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8.8GB of Hardware Reserved out of 16GB (4x4 1600)

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    8.8GB of Hardware Reserved out of 16GB (4x4 1600)

    When I had 8gb of 1600mhz RAM, I had 777MB reserved. I didn't really think much of this, but I recently installed another kit of 4x2gb of RAM.
    The Hardware Reserved has gone up to 8.8gb, leaving me at 7.2 to use.

    I have 4x4 Crucial Ballistix 1600mhz RAM
    My MoBo is GIGABYTE Z68X-UD3H-B3

    Here is a picture of the resource manager:

    My dxdiag:

    RamMap Use Counts:

    Computer Properties: "My System" :

    Windows 8.1

    Gigabyte GTX 970 OC

    Intel I5-2500k @ 3.3

    What I've tried:

    1) I've gone into msconfig and unchecked the memory, no change.
    2) I've reseated all the memory, though I don't think this would have been a problem considering they are all the same sticks of RAM.
    3) I bought a single stick of 8GB Crucial Ballistic 1600mhz, same thing as the 4x2.

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  2. #2

    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    I almost didn't visit this post as it is marked as Solved. Is that correct? I was hoping to glean some information from the solution.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    This is often caused by the graphics solution. Have you installed the latest drivers?

    I note 777Mb is pretty high. Typically, it is well below 100Mb.
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  4. #4

    Processor has graphics embedded and GPU possibly shares RAM too. Turning that off if possible should release some RAM.
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  5. #5

    It "should" have disabled the integrated graphics automatically when the Gigabyte GTX 970 OC card was installed. But integrated can be re-enabled for users in multimonitor setups.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    8gb for igpu? Quite unlikely maybe bad bios setting try to check o reset bios
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

8.8GB of Hardware Reserved out of 16GB (4x4 1600)
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