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

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Copy On Write will stop working with Docker?

I have been using Docker with great pleasure, but there is a question that concerns me and for what I have found not explanations on the Web. In a "normal" GNU-Linux server, executing different ...
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How SD card capacity limitation works? Is there a way to bypass it?

For the longest time now, I have been hearing that, this phone can support up to 64 gigs for SD card expansion, that can support up to 128, and stuffs like that. I am just wondering, how this ...
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Understanding 4Rx4 on memory label

I read about the meaning of 4Rx4 on memory label 4R -> quad rank -> data width of memory module is 64 * 4 = 256 bits x4 -> data width of on DRAM chip on memory module -> 256 / 4 = 64 DRAM chips ...
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Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window

In the last 3 days, I noticed my Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window each time. I have a new ...
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I recently upgraded to 16GB, now my computer is slower. What can I do?

I've recently upgraded my RAM to 16GB (4GB before the change), and I've noticed my computer runs slower than before. After the change, gaming reached higher FPS than ever and surfing the web was no ...
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Best memory configuration for my old Intel DG965RY motherboard, Core2Duo processor based desktop [on hold]

Which out of these is the best combination DDR2 memory for Intel DG965RY motherboard? 2 x 2GB @ 800 MHz; 4 x 1GB @ 800 MHz, or; 4 x 2GB @ 667 MHz. If you have any better suggestion apart from ...
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Too Much Hardware Reserved Memory

Background My parents have a Gateway lx6810-01 that had 32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium. It has two 4 GB sticks of RAM installed (GSkill F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT), totaling 8 GBs. The RAM came with the ...
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Trouble with DDR3 RAM

I have a new custom built computer which is giving me some headaches due random crashes. Sometimes is just smaller problems, such as a Chrome tab closing. But there is times the whole system reboots, ...
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Is it more effective to reuse tabs in Google Chrome or open fresh ones?

Google Chrome by default runs a new process for each tab that is opened. I am running Ubuntu 15.4 with Chrome 43.0.2357.134 (64-bit). I currently have a load of tabs opened, and there are 57 ...
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What's the internal operations for a PC to copy data from an external flash drive to an internal HD?

I was asked about the operations on how data is copied from an external storage to an internal storage in a computer. The info I could find is about how a CPU fetches data from RAM. I don't have ...
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Why do I have 495.5 MB of ram?

So as far as I know, Ram comes in sticks of (In MB) 256, 512, 1024 and so on. For some reason my one stick of ram is being registered both by bios and the OS as 495.5 MB. It should be mentioned that I ...
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Is it possible to see a snapshot of all the memory allocations made by a particular process in Linux?

The important data I want about these allocations is the function pointer value which did these mallocs. Otherwise I know of pmap and /proc/[pid]/maps. Both these techniques lack the function pointers ...
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The “System” Process is taking up all my memory [on hold]

I know what is taking all of the memory, it's the "System" Process. The "child files" don't even use a megabyte. I have 4 GB installed, with the process taking up to 95% usage of memory and the high's ...
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Swapfiles on high-RAM and SSD systems

tl;dr 22GB RAM, SSD, pagefile, yes/no? Reduce mapped files reserved memory yes/no? how? I am running Windows 7 on my work desktop. It has 22GB of physical RAM. I am running it with an SSD. The ...
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How are memory read, write, execute permissions enforced in the Linux kernel?

How is a system able to restrict processes from being able to write to regions of memory set read-only? In particular, how is the Linux kernel able to enforce these permissions, assuming that the ...
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Why does my CPU only support 32GB RAM when it has 39 address bits?

The following is the output of cat /proc/cpuinfo user@localhost:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 60 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) ...
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Using a Kit of RAMs vs. using two RAMs of same specification and manufacturer

I want to use Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB Kit but its a little costlier than buying two seperate 4GBs of same specifications. [1600MHz, DDR3L, Low Voltage, Latency 9] Will using two such seperate rams ...
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Why do the RAM requirements for a Visual Studio in a virtual machine leave so little for the host that i'd expect would require more?

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-system-requirements-vs.aspx 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine) Does it mean the host requires 1.5GB and will ...
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SDRAM addressing

How memory controller maps linear address given by CPU to SDRAM addressing scheme? I guess it is something like: 0x0 - rank 1, bank0, row 0, column 0 0x8 - rank 1, bank0, row 0, column 1 . . . ...
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Windows says ram ran out while there are still 4gb available physical memory

The system information is from Process Explorer. There are still physical memory available, but the system shows nearly no ram left. In the task manager, it also shows about 74% ram is used. Since ...
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Windows updates and driver search consume massive amounts of RAM.

I have noticed on several Windows 7 machines that Windows updates and Windows driver search can cause svchost.exe to consume excessive amount of RAM. In the case of Windows updates, it seems that all ...
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Add 2x4GB RAM to 2x2GB or replace? [closed]

I have a mid-2011 iMac which has 2x2GB memory. I am trying to decide which of the following would be the best option (also considering overall cost). There are 4 bays available. Should I choose to ...
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Getting the amount of memory a process is using

I'm trying to retrieve just the amount of memory a process is using. The closest thing I can get is tasklist /fi "imagename eq process.exe" But this returns a bunch of stuff: Image Name ...
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Why is none of my Mac memory compressed?

I am constantly up against the 16GB physical memory barrier on my mac. I have looked in Activity Monitor and ZERO memory is compressed. I would like to have OS/X be aggressive in compressing - how ...
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Can I force OSX to keep an app in RAM?

I use Emacs and want it to be super-snappy whenever I switch to it to perform an operation. Unfortunately, often I will switch to it and a noticeable delay occurs after the first keystroke. I'm ...
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A lot of bash.exe processes in Rammap taking up memory

My windows 7 installation started having a memory leak where after a few days memory usage slowly creeps up to 90% (of 16 gb). In my task manager, the list of processes don't add up to that much ...
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How to limit swap usage?

I want my computer to automatically hibernate when the UPS switches to the battery, so I need enough free swap space at any moment. But if I activate the swap partition, even right before the ...
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Where is the data inside a disk image stored when it is mounted in a virtual CD-ROM?

I wanted to know what type of memory is consumed when a disk image is mounted in a virtual CD-ROM (for example, when we mount a .ISO file using Daemon Tools) and where is the data inside the disk ...
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How can I expand the maximum Video Memory?

I just bought GTA V for PC, but I want a better play experience. I am using a laptop: HP Pavilion (Windows 8). Installed RAM is 8gb, but in the game it is limited to only 1gb of video memory (Which is ...
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Something is making pops and clicks in the background of my computer

I have a dedicated music computer. I am running sonar as the DAW. I do not usually use a microphone in, but, every time I do, I get pops and clicks. I have done all of the Windows adjustment, so that ...
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Should I leave ZRAM activated on a device with 512 MB RAM or not? [migrated]

I have an old Android Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S Plus i9001). It has a 1 core 1.4 GHz CPU and 512 MB RAM, OS is Cyanogenmod 4.4.4. It runs smoothly and quite fast. The phone will only be used for ...
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Is it possible to upgrade 16GB ram for any corei5, 5th Gen Laptop?

I am little bit confuse about upgrading my RAM for laptop. I just want to extend RAM to 12GB by adding another 8GB in this laptop. Is it possible? If yes, then why everywhere it is mentioned that ...
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Maximum RAM I can put into Asus X550JX

The laptop currently has 8GB of ram. I thought I would add 4GB more into it (which is supposed to be 1600MHz DDR3) but when I opened it I found one already inside it. Is there any way to increase the ...
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What is better ram 800 and 800 as size of 800 each one or 1600 mhz on size 800? [closed]

I have 8gb ram of 800mhz speed, i want to upgrade, what is better to have: 1- two 8gb ram of 800 mhz speed each(total 16 gb ram). 2- One 8gb ram of 1600 speed.
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Windows 2012 R2 Server Core reduced/minimum RAM usage (for VMs)

The minimum requirement for Server 2012 is 512MB of RAM. But since server core doesn't need GUI, is it possible to run the core with even less RAM? If so, what's the minimum? I plan on running it on ...
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Calculating CPU & RSS Percentage for process from /proc fs

Im trying to understand the values in /proc//status I want to calculate cpu% & mem% used by PID, similar to top bash command. For Memory percentage usage I can do the following, correct me if Im ...
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What might be causing InDesign to lag when the window is being resized?

Im having trouble using InDesign because when I try to resize my window, there's a 1-3 second delay before anything happens and often the window will transform to a very small size randomly during ...
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High RAM usage by svchost.exe and chrome.exe [duplicate]

I don't know why while my laptop is sitting idle , it uses a lot of RAM , searching in task manager I found the process svchost.exe. , how can I remove it or is it normal. I have 3GB RAM. and my ...
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Is my HD going to crash ? Why is Explorer consuming a lot of memory sometimes? [closed]

Everything started one year ago, my PC started to slow down, got some freezes, and the HDD light light up like crazy, the task manager showd 100% disk usage... So i believed it was a problem with the ...
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What's a good rule-of-thumb for choosing between Windows 32 bit and 64 bit?

I'm installing Windows on an old(ish) machine again - and am again faced with the question of whether to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version. Instead of asking this question specifically for some ...
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System is not booting up when mixing 1600 RAM kit with 1333

I have a X8DA3/X8DAI motherboard http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/QPI/5500/X8DA3.cfm , 2x e5645 2.4Ghz, and 32GB 1333, dual channel memory 4x8GB RAM sticks, just got Kingston Hyperx ...
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Will these parts be compatible together? [closed]

I am looking to build a PC that is meant just for gaming and programming. If I go through with it, it will be my first PC build ever. I've watched a few videos to learn how to build a computer and ...
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ECC & Buffered RAm on Sabertooth 990FX

Good day, Asus team! Looking for a new build to my computer, I've come across a couple of questions. Right now, I'm currently working with a Sanertooth 990FX R2 with 8GB RAM and a AMD FX6300 CPU. ...
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Using SSD will reduce RAM cache?

I have Laptop having 16GB RAM with normal HDD, I am using windows 8.1 and now it is taking 8GB RAM as cache. My question is, If I use SSD, will it reduce cache size in RAM as SSD is fast enough to ...
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Backing up software with its licenses

I have a PC which is mostly used for photo and video editing. This PC was starting to get slow and I decided I had to install some more RAM memory in it (6GB in total now). After doing that, I ...
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Can i put my “Intel Core 2 Duo E8200” on “Intel Q965 Express chipset”?

Can i put my "Intel Core 2 Duo E8200" on "Intel Q965 Express chipset"? i know that my motherboard is compatible with "E6700" Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6700 (2.66-GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz FSB) ...
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Computer Don't start - Changed MOBO , PSU , VGA , RAM

I have an ASUS P5W DH DELUXE with Core 2 Duo E6400 and 1GB x 4 ADATA RAM The computer failed to start and started troubleshooting. I changed the PSU (bought 3 of them) [1x450Watt , 1x500Watt , ...
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Can't find specifications or compatible upgrades for motherboard [closed]

I'm currently looking to upgrade my desktop, but I can't seem to find anything about my motherboard. I currently have a DX4850-41c(old, I'm aware), and the motherboard is MB.GBL01.002. I know the ...
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What are the criteria of memory equivalency?

What are the criteria of memory equivalency? There is an opinion that chips with the same model will work better (coexist together better). For example, let's consider concrete case of typical ...
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Why does my virtual machine get so slow?

What could cause a virtual machine to get really slow? I'm running vmware workstation with ubuntu 14.04 on a computer with quad core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a decent hard drive (not ssd). I ...