when you load up something that takes up more than 2gb, what happens to the "hardware resrvered" ram?
that could be some kind of pre-loading software in alienware that loads up some bloaware, but the memory becomes free when the system needs it.
be more specific on the stuttering. happens all the time, or when you play games, etc.
It was hanging out around 1.4GB before I swapped in the new RAM and reset the Maximum memory.