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

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Golden strip of RAM broke

I have a 4 GB Transcend DDR3 RAM which was working fine until now. The gold strips at the bottom of RAM got removed while installing it on motherboard. Is there any solution for this or do I have to ...
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How to increase Intel HD Graphics dedicated video memory in Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 system. Its specification is- 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD Intel Pentium Dual Core processor (2.9 GHz each) My system has Intel HD Graphics installed in it(Version- 9.17.10.3347). I just ...
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What is the real amount of data written in an hibernate file

On a Windows 8.1 system with 32 GB of RAM + SSD with hibernation enabled, how must data is actually written to the hiberfil.sys file when the system is put in hibernation ? My question is relative to ...
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How much RAM can I put in an ASUS Q550LF?

I'm thinking about upgrading my laptop's RAM and I've been wondering two things: How many RAM slots does my laptop have? I've been looking online and I can't seem to find a clear answer. How much ...
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DDR2 ram incompatibility

I have these two memory modules, which work separately in the same motherboard without any problem, however as soon as I put them together into the same motherboard, the system does not even boot up ...
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what's the way to explicitly provide memory to shell script?

How can I give a shell script specific amount of memory to run? If I run a java program I can use -Xmx. But what if it is a shell script?
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Why does AMD (based) ramdisk performance suck? [on hold]

I'm using: softperfect Ram Disk I've tried imdisk and a few others, they were way slower. @2133 16GB dual config Ungagged. Kingston HyperX KHX2133C11D3/8GX, yes motherboard compatible (manually set ...
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Motherboard won't POST with both RAM sticks in a channel [on hold]

My motherboard does not POST when I fill both slots of a given channel. I have a Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z97. I am using 2x Gskill Ripjaw 4GB 1600 MHz sticks. When I populate DIMM 1 or 3 (the 2 slots ...
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Why do dual-rank DIMMs have twice the bandwidth of quad-rank DIMMs?

I'm looking at the RAM compatibility table for my motherboard: and it shows that dual-rank (DRx4) memory modules can operate at twice the speed of quad-rank (QRx4) memory modules (1600 MT/s vs 800 ...
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Windows 8.1 hibernation partition is 100+ gigs, physical memory is 32 gigs?

I have a 480 gig SSD as my OS drive. I have a usable partition of 345 gigs, which seems pretty small. According to Disk Manager I have a 101.36 gig partition for hibernation. I did some googling and ...
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Computer froze with black screen when viewing (not editing) video card's memory in Cheat Engine

I was looking at my computer's physical memory in Cheat Engine (a memory editor/debugger application) and I decided to look at the addresses that Device Manager says are used by my video card. When I ...
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Macbook Air, Mavericks: 2.9 gb of ram used at startup

Running: MacBook Air Late 2010, 13 in, 4gb RAM. Only 8gb free on SSD Immediately after booting, I opened activity monitor and this is what I saw: About 2.9gb of Ram already used up, and a list of ...
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Dell OptiPlex 7010 random BSOD

We bought a batch of 80 of these computers. We're experiencing this problem on 6 of them right now, but that number keeps growing. The BSOD error code is 0x0000007E, which is a driver problem. I ...
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Retrieve memory card password [on hold]

I was using Nokia 6600 with a memory card which was password protected. Due to my son's mishandling (while playing), broke my phone. I took out the memory card and kept it safely. After few months I ...
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will the size of the memory RAM using virtualBox be allocate on my host memory forever?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine with a 4GB RAM but I'm not sure if the space requested will be temporality borrowed by the virtual machine or it will be allocated forever. I would really ...
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What does 16*256 dram structure mean?

I want to understand the difference between the dram structures 16*256 and 8*512 Ram indicates? I have read on many rams stating 16*256, 8*512 1*4gb, which one is better and in what ways. I am ...
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Computer using hard drive in place of RAM?

I am doing some school work about computer components and I came across this piece of information. you will find that if you don’t have enough RAM it can really bog down your computer. This is ...
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How to find out if my slow PC could use more RAM to gain performance? [duplicate]

I'm an owner of a relatively slow netbook Asus EEE PC 1101HA, which has an Intel Atom CPU Z520 (1.33GHz) and 1GB of SO-DIMM DDR2 RAM installed. Windows 7 uses about 650MB of memory when no other apps ...
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Windows 7 eats RAM with no indication on where it is/what's using it [duplicate]

I have a weird issue I've been strugling with for well over a year now... I have 6GB RAM, but Windows works like it's more like 2GB. Windows reports that I have 6GB without problems, but right now ...
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New Build PC - blue screens (BSOD) during OS (Win7) install attempts

A recent PSU failure prompted a more wide spread upgrade of my desktop. This is a new build with a couple of older components. New build specs: Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro CPU: Intel i3-4130 ...
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Installed RAM 20 GB (16 GB usable)

I have Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) OS installed. My motherboard is able to handle up to 32 GB of RAM. I recently upgraded my computer to 20 GB of RAM, but the computer says installed ...
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Which is faster: less RAM in dual channel mode, or a greater amount of RAM? [duplicate]

So I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM on my computer: currently I have two RAM chips, one 1 GB and one 4 GB. I'm debating on what's the best way to do the upgrade to get the best performance. Here's ...
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Laptop is slow during bootup. Have reformatted. Still the same

My Laptop is an Acer aspire 4930, it was from my friends. So after i got the laptop, i clean the internals with cloth (not damp) and a vaccum. After that I reseat hard drives, rams and wifi, it became ...
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How to find out what causes Driver locked

My computer is running slow, so I decided to use RAMMap. I've found out that "Driver locked" has allocated about 10 GB of RAM. I've searched the internet, and found out that programs like VMWare, ...
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Handheld Terminal SD Card error: the file may be in read-only memory, on a write-protected disk or used by another application

I have a handheld terminal and I have made the terminal connect to the PC using USB cable. Also, SD Card is also in the handheld terminal slot. Till a few days ago, I was reaching the files in SD ...
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Very slow computer but low CPU or Memory usage

My computer is very slow. All the programs and Windows itself is slow. But strangely, all the games run without lag. They are not affected somehow. I just reinstalled my computer for the 6th time ...
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How to get more than 3.12 GB of memory available in Windows?

I have the Foxconn G31MXP-K motherboard and I have 4 GB of RAM memory installed. But my operating system reads only 3.12 GB. How can I maximize the available memory? My operating system is Windows 7, ...
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Are RAM modules above DDR3 1600MHz overclocked speeds?

I see a lot of DDR3 memory speeds out there. Are memory speeds above 1600MHz overclocked speeds? I am specifically referring to the DDR3 standard. Or if my motherboard supports the speed I am good ...
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Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?

Imagine I have tons of RAM. Let's say 64GB. That's a lot for even gaming PCs. Now the default location of a pagefile in Windows is on the main OS drive, be it HDD or SSD, which are faster in general, ...
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Open programs take forever to reload after another program used-up all the memory

I have the following phenomena: I have 4GB RAM, and sometimes I use a program (program A) which uses up all the available memory, say 3.9GB. If there are more open programs, then their memory is ...
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GPU memory performance effects

What performance effects should I expect by downgrading from 3GB to 1.5GB on the same video card (an nvidia GTX 560m if it matters). I have read that the extra memory over 1.5GB is mostly superfluous, ...
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What is an expected behavior when Windows runs out of memory?

When my machine with Windows 8.1 runs out of memory (RAM), Windows displays a message telling that memory is low and that I invites me to terminate an offending application. If I agree, the ...
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Why is System reading thousands of images from my hard drive constantly?

I have been getting poor performance while playing Minecraft recently, and I open up Resource monitor to see this: Actually when I first opened it, I saw that pagefile.sys was at the top of the ...
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Installed memory for iMac in the wrong slot

I've bought a single module of memory (8GB), which I installed in the wrong slot according to the "About my Mac" screen. The first two banks are already occupied with the original memory from Apple ...
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Is samsung 850 Pro 256 GB compatible with Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000 and I ordered Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD MZ-7KE256BW without checking if its compatible or not. Someone just told me that I might have compatibility issues. Dell says ...
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Is there a way to “undercommit” memory in Linux (VPS burst memory woes)?

I've been noticing occasional drastic performance hiccups in my application hosted on a VPS. My VPS plan has 1GB guaranteed RAM and 1GB "burst" RAM. Occasionally the app will become extremely ...
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Why is cache memory so expensive?

In conversations about computer architecture, it is a given that cache memory is much more expensive than main memory. I understand it must be close to the processor, and thus must be smaller, but ...
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ram errors solved by swapping slots used by ram

I had 4 sticks of ram (2.5GB) working for ~3 days until on reboot POST showed ram error.By elimination I removed the (seemingly?) 0.5GB bad ram.Then after ~10 days I added 0.25GB of ram causing the ...
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What is CPU Cache used for?

I know that Cache is working memory that is faster than RAM, but in my system there is only 3MB of it, and most programs will require more working memory than 3MB. So that makes me question what ...
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Can I use 2400MHz RAM with an Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 processor?

The datasheet for the Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 says it supports a maximum of 32GB DDR3-1333/1600. But isn't the RAM speed dependent on whether the motherboard supports it? I'm thinking of getting this ...
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Concerned about using a public key in a class to decrypt resources

I've created a program which stores decryption key in a file, but when I run it, the key is decrypted and stored in a public class where the program can use it in all instances, but I'm concerned ...
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How to use RAM for OS Storage?

I recently heard from my friend that you can modify the RAM so that it can be used to boot the OS and it would work even faster than SSDs. I don't expect to run Windows on it but maybe some Linux ...
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Asus X200MA Notebook RAM upgrade

I want to upgrade current 2GB RAM of my X200MA to 4 GB. However, to retain 2-year warranty (I have just bought it within last 3 months), I have to do it through warranty department. I called them and ...
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tumblr pages with lots of images in a single page crashes chrome

When I load a tumblr page with lots of images on a single page, scrolling down image after image, after some hundreds of images my ram (4gb) is quite full and google chrome crashes. Is there is a ...
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How does the framebuffer work? [on hold]

I have been reading about the framebuffer and I'd like to know how it is managed in modern OSes (Windows, Linux, Android). Questions: The framebuffer seems to be a memory address range where ...
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What does fCK (RAM memory speed) stand for?

Looking at the specification of a RAM memory module from Kingston, it says: 800MHz fCK for 1600Mb/sec/pin What does "fCK" stand for?
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fastest RAM configuration [closed]

I am planning to buy a workstation for doing heavy image processing parallel computation (for 3-dimensional electron microscopy) under linux. It will have 64 cores (4 AMD opterons of 16 cores each). ...
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Ideal Setup for vSphere Hypervisor

I just picked up a Dell R720 for my company, it's got plenty of resources where I feel I can run multiple VM's at the same time. Here are the specs. Intel Xeon E5-2620 (2) 8GB DIMM (8) 146GB SAS ...
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How to keep Linux kernel responsive while having high memory usage?

Sometimes I have a lot of programs running and despite of 16GB 8GB of memory my ubuntu linux 14.04 LTS turns out to be not responsive at all. I won't be able to get a TTY to kill some processes to ...
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Load CentOS in RAM memory

I know there are many distros out there that boot linux into RAM memory, one such is Puppy Linux. However, I have CentOS 6 and I don't want to download puppy Linux or any other distros. My goal is to ...