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 SolvedHalf of RAM used by Hardware Reserved Forum Solved1GB of 8GB Ram is 'Hardware reserved'? Forum SolvedA brand new videocard leads to half my RAM being hardware reserved? Forum Solved4gb of RAM insalled, 2gb reserved for hardware Forum SolvedHardware Reserved Ram 8GB! Forum Solved4.5 GB RAM reserved by hardware Forum SolvedRAM-Hardware Reserved Exceeded Forum 4 GB RAM (total 12 gb) GETTING HARDWARE RESERVED Forum Solved5 GB out of 8 GB ram Hardware Reserved? please help Forum Half of ram hardware reserved? Forum SolvedDell vostro 260 RAM lost in hardware reserved Forum 8GB Installed But Only Using 3.96GB (4GB Hardware Reserved Ram) Forum 3GB of RAM hardware reserved out of 4GB!? Forum 12800s ram hardware reserved Forum Win7 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, Half Is Hardware-Reserved Forum Have 8 gigs of Ram installed but can only use 4 because it says Hardware Reserved Forum SolvedHardware reserved ram Forum New Heatsink/fan installed, memory now shows 3.9 usable of 8 GB RAM installed, 4.1 hardware reserved (Windows 8.1) Forum Half of Ram is Hardware Reserved Forum Hardware reserved RAM is 4132mb Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !