> I have been given a Daewoo Pentium 3 which has a 500MHz CPU but the hard
> drive (8Gb) has been removed. It boots up fine but obviously can't find a
> hard drive. The onscreen message during POST says it has 196,608Kb of RAM,
> and it says the same in the BIOS. Why doesn't the RAM show as the usual
> 128/256/512Mb configuration?
This is most possibly fine. My laptop has *cough* 32 *cough* MB of RAM and
is reported to have only 28 MB of memory at BIOS stages (26 MB on a
previous date IIRC) because 4 MB are used for graphical acceleration (this
can be tweaked, which is not recommended). Do not treat this value as if it
is an error.
Roy S. Schestowitz