Many of the Users, when started using Windows 10, reported that when they open windows property windows or the Task Manager, They noticed that only a part of the total amount of Ram is currently usable by windows. In some cases, they would see an unusually large amount of RAM been Hardware Reserved by the windows in the task manager. It could be in fact due to reason that amount of memory has been reserved for the internal graphics adapter installed on your computer. If you have dedicated graphics card installed on your computer then this shouldn’t be the problem. And for some, the amount was from 1024 MB to 4181 MB which is not normal. in this article i will tech you how to fix windows 10 won’t use full RAM.
There are some configurations in windows 1- & your motherboard’s BIOS that can reserve some amount of RAM making them unusable. They can be easily changed and are listed in the solutions below. But in some cases, the hardware was also found to be the culprit causing this issue. Below listed are the best solutions that have worked for users.
How to Fix windows won’t Use Full RAM
- Press windows Key + R Key at the same time.
- in the run dialog box type msconfig And Hit Enter.
- The system configuration windows will open.
- Go to the boot tab in it.
- Select your Operating System from the list below if you have more than one. Now Click on the Advanced options button.
- on the upper right corner, Clear the checkbox next Maximum memory. Click OK.
- Now Restart your computer. Check of the issue resolved. If not, move on to the next solution.
There are a few configurations on BIOS that can limit the windows from using the ful amount of RAM installed. Firstl, if you have a separate dedicated video card installed, then you have to make sure the internal Graphic processing unit is off which is used in case you don’t have any external one. If it is on, windows can be reserving the memory for it.
- First Restart your computer and enter its Bios/UEFO setup. You will have to tap a specific key to Enter BIOS and it differs by your System’s Model. it can be F1,F2, F12 or Esc key.
- In the BIOS setup, search for IGPU, internal graphics or Onboard Graphics. The name and location of this setting can once again very according to your system’s manufacturer so you will have to search for it. Once you find it, make sure it is Disabled or turned Off.
In some cases, an outdated BIOS version has been known to cause this memory bug to appear in windows 10. The procedure to update BIOS version by system manufacturers and models. Access your system manufacturer’s website to download and install the latest version of BIOS.