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Windows 7: Hardware Reserved taking too much RAM!

30 Jun 2012   #11

Windows 7 32bit

thats sad to hear but thanks for the help. I will look on ebay for cards.

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30 Jun 2012   #12

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1

Glad to have been of service!
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30 Jun 2012   #13

Windows 7 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Bingo... we've solved your problem.. it seems like the other stick of RAM is faulty... and only 1.74 GB is usable because your integrated graphics card takes up the ~250 odd MB from your available RAM....

You should probably get a replacement stick for your 1 GB stick... preferably get another 2 GB stick of the same specs so that you can run your system in dual channel mode for added (4-5%) performance...

If you want to be sure that it's the ram's fault you can use MemTest x86+ ( and leave it running to allow it to check the ram for errors but it'll take ages...

EDIT: You are using Windows 7 64 bit right? If you have the money get 8 GBs ( 4 x 2 sticks) to cap out your RAM, since your laptop supports it according to this website (Computer memory upgrades for HP - Compaq HP G62-224HE Laptop/Notebook from
I might save the money for that. Thanks for the help!
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30 Jun 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP


Test your RAM with memtest for 5-6 passes or overnight following the steps in this tutorial to test both RAM sticks and slots: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Check for debris in slots which also must be tested.
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30 Jun 2012   #15

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Easy way to know where you ram is going:
WIN | type RESMON | ENTER | Memory tab
WIN = key with Microsoft logo on top.
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