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

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Why does not Windows statically allocate RAM for Intel Integrated Graphics?

I wanted to know how much RAM is being utilized. It said that out of the 12 GB installed, 7 gb was allocated overall and it showed me the split up for each processes. I could not find the RAM ...
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How to fix issues laptop memory

I have installed 8 Gigabytes of RAM into my laptop, but it says there is only 7.74 Gigabytes unusable, what has gone wrong?
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New ram prevents PC from booting up

I have an AsRock H55M-Pro with a core i3-530, running Windows 7 64-bit. I have 2x2gb of crucial ram running in it at the moment (slots A2, B2). I purchased 2x4gb sticks of Kingston HyperX ram 2400. ...
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Windows 7 - Additional RAM installed, but usable amount did not increase? [duplicate]

We have just upgraded a PC running Windows 7 Enterprise Edition (32bit) to have 4gb of memory instead of 2gb. Previously, there was 989mb of usable memory (with 2gb total installed). After upgrading, ...
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Upgrading Ram from 4GB to 8GB in packard bell tm80

I own a Packard bell Tm80 laptop (this website has pulled up this info on recommended ram upgrade option): http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=71500C5AA5CA7304 I have Samsung ram ...
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Issues with 10GB RAM on ASUS P5E3 Premium

I hope a computer expert can help me out with this. I currently have this motherboard: Asus P5E3_Premium WiFi AP_n and I have 2GB (2 x 1GB modules) installed in there already : ...
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New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM? [on hold]

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
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Intel - How pre-allocated memory and legacy VGA works

Reading a few datasheets for Intel processors and I keep reading - This address range extends from 1 MB to the top of physical memory that is permitted to be accessible by the IMC (as ...
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Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
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SSD and RAM. Are they compatible with my motherboard?

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (rev 1.0) with Intel Core i3. I am planning on buying "Crucial Ram DDR3 16GB kit 1600MHz Ballistix Sport XT " and a "Samsung 120Gb Sata III 840 EVO SSD Drive" ...
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When doing IDE DMA on x86, can other CPUs access the memory?

I am unfamiliar with hardware. I am studying the IDE disk I/O and DMA on x86. I want to know that when doing a IDE disk I/O with DMA, can other CPUs access the memory (or exactly, the same memory ...
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Do DDR3 SODIMM modules come in sizes greater than 8GB?

I'm really interested on buying a 1x16GB DDR3 SODIMM module because my laptop has only one memory slot. I know that DIMM modules with 16GB do exist. But I can find only packs with two 8GB modules of ...
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RAM decision for laptop

These are my two options: Option 1: Number of sticks: 1 Number of RAM on each stick: 4GB MHz on each stick: 799 MHz Option 2: Number of sticks: 2 Number of RAM on each stick: ...
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Limit total RAM usage to certain value in Windows

Windows 8 32 bit OS running on my AMD 64 bit processor with 4GB RAM many a times hangs or restarts probably after certain level of RAM usage. Is there a way to limit RAM usage upto a certain value ? ...
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Encrypting most of RAM via swap

I am looking to encrypt most of the RAM on my Linux machine by creating a very large swap partition mounted on a RAM disk and encrypting it. The idea is that if the section of unencrypted ram is ...
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Why was the Heartbleed bug not stopped by Address Space Layout Randomisation?

From experience if I've ever practised buffer overflow attacks, I would get a seg fault or storage violation exception if I tried to access memory that didn't match my process' protection key. How ...
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Will more than 8 GB of RAM work on ASUS P5E3 Premium?

There seems to be some anecdotal evidence here and here that I could put more than 8 GB of RAM (say, 16 GB) into the 4 slots on the ASUS P5E3 Premium motherboard. Can anyone confirm whether or not ...
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Firefox bottleneck with lot's of tabs open?

I'm currently using Firefox 28.0 on a windows 7 system on a SSD. Sometimes, when I do some research, I open about 180 + tabs on my machine. This makes firefox super slow, without using the SSD or CPU ...
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Windows 7 - out of memory when mounting harddrives

I am having a problem on Windows 7 (pro, 64bit, latest updates) when mounting hard-drives: Windows becomes unresponsive will show out-of-memory-errors will advice to close all programs and restart ...
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I want to increase the swappiness in my windows 7

as I have 60% RAM usage every time. I have already increased Virtual Memory (Increased Swap Size) but want to increase swappiness too. see my RAM usage:
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Can I change my DDR PC 400 to DDR PC 2700?

I just want to ask if I can change my DDR PC 400 to DDR PC 2700? I am having a hard time to find a DDR PC 400 here in our place. So Im thinking of replacing it to DDR PC 2700. Is it okay? Can I use ...
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VMWare CPU Usage reaching 100% when running software

I have VMWare Workstation and I'm very new to it. Unfortunately for some reason when using it with a software I have, it keeps hitting 100% CPU usage and my computer freezes. What's odd though is ...
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Adding a second RAM chip to Asus U32U Laptop [closed]

I have an Asus U32U laptop. The specific model is RX012D. The configuration is: AMD® APU E-450 AMD A50M Chipset AMD Radeon® HD 6320 Built-in 320GB 5400RPM HDD Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (will move to ...
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Why my computer keep crashing? [With some data]

Just bought this PC used from a guy, it has the following config: AMD FX-8120 HD 7850 2GB Core Edition (4x) OCZ Gold Edition 2GB DDR3 1066Mhz Asus M5A78L LE This PC should run games like GTA IV ...
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Windows 8 computer out of memory due to bad memory tuning

Despite having 8 GB of physical RAM on my computer, after a while (many Google Chrome usage), it gets stuck and I can't start any program. The existing programs miserably get killed... Which tuning ...
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Memory speed discrepancy between spec, BIOS and diagnostics

I have a new Dell Precision M4800 computer - the memory for it was spec'd at 1866MHz. When I ran the Dell built-in (to the BIOS) diagnostics, though, it reported the memory speed is 1600MHz. This ...
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overclocking Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop/ upgrading ram

I'm trying to upgrade my laptop (dell inspiron 1545). i'm planning on upgrading the ram, but i'm looking at bus speed and im not entirely sure what to get. I was considering overclocking my system ...
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How are reserved and ACPI NVS memory sizes counted?

My PC has 8GB of memory installed and is running Win 7 64-bit. I ran a tool named fwmemmap that shows the firmware memory map for the system but it's showing around 60MB more than is physically ...
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Does more RAM usage cause more battery usage?

I'm using a 2 year old 15" AMD laptop running Windows 8, and its battery life is not as long as the brand new ultrabooks for sure. In the place I'm currently working I don't have access to a power ...
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What is causing high CPU usage while playing videos?

Watching movies uses all of my memory and/or CPU. How can I resolve this? Laptop specs: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/TncirsVxs1b3MnD58DoAGIz Dell XPS M1330 Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7250 ...
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4 GB of RAM, only 2.67 GB usable

My laptop was using a 2 GB RAM and I thought it wasn't enough, so I bought a new 4 GB RAM stick. I have been playing graphic and memory-intensive games, such as Battlefield 4 (the Recommended ...
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I must forgo half the RAM, otherwise computer freezes, hardware issue suspected

I have 8GB of RAM. Debian reports seeing 7.8, Windows about the same. A few months ago I installed Debian dual-boot on my Win7 home machine. At the time I thought it'd be a good idea to open up the ...
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Computer Build for VM's: Slow behavior normal?

I've custom built a computer for work. The main idea (for security reasons mostly) is to use one VM exclusively for work (mainly 3rd party windows applications that work with PostgresSQL) and another ...
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Can a faulty RAM cause a Ultra DMA CRC Error?

I just upgraded my laptop's RAM yesterday and some weird things are happening because the memory module I bought on my local computer store is defective. Since the RAM isn't working properly, ...
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How to keep mysqld alive with minimal memory?

I have a rackspace server that I have been renting to run my personal projects upon. Since I am cheap, it has 256Mb of RAM and honestly can't handle a lot. Every once in a while, when there is a sharp ...
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Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?

Have been sitting with 8GBs of RAM for 2 years still thinking I needed another 4GBs and never questioning why so often I get message about low physical memory that would close all open programs ...
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Malware on my Linux? Cant see on top/htop but CPU/Mem Usage is high

Over about the last week or two, I have been seeing something odd with my Linux mint PC. Over a day or 2, at some point, my CPU usage hits and saturates at or near 100 at some point (according to my ...
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Prevent a closed source chosen process from swapping on Windows [duplicate]

When I run VirtualBox If I don't use VirtualBox for some time and then I come back to using it the virtual machine runs very slowly, obliviously all subsequent operation go enough fast. How I can ...
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CPU Causing Lags, Problems in Gameserver

I have recently realised that I was wrong about whether a server was dedicated or not (please see this), but however the gameserver applications that run on the dedicated server lag. This problem is ...
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Postgres memory usage too low [migrated]

I have a 400GB postgres 9.3.4 DB running on Fedora20, and a few indices per table. I have upped shared buffers to 4GB (the system has 16GB available), set shm in the kernel and set the ...
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HP Z-600 Workstation does not use all RAM or cores

I have an HP Z-600 Workstation running on Windows 7 Professional w/ a NVIDIA Quadro 4000 Graphics Card, 48 GB RAM and (2) 6-core processors for a total of 12 cores. When I perform a heavy operation ...
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What does the MHz of RAM really mean?

Countless of times I've heard and read that RAM-memory can have different speeds - denoted as MHz (e.g. 1066 MHz). However, what this frequency really is has never been explained to me and I'm having ...
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Can Task Manager show the total memory usage for a group of processes?

Some applications like Google Chrome and TweetDeck show up as several processes in Windows Task Manager. This means that the memory reported in each row is only part of the overall amount used by ...
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Can my Motherboard handle this Graphics card?

I found this mother board online (Gigabyte GA-Z87X-SLI) and this graphics card (Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB PhysX CUDA). The graphics card has 4GB GDDR5 SDRAM. So this is the actual problem: The ...
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Will a big RAM improve filesystem write IO?

We have hundreds of millions of small files on our server, totally about 500 GB. I'm looking for a way to speed up their creation. Would there be any difference if I get more RAM for that purpose? ...
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Will this RAM work with my Intel mobo (DX58SO)?

I'm planning to add three DIMMS so I have 12 GB triple channel. Memory is: 4GB Module - DDR3 1333MHz Part Number: KVR13N9S8/4 Specs: DDR3, 1333MHz, Non-ECC, CL9, 1.5V, Unbuffered, DIMM, ...
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How to read the results of PsList?

I'm trying to use PsList from SysInternal to check the RAM used by running processes. The thing is I don't quite understand the results. For example, in the screenshot below, VBoxTray.exe is using ...
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Where are Page tables stored

My question is "where are the page tables stored: in physical memory (RAM) or as some data structure in User space". PS: What I have understood so far: A process memory layout has few segments ( ...
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don't undestand how increaseuserva works

I've got 4GB ram on my laptop but my operating system is windows 7 x86 so I've got 3~ GB available from 4GB. And some games are crashing because of running out of memory. So the solution I found is ...
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HP dv6-2150ca don't boot after RAM upgrade

I've HP dv6-2150ca with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I had 4 gb RAM. I upgrade to 8 gb RAM. Both from same manufacturer and purchased at same time. Specs of RAM Crucial When I start laplop it says ...