Hardware Reserved Memory

I just looked in Task Manager and System Properties... it says 1.3gb of my RAM is usable and a whopping 4.6gb is Hardware Reserved. How do I lower this?

Windows 10 64-bit

6.0GB Installed Ram

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Hello Rohan, 

I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

I request you to try the methods below: 

Method 1:

I would suggest you to Run maintenance task and check if it helps.

The Run maintenance task checks issues that might slow down your computer's performance, such as how many users are currently logged on to the computer and whether multiple programs are running at the same time.

Follow the below steps:

  1. Right click on the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select Troubleshooting.
  4. Click on Run maintenance task under System and Security.

Method 2:

To defragment your hard disk

  1. Open Disk Defragmenter by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Defragmenter, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Defragmenter.
  2. Under Current status, select the disk you want to defragment.
  3. To determine if the disk needs to be defragmented or not, click Analyze disk.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  4. Once Windows is finished analyzing the disk, you can check the percentage of fragmentation on the disk in the Last Run column. If the number is above 10%, you should defragment the disk.
  5. Click Defragment disk.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Method 3:

If issue still persist, you can try Clean Boot and check if it helps.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

Note: The article For Windows 8/8.1 will work for Windows 10 as well.

Disclaimer: To start the computer in normal mode refer the section, "How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting" from the link above.

Your reply is very important for us to ensure a proper resolution. Please get back to us with the above information in order to assist you accordingly.

For further assistance, you can post your query in Microsoft Community.

Thank you

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High hardware reserved RAM is usually related to BIOS.  Update yours.
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I have been through the process you have stated but unfortunately no luck :(

Also this doesnt answer my question about lowering the Hardware Reserved Memory in order to let Windows 10 use more.

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Yeah that was the first thing that I did!

Thanks for the help anways though :)

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Contact the computer maker for BIOS updates, patches, beta's, etc.  High hardware ram is almost exclusively BIOS related
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Already did that but thanks anyways...

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Have you used Optimize defaults in your bios ?

What was the total video memory size in the bios ?

Also use Winkey+s and type in the search box

msconfig

See what is listed as memory in the advanced boot

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Thanks for but I'm using a very basic Urdu BIOS where the only thing i can change is the boot order and safe boot settings and set user and supervisor passwords.

All it says is 6 gb of installed memory nothing about video memory although im using an apu...

In msconfig the settings are as you have shown and yes i have tried clean boot and optimized the defaults. Even failsafe mode does not help.

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Sorry! Not an urdu bios a uefi bios! ;)

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One thing you haven't said is how you ended up with 6gb's of memory which is an odd number being usually memory would be 2 - 4 - 8... not 6 ?

Please if you added ram was it matched or did you just add a 4gb stick or something.... ??

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