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

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Will I perceive speed improvement with more ram?

I have a Toshiba Satellite L855-S5240. The current specs are, Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor2.5 GHz, (3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology 2.0), 3MB L3 Cache Mobile Intel® HM76 Express ...
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Check whether my Transcend DDR2 2 GB PC DRAM (JM800QLU-2G) is new or secondhand [on hold]

I ordered new RAM Online. Only after placing the order did I noticed that some reviews state that they got secondhand product. Is there any way to find whether the product is new? or can I get ...
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How can I improve the performance of my computer?

I have had my computer for a long time now and even though I try to keep things clean, it seems relatively slow. Particularly, the windowing system seems to lag frequently. Windows fade in slowly ...
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Can I run Skyrim on Mac with Bootcamp with my machine?

Here's the situation: I've tried running Skyrim on my Mac using a demo of Crossover 13.2. My Mac looks like this: V 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Dual Monitor Setup

I wanted to have a dual monitor setup, but it won't detect my 2nd monitor. I already went into BIOS and enabled the onboard graphics as well as the surround view. I've tried it before and it worked. ...
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Aptana Studio 3: allow more than ~1300MB memory for JVM

Moved from Stack Overflow. I'm running Aptana Studio 3.6.1 on 64-bit Windows 7. Aptana site states that the IDE is compatible with 64-bit environments. When attempting to use a 64-bit Java version, ...
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Graphic RAM allocation for GTA V

I've bought GTA V PC version few days ago and as you know it's a heavy game and if you're gonna play it maxed out you will need more than 3 GB of graphic RAM. I have a HD 7870 2GB graphic card and 8GB ...
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Why is my private memory usage so low compared to commit memory?

After 120 hours of stable uptime on a Windows 7 computer (with hibernates instead of restarts between days), Windows has done something strange: programs consume large amounts of memory as usual, but ...
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Computer slowing down after several Print to PDF requests

I recently asked about Memory not unloading and was helped by the answers I've got, but recently understood the problem is something different, so I'm posting a new question. The problem is that when ...
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What is the real importance of RAM Timing?

When we choose memory for our stuff or servers we always are careful about Memory Size , Bus Speed, but most people never care about RAM timing; what is the meaning of this feature, and what is its ...
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Can I determine this RAM slot is damaged?

While playing around with some old parts, I ended up with the following hardware setup: Mobo: ASROCK 775Dual-VSTA (2x DDRII slots) RAM: 2x Kingston DDRII 533 1GB (KVR533D2N4/1G) I noticed ...
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Best option to improve an aging gaming computer (low budget)? [on hold]

I'm coming to you because I need your helpful advices about my girlfriend's rig. It's becoming really old and she won't be able to buy a whole new computer anytime soon. As it's nearly it's birthday, ...
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Is it better to have four times 4 GB or two times 8 GB of RAM? [duplicate]

I know there is a very similar question to this here: Is it better to have four times 2 GB or two times 4 GB of RAM? However, this is at a different scale and I was wondering if it is true for this ...
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Netbook's fried motherboard. Can the RAM be safely salvaged?

I gave a RAM module to a relative for using in a small netbook. The motherboard of said computer got fried (allegedly due to overheating) and I was planning on getting the module back for using in its ...
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DDR3 10600U ram compatible with 1067? [on hold]

I did check the manual but just want to confirm before actually insert. I have Samsung M378B5673Eh1-CH9 1004 PC3-10600U RAM. How to know if they are compatible with DDR3 1067? Thanks.
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Can hibernating the computer damage the RAM?

I always hibernate my laptop. One of my friends said that hibernating the computer will cause damage to the RAM. From his point of view he said that suspended RAM data stored on the hard disk will ...
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strace to discover sudo password persistence location

strace/dtrace/ltrace ... useful for lots of things, from finding hidden access violations to network socket tracing, but maybe it can't see all. I haven't been able to figure out using strace (it ...
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What am I looking for when using Memtest86?

I was told to download Memtest86 in order to check to see if RAM has any issues. I am at the main technical page and I’m not really sure what to look for. I have already run the test and it says there ...
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Show historic hardware changes in windows 7

Brief question: In Windows 7, Is there a log where I can see the ram memory of the system at different dates? Explanation: A friend of mine have detected some missing hardware (ram sticks) on some ...
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What can I use to monitor memory used by a single program? [on hold]

I need to find out how much memory my program is using, at a given moment (i would add objects and see how much the memory is increased... I need this for benchmarking) I do not have admin rights... ...
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Hard Faults with 12GB of RAM on Windows 7

I am a total newbie in matter of hardware. In order to increase the performance of my laptop (Asus ROG G75VW) for multitasking (I had only 4GB and Android Studio, Genymotion, Firefox, etc. were too ...
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Evaluate memory throughput

I use memtest86+ since years to evaluate memory throughput, allowing me to be sure everything is ok before putting a server in action. With one motherboard I can't have this information: The ...
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Does adding more RAM affect the frame rate in games? [closed]

I have a laptop that has an AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics running Windows 8.1 (64 bit). It currently has 4GB RAM installed. When I play "Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)", I get a ...
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Windows 8.1 only uses 50% of RAM

Windows 8.1 uses only 50% of my installed 4GB memory which causes games to crash. System information state that 3.71GB are usable). The picture below is from my Task Manager showing the memory ...
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Why does my desktop PC crash after upgrading or installing new memory card?

Before I start detailing my issue with my computer system, I would like to let you know that my system is Compaq Presario SR1817CL Desktop PC. I bought this computer back in 2004 or 2005. Since then, ...
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Why do Resource Monitor and Task Manager's total RAM usage not even remotely add up to the total Physical Memory usage? [duplicate]

I have noticed this on many different Windows machine, on many different occasions: the RAM usage reported by Task Manager or Resource Monitor often seems to add up to an amount which is significantly ...
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Ram speed compatibility [closed]

I have an Asus motherboard and I was going to upgrade my memory. The memory I was going to buy isn't listed in the manual. Would there be an issue? The board supports 1866 MHz and the memory is 1866. ...
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Stick of Memory won't fit into my computer

I bought some Memory/RAM that doesn't fit my computer's current slots, I'm not sure what I did wrong when I ordered them, but what I did notice was that the base of the stick, is different compared to ...
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Disproportionate amount of RAM usage

I'm doing my bi-annual clean up right now, and one disconcerting thing I noticed was my task manager listing my RAM usage at about 67-70%. I have 16GB of RAM (I do a lot of multi-tasking, a la game ...
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ECC memory in non ECC compatible wolfdale I333-d667

I know there are already some post of this theme, but I wanted to know if someone has tryed this with a wolfdale. I dont want to buy it and have problems booting or something like that. You may ...
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Making sure linux uses all my hardware correctly

I have a new decent computer coming my way in a week or so, and I have a few worries. I never had to care about installing Linux before as all my hardware was pretty low standard, but now I'll be ...
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VirtualBox is unable to allocate cached memory on windows (not considering it as available)

Host: Windows 7 64x bit, 6 GB of RAM Guest: Red Hat 64x bit Host machine resources without running any VMs: Windows Resources [Case I] Guest machine with 2 GB memory When I run a memory ...
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Raising a processes' memory limit on FreeNAS

I am using BackupPC, which is a Free Software backup tool based on rsync for transfers, to back up a FreeNAS box. Recently, with more files being added to the NAS, this has stopped working. I get ...
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Windows 7 Swapping Threshold

When physical memory jumps to 80%, the RAM starts swapping itself to pagefile. How to increase this 80% threshold to say 90% ? I have 4GB of RAM which means the swapping starts when 3.2GB of RAM is ...
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What affects the responsivness of the computer? [closed]

I want to buy a new computer and what's the most important for me is the responsivness : the computer could be running for 200days in a row, have 50apps running I want to be able to open a new app or ...
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How to know which memory RAM I can use on my laptop? [duplicate]

I've been needing to buy a new memory RAM for my laptop, but as I'm new on this type of things, and from the Internet I found out it can't be any random memory RAM, I am not sure which memory RAM I ...
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Possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later?

Is it possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later? For example if I'm using a video editing program and are in the middle of rendering a file, then I can go to ...
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How do I deal with processes which continuously open/close ports and increasingly consume memory?

According to file.net, nvtray.exe is some process for or from my video card. When I look at the Netstat part of XAMPP, it shows nvtray.exe continuously opening and closing ports, increment the port ...
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Which of the following instructions can reference a memory location that is #1000 locations from the instruction? [migrated]

I am working on a question from a practice computer organization exam The Problem: Which of the following instructions can reference a memory location that is #1000 locations from the instruction? ...
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Why does emptying disk space speed up computers?

I have been looking to a bunch of videos and I now understand a bit better how computers work. I understand a bit better as well what is the RAM, the volatile and non-volatile memories or the process ...
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Can I put quad-rank 32GB DIMMS into an X99 chipset motherboard? [closed]

There was a recent question about quad-rank DDR4 memory which was later deleted by the author. The question about memory compatibility wasn't that interesting but the question surrounding memory ...
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PC cant even boot after BIOS clock changes

I've been having problems with my RAM and tried to overclock it to fix the issue. I changed NorthBridge from 2400mhz to 2800mhz. When turning on, monitor does not react at all, GPU and monitor all ...
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Centos 7 detecting only 3 GB of RAM

Centos 7 is detecting only less than 3GB of RAM instead of 4 [root@compute ~]# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2913 425 ...
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Arch Linux insane memory usage

I just installed Arch Linux and set it pretty much up how I want it to be. At the moment XFCE4 with LighDM, Firefox and a few other little applications are running. I wanted to see whats going on in ...
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Why won't computer recognize new memory?

Asus Q55OLF Windows 8.1- It came with 2 4gb memory sticks installed. I tried to upgrade by adding 1 8gb stick. My laptop will not recognize the new memory. I tried switching slots. No difference. ...
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Windows XP (32-bit) system with 8GB RAM, will I still get dual-channel benefit?

I am running a legacy Windows XP 32-bit PC (not for internet use of course). It has 2x4GB RAM which operates in dual-channel mode. Obviously Windows XP can only use 4GB RAM. One could argue the ...
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How can I deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro (Retina 13")? [migrated]

Is there a way to deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro Retina 13"? I was not able to update my Mac to OS X 10.10.3. Complete reinstall was also not successful. I ran diagnostics and memtest86, ...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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Which piece of hardware in my desktop is failing?

Almost 2 years ago I built a custom desktop. This week it seems to be becoming inoperable. It's a dual boot system capable of booting to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. When I sat down at it the other ...
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What hardware is needed to support ECC UDIMM / ECC RDIMM

There are 2 types of server RAM's UDIMM unbuffered (or unregistered) ECC (Error correction) RDIMM registered (buffered) ECC memories. The main difference between them is that UDIMM are using CPU's ...