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Windows 7: Making the other 8GB of Memory available on my PC with Win 7

08 Nov 2011   #11

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08 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro

Hmmm.... that's strange that the BIOS is reserving that much memory - 8gig!

Hardware Reserved (gray) This is physical memory that is set aside by the BIOS and other hardware drivers (especially graphics adapters). This memory cannot be used for processes or system functions.
Have you checked your BIOS? Checked for a BIOS update?

Also did you say that you checked your MSCONFIG settings to make sure that the MAX memory box isn't checked???

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10 Nov 2011   #13
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Did you contact Dell?
Did you run the Dell Diagnostics?
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11 Nov 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Also some have had success after clearing CMOS and resetting.
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 Making the other 8GB of Memory available on my PC with Win 7

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