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Ram 16 GB ( 11.5 GB Usable ) ? 4.5 GB Hardware reserved

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by norepli View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackStab View Post
    Thanks guys for replies ...
    sorry for less detailed specifications of my laptop
    My laptop is MSI GX60 with A10-4600 and have two GPUs ( ATI 7660G with 512MB & ATI 7970 with 2GB )
    Thanks to
    norepli I found the detailed spec. of my GPUs and it appears that it shares 5000 MB with ram, so the total is 8 GB ....
    I was scared that 4.5 GB are not addressed, but it appears that the GPU uses it.

    Thanks guys
    Hey bobkn!

    How about them apples; eh?

    AND... You are welcome BlackStab! Glad you feel (somewhat) comfortable now.
    I don't mess with laptops much, and I have no experience with switchable graphics. I'm not sure how much of the RAM above the 2.56GB assigned to the chipset graphics would be designated as unavailable.

    I think I'd prefer the RAM Disk.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Activate memory hole remapping in BIOS and you will get the "harware reserved" memory back.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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