RAM Hardware Reserves Tags: Memory Hardware RAM Last response: December 30, 2011 9:19 AM in Memory Share dragonelf37 December 29, 2011 3:50:10 PM hello, i upgraded my PC : MB: Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 CPU: i5 2500 Ram: ddr3 adata 8gb i looked uop in my task manager and noticed that 6.9gb is reserved for hardware and oly 2gb is ready to use. is there any option to change that? More about : ram hardware reserves blazorthon a b } Memory December 30, 2011 2:04:52 AM Where in the task manager is this said? I don't remember the task manager reporting reserved memory for hardware. Gamer-girl December 30, 2011 9:19:29 AM Must have went to task manager > performance tab and clicked the Resource monitor tab then went to the memory tab. You can try pressing windows button (or click start button) - type: msconfig - Go to "Boot" tab - Click advance tab check the "maximum memory" box then OK - Then reboot If that doesn't work then check in your BIOS to see if you have "memory remapping" enabled. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumUsable ram , windows reserves more then i seem it should ForumOnly half my 16GB of ram works, other half is hardware reserved. ForumDell vostro 260 RAM lost in hardware reserved Forum5 GB out of 8 GB ram Hardware Reserved? ForumLaptop Ram Reserved for Hardware ForumHalf of my ram is hardware reserved. Forum4gb of 8gb installed ram going to hardware reserved ForumHardware Reserved RAM ForumHardware reserved ram ForumWhich is better memory ForumRAM ForumRam issues :( ForumCan I Downclock a 1600MMhz 1.65v RAM to 1333Mhz 1.5v? Forum4GB of DDR3 RAM w/ only DRAM Frequency of 532MHz!? Help! Forum[Solved] G.Skill 1866MHz RAM registering as 1600MHz. ForumGDDR3 Gateway Ram Forum[Solved] OS wont Utilize more than 8gb RAM Forum[Solved] Which RAM Slots? ForumRam issue More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !