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

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Unicorn and sidekiq automatically go down in gitlab

I have a gitlab in production running successfully for more than 2 years. Recently It started behaving weird. The unicorn automatically stops. I have done an upgrade to the recent stable thinking that ...
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What is better to upgrade SSD or Ram for VirtualBox Productivity Enviroment [on hold]

My host OS: Windows 8.1 My guest OS: Ubuntu 14.10 System Information: 4GB Ram, 5400 rpm HDD I works mainly on guest OS (programming, web surfing) and host OS for Gaming and Windows Programming ...
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How to increase the Kernel memory

I have two Windows Server 2008 R2 machines with the same spec (24G RAM). However, the Kernel memory is quite different: machine 1 has 206M of paged kernel memory and 168M nonpaged. Machine 2 has 998M ...
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Memory not Unloading

One of our PC's is not unloading it's memory during certain tasks. The main one is when they choose to print a file to PDF. Select File Open in Adobe Acrobat Print to PDF Save and Close This is ...
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System out of memory with 7GB still free

As seen in the screenshot below, I was playing a game when it stopped and popped "Out of Memory" window. However Task Manager clearly shows that there is still 7.6 GB of ram still available. What ...
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Is it true that graphics card with 320-bit bandwith will have the same performance as a card with 256-bit bandwidth? [on hold]

My graphics card's memory interface has 320-bit bandwidth. I have heard that there is no real gain from values over some multiple of 2 (256, 512, etc.). Is this true? How exactly does such interface ...
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dmidecode returning maximum capacity as unknown

I am using Linux mint on my Sony Vaio Laptop model no. VPCEA23EN. I want to upgrade my ram so i tried the following command to find out the maximum capacity of RAM. But it is not providing the ...
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Windows constant freezes, hard restart required [duplicate]

I'm new around this site so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong if so, I'm sorry~ I don't know if you need my specs for this problem, but I'll leave them to you anyways: -Processor: Intel(R) ...
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How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
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Does the iMac use SO-DIMM or DIMM memory? [on hold]

My friend wants to increase the memory on his iMac. It is an early 2008 model A1225 (EMC2211). Whilst checking I have found it is 800Mhz DDR2 SDRAM PC2-6400 (I hope). When I search I also get SO-DIMM ...
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Motherboard incompatible with RAMs not in its compatibility list?

My Biostar G31-M7 TE seems to be incompatible with DDR2 modules of apparently supported size, speed and depth. The MB supports up to two banks of DDR2, with a max capacity of 2x2GB and clock at 800 ...
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does linux zero memory released by applications

I was thinking about making Linux more secure. Can I write code that grabs a bunch of memory and go through them looking for "interesting" stuff? main() { char *p = (char ...
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MacOS X: how can I see which application currently have “inactive” memory?

I'm working on MacOS X 10.6 and as my old MacBook only has 3 GB of RAM, I'm currently struggling having enough free RAM to keep it usable. I'm often looking at the Activity Monitor and if I see that ...
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How To Choose a Better RAM [duplicate]

My laptop came with 2gb RAM but i am thinking to extend it to 6 GB By keeping 4gb ram in The Other slot. Is it better to take 4gb RAM and extend ny system memory To 6GB or Take 2GB RAM and extend it ...
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Bios doesn't recognize ram

I have an old pc that has a motherboard called "Pegatron IPM31" with two slots for ddr2 ram, an intel celeron processor, and 1GB ram-800. I got another 1GB-667 for it, and here is what happens: - If I ...
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Do apps and Operating Systems constantly read/write from/to HDD?

I was debating with guys about necessity of SSD for me. I'm Salesforce Developer. My tools are Eclipse, Firefox/Chrome, Git. Eclipse does only editing files, saving them locally and sends them to ...
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Processor and RAM [duplicate]

So, for the past couple (Around 8?) of years, I have been using a 1.6Ghz Dual-Core CPU( I know, it's terrible, I tried upgrading, but it's an AM2), with 4GB of RAM, I recently put in 4 more GB of RAM, ...
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Computer powers up but won’t boot [closed]

I have a Dell All-In-One Touch PC. Last night, I was mid-game when my computer suddenly crashed: The display froze, and a green gash appeared across the screen, and in a few other places too. The ...
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Linux server is running out of memory and swap

I guess there is some memory leakage and memory is not being freed. Is there some good ways to find out which process and why is leaking memory? The only temporary solution is to restart server. But ...
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Why does my system show lots of memory being used when the total amount is way less than reported? [duplicate]

I don't know if the title makes sense but Windows reports 7GB of memory being used but when I check the task manager I don't anything close to this amount being used. Here is the pic where the apps ...
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Are virtual machine resources available to the host?

I know that when I dedicate HD space to the VM that it can’t be accessed by the host OS, but what about RAM and CPU cores/threads? I always thought that if I dedicate 2 cores and 8 GB of RAM to a VM ...
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How do I tell if my Memory is ECC or Non-ECC?

I need to replace the memory in my system and I'm not quite sure how to determine if the memory is ECC or Non-ECC. How do I determine this?
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Unexplained RAM usage

I have had my MSI GT70-20C laptop for almost a year now but recently I have been having trouble with performance drops due to the over use of memory. This occurs when i start doing activity or even ...
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Window flashing in and out of focus [closed]

We had a Microsoft Excel window acting strangely - it was flashing in and out of focus, we were unable to select anything in the window - no menu items, no cells, no buttons - nothing. The only things ...
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Windows showing 2GB of ram, but BIOS only showing 1gb [duplicate]

My backup laptop apparently has "2GB RAM (1GB usable)" according to Windows, but everything else, BIOS included, is reporting 1GB. Which amount is the correct one? The BIOS is at the latest version. ...
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(Virtual Machine) KVM/QEMU Distributed Resources

How do large VM hosting establishments offer Terabytes of RAM? Do they just use really large SWAP files? (over a Network FS of some type)? Or is it that they really have hosts/machines/computers ...
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Problems with Windows Installation

I've been trying to install Windows 7, Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro (all of them x64) on the following computer, but I've never been able to get a clean installation. Either it freezes while ...
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Windows reporting 2GB ram, but bios only shows 1GB

I have a kind of old laptop (around 8 years old) and am trying to set it up optimally for light usage. However, there seems to be a problem with the RAM. In the system properties on windows 7, it says ...
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Will PC3-10600 1333Mhz RAM work in a Laptop that has PC3-12800 1600?

I have a lenovo y40-80 laptop that comes with 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz installed. I have an old laptop with another 8GB chip of PC3-10600 1333Mhz DDR3. If I added the PC3-10600 to the lenovo ...
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Scrambled screen even before booting

I have an Acer laptop (Aspire 4740g). Recently it has the following problem. When I turn it on, even the boot menu shows funny characters. That means is not the operating system. Running memtest, ...
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Laptop won't boot with RAM upgrade

I have a circa 2010 Sony Vaio VPCEB25F that has two memory slots and came stock with 2x2GB; I can’t remember the specs, can fill-in when I get back home. I just purchased two 4GB Team DDR3 1600MHz ...
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How much maximum RAM can be supported in Laptop LENOVO THINKPAD E530 3259T2Q

I need to upgrade the RAM of my laptop which is a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge Series E530 (part #3259T2Q). Currently it has 4GB (2 x 2GB). I am not sure how much I can expand RAM memory up to. I have ...
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“Memory Is Not Detected” on ASRock Z87 OC Formula/ac

I have a "ASRock Z87 OC Forumla/ac" motherboard that will not recognize my memory. Here are the memory specs that the board supports: 4x240 pin DDR3 ...
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Performance of SSD w/ less RAM vs SATA w/ more RAM [closed]

Time to upgrade to a new development laptop. I'm trying to maximize performance which will include multiple virtual machines and android development. I believe there are 3 issues that will ...
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2-2-2 bios beep code on Dell MIG41R M/B

I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro with a MIG41R motherboard. The PC gave me a 2-2-2 bios beep code, so I opened it up and realized it didn't have and RAM and the HDD was disconnected. I bought a ...
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Upgrading from 8GB to 16GB RAM in Laptop. Possible? [closed]

I have a HP 14" Laptop with a 8GB RAM in it. I recently installed 2 pcs of 4GB 12800s but I still am not satisfied with the speed, as I am doing graphics and video editing. My question is, is it ...
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Windows 8 frees memory of inactive windows

It seems like Windows automatically takes any window, that wasnt active for some 30-40 min, memory out of RAM (perhaps storing it on hard drive). Absolutely no matter how much free RAM there is, it ...
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Is it more memory/processor-efficient to open many windows in one desktop, or to make all these windows fullscreen? [closed]

I have many, many windows that must be open all at once (VM, Email client, browser, IDE, source navigator, issue tracker, notebook, etc...), and have often bumped up against my MacBook's 16GB of RAM. ...
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What factors would cause java based programs to load very slowly? [closed]

I am at a loss here. I am trying to help someone get on my Minecraft server. He is the only one having trouble and I am not able to find a reason why. Basically we have 8 people on this server and ...
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What’s the max RAM my computer will take?

I have an Asus 1005HAB RBLU005S and need to add more memory. What’s the max RAM it will take?
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Windows 8 won't boot after upgrading RAM

After upgrading my RAM memory from 2GB to 6GB (DDR3), i want to install windows 8.1 64bit to exploit full performance of RAM. I had a weird problem. Disc with windows 8.1 wont boot. Windows logo ...
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Boot looping laptop with W7HP fixed with the addition of RAM

I was repairing a laptop for someone else that was always stuck in a boot loop. The computer has 4 GB of DDR3 memory and Windows 7 Home Premium (I don't have the password for the computer but I ...
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How can I map 4GB of RAM memory to 4GB CPU address space [closed]

I'm confused with a situation where there is 4GB of CPU address space and I have 4GB of RAM memory. Now is it possible to map this whole 4GB of RAM memory to CPU address space and if so, then where ...
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Testing x64 motherboard/CPU

How should we be testing/burning-in the principle components in a new build (or significant change)? Here is what I'm doing now and what I find disconcerting about it: Using the latest UBCD on a ...
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Transfering RAM from a dead Dell to a similar, working HP. Do the specs match?

Note: I already have RAM on the MP. But its like 0.99 of a GB and I want to add the 896MB ram from the Dell to improve it a bit and hopefully get Windows 8 installed. My Dell Inspiron 531s won’t ...
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How can Windows dump the complete RAM in the hibernation file so fast?

I was going through an article that explained the hibernation procedure in Microsoft Windows. The main points that I get out of it are Windows dumps the whole RAM (after processing it maybe) in the ...
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showing memory transactions as Bps in Linux

Is there a Linux tool that shows the memory transactions as Bps (BYTE/sec)? Not the memory usage as which process allocates how much virtual address. But the memory bandwidth that which process uses ...
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dvd drive stopped working in windows 8 64 bit

I have a lenovo ideapad y510p windows 8 64 bit for one year. The optical drive is a matshita dvd ram uj8db by panasonic with the latest driver installed It suddenly stopped reading cds and dvds. ...
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Upgrading my MSI Internal RAM

I have MSI MS-1454 model with 2GB RAM. I want to upgrade it with G.Skill DDR3 8GB RAM, but I’m not sure if it is compatible with my laptop model. How do I determine this?
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Do we have to check anything other than DDR while buying RAM?

After going through lot of blogs, I went ahead and brought this Kingston DDR2 4GB RAM. After the delivery when I tried to install it, i was unable to fit inside the ram slot. Am I missing something ...