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

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How to estimate available physical memory on Linux?

Several resources around the net (apologies for not having links handy) recommend to determine the total amount of available physical memory on a Linux system by the second value on the "-/+ ...
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Laptop Memory suddenly peaking

We have a Toshiba Laptop that has suddenly begun to run at maximum memory capacity. Specs (Going off the top of my head) OS: Windows 7 Professional RAM: 4 GB 32 bit OS We have done nothing out of ...
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Windows NT Paging Algorithms

I've been trying to figure out how the paging works inside Windows operating systems. I found a blog post from Mark Russovich back in 1998 about such memory management. He discusses the "Least ...
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Is there a way to make windows faster by making it use more RAM?

I use windows 8.1 OS. The bottleneck for my PC is my AMD A4 Processor(1.5Ghz x 4). However I also have 16 GB RAM. It works out fine for me because I generally tend to use a lot of RAM than CPU. ...
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Computer won't boot post when using 2 different ddr2 ram sticks

I have two 2gb sticks that are different, one is apacer ddr2 and the other is ddr2 Samsung and I can boot each one by themselves but together they won't boot any beep or video so any ideas and this is ...
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Adding RAM to a laptop with internal battery

I heard recommendations everywhere that before you insert a second RAM to a laptop, it is best to take out the battery. However, the laptop I own (Dell Inspiron 1528S) has an internal battery. Am I ...
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Why is there the Installed Memory: 4.00 GB & Available Memory ONLY: 536 MB - 2.20 GB

This is a desktop computer, the problem is the difference between the installed memory versus the available memory. I search everywhere, for a fix to this problem. Installed Physical Memory (RAM): ...
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Running out of Memory during Flight simulator

Windows 7 64bit system 8gb memory with three monitors and appropriate graphic card and power supply. Task manager Phy.Mem. Available and Fee shows better than 2gb of memory when running MS Flight ...
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4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM not working

I am using ECS G41T-m16 motherboard which have bus speed of FSB 1333 mhz. I have been using 2gb ddr3 apacer ram 300mhz for last 2 years.Recently, I have bought a 4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM but it is not ...
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Motherboard issue?

I have a system that will partially start. It gets up to about 1GB of memory, then completely freezes. It detects all the memory I put in, whether it is 8 or 16GB. I have used completely different ...
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Memory card not detected in PC

I have a password protected Sandisk 2gb micro memory card. I have set a password protection for my memory card. Unfortunately I forgot the password which I have set for my memory card. I have ...
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Tyan i5400PL (S5393) issues

I purchased the Tyan S5393 i5400PL a couple of months ago, for a video editing and rendering workstation project. I had all of the other parts needed for it: 2 Intel Xeon x5450 750W PSU 2GB ...
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More RAM = increased lifespan of computer?

Does installing additional RAM increase the potential lifetime of a computer? For example, if approximately 100% of a computer's RAM is used on a daily basis, does this have a "wear and tear" effect ...
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...
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swap memory is almost used ,but processes are running fine.Should i be bothered?

free -m on my Linux machine shows that swap memory is almost completely used. However,there is no impact on the system performance. But should i be really bothered? Swap cache also is not used to its ...
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DG31PR intel board with 1GB RAM, can I add 2GB RAM with existing 1 GB? [duplicate]

I have a PC with below mentioned configuration DG31PR intel board Core 2 Duo Processor Transend DD2 667 1 GB JetRam , JM667QLJ-1G, 240P DDR2 DIMM (128M*64) (64Mx8 DDR2 667 5-5-5) [LM] I am ...
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Is there a way to 'clean out' physical memory (RAM) that is tied up on my Centos/Apache webserver?

I am developing something that requires Server-side javascript, and as such am using PhatomJS to run the JS. It uses up about a 1GB of physical memory when all is well, but if I screw up some ...
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What are the benefits / downsides of a high uptime? [on hold]

Today I noticed that htop added a bang after the uptime of my server, because my server's uptime is now greater than 100 days. I don't know if this is a warning, or a congratulation : What are the ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + vmware 6 + centos

Ok, so I'm running a 2014 mac book pro retina 8gb ram, I5. Just upgraded to Yosemite with vmware 6. I've installed centos MINIMAL, here the thing centOS in command line runs DEAD SLOW. I've even ...
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Graphics card vs. motherboard compatibility [on hold]

I have an MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard (also an AMD Athlon x4 750k quad core processor, 4GB RAM, and 520W power supply). Is an Asus AMD Radeon R9 270X OC DirectCU II graphics card compatible?
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RAM Usage is insane running a game [on hold]

My system is Windows 7 Home Premium, i5-2320 proc, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Z77X-UD5H mobo, I have two HDDs, one is a 1TB and the other a small 288GB (250gb). Also, a new GPU, the R9 285. Recently I’ve ...
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Lots of processes are using excessive memory - suspected memory leak [duplicate]

A lot of processes are using more memory than they should which is causes my PC to use up to 90% of it's memory (8gb) when idling with only basic applications open (internet browser, music player, ...
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ram upgrade in hp compaq 8200 elite microtower 64 bit

following is my existing ram spec, DIMM # 1 SMBus address 0x50 Memory type DDR3 Module format UDIMM Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE000000000000000000) Size 4096 MBytes ...
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Does PCI-Express speed affect the memory bandwith and clock speed of my graphics card?

I need to buy a CUDA compatible graphics card for color grading work, and a lot of questions are popping up. Mainly this: If I put a card that supports PCI-E 3.0 into a 2.0 slot, does that have a ...
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Do 64 bit versions of programs use more ram than their 32 bit versions?

I've seen other questions here asking about the advantages of running 64 bit programs over 32 bit and most answers say there's hardly a difference, unless they have to use an obscenely large amount of ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH11FX RAM upgrade

My Sony Vaio came with 4g of RAM . I want to upgrade to 8g. I purchased Komputer Bay 4gbx2 PC3-10600 133MHZ 9-9-9-24. After installing the and turning the machine on, I got the " Blue" screen stating ...
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PC won't start. Not even to BIOS

I have a PC that’s just over a year old. Today, while playing a game, it suddenly shut down and I smelled a slight smell of something burning; no fire, don't worry~ After this “incident” my PC won’t ...
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Mac RAM with SSD

I have a Macbook Air with 8GB or RAM and an SSD. Recently, I've been doing a lot of high-RAM-use tasks (like image processing) in MATLAB. I noticed that it uses a very large amount of RAM, which in ...
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Windows 8 Automatic Page File Size vs Windows 7

I've noticed that Windows 8 sets smaller page files by default. Windows 7 systems seem to create a page file the size of the RAM (eg 4GB of RAM means that Windows makes a 4GB page file). In Windows 8 ...
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Is hardware reserved related to virtual machine? [closed]

"Hardware reserved: 573MB" I first noticed this after installing Virtualbox (with WinXP). I don't know why this started happening now but it's annoying. I've searched for the solution but none of ...
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Something is eating my SSD space

I noticed that my 120GB SSD is almost full, but I have only 55GB data on it. I ran Disk Analyzer and listed folders and files have around 55GB of data, and yet it says that I have only 4.4GB free ...
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Windows 7 x64 ram 3,90gb usable of 8gb after system reinstall

So just a while ago I had to reinstall my whole computer, for some reason after reinstall I have now 3,90gb usable ram out of possible 8gb. Cpu-z, bios, etc recognize that 8gb is installed but only ...
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Why pagefaults when no paging file?

I just installed some extra RAM and set my paging file size to 0 for all drives on my Win7 machine. Task manager shows plenty of physical memory as being free, yet some processes are still ...
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Windows drivers hogging 4GB of RAM: How do I find out which driver it is?

As of late, right after boot, my Windows 8.1 (64 Bit) is using 5-6 GB RAM of the available 8 GB. I found a similar question (Windows using too much RAM, how to diagnose resource hog), which ...
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How much RAM can I put into my Laptop? [duplicate]

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-572. How much RAM can i put into this Laptop ? Is 2x8GB possible ? Full name: Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G1TDnkk SNID: 34701904034 S/N: ...
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How to preload libraries in init scripts

I want to have a certain daemon on my server use jemalloc for memory allocation. When running from the command line, I can just do: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/lib/libjemalloc.so my_command Is it ...
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How do I prevent a program from consuming all available memory?

Sometimes, a program will decide to take up all available physical memory (8 GB total) on my computer, freezing Windows in only a few seconds. Even a simple C++ program (for(;;) new long long int;) ...
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Svchost.exe taking up memory and slowing down laptop

I have an svchost process running on my 32bit Windows 7 Professional that keeps hogging physical memory for no reason that I can figure out. If I terminate it, it runs again and then it works as it ...
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Why do hard disk drives sizes come in multiples of 100, while flash memory drives sizes are generally multiples of 2?

Why do hard disk drives sizes come in multiples of 100, while flash memory drives sizes are generally multiples of 2? Every HDD I saw had a capacity that was something like 100GB, 250GB, 500GB, ...
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Modified Memory too High? 16gb of Memory and a few programs open = “Not enough Memory” errors

I keep having to restart my computer after leaving it on for a day or so in Windows because my "Modified memory" (whatever that is) goes absurdly high and I begin getting "Memory too low" errors, ...
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Are there disadvantages to big memory in upgrades?

I have a Lenovo T430 computer. The physical memory is 4GB DDR3 1600MHz. I work on big data analysis an often the memory is not sufficient. So, I want to upgrade my physical memory. I hesitate to ...
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What type of RAM this is? what speed? [closed]

Could you please help me to identify this type of RAM? Photo: Is this DDR3 Desktop RAM? What is the speed? What exactly do I type in eBay to find this exact one?
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System won't respond to Power Switch

I ran into a problem - I can't start my new system at all: when Power Switch is pressed nothing is hapenning, even cpu/system fans are not moving for a split second. And I just was at the shop where ...
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Screen flicker and freeze after ram upgrade on laptop

I recently bought a new ram (8gb sodimm ddr3 1600 which is dual channel 2x4gb; specifically g.skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ) to replace my 4gb ram which is specifically: M471B5273CH0-CK0. After booting ...
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Memory configuration on server

I have an HP server and by default it comes with 4GB of memory installed. Because I'm short of money I want to know if its possible to buy 8GB at 1600MHz and still use that 4GB at 1333MHz (not in dual ...
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Byte addressable memory and ISA

I am trying to clear some confusion regarding instruction set architecture and how memory is accessed. Basically I know that in byte addressable memory, data is stored byte by byte either in ...
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Windows 8.1 error: Not enough memory to move a file

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a machine with an i5 at 2.5 Ghz and 16GB of installed RAM. There is about 80GB free disk space. When I'm trying to move one file from one folder to another, I get this ...
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Dell Vostro display errors after ram upgrade

I upgraded ram in my dell vostro 1440 laptop. From 2x2gb: to 2x4gb (http://www.kingston.com/hyperx/memory/impact -Impact SODIMM - 8GB Kit* (2x4GB) - DDR3L 1600MHz CL9 SODIMM). The laptop starts ...
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RAM choice when CPU supports max. 1333MHZ - 16GB in 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz? Same price level [closed]

I’ve read that both the processor and motherboard determine the max. speed of RAM for your system. System: Asus K53SV-SX146V Processor: i5-2410M - supports RAM up to 2x 8GB 1333mhz Motherboard: ...
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Can't find ram on ASUS & what is Max RAM?

I am looking to upgrade the ram in my Asus X54C laptop. Currently, it is running on 2GB (according to Control Panel > System). Mr.Memory @ this link says 4GB is the maximum. They also say: This ...