RAM (random access memory), either RAM hardware or software and operating system use of RAM.

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Load CentOS in RAM memory

I know there are many distros out there that boot linux into RAM memory, one such is Puppy Linux. However, I have CentOS 6 and I don't want to download puppy Linux or any other distros. My goal is to ...
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Check if RAM port is dead

I have a Samsung Series 7 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. It comes with two RAM slots of 4GB, one easily accessible and one not (behind the mother board). I opened my laptop to change my HD for a ...
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Memory issues with VirtualBox and Windows 7

I'm having a ton of memory issues with VirtualBox (4.3.14) running Windows 7. These include: On startup, I get the following error: "Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because ...
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Will using 2x2GB ram use more power than 1x4GB ram?

I've recently upgraded my ASUS K45VD laptop from 2GB memory to 4GB memory by adding a 2GB stick. Then I got problems 2 times. The first time, asus's service said that the mainboard is down and they ...
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Upgrading ram causes deadly fault?

First of all sorry about my English, I'm not native. Here's my thing: I got 1 Asus laptop about 1 year ago. It has 2gb of ram and therefore it's kind of slow. So 2 months ago I decided to upgrade my ...
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Memory used greatly exceeds memory being used by running programs

My running processes: Any idea what might be using up the other bit of RAM? Clearly you can see by adding up the memory used by the processes it exceeds the apparent 5124MB being used.
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Why is my computer slower now than it was when I bought it after a clean installation?

I've just reformatted my home PC. It's an i7-920, 16GB RAM machine (so it was pretty good back in the day). I've installed a clean installation of Windows 7 and I'm wondering why the PC is much ...
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Can an OS be used without RAM?

Is there an OS which can be used without RAM, specifically the kind I can create a bootable pendrive from and use it in the computer? This gets awkward since booting is essentially loading OS in RAM. ...
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virtual memory implementation [on hold]

I have a doubt regarding virtual memory that is it the memory where page files are maintained of the programs which are installed on the system,and is it made in each drive. basically the confusion ...
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My System speed seems slower than the components would predict

I run an Intel 4770k CPU overclocked to 4.6 GHz, 32 GB G-Skills DDR RAM, primary boot drive Samsung 840 SSD, 10 TB auxiliary drives, 3 GB Radeon video, 1000 W PSU, Zalman GS 1200 case with Windows 8 ...
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What is the relationship between /3GB boot flag, PAE kernel, LargeAddressAware PE flag and 36Bit Memory addressing in Windows 32bit?

After I read that Windows 2003 Enterprise 32bit support more than 4GB, I realize that the rest editions are being crippled even when using PAE kernel (ntkrnlpa.exe / ntkrpamp.exe). So could someone ...
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BIOS mem test hangs up with new DIMM installed

I've got MSI H55M-E33 motherboard with 2x2GB DIMM DDR3 Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G modules which work fine for years in 1333 Dual channel mode. In accordance with the user manual, the motherboard supports ...
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memory usage at 100%, more than 10gb

I currently have some problems with my PC (Win7 x64). Every so often, my PC totaly freezes for some seconds / minutes and then sloly comes back to life. I've noticed the RAM usage could be the ...
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How to capture a memory dump of a frozen machine?

My Ubuntu PC froze, and I have important unsaved work open. Is there any way to capture RAM contents? Maybe by using another machine, or by cutting power and instantly restarting but not letting the ...
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Increasing Java Heap Space causes IE 8 to freeze

I am running a large applet that performs better if the Java heap space is increased to 300m. I adjusted the heap space in the java control panel utility as I usually do and restart IE 8. This ...
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Different RAM voltage

on my PC I have 2 kingston RAMs. The only difference is that one runs at 1,35V, the other at 1,5. As you can see frequency, latency and others doesn't change. My motherboard is an Asus ...
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2400 MHz RAM running at 1200MHz? [duplicate]

I recently built my own gaming/ daily use rig check it out here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/arvan08/saved/YjNxFT You can see that the Kingston 2400 MHz is fully compatible with the ASUS Z97-K ...
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Confuse about DDR3 and DDR3L for my Acer laptop

I have this problem upgrading my laptop ram, because my stock sodimm is PC3L-12800s and I bought a new ram for upgrade and the specs are PC3-12800 (Crucial 4gb DDR3 PC3-12800) does it fit? Does my new ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 - too much RAM when idle

My hosting company has recently upgraded my VPS to 6 CPU units and 4GB of RAM. It't running Windows Server 2008 r2 x64. After the upgrade I can notice that 50%-75% (2GB-3GB) of RAM is being used ...
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Low Memory Performance

I am currently benchmarking some of my code to see where the bottleneck is. My memory is DDR3 1066MHz DualChannel Mode This should result in 17GB/s peak memory performance. With my code I am ...
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Is it possible to install 8GB sticks in a P7P55D Deluxe motherboard?

I've bought a stick of 8GB of RAM and I'm trying to install it on my P7P55D Deluxe, but until now, I've got no success. The manual of the board shows some models of compatible RAM sticks and most of ...
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Asus motherboard / FreeBSD memory issue

We have a FreeNAS server, Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard, 6GB of RAM. We want to upgrade it to 16GB. We installed 2 x 8GB RAM from Amazon: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s ...
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Is this ram compatible with my motherboard?

Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400MHz 16GB 2x8GB CL11 XMP 1,65V ASUS Sabertooth Z77 socket ATX,Z77, DDR3 I am currently using: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL8 Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 ...
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Choosing between RAM frequency and timings [duplicate]

I have 2 sets of SAMSUNG 2GB DDR3 RAM 1: 2 x 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-8500S-07-10-F2 2: 2 x 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-09-10-F2 There 2 main differences: (8500S vs 10600S) and (07 vs 09) Which set is better to ...
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RAM Part Numbers - Meaning?

I hope this is the appropriate stackexchange to post this question. EDIT: I'm attempting to replace faulty ram and am trying to understand the meanings of the label to make correct decision. I have ...
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why is my sort slower with more ram?

System specs below. I recently purchased 2X4 RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 I already had 2X2 in there for a total of 12GB: Corsair ...
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Reserve fixed RAM memory region as a block device ( with a given start physical address) [migrated]

There have been a lot of questions about RAM Disks and I am aware of ramfs and tmpfs which allow the use of ram as a block device. However my interest is in using a fixed memory address range as a ...
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More than 3.4 GB in windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 in 32 bit mode and apparently it doesn't know how to use more than 3.4 GB of RAM, but I have 8. I read about the PAE thing, and it is enabled on my system but it still limited to 3.4 ...
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Xen E820 memory map for domU kernels

How does xen handle E820 memory map for domU kernels? In my specific problem I am trying to map Non-Volatile RAM to domU kernels. The dom0 memory map returns the following relevant parts. ...
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RAM being displayed is lesser than the actual in my Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same machine. Earlier I had 3 GB of RAM,but now the Windows is displaying just 1 GB of RAM. Please also find the output of the free command in my Ubuntu : ...
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Virtual Machines: What components should I upgrade to improve running virtual machines?

at work I need to have one or sometimes two instances of a vmware virtual Windows 7 machine running on my real Windows 7 machine. The computer I'm using is Dell Precision 490 from 2009 I believe, ...
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How do I know my video card is good enough for running bluestacks

I run bluestacks and I keep seeing initializing. Some says that bluestacks require high end video card. My video card is: NVIDIA GeForce 210 according to belarc advisor. Should I buy better video ...
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Computer crashes twice/thrice before booting into windows

I need help. i built a PC, and it behaves very strangely. When i press the power button, the lights come on, fan maxes out, HDD spins, bios shows up etc and then it immediately crashes (powers down) ...
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Rail's FileStore with Linux Disk Caching or RAMdisk?

I have a Ruby on Rails application that stores it's catched files on the filesystem (Rails file-system cache). I was thinking about changing to memcached Store, but a short test shows it isn't a big ...
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Increase maximum locked memory for unprivileged user

I am trying to configure Ardour3 for Ubuntu Trusty 64. I get the following error: I have tried: root ulimit editing limits.conf This is my /etc/security/limits.conf: # ...
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Mix RAM with different clock rates

I have two PC3200U modules and two PC2700 DDR modules. My mainboard supports both types and has 4 slots which are each color coded. So if I put each pair in the slots of the same color I'm good right? ...
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What is the swap file for?

I don't get it why is that the more RAM memory you have, the larger the swap file is. Shouldn't it be the other way around? I was under the impression that HDD space is used when there isn't enough ...
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Smaller internal memory, than expected [migrated]

I have buyed an Alcatel One Touch POP 8 tablet and found, that it has only 2 GB internal storage instead of announced 4 GB(I have seen this on Android Settings page). What causes this problem? Can you ...
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Analyzing the actions of a running program

Do you know a Windows software (or several) that can analyze what a running program is doing ? For example, detecting if the program is connecting to the Internet (and to what), of sending data via ...
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Adding more ram to computer, what kind can I buy

So I've been looking to add more ram to my PC (I have 2 empty slots), and I just want to make sure I don't buy something I can't use, but at the same time want to get a good deal if possible. I read ...
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Memory for ASUS 1005 HAB

What is maximum memory I can put in an ASUS 1005 HAB laptop? It presently has 1 GB, can I go to 2 GB and what is the memory specification to order? I want to upgrade to System 7.
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Strange disk behaviour when running VM on HDD. Chkdsk /f is fine, OS locks up after running VM?

Very strange thing happened on my desktop PC. I Have OS installed on SSD (C:) and also have a 3TB HDD (D:) I Have Win 7 VM on D:\ which was installing updates and then froze. Then I restarted VMware ...
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Excel consuming absurd amount of memmory

I have a excel file consuming a huge amount of memmory, something ~500mb. The file contains only one sheet, no images or scripts and its size is only 719kb. I have checked all suggested solutions ...
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less maximum buffer size?

I was messing around with my system and found a novel way to use up memory, but it seems that the less command only holds a limited amount of data before stopping/killing the command. To test, run ...
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137 MB hardware reserved memory 64-bit OS with external graphics card

First of all, I have 64-bit OS, so it's not the 32-bit limitation of 3.5 GB. I have 2x2GB RAM sticks, when I was using the iGPU, I was assigning (128MB + 2MB GTT) for it but the hardware reserved ...
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Physical memory used space by process in taskmagare

I sum the value of used space memory by each process (all of them) that is showing in TaskManager and I understand that the sum of them is not really 68% of my memory card that is shown in the below! ...
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Operation System Clone from a Motherboard to Another [closed]

Lately we had an idea with my Family of building a Super Computer from Scratch. So while we were planning on building our setup, one idea came to my head that it seems possible but i want also your ...
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Is this ram compatible with my desktop? [closed]

I want to buy this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148540&cm_re=ram--20-148-540--Product But I don't know if it's compatible with my Dell XPS 8500 which is a desktop. ...
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How to identify hardware performance bottleneck in laptop?

Is there any tool that helps to determine the weakest link of my current laptop hardware specification? Any online guide to help me choose nice balanced configuration for the new laptop? I need to ...
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Will the SuperMicro X7DCA-L take Fully Buffered memory?

I have a lot of Fully Buffered DDR2 memory http://www.hynix.com/datasheet/spd/HYMP351F72AMP4N3_SPD.pdf My question is, would it work on SuperMicro X7DCA-L motherboard or do I have to purchase ...