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RAM Upgrade Issues

Jared5o2
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Go to solution Solved by Hairless Monkey Boy,

In my experience a BIOS reset and/or adding/removing/moving the RAM modules around in the slots solves the "Hardware Reserved" issue that you had. So you solved it inadvertently by moving the RAM to the black slots. But there is no reason to keep the RAM in those slots.

 

The board you are running must use T-Topology rather than Daisy Chain, otherwise running the RAM in the wrong slots probably wouldn't work at all, at least not at full speed. In any case, now that the issue is gone you should go back to using the red colored slots because they will probably provide better stability. It's unlikely that the issue will persist.

 

As a side note, upgrading from 3000Mhz to 3200Mhz is not going to make a perceptible difference in performance. Furthermore, you might even have been able to OC your original RAM to 3200Mhz, which would have gotten you that small amount of extra performance for free.

Gigabyte GA-AX370 (rev. 1.x) Mobo

Ryzen 1700x

32GB Corsair Pro RGB 3200Mhz

 

I upgraded yesterday from Corsair RGB Pro 3000Mhz 16GB to 32GB Corsair Pro RGB 3200Mhz. I installed the RAM into the same slots the previous were installed in (Slots 2 and 4) they are color coded Red. Everything booted up fine and I ended up checking task manager because my RAM usage was oddly high for having just upgraded. It showed 32GB but 16GB was Hardware reserved. Poured through several websites to find information and changed a few settings in windows. msconfig etc.

 

Still had the same issue. I ended up moving the ram to slots to 1 and 3, these are color coded black. I am no longer seeing this issue. However, further reading says I should have used the color coded red slots first. Is it possible that these are labeled wrong in the manual? I'm seeing the slot layout as 4,2,3,1 going left to right from closest to the CPU. Am I seeing a performance decrease having them in the current slots? CPU-Z shows they are still running dual channel at 3066Mhz. Just overall confused and apologize if this is an already asked question. I searched but couldn't find the specific topic. Why would 16gb be reserved on one channel but not the other? 

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In my experience a BIOS reset and/or adding/removing/moving the RAM modules around in the slots solves the "Hardware Reserved" issue that you had. So you solved it inadvertently by moving the RAM to the black slots. But there is no reason to keep the RAM in those slots.

 

The board you are running must use T-Topology rather than Daisy Chain, otherwise running the RAM in the wrong slots probably wouldn't work at all, at least not at full speed. In any case, now that the issue is gone you should go back to using the red colored slots because they will probably provide better stability. It's unlikely that the issue will persist.

 

As a side note, upgrading from 3000Mhz to 3200Mhz is not going to make a perceptible difference in performance. Furthermore, you might even have been able to OC your original RAM to 3200Mhz, which would have gotten you that small amount of extra performance for free.

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17 minutes ago, Hairless Monkey Boy said:

In my experience a BIOS reset and/or adding/removing/moving the RAM modules around in the slots solves the "Hardware Reserved" issue that you had. So you solved it inadvertently by moving the RAM to the black slots. But there is no reason to keep the RAM in those slots.

 

The board you are running must use T-Topology rather than Daisy Chain, otherwise running the RAM in the wrong slots probably wouldn't work at all, at least not at full speed. In any case, now that the issue is gone you should go back to using the red colored slots because they will probably provide better stability. It's unlikely that the issue will persist.

 

As a side note, upgrading from 3000Mhz to 3200Mhz is not going to make a perceptible difference in performance. Furthermore, you might even have been able to OC your original RAM to 3200Mhz, which would have gotten you that small amount of extra performance for free.

 

 

At the time I could not actually get 3000mhz ram, was vastly overpriced. Only available was 3200 at a reasonable price. My plan was to buy another 16gb Kit of the same ram to get 32GB. I know I would not see any performance increase to this, I just wanted higher RAM capacity. But moving on from that:

I could not get the original 16gb of ram to boot at a speed higher than 2666 in the color coded slots. I will try to move the ram back to these slots and see what result we have. Be back in 10. 

 

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Back into the original slots and works properly. Thank you, I never would have moved these back into the original spots had I not asked. 

 

 

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