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14 views

Computer crashes twice/thrice before booting into windows

I need help. i built a PC, and it behaves very strangely. When i press the power button, the lights come on, fan maxes out, HDD spins, bios shows up etc and then it immediately crashes (powers down) ...
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42 views

Where Is My Memory Wasted?

I have 8 GB Random Access Memory. And have no idea where the major (6 GB) part of it is disappeared (or usually disappears). Total sum of all the MBs listed in the Task Manager (I know not all of the ...
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0answers
28 views

Process tree CPU history usage, process tree memory usage (aggregated) on Windows 8.1

This question is general for Windows OS, but I would like to see a software for Windows 8.1, since this is what I use. I'm looking for software, that will take a process tree (e.g. Chrome.exe ...
0
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1answer
102 views

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 ...
2
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3answers
249 views

My Laptop running at 89% memory use?! - Windows 8

It's been a while that my computer has been running at a very high ram usage when i have nothing running...please help i will provide all possible information. I have a MSI GE60 laptop. I don't ...
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0answers
22 views

RAM Upgrade not working

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GE-H55M-S2H and I was running 2 x 2gb DD3 pc3-10666 but I wanted to upgrade to 8gb so I bought an Adata DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8gb. Now when I attempt to start the computer ...
0
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0answers
32 views

System monitoring tool to diagnose high resource usage

So basically I'm minding my own business: Surfing, developing, watching movies and then all of sudden everything goes slow to a crawl. After painstaking waiting for Task manager to open and finally ...
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5answers
17k views

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Disk Usage 100%

Background Information / Computer Specs I have a 14-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultra. Core i5 CPU, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000. I've had the computer for about 1.5 years with no major ...
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0answers
19 views

Loss of memory when system is mistakingly inactive

I have an application (FEM-Simulation) which runs about 24 hours and takes about 60%-70% of my memory. When I keep working or surfing during the simulation, it runs without any problems. But when I ...
1
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2answers
153 views

Frequent BSOD and random reboots on self-built computer

Build spec: CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Memory: ...
0
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1answer
43 views

Diagnosing page faults in non-paged areas with good ram?

Here's the rundown: my system boots and operates fine, but I get intermittent blue screens (often referencing page faults) and applications crash at random complaining of memory access violations. ...
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1answer
57 views

Samsung Windows 8 memory leak, can't find reason

Does anyone know what the cause of this memory leak is? My memory shoots up every few days and I have to continually restart the computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Based on other forum ...
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1answer
118 views

I've added 8GB RAM to my desktop, but only 4GB of it is showing up [closed]

There were already 2x 4GB in there and I added 8GB, but the total is now only 12GB when I look at system properties (I expect to see 16GB). What could be the problem? edit: Running: wmic MemoryChip ...
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1answer
67 views

How to find the source of the low on memory error. Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64bit runs on Asus laptop with 8Gb of RAM and NVidia chip. McAffee antivirus was installed from the very begging. All drivers are up to date. Recently I start getting low on memory error. ...
0
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2answers
177 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, ...
2
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2answers
261 views

Increase available memory in Windows 8.1 4 GB machine with SSD [duplicate]

I have a new laptop with only 4 GB of RAM. When I boot up the system, almost 2 GB are used for something. Are there some quick tricks to increase available space? Maybe disable Superfetch as I have ...
0
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3answers
95 views

New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
1
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3answers
643 views

4 GB of RAM, only 2.67 GB usable

My laptop was using a 2 GB RAM and I thought it wasn't enough, so I bought a new 4 GB RAM stick. I have been playing graphic and memory-intensive games, such as Battlefield 4 (the Recommended ...
0
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0answers
50 views

Windows 8 RAM Increase

I've been using Windows 8 for a while without any problem on my 8gb i5 system, but all of the sudden, the memory being used has been jumping up to around 6gb on idle. In task manager, the program ...
7
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1answer
6k views

Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?

Task Manager shows my total memory usage at 90% of my 6 GB total, but no single process is using more than 250 MB RAM, and the sum of RAM use of all running processes is less than 2 GB. I've tried: ...
0
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1answer
111 views

Powerful computer runs very slow for short intervals

I think this is the best place to put this question, but I'm not sure. Basically, my computer will run very slow every once in a while but then everything goes back to normal (for example, I will type ...
0
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4answers
266 views

How to stop Windows 8 from caching large files?

Edit The video files I talk about were unrelated to LoL (game). They were separate files that I personally downloaded. Of the 8GB that was used then the game crashed, the game was using less than ...
3
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1answer
979 views

100% of RAM is used when the Task Manager shows a cumulative usage of - what should be - less than 12% [duplicate]

I'm only using a limited amount of programs, yet my entire RAM is being used. These pictures should give enough data. I have also come across this post so here is the RAMMap file (Mega.co.nz, 102MB). ...
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0answers
24 views

RAM strangeness on brand new ASUS K55N [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the right Stack Exchange site, but I bought a brand new ASUS K55N laptop (6 GB RAM) but it says only 1.46 GB is usable. Info: Windows 8.0 x64 System reports 6 GB but only 1.46 ...
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1answer
44 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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0answers
232 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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2answers
268 views

L4D2 intense lag with addons

My copy of Left 4 Dead 2 was downloaded during the free download period on Steam (the Christmas Special), so I'm wondering if this is one of the problem. I don't know why, but without addons, my ...
4
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2answers
902 views

Too much RAM “in cache”

I am having the following problem: I am having a completely new Notebook with 8 GB RAM and Windows 8. I do not use software that requires a lot of RAM and I do not have a thousand programs running. ...
0
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0answers
130 views

SWF file from website crashes computer on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS but not Win 8

If I visit the website (with Firefox 26.0 or Chrome) http://betway.com/sports-betting then on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (on a brand new Lenovo S540, Haswell i7, 8Gb RAM, 10gb linux swap-drive), and use ...
0
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0answers
82 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 ...
0
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2answers
300 views

High Disk Usage while cleaning out “modified memory” on Windows 8

I am looking at the resource monitor tool of Windows 8. After closing a VMWare-VM, the "modified memory" jumps from 16 MB to 2GB. It slowly goes back down to 16 MB. While going back down, the disk ...
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1answer
237 views

Windows 8 out of memory over time: Toke Paged consuming over 5GB

Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad W530 As I leave my computer on for a day or so it starts to run out of memory. This continues until it freezes up completely. I've read numerous articles that has lead me to ...
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0answers
203 views

BSOD Memory Management but memory seems fine

I have an Alienware Aurora R2 which I've been upgrading ever since I bought it. Now it has 16gb of ram (4x4gb kingston). Since I added the last 8gb (2x4Gb) I keep getting the memory management BSOD, ...
1
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1answer
268 views

Computer shuts down right after I push power button (have to push it twice to turn it on)

I bought a HP Pavilion SleekBook three months ago which comes with two gigabytes of memory, and I upgraded last week putting one module with 4 gigabytes of Crucial, and have updated Windows 8 to 8.1 ...
2
votes
3answers
161 views

Is having more RAM or a better CPU beneficial for my computer?

I have recently bought a new laptop, an ASUS N56VJ-S4149H. I bought it to use it in all possible ways I could want, so that would be gaming downloading and streaming movies browsing the web and ...
1
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0answers
63 views

Black Screen + Freeze after a couple minutes of gameplay (Windows 8)

Since this morning I'm getting random freezes after a couple of minutes of gameplay. It started with Battlefield 3, which made my screen turn black and I had to push the reset button since ...
0
votes
1answer
569 views

One month old Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook (Windows 8) giving low memory warning, and google chrome crashes

I have no idea about computers, but I know my laptop shouldn't be using 92% of it's memory when all I have open is google chrome and itunes, I have run anti-virus software so there is no virus causing ...
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votes
1answer
3k views

Rediculous CPU, Memory and Disk usage on windows 8

This is getting ridiculous, I recently went out and built myself a moderate gaming machine, not a big-rig by any means, but something that could get the job done, but it seems I made the mistake of ...
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votes
3answers
651 views

Is 32bits actually make use of More than 3.25GB ram? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8, 32 bits. It has a memory limitation of 4GB RAM on x86 systems. My PC has 6 GB of RAM. In order to bypass this limit, I have installed 3rd-party software called PatchPAE2 that lets ...
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0answers
213 views

Blue screen error

I have seen lot of questions for this topic. I tried to debug the issue according to available information but no sucess. Let me brief, what I have tried. I tried the machine with brand new Hard ...
2
votes
0answers
362 views

How to dump the memory of a process to a file and then restore the process into memory? [duplicate]

I have a game where saving is impossible most of the time, there are big gaps between saves and many progress is lost if the game crashes or I die. I want to know if it's possible to dump the RAM of ...
1
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2answers
191 views

Increase Game Speed when Recording

First of all, here are the specs of my pc. Intel Dual Core CPU 2.68 GHz with 64 bit architecture 4 GB DDR3 ram with two 2 GB cards NVIDIA GeForce 210 SILENT 1GB DDR3 Graphics Card Windows 8 Pro 32 ...
3
votes
1answer
465 views

Added a total 12GB RAM to laptop, but only 3.2GB is usable

I have an HP Pavilion 15Z e000 x64 with Windows 8. It shows that I'm using less ram after the upgrade than before. The BIOS is hardware reserving 9.8gbs
2
votes
3answers
494 views

Laptop keeps restarting unless in safe mode

I am trying to fix a laptop, which is running Windows 8 64-bit , keeps restarting at random intervals, some less than 5 minutes, some longer than 30 minutes unless in Safe mode. My first though was ...
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votes
2answers
492 views

Windows 8 : Figuring out Memory usage

Currently my task manager is showing me that i'm using 50% of my memory. However once i switch to look at it by user accounts it's showing me using about a half of that : Which makes me wondering, ...
4
votes
3answers
672 views

How much can you upgrade your computer hardware and keep your windows 7/8 license? (Is there even a limit?)

I think I remember reading somewhere that there are limits to how much you can upgrade a windows 7/8 computer without having to buy a new windows license. After some googling I can't find any ...
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votes
2answers
965 views

Using a Windows Memory Cleaner/Optimization application [closed]

My desktop computer run Windows 8, with 2 GB of RAM installed. It gets really slow when I open few programs. Even when I close a running program it doesn't seem to recover its memory quickly and runs ...
0
votes
1answer
272 views

How do I set memory priority on my Windows 8?

Can I set memory usage priority in Windows8? I would like to give certain programs, specifically JavaW, priority access to available RAM.
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vote
2answers
2k views

How can I reclaim “modified” memory for my system? Any way to flush it to disk?

My hard drive has been aging. Windows hasn't been treating it well. My system has a "measly" 4 GB of RAM and Windows is all too happy to thrash all of the memory to swap and back. This means that ...
0
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3answers
363 views

Win 8 64bit: How can I see memory info from the command line?

I need to see the memory use from command line: I have Win 8 for 64bit and mem command doesn't work. Even if it would have worked I'm not sure would give the memory for the entire system. How can I ...