable out of four. Seven is a memory glutton, and depriving that beast of memory is just asking for trouble.
Where'd that 1.3gb of RAM go? Points to overheating, and memory loss, a hardware issue. Any OS doesn't lose memory unless the hardware fails.
That system should have two 2gb chips in it, so the uneven loss doesn't work out to be a single chip failing. If she said 2gb reported, I'd say
"bingo", chip failure and problem solved. That'd describe the lag. So, we still have a mystery on our hands......