Hi there somehow my PC has gone mad, windows 7 64bit 9gb ram and showing 3081mb hardware reserved, this is a clean install yesterday because I noticed it had reserved 6gb out of the 9.
Never seen this before any idea's please?
Well after more investigation swapping and testing memory, I find there seems to be some problem with slot 5 as whenever I put any stick in there it doesn't work or show up as PC is booting and I pause at ram counted, strange because if I let it boot it says memory is there but does the hardware reserved.
I've reset the bios upteen times now I have removed the battery and all the power cables from the PSU, I'll let it sit for a while then retest.
Problem solved, my set up is an X58 with a 920 CPU Windows 7 64 bit, I'm lucky I have 2 GPU's and 2 CPU's the CPU I had put in it was a new one I have just purchased which is an highly overclockable one, well the memory controller which is on the CPU is dead on channel 5.
Pleased it was hardware as I'm a bit better at diagnosing that.
Hope this "might" help if someone else has the same problem.