Hardware reserved memory

By jalba ยท 27 replies
Mar 7, 2018
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  1. HI,

    I am trying to find out why my reserved memory is so high, and what can be done to correct it.

    Please see attached.

    Thanks in advanced for the assistance.
     

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  2. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi I'm not sure if this is what you're asking. Let us know how things go.
     
  3. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Your screen shot looks like mine. What are you trying to show?
    Capture25.JPG
     
  4. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    Sorry I wasn't clear last time. I was trying to show how the available OS memory is half than what is installed.
     
  5. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    I will give this a try when I get home. Stay tuned.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,068   +1,341

  7. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    Sorry, did not work.
     
  8. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi Thanks for your reply. I think @jobeard 's reply covered your issue. If you think you're having RAM issues,the best way to check your RAM is with Memtest86. If you have more then one stick, test the modules one at a time. It is recommended that you test each module 6-8 hours.
    https://www.memtest86.com/
     
  9. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

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  10. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi @jalba I'm running W10. When I type dxdiag in search I get this. I'm afraid your Capture doesn't tell me very much, but maybe others will reply latter! Thanks for your reply! Have you tried resetting your RAM Sticks?
    Capture25.JPG
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
  11. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi Here's link from Computer Hope about the dxdiag command. I will hang in there with you, and try my best to answer your issues about RAM. It has been along time sense I ran W7.1, so maybe other TS members will join us.:D I'm still learning myself.;)
    Here's articles from Computer Hope that might help you understand your issue??
    https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001308.htm
    https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/d/dxdiag.htm
    https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001307.htm
    I hope this helps. Let us know how things go!
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
  12. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi! @jobeard I hope you approve the above reply. Team work is a good thing!;)
    Please add any thing you think that will help the OP.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
  13. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    I was thinking that maybe this might be the reason why half my RAM is reserved. When I get home, I'm gonna pull out one stick and run the PC and see what happens.
     
  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,068   +1,341

    It's not my place to 'approve or disapprove' - -
     
  15. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    @jobeard @holdum323 I pulled out one of the sticks, and the system did not start. Pulled out the other - same thing. It only started running with the 2 sticks inside.
    I checked out the properties of my Geforce 9600 graphics card, and it has an available mem of 2558MB, dedicated mem of 512MB, and a shared system mem of 2046 MB.
    Also, I went to msconfig - Boot - Advanced Options, and unchecked the boxes, and nothing has changed.
     
  16. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,068   +1,341

    No one has ever commented, "oh boy, sure glad MS has the Reserved Memory" - - but neither have they been able to avoid it. It's "living with MS" is about all you can do.
     
  17. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi! Did you try one stick of RAM in both slots. Pull out both sticks. Then try each stick in different slots. It should boot with one stick, but it may have to be in a certain shot. @jobeard will be more help latter! I'm not good with hardware.;)
     
  18. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    errr......MS? (I just got level dumb here).
     
  19. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,068   +1,341

    Not Multiple Sclerosis -- MicroSoft (hmm, is that a mathematical identity? giggle).
     
  20. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    @hodlum323 didn't work.

    On another note, I replied to your "descriptor" issue - watch the thread if you didn't notice it by now.
     
  21. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    oh hooooooooooooo. duh me!
     
  22. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,068   +1,341

    SOME motherboards require memory sticks in pairs, and sometimes in specific slots. Personally, don't move them about, just lift out and later reinsert where they were.
     
  23. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    Duly noted.
     
  24. jalba

    jalba TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 184

    I went into my Registry Editor, then HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management, and changed the ClearPageFileAtShutdown to 1.

    Upon restarting (and checking DXDIAG), the RAM increased. (see attached).
     

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  25. Rich M

    Rich M TS Booster Posts: 124   +62

    What makes absolutely no sense is that the system will not start with 1 stick of memory, either one and now you show 12 Gb ram but how do you do that with 2 sticks one 8Gb and one 4 Gb? Can you tell us what the two sticks of ram are make and model as well as speed because it sounds like the ram is incompatible frankly.
     

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