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

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So much memory being used and programs disappearing Mac OS

My computer is saying that too much memory is being used and is shutting down randomly. The only few programs I run are League occasionally, Skype and Parallels Desktop. I have 8GB on RAM and here is ...
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How to allocate the all my Ram memory usage to my system?

My laptop has 8 GiB RAM, but in system properties it is showing 2.45 GB usable. I am using windows 7 32 bits. How I allocate all my memory to the system.some applications are not working ...
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How are super computers built? [on hold]

I only know about assembling a computer from individual parts like motherboard, cpu, ram, graphics card etc., I heard there are supercomputers(SC) containing hundreds of processors working together ...
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Windows 10 is ignoring my pagefile settings

Is there a way to make Windows follow my pagefile settings? I really don't want the pagefile on D; I'd rather have it disabled if there's no way to force it to be on C instead.
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Unequal size dual channel ram, and lower-than-expected frequency

I'm updating a Dell Inspiron N5030, and stumbled upon an odd situation. The laptop has 1 GB and 2 GB of DDR3 ram installed for a total of 3 GB, Dual Channel. This is reported by both CPU-Z ("DC mode: ...
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Are all laptop DDR3 RAM sticks the same length, width and height?

I am looking to buy RAM for my laptop, but when I went to Amazon I noticed that different DDR3 laptop RAM sticks have different dimensions. For example, image 1 and image 2 show the technical details ...
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Kernel threads and process virtual address

If the kernel is spawned as threads and resides in the memory then how could the ps command identify them if those are not normal process and i give you more look here: root 2 0 0 ...
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Downclock DDR3 1600mhz to 1333mhz GA-P55-USB3

I'm determined to pursue this to it's end before I decide to return the hardware. System Specs: CPU: i5 650 Motherboard: GA-P55-USB3 2x 4GiB DDR3 1600MHz (formerly 2x 2GiB DDR3 1333MHz) The ...
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Upgrading RAM from 2 GB to 8 GB [on hold]

I want to Upgrade my RAM from 2GB to 8GB. I have Lenovo G560 Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor and Windows 10 with 64 bit. So What much money required to do that. Please give me suggestion for that. ...
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Relation between system RAM capacity and VRAM capacity?

There are some months ago, I saw on a forum (sorry, I do not have the URL!) that we need to respect a ratio of 4:1 between the capacity of the system RAM and VRAM. For example, having 16 GB of system ...
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Is it Optimal to balance RAM across banks

It's well known that using matched pairs of RAM in a single bank with Dual Channel Architecture is optimal, both so that the two sticks have similar timings, equal capacity, etc. But what about ...
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Memory heirarchies and kernel boot options

I'm booting a Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS server on a Core-i5 T5200U machine with kernel boot options agp=off ipv6.disable=1 intremap=no_x2apic_optout biosdevname=0 audit=0. When I inspect dmesg, I see the ...
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Does DDR RAM also have a minimum bandwidth?

Reading about DDR3 on Wikipedia I can see that it has a peak data transfer rate. However, I assume the peak rate to be a theoretical maximum. Can we also derive a minimum transfer rate for DDR3 RAM, ...
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RAM upgrade for ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my home rig with more memory, but I don't know which RAM chips I should buy. I currently have 6GB, I need more to be able to run VMs. I am considering buying Kingston HyperX Red ...
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big and non-coherent non paged pool despite settings

Since I upped my memory on my computer, the non-paged pool became really big (went up from 96MB with 2GB ram to 715MB with 16GB). It is not understandable as the task manager reports less than 1MB ...
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What am I missing with these RAM chips?

I have 2 RAM chips - one that works, and I thought I understood what i'd need to match it, but the new one I've bought does not work -- what am I missing?? So I have a Acer Revo 3700 (currently seem ...
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What does atop 'cache' output really mean?

The atop man page says: An occupation percentage of 90% is considered 'critical'. Notice that this occupation percentage is the accumulated memory consumption of the kernel (including slab) ...
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Windows 7 PC stuck in boot loop after RAM upgrade

I just upgraded a Dell Optiplex 980 desktop PC (with a Core i5-650 CPU) from its previous 2x2GB (4GB total) of RAM to a new 4x4GB (16GB total). This is the maximum it should support, according to the ...
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Upgrading the memory of my laptop Dell Inspiron N4030

I have 4 GB rams on my laptop; 2x2GB. Both of them are DDR3 1333 MhZ. My processor is Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz × 4. I want to upgrade the memories as 1x8GB or 2x4GB. 8GB one is this one: ...
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Which RAM stick to pick? [on hold]

Please don't confuse this question with a 2x2GB or 4GB. I have 2 RAM sticks that are shown side by side in the two photos. Both are from different manufacturers, but both have the same capacity ...
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Is it possible to run a 2GB RAM on Asrock G31M-VS?

I just want to know if I can stick another 2GB RAM on my Computer. System Hardware: Motherboard: ASRock G31M-VS (FSB1333 DDR2 800 Dual Channel). CPU: Pentium Dual-Core 2.5GHz. RAM: DDR2 800 Memory: ...
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Memory not being properly detected

I purchased a Crucial 4GBx2 kit and recently installed the two sticks. One stick was detected, while the other was not. I tried reseating and moving the stick, however, the stick was still not ...
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Don't understand these RAM specs

I was reading the RAM specifications for my motherboard, an Intel DH61CR, here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000006781.html I don't really understand ...
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How much ram does my pc has?

I want to turn this old pc into a home server. When I bought it (few USD) I was told it has 4 GB ram but I only see 3072MB The SPD says slot0 2048 and slot1 2048 but DIMM says 2048 and 1024. So ...
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PrimoCache - How to use my ram to cache “frequent read data” for ssd

How to use ram to cache (frequently data read) for ssd ? (Instead use ssd to cache for hdd like before) Examble : Everyday i turn on computer and open Firefox.vv, bla bla. This is my "frequent read ...
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In CMD.exe, “start sh.exe” creates a conhost process which takes 700 MB memory

Git bash (sh.exe) otherwise takes little memory, but when started with CMD's start sh.exe command, it creates a conhost.exe process that takes 3-700 MB memory. Interestingly start cmd /k sh.exe ...
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FAT32 vs. NFTS microSD card

UPDATE: OK, so in response to the suggestions below, I formatted to exFAT. Transferred a movie on to it. Put it in the tablet. Guess what? It won't read it. Says the card is blank and needs to be ...
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Trying to figure out if my processor supported RAM I just brought [duplicate]

I just brought G. Skill RipJaws and this is my first time buying RAM to update my computer. When it arrived today it said on the package it was compatible with Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 and ...
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My RAM is defective, should I reinstall my OS?

My stick of RAM is defective, and has been behind numerous errors on my PC in the past few months since I built it. After I confirmed that the RAM was the culprit with MemTest86, I've purchased a new ...
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Running matlab on Windows through Mac

I need to do some work on matlab which must be through windows. Unfortunately I have a 2014 mid retina (8gb ram, core i5). Would one think I would be able to run it through parallel? I need to do some ...
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16 GB of my 32 GB of memory is unusable, marked as “hardware reserved” and [duplicate]

So I've googled around and tried a lot of stuff to fix this and none of it has worked. Half my RAM is hardware reserved, and I do some image processing of large collections of images, so I need that ...
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Is there a way to Tweak Windows 10 memory management (compression store)?

Is there a way to Tweak Windows 10 memory management (compression store) ? if YES how can i do it (i am willing to try registry or .DLL hack) Details on how windows 10 memory management works
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How to load entire process memory from swap quickly (linux)?

I run a bunch of CPU-hungry processes in parallel, they normally use a few GB of memory each. From time to time they allocate large amount of memory too (say 150-250GB). Usually at most one of the ...
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What is 'System and compressed memory' and why is it using so much memory? [duplicate]

On Windows 10, There is a process System and compressed memory. What is it and why is it using so much memory?
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Windows 7 uses 800 MB RAM right after clean startup

I have Windows 7 installed on the computer with 2 GB RAM. Recently I've been running out of memory quite often while running all the same tasks; the windows would display warnings and so on. However ...
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How to Decrease the memory footprint of Windows 10 64 bit OS

Having recently migrated to Windows 10 from a Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu/Kali/Redhat) along with extensive usage of virtual OS's Finding it difficult to reduce memory footprint of windows 10 OS on a ...
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Program crashing due to low RAM

Hi We have a machine that is controlled by a Windows 7 proffesional 32 bit machine. The machine is controlled by a software application that requires a machine with 4 GB ram. Sometimes the ...
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dm-cache doesn't seem to work - no performance difference

I'm creating dm-cache device using my script: http://pastebin.com/KTSzL6EA Effectively it's running those commands: dmsetup create suse-cache-metadata --table 0 15872 linear /dev/mapper/suse-cache 0 ...
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Using RAM stick with different voltage?

I would like to upgrade the RAM of my laptop. its a Toshiba Satellite L850 - 13D, Windows 10 , 64 bits, it has 2 slots for RAM, the one I have is 4gb, I don't know if I can add another one, but ...
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R memory leak issue loading large dataset

I all, I have an issue with memory usage in R. I do not really undertand how R manage the memory. As long as the datasets were small it was not a problem but with a 1 GB file loaded in the RAM a leak ...
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How to find max RAM speed supported

I'm intending to add some RAM into my current laptop. I have tried and read articles about RAM (memory and speed). I understand that laptop uses specific RAM (SODIMM). I'm trying to find out what is ...
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Windows 10 Memory

Every time I'm just using my laptop for a few hours, then all of the sudden my laptop is using 15,6 GB of my RAM. When looking into taskmanager, I can't find the memory back. Adding all of the memory ...
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New Ram works with Win7 32bit and gives BSOD with Win764bit during Splash Screen

I have a strange issue with my system. I have RV509-A0GIN laptop. Initialy it came with 2GB ram so i upgraded it by buying 4+4GB Rams. I tried to reinstall windows 7 32bit from USB but it start to ...
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How to share RAM memory with Graphic Memory

My specs :- 1) Dell inspiron 15 3542 2) Video/Graphic memory is not dedicated 3) 4 GB RAM 4) Windows 8 Pro. I want to share my RAM memory with video/graphic memory.. Mean, I want to use 3 GB of ...
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Dual Channel Mode(RAM)

My existing Build has 2 * 4GB RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) Processor : i5-4690 Motherboard : ASRock H97M Pro4 Currently my memory run's in Dual Channel mode. Am planning to upgrade my ...
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Is the Windows paging file safe in the encrypted partition?

I came across this setting called ClearPageFileAtShutdown. The setting is described here and says: If you are truly worried about security, boot Windows off a fully-encrypted drive. Then you ...
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Can I expand my Sony Vaio laptop RAM size? How much?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN CR353 laptop with 2GB DDR2 RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.10GHZ Processor. Is the RAM expandable? If so, what is the maximum RAM I can install?
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What is the difference between DDR3 and GDDR5? [duplicate]

As I said, Before I begin, this is not a duplicate of What is the different between DDR3 and GDDR3, so idk why it has been marked as a duplicate this is an entirely different question. What im talking ...
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Can we find the address in the RAM knowing the data that is stored?

Let's say we created an object with some programming language a = "This is my text and it is very precious" and then close the terminal. As I understand it, the memory space that contain the ...
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G-Skill F4-2133C15D-32GRS - Is it true DDR4?

I bought the following memory kit on newegg for my Dell Precision 5510 with Xeon. 1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 32GB (2 x 16G) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Laptop Memory Model ...