Question is it possible to make all of my 24gb of ram available on Win10?[SOLVED]

Ruckus95

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Hi. Ive just been aware of this issue for a day. I found out that my x64OS has decided to reserve 8gb of ram, as "hardware reserved", thus leaving me with 16gb of ram. Thing is, it wasn't always like that, I used to be able to use all 24gb. I don't know what could have made Windows decide to reserve 8gb. Im thinking it was probably a windows update that changed some parameters? I know ive had one 2 weeks ago. Anyway, Ive tried unchecking maximum memory on boot via msconfig, editing the registry, to no avail. Im thinking about checking inside the BIOS, but dont know yet if I really have to resort to this. Ill be happy to provide extra information, but does anyone have a quick fix in mind with the current information?

here are some pics that illustrate the issue.

View: https://imgur.com/8J5rYDR


View: https://imgur.com/kPGqH3C


Thanks in advance.
 
Hi. Ive just been aware of this issue for a day. I found out that my x64OS has decided to reserve 8gb of ram, as "hardware reserved", thus leaving me with 16gb of ram. Thing is, it wasn't always like that, I used to be able to use all 24gb. I don't know what could have made Windows decide to reserve 8gb. Im thinking it was probably a windows update that changed some parameters? I know ive had one 2 weeks ago. Anyway, Ive tried unchecking maximum memory on boot via msconfig, editing the registry, to no avail. Im thinking about checking inside the BIOS, but dont know yet if I really have to resort to this. Ill be happy to provide extra information, but does anyone have a quick fix in mind with the current information?

here are some pics that illustrate the issue.

View: https://imgur.com/8J5rYDR


View: https://imgur.com/kPGqH3C


Thanks in advance.
Go to run type " msconfig" under boot go to advanced and select max memory set to 0
 
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Hi. Ive just been aware of this issue for a day. I found out that my x64OS has decided to reserve 8gb of ram, as "hardware reserved", thus leaving me with 16gb of ram. Thing is, it wasn't always like that, I used to be able to use all 24gb. I don't know what could have made Windows decide to reserve 8gb. Im thinking it was probably a windows update that changed some parameters? I know ive had one 2 weeks ago. Anyway, Ive tried unchecking maximum memory on boot via msconfig, editing the registry, to no avail. Im thinking about checking inside the BIOS, but dont know yet if I really have to resort to this. Ill be happy to provide extra information, but does anyone have a quick fix in mind with the current information?

here are some pics that illustrate the issue.

View: https://imgur.com/8J5rYDR


View: https://imgur. com/kPGqH3C


Thanks in advance.
You have two different size ram modules in the machine.
2x8GB.......2x4GB.
Remove the 2X4GB.
Boot the machine and post a screen shot of task manager/performance/memory
 

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