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

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Does adding more ram affect the framerate in games?

I run a laptop having AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics Running Windows 8.1(64 bit). When I play need for speed most wanted 2012 on my laptop I get a fps of 15-20. I am planning of getting a ...
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Windows 8.1 only uses 50% of RAM

Windows 8.1 uses only 50% of my installed 4GB memory which causes games to crash. System information state that 3.71GB are usable). The picture below is from my Task Manager showing the memory ...
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Why does my desktop PC crash after upgrading or installing new memory card?

Before I start detailing my issue with my computer system, I would like to let you know that my system is Compaq Presario SR1817CL Desktop PC. I bought this computer back in 2004 or 2005. Since then, ...
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Why do Resource Monitor and Task Manager's total RAM usage not even remotely add up to the total Physical Memory usage? [duplicate]

I have noticed this on many different Windows machine, on many different occasions: the RAM usage reported by Task Manager or Resource Monitor often seems to add up to an amount which is significantly ...
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Ram speed compatibility [on hold]

I have an Asus motherboard and I was going to upgrade my memory. The memory I was going to buy isn't listed in the manual. Would there be an issue? The board supports 1866 MHz and the memory is 1866. ...
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Stick of Memory won't fit into my computer

I bought some Memory/RAM that doesn't fit my computer's current slots, I'm not sure what I did wrong when I ordered them, but what I did notice was that the base of the stick, is different compared to ...
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Disproportionate amount of RAM usage

I'm doing my bi-annual clean up right now, and one disconcerting thing I noticed was my task manager listing my RAM usage at about 67-70%. I have 16GB of RAM (I do a lot of multi-tasking, a la game ...
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ECC memory in non ECC compatible wolfdale I333-d667

I know there are already some post of this theme, but I wanted to know if someone has tryed this with a wolfdale. I dont want to buy it and have problems booting or something like that. You may ...
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Making sure linux uses all my hardware correctly

I have a new decent computer coming my way in a week or so, and I have a few worries. I never had to care about installing Linux before as all my hardware was pretty low standard, but now I'll be ...
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VirtualBox is unable to allocate cached memory on windows (not considering it as available)

Host: Windows 7 64x bit, 6 GB of RAM Guest: Red Hat 64x bit Host machine resources without running any VMs: Windows Resources [Case I] Guest machine with 2 GB memory When I run a memory ...
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Raising a processes' memory limit on FreeNAS

I am using BackupPC, which is a Free Software backup tool based on rsync for transfers, to back up a FreeNAS box. Recently, with more files being added to the NAS, this has stopped working. I get ...
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Windows 7 Swapping Threshold

When physical memory jumps to 80%, the RAM starts swapping itself to pagefile. How to increase this 80% threshold to say 90% ? I have 4GB of RAM which means the swapping starts when 3.2GB of RAM is ...
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How much RAM in a Macbook for front-end/web development? [closed]

I'm a front-end developer, I'm thinking about switching from Linux (ThinkPad) to OSX (Macbook Pro), my budget is pretty tight and I'm wondering if 8 GB of RAM would be enough for me? I'd say it'd be ...
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What affects the responsivness of the computer? [closed]

I want to buy a new computer and what's the most important for me is the responsivness : the computer could be running for 200days in a row, have 50apps running I want to be able to open a new app or ...
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How to know which memory RAM I can use on my laptop? [duplicate]

I've been needing to buy a new memory RAM for my laptop, but as I'm new on this type of things, and from the Internet I found out it can't be any random memory RAM, I am not sure which memory RAM I ...
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Possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later?

Is it possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later? For example if I'm using a video editing program and are in the middle of rendering a file, then I can go to ...
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How do I deal with processes which continuously open/close ports and increasingly consume memory?

According to file.net, nvtray.exe is some process for or from my video card. When I look at the Netstat part of XAMPP, it shows nvtray.exe continuously opening and closing ports, increment the port ...
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Which of the following instructions can reference a memory location that is #1000 locations from the instruction? [migrated]

I am working on a question from a practice computer organization exam The Problem: Which of the following instructions can reference a memory location that is #1000 locations from the instruction? ...
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Why does emptying disk space speed up computers?

I have been looking to a bunch of videos and I now understand a bit better how computers work. I understand a bit better as well what is the RAM, the volatile and non-volatile memories or the process ...
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Can I put quad-rank 32GB DIMMS into an X99 chipset motherboard? [on hold]

There was a recent question about quad-rank DDR4 memory which was later deleted by the author. The question about memory compatibility wasn't that interesting but the question surrounding memory ...
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PC cant even boot after BIOS clock changes

I've been having problems with my RAM and tried to overclock it to fix the issue. I changed NorthBridge from 2400mhz to 2800mhz. When turning on, monitor does not react at all, GPU and monitor all ...
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Centos 7 detecting only 3 GB of RAM

Centos 7 is detecting only less than 3GB of RAM instead of 4 [root@compute ~]# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2913 425 ...
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Arch Linux insane memory usage

I just installed Arch Linux and set it pretty much up how I want it to be. At the moment XFCE4 with LighDM, Firefox and a few other little applications are running. I wanted to see whats going on in ...
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Why won't computer recognize new memory?

Asus Q55OLF Windows 8.1- It came with 2 4gb memory sticks installed. I tried to upgrade by adding 1 8gb stick. My laptop will not recognize the new memory. I tried switching slots. No difference. ...
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Windows XP (32-bit) system with 8GB RAM, will I still get dual-channel benefit?

I am running a legacy Windows XP 32-bit PC (not for internet use of course). It has 2x4GB RAM which operates in dual-channel mode. Obviously Windows XP can only use 4GB RAM. One could argue the ...
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How can I deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro (Retina 13")? [migrated]

Is there a way to deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro Retina 13"? I was not able to update my Mac to OS X 10.10.3. Complete reinstall was also not successful. I ran diagnostics and memtest86, ...
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Is it possible upgrade my laptop so photorealistic virtual images take less time to render? [closed]

I use 'Virtual Worlds 3D design software' to render photorealistic images of bathroom & kitchen designs. On the settings I feel produce the best results for the client, it can take 20 - 30 mins ...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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Which piece of hardware in my desktop is failing?

Almost 2 years ago I built a custom desktop. This week it seems to be becoming inoperable. It's a dual boot system capable of booting to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. When I sat down at it the other ...
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What hardware is needed to support ECC UDIMM / ECC RDIMM

There are 2 types of server RAM's UDIMM unbuffered (or unregistered) ECC (Error correction) RDIMM registered (buffered) ECC memories. The main difference between them is that UDIMM are using CPU's ...
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Does MotherBoard limit RAM?

http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/hewlett-packard-09e0h-mainboard-specifications/ ^^ That page lists the specs of my motherboard. It says that it can support 4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM slots Supports DDR2 ...
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All Free Ram going into cached even with Prefetch AND Superfetch disabled completely

I am having this major problem on my computer where all my free ram is being put into cached memory when I play a game or run any program and does not go back. Only about 100 of it does but most of ...
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Laptop running too slow lately

I bought my laptop in late 2013 with the following configuration: Motherboard / model: NP-530U3C Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz RAM: 4GB DDR3 Hard drive: 500 GB 5400 RPM + 24GB SSD OS: ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\ViceVersa Pro\VICEVERSA.EXE abnormal program termination [on hold]

Hi I'm getting the above error running my back up program, Backing up Drive D to Drive E (both 2G) it comes up after it has run for about 20min. Also get the same error when I use Ztree to backup ...
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Transfer time of a file to hard drive

I need to understand the role of the memory size in the computer when we need to copy a large amount of data to a hard drive, for example a file of 50 GB. Suppose that we have a hard drive of 180 GB ...
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Permission to execute denied for every file in /tmp:

When I try to execute any program from the /tmp directory, it shows me /tmp/file_name: Permission denied. The same error is shown when I simply enter /tmp. The file system for /tmp is ramfs. I've ...
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Disable Intel HD memory consumption

I have Intel Core i3 540 CPU with integrated Intel HD video and external videocard too. Even if I'm not using Intel HD it still takes some of my RAM: "My Computer" dialog shows I have 3.87 of 4.00 GB ...
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Virtual Machine freeze when memory low

I run an Ubuntu 64bit virtual machine (4 CPUs, 8Gb ram, 1Gb swap) on my Windows 8 64bit machine using virtualbox. I often find that when I do something memory intensive (generally only using 1 or 2 ...
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Is my motherboard defective?

Last month I bought a new Esonic motherboard with intel G41 chipset and a 4GB DDr3 1333Mhz Ram and installed my old processor, Intel Dual core E2140 (1.6 Ghz, 800Mhz FSB ) in it. Now after starting ...
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Boot drive is taking too much space

My Laptop is running on Window 8.1 pro single language. and my boot drive is 224 GB. Two days ago when i check my drive size it is showing 1.63 GB free from 224 GB. I dont know why. when i check the ...
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How to measure the latence time of each level of cache memory [closed]

I want to measure the size of each cache memory level (L1, L2, L3) and its latency time. I am using a C program that takes 3 parameters: the size of an arrays that will be read, the number of times to ...
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How do I get my B75 Pro3-M to use my 1600 MHz ram sticks?

I have a B75 Pro3-M motherboard that supposedly supports 1600 MHz RAM sticks. I have 4 sticks of 4 GB Kingston KVR16N11S8/4 set up at the moment (which is 1600 MHz). In Windows however it's reported ...
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Can't get past bios screen after changing On-Chip Frame Buffer Size

I changed the On-Chip Frame Buffer Size on my desktop PC to a high value (something like 468mb?) from the original 64mb+2mb, in hopes of increasing the dedicated video ram. After saving this change I ...
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My Radeon 6950 on linux doesn't show all of its memory

I have run several tests to see how much memory my system thinks I have and they all turn up the same (256mb). What do I need to do to make linux see all 2GB of my gpu memory? $ sudo lspci -v -s ...
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Windows 7 has a memory leak, having trouble finding the cause

I'm pretty sure my computer has a memory leak. It starts up using an abnormal amount of RAM and it gradually gets worse. Start-up: 2,0 GB 40 min: 3,4 GB 86 min: 3,6 GB 210 min: 5,1 GB After ...
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Questions related to speed of memory modules in a Lenovo T410 or T510

I need some help to understanding the memory and CPU/chipset-part of these Lenovo T410 & T510 specs: Memory: Up to 6GB 1067MHz DDR3 (4GB 1333MHz + 2GB 1067MHz) Up to 8GB 1333MHz DDR4 ...
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Rewiring GPU with RAM? [closed]

So what I want to do is to solder the copper wire as shown in my scheme using zinc-lead-tin alloy, provided that I will remove the VRAM (connected to the RAM) so I could replace it with the wire. I ...
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Why is computer slow in switching between opened applications?

I like to open a lot of Chrome tabs, but when I try to switch between open tabs, the tab tends to re-render. When I have some other applications open alongside with chrome, those applications also ...
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Upgrade RAM beyond manufacturer supported memory? Mixed messages

I really just want to confirm a few things. I have a HP laptop, and I have got mixed information. First off, this is the laptop I own: ...
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Can I install Windows 7 64-bit with 16GB to run more 32-bit apps at once?

At work, I have the option to have the 64-bit version of Windows 7 with 16GB installed. The best benefit I can think of is that Windows 7 64-bit can utilize memory beyond 4GB. One of my colleagues ...