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Mark C
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I bought a Patriot Viper 4 8gb DDr4 3000 but in task manager it says 4gb is reserved for hardware, and it is running a 2133MHz instead of the promised 3000MHz, is there anyway to get my Dram up and is there anyway to lower the amount reserved for hardware??

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Just now, Mark C said:

it is running a 2133MHz instead of the promised 3000MHz

Enable XMP in the BIOS

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5 minutes ago, Mark C said:

I bought a Patriot Viper 4 8gb DDr4 3000 but in task manager it says 4gb is reserved for hardware, and it is running a 2133MHz instead of the promised 3000MHz, is there anyway to get my Dram up and is there anyway to lower the amount reserved for hardware??

The 3000MHz part is easy--enable XMP/DOCP in BIOS.

 

The 4GB reserved is a little harder. What's the rest of your build?

Sincerely,

 

me

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5 minutes ago, Mark C said:

I bought a Patriot Viper 4 8gb DDr4 3000 but in task manager it says 4gb is reserved for hardware, and it is running a 2133MHz instead of the promised 3000MHz, is there anyway to get my Dram up and is there anyway to lower the amount reserved for hardware??

Type into start msconfig > Boot tab > Advanced options > untick Maximum memory

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12 minutes ago, greeatzy said:

Type into start msconfig > Boot tab > Advanced options > untick Maximum memory

ram.thumb.jpg.d0c7cf4578f5411fc4f534bbe5d71ade.jpg

Why does doing that lower the amount of memory usage?

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do you have 32 bit windows or 64 bit? 32 bit only uses up to 4GB max, 64 bit allows more.

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2 minutes ago, TheDeathDragon said:

Why does doing that lower the amount of memory usage?

Don't know, I saw the solution on TomsHardware here is the link. Worth a try...

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