Hardware Reserved Memory

Hello, I'm looking for help on why my computer is saying that it is reserving 2 GB of memory. I have 2 X 2GB of memory installed and it is all being recognized as installed but half of that memory is saying it is hardware reserved! I'm not sure what that means at all, but maybe some of you more intelligent computer people could let me know if this is acceptable or if something is wrong.

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  1. I don't see where it says reserved 2GB of memory.


    the only reserved hardware is 2MB
  2. So everything is normal then? I thought the Hardware Reserved meant it was reserving 2 gb of my ram. I'm new to a lot of this stuff because I just built my first computer a few days ago so my knowledge up until 2 days ago consisted of nothing as far as computer specs and the ins and outs.
  3. It is fine, that memory is reserverd for BIOS and drivers. Mine actually has 770MB reserved.
  4. My case solved:
    Fujitsu LH520
    Installed RAM:
    KINGMAX DDR3-1066 2GB
    SAMSUNG DDR3-1066 2GB
    => installed 4GB, 2050MB hardware reserved

    Installed RAM:
    SAMSUNG DDR3-1066 2GB
    => installed 2GB, 2MB hardware reserved

    Installed RAM:
    KINGMAX DDR3-1066 2GB
    => CANNOT BOOT !!!

    Installed RAM:
    SAMSUNG DDR3-1333 2GB
    SAMSUNG DDR3-1066 2GB
    => installed 4GB, 2MB hardware reserved
    Available: 2975MB
    Cached: 1298MB
    Total: 4094MB
    Installed: 4096MB

    Installed system: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
    In msconfig, normal boot selected.
    In boot, advanced option, max. memory unchecked.
    No memory remapping or frame buffer options in BIOS settings.

    Conclusion:
    Incompatible RAM for WIN7 or dead memory of the KINGMAX D3-1333 !!!
    Quite fast now !
  5. anort3 said:
    It is fine, that memory is reserverd for BIOS and drivers. Mine actually has 770MB reserved.



    Was wondering if it could be adjusted or must it stay as is as a hardware requirement?
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