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Windows 7 and ram issues

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March 5, 2010 5:41:34 AM

because one picture says more than a thousand words I will post pics first


Why is windows marking those 2gb of ram as reserved? is there any way that I could undo this? if more info is needed just let me know

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March 5, 2010 8:23:45 AM

It's probably RAM used by a video card. What card do you have installed?
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March 5, 2010 9:03:57 AM

Integrated GFX?
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March 5, 2010 3:21:21 PM

Yeah, are you using onboard video? Is it a laptop?

If you have a video card you should go into the BIOS and disable the integrated graphics. If you don't have a video card and you are just using the port on the motherboard then you are stuck.
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March 5, 2010 3:31:04 PM

Go to Start -> Right-click "Computer" -> Properties.

Look in the right side under "System" and check out the "System Type". If it says "32-bit operating system", then that's the problem. 32-bit versions of Windows can only access 4GB of memory, and it looks like you have about 6GB in your system.
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March 5, 2010 5:06:54 PM

I have a radeon 5850 andy
oh and this is a desktop pc and am running a 64 bit OS check the pictures!
any thoughts :S?
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March 5, 2010 5:24:18 PM

The 4GB cutoff is very suspicious. What kind of CPU and motherboard are you using?
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March 5, 2010 5:30:57 PM

I have a core i7 920 and the motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
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March 5, 2010 5:39:37 PM

Have a look at this KB article to see if anything is relevant.
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March 6, 2010 4:05:14 AM

today during the after noon I noticed that my system memory was not been reserved... it was fully listing the 6gb of ram on task manager. Now after coming from work I turn my computer on and its marking the 2gb of ram as reserved again =/ thoughts?
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