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ylind

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#1
Ubuntu tells me I need at least 256MB of Ram to use it.

How can I determine if my computer has that much. I went into system tools but don,t understand all the lingo.

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JEBWrench

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#4
On most PCs when you first turn them on, they'll run a quick memory test.

If it counts higher than 262144 KB, you've got enough. Though, judging by the fact you're running XP already, I'd wager you've got it covered without checking.

Another way to do it, should you not have the count on-screen or it clears too quickly for you to be absolutely certain, is to go to your Control Panel in XP, and find your System Properties, usually by clicking View System Information under the System Tasks heading on the side panel. Under the General tab of your System Properties, your amount of RAM should be listed.