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Why does my computer run slow if it is not using most of its CPU or RAM? [on hold]

I have two machines - a relatively cheap laptop and a high end desktop. My laptop sometimes runs slowly doing various tasks that would be quick on my desktop. My first guess is that I'm using most of ...
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1answer
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LogonUI.exe is calling for more RAM then is available to the system (8 GB)

I am receiving low memory warnings and freezes on a regular basis while idling. I've gone through most of the google recommend trouble shooting steps and I'm stuck with a weird recurring error in the ...
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How can I see the correct “private bytes” value in process explorer?

I have a process that intentionally uses large amounts of memory. When I view this process in Process Explorer's list view with all memory-related columns enabled, this is what I see: Note that all ...
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0answers
22 views

0x71ab664d memory error in multiple programs

I am working on a Research PC, for an Agilent LC/MSD trap. The computer has always given the memory error 0x71ab664d on boot, and AFAIK, came with this error when we bought the machine. I have since ...
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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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1answer
109 views

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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1answer
106 views

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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28 views

High paged pool RAM usage

I have a computer with 12 GB of RAM and Windows 7 home premium 64-bit. I am using this as a game server hosting system, and 2 weeks ago, the RAM usage (from Task Manager) was 4.7 GB. Right now, I am ...
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123 views

Do I need Readyboost and page file if I have lots of free RAM?

I have 12 GB RAM installed in my laptop. I have currently both page file and ready boost disabled. Most of the time my RAM usage are under 6 GB. So, I still have 6 GB RAM all the time. Considering ...
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0answers
40 views

Why my memory usage caps at ~90%?

I am using a x64 System so its no problem. If the RAM usage is high, it goes up to around 90% and stays there, while the hard disk keeps on trashing happily. Why is that the case? What tools can i ...
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0answers
61 views

Utilizing the full power of my workstation

I am not a gamer. Used to be, 10+ years ago. My workstation is strictly for business: Quickbooks Excel Access General Business QuickBooks is tied to a synchronization engine that is synchronizing, ...
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47 views

How to read what's written in a memory cell [closed]

Fairly simple question, is it possible to read what's stored at a given memory address? e.g. you can type in 0x000f0000 and you can see what data is being held at that address. Thanks.
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Limit the available RAM that a program/app sees in Windows

Plain and simple question, just answer if you know. Is there any command (shortcut command) or app/utility that makes an app/program "see" a specified amount of RAM? Of course modifying the boot ini ...
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0answers
144 views

What does the sawtooth pattern mean on a memory usage graph? [closed]

My computer has been running a little slower lately, so I looked at the stats in the Windows Task Manager and saw that it was not only using a lot of memory, but there was this sawtooth pattern in the ...
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1answer
41 views

New RAM made system unstable [closed]

My PC was running two sticks of 2gb RAM. I upgraded to 64 bit (windows 8.1) so I got some new (secondhand) RAM. I put in four, 2GB sticks of OCZ Reaper PC3 15000. The old owner had no problem with ...
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1answer
70 views

Putting the pagefile on an an alternative drive from system files on Windows 7

I'm trying to move stuff like temp and the pagefile to an old 120GB IDE drive I found lying around, so that that thing can take some of the wear off my nice SSD C:\ drive before IDE goes the way of ...
2
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2answers
127 views

What is the cause and disadvantages of high memory usage as time passes on Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

My laptop is used in long time intervals without restarting. The OS tends to use extensive memory (~8GB) as time passes. Below are screenshots of two different states with exactly the same programs ...
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When upgrading from 32 bit OS to 64 bit OS in Windows XP, is it enough to format C: alone?

Currently am using windows XP 32 bit OS with 4 GB RAM. I want to upgrade to 8 GB RAM and I know it needs a 64 bit OS. I don't want to lose my data, though. So can I install a 64 bit OS by formatting ...
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2answers
139 views

Increase Performance by utilizing RAM instead of swap (Windows 8) [duplicate]

My computer is pretty fast, but I feel it may be getting slowed down by putting things in swap which would do better in RAM. I have 16 GB of ram, and even in conditions where only around 3 GB is used, ...
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1answer
120 views

Why would Windows 7 say I'm low on memory when I appear to gave 2GB+ free? [duplicate]

Why would Windows 7 say I'm low on memory when I appear to gave 2GB-3GB of free RAM? (on a 12GB machine) Surely 2.2GB+ is quite a lot of free RAM and it shouldn't be warning me at this stage? Also ...
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0answers
33 views

Limit total RAM usage to certain value in Windows

Windows 8 32 bit OS running on my AMD 64 bit processor with 4GB RAM many a times hangs or restarts probably after certain level of RAM usage. Is there a way to limit RAM usage upto a certain value ? ...
2
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1answer
128 views

How are reserved and ACPI NVS memory sizes counted?

My PC has 8GB of memory installed and is running Win 7 64-bit. I ran a tool named fwmemmap that shows the firmware memory map for the system but it's showing around 60MB more than is physically ...
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1answer
62 views

Computer Build for VM's: Slow behavior normal? [closed]

I've custom built a computer for work. The main idea (for security reasons mostly) is to use one VM exclusively for work (mainly 3rd party windows applications that work with PostgresSQL) and another ...
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0answers
28 views

Prevent a closed source chosen process from swapping on Windows [duplicate]

When I run VirtualBox If I don't use VirtualBox for some time and then I come back to using it the virtual machine runs very slowly, obliviously all subsequent operation go enough fast. How I can ...
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3answers
149 views

Can Task Manager show the total memory usage for a group of processes?

Some applications like Google Chrome and TweetDeck show up as several processes in Windows Task Manager. This means that the memory reported in each row is only part of the overall amount used by ...
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217 views

Where does Windows 7 waste my RAM?

Short version: I have a system with 4GB of RAM, and another one with 8GB. Both running Windows 7, with paging file disabled. Now the strange part is that I can open the same number of programs before ...
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2answers
35 views

See processes/programs spawned off by another

I want to see all the processes/exes in memory that are spawned off when I click an application in windows 7, 64 bit. I could use Process monitor to do this, but I am not sure if it is the right ...
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2answers
79 views

Windows is not genuine, no memory [closed]

I bought this Toshiba Protege refurbished from a third party dealer off of Amazon, will not do again. Since purchasing it, all we have had are issues. But the biggest one is the one I am having now. ...
2
votes
1answer
146 views

Why is this memory range on the PCI bus?

Why is the following memory address range on the PCI bus? The image is from my Netbook that uses shared video memory with no dedicated video memory so I am unsure as to why the VGA memory range ...
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0answers
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Shortcut method to find the front side bus and memory bus speed of your computer [duplicate]

I can easily find out the RAM, Processing Speed of my Windows computer by clicking the Properties section of Computer. Is there any shortcut method similar to the above to find the front side bus ...
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1answer
118 views

Distribute Blender rendering to two computers

I have two computers Macbook Pro Intel i7 2.9GHz with 8GB of ram PC with Intel i5 2.5GHz and 8GB of ram Is it possible to distribute Blender rendering to use both of these computers? Currently ...
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0answers
195 views

multiple instanes of conhost.exe/cmd.exe flooding RAM

Multiple instances of conhost.exe Similar to that thread im having multiple instances of those process being launched constantly slowing down my PC and eventually causing a crash due to RAM being used ...
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0answers
25 views

Finding FD usage in windows application - Linux like FD

I have been recently porting a Linux application to Windows and have been quite successful in running the application. To analyze the performance of the the application, I found that resource monitor ...
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1answer
207 views

DDR3 RAM only works 32 bit Windows XP, not in WIndows 7

My laptop (Acer aspire 4738z) was running on 2GB DDR3 RAM on WIndows XP 32 bit. And I added one new module 4GB DDR3. Then it shows correctly the usable amount of RAM is 4GB. Then I tried to ...
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Getting BSOD, is my RAM broken?

I am getting BSOD maybe once every 2-3 weeks. I manage to take a picture of the latest: Upon restart, I also get this error message from Windows: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: ...
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1answer
39 views

Is it better value for money to part-exchange my laptop for one with double the RAM and touchscreen than to upgrade the RAM of my current one? [closed]

I currently have a Compaq Windows 8.1 laptop with 4GB of RAM and an Intel-core I3 proccessor with 2.30GHz of CPU (and 400 gb of HDD). This cost me £359 at PC World back in August of 2013. However, I ...
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2answers
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Computer RAM crashes, TV monitor not connecting

I've had this computer since June 2011 (nearly 1.5 yrs now?) and I've been having some really weird issues lately. About 2 months back, while browsing the internet, my cursor would randomly freeze ...
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1answer
159 views

How much memory does Windows 7 64x use for itself? [duplicate]

I'm generally very picky about what my computer does - I'm disabling a lot of stuff that I don't like (i.e., different MS office, nvidia, creative stuff that tries to autorun), I constantly monitor my ...
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2answers
508 views

Task Manager shows wrong process memory usage [duplicate]

I don't have much info on this one, other than it happened some time ago (can't pinpoint what could've caused it) and a reboot doesn't fix it. Here are a couple of screenshots: I'm completely ...
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217 views

Windows 8 “Insufficient memory” error whilst copying through .bat files

Info: Sys: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504) BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU ; 960 @ 3.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.2GHz Memory: 14336MB RAM ...
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1answer
373 views

Memory - Available vs Free?

I have windows 7 , with 8 GB ram. currently I see - I read here that : • Total is the amount of RAM installed on your computer, listed in megabytes (MB). (✔ ok). • Cached refers to the ...
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1answer
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Windows - How can I flush modified memory?

This is a follow up on my previous question, here: Windows modified memory without a pagefile - Super User I have no pagefile and a lot of modified memory according to resource monitor (Win 7 x64). ...
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1answer
69 views

Windows modified memory without a pagefile

How does Windows' modified memory work without a pagefile? The physical memory is modified and then...? I'm running Windows 7 with 16GB of RAM and no pagefile. I have about 2.5GB of modified memory, ...
1
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1answer
147 views

How exactly is my 'missing' memory being used?

I notice on 64-bit Windows and Ubuntu, there is a small amount of memory that isn't even reported to the OS. For example: I have 16GiB (16384MiB) of memory in my box according to BIOS, but Ubuntu ...
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1answer
304 views

Changing virtual memory using batch

I am making a program using batch to boost pc performance and I have now come to the stage where I need to edit windows virtual memory to a size that I can change in the code. if needed it can be done ...
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1answer
151 views

Windows Server 2012 64bit R2 Datacenter programs RAM usage

I host an online game on a machine thats operating system is Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit. Its a single executable that is constantly running. I used to host this very same game on a Windows 7 machine ...
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78 views

Where can I find evidence of changes in the amount of RAM installed on a windows machine?

My relative recently had his motherboard replaced at a repair lab. He currently has 2GB RAM installed and if my memory serves me right he had 4GB before the 'repair'. I want to go to the shop with ...
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1answer
57 views

How to detect who is consuming permanently space on Hard Disk

My System Disk "C:\", where is installed Win7x64 OS has 80 GB. I hah last time free space 8 GB, after uninstalling some apps and cleanup Disk, BUT every day disk free space is varying from 8 to 1 GB, ...
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0answers
72 views

Intel HD 2500 gaming

I have a Dell all in one Desktop with the specs below and I am wondering if it is ok to play games like Battlefield and Crysis. I've seen people play those with the HD 2500. I am just worried that it ...
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Windows 8 64bit say low memory while 4+Gb free

I have windows 8.1 64 bit, 8Gb ram. My Task Manager shows 49% used ram, but I still get messages like "Windows is low memory, we recomend to close application". It always says that about the ...