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I have windows 7 32 bit and RAM is 6 GB but showing usable as 2.8 gb only.Most of the memory showing reserved by hardware.I have Acer Aspire 4738 laptop.Please help.I have tried all as uncheck maximum memory in advance tab-boot--msconfig.

Q: I have windows 7 32 bit and RAM is 6 GB but showing usable as 2.8 gb only.Most of the memory showing reserved by hardware.I have Acer Aspire 4738 laptop.Please help.I have tried all as uncheck maximum memory in advance tab-boot--msconfig.

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Preferred Solution: I have windows 7 32 bit and RAM is 6 GB but showing usable as 2.8 gb only.Most of the memory showing reserved by hardware.I have Acer Aspire 4738 laptop.Please help.I have tried all as uncheck maximum memory in advance tab-boot--msconfig.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5552G-7641 laptop with 4gb of memory (2x2gb). The max memory supported is 8gb so i put in 2x4gb memory sticks. When I check the system info it says 8gb installed (4 gb usable).

I read alot of forums and it says to change the dram voltage but I have no idea how to do this. The BIOS that comes with this laptop is also very basic and does not allow customization of specific settings.

Any tips or information would be greatly appreciated.

A:8gb memory installed only 4 usable. acer aspire laptop

Quote: Originally Posted by radmakn212

I have an Acer Aspire 5552G-7641 laptop with 4gb of memory (2x2gb). The max memory supported is 8gb so i put in 2x4gb memory sticks. When I check the system info it says 8gb installed (4 gb usable).

I read alot of forums and it says to change the dram voltage but I have no idea how to do this. The BIOS that comes with this laptop is also very basic and does not allow customization of specific settings.

Any tips or information would be greatly appreciated.

Type msconfig in search. Make sure the max memory is UNchecked.

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hi i have a bit of a problem with my laptop.My laptop used to have 2 gb ram and still have 1.47 used and i taught ok its close but today i upgred it to 4 gb ram and still have 1.43 used what seem to be the problem ? as u can see resource monitor is showing 2.5 gb hardware resource p.s i have tried msconfig ad it is not working
here is all u need to know about my laptop

System Information
Time of this report: 11/16/2015, 16:16:08
Machine name: DESKTOP-6KLG0GR
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 10240) (10240.th1.150709-1700)
Language: Bosnian (Latin) (Regional Setting: Bosnian (Latin))
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP ProBook 6465b
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD A6-3430MX APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~1.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1504MB RAM
Page File: 1859MB used, 860MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: 11.1
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Not Available
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.10240.16384 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9... Read more

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Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 1/22/2008
Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 8.00 GB
Adapter Description: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Adapter RAM: 512.00 MB (536,870,912 bytes)
Motherboard: nForce 680i SLI SPP/ nForce 680i SLI MCP

Hello I've been searching these forums and all over the web for an answer but have found no solutions. I've got 8gb of DDR2 Ram installed and only 2.5gbs of that is available.

I've attempted to activate PAE but that is no go. I've reinstalled each ram alone so see if it were the sticks themselves and still no good. The only update for the Bios is 5 years old and I had to do a system restore when I attempted to update it. I can't find much info on Nvidia SLI so I'm stumped.

I run with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and I do know that a certain percentage will be reserved but 5gbs of ram being held is ridiculous. My video card only takes up 512mb so that doesn't seem to be the issue.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

A:Hardware Reserved Memory Issue (2.5gb Usable out of 8gb) WIN 7 32bit

Hi Erriiieeee welcome to SevenForums

The reason you're seeing 2.5GBs is due to your 32-bit OS version of Windows 7 Home Premium . 32-bit OSes dont see anything past 2.5GBs . If you want to see 8GBs you would need 64-bit version of Windows . That would need to be a reinstallation of Windows 7 not an upgrade .

Take a look at the link below to achieve the best solution

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Please look at Step 1 and 2 in the above tutorial . If you need a 64-bit version of your Windows 7 Home Premium

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HI Geeks,I am working for a compagny with more than 300 hp assets . loptops mainly.I have discovered that on new bought elitebook 820  G2 with 8GB memory installed, windows 7 is showing this in compyter system information: Installed memory (RAM) : 8.00 GB (2.64 usable)system type 32bitsBIOS version/Date Hewlett-packard M71 Ver. 01.12, 11/5/2015SMBIOS Version 2.7 can someone help to find what is going wrong here.I really need to sort this out as sometimes, users will complain that their laptops are freezing.thanks in advance for your inputs.regards.

IT engineer,Team/Tech lead End User Computer team. Consultant at TATA Consulting Service and Tricontinental LTD.

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A:usable memory showing 2.64 while the total installed is 8GB ...

Hi I believe you are subject to the 32 bit memory limit that occurs within Windows. The limit is 4GB, so to use your 8GB fully you would need a 64 bit OS. Mark Russinovitch, a highly respected individual writes this... 32-bit Client Effective Memory Limits While 4GB is the licensed limit for 32-bit client SKUs, the effective limit is actually lower and dependent on the system?s chipset and connected devices. The reason is that the physical address map includes not only RAM, but device memory as well, and x86 and x64 systems map all device memory below the 4GB address boundary to remain compatible with 32-bit operating systems that don?t know how to handle addresses larger than 4GB. If a system has 4GB RAM and devices, like video, audio and network adapters, that implement windows into their device memory that sum to 500MB, 500MB of the 4GB of RAM will reside above the 4GB address boundary, as seen below:The result is that, if you have a system with 3GB or more of memory and you are running a 32-bit Windows client, you may not be getting the benefit of all of the RAM.  On Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista RTM, you can see how much RAM Windows has accessible to it in the System Properties dialog, Task Manager?s Performance page, and, on Windows XP and Windows Vista (including SP1), in the Msinfo32 and Winver utilities. On Window Vista SP1, some of these locations changed to show installed RAM, rather than available RAM, as documented... Read more

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I have self assebled desktop with following configuration-
AMD Phenom II X4 955 CPU
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard
4GB DDR3 1333MHz Gskill RAM
PowerColor ATI Readon HD4850 1GB DDR3
600W PSU

I have installed Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OS. After installation it was showing 4GB RAM. Recently, I noticed that it is showing 3.25 GB Usable.
Onboard graphics is disabled as dedicated graphics card is installed.
Why this is happening ?
Please help me out.

A:Showing 3.25GB USable Memory out of 4 Win7Prof64Bit

Run msconfig

Check under Boot, Advanced Options, make sure that maximum memory is checked and shows the 4,096MB of RAM.

Edit: And please, don't multipost the same question. I thought there was something wrong with my browser showing your topic as a new post and I answered twice....not realizing that it was a multi-post of the same question.

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Hi - running patch current Windows 8.1, and am having an ongoing but not always constant issue regarding how much memory I have available to me on any given boot of Windows.
I have 32 GB of memory installed on the computer, and yet almost 17.3 GB of that is not available to me, and is shown as Hardware Reserved when I look at the Physical Memory in the Resource Monitor.
I have validated the memory is error free through multiple runs of Memtest, have removed memory strips and blown out any possible dust from memory slots, and SOMETIMES, it properly will show me around 30.4 GB available, however most boots it is showing pretty
consistently that 17.3 GB is flaged as Hardware Reserved.

I did some searching, and have tried some of the suggestions, such as making sure the Maximum Memory box is not checked in MSCONFIG, and have also tried editing ClearPageFileAtShutdown in the Registry to change it from the default value of '0' to a
new value of '1'.  Nothing has worked thus far.
I DO need access to as much of that 32 GB of memory as possible, due to this computer using huge amounts of memory as a Digital Audio Workstation, recording music with huge volumes of samples loaded fully into memory.  Performance suffers greatly when
half of what is installed is not available.
I have also looked in the BIOS for any ways to adjust video memory and memory mapping and neither exists in the BIOS at all for me to try anything with.  The CPU happens to be an AMD ... Read more

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I used to have Vista (32-bit) on the machine, 4 GB RAM installed on the motherboard. Vista was able to allocate around 3.00 GB for itself, with a videocard that had 256 megs of RAM on it.

As my old video card busted, I changed it into Club3D's Geforce GTS 250 with 1 GB of memory, and naturally didn't take a look how much Vista had "available memory" after that. Got the Windows 7 update on Vista, and now I'm seeing in the system :

Memory : 4,00 GB (2,00 GB usable)

I took a look at Task Manager, and it also shows 2048 MB as available memory. Looking at the videocard's specs, I can see that it has 1024 MB of dedicated video memory, and shared system memory 767 MB.

Knowing that the maximum memory 32-bit Win is able to map is 4 GB, still the math doesn't seem to work for me. 2 GB for OS + 1 GB for the video adapter makes a total of 3 GB. If the shared memory isn't in the 2 GB Windows 7 shows as available, then we'd have 2 GB + 1 GB + 0,7 GB = 3,7 GB which starts to sound more reasonable.

For fact, I know that I have memory re-mapping on in BIOS, and BIOS check says 4096 MB of memory installed. The motherboard in question is ASUS P5B. Should I somehow be able to get Windows to use 3 GB of the 4 GBs installed, or is the latter math part right, and the system is already using all that it can?


A:Maximum usable memory for 32-bit Win 7

No you won't be able to use more than 3.0-3.25GB of RAM in Windows7 x32 depending on your MB

Use X64 instead

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hi guys,
i've never had this problem before, my windows 7 used to utilize all my ram, since my hdd crashed and i got a new one i bought extra ram, my motherboard can support up to 16gb ram unbuffered, i have a 64bit windows, i updated my bios, yet my windows still
uses only 4gb of my 12gb ram, and i found that the memory reserved for hardware is an astonishing 8gb, i followed all the guidelines i could find on the forums and still can't fix it, i saw that others encountered this problem asswell, how can i fix this?
any pointers or solutions out there? would installing an older version of windows perhaps solve this problem? like xp pro? thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 hardware reserved memory way too much!

msconfig, boot tab, advanced options, uncheck the maximum memory if it is limited.
The working and private columns are the actual physical amount used. If you look at the shared, most of the reserved memory could be used by other needs if required.
Your Blackberry app is causing hard faults. RIM.Desktop.exe  Do you have the latest version for Windows 7?
I simply point out that you may never approach using all of the ram. Today's hardware is very powerful. Run the CPU meter gadget and configure it for always on top.
Then multitask as many processes\applications as you can and observe the memory usage. My guess is 30% maximum utilized.
I would not get concerned about how the system utilizes resources unless you find that you are having performance issues. 
You could now run multiple virtual machines simultaneously with all of that memory installed. Do you have a quad core to allocate cores?
Use the rig and have fun.

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intel i5
lenovo 3491-A1G
nvdia quadro
500gb hard disk drive
windows 10 x64

says 4gb ram but 1.94 useable and in BIOS is says 2048mb ram installed please help me fix this problem. i have already unchecked maximum memory but it stayed the same and still only 1.94gb useable out of 4gb

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Any clue how to fix this, I just refreshed BIOS from 2.25 to 2.30.Still same issue. Lenovo HW test on memory, all good. 

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Msconfig - boot - advanced - unchecked maximum memory - windows 7 detected 4096 of memory (what is true, i have 4 gb memory on my system)

After ok, and restart in maximum memory field there is not 4096 it is 0

Is that normal behaviuor?

My computer - properties - installed memory - it says 4gb installed

Any idea?


A:Msconfig maximum memory issue

If that is 0 than Windows uses all the ram memory. It's normal.

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Hope someone can help me..... just bought this laptop and it keeps giving me a BSOD and does something like a memory dump....I am attaching a record of what happens

let me know if you need more info

A:Laptop Keeps showing BSOD and does memory Dump???

Follow this tutorial and attach the files to your next post thanks. Seth


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My laptop is showing 128 MB instead of  2 GB in display adapter. Laptop specs are:
model- dell inspiron 5447 i7
Video memory - 2GB
hdd- 1TB 

A:My laptop is showing 128 MB as a dedicated video memory instead of 2 GB?

The 128 MB is a frame buffer - not the video RAM.  The Intel GPU in the system will use system RAM for video.
If the system also has an AMD or nVidia GPU, realize that while it does have dedicated video RAM, it's not a true discrete GPU - it's a coprocessor for the Intel GPU.  Your applications need to be set up to use it through the control panel (Radeon or Optimus).

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1 4gb samsung pc3-12800 1.35 v
1 4gb nanya pc3-10600 1.5 v

The timings are listed different on the stick.
HWInfo reports that at 666.7 both are 9-9-9-24
Crucial will sell me all 1.35 v memory as upgrades and the 4830T-6678 Timeline X came with the [email protected]
The laptop boots and runs with both sticks installed

Any thoughts on this?


A:Mixing memory in Acer Aspire laptop

Is the laptop reporting 8GB of memory installed? If it is, you should be okay

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first of all sorry fo my english.I have some kind of problem that 1.2 gigabytes of memory is reserved for hardware, but I have only 2 giggabytes of memory, so i think its a problem, when more than half of memory is unavailable. But I am not first owner of its computer, and maybe it was like that from the begining.And all I read about this problem I allready try to do:in msconfig maximum memory uncheked, in BIOS is no any settings with memory remap or any similar, modules is compatible with motherboard and its factory installed, and I try to change them, and its tested with standart notebook test and memtest86.and its all i do, and problem is not solved.and more that, I test its notebook with other operational systems: windows xp, 7, 10 with 64 and 32 bits, and every time its 1.2 Gb reserved for hardware.

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Ive got a Sony Vaio 64bit laptop dual processor 2.20 GHz. Its been very slow - the computer usage will stay about 70% and memory usage is alwasy >90%?? I looked at resource monitor and:

2300MB hardware reserved
664MB in use
3MB modified
94MB standbye
1MB Free

Currently there is 3GB of RAM installed with only about 700mb free; Im assuming this should be upwards to about 2.3GB free?

What is going on here? Why is the hardware reserved memory sooo high? Im assuming thats why it is slow - there is no free memory. Any ideas?

A:75% of Memory is Hardware Reserved?

Could it be a problem with one of the RAM sticks? Im assuming there is a 2Gb + 1GB stick installed now. If one of these were not working properly, would my system profile still show 3GB or would it show less?

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I have a total of 8gb of RAM installed, however, despite recognizing all 8gb, only 4gb are usable.
The problem has persisted since I downgraded from win 10, and ever since that i've been receiving "Computer low on memory messages" while using heavy programs.

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I have a windows 10 computer that i did a clean install during the free upgrade. Now i went the Task Manager to see that , my hardware reserved memory is 5.5GB. I have a 8GB ram and i can only use 2.5 gb.. How can i fix this?

A:Hardware Reserved Memory 5.5GB

Are you running the 32bit or 64bit Windows? With the 32bit you have approximately 3.571gb roughly to work with out of the first 4gb of memory installed. The rest is simply mapped out to hardwares. The 64bit on the other hand will handle upwards of 128gb of memory in theory.

Running the 64bit 10 Pro here with 16gb installed I see 2.9gb in use at the moment due to having browser windows and a few other startups running while idle it sits at about 1.5gb. The "Hardware Reserved" immediately implies the 32bit Windows where I wouldn't be seeing the 13.1gb available out of the 16gb total here.

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ive got 2gb memory but it says here that only 1 gb is usable..can anyone help me with this?

here is my resource monitor

A:Hardware reserved memory need help

Quote: Originally Posted by retryme07

ive got 2gb memory but it says here that only 1 gb is usable..can anyone help me with this?

Attachment 177829Attachment 177831

here is my resource monitor

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First 2 gigs isnt enough.

In win 7 the OS takes about 1/2 to put into fast cache for when you open an app. I suspect the rest is shared video memory.

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I had 2 gb of ddr3 ram installed before, yesterday i added 2 more gb but the system uses only 3.24 gb and the rest is reserved for hardware. I hope it is used for graphics memory but i have an external graphic card of 1 gb video memory. How to release this memory. I have searched many forums and they suggested to uncheck the maxmemory in msconfig, that didnt work.

Also they asked to enable memory remapping in bios, but my bios doesnt have that option. My OS is windows 7 ultimate 32 bit.

I'm attaching the screenshots below.

A:Hardware reserved Memory?

There are a lot of things that can cause this. However since you are on 32 bit windows 3.2 gigs is the maximum it will make use of. This is a limitation in the 32bit system not an actual error per say.

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Greetings, i recently purchased a new GPU and a new monitor. However windows does not show all available memory for the GPU itself. I do have the latest drivers installed for the GPU. Do i need to install something extra ? Does the PC not use all available memory of the GPU ?

Here are some of the specs :

Windows 7 64 bit SP 1
1070 G1 GPU
ips Dell S2415H

CPU Z is showing 8192 memory
Dxdiag is showing 3714 memory
Also if i go to the advanced settings tab from the screen resolution menu it shows the following info :
Total available memory : 7916 mb
Dedicated video memory : 4096 mb
System video memory : 0 mb
Shared system memory : 3820 mb

Question is, shouldn't it say 8gb + on the dedicated video memory ?
Thanks for reading !

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Hi all my computer motherboard has a max memory of 8gb. i install 12gb when i boot into windows 7 64bit it says 12gb. will the computer used all 12gb or only 8gb

A:memory showing in windows

If the motherboard only has a max of 8gb, then it will only use 8gb.

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Please help me to reset my laptop without removing windows

A:how factory reset acer aspire 4738

Hello persia and welcome to Seven Forums.

Most computers come with a factory installed recovery option. The recovery option is usually located in the Start menu > All Programs and provides detailed step-by-step instructions to return your machine to the exact same condition it was in when you first bought it. That means you would have to install all Windows Updates, any programs you installed, etc.

If you provide a little more info about why you want (or need) to reset your laptop other Forum members might jump in with additional suggestions. For example, are you not able to start your computer? Do you think your computer has malware? Are you not able to get an internet connection? Are you receiving any errors? Did you recently install some software or program that has messed up your computer?

Here are a few things for you to consider:
1. Did you create recovery CDs when you bought the Acer? If not you may be able to get them directly from the manufacturer. (This is the US Acer Store so you may have to go to the store that services your country if you're not in the US.)
eRecovery Media | Acer
2. Do you think a System Restore would help your situation? This tutorial explains more:
System Restore
3. You might find that a Repair Install will help you. If successful it will preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc but you would still have to reinstall all Windows Updates (probably 250+ updates which could take several hours.)
Repair Install

Again, ... Read more

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My computer has been pretty slow lately, so I when I went to the task manager, I see less than 2gb of RAM(as you can see in the attached screenshot) . I have no idea how to fix this. Any sugestions?

A:Hardware reserved memory issue

Did you install any updates or new video driver around this time?

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Hey guys. I have an evga p55sli motherboard and a gtx460 graphics card. I have 8gb of memory installed but in win10 and the bios it only shows 4gb usable. When going into the bios it shows 4096 mb available, and in win10 it shows 4gb usable and 4gb hardware reserved. I tried changing settings in the bios and resetting the cmos to see if that would fix it to no avail. I am unsure if it is an issue with win10 or with the bios seeing as the bios is only seeing 4096 mb. I have had this happen before but I have been able to fix it. Is there something I am missing? I'm king of at a loss. I have taken the sticks out and cleaned them but that didn't help either. Any help is good. Thanks guys.

A:Hardware reserved memory issue

Can you please provide a bit more information so that we can help you?

Do you have 2 memory sticks? Which slots have you put them in? Is your Windows 10 a 32bit or 64 bit installation?


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Hi all.

Been having an issue for a few months now i have 4gb corsair dominator gt ram installed but my system in only showing 1.96gb usable and looking in resource monitor its showing 2091 mb as system reserved
cpu: OctalCore AMD FX-8120, 4000 MHz
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P
Module Name Corsair Dominator GT CMT4GX3M2A2133C9
Video Adapter AMD Radeon HD 7950 (3gb)

is this a resolvable issue ive reinstalled and problem is still there

Ive tried booting of one DIMM and it boots fine bios shows 4gb as well im stuck

A:High Hardware reserved memory

I don't think there is anything you can do about it. I had a similar problem with my Dell Precision 370.
had 4GB ram but only 3GB was useable, 1Gb was reserved and could not be changed.

Lots of hits on Google but not fixes I could find.

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So, I upgraded my PC a couple of days ago with 16GB more memory and a 240GB SSD, after installing Win7 Pro, I found that it registered all 20GB but claimed that only (hah only...) 12 were useable. I looked in the resource monitor and found that 8GB are "hardware reserved". Every place I've looked says to go in to msconfig and uncheck a maximum memory box, mine isn't checked. The only other cause I've read about is in the BIOS. Is there anyway to change this? 8GB seems like a lot to be reserved for hardware... Thanks.

Motherboard is an Asrock990FX extreme4 and everything has been switched back to stock speeds.

A:Changing Hardware Reserved Memory

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Well, I've read soooo much about this problem, I'm already got confused.
As the title mention - I think I've got too much of my phisycal memory allocated to hardware by Win 7. (Ultimate 32 bit edition, BTW).
Yes, I know there's many posts with this prbolem - but that part of my problem too...
I read some articles, and I thought I understand my problem, and than - I read more, and more, and more... the more that I've read - the less I can determine where the problem come from.
I read this, and this, and this and this so far, and that why I got all confused up.

So, let's start from scratch - I've got a desktop : (specs)
AMD Athlon II X2 245 processor, 2900 Mhz.
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H - Link here.
2 kits of RAM, 2GB each.

When I open System Properties - It shows in the RAM section - 4.00 GB installed - 2.75 Usable.
Why is this?
I've got an onboard video card (ATI Redeon HD 4200), but it takes only 512MB of the memory. Where's the rest of it?

Here is image from Resource Monitor, showing that 1282 MB is hardware reserved memory.

IMPORTANT: I've got into this problem because I've just installed 2GB memory stick, in addition to the 2GB memroy stick I've already got. I've checked with CPU-Z and they match. Installed them as a dual channel, on the blue DIMMs on my MOBO.

I'll be pleased if someone can sort out the mess in my head about all those memory problem..

Thanks in advance.

A:1282MB hardware reserved memory - seems too much to me..

well i see the problem is because of softwares installed in your system.
do these steps:
1) go to msconfig (type it in start menu) then uncheck any unwanted programs that are running in your startup. place the screen shot of that here so i can help you on that.
2) check your drivers and make sure you have the latest and updated ones
3)check your system with an antivirus

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Good day, i currently have a physical ram of 4gb and only 3.0gb is usable.i would like to remove that 1gb reserved memory or change it to half since i would be using a little over the 3.0gb usable memory.i have tried:1. msconfig2. clearpagefileatshutdowni havent tried memory hole remapping because i cant seem to find it in my bios. please help me.

A:How to remove hardware reserved memory

Hello, So have you tried msconfig boot tab advanced options and unchecking maximum memory?

I am an HP employee!

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ok heres my issue, and yes ive googled and read through all the posts I could find and nothing has helped.

I just rebuilt my computer, new motherboard and such and it has 6 GB of ram installed but it is only using 2 GB and has 4 GB hardware reserved.

I have went and set the bios settings to memory remapping, I have tried reinstalling windows, I've tried unchecking the msconfig max memory, reseating the ram, and resetting the bios.

In the Systems window it reads that there is Total 6 GB Memory and only 2 GB usable, and in the Bios in the System information it also reads only 2 GB usable memory. The ram sticks arnt new, I took them form my old computer when I did the rebuilt, which are 3 Elipida 2GB 1333 MHz sticks

The motherboard is a Maximus III Gene with bios version 2103
OS is Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

A:Window 7 64 bit Hardware reserved memory

On the basis there may be compatibility issues between your motherboard, RAM and BIOS, have you considered contacting ASUS for support?

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download Maximus III Gene

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- CPU Support Maximus III Gene Core i3 540(3.06G,L2:4M,IGPU, rev.C2,73W)

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i newly added a 2GB ram in my G560 but it is consuming 1.1 GB as hardware reserved .how i can reduce it. As my usable memory in a whole is only 2.9 GB.

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hardware reserved memory on my laptop increased to 4.6gb for no apparent reason.

details: Hp pavillion G6 notebook Processor AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 1500 Mhz, 4 Core(s) bios:BIOS Version Insyde F.6A

installed physicall memory 6gb total physical memory(usable) 1.48gb which was formerly 5.5gb.

As far as i can tell ive updated all drivers and bios,checked that the max memory box in msconfig is unchecked. cant access the locked/hidden options in bios and the regedit page file value change didnt work either. done a system recovery, still no change and i have not opened the laptop physically,because i have not made any physical changes to it since purchase
any new help will be appreciated

A:hardware reserved memory increased

Welcome to sevenforums,

You should put a screenshot here of your Resources Monitor (memory tab) for some being able to help solving your problem.

See if it helps: Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

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I have a SL410 running Windows 10 32-bit 4GB RAM. It has Intel 4 series chipset graphics. In Task Manager it shows hardware reserved ram is 1.2 GB. Why is it reserving so much ? How can I reduce it to lower so that there is more ram available for the whole system ?I already checked in msconfig in Boot->Advanced that the max memory box is unchecked.Please help.Thanks. 

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Hey, everyone. I bought a Lenovo Z585 laptop (AMD dual graphics variant) last year for some light gaming while on vacation. It came with 1 4GB stick to which I promptly added another. The system properties showed that only 3.42GB of the installed 8 were usable. I started with the MSCONFIG maximum memory option, updated the bios, bought a new 2x4 kit of memory, even took it from it's preinstalled Win8 x64 to 7 pro x64 thinking maybe the factory installed OS was messed up (and I wasn't a fan of 8).

Lenovo support insists I have a 32 bit OS installed (disc, case and system properties dialogue say otherwise), the RAM is bad (all 4 sticks test fine in another machines and individually in this one) and that they can't touch it since it has a different OS on it than factory. Also, in my testing, I've found that it will boot with a single stick in one of the slots but not the other, no matter which one it is.

Any ideas? I'm fresh out.

A:x64 hardware reserved memory issue

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MSCONFIG maximum memory option

Could you please explain this? What you did where?
If it's what I think you did it should look like this.

Could you give us a full picture of this below.

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This weekend I got home and set my laptop up, started playing a game, and it froze up on me. I didn't think too much of it, restarted, went on youtube, and a few videos later, it hung up again. This time however, it resumed after a while of stuttering. Since then I have had three other hangups just this weekend that I had to restart from. I was looking through my explorer and noticed that under my System tab it showed my RAM as 4GB (3GB usable) so I started looking into this. I never remember this being this way. Under my resource manager, it is showing 1025mb reserved for hardware, which seems very strange. My graphics card is dedicated, so I have no clue what would be causing this.

So my computer is using approx 1/2 of my RAM all the time just doing basic tasks, and it freezes up quite often if i start doing memory intensive things like classwork.
Googling the issue showed a few people talking about reformatting their computers or remapping their memory in bios. I did reformat a few weeks ago, but I don't know that the issue stems from there. There is no memory mapping option in my bios, so that's out. I actually decided to reformat again today to see if it helped, and this time I completely reset my harddrive instead of just reinstalling windows, but it still didn't fix the issue.

I've run windows memory diagnostic, and it says there is no issue. Memtest86 I had running for about 8 hours last night, no errors reported but it lists my memory as 3017MB... Read more

A:Hardware Reserved Memory and Freezing

Memtest86 I had running for about 8 hours last night, no errors reported but it lists my memory as 3017MB, not 4096MB like it should be..Hi -It seems that you are OK with playing a bit with your computer from the post.I would prefer it if you could run Memtest86 with only one stick of RAM installed, and then repeat it.>>it lists my memory as 3017MB, not 4096MB like it should be.. << Do you mean there are 4 sticks of RAM.If one stick is not regestering this will find it, and you can then replace it.Single stick tests should not take quite as long, since a bad one will show up quicker.Regards -

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Hi all

I'm having an issue with "hardware reserved" memory in Win 7. I followed a guide somewhere to speed up my booting when I was bored and it involved changing the number of cpus used in boot, however after I did this windows only shows 4gb of ram as usable. I undid this change but its still happening!

Can anyone help?

A:Hardware Reserved memory issue ...

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Hi all

I'm having an issue with "hardware reserved" memory in Win 7. I followed a guide somewhere to speed up my booting when I was bored and it involved changing the number of cpus used in boot, however after I did this windows only shows 4gb of ram as usable. I undid this change but its still happening!

Can anyone help?

type msconfig in search find the "max memory" and Max cpus" and uncheck them.

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I recently bought 7 32-Bit using the ultimate deal. I burned the ISO to a DVD and installed it.

I have 4GB on my notebook but it says 2.75gb usable.

I had Vista 64-bit on there previously.

I tried msconfig > boot > advanced options and checking max memory but to no avail

A:Windows 7 32-bit install not showing all memory

ulandy09, welcome to the forums
probably your graphics card is using part of that memory. And 32 bits cannot address it all.
Take a look at this article

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My lappy keyboard is having problems

my acer lappy model No is ZQ8
Aspire 4738/4738z

this is the problem am facing now with my lappy until i need to use a external usb keyboard to type ..

the list of problems am facing now with my lappy keyboard
the keys No 6 ,8 and 9 cant type
the keys 0 when i type it come out to be / instead of 0
the keys - when i hold the shift key it also the same - instead of __
the keys + when i type it turns out to be = instead of +
the key o when i type is appear to be 6 instead of o
the key P when i type it comes out to be * instead of P
the key i when i type out it turns out to be a 5 instead of i
the key U when i type out it turns out to be a 4 instead a u
the key J when i type out it turns out to be a 1 instead of j
the key k when i type out is turns out to be a 2 instead of k
the key L when i type out it turns out to be a 3 instead of a l
may i know what is actually happening ??
and is there any solution to solve it ??

anything just mail it to my email
this is urgent as i cant do my school work ):!

A:My acer Aspire 4738/4738z keyboard is having problem

Since the external works, it looks like you're ready for a new keyboard, but to be sure try the onscreen one; Accessories>System Tools>Accessibility>On Screen Keyboard. Also please don't post in bold caps. It's considered shouting. Also use the built in font as your post is quite large. Since your OS is Windows 7 and not 9X, I'm moving the thread there.

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I used HP Pavilion G4-2216TU, 2Gb DDR3 RAM, Intel HD 4000, and Windows 8 Pro 32 bit, x64 processor.
The usable memory only 935 Mb, fewer than hardware-reserved that take 1,1 Gb of memory.

Is that normal ? that hardware-reserved took more memory rather than usable ??
please if any explanation for what reason they do that ?

I've check the BIOS, no remapping setting that I can use for.
can I remapping / reduce those hardware-reserved usage in such other way ?
or how can i increase my usable memory close to installed RAM ?
I've not done any change or upgrade since I bought that new laptop, and its seem memory-load is too busy
(I've check with the performance-monitor).

please any assistant will be appraciate.
looking for your replies.

thanks, best regards.
irfan eb.

A:how to reduce hardware-reserved memory usage ?

Some of it is probably used by video. On the other hand 2GB of memory is just too little for today's computers.

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My system Specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
HP -515t Desktop
3x 2gig RAM sticks : DDR Samsung 2 GB Memory 1RX8 PC3-10600U

Initial Issues:
Recently my computer began having problems at startup. The computer would load to the windows start up screen (black with the 4 spinning balls that combine to the windows icon) and then shut itself off.

Initial Troubleshooting:
At first I thought this was the PSU, which I tried replacing from another computer, but this did not change anything. Eventually I tried moving around my RAM sticks. After moving around the sticks, the computer would start up and runs, however I have a new problem.

Current Issue:
My computer is currently running very slowly. Checking resource monitor shows that ~4gigs of my 6 gigs of ram is being reserved by hardware. System properties shows that i have 6gigs of RAM, but only 1.96gigs is useable. If I go into the Bios, I can see that it recognizes the three 2gig sticks, but on a separate line that reads "Physical Memory installed" says there is only 2 gigs of RAM.

Current Troubleshooting:

1. Ram Configuration (very strange)
I have 3 identical sticks of RAM and four slots in the mobo. I have tried many configurations: 0xxx, x0xx, xx0x, xxx0. As near as I can tell the first memory slot is broken as any stick in that slot will cause the computer to fail to start up. In fact, the monitor won't even receive a signal. That leaves only the 0xxx configuration for me to try. Even though the memo... Read more

A:High Physical Memory Reserved by Hardware

Hi there and welcome to SF!

Firstly could you provide a screenshot of your task manager showing the exact RAM Usage?

Could you also check in the services list and see if Superfetch or Prefetch are enabled?

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Hi guys,

Ok so, I have the Acer Aspire 4738 and win7 home premium 64bit. I want to disable the lock keys notification that appears when I press caps, num and scroll lock. The one that came with windows 7 on the bottom right I have already disabled, it is the one in the bottome middle that I want to disable/hide. Picture:


A:How to disable the lock keys notification? Acer Aspire 4738

You would have to delete the junk Acer installs on your computer. Its not something built into Windows. I don't have an Acer...even if I did...I wouldn't know what program it is.

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So i was trying to play a few steam games lately, and i noticed they were running really slow and weren't loading properly, so i went to investigate what was going on, and then i stumbled on to this


So after that i went to the web, To try and figure out solutions, now The First solution i found was to update my BIOS, so i went ahead and did that

Still had the same problem,
So after that, i remeber that i just reinstalled win 7, so i scrounged up my mobos driver disk and installed everything i could

Still nothing, still seeing 13GB as hardware reserved.

Below are a few screens of probbly stuff youll want to see or ask for

Also FUll build can be found here.

Any and all help would be appreciated, Thanks

A:Hardware reserved show Huge amount of memory

In your last screen print it shows you have Windows 32 Bit installed.
You would need to do a clean install with Windows 64 Bit to use all your RAM.

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I have this strange issue. When i turn on my pc at first it has half of the memory as "hardware reserved". And when i reboot my device, things go back to normal. It's been annoying for a while, because I have to boot my notebook for 2 times! Here are some screenshots attached which show the situation after the first boot, the second boot and some more information about my system. Thank you!

A:Hardware reserved memory issue (fixes after reboot)

This is typical of the corruption that comes when WIn7 is preinstalled with a boatload of sponsored crapware and duplicate utilities that throttle Win7 native state. HP is the very worst for this.

Most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps in the blue link show you how to get and keep a perfect install if you use only the tools and methods in the tutorial.

At the minimum I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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My Windows XP Partition i.e "E" is 8.02GB in size.
As per the My Computer menu the E partition has only 1.21GB Free Space.
So the used space must be 6.81GB.

However when i check all the files inside the partition (including hidden files) occupy only 5.17GB.

Why is it so?
Its an old PC on Pentium 4 processor and 512MB RAM.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 OS.
I am adding some screenshots.

Please enlighten me.
Thanks a lot.

A:Windows XP Partition always showing memory lower than usual

Drive require a small amount of space for overhead (this is where it stores the address where it put your files).

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I've noticed my memory is sky rocketing up to the 90%s when gaming or idle. I checked my specs and have realized only 6.6gb is usable. I was wondering if anyone had a fix to this? Thanks.

A:Windows 10 6.6gb memory usable out of 16gb memory.

Moire info needed.

Make/model of system board/computer.

What does your BIOS show? At first glance it appears you have shared memory, typically this is a laptop setup and if memory allocated to video less available to the system.

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