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How to get rid of hardware reserved ram

This is literally so irritating since I won’t be able to fully utilize my ram only because my system reserves 69 mb of it. I took the risk and updated my motherboard bios but it only went down by 1 kB (from 69.1 mb to 69.0) also plz don’t judge my ram speed, I know it’s not that goodimage.thumb.jpg.b3ee1238f410d6b9b60db9f926906441.jpg

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you cant, theres some that has to be reserved to put the bios into, other basic system stuff

I could use some help with this!

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1. I won't judge your RAM speed. I run 1333mhz DDR3. 

2. I don't think you can. On laptops it's reserved for the iGPU, I assume you're on a desktop though. 69 mb of ram is not that much. It's required for the system to run (holds BIOS, has to do with UEFI if your system has that). Just deal with it I guess - my desktop has about 50 mb hardware reserved. 

Is it plugged in? Is it turned on? Are you sure? No, really. 

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Why are you bothered by it? It's a normal thing... some hardware in your computer reserves a small piece of ram for its need. It's not reserving it just for kicks, it reserves it because it's needed and because it's gonna be used.

If you have integrated graphics, it may reserve a tiny amount in order to work. 

If you have a more modern m.2 ssd, some feature HBM (host buffer memory or something like that), where they can reserve some amount of ram to cache things and speed things up.

Your usb drivers may reserve a small amount of ram to buffer small writes to usb sticks or for other reasons.

You can look in device manager to see which component reserved some amount of memory, but it's a bit difficult to manually check each component.

 

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It's required for the BIOS and to load certain drivers and whatnot into

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11 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

1. I won't judge your RAM speed. I run 1333mhz DDR3. 

2. I don't think you can. On laptops it's reserved for the iGPU, I assume you're on a desktop though. 69 mb of ram is not that much. It's required for the system to run (holds BIOS, has to do with UEFI if your system has that). Just deal with it I guess - my desktop has about 50 mb hardware reserved. 

Better than my brother, he is running 4x4GB of DDR3-1600, and there are a ton of kits out there that run at DDR3-1333, yes, that's after double data rate, so literally half the frequency of OP

Fuck you scalpers, fuck you scammers, fuck all of you jerks that charge way too much to tech-illiterate people. 

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