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Windows 7: 1282MB hardware reserved memory - seems too much to me..

13 Jan 2013   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Leave it unganged,

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source, Inside AMD K10 Architecture | Hardware Secrets

Alos double check in the bios that the memory remap option is set to enabled.




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13 Jan 2013   #12
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Leave it unganged,

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source, Inside AMD K10 Architecture | Hardware Secrets

Alos double check in the bios that the memory remap option is set to enabled.
Stormy

Thats a K10 architecture you are referring to.... and What we have here is a Phenom !

As i mentioned its not the matter whats better or best.. though AMD does suggest using the unganged mode...

The OP is having an issue here with his Windows 7 showing 1.2 GB as hardware reserved
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13 Jan 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Cheetah64d my advice would be read centaur78 post again and try to understand them. They are very helpful. Most of the time I see someone with a lot of hardware memory it is because of incorrect ram or the ram is installed incorrectly or both. Always install ram as per the motherboards manual. I'm not a AMD person so I can't help you there.
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15 Jan 2013   #14
Cheetah64d

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok, this is wierd..
I tried to select Ganged mode, in BIOS, like centaur78 said.


When I exit (of course after saving..) - I got Unganged again in the main screen.


After windows starts I checked with CPU-Z, and it stated "Ungaged" indeed.


BTW - I checked the Resource Monitor - it's just stay the same - 1282 Hardware Reserve.
What could be the reason my computer refuse to go into "Ganged Mode"? Could it be because I've got Athlon II and not Phenom?
(And yes, I put the kits in DIMM2_1, DIMM2_2..)
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15 Jan 2013   #15
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I can see that you bios version is F7. could you tell what revision is your motherboard.??

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Please confirm using the above...

As far i can tell either ver 1.0 or 1.1.. but please confirm and let me know .. so i can advice accordingly


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16 Jan 2013   #16
Cheetah64d

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My revision is 1.3, as you can see in the attached photo.
I also attached the memory kits, if it could help a bit..


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16 Jan 2013   #17
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Please update your bios to F12f from the manufacturers site..as there are lots things they have fixed here

One thing odd is if its 1.3... the first release version of bios is F8... and as per you screenshoot its F7...

Well F12f is the latest update to all the motherboard version...

Let me know how that goes..
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16 Jan 2013   #18
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

KTD-DM8400C6/2G (small sized ram ) is actually made for Dell Desktops by Kingston

where as KVR800D2N6/2G (larger ram) is the Value RAM from Kingston

As far i can see both are non ECC ram ... working 800 Mhz.. It shouldnot be a problem.. They are good to go...

however.. Its always advisable to buy the sets from the same packs.. with matching RAM's
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28 Jan 2013   #19
Cheetah64d

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by centaur78 View Post
Well F12f is the latest update to all the motherboard version...

Let me know how that goes..
Sorry for the late response, but I just completed updating the BIOS now.
BIOS is F12f now, and the problem - still exist..
I've got "Ganged" mode inside the BIOS, but as soon as I exited - the POST show "Unganged Mode".
Any more ideas?
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28 Jan 2013   #20
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

OK

Could you use just 1 ram and tell me how the RAM is used... Post screenshot of resmon....

Then in the same way use the other ram only and post the screenshot
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