6.92 out of 8gb usable
I cant use all of my ram please help.
Here’s a good write-up on using your systems Resource Monitor: How to use Windows 10's Resource Monitor to track memory usage
It sounds like it’s being used to run the integrated graphics. These have a Vega 8 GPU+integrated enabled configuration, which is in line with many of these gaming laptops - you don’t need a Vega GPU for Microsoft Word.
Run a game or something that will use the GPU, like GTA V. If it’s all available then, you’re losing RAM to the onboard GPU taking memory from the primary system RAM.
HP locks their BIOSes down pretty far, so you may not be able to reduce the excessive shared video memory *easily*. The HP BIOSes that replicate the business BIOS (with business features disabled) are locked down in terms of adjusting the VRAM, along with the AMI UEFI Reference BIOS. Unless there’s a hidden “advanced BIOS” like there was back in the Legacy BIOS days (which is hard to access), you cannot change it through the BIOS. Give this a shot, but bear in mind it may not work since these are UEFI based and not a Legacy BIOS - plus HP is using the keys for other functions now, so that makes it more obscure how.