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Trouble with BIG System Reserves (Taking over half my ram)

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You can try each stick one at a time in each of the slots and see if one stick or slot doesn't work. Sure if you've got other sticks you can try a swap.

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Hey guys so I have this trouble with my PC, My PC is only using almost 4gb of my ram but it has 8gb in it. I tried almost everything and still the ram wont budge, can someone help me please? it would mean a lot!!!

System specs: (This is a 5 y/o system so don't judge the specs pls)

CPU: AMD A8 7600

Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A68HM-S1

RAM: Patriot 2x4gb 1600mhz DDR3

Sadly no GPU (Too pricey in my country)

Storage: 1TB HDD

 

EDIT: Also I Tried reseating the RAM Sticks and when I Switch them, The system doesn't boot, But when I swap it again, It boots just fine. And when I look at the BIOS, both of them are detected

 

 

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What all do you have open in the background? In task manager, then the processes tab, if you sort by memory, what are the first few applications, and how much RAM are they using?

 

Oh and btw, welcome to the forums!

 

EDIT: I just realized, over 4.6GB is hardware reserved. I don't really know how to fix that, so cant help.

 

Hardware reserved memory for me is just 119MB:

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Usually bad contact between RAM/mobo or in CPU socket, or one of those 3 being faulty.

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9 minutes ago, RockSolid1106 said:

What all do you have open in the background? In task manager, then the processes tab, if you sort by memory, what are the first few applications, and how much RAM are they using?

 

Oh and btw, welcome to the forums!

 

EDIT: I just realized, over 4.6GB is hardware reserved. I don't really know how to fix that, so cant help.

 

Hardware reserved memory for me is just 119MB:

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Only opened apps are microsoft edge and task manager

 

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3 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

Usually bad contact between RAM/mobo or in CPU socket, or one of those 3 being faulty.

So should I try to replace one of the RAM? I tried Reseating them and still the same result

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You can try each stick one at a time in each of the slots and see if one stick or slot doesn't work. Sure if you've got other sticks you can try a swap.

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Desktop: i7-5960X 4.4GHz, Noctua NH-D14, ASUS Rampage V, 32GB, RTX3080, 2TB SX8200Pro, 2x16TB Ironwolf RAID0, Corsair HX1200, Thermaltake Overseer RX1, Samsung 4K curved 49" TV, 23" secondary, Mountain Everest Max

Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB SX8200Pro RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

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43 minutes ago, HereToAsk said:

AMD A8 7600

That's the cause of your problem,

Your APU needs VRAM,so it uses some of your RAM for that purpose.

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Ah I didn't see the "no GPU"... 

 

4.6 reserved for the iGPU is high though, can likely reduce it in the BIOS. 

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Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB SX8200Pro RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

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48 minutes ago, Vishera said:

That's the cause of your problem,

Your APU needs VRAM,so it uses some of your RAM for that purpose.

I've had APU before but they only take atleast 1.1gb only, but I think 4.9gb is just too much

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57 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

You can try each stick one at a time in each of the slots and see if one stick or slot doesn't work. Sure if you've got other sticks you can try a swap.

Tried each one of the ram, the other stick doesn't work on itself but when paired, its booting and detected, for real, I really don't know what to do anymore. ahahahah

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UPDATE GUYS!!
So I decided to buy another stick of RAM and tried it on my PC and now it works!! Turns out my other 4gb ram has given out but anyways thanks for the help!!

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