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Added 4GB which all went to Hardware Reserved

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October 28, 2011 12:36:31 AM

Just upgraded from 4GB to 8GB of ram(4X2GB). When I had 4GB installed about 750MB or so was used as hardware reserved. When I put the additional 4GB in my hardware reserved jumped to 4800MB, as if all of the new memory went straight hardware reserved. I understand what hardware reserved is, and why you need it, but should that all have be allocated for that? I just can't see there being a need for almost 5GB of hardware reserved.

Windows 7 64-bit

EDIT: Just noticed that in Windows Properties it says: Installed Memory(RAM): *GB (3.25 Usable)
Not sure what this means though. I guess because the rest is all hardware reserved?
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October 28, 2011 12:54:57 AM

Stop using a 32bit copy of windows. Then you can have it.
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October 28, 2011 1:04:37 AM

4745454b said:
Stop using a 32bit copy of windows. Then you can have it.


It's a 64-bit.
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October 28, 2011 2:35:37 AM

codemastadink said:
It's a 64-bit.


Please double check that cause i have a friend that was in the same situation. you can check it in the system properties.
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October 28, 2011 2:37:27 PM

evomaster85 said:
Please double check that cause i have a friend that was in the same situation. you can check it in the system properties.


I'm sure it is. Here is SS:
http://i44.tinypic.com/21e3gk3.png
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October 29, 2011 12:52:22 AM

System configuration utility(msconfig)
boot tab
advanced options
uncheck max memory
Do you have a gpu or onboard vga?
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October 29, 2011 5:38:52 PM

davcon said:
System configuration utility(msconfig)
boot tab
advanced options
uncheck max memory
Do you have a gpu or onboard vga?


Max Memory was already unchecked, and I have a dedicated GPU.
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October 29, 2011 5:50:40 PM

Questions:
1. What MOBO?
2. What EXACT RAM - need links.
3. Are you partitioning your HDD? If so any partitions have a 32-bit OS?

IF your MOBO has Memory (Hole) Remapping -> Enable ; use for 64-bit OS.
IF you have a Pirated copy of Windows 7 64-bit then it is in reality a 32-bit OS; if so see -> http://www.cristgaming.com/pirate.swf

Please post the following image:
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