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    Default Hardware reserved ram, Why is it so huge :O!? Helpz

    Ok so here's the deal guys, was runing on 2GB of ram yesterday and i had on Win7 ultimate x32's resource monitor(memory) about 2mb that was allocated to hardware reserved, so i went out and bought another 2gigs(same brand\same speed\samesize) and after i plugged it in i noticed that suddenly i't showed up in my Resource monitor that for some reason i had 770MB Hardware reserved!?!11!

    Any adivce on waht to do to get it back to the normal 10-70Mb radius? Or is this actually normal ?

    Specs: mobo: Gigabyte MA770-Ud3 rev2.0
    Gpu: Ati radeon hd 4770 (1gb)
    cpu: Amd athlon II X2 2.9Ghz
    Ram: 4096 MB (with specified problem) = 3326 MB
    (Omfg dude ur computer iz teh suck :O!.. yeah i know )

    Thanks in advance!
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    Your 32Bit operating system can only support a maximum of 3.2Gb of functional ram. Nothing you can do other than installing a 64bit OS will let you use more. The system is basically telling you nicely that the extra unusable ram is 'reserved' where really it's 'useless'.

    Get a system that supports 64 bit windows 7 and your laughing.
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    a 32bit system will not recognize 4gigs of ram. It will only see approximately 3.5gb of it, due to the 32bit restrictions

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    Oh, well i guess that make sense, should get myself an upgraded os then :3 thanks guys
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    ^ -- x64 versions of your OS will allow for more recognized ram.
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    Ram: 4096 MB (with specified problem) = 3326 MB
    Aye , the 32 Bit versions of Windows can access maxium 3326 MB of Ram. If you want to release the rest you have to get the 64 bit version.

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    I thought they allow you to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit for a small fee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opteron-pv View Post
    I thought they allow you to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit for a small fee
    No they dont /sadface

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    Well, you don't necessarily have to buy windows 7 to get it...
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    Windows 7 Ultimate

    x86: 4 GB


    x64: 192 GB
    Windows 7 Enterprise

    x86: 4 GB


    x64: 192 GB
    Windows 7 Professional

    x86: 4 GB


    x64: 192 GB
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    x86: 4 GB


    x64: 16 GB
    Windows 7 Home Basic

    x86: 4 GB


    x64: 8 GB
    Windows 7 Starter

    2 GB either way source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...8VS.85%29.aspx


    As you can see above all current Windows 7 x86 versions with the exception of the starter pack support up to 4 GB of physical memory. Here's the deal: all the memory in the system is included when calculating this total, including the GDDR on that 1 GB graphics card, cache, etc. If you wish to go beyond 4 GB you will have to upgrade to x64, which may not hurt your pocketbook as much as you think. Personally i would save everything I cannot replace and want to keep to DVDs and do a clean install with an OEM copy of Windows 7 home premium 64 bit (Newegg $99.99 US), assuming that you have no plans on going above 16 GB total memory. If you do wish to go above 16 GB go with 7 pro ($139.99 US). Alternatively you could DL Ubuntu 64 bit (free) and run your games in win.
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