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

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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

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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Make a programming PC: i7 4770R, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD [on hold]

My programming PC's gotten old and I am considering getting a new POWERFUL one. I want the i7 4770R processor (it's got the Iris pro graphics, the 4770K does not). I want to avoid a dedicated ...
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How to check whether my system RAM is DDR2 or DDR3

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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POST finds what memtest86 does not [on hold]

POST gives me a beep code that says bad memory. I ran memtest86 overnight without finding any errors. Is there memory testing software that will find in a few hours what POST found in under two ...
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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 ...
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Does it cost extra to support more memory in bios?

Recently came across couple of low end machines with windows 7. They have 3 GB ram installed, however the bios of these machines does not support more than 4GB. I can understand installed memory ...
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How should you use Memtest86+ for BSOD the right way

How should i run memtest? should I run memtest while the two or more rams are both installed or 1 ram per memtest? by the way here is the result in my Dump file. I tried the mdsched and my there was ...
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Memtest86+ freezes with 16GB RAM upgrade

I just bought a 16GB (4x4GB) set of CML16GX3M4A1600C9B RAM for my system, upgrading from an older 8GB (4x2GB) set that's currently in the system. Before purchasing, I checked the manual for my ...
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Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
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Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?

And why does it want to have a maximum of twice as much of that amount? My System has 32GB of RAM and Windows, by default, sets a minimum of 16MB Virtual Memory, allocated 32GB(!) and recommends ...
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will dota 2, heroes of newerth and LOL run of my pc p4 intel 3.0 ghz when i upgrade my memory to 2gb and video memory to 512 or 1gb? [closed]

will dota 2, heroes of newerth and LOL run of my pc p4 intel 3.0 ghz when i upgrade my memory to DDR400 pc3200 2gb and video memory of 512 bg or 1gb?
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What is the average time against memory size?

I have 32GB memory being 2 x 8GB a KIT and the other 2 x 8GB single memories(as in not brought as a KIT) and together they make a quad channel, they are all "1600 10 10 10 30" same model and ...
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Windows explorer stop responding on laptop startup

From few days ago, I am seeing windows explorer not working or not responding on my laptop startup. The whole desktop screen and also mouse cursor stop responding. I have to wait for some time and ...
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Compelete Datasheet for RAM memory [closed]

I want some RAM datasheet to quote from it that RAM contents go away (and become not available) after restarting. And want to have a datasheet to know how long after restart its data removed. Can ...
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PC Continues fast short beep or Continues long beep

I hope I can ask this one here. Can Anyone please help me on this. I was trying to format my pc since the bootmgr is missing., MY pc has a motherboard Asus H61ME. I have a Video card GeForce GT 620 ...
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Windows 8.1 not detecting new RAM sticks [closed]

I had bought 2 RAM sticks of same manufacturer (Kingston) and same speed (in MHz), both, of course, DDR3. Because my current laptop has just been bought recently, I found out it has only 1 more ...
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“DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE” on Windows 8.1

I'll jump straight into details and the steps of what I did to have made my laptop showing BSOD. Earlier time when I first bought this laptop: 1. Launched and played a game 2. Game playing halfway ...
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Linux HDD partition shows full. If live booted, contents add upto 13GB, but 235GB shows used by Gparted

I am using Debian Wheezy, I get constant notifications: 0 bytes left (i cannot download anything, so notifications are not erraneous). Disk Usage Analyzer shows only 13.2GB of files. Gparted shows ...
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Where is the RAM located in ASUS VivoBook K551LN?

I bought this laptop recently, and tried to change to 2x4 GB RAM sticks that I had bought (which is in my previous laptop now). I unscrewed the case at the bottom but I couldn't find any RAM slots, so ...
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asus P5P43TD PRO not recognizing new 4GB DDR3 1600MHz memory

So, this week I bought this new ram stick: http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search/?partid=kvr16n11s8/4 DDR3 4GB 1600MHz SRX8 Kingston, 1.5V This is my motherboard: ...
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Computer reacting weird to RAM configurations

I have a very old computer a dell vostro 200 slim and it's playing up again. PC MANUAL The computer has worked fine for quite some time with 2 matched 1GB RAM modules and 2 mismatched 1GB ones. ...
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Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot

My wife was having dinner in front of (on top of) the laptop and she spilled some soup onto it, right above the touchpad. Almost all of the soup ended up in the upper DIMM slot which sits underneath ...
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If a motherboard doesn't support ram freq, is still compatible?

For example, my Asrock P67 Extreme4 says this: Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory Is the ram at 2400 Mhz compatible? Will the performance be downgraded or ...
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Slow Harddrive is Dragging the System

I have an HP Pro 3000 SFF running Window 8.1 Update 1 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It uses an Intel G45s Chipset, a Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500 GB harddrive, an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor, and has 4 ...
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Running Debian 2.6 in RAM

I am currently trying to setup an embedded computer in order to load its filesystem into RAM, to avoid writing anything on the real disk but to run applications normally though. Everything should run ...
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Octal Dump is taking too long, and is only using 6% of cpu

I am trying to do an Octal Dump on a large binary file (roughly 50 GB) and it is taking much longer then it should. We are running this on a $7000 4-processor Thinkmate with 4 Core-Intel Xeons and 1 ...
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How to defragment RAM by command in text file

In the old days: 99' I used utility to free some RAM memory but I remember that there is also a command which invoked can force Windows XP(then Windows 98SE) to free some RAM. Does anybody remembers ...
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RAM being used…, by what? Who is eating my RAM? [duplicate]

since some days ago, my computer starts as normal but, as the time goes by, the RAM usage keeps adding up, until it reaches 75% of my RAM (+-9 GB, out of 12 GB). And what's interesting is this: ...
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shift space from /home to /var in centos

I want to increase the space of /var folder.The output of df -h is [root@localhost ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_livecd-lv_root ...
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BSOD after power cuts

I have a self-build PC (OS: Windows 7). Normally I had a BSOD (Blue screen of death) once every 2-3 months. I kinda ingnored that. But 2 days ago I had 4 short power cuts (about a minute long each) in ...
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When buying RAM on a budget, do I choose higher capacity or lower latency?

I would like to know how much of a difference is attainable by using RAM with lower timings and whether that difference is justified by the price. Phrased differently, will lower latency RAM also have ...
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I need help unlocking my Dell Inspiron (N7110) BIOS (Version: A13)

Can some please help to unlock the features for Dell Inspiron 17r (N7110). The latest revision of the BIOS is A13 and can be found at; ...
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How to identify a DIMM that does not have DDR2 or DDR3 written over it?

The RAM I have has an identity code 'pc3-10600u-999 hf' Upon searching for details I find only one result i.e. 'Ramaxel' DDR3. Alternatives such as Kingston or Corsair or Transcend does not show up. ...
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So-DIMM to DIMM adapter?

I have some nice 4GB SO-DIMMs from a broken workstation laptop that I would like to put to use in my desktop. Would this be possible? I did a bit of googling and found a SoDIMM to DIMM adapter on ...