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

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3x2GB RAM plus 1x2GB, no triple channel?

Currently my system has 3x2GB DDR3 RAM. I need to add 2 GB more. This is my motherboard and i use the white slots for triple channel. So, first question: If i add one more RAM stick into a blue slot ...
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Computer doesn't use more than 4 of my 8GB of RAM…? (64-bit computer)

Recently, to future-proof my computer, I've added on top of my original 4GB of memory. I brought the total memory to 8GB, and I've got no noticeable change in speed-- even when it should. I went to ...
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proc/meminfo :MemTotal vs MemFree

There is an excellent summary of the various stats returned by proc/meminfo in this SU thread. However,it does not explain the MemAvailable statistic which I gather is relatively new. I am assuming ...
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Monitor saying “No video input”, computer turns on however

I really need help with this problem. Here's a detailed description of it: When I press the power button, the computer fires up with all the fans spinning and all the lights turning on. It'll ...
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Kernel task memory is not released in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I was working on a large Illustrator project in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) which takes up 4.5GB+ memory but after I save and quit the application, my kernel task has still 4.8GB in it and not being ...
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Process Explorer showing RAM use of 99.73%

Is it possible for for Process Explorer to show a RAM use of 99.73%, on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate (virtual memory disabled to avoid swap)? I thought that Windows was reserving a few % of RAM for ...
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How to spec a computing server [on hold]

I am trying to spec a computing server and would like to assess the feasibility (e.g., in terms of compatibility of compartments) of my final spec and its price. Ideally, I would like to have a server ...
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What ram can i use?

The intel website tells me that the Intel Core i7-4510U supports DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600. But the crucial memory site scanned my system and says that i can use 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 ...
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Microsoft, Revit and Photoshop are slow on my HP ENVY 15 TouchSmart. Any suggestions to improve?

I am trying to use Microstation, Revit and Photoshop in my laptop but even though I would expect I to go super smooth I need to spend time waiting for it to respond. My laptop is an HP ENVY 15 ...
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Is there an advantage to a good GPU for gaming and programming? [on hold]

I want to build a personal computer that will be used mainly for programming (like writing and compiling software, mostly Android custom ROMs and stuff) and some good gaming. Is there any added ...
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slow program response: mainly notepad++

On my Dell Notebook, I recently upgraded my RAM from 8GB to 16GB, and the secondary mSata SSD from 32GB to 512GB. First HD is magnetic. On the SSD, I got Intel Rapid Start and Intel Rapid Storage ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager Ram Slots Indicator

In windows 10 under RAM in task manager it says "Slots used: 1 of 2" I was wondering if this is reliable, searching my laptop on-line suggests that it only has one slot. Is it worth buying an extra ...
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Windows Memory Warning

I installed Windows 10 last week. I had Win 7 before without any problem. Ever since I installed windows 10, I get these Memory Warnings; background blacks out I have 8 GB of RAM; 64 Bit Processor ...
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Slow response time windows 10 lenovo [closed]

I purchased a lenovo edge two weeks ago and upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10. Most of the time my computer is great and I can switch, open, and interact from program to program very fast. ...
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CPU, RAM and FSB frequency

I built my own PC out of parts from the internet. Motherboard: Asrock G41C-S - motherboard specs CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 3GHz GPU: AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 7500 1GB GDDR5 My old RAM ...
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System consumes 1440mb ram

I have 4 GB ram and have upgraded to Windows 10 on 30th july . From 3 days my PC always says Low on memory and then automatically closes some programs. I opened task manager and saw that 'system' was ...
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Can a dedicated GPU use/share system RAM in addtion to the VRAM included with it?

The Macbook Pro laptop, running OS X, has a AMD GPU which includes VRAM of 256 MB. Is it possible for the machine to run an application that requires 512 MB video memory by sharing some of the system ...
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How to increase performance of Adobe Creative Suite 6 via hardware upgrade?

A friend (who doesn't have a SO/SU account) has had a licence of Adobe CS6 for some time. Mostly uses Photoshop and InDesign. He doesn't want to upgrade to Creative Cloud for the reasons such as ...
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Late/early CPU initialization

Just finished building my computer today and I have run into a problem.... When I boot up my computer I get a black screen for around 2 mins and the debug LED reads 63 to 67. Once the BIOS screen ...
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Restarting all core processes in Windows

Is there any way to restart all core/user processes and free-up unused and cached memory thereby simulating a Reboot except that it is way faster and easier. I know the way to -Simulate a Reboot to ...
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Minecraft RAM allocation

When I try to allocate more RAM to Minecraft the arguments are: -Xmx1G -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSIncrementalMode -XX:-UseAdaptiveSizePolicy -Xmn128M I don't know what this means, why isn't it ...
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Low memory warning Windows 10

I have 16 gigs of physical RAM, running on windows 10 professional. I get a 'windows is running low on memory' notification here and there, only when playing minecraft through Curse Launcher with ...
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Which is better at memory management: Windows 10 or Windows 8.1? [on hold]

I ordered an Acer Aspire Switch 11 Touchscreen Windows 8.1 PC with a Core i3, but it only comes with 4GB of RAM. I want the 4GB to work as well as possible, so my question is should I upgrade to ...
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I have upgraded to Windows 10 Pro x64 - Now I need to replace motherboard and RAM

I have upgraded my from Windows 7 to Windows 10, then I carried out a clean install. All worked fine. I am now going to plan an upgrade of my Motherboard, Processor, RAM and Video Card. Obviously ...
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Windows 10 use 99% of RAM [duplicate]

in my system and Windows 10. i get Low Memory error and windows hang up and i must be hold on shutdown button to restart system again. after opening Task Manager i see, NT Kernel & System use 99% ...
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Why does Windows claim to be low on memory when I have swap space available?

I have 4GB of RAM. But according to system monitor my PC never uses above 3.1 GB. When it reaches 3.1 GB used apps start to shut down/crash. Why is that remaining 800MB not used? I found a few web ...
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MacBook Pro 13-inch, upgrade 4 GB Ram to 8GB Ram

2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Can I use 4Gb 1Rx8 Pc3L-12800S DDR3 1600Mhz to replace 2GB Ram DDR3 1333MHz? Thank you
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Monitor Showing White Lines after Removing RAM

I had 2 2GB RAM sticks I took out of my computer because I borrowed them from somebody else. So I took them out, and replaced them with 2 512MB ram sticks (these were originally in those slots). I ...
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Will a DDR3 532mhz CL7 work with DDR3 1333mhz CL9

I want to upgrade my laptop's ram but i have a doubt weather the combination will work or is there any risks of damage? Here is the specifications of my laptop Processor : Corei3 M380 @ ...
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My computer shuts down unexpectedly

My PC's specifications are as follows (it's a custom build) : Processor: AMD FX8350 @ stock (4Ghz) GPU: Gigabyte R7 260x 2GB 128bit Factory Overclocked @ 1625Mhz Memory and 1125Mhz Core ...
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Exteremly Slow Microsoft Excel operation in LENOVO G550 series Laptop; Shall I add more RAM?

I am doing complex Macro operations in Excel 2007/2013 which generates random numbers and does many multiplications/divisions in each cell value. It also copies data to multiple worksheets and text ...
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Out of physical memory on notebook - Correct approach?

I have a Fedora 21 on my notebook and it sometimes runs out of memory. The notebook has 4GB of system RAM and the OS takes up only about 450MB of disk space. I am sure that the culprit is Chromium; ...
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Some details about caching in firefox

Basically, I wanna have all cache in RAM instead of my SSD. [I have disabled 'disk cache', should I disable 'offline cache' too?] Setting browser.cache.memory.capacity to -1, I saw that it set ...
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New Lenovo, Intel i7, 8GB of RAM, but high CPU usage, loud fan

I just ordered a NEW Lenovo G40 laptop with 8GB of RAM DDR3, and Intel Core i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz. It is acting very strange. The fan is always running. MUCH louder than my previous ...
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Windows 10 High virtual memory usage

I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and installed it without any problems. However, I noticed my games were running slow and when I checked the RAM usage, it went up to as far as 2.7 GB out of my 4 ...
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Mobo won't recognize 800 MHZ RAM?

My mobo, a decade-old MSI P965 Neo, will accept at most 4 slots of 2GB DDR2 DIMMs at 800 MHZ. I recently purchased 2 x 2 GB DIMMs at 800 MHZ to replace the 400 MHZ DIMMs that were onboard. ...
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Why is my microSD card is so slow?

Recently, I have bought an ASUS Transformer Book T200TA with 32GB internal memory and 4GB RAM. To increase the storage, I have added a 64GB microSD card through its slot. The card is identified as a ...
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Chrome browser's single tab is consuming 750 MB of RAM. How can I reduce this utilization? [duplicate]

When I open my webpage in a Chrome tab, it uses around 750 MB of RAM. (I have check the usage in Chrome's task manager.) I am using Windows 7. When I open the same webpage in 8 tabs, then the total ...
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Why is so much RAM being cached?

free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 32086 30156 1930 51 564 26606 -/+ buffers/cache: 2985 29101 ...
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May RAM failure made no beep?

Several days ago, I added some more RAM to my PC (4x2 to 4x2+2x2) from my old PC. They worked before, i never had any problem with those modules. My motherboard supports up to 16gb on 1066MHZ, and ...
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Exceeding the specs----Optiplex 740 Desktop: Can the motherboard (0YP806 / YP806) handle MORE than 8 GB?

Dell Optiplex 740 / Windows 7 Ultimate x64 All the specifications show that this MB (Dell 0YP806) can handle a max of 8 GB. However, in the past I've had luck with exceeding memory in ...
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Added 2x DIMMs to Linux system but not seen in Total Memory

I had an old PC with Arch Linux $ uname -a Linux desktop 4.1.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 3 21:53:10 UTC 2015 i686 GNU/Linux with 2GB RAM. I've added 2x1Gb DDR2 DIMMs and now the system has ...
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Will my new RAM will fit my motherboard?

I am about to purchase 2x4GB sticks of Komputerbay DDR2 non-ECC 240 pin RAM (http://amzn.to/1gXf65X) and I wanted to make sure that it would fit my ASRock N68C-GS4 FX Motherboard, as I have been ...
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What is Windows 10 using my RAM for?

Back in Windows Vista, idle RAM was mostly used up by the operating system to cache mostly used apps: http://blog.codinghorror.com/why-does-vista-use-all-my-memory/ So with Windows 10, most of my RAM ...
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BSOD on Windows 7 Laptop

I have a laptop that is encountering a BSOD. I have retrieved the mini dump and used WinDb to the best of my ability to figure out what is causing it. Would some please review my findings and help ...
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Is there a way to manually “hibernate” a process in mac?

Sometimes I have processes running on my mac that I won't be using them for some time (couple of hours). I don't want them "running" at that time, I just don't want to lose their current state. Is ...
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How to downgrade to windows 7 or reeplace windows 10 (win8.1) for windows 10 (win7)?

I kinda can't avoid notice, when i upgrade from my laptop & my desk pc to windows 10 than Windows 10 is different depending from where you upgrade. It keeps the turn off status & the ram ...
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Program xxx tried to read /dev/mem between xxxxxx->xxxxxx

I've got a program that runs on RHEL 6.5 perfectly fine on a virtual machine generated with OpenStack. But since I updated my version of OpenStack (from Mirantis fuel 5.0 to 6.0) I have a new instance ...
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Undervolting/underclocking my gaming system?

Let me say first that I get off on efficiency and I'm not a hardcore gamer. Also I'm talking about an entry gaming rig. So I was gonna get an AMD A10 APU because the efficiency appealed to me. 95W ...
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Windows suddenly using a lot of RAM

I was watching some videos on YouTube to see how to disable some startup items. I pressed the start button and typed in:"msconfig" and opened the program. Suddenly my 2GB of DDR2 RAM jumped to around ...