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

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MacOS: can't understand what is using all my disk space

I got a MacBook Air with a limited SSD HD: 128 GB. The largest software I have is XCode (3.2 GB) and I do have 2 versions of this (4.5 and previou). My iPhoto library has 1.3GB of photos. My dropbox ...
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LogonUI.exe is calling for more RAM then is available to the system (8 GB)

I am receiving low memory warnings and freezes on a regular basis while idling. I've gone through most of the google recommend trouble shooting steps and I'm stuck with a weird recurring error in the ...
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Troubleshooting my hardware performance issues

I used to be able to play StarCraft, WoW, other fairly old and basic titles (by 2014's standard of graphical complexity) without a hitch. I could have WoW on one screen and StarCraft on the other, but ...
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Should the CPU usage go up to 100% when swap happens on Linux

I had been running a demo system on Linux with the following kernel: 2.6.32-400.1.1.el5uek #1 SMP Mon Jun 25 20:25:08 EDT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux And as soon as swap happens, the CPU ...
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External monitor take more CPU

My machine seems to hang when I connect an external monitor. My question is, does it take more CPU or Memory if I connect an External monitor to the laptop through the HDMI port? Hardware Specs HP ...
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Set maximum memory per process in Windows 8.1

I am using a Toshiba laptop with 6.0 GB of memory running Windows 8.1. I've had it freeze up a couple of times due to a process trying to use more memory than the computer has available. I've been ...
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Are computers with more RAM potentially faster if not all memory is usually in use?

Let's say I have a computer with 16 GB of memory. If my computer is usually only using about 4 GB and never reaches 8 GB, is it any faster than a computer with only 8 GB of (the same type of) memory? ...
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Is there a calculable correlation between RAM storage capacity and number of pins?

For example, there are 30-pin and 72-pin SIMMs, which are 32 bits wide. But, 64-bit wide DIMMs might come in 168-pin or 184-pin variants. How can one calculate the number of pins a specific type of ...
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Should I trust my laptop manufacturer's website about the maximum RAM my laptop can handle?

Plan to upgrade my Toshiba L300-14X's memory from 2gb to 4. Problem is the manufacturer and Intel (because I have Intel® GL960 Express Chipset with ICH8M) explicitly state that max. memory my laptop ...
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Computer is Shutting off Randomly Throughout the Day - Need to Tilt Case to Restart

Throughout the day, my Windows 7 desktop system is shutting down without warning every 2-6 hours or so. The frequency seems to be getting greater, but I'm not yet completely sure of that fact. This is ...
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Difference Between PC-10600 and PC3-10600 RAM [on hold]

So recently, my macbook pro has started using all of the available 4 GB of ram except 10mb. I decided that I would give it an upgrade, I needed it anyway. I decided that a good number for me is 16 GB. ...
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What is the exact difference between the parameters (pgpgin, pswpin) and (pswpout, pgpgout) in /proc/vmstat?

Please note that this question is specific to linux only. And by swap space, I mean the dedicated swap partition. I did google a bit on this, and found these definitions: Paging refers to writing ...
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How to find out what is the “best” RAM for me?

I have an Asus p7p55 lx mobo. Tomorrow I'm finally going to install Win7 and decided to upgrade my RMA to 16GB which is the max. the mobo supports. What I could get from the website is that the RAM is ...
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POST seems more sensitive than other memory test software

During POST, my computer gives me beeps indicating a memory problem. The beeps occur within a few seconds of pushing the power button. The beeps are followed by nearly two minutes of logo during which ...
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Maximum RAM restrictions

So I have a eMachines ET1862 with an Intel i3-550 and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Since 2GB is wayyy too slow (quick look at task manger shows it's been running at ~80% RAM since boot) I want to upgrade the RAM. ...
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Adding a 1600 MHz RAM to a Laptop with already installed 1333 MHz

I have an HP Pavilion G6 Laptop that came with 4 GB RAM (Samsung). I recently upgraded it with another 2GB of G.Skill RAM 1333MHz with CL 9-9-9, so the memory was 6 GB in total. A few days back, the ...
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Why system becomes unresponsive before system reach total memory

Why the system becomes unresponsive before system total memory be reached ? I've 2G DDR3 installed (1802MB usable) but when memory usage reach ~1450MB the system starts to be unresponsive and stay ...
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Is there a driver to turn free fast hard drive space (SSD) into more ram? [closed]

A long shot, but as RamDrives that turn free RAM into a hard disk exist I wondered if drivers that do exactly the opposite exist? I have a Windows 8 Thinkpad 8 which is crippled with only 2 gigs of ...
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Can't start Windows 7 after hard shutdown

Something funny happened. I develop artificial intelligence software on my Dell Inspiron 17R, so I frequently have to deal with very large datasets in Java. Here we go. Last night, I was performing ...
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Why are RAM sticks so much more expensive when installed at the factory? [closed]

Looking at the Lenovo website, I can see that the configuration options for RAM on a M83 Pro SFF are as follows: 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz UDIMM base price 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz ...
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How can I see the correct “private bytes” value in process explorer?

I have a process that intentionally uses large amounts of memory. When I view this process in Process Explorer's list view with all memory-related columns enabled, this is what I see: Note that all ...
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RAM upgrade for Samsung laptop [closed]

Please can you help me with my problem. I want to upgrade my Samsung laptop's RAM. My Samsung laptop model number is NP300EPX-A08-IN It has: 2GB DDR3 SODIMM 1600 MHZ 2 Slots (2 BANKS OF 1) So ...
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Can I add RAM sticks from an old PC to improve the performance of the new one?

After 6 good years, I think my old Vostro 410 died on me the other day (RIP). The PC won't turn on so the motherboard appears to be dead. I'm thinking of replacing it with a Lenovo M83 Pro small-form. ...
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Zeroed memory vs. free memory - increasing free memory

I'm working with a QuickBooks add-on that requires a GREAT deal of memory to run. Problem is, QuickBooks is calculating available memory based on "free" memory as listed in RAMMAP. I've got 64GB on ...
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How to fetch memory and cpu usage for a process - linux

I wants to fetch all the information about a process ( amount of memory consume, cpu utilization, dump information ) like as displayed in $vmstat I have write down a script but that is not displaying ...
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0x71ab664d memory error in multiple programs

I am working on a Research PC, for an Agilent LC/MSD trap. The computer has always given the memory error 0x71ab664d on boot, and AFAIK, came with this error when we bought the machine. I have since ...
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Is it possible to reclaim the memory used by an initrd?

I'm developing a boot process for an embedded device. Currently I'm using an initrd (uncompressed it's 4 megs) to be able to setup my real root partition before continuing to boot (I have to select a ...
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OS X Mavericks - Google Chrome Helpers memory usage

Is it ok that Google Chrome uses so much memory? Is there a way to reduce the memory that Chrome uses?
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Mac OS X Mavericks - IconServicesAgent memory usage started to grow (leaks?)

Recently I found that IconServicesAgent began to grow up to 130-200Mb but before it was max 6Mb.. As far as I remeber last things that I was installing were Vagrant and Virtualbox. Not sure that ...
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Why does my page table take up so much memory?

My 64-bit Windows 7 PC is very sluggish. I noticed in Task Manager that my memory usage is near 100% - however the usage reported for each process does not add up to the total 6GB (Firefox shows about ...
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Running Virtual Machines on USB 3.0 drives

There are some pretty interesting USB 3.0 drives out there in the 'stick' variety, notably from Corsair and Mushkin. I'm wondering if anyone can attest to the performance of VMs on these drives, of ...
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Why Windows doesn't use all memory before crash?

I am experimenting today. Why if I have ~800MB free left and 0% of page file memory left Windows kill task? It's never go below 800MB, for me it's not small amount. Can I somehow force Windows to use ...
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Dell Dimension 4600C Upgrade

I have a dell computer and would like to upgrade the RAM to 4GB. I know that each slot can only take a maximum of 1GB and there are 2 slots. Can I increase this maximum by upgrading some other part of ...
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Windows 8.1 memory leak which is invisible in process monitor and poolmon

After trying around for days, googling about everything and trying a lot I am left clueless. I have a Razer 2013 Blade Pro with 8GB ram. I have 30 GB allocated for additional virtual ram. My system ...
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Constant beeping with new PSU, no video output

So, my friends computer is not producing video output. The monitor works, I've tried the CPU and RAM inside of my computer, so I know they work. On the initial build we forgot standoffs and the ...
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My Laptop running at 89% memory use?! - Windows 8

It's been a while that my computer has been running at a very high ram usage when i have nothing running...please help i will provide all possible information. I have a MSI GE60 laptop. I don't ...
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Decrease RAM frequency for older computer [on hold]

Does anyone know any software to decrease RAM frequency. I heard about Typhoon Burner, however I am looking for free solution to match speed of 8500s 1066mhz from DDR with speed of 1666mhz. I know ...
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Could not create the Java Virtual Machine on Ubuntu VPS with all the ram allocated to it

I'm trying to run a file on a vps with 384mb of ram, If I run the file with this command on terminal java -jar server.jar It just starts the process but with only 180mb approx allocated to it, I ...
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How to check whether my system RAM is DDR2 or DDR3 [duplicate]

I have a compac desktop computer and I want to update it with the 2 or 3 GB or RAM. I am confused that what type of RAM this system have whether DDR2 or DDR3. The processor in my computer is AMD ...
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Combine RAM from identical PC's

Is it possible to install a RAM module from an identical PC into a PC with insufficient memory? They both have 507 MB at the moment. I have not checked to see if there are spare slots but assume that ...
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Available physical memory, XP

I installed a Windows XP x86 on my PC. But when I open the system information window in the System Summary tab, in the right-hand pane and at bottom the following are written: Total Physical memory ...
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MemTest86+ bad adresses constant despite swapping sticks, processor/MOBO to blame?

(Sorry for the wall of text, but people seem equally critical of missing details) After about 2 years without trouble, I've been having issues recently with system instability, BSODs, random ...
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Standby Memory Mapping | Divx Media Foundation Splitter | MKV Playback on Media Center Extender

I'm currently using Divx Media Foundations MKV splitter (DivXMFSource.dll from Shark007 package) to playback MKV files from a Windows 7 x64 system to a Windows Media Center Extender. A little ...
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Asus m5a97 r 2.0 RAM Dimm B1 B2

Since few days, Windows says Memory 8 GB (3.98 GB usable) BIOS detect all sticks of my RAM - Corsair XMS3 8 GB (4 x 2 GB), but only 4 GB is usable. BIOS(UEFI) is up to date (2501). I tried ...
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My laptop not going to sleep, how to turn deep s3 on?

I have got an Asus x202e laptop. The problem I am facing is the laptop never goes to sleep, hibernates or shuts down. I am facing a real difficulty with this. I updated all my drivers. once I give any ...
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Investigating linux server slow down

We have a code build server, fedora 13, which was working at medium speed for 4 users. Speed means building a code branch took 1.5 hrs max duration. It was having one quad core, 8gb ram, 200gb hdd. ...
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Will overclocking my chipset increase the performance of integrated graphics?

My AMD Radeon HD 5830 recently broke (overheated because the fan stopped working), and I am currently attempting to run games on integrated graphics, on my chipset. Many games are responding slowly, ...
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Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work

I have 64 GB RAM and 240 GB SSD on my computer, which I'm going to use for memory-intensive calculations (machine learning, data mining, etc.). Most of the advice I found on the Internet are ...
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Specific board/module ECC Ram compatibility

I purchased a bunch of hardware for two different file servers. Previously I had never bought any server equipment, and therefore had not known that motherboards accept only certain types of ECC Ram. ...
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Changing Memory Options for Vuze/Azureus in linux

How can I change the memory size used by the application Vuze/Azureus in linux? I have this, but I can't figure out the max I can set it to, and after I set it, the error(memory error) tells me that ...