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Half of my ram is hardware reserved.

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January 6, 2012 3:40:40 AM

Hey everyone, sorry for the stupid question. No one on Sevenforums could answer this, and frankly I need help :(  .

Anyway, I bought two 4gb sticks of crucial ram and installed them on my computer. Half of it went straight to the hardware reserved section of the resource monitor. How can I fix this?

My BIOS does not have a memory remapping option either.

I've read a few things on voltage and whatnot, but honestly Im confused. I'm software savvy, not hardware savvy, so don't use big frightening words please :p .

My 'amazing' computer specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 1444
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Total Memory: 8.00 GB
Usable Memory: 3.75 GB
HDD: WDC WD32 00BEVT-60A23T0 SATA Disk Device
Sound Card: (1) ATI High Definition Audio Device (2) Realtek High Definition Audio
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free

Pictures? If I can figure out how to add them :??: 
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January 6, 2012 6:00:27 AM

In the run command option in the Windows Start Menu, type msconfig.
Got to the Boot Tab, in that click on advanced option.
Remove the check sign from the Maximum Memory.
Click OK--- Apply.... ok
And reboot.
Check in the resource monitor again and give us a feedback.
June 19, 2012 1:15:20 AM

Pls test boot your system with single bar of 4GB one by one !
Hope you find your answer !
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