Cant use full RAM on windows 10

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Hello! I have a problem that i cant use my RAM fully....I am using 8gb of ram but only 5.93gb are available...I tried to change this from the windows but nothing happened...So i think that now i have to do something form the bios but i dont know what....I am using an asus rog strix b350f mobo...PLZ help me

 
It sounds like your APU is using 2GB, with maybe some more reserved. It happens. See my APU's RAM usages before I got a dedicated gfx card:



You can perhaps set it to 1GB in the BIOS, and get another gigabyte of RAM back, but it will depend on what you're asking of the gfx chip. If you watch a lot of 1080p vids, might be worth leaving it at 2GB.
 

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so if i need to play a game i have to buy extra ram or i can minimize the vram so i can have more ram available...or this might hυrt the apu ?
 

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i want to play bo4 and which game minimun requirement is 8gb ram....and have 8gb exchactly...so if i minimize vram to 128kb will this be good ?
 
My advice is to get a dedicated gfx card if you want to run those kinds of games with 8GB of RAM. Seriously. You'll spend more time trying to get a playable game if you don't.

Even a GT 1030 will be better, as it will free up the RAM for the game and add 2GB of VRAM. If your budget will go further, a GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti will be even better.

My old APU system vs when I added a GTX 1050 - https://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBuilder/Custom/S2173-M14050.10426.123.44297vsS2173-M14050.191450.123.44297?tab=GPU

2400G vs 1030 - https://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBuilder/Custom/S0-M433194.401440.123.104952vsS0-M433194.283726.123.104952?tab=GPU
(No huge improvement, but 2GB VRAM added, and no RAM to gfx chip)

2400G vs 1050 - https://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBuilder/Custom/S0-M433194.401440.123.104952vsS0-M433194.191450.123.104952?tab=GPU
(Same as 1030 scenario, but better GFX)

2400G vs 1050 Ti - https://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBuilder/Custom/S0-M433194.401440.123.104952vsS0-M433194.188434.123.104952?tab=GPU
(Even better and 4GB VRAM added)
 

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