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

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Does mixing memory with and without heat shields work?

A friend gave me some of his spare memory to increase the memory in my PC. I now have 16 GB instead of 8 GB. The PC boots, but the memory he gave me had heat shields on, whereas mine does not. ...
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I have DDR3 10600E ram and i don't know if it will run with my 10600 compatible motherboard

I've got four 1 gb sticks of DDR3 PC3-10600E and my question is: Will it run on my future motherboard or will i have to get some new ones? These sticks were pulled out of a mac pro that is why i'm ...
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Windows 7 Professional not recognising all installed RAM

My current set up is below I bought this computer build from a 3rd party, they self built it. I reinstalled windows. At the time I did not know about Home edition not recognizing all 24 GB ram. So ...
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Suddenly getting bsod memory management issue after Updating to windows 10

I recently upgraded to windows 10, most things seemd to work fine, aside from a few issues here and there which was easily resolved. Thou i had to reinstall the Nvivida Driver for the graphic card. ...
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Windows 10 high memory usage (unknown reason)

Well few days ago I updated my pc to windows 10. However, after some use my PC started to slow down until its was impossible to use, it was due to high memory usage. After restart, everything came ...
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Having several BSOD with different messages in new computer

I've been having several BSOD during the last month or so. I though that they were for some kind of wrong driver or something software related, but tried to update everything to the last version with ...
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Role of RAM in booting?

I want to know the role of RAM in Booting process. Is BIOS copied in the RAM before it is executed by CPU? Is this how any other software/OS is run? Finally what component does the copying?
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Computer doesn't start after i upgraded RAM. DDR3 RAM

I have bought a new stick of RAM and I installed in my computer and after that it will not start. The display remains black and shows nothing. The new stick is working because I tried in another ...
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Memory performance - i7 with 2x4GB 1600MHz or 4x4GB 1333MHz?

I have Dell Precision m4600 with i7-2820QM CPU. It supports 1600MHz memory if I use 2 slots, or 1333MHz memory if I use 4 slots. My question is: Which configuration will give me better memory ...
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Handling exported reports from BI portal in Excel 2010 causing performance issues?

So, I'm going to try to describe this the best I can. Multiple uses at my office will often export large reports from the BI system of the SAP web portal. These files can be as large as 25-50mb, ...
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Should I trust htop or top when it comes to RES memory?

I am writing a program to test some memory usage metrics on our systems and I want to hit a target memory consumption. You execute my program via meminflate.exe -G 103.1 if you want to take up 103.1 ...
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Essential requirements and considerations for a developing team environment [on hold]

I am going to have a team of programmers which mostly develop by Java and JSP. We use eclipse and SVN on a server to share our codes and having a versioning system. I would like to know when you buy ...
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Disable win7 harddisk ram for a specific software

Sometimes when you ask matlab to create a very large array, it exceed actual ram and tries to go into harddisk, which slows down the computer so much that it becomes impossible to close matlab, only ...
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Memory Leak from Tags (Poolmon) FSTB and/or SCDG

I have a huge memory Leak (2GB+) happening from the first second I turn on the PC (Windows 7, 6GB RAM). Poolmon points to two tags (the same amount of memory, however sometimes its the first and ...
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Should I remove RAM stickers in a Intel i5 NUC?

Just put together a Intel i5 NUC (NUC5i5RYK) and the Corsair Vengeance DDR3L sticks have some rather big stickers on them. Should I remove them for cooling? But I assume that might/will void warranty. ...
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Laptop exact ram slots

I have an ASUS K46CB with 6G ram (2G+4G). Today I bought a 4G ram and replaced the 2G. When I replaced I saw only 2 ram slots, but in ram profile tab of task manager, it says “slots used: 2 of 4”. ...
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New Computer Build Won't boot with RAM in the 3rd slot

At first when I built the machine, all 4 slots were filled with the same RAM. I know for sure the RAM is compatible with the motherboard. The computer did not boot, and it would power-cycle. I got it ...
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Why the process in Windows 64 bit only used 2GB of RAM?

To my knowledge, every process in Windows 32 bit only up to 2GB RAM. In Windows 64 bit longer, that number is much larger (about 8TB of RAM) I write an application in C ++ that allows to use more ...
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Memory Usage of `yum update`

I was updating a slightly out of date server with yum update and ran into memory issues. It appears that yum requires enough free RAM to download each package. Updating single packages was not a ...
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My computer is leaking memory all over the place. How do I fix it?

So some months ago my computer started using more and more ram. The longer I leave it up the more it uses. This is to be expected but not at these rates. I have 12gbs of ram installed and after a few ...
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CPU 32/64 bit - Windows 32/64 bit - RAM

As far as I know, there is much CPU registers as data registers, address registers, status registers ... but all the registers which are common widths. Width measured in bits, eg 32 bits or 64 bits... ...
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Save an instance of a program from RAM for quick starting

Is there any possible way to save an instance of an individual program, after it has been loaded into RAM, then load that program back into RAM from that saved instance. Here's a specific example. I ...
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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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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? [on hold]

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 is still 4 GB of physical memory available

This System Information is from Process Explorer. There is still physical memory available but the system shows nearly no RAM left. Task Manager also shows that about 74% of total RAM is used. ...
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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 ...