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

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Sharing hardware resources through network : specifically RAM

I have 2 systems. One is a laptop and has 2 GB RAM while the other is a desktop having 8 GB RAM. Is it possible to share these resources so that both systems have 10 GB RAM ? The software I want to ...
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Computer boots up automatically when given power and screen shows no display?

I have a strange problem with my computer that I am building. I had to replace the original mobo (Asrock fatal1ty H97) due to compatibility issues (the system did boot up correctly with this mobo) , I ...
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My computer has short circuited my graphics card(s) three times, and I have absolutely no idea what's causing it

Nearly a year ago, I came home to find my GPU fans spinning very loudly and my computer getting no video at all. So I restarted it, still no video output from the GPU, GPU fans are spinning at 100%, ...
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Is there a plugin to alert when Firefox is about to crash?

SeaMonkey and Firefox on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional appear to crash momentarily once they reach about 2GB of memory (even in the presence of a lot of memory and unlimited swap), most likely due to ...
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svchos.exe using up almost all my available memory? (Services include wuauserv, Winmgmt, and SENS)

I am new to stackoverflow, and I seem to have a problem with my computer using over 90% of the available memory, even when only Chrome is open. Here are the symptoms: When I start my computer, it ...
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How do I know how much swap is used on Windows 7?

Apparently, as per Commit charge is 100% full but physical memory is just 60% when using no page file and http://brandonlive.com/2010/02/21/measuring-memory-usage-in-windows-7/, the Commit numbers in ...
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Can I use two types of DDR3 in the same motherboard?

I have a DDR3 RAM of 1333MHz of 4GB on my motherboard (Asus H61M). Can I use a DDR3 1600 MHz of 4GB at the another slot? I mean, can I use both of them so I can stay with 8GB? The manual of my ...
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What's the total amount of memory and swap a process is using?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-task-manager-memory-columns-mean#1TC=windows-7 If I'm reading correctly, there is no way to see how much swap is used by a process. Is this correct, ...
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Apache Spark Building Memory Issue for JVM Initialization

I am currently building Spark on my linux Red Hat 5 VM just for experiment. However, when running the mvn script or sbt script inside the spark 1.3 version source code (downloaded from the github), it ...
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Netbook not working properly

I am having a netbook of dell inspiron mini with specifications- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 System Model: Inspiron 1018 Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) ...
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Why is my computer so slow s:

I've had this problem for so long and it's annoying me. Everyone says my computer is bad but I dont get it. on Runescape I get 4 FPS. On LoL my computer just crashes and Skyrim is insanely laggy and ...
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Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?

I have a 4 GiB DDR3 RAM, a 4 GiB DDR3L RAM, and a laptop with an Arrandale-based Intel Core i3 CPU and an Intel HM55 chipset. The DDR3 RAM works fine on both Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit) and Windows ...
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Why do programs (JVM) crash while there is still plenty of available space in pagefile?

So, very simple question indeed. With my RAM-limited dev machine (8GB of RAM, Win 7 x64, 8GB of pagefile), when I run out of available RAM, programs first start to slow down, and eventually crash. ...
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Wrong total ram ( 8 GB installed, 4 appears and used in total )

I have this motherboard: GA-X38-DQ6 which can hold up to 8 GB of Ram. When I got this computer it had 4 memory sticks, 1 GB each, and everything was fine. Now, I have two sticks, 4 GB memory each: ...
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Why Menu Meter and htop report inconsistent occupied memory and total memory?

On my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.3, Menu Meter and htop seem to be reporting inconsistent memory results:
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Motherboard and chipset specifications disagree on memory support. Which to believe?

I'd like to upgrade my ancient Super Micro SuperServer 6024H-i with a little more memory. Its motherboard manual specifies support for DDR-233/300 memory only. However, it is equipped with an Intel ...
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How does Triple Channel memory differ from Single or Dual?

I'm trying to understand the PHYSICAL difference on the motherboard when it comes to single, dual, triple and quad channel memory. I have a mobo that has 4 black memory slots, each one contains 4GB ...
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Lenovo Y570 RAM compataibiliy

I have a Lenovo Y570 laptop with RAM of brand Hynix 4 GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-10-F2 HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 NO AA Now I want to add additional RAM to my laptop. I've searched on web and found some RAM ...
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Xserver becomes non-responsive due to aggressive swapping

cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness 1 free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 3.7G 579M 1.6G 1.1G 1.6G 1.8G ...
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RAM incompitability issue in Lenovo Z570

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Z570. I have already 6GB DDR3 RAM(4GB transcend + 2GB Ramaxel). Now, I wanted to make RAM upto 8GB. So, I have purchased corsair 4GB DDR3 SODIMM Memory ...
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Has anyone successfully added more than 8GB Ram to Dell 0K0DNP MB? [duplicate]

Has anyone successfully added more than 8GB Ram to Dell 0K0DNP MB? That is the maximum on the Dell site, but I know people have over-Ramed various computers. Although there are questions regarding ...
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Is there any way to find out the motherboard for my dell e6420 without opening the machine? [duplicate]

Is there any way to find out the motherboard for my dell e6420 without opening the machine? I want to find out the maximum and type of ram.
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Asus K53SJ upgrade to 8Gb of Ram ussually getting screen glitch

I've just upgrade my ASUS K53SJ to 8Gb of RAM (the original is 4Gb), I'm using 2x Elpida 4Gb 1333Mhz. When I use just single one of RAM, everything works fine, but when I combine and use both of my ...
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Computer freezes and stutters when playing games

My computer whenever playing games begin to freeze and then begins to stutter. The sounds comes out of the headset, not the case. I thought it might be the PSU, so i changed the PSU. Thought it might ...
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Anything wrong with my computer memory because of failures in some memory tests?

Recently I bought a used Lenovo Thinkpad W530 with 32G RAM in memory. This machine runs on 64bit Win 7 Pro. I did an extended CPU test on it. No problem. However, I got FAILED in three metrics in ...
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Can I upgrade RAM to 8GB in a Sony VGN Z620D notebook? [duplicate]

The marketing specs say 4GB max but the marketing specs also indicate Windows Vista 32bit (or Win XP) which might be the limiting factor. Can I upgrade (or at least safely attempt without damage to ...
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Getting a new PC built and I have some questions [closed]

In a couple of weeks I will get a new PC built and I wanted to ask if I could re-use some of the old components in the new one, since I'm on a 600- 650 euro budget. The old parts were regulary cleaned ...
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No Video Output - No beeping - Asrock H97 Pro4

3 days ago I bought these components for my new computer: AsRock H97 Pro4 Motherboard GeForce GTX960 GPU DeepCool DA700 Power Supply Intel I7 4790k CPU 1TB WD Black HDD 1x8GB Kingston HyperX RAM ...
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Is it ok to use two sodimm with diferent mhz?

I have a laptop memory but it was damaged. So I temporary used another sodimm memory which is 2GB DDR3(10600) and I'm planning to buy a new one. Is it ok to use a sodimm memory which is 4GB ...
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What will happen if I install Windows 8.1 32 bit on a 64 bit PC? [duplicate]

I found that my PC can run a 64 bit OS, but my RAM is only 1.5 GB. Am I doing something wrong by installing windows 8.1 32 bit? Is my system capable of performing better? What happens if I install the ...
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How is addressing done of L1/L2/L3 cpu caches vs. ram allocation? [closed]

As cache sizes on cpus increase, how is it managed vs. RAM? Do considerations need to be made while making an application to ensure you're getting the most out of your Cache or is that completely at ...
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CPU Limitations from Bus Speed

When iterating through an array larger than the cpu's cache, does a modern processor/motherboard load/save new elements of the array in parallel with computation of those elements or does loading data ...
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Can mix DDR3 Ram from different manufacturers for My Fujitsu LH532 laptop?

Following the confirmation by the Fujitsu Apac Service Centre in Singapore (they mentioned that they do not carry the RAM chips for my model and more importantly that I can buy from outside market and ...
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Is it possible to run Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 G1 gaming on ASRock 870 extreme3 r2.0?

I want to build my first gaming PC and I just want to be sure if the following composition is good. Do you also think that I need a better power supply ? CPU--> amd phenom II x4 965 black edition ...
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Plug-in a DDR2 800mHz to a slot that can handle up to 667mHz only

I have an old computer that has an ASUS P5S-MX SE motherboard, and only have a 1GB RAM. So I planned to upgrade the RAM and buy a 2GB RAM. Only DDR2 can be installed in the motherboard. So I looked up ...
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Windows 7 comes to a near-halt every week and then flushes memory

I have a very strange issue that's been puzzling me for a long time. I have a Windows 7 system with 16GB RAM. Every week or so, usually at some point during the first few days of the week, and at a ...
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What is diff. b/w IBM MXT (memory expansion technology) & AME (active memory expansion)

I saw two memory compression techniques from IBM, one is MXT (here) and another is AME (here and here). Can someone please tell if they are different and if so, what is the difference. Thanks.
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Is there any way to tell the last time a memory card was viewed? [closed]

I accidentally left memory card at friends house and wanted to know if they viewed my pics!
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Mixing Corsair Vengeance Ram at 1600mhz with 2133mhz ? Issues?

So I have 2x4 Gb of Corsair Vengeance Ram running at 1600mhz, I was going to buy at additional 2x4gb of corsair vengeance ram but at 2133mhz as I'm getting it at a good price and was wondering if I ...
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Content of volatile memory after power loss

Volatile memory such as DRAM must be refreshed periodically or its content will "fade" and "be lost". What exactly happens to individual bits after power loss? Do they slowly and ineluctably revert ...
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One of the channels for dual channel mode is disabled

I'm trying to install 4 RAM sticks on a Gigabyte P55 UD3 mobo but I'm having problems with that. As you can see in the picture attached, the 2 rams that are installed in slots 3 and 4 are disabled. I ...
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What is the best way to increase laptop memory beyond motherboard slots?

I have maxed out my memory slot in my laptop (16G) but I still need to increase the memory. I saw posts that I can add more memory by using USB stick or sdcard. I am using Windows 7. However, I am ...
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What's the difference between Crucial's Mac vs. non-Mac DDR3 SO-DIMM?

Crucial has many part numbers of memory for different systems; however, it appears that, for example, part number for ThinkPad X230, CT2946704, is actually merely an alias for CT2KIT102464BF160B. ...
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Maximum virtual memory and physical memory

A Intel 64-bit x86 CPU,four-level hierarchical page table.Each for levels of page table can contain 512 entries, and the page size is 4KB. What's the maximum size for virtual memory and physical ...
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Major Memory leak in GTK Applications

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) MATE desktop. Recently, my system slowed down and opening up system monitor revealed that some applications were eating up a tremendous amount of ...
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Does a faster processor noticeably increase speed in web page serve and load from localhost? [duplicate]

I am a web developer getting a new computer. Right now I am deciding between two laptops - one that has 32gb ram but a slower processor, and one with 16gb ram (can't be upgraded further) but a faster ...
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How and when does a computer extend the memory using the hard disk? [closed]

I have heard that when the computer needs more than the amount of RAM it has, it will start using the free space on the hard drive. When and how does this happen? How much free space should I reserve ...
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Machine too slow

My PC (a Lenovo Laptop) is used for software-development, website-dev, graphics work etc., so there is quite a bit of stuff installed and running. Yesterday I tried to import a MySQL-Dump (100 MB) ...
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How I do to increase System PTE's on Windows 7 and have them extend over page file?

How I do to increase System PTE's on Windows 7 Professional, and how I do to get these to extend over the pagefile? Here is my problem: Currently, Im configuring computers at a internet café. To ...
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RAM not recovered even after shutting down all applications

I am running a cassandra instance on a server with 16GB RAM. The process has crashed after an OutOfMemory error. Now, when I check the memory usage, 11GB out of 16GB is used. total used ...