The 2.1 in hardware reserved is likely dedicated to the Video memory. It is often seen in those PCs who do not have a dedicated graphics card. You would have to check BIOS firmware Settings in order to check if there is an option to decrease video memory. Usually in Laptops they don't provide the same. Rest Lenovo can answer better.
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My computer is really slow to boot up and load games ect. Is this due to the high level of hardware reserved ram? And if so how do I remove it knowing my ram sticks are completely working fine. I've
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Usable memory is a calculated amount of the total physical memory minus "hardware reserved" memory. To view the installed memory and the usable memory in Windows 7, follow these steps: Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. View the Installed memory (RAM) value under System.
Hardware Reserved. Memory that is reserved for use by the BIOS and some drivers for other peripherals. In Use. Memory that is used by process, drivers, or the operating system. Modified. Memory whose contents must go to disk before it can be used for another purpose. Standby. Memory that contains cached data and code that is not actively in use ...
What are the figures for Hardware Reserved, In Use, Modified, Standby and Free? A lot of problems arise from setting Windows Update to automatically update. You may prefer to change this setting. Select Start, All Programs, Windows Update, Change Settings. Under Important Updates is a box showing the current setting.
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In Windows 7 use Ctrl+Shift+Esc rather than Ctrl+Alt+Del. It gets you to Task Manager quicker. Select Task Manager, the Performance tab, Resource Monitor, and Memory tab. What are the figures for Hardware Reserved, In Use, Modified, Standby and Free? Is your Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit? How much RAM is installed?
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To work around this issue, use an alternative source to view memory information. For example, Resource Monitor displays the correct value of the hardware reserved memory and is included in Windows 7 and later versions.
What are the figures for Hardware Reserved, In Use, Modified, Standby and Free? Please upload and share with everyone a fresh copy of your System log from your Event Viewer to your One Drive and post a link here. It helps to avoid confusion if you remove any earlier copies of the log files from your OneDrive.
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