4105 Mb Of 8gb Ram Assigned To Hardware Reserved

4105 mb of 8gb ram assigned to "hardware reserved" with 64-bit windows 7, why? And how do i fix it?I managed to run out of memory today with only firefox and ms publisher running. Given that i invested in 8gb of ram and a 64-bit operating system, this was completely unexpected. I've verified that the system type is 64-bit operating sytem and can see installed memory (ram) 8. 00 gb (3. 99 gb usable).

Given how much on-board memory is on both my cpu and gpu, it seems like very little memory should be "hardware reserved". What might be causing this issue and how can i investigate it? Searches on the internet all just talked about how 32-bit windows couldn't read the other memory, but i don't have 32-bit windows.

System info:intel core i7 860, 2. 8 ghz8192 mb ocz platinum ddr3 1600 mhz ram (ocz3p1600lv2g) in 4 sticks of 2gb ea, installed in matched pairs asus p7p55d pro mobo (which i despise and predict this is some retarded bios issue or raid 0 issue - running version 1207 bios (12/7/2009))evga geforce gtx 260, factory super-clocked at 602 mhz with 896 mb memory (the gpu is older than the above hardware)2 150gb western digital raptor 10, 000 rpm hdds running in raid 0

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Hardware Reserved Memory

I recently purchased a 2 gb sodimm for my laptop and ran into an issue with it knowing i now have 4gb but only being able to use 3gb. I did a search here on the forums and came to the conclusion that chances of me un allocating this is slim to none because of my bios not having any updates and not having the various bios based options to fix it. I got alot of the info from this thread


So my question is:

Is this bad? What i mean is, the 1gb of ram being hardware reserved is that practically wasted? Is it so useless that i should try and return the stick for a 1gb and save $20bucks. This of course would result in a 2gb and a 1gb match up which isn't optimal.

Please let me know your opinion, i got my stick from crucial memory and they have various warranty setups that i might be able to get it replaced but i don't know if they cover return costs. I am un-employed atm and even though 20-25 bucks isn't a lot, i should not pay for something that has no purpose.

Computer information:

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Phoenix bios
Gateway m685-e (discontinued)(no support)
Intel core duo cpu t7400 2. 17ghz
4. 00gb (3. 00 usable)

Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hardware Reserved Physical Memory

I have two pc. The first one is dell precision t3400 core 2 quad with 4gb ram. Diplay card is a nvidia quadro fx580 512mb. Windows 7 pro 32bit. Second pc is a self assembled i5 650 with 4gb ram. Display card is a nvidia geforce 8400 gs 512mb. Windows home premium 64bit.

I can't do rendering using artlantis render v2 on the dell system. The application either crash or freeze. There is no problem what so ever on the other system. From my observation, the dell system cannot go beyond 1. 7gb during rendering but on the i5 it went over 2gb without any problem.

Is this because of the 32bit and 64bit operating system?

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Bsod After Installing 8gb Ram On Win 7 64-bit

My computer has been running fine on 4gb ram. I installed 4 more gb of the exact same type of ram and the system has been unstable since, getting multiple blue screens of death, etc. I have uploaded the .dmp file here if anyone could take a look at it.

http://cid-44b0d9e9838e459b. Public/051210-30201-01.dmp

Posted On: 2010-05-12 . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

Blue Screen Error On Startup With 8gb Ram

Blue screen error on startup with 8gb ram but not 4 gb ram. It seems that when i install only 4gb ram all is fine. But when i install the next set for a total of 8gb ram i will get bsod on cold boot. If i switch the system off then back on it seems to start up just fine. I have done every kind of memory test on all sticks, hardware test and even some crying. Every test comes back perfect! All drivers are up to date along with the bios and all firmware.

Errors i get from bsod:
If i leave microsoft security essentials installed i get-
Log name:      microsoft-windows-kernel-eventtracing/admin
Source:        microsoft-windows-kernel-eventtracing
Date:          5/26/2010 6:28:22 pm
Event id:      3
Task category: session
Level:         error
Keywords:      session
User:          system
Computer:      zombie

Description: session "microsoft security essentials oobe" stopped due to the following error: 0xc000000dif i uninstall it i get something about ntoskrnl.exe.

I've done clean installs, restores, boot repairs and crying. Any suggestions?

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Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Missing Ram - 8gb Bought 6gb Installed

I have a new dell computer with windows 7 pro. I purchased 8gb of ram. In system information and anywhere else i can find a reference to installed ram i am being told that the installed physical memory is 6gb ram. I have taken this up with the dell partner that i bought the computer from but they have not come back to me. I have posted on the dell forum and been told to look in the bios but i am not a techi and i do not know how to do that. Now a moderator on the dell forum is telling me to post on a microsoft support forum as they think it is a win 7 problem. So can anyone help please?

Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Bsod Related With Dxgmms1 When Playing Games Using 8gb Ram

I just built a brand new computer when a fresh install of windows 7 home ultimate 64 bit. This computer has never had any other os on it. I am having an issue when playing dragon age origins that the computer with bsod when i have 8 gb of ram in the computer. With only 4 gb in, the computer is rock solid.

I have tested all the ram in memtest86 overnight with no issues. I have tried different sets of the 4 gb and they all work fine. The problem is when i try to use 8 gb. I think the are the most important components. I have installed all windows updates, have the latest mobo bios, and the latest video drivers.

Posted On: 2009-11-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Xps 710 - 8gb Ram With Win 7 64-bit

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Picked up the correct pc2-5300 667mhz 4x2gb units and after a clean install i put 2x2gb sdrams in with 2x1gb original sdrams. Machine shows 6. 0 gb installed and lists them as 667mhz and dual asymmetric. Everything works fine.

If i installed 4x2gb sdrams, the system says 8gb installed but lists them as 800mhz and dual interleaved? Won't make it through startup. Will try to do a repair but nothing works. Go back to 6 or 4 gb and things are fine? Any ideas?

Posted On: 2009-11-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Programs Assigned To Secondary Drive Rather Than C:

I need to make the default drive for new program installation different from the "c" drive; unfortunately, not all setup wizards give you a choice, . Some just automatically stick everything into the c drive. My c drive is a small solid-state drive intended for running windows and not much else. Therefore i need to install all new software to my secondary 2tb drive.

Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Raid Hdd Was Not Assigned Drive Letters After Install

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(Another annoyance was that the mirror raid did not show up under my computer, which after installing every driver known to man i found that a drive letter had not been assigned. )

Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

System Reserved Partition On Raid Array

Raid problem:
Mother board: asus p5ql-e.
Port 0 - 500 gb seagate system drive - non raid
Port 1 - 500 gb seagate drive - raid
Port 2 - 500 gb seagate drive - raid
Port 3 - 1tb western digital - non raid

The raid drives were set up in bios as raid 1 (mirrored), and windows 7 installed on the system drive. The intel matrix storage console was installed, and showed volume 0 as 100 gb and volume 1 as 465. 7 gb. I did not set up two volumes in the raid management shows that disk 1 has a "system reserved" 100 mb healthy (system, active, primary partition), and 99. 90 gb unallocated. Disk 2 is 365. 76 gb unallocated.

My problem is that i can not use these two drives. It may be possible to set them as non raid (i have not tried this), since i bought them to use as raid 1. It seems obvious that i need to delete the "system reserved" partition, but have been unable to do so. Does anyone have any suggestions? If this partition must exist somewhere on the system, can it be moved to another drive?

Posted On: 2010-01-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Currently i have a windows vista 32 bit, and am going to go to windows 7 64 bit. I only have 2 gigs of ram right now but i want to upgrade to 4 gigs.

Current specs:
Intel core2 duo t9300 2. 5ghz
2. 00gb ram
Windows vista 32 bit

1- i was wondering how to find out which type of ram i would need. (Btw, this is a laptop)

2- is there anywhere that can give instructions for self installation (i heard it was easy to do myself), or if its even wise to do it myself.

3- would it would benefit me to install the ram before or after i did a clean install for windows 7

Ps- any reliable companies that you would suggest that make ram.

Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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So i have had windows 7 now for several months and immediately after the release date i have been reviving problems with my computer crashing saying system memory is to low. I am not sure which update has caused this and there are several since then.

It occurs usually when playing gta iv which is a high memory task, but also occurs when watching a simple dvd keep in mind i have 8g of memory and have already tried turning page file system off. In the past that's how i ran vista 64 premium with zero problems.

I ran memory test in bios yesterday and all is well, curious to know if this is an update that microsoft has released which is now crashing my computer, or furthermore a graphics card update error. I went on an update frenzy right about the time of the release date. Learned my lesson there one update at a time and check for errors. I am considering at this point removing all updates. I am up for any suggestion's. Except clean install because that at this point is not an option.

I will say i was in love with windows 7 for almost a year during beta testing, zero errors during my whole testing period, and now have become more frustrated than ever.

Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

8gb Of Memory And System Resources Shows 99% Used

Does anyone know why windows 7 ultimate uses all available ram memory. Have 8gb of memory and system resources shows 99% used. When i close programs memory usage stays at 99%. How do i free memory no longer being used by closed programs.system had 4 gig memory upgraded to 8 gigs still same issue. When i reboot memory usage is at 25% and within an hour i am at 100% without opening programs.

Posted On: 2009-11-09 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Explorer Will Not Copy 8gb Iso Image File To External Drive

Windows explorer will not copy an 8gb iso image file to an external drive with 185gb of free space says file is too large for the destination file system. I tried copying an 8gb iso image file to an external drive with 185gb of free space and windows explorer keeps giving me the message "file is too large for the destination file system".

Then i tried copying the same file to a separate partition on my hard drive and it worked smoothly. I also tried copying a folder containing the sae content and about the same size and it also copied easily. I don't understand why it will not copy the 8gb iso file. By the way i am using windows 7 ultimate.

Posted On: 2009-10-26 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Cf Card Only Shows System Reserved Partition When Plug Into Card Reader

My company uses industrial computers for controlling equipment. These computers use 16gb cf for hard drives with windows 7. If i remove the cf and plug it into my laptop using a card reader, all i see are the files on the system reserved partition. The other partition which holds the windows 7 files is blank. If i put the cf back in the industrial computer all of the files are visible. Any ideas on why i can't see the files thru the reader? Thanks for the assistance.

Posted On: 2012-04-25 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Hardware Upgrade

I'm wanting to upgrade my computer significantly. I plan on replacing the motherboard and graphics card. From what i've heard, changing out the motherboard to a new one makes windows think it's a brand new computer, and thus wants a reinstall of windows. Is this true? I'd prefer not to have to buy another copy of windows 7 ultimate 64. I have no idea if microsoft is in the business of allowing reactivation of a copy of 7 (i imagine not) or if they'd reissue me a new key (big maybe, i'm guessing).

Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hardware Not Recognized

I have a simple tech 250 signature mini external hard drive (which is compatible just to plug in and use according to microsoft)that is not working on my new dell studio laptop, the harddrive works on all other computers in my house hold with out windows 7. Been surfing last 3 days on net to try and fix the problem since all my important files from old desktop are on it, thing i have tried :

Updated all drivers that i know about
Updated bios off
Updated 3 different chipset versions
Tried simple tech for drivers but only have a version for windows 98
Unplugged battery and power supply

Updated windows various times even trying optional updates i thought would affect it. Tried small 2g usb drive and it worked properly, also mouse i am using currently

Note: when drive gets plugged in red light comes on and starts running properly, not a power supply issue. I go to device manager and its there but listed as unknown device, i update drivers and it says all drivers are up to date or not needed for device, the disk is not recognized in disk management.

Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Hardware Acceleration

I have recently bought a new packard bell pc with windows 7 and a geforce gt240m graphics card.
I need to run a graphics application on it that requires reduced hardware acceleration to run at all
It has been running ok on my old win xp pc where i have been able to adjust the accelerator in the display settings. When i go to the display settings in win7 and find the troubleshoot tab, the change settings button is dimmed. I have been in contact with nvidia and they say that adjusting hardware acceleration is not possible at all in win 7. Is that right?

Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Graphics Hardware Error

Whenever i've been playing graphically intense games like oblivion or allods online i'll sometimes get a "graphics hardware error". It started about a month ago and even newer/older drivers does not seem to effect it. Does anyone know what may be causing the problem?

Below is my system information, my graphics card model and the error information in that order:

Os name microsoft windows 7 ultimate
Version 6. 1. 7600 build 7600
Other os description not available
Os manufacturer microsoft corporation
System type x64-based pc
Processor intel(r) core(tm) i7 cpu 920 @ 2. 67ghz, 2668 mhz, 4 core(s), 8 logical processor(s)
Bios version/date american megatrends inc. 0106, 15/07/2009
Smbios version 2. 5
Hardware abstraction layer version = "6. 1. 7600. 16385"
Installed physical memory (ram) 6. 00 gb
Total physical memory 5. 99 gb
Available physical memory 4. 19 gb
Total virtual memory 12. 0 gb
Available virtual memory 9. 81 gb
Page file space 5. 99 gb
Page file c:pagefile.sys

Nividia geforce gtx 285

A problem with your video hardware caused windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem event name: livekernelevent
Os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 256. 1
Locale id: 2057

Files that help describe the problem

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Extra information about the problem
Bccode: 117
Bcp1: fffffa8009614010
Bcp2: fffff88010d1fa20
Bcp3: 0000000000000000
Bcp4: 0000000000000000
Os version: 6_1_7600
Service pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Hardware Upgrade Issue

I upgraded my motherboard and memory and now can not boot windrows 7 to reactivate. I realize this is deeper than a activation issue. Is there a way to remove previous hardware information, perhaps in the registry (i assume i will have to put the hard drive in a computer similar to my past hardware), so i can boot and reactivate windows 7? Is there a safe reinstall method for windows 7? I am not afraid to alter the registry as long as i know what i am looking for and naturally backup before making changes.

Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Video Hardware Error

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-  I've seen this episode before from start to finish, using the same media player
-  When i restarted, i went to watch the same part of the episode where it crashed, and the blue screen didn't come back.

This one incident has got me worried though. Is this something i should now be expecting to happen again?  And if so, can it be fixed by restoring my windows version to a previous version or by reformatting.

When the laptop restarted, it showed the error message, but i clicked check later. I'm using windows 7 and this is the oly info i can find on the crash.

Problem: video hardware error
Files that help describe the problem:


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Posted On: 2010-02-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Defining Hardware Access

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If i start the application as administrator, it works fine. How do i modify the access to allow the application access to the lpt1 port without always running as administrator? Should be simple, but i'm new to windows 7.
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Posted On: 2010-04-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Whatever happened to virtual pc 2007? That did not require hardware virtualization. Is there a more current version of that software. That is the last time i listen to the best buy guys led me wrong on that one. Now i am out the cost of the pro upgrade.

Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Safely Remove Hardware

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Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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About 4 months ago i migrated, reinstalled win 7 and went from 32 bit to 64 bit to see how well it worked. When i re-activated, from win 7 32 to win 7 64 bit i mentioned that if it worked well fro me i sould be getting a new motherboard and hard drive. That time arrived and i upgraded my motherboard, video card and hard disk. I installed win 7 64 bit on my new hard disk, but, now i need to re-activate it. The online will not allow me to.

The phone number 1-888-725-1047 tells me to say "continue" for help but after about 15 seconds it returns and says that no help is available. I have tried this number in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening. All the same responses. I have just two weeks to get this activated or i loose everything.

Posted On: 2010-06-24 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I than added the 3 raid drives, set the bios to raid and set up the 3 disc hardware raid in the raid setup dialogue. Rebooted the system and first message error massage was 'can't find operating system' rebooted from dvd and started to reinstall window 7. Fter the keyboard screen, windows searches for an operating system but dose not find one. I select repair system add drives (latest raid drivers downloaded from the motherboards website).

Window finds these and seems to installs the drivers. First time i did this it windows did not find any of the drives at all, i repeated the process and it then found the raid and the separate drive but then it would not install on to the separate drive giving an error message saying it was not a correct drive and windows would not could not install on to it. Any idea anyone?

Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Error - Your Hardware Acceleration Is Either Disabled

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Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Turn Hardware Acceleration Back On ?

Ok, i just installed windows 7 professional 64-bit on my laptop. Relevant specs are as follows:

Processor: intel core 2 duo t9800 @2. 93ghz
Ram: 4. 00 gb ddr3
Graphics card: ati mobility radeon hd 4670 w/ 1. 0 gb ddr3 dedicated graphics memory

Even though i had a few problems with windows vista home premium 64-bit (what i had on the laptop before i upgraded), i never had any problems playing games or other 3d applications because of my gpu's hardware acceleration. For example, i could run google earth with my processor never going above 15% usage.

When i installed windows 7, i was very impressed at how much faster it was than windows vista. It was very noticeable in everything from how fast it started up and shut down to how fast it loaded all the files in a folder. It was almost like getting a brand new computer.

That is, until i fired up celestia, a free 3d program that renders the solar system and about 2. 1 million other objects in a 3d model. I had never had any problems with this when i used windows vista; it ran perfectly smoothly and my cpu never even topped 12%. Much to my dismay, it started dropping frames left and right and the orbits of moons were popping in and out as i got closer to them. I checked the task manager and my cpu was hitting 89%! And this was despite the fact that the amount of ram in use was almost 300mb less than it had in windows earth ran with similar numbers.

I did some poking around and i discovered a very nasty fact: my hardware acceleration was turned off and there was no way for me to turn it on. Ati's control program for windows 7 doesn't even include an option for it. I also checked the directx settings and they are all enabled to max settings. Still no dice.

My question to you is: how do i turn the hardware acceleration back on? Can i turn it back on? If not, i'll have no choice but to go back to windows vista, because without hw acceleration, there's no way i'm going to be able to play any games more demanding than doom 3 or counterstrike if i can't even run celestia without problems.

Posted On: 2009-11-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .