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

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Can motherboard with 8 GB, 4 channel RAM support 1 GB increments per slot?

I have a motherboard that supports 8 GB and has 4 240-pin slots. I only have sticks of DDR3, 240-pin 1 GB RAM sticks. Will a single one—or more work—or does it have to be in specific increments ...
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PNY GTX 970 not showing any more than 140mb of memory used

So I just bought this GPU recently and it's been working fine. I've been playing The Witcher 3 on ultra settings around 60 fps with no stuttering or anything bad. I downloaded some monitoring software ...
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How important is to have matching speed of RAM? [duplicate]

I have a 4GB DDR3 800Mhz recently I installed another 4GB. It turns out it's DDR3 667MHz. Does it really matter I should own both rams 800MHz? Slot1 shows recent RAM installation. ALSO I don't ...
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Chrome bookmarks

My personal computer crashed irreparably due to hardware issues, and as a consequence, I have lost access to all my chrome bookmarks. One of those bookmarks (the most important one, in fact), ...
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I have a Dual Channel Motherboard - Should I use 4x4GB or 2x8GB Memory?

I have an MSI FXA990-GD80 motherboard. I'm looking at getting 16GB for it. I am not interested in upgrading in the future so no need to keep spare slots. The motherboard is dual channel, supports ...
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How to view total CPU and memory usage of per system user in Linux

I know the top command to see the process of CPU and memory usage, but some users of the system can generate a lot of processes, if I wanna know total CPU and memory usage of an user,I must count it ...
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BIOS does not manage the 2 * 2Go RAM [on hold]

I bought 2 x 2Go DRR2 to upgrade my computer. But when I boot, my BIOS displays only 2Go managed. In my Windows 7 Pro 64 bits, I read 4GO (2GO available). So I look for a solution in web and I found ...
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Behaviour of the swap file and RAM usage

I have 6GB of RAM on my computer but when I'm using heavy programs, window shove some of the data used by the program in the swap file. Naturaly, the program run much slower. To avoid this, I tried ...
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What is the largest capacity hard drive and the maximum amount of RAM I can put in a Dell Optiplex 960?

I just bought a Late 2008 Dell Optiplex 960 from my universities surplus store. Here is a detailed Technical Guide. I am going to purchase more RAM so it has 8GB DDR2 800MHz(which is supposedly its ...
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Why does Windows Update eat up loads of RAM on Win 7 with Server 2008?

We have a lot of Win 7 SP1, both 32 and 64 bit machines serviced by a Server 2008 R2 WSUS server. For whatever reason, whenever they check for updates, though there aren't any new ones, the PCs end ...
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Different values of committed memory for the same program on different machines

I am checking how much memory my application requires. I am testing it on different machines: one is a Windows 7 PC with 32 GB RAM, the other is Windows Server 2012 with 256 GB RAM. I noticed that ...
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memory high issue on RHEL server?

18105 /wm/www/tmmy/ 2.2 1128256 1683020 16961 /usr/sbin/httpd 2.4 1201668 1692788 27746 /usr/sbin/httpd 2.4 1217296 1701612 31519 /usr/sbin/httpd ...
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Can I use 1GB + 2GB RAM on 32bit 31GL dual core pc

I have 1GB + 2GB DDR2 RAMs. Can I mix the both on 32bit OS Windows7, 31GL Mother Board with dual core processor
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Where can I find DDR3L 1866 that will actually run @1866 (e.g _not_ XMP) on my A8-6410 [on hold]

AMD's website specifies that the APU I have can take 1866MHz DDR3 so long as it is low-voltage, but the only 14900MB/sec DDR3L kit available at my local microcenter used intel proprietary XMP instead ...
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Maximum Supported RAM in a Sony Vaio VPCW12J1E

I have this Sony Vaio 10.1 inch laptop which has 1 GB ddr2 RAM and runs on an Intel Atom N280 at 1.66 GHz. My question is what is the maximum amount of RAM this laptop supports? It has only one slot. ...
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Why is my server's physical memory 1 MB?

When I opened up System Information on my Windows 7 computer and queried my older (~2005) server, the following erroneous information appeared: Why is my total physical memory 1.00 MB instead of ...
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Kingston Fury RAM is buffered?

I wanted to know if the Kingston HyperX Fury memory is buffered. My motherboard doesn't accept buffered memory. EDIT: Yes, Michael Kjörling, I did some research and tried looking at the spec sheet, ...
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How do I find out who is corrupting my memory?

Question: My Windows 8.1 media center is experiencing blue screens. Here's an excerpt from the most recent ones (sorry for the formatting, but superuser does not support nice tables): Date Bug ...
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ps aux reported ram usage of an app VSZ is extremely big

On my mac php uses a lot of memory: ps aux | grep php sandro 722 0.0 0.3 2513876 22188 s000 S+ 11:37AM 0:24.70 php -S localhost:8000 VSZ 2513876 is over 2.5gb! RSS 22188 is ...
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Computer only recognize 4Gb out of 8Gb

I replaced the two cards of memory, of 2Gb each, with two cards of 4Gb each (Samsung M395T5160QZ4 - CF7 1412). (I have ubuntu so it should be able to use memory above 4Gb.) My motherboard is ...
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Upgrade options for Lenovo 3000 C100 laptop

My father uses a very old Lenovo 3000 C100. Right now it has 2 GB RAM (increased long time ago by some shop) and a 40 GB hard drive. Windows XP was replaced by Windows 7 and it works ok. How much ...
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Upgrading RAM, will this chip mix ok?

Thanks for taking a look. This is the RAM running on my notebook: https://www.skhynix.com/products/computing/view.jsp?info.ramKind=20&info.serialNo=HMT425S6AFR6A This is the one I am planning to ...
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Interesting RAM hardware Issue

I am having an odd issue with my desktop computer. I have 8 GB of installed system memory, (MSI 990FXA-GD80 Mobo and AMD FX-6300 CPU) and occasionally, usually after changing settings in BIOS and ...
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Home NAS server - To ECC or not to ECC [on hold]

I am trying to setup a NAS with two 3TB hard drives in a mirror fashion in case a hard drive fails, which is at the moment my biggest fear. For the past month or so, I have researching about Freenas ...
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Windows server page file used while enough physical memory and a specific process is running

One of our server page file is heavily used while a specific process is running, but the physical memory is only half used (3.5gb / 8gb). When I stop the process, the page file usage immediatly drops ...
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Sharing hardware resources through network: specifically RAM

I have two systems. One is a laptop and has 2 GB RAM while the other is a desktop having 8 GB RAM. Is it possible to share these resources so that both systems have 10 GB RAM? The ...
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Computer boots up automatically when given power and screen shows no display?

I have a strange problem with my computer that I am building. I had to replace the original mobo (Asrock fatal1ty H97) due to compatibility issues (the system did boot up correctly with this mobo) , I ...
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My computer has short circuited my graphics card(s) three times, and I have absolutely no idea what's causing it

Nearly a year ago, I came home to find my GPU fans spinning very loudly and my computer getting no video at all. So I restarted it, still no video output from the GPU, GPU fans are spinning at 100%, ...
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Is there a plugin to alert when Firefox is about to crash? [closed]

SeaMonkey and Firefox on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional appear to crash momentarily once they reach about 2GB of memory (even in the presence of a lot of memory and unlimited swap), most likely due to ...
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svchos.exe using up almost all my available memory? (Services include wuauserv, Winmgmt, and SENS)

I am new to stackoverflow, and I seem to have a problem with my computer using over 90% of the available memory, even when only Chrome is open. Here are the symptoms: When I start my computer, it ...
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How do I know how much swap is used on Windows 7?

Apparently, as per Commit charge is 100% full but physical memory is just 60% when using no page file and http://brandonlive.com/2010/02/21/measuring-memory-usage-in-windows-7/, the Commit numbers in ...
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Can I use two types of DDR3 in the same motherboard?

I have a DDR3 RAM of 1333MHz of 4GB on my motherboard (Asus H61M). I have another stick of RAM DDR3 1600 MHz of 4GB. Can I use this in the other slot along with the original to reach a combined 8GB? ...
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What's the total amount of memory and swap a process is using?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-task-manager-memory-columns-mean#1TC=windows-7 If I'm reading correctly, there is no way to see how much swap is used by a process. Is this correct, ...
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Apache Spark Building Memory Issue for JVM Initialization

I am currently building Spark on my linux Red Hat 5 VM just for experiment. However, when running the mvn script or sbt script inside the spark 1.3 version source code (downloaded from the github), it ...
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Netbook not working properly

I am having a netbook of dell inspiron mini with specifications- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 System Model: Inspiron 1018 Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) ...
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Why is my computer so slow s:

I've had this problem for so long and it's annoying me. Everyone says my computer is bad but I dont get it. on Runescape I get 4 FPS. On LoL my computer just crashes and Skyrim is insanely laggy and ...
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Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?

I have a 4 GiB DDR3 RAM, a 4 GiB DDR3L RAM, and a laptop with an Arrandale-based Intel Core i3 CPU and an Intel HM55 chipset. The DDR3 RAM works fine on both Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit) and Windows ...
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Why do programs (JVM) crash while there is still plenty of available space in pagefile?

So, very simple question indeed. With my RAM-limited dev machine (8GB of RAM, Win 7 x64, 8GB of pagefile), when I run out of available RAM, programs first start to slow down, and eventually crash. ...
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Wrong total ram ( 8 GB installed, 4 appears and used in total )

I have this motherboard: GA-X38-DQ6 which can hold up to 8 GB of Ram. When I got this computer it had 4 memory sticks, 1 GB each, and everything was fine. Now, I have two sticks, 4 GB memory each: ...
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Why Menu Meter and htop report inconsistent occupied memory and total memory?

On my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.3, Menu Meter and htop seem to be reporting inconsistent memory results:
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Motherboard and chipset specifications disagree on memory support. Which to believe?

I'd like to upgrade my ancient Super Micro SuperServer 6024H-i with a little more memory. Its motherboard manual specifies support for DDR-233/300 memory only. However, it is equipped with an Intel ...
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How does Triple Channel memory differ from Single or Dual?

I'm trying to understand the PHYSICAL difference on the motherboard when it comes to single, dual, triple and quad channel memory. I have a mobo that has 4 black memory slots, each one contains 4GB ...
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Lenovo Y570 RAM compataibiliy

I have a Lenovo Y570 laptop with RAM of brand Hynix 4 GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-10-F2 HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 NO AA Now I want to add additional RAM to my laptop. I've searched on web and found some RAM ...
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Xserver becomes non-responsive due to aggressive swapping

cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness 1 free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3.7G 579M 1.6G 1.1G 1.6G 1.8G ...
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RAM incompitability issue in Lenovo Z570

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Z570. I have already 6GB DDR3 RAM(4GB transcend + 2GB Ramaxel). Now, I wanted to make RAM upto 8GB. So, I have purchased corsair 4GB DDR3 SODIMM Memory ...
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Has anyone successfully added more than 8GB Ram to Dell 0K0DNP MB? [duplicate]

Has anyone successfully added more than 8GB Ram to Dell 0K0DNP MB? That is the maximum on the Dell site, but I know people have over-Ramed various computers. Although there are questions regarding ...
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Is there any way to find out the motherboard for my dell e6420 without opening the machine? [duplicate]

Is there any way to find out the motherboard for my dell e6420 without opening the machine? I want to find out the maximum and type of ram.
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Asus K53SJ upgrade to 8Gb of Ram ussually getting screen glitch

I've just upgrade my ASUS K53SJ to 8Gb of RAM (the original is 4Gb), I'm using 2x Elpida 4Gb 1333Mhz. When I use just single one of RAM, everything works fine, but when I combine and use both of my ...
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Computer freezes and stutters when playing games

My computer whenever playing games begin to freeze and then begins to stutter. The sounds comes out of the headset, not the case. I thought it might be the PSU, so i changed the PSU. Thought it might ...
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Anything wrong with my computer memory because of failures in some memory tests?

Recently I bought a used Lenovo Thinkpad W530 with 32G RAM in memory. This machine runs on 64bit Win 7 Pro. I did an extended CPU test on it. No problem. However, I got FAILED in three metrics in ...