Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
It would be helpful if you could post a shot of the memory tab in resource monitor. Just type resource in the search box and select it.
Looks like the hardware reserved is eating it up. I am using a video card and a sound card. I tried the integrated for both and the quality was not as good. Do you think the video and sound cards are where the extra ram is going? I am using the same cards that I had in my previous setup and had 3.25 usable Ram. That is what prompted me to ask about it.