This decreased my performance since it does not i use the full 4 Gb of dual channel only 3.8
Test all the hardware with other ga-h55m-s2hp and the problems persisted
Test all the hardware with another motherboard (ASUS) and no problems and pins are no problem, which demonstrates that there is a defect manufacture this motherboard or bios.
This can not be normal. This is a failure.
Possibly a flaw that was not observed in tests and can be fixed by a bios update.
Note well the "Activates the onboard graphics only if no PCI Express graphics card is installed"
And still reserving memory for activation, the problem is here.
My processor is an i5 750 and it has no VGA on it.
So my question is:
It is normal for H55 chipset you have memory allocation to force even if you use a VGA offboard and do not use the onboard VGA and disable the onboard VGA in the bios or is it a fault of the manufacturer? (Gigabyte)
You guys that have a motherboard chipset with H55 can use the full 4 Gb?
Large numbers of physical devices communicate with the processor through mapped memory locations; if you open Device Manager, and look at "View Resorces by Type", under Memory, you will see the list of culprits:
i got MSI MSI H55M-ED55, i3 540 CPU, Wintec 4Gb(2x2Gb) ddr3 1333, GTS 250 and win 7 x64. Im having same exact issue. 137Mb of ram appear as "hardware reserved"
In fact i even contacted intel to make sure that this is not normal behavior for h55/57 chipset and they clearly stated that its NOT normal. There was same exact issue with Gigabyte p55a-ud3 motherboards ant it was fixed with bios update. However in my case i am running latest bios, and contacting msi gave no result cause they simply deny existence of the problem saying that its ok like that.