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Hardware reserved RAM (1/2 of 8GB)

  1. #1


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Hardware reserved RAM (1/2 of 8GB)


    Hi!
    I have this PC for over a year now, but I wasn't really looking to solve this problem, but it's annoying now.... Apps need more RAM and so on...

    PC specs: Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 rev 3.0 motherboard, AMD FX 6300 black, Gigabyte GeForce 760
    I had 2x4GB 1600MHz CL10 Patriot RAM, tryed in friend's PC, they worked there. So we changed our RAMS and he gave me Kingston CL9 1600MHz RAM. Same problem.

    RAM sticks are properly put in dual channel (have 4 slots, tryed both dual channel possibilities). BIOS detects all 8gigs usable. Memtest 86+ too.

    I had Windows 7 x64, few days ago I reinstalled to Windows 8.1 x64, expecting problem to be solved. I was wrong.
    I have system on 60GB Kingston SSD, all data on 1TB HDD.

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    Last edited by Wor3d; 03 Apr 2015 at 05:51. Reason: mentioned that I have x64

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  2. #2


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Did you install 32 bit windows? It will only see somewhat less than 4GB.

    Re-install using the 64 bit version if you did...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I have x64 system, x64 processor, as you can see on 2nd screenshot. That Win7 which I had before was x64 too.
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    Don't know then, sorry. Hopefully someone else will have more experience of testing RAM.
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    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Don't know then, sorry. Hopefully someone else will have more experience of testing RAM.
    "GURU" "VIP MEMBER" "Senior Member" Only advice: 64 bit. And now noone will notice this post, because it has its "replies". thx. Plz, if u know more experienced people on RAM here, let them know, because I will have to re-write this post for visibility.. :/

    //EDIT: Sorry if I offended you. Didn't mean that, I was just in shitty mood....
    Last edited by Wor3d; 12 Apr 2015 at 04:41.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    CPU-Z will show you if memory is operating in dual-channel mode and if the slots are being recognized.

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  7. #7


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    CPU-Z will show you if memory is operating in dual-channel mode and if the slots are being recognized.
    Read please

    Quote Originally Posted by Wor3d
    RAM sticks are properly put in dual channel (have 4 slots, tryed both dual channel possibilities). BIOS detects all 8gigs usable. Memtest 86+ too
    And CPU-Z recognise dual channel too
    Last edited by Wor3d; 08 Apr 2015 at 10:02.
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    You're kind of confrontational so I'm done, not in the mood for it. Do hope you figure it out.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Well sorry, but I am frustrated from the situation because

    1. Someone replies me and dont know about topic at all
    2. Someone feels offended because I said "read please" ???

    Like, sorry, but I gave here all informations, politely trying to solve the problem, and all I got is nothing at all.
    I wasn't trying to be "confrontational" or whatever, maybe I am using little bit more aggresive words - sorry, not from America, nor native english speaker!
    Last edited by Wor3d; 08 Apr 2015 at 12:08.
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  10. #10


    Check Advanced boot options settings in msconfig.exe. Max amount of RAM may be set lo.
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