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only 5.93gb usable out of the 8gb i installed??

hey guys

so i recently built a gaming pc specs are as follows

motherboard: a320mk asus prime

cpu: ryzen 3 3200g 

gpu vega 8 graphics 

ram: patriot. ddr4 8gb clocked at 2400MHz 

my problem is i installed 8gb and only 5.93 is usable then windows going on to that 5gb doesnt leave me enough for gaming causing my gaming to be horrible i caant play games because of it

the games stutter and freeze i went to msconfig stopped apps coming up on boot that arent needed i unticked the maximum memory box still nothing changed if you guys have any ideas before i just buy another 8gb stick of ram it would be a big help

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1 minute ago, alex.martin1454 said:

hey guys

so i recently built a gaming pc specs are as follows

motherboard: a320mk asus prime

cpu: ryzen 3 3200g 

gpu vega 8 graphics 

ram: patriot. ddr4 8gb clocked at 2400MHz 

my problem is i installed 8gb and only 5.93 is usable then windows going on to that 5gb doesnt leave me enough for gaming causing my gaming to be horrible i caant play games because of it

the games stutter and freeze i went to msconfig stopped apps coming up on boot that arent needed i unticked the maximum memory box still nothing changed if you guys have any ideas before i just buy another 8gb stick of ram it would be a big help

Thats... expected. Some RAM is used to maintain the OS among other things. Get rid of the ram and at least get some 3000mhz ram, and get a 2x8gb kit. I personally reccomend G. skill ripjaws

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1 minute ago, Kenshinfo said:

Try taking the ram out and re-seating it. Also make sure it's in the right slots for your motherboard.

okay i will do 

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6 minutes ago, alex.martin1454 said:

hey guys

so i recently built a gaming pc specs are as follows

motherboard: a320mk asus prime

cpu: ryzen 3 3200g 

gpu vega 8 graphics 

ram: patriot. ddr4 8gb clocked at 2400MHz 

my problem is i installed 8gb and only 5.93 is usable then windows going on to that 5gb doesnt leave me enough for gaming causing my gaming to be horrible i caant play games because of it

the games stutter and freeze i went to msconfig stopped apps coming up on boot that arent needed i unticked the maximum memory box still nothing changed if you guys have any ideas before i just buy another 8gb stick of ram it would be a big help

2gb will be reserved for the iGPU in your 3200g

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1 minute ago, Mister Woof said:

2gb will be reserved for the iGPU in your 3200g

so should i just add another stick of ram?

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2 minutes ago, alex.martin1454 said:

so should i just add another stick of ram?

Yes. It also wouldn't be a bad idea to allocate less RAM specifically for the GPU if you want more usable RAM for less intensive things, as the iGPU can still use more than X amount if necessary.

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Just now, handymanshandle said:

Yes. It also wouldn't be a bad idea to allocate less RAM specifically for the GPU if you want more usable RAM for less intensive things, as the iGPU can still use more than X amount if necessary.

okay thanks for the help i think imma buy the G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1x8GB) 2666MHz because i think that will be good for my ryzen cpu

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1 hour ago, alex.martin1454 said:

okay thanks for the help i think imma buy the G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1x8GB) 2666MHz because i think that will be good for my ryzen cpu

Mixing up memory is not a great idea. Running 3 sticks is not a great idea.

Do 2 or 4 sticks of all the same part number memory. 

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