Question Not all RAM usable, yet windows detects it all.

Feb 19, 2020
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I have 16GB of RAM installed in my pc and only 7.9GB available, as task manager says 8.1GB is reserved for hardware. My system is only approx. 1 1/2 years old at most and this issue came up fairly recently. I have a Ryzen 5 1600 and a ASRock A320M-DGS motherboard, with Patriot Viper DDR4 RAM. Can anyone help?
 
Feb 19, 2020
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reset the bios.
exact model of the ram?
bios version on the motherboard?
i believe it's the Patriot Viper 2x8GB DDR4-2133MHz, and the bios may not have been updated in a few months so i'm not sure of the version. How can i reset the bios if i can not get picture though? I can't see what i'm doing.
 

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