AMD Phenom II X6 1090t
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 rev 2.1
G Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB dual channel DDR3 1600MHz (PC12800) 7-8-7-24
WD Caviar Black SATA3 1TBx2
Gigabyte GTX460 1GB OC
generic USB mouse and PS/2 keyboard
I am having one problem, don't know whether it is big or small. At POST the ram is showing to be 4193280K instead of 4194304K. it just shows 4193280K, no mention of the original size in braces like i found some info on googling searches. some are saying that memory needed to be replaced, some are advising some bios setting changes. but what am i missing, are the ram modules really faulty? if not then can you please help me out with some setting changes in bios?
the memory setting portion on the bios is still Optimized Default mode, after that untouched.
I haven't yet installed any OS, after just seeing ram size at BIOS POST screen, i did some bios research to find out the mistake, then i kept the system as it is. because I found some info at some other forum that OS has a chance to crash with this type of memory problem.
1024000 = 1MB which is extremely NORMAL; you'll loose more once the OS is installed!
You are FINE!!! Okay to Go! There's nothing to solve!
never seen this type of situation, not even on my 3 laptops, 2 with 3 GB ram and other one with 4GB memory.
why it happens? that's too on POST screen. memtest was fine, no error. I thought it too be a G Skill failure. Actually it is my new build after 9 long years. I was used to laptop, needed a good desktop for my graphics editing.
If your Desktops/Laptops ALL run Windows 7 then (0) will have (0MB) H/W reserves. That screenshot above of 9MB H/W Reserved is from my X58 6GB PC and I don't even give it a second look.
The attached devices use some RAM for cache, and it's normal. It's not 'gone' it is allocated; big difference. If your Desktops/Laptops run OS 32-bit with 4GB RAM then kiss-off ~0.5GB~0.75GB to H/W Reserve.
Further, if your Desktops/Laptops have onboard GPUs then add another 0.25GB~0.5GB to H/W Reserve for GPU 'shared' memory.