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Windows 7: Hardware ram usage = 2310mb

22 Sep 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64
Hardware ram usage = 2310mb

My hardware ram usage is 2310mb?! im pretty sure this isn't right, ive asked my friends how much there's is and all of theres is around 250mb
Im using a HP pavillion dv6-3130us laptop with 4gb of ram and a AMD n640 II processor (2.9Ghz dual core)

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22 Sep 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

Hardware reserved is generally being used by the graphics chip in laptops. You can reduce the amount in the bios on most occasions.

There is a tweak that might also help windows to take advantage of more of your memory. It involves messing with the bootmgr though and I'm going to have to do a little reading before I suggest that method on a laptop as the hardware reserve is different with them than a desktop.
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24 Sep 2011   #3

windows 7 home premium 64

I cant find any memory options in my bios? and i have a graphics card (i think) but its only small, its either 128mb of dedicaed memory or 256mb im cant remember which it was
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24 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

Has HP been able to run their diagnostics and tell you what hardware in the system is making such a large memory reservation as of yet?
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25 Sep 2011   #5

windows 7 home premium 64

ive ran every test and diagnostic that i know how to and they find no problems! i havent contacted hp yet case there was a simple way i could do it, but it looks like ill have to
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