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

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How is “Transcend microSDXC UHS-I Premium 64GB Class 10 Memory Card” for my Asus tablet?

I need memory card for my tablet "Asus fonepad7 ME372CG". To know about different cards available, I surfed the net. The below mentioned sites were very helpful. memory cards 1 memory cards 2 The ...
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explorer.exe eating memory like crazy

I have a Windows 7 operating system. When I boot up and do nothing, explorer.exe starts to consume memory like crazy, like around 2GBs and so. When I kill it from task manager, everything is still ...
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Rack server hardware and memory

I recently got a rack server and a switch (idk how to use either one yet but I'm great with other computers) anyway, the server is kind of older (still has a lot of SCSI connections) but the ram ...
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DDR4 Module/Bank Management

I'm a bit confused about how DDR4 works in detail. I'm not very familiar with DDR details or Memory-Controller details. So far DDR4 is advertised everywhere that the transferrates of DDR4 accumulate ...
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Windows 8: window is black or white after maximizing

Window of any program is black or white after maximizing it and the computer is very slow until the actuall view of program is drawn (it takes at least 5 seconds). This occurs after working for a long ...
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can computer boot the operating system direct in HDD without using RAM? [duplicate]

Why does the computer need RAM for boot the operating system. Why computer can't operating system direct in HDD without using RAM
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Find average CPU, vMem, sMem usage on 1, 5, and 15min

I am trying to find at time T the average CPU usage on 1, 5, and 15min, just like what you get from /proc/loadavg Same thing for virtual memory, and swap memory. I would be fine with a python ...
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Running out of space on RAM after FTP'ing files for few hours on Linux

On my embedded system, I have an application running on Linux, which does FTP of a file which is 130KB in size and saves it on RAM, once every second over a LAN. I delete the files once I process ...
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Are DDR3 rams OK for my motherboard? [on hold]

I have a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L motherboard and Pentium(R) Dual-CoreE5500 2.80GHz processor. I want to buy a DDR3 ram. Are my motherboard and processor suitable for DDR3 rams? If the answer is yes, how ...
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“Not enough memory” VMware Player 6.0.3 running OSX Mavericks

As of recently I seem to be getting the following error when trying to start up my VM (OSX Mavericks) with 8GB of RAM. "Not enough physical memory is available to power on the virtual machine with ...
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GIMP fails to load large image

I have an approximately 7 gigabyte .ppm image, which I wish to open with GIMP. My computer (Windows 8) has 16GB of RAM, so I figured that GIMP should be able to open it fairly easily, as I have set ...
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understanding CPU,RAM,and Hard Disk Drive

I'm currently reading about how the computer works, specifically how the CPU, RAM, hard disk drive work together simultaneously. According to what I have read, the CPU uses what is called a control ...
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Storing more data then the adress width allows?

I'm learning how to design an 8-bit system and the CPU I have chosen has 16-bit addresses, but I want to store more data on a long term storage device(Flash), computers do this all the time, how is it ...
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PHP exec() causing memory usage to stay high?

I am quite new to using exec() command in php. I am using it along with this script called phantomJS (http://phantomjs.org/) to run a process which creates a pdf of my website's pages. The problem ...
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Upgrade Needed for RAM (Late 2011 MacbookPro)?

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro with OS X 10.9.5 that is running quite sluggish with just about any application. Safari for example, has a about 1 to 5 second lag time just to open a new page with 1 ...
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Windows 7: Swap file uses max, asks to close apps

I use Windows 7 Ultimate on an Acer Aspire S5-391 with 4GB of RAM. The system frequently asks me to close my programs, and says I have very small free RAM. I increased my paging file size to 10 GB and ...
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Visualize memory and its segment of process in Linux

I am currently trying to see memory segmentation in action of a process for learning purposes. I know the basic theory but what I hope for is to see how it work in a real program which I can debug. ...
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Diagnosing RAM being damaged by other hardware

About a year ago I had trouble with some bad memory as discussed in my previous question. After that I replaced all 4 of my RAM sticks which solved the issue. About a week ago the issue ...
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RAM patch for Windows 7 32bit [on hold]

I have to use Windows 7 32 bit in a computer, which I need to use a software which just works with this operating system unfortunately. I have 8GB RAM installed I applied the patch developed by ...
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Delayed Boot Time & Memory/RAM Issues

I have an older Gateway GT5662, I'm having two specific issues that I think are related. I'll explain each separately and hopefully someone has come across this before. Break down of booting issue ...
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Pentium 3 GHZ Dell high CPU usage while using Windows 8.1 and chrome

My CPU load is high with windows 8.1 and Chrome latest version. I have a Dell 3 GHZ with 2.5GB of RAM. All tests are fine except browsing is sluggish and makes noise and sometimes crashes. Task ...
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VMWare Workstation processor configuration

I want to configure VMWare Workstation so that it is optimal and both host and guest Operating Systems run smoothly. Will anyone of you please help me in choosing right configuration. My laptop system ...
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Strange behavior with Windows 7 gaming PC - RAM, HDD, or other issue?

With Graphics Card Installed Boot up machine, takes 5 minutes or so from post to login, then takes another 5 minutes from login to fully loaded desktop. After about 1 hour to 4 hours of general ...
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Adding more RAM to Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 rev. 1.0 makes it extremely slow

Summary: Using the motherboard mentioned at the title, adding the DDR2 modules (from 4 GB to 8 GB) caused extreme slowdown. Memtest86+ reveals that probably reading the upper 512 MB works, but is ...
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Free RAM memory from terminal [closed]

How can I free all "Inactive" RAM's memory? I'm looking for purge but this is not what I need: purge -- force disk cache to be purged (flushed and emptied) I would create a little script to ...
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Dell Precision 380 does not accept RAM

I have Dell Precision 380. It has 512 MB RAM. Now I want to add a NANYA 0639 1 GB RAM but it does not accept that by showing diagnosing CODE 3,4 and beeps. Please anyone suggest me some solution ...
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Will all processors work on any machine if they're the right socket type?

I had a computer that came with an old stock Celeron 450 @ 2.2GHz. It died (the latter CPU) and the computer remains unusable as of now, but someone gave me a used Core 2 Duo, which also uses LGA 775, ...
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Will 2 1GB Sticks of RAM Fit My New Computer? [closed]

I was wondering if a pair of old 1GB RAM sticks will fit into my new computer? Information I can find on the sticks are the following: 1GB 1xR8 PC2 - 6400U - 666 - 12 - ZZ Made In China ...
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How to tell if your graphics card is functioning optimally?

My laptop is a couple of years old. It's a mid-range multimedia rig: Intel i7 2.2Ghz (2670QM allegedly), 16GB RAM and a GT 635M 2GB graphics card. I do a fair amount of gaming as well as multimedia ...
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How to calculate memory chip's capacity from given address lines and data lines

For SRAM : The size of an SRAM with m address lines and n data lines is 2m words, or 2m × n bits I would love to know how to calculate the storage bytes of a memory chip in genenral, given x ...
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Is it normal that successive passes by memtest86 are taking longer?

It took 35 min to complete one pass (the default config was for four passes) so I took a leap and assumed that the test would be over in ~105 minutes. I came back 3 hours later, expecting it to be ...
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Does my motherboard support 1333 ram?

I recently bought a ECS ECS H87H3-M motherboard, In the specifications provided by newegg.com it supports 1600 Mhz DDR3 rams , It doesn't say anything about 1333 , So I put my ddr3 1333 rams on it , ...
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Which one of the private set, working set and virtual memory has a higher impact on system performance?

Amongst an application private bytes, working set, and virtual memory, which one has the highest impact on system performance? To be more clear, consider EsetNod32 antivirus. If you look at Task ...
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IIS 8.5 PHP 5.6.2 x64 Fatal error: Allowed memory size of… if imagick is enabled

I changed from PHP 5.6.2 x86 (nts) to x64 (nts) on IIS 8.5 and I got almost every extension to work except imagick. I tried to update imagick binaries to the latest x64 dll version ...
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Disk Memory 100% Asus after removing item [closed]

After removing a stuck headphone jack from the inside my disk usage is 100%, it was always around 10%. Is it possible they screwed up something? I let a computer company do this.
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PC beeps repeatedly in short groups of 3, never POSTs

I have an HTPC that I built back in September of 2013 with the following specs: CPU: Intel i3-3245 Motherboard: ASRock H77M Case: LIAN LI PC-C50B Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W RAM: ...
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Linux RAM throughput statistic for a given PID

How do I find out how fast is a certain process accessing the DRAM? There are lots of ways to monitor the CPU usage, memory footprint etc etc, but is there a utility I can use to monitor the memory ...
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Improve pdf render speed

What hardware resources (more/better CPU, RAM, or GPU) should be increased to improve pdf render speeds? We need to keep on flipping to next-page of pdf at the rate of 10 page/s and the pdfs contain ...
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What is the difference between Hardware reserve Standby and Free memory and how is it possible that my PC works slower on all available 13K RAM

My PC is slower now with Standby memory 13K+ than when I used 8K Hardware reserved (it was then much faster) Why is this? What is the difference between Hardware reserve Standby and Free memory? I ...
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Can vSwap and Burst RAM coexist on an openz container

I notice some VPS hosts offer vSwap or Burst. I was wondering if possible that a container could and would use both vSwap and Burst. How would this work in allocating which RAM space is used?
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What impact do system components (VRAM/RAM, GPU, etc.) have on gaming performance?

I get that RAM in general is just another form of memory (a sequence of bytes) to store some information. So to be more precise, I assume at the hardware level at least, VRAM and RAM are the same. ...
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Upgrade old laptop RAM

The old laptop is T400, with motherboard type: Interl GM45, CPU:Intel P8700 Now I have 2*2GB(1066MHZ) RAM inserted in slots, but I am consider to upgrade to 2*4GB RAM, since the Maximum Memory per ...
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Can two different brand of ram be supported by Gigabyte Motherboard GA-G31M-ES2L [duplicate]

Can two different brand of ram be supported by Gigabyte Motherboard GA-G31M-ES2L. And that to with 2gb transcend and 1gb kingston?
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Opera high memory usage

The newest versions of Opera are using a lot of memory (certainly when you've got multiple tabs opened) (I'm currently using Opera 24) With only 2GB ram on my pc, it is impossible to open multiple ...
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How much RAM can my laptop really support?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-571-6837 laptop and I've read on different sources that the maximum memory it can handle is 8GB of DDR3 (2x4GB, 4GB per slot), but I read here that the max memory the CPU can ...
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How to allocate more processor power to my (Ubuntu-based) Virtualbox system in Windows 7?

I have installed an 32-bit Ubuntu based Linux OS, Elementary, on a VirtualBox installed in Windows 7 (32 bit) , on a 64-bit laptop which has a 2-core Intel i3-2330 CPU @2.20Ghz, and 4GB RAM (2.45 ...
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Mavericks isn't compressing memory

Specs: Mac OS X 10.9.5 | Macbook Pro Mid-2012 15" | 4GB RAM So recently I've been driving my machine to the limit with lots of bioinformatics work and didn't give it much rest. This afternoon it said ...
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RAM size mismatch: CPU-Z vs BIOS & Windows

Originally, I had 4GB of RAM (4*1GB), and everything worked like a charm. A few months ago one of my memory cards got bad, so I had to take it out and throw it away. A few days ago I bought 2 new ...
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Memory not compatible with motherboard?

I've been getting BSODS on my computer and have tried everything that I can think of to find out what's causing... My motherboards memory compatibility list is: ...
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How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer HAVING 32 BIT OS? [duplicate]

I want to replace the RAM within my computer to 4GB, it currently has 256mb of memory. My question is what RAM is compatible with my motherboard?