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How to fix memory issues in Vista

When I open task manager, I have 13 chrome.exe and 11 svchost.exe killing me, the biggest usage of memory is mbamsvc though. What is this and how can I fix it?
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1answer
60 views

Should I use an sd card as a paging file and readyboost with vista on latitude e6400 with 2gb ram?

Thanks in advance for your time folks. I bought an older friend of mine a cheap laptop after his died as a bit of charity to a poor friend. He's a giant media fiend movies and music. So I thought I ...
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0answers
23 views

TrueCrypt consumes all physical memory [duplicate]

I'm experiencing similar issues as described in this unanswered post. I have a TrueCrypt container file that, when I start copying to it, starts using up my memory until the OS almost freezes. ...
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0answers
37 views

Where does Windows Vista saves memory dump files when the previous dump file exists and the option “Overwrite any existing file” is unchecked?

Where does Windows Vista saves memory dump files after crash when the previous dump file exists and the option "Overwrite any existing file" is unchecked? As in the title, what happen and what does ...
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2answers
188 views

Xp bsod on startup after ram upgrade

I just upgraded my hp dv6426us from 1gb of ram (512x2) to 4 gb (2x2). I have a vista 32 bit and xp 32 bit dual boot os configuration. Now when I boot up xp gives me a bsod right after showing the ...
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1answer
440 views

Why can't I boot in to Windows Recovery Environment to fix my HDD or salvage my data?

I've been trying to get in to WindowsRE to salvage the files on my Sony Vaio laptop after it failed to load Vista (it finally, consistently displays "Error loading operating system" after months of ...
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1answer
88 views

Vista: Do I use all of my memory?

I just installed 2 gb extra ram memory in my pc (going from 2 to 4 gb). However, it seems like windows vista doesn't use it: In windows task manager it says I've got only 3 gb of physical memory. ...
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2answers
238 views

Is it possible to set a “priority” for the pagefile.sys drive? (Vista)

After going totally crazy over the hard disk working and buzzing all the time, I thought maybe the problem is with the pagefile read/write process, as a look at the Resource Monitor told so. Then I ...
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1answer
214 views

Diagnosing RAM issues

I have an old Acer Aspire T180 desktop. The specs are as follows: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4GHz 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 160GB DVD-Writer (DVD±R/±RW) Gigabit Ethernet 17" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Windows ...
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1answer
150 views

Changing RAM from 2 GB up to 4 GB

I use Windows Vista 32 bit with 2 GB of RAM and now want to increase my RAM of 2 GB up to 4 GB. Does changing RAM of 2 GB up to 4 GB needs reinstalling windows vista 32 bit? And does 4 GB of RAM ...
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1answer
197 views

Does laptop speed increase with 1 more GB of RAM? [closed]

Hey I have a HP Pavilion DV6500 laptop running windows vista. It only has 2 sticks of 512Mb which is only 1 GB. I am wondering how much faster will it be if I swap those for 2 sticks of 1GB each?
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1answer
123 views

Is there a way to discard any information retained in RAM without restarting when using Windows and Linux?

My understanding is that Truecrypt keys are retained in RAM when a device is mounted. Can I discard any information held in RAM without restarting in Windows and Linux?
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4answers
8k views

Can I add as much RAM as I like to my old computer?

I have had my computer for around 5-6 years. It's a Dell Vostro 200 Slim model. My OS is Vista Home Basic 32-bit. It has 1.00 GB RAM and my processor is an Intel(R) Core Duo @ 2.00 GHz. Can I ...
2
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1answer
306 views

Slow performance when watching YouTube videos – related to ReadyBoost?

I got 2GB of RAM and a ReadyBoost SD card that's a 16bg SDHC card. Maximum ReadyBoost is 4GB, and I never remove it. My virtual memory is now 4GB and it's staying at that – is that good? When I'm on ...
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7answers
3k views

Is it possible to use a storage disk (such as a USB drive) as RAM?

My motherboard (HP Pavilion s3000y) only supports 2GB of RAM max. Which means that I can only allocate 1GB for running VMs, and applications that use a lot of RAM are slow (such as games and Visual ...
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3answers
2k views

Is ReadyBoost a replacement for more RAM?

I have an HP Pavilion s3000y desktop. The only problem is, the motherboard only supports a maximum of 2GB of RAM, which is not enough for some games or other memory hog applications (like Visual ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Maxed out memory on Windows Vista

My mother-in-law's Windows Vista desktop (Dell Inspiron 531) is running slowly, and I think it is because it is running low on memory. When the computer has been sitting idle for a while the physical ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Chrome - How do we recover the text in the text fields?

I have noticed that whenever I type things in the text fields of webpages, even when I close Chrome, the text will still persist on reopen. However while Chrome was opened, I was running some ...
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0answers
475 views

What's the disadvantage/catch of SuperFetch? [closed]

I've been seeing all praises for the application called SuperFetch that makes launching and using applications faster, and never slower, which is definitely beneficial for someone who uses the ...
1
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1answer
247 views

The windows process itself takes up 1GB of RAM?

I've always thought that Windows runs using only 200MB of RAM. As can be seen from the images below, the processes I'm running only takes less than 50KB memory total. So why does the process shows ...
3
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4answers
356 views

More than 4 GB of RAM on Vista x86

I have a machine with Vista Business SP2 (x86). There are 6 GB of physical RAM on the machine. Looking in the system properties, it does say that I have 6 GB so Vista does see it all. However, ...
4
votes
5answers
211 views

Vista runs like garbage after memory upgrade attempt

My desktop is a Vista Gateway machine with 3GB of memory. Somebody gave me a couple of 2GB memory sticks, and I replaced the old sticks (2x1GB + 2x512MB) with the new ones (used, actually). Machine ...
2
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1answer
36 views

Last few addresses on RAM module confirmed bad what to do

So I have 6GB of corsair dominator DDR3 1600 about 2 years old. Repeated memtest 86 reports show the last few addresses around 1980 - 2048 are bad. Had constant BSOD when booting even to the vista ...
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4answers
1k views

How to Export/Parse files from memory.dmp?

My computer got bluescreen, and saved all info to a memory file before restart. I have memory.dmp, and i have some very important files that i didnt save. All the files I need to recover were txt ...
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1answer
896 views

How do you set memory priority (not cpu priority) on windows

I need to know how to change "memory priority" of a process. I need a utility that changes the memory priority of the process. Certain ram intensive programs can still make my important programs ...
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1answer
144 views

Windows Vista Home memory usage problem

I have a Windows Vista Home laptop from a client that is running on 1GB ram. The laptop is used for super basic things, word, internet, outlook, etc. What makes zero sense is that the RAM is being ...
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3answers
160 views

Limit to the RAM on Windows Vista 32-bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Enable 4gb ram usage on win 7 32-bit Windows XP and RAM 3.5GB+ Is there a limit to the RAM on Windows Vista 32-bit. For example, Can I use 8 GB of RAM on Windows ...
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3answers
1k views

RAM Upgrade options for 32-bit windows machine with 2GB ram

I have a couple of years old PC used for semi-serious gaming. It has an Asus P5QC motherboard with 2x DDR2-800 1GB modules installed, running Vista 32 bit. The graphics card is external with its own ...
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2answers
7k views

Disable/resize Windows Vista disk cache to increase free RAM

I'd like to decrease my cache size, because I have a slow disk and run a swap-less system (it's pretty snappy that way). I have x86 Vista and 3 GB RAM. The problem is that Windows eats about 1 GB RAM ...
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2answers
848 views

What is “Intel Flash Cache” and when should it be used?

If it make a difference I am running VISTA 32 bit. I just found that I need to search for "Turbo Memory Module", on google to get prices etc. Is it faster then a SD flash card? (Given it costs more ...
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2answers
500 views

What is commit charge?

Wikipedia says In computing, commit charge is a term used in Microsoft Windows operating systems to describe the total amount of virtual address space for which the backing store is the ...
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3answers
4k views

svchost consuming 400MB of memory

In my task manager, I have two entries for svchost.exe - one taking up 300MB of memory and the other 75MB. Is that normal? If not, what should I do? What can the problem be? I don't remember seeing ...
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3answers
1k views

Windows Vista Doesn't Recognize 2GB of RAM

I'm using a Gateway Laptop (MT3707) and it's pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium. Everything is up-to-date, I've run Windows Update and also updated my drivers. I've installed two 1 GB ...
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2answers
256 views

Does PCI bus really occupy 1.8GB

I am using a Dell Vostro 1700 laptop which currently has 2GB of RAM. I was considering buying some more memory to upgrade it to 4GB. I am running 32 bit Windows Vista and I know that there can be ...
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1answer
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Print spooler consumes over 1GB of memory

Suddenly, on a Windows Vista Business workstation I manage, the Windows print spooler service is consuming over 1GB of memory. I got the call this morning that the user could not print. I discovered ...
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6answers
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3GB RAM Installed and Detected by BIOS, Windows Vista 32bit Only Sees 2GB

I am attempting to install more RAM on a Windows Vista 32bit machine which is using a X6DAL-XG motherboard and the RAM amount reported in the BIOS is 3GB+, but Windows is only reporting 2GB installed. ...
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3answers
644 views

I have an issue installing Microsoft Project. How do I solve it?

I am trying to install Microsoft Project 2007 onto my Windows Vista. The installation process completes with no problem. But once installed if I try to open, it says that it is configuring the ...
3
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5answers
613 views

Is it worth upgrading RAM on a Vista/Windows 7 64bit system with 1GB of PC2-4300

How much is enough? with 1GB my system seems quite sluggish, but I don't want to put alot of money into my system. How much ram does windows really need to run smoothly? My system: AMD Athlon 64 ...
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3answers
2k views

Do I need to upgrade DDR2 Ram in pairs?

I'm running Vista64 on a AMD64 dual core, with only 1GB of ram. Do I need to install DDR2 ram in pairs? My Motherboard: Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC. Model M2N-E SLI Version 1.XX Serial ...
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3answers
166 views

Paging file size on vista

I have 2 GB RAM. Can I make paging file size size to 0 (means "No Paging" option). Because my peak RAM usage goes only upto 1.5 GB. So I think there is no need for paging. Will there be any ...
4
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1answer
585 views

Ways to visualize amount of RAM used by program(s)

I'm looking for a piece of software that will visualize this. Reason is that Process Explorer is showing me that 1.9 of my 2.0 GB Ram is currently in use and I have no idea how it got to that amount. ...
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8answers
14k views

Why is usable RAM less than total RAM?

My girlfriend bought a laptop last week. It's a core 2 duo with 4 GB We installed vista 64bit, and one of the first things we did was right click on "My computer" to see gthe properties. Immediately ...
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3answers
995 views

Do Windows Vista/7 have memory protection?

Is it possible for a program to access another program's memory directly and read from (or write to) it, or to "inherit" the old contents of memory reclaimed from another program? (ie if it doesn't ...
2
votes
2answers
520 views

Ram Placement order?

This may silly but... I have a machine with 2GB if Ram and I just bought 2 more. All 4 DIMMS have the exact same specifications. I thought I'd move the older 2 to the last last 2 slots and put the ...
0
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1answer
102 views

Memory Latency Specs Utility?

Is there a utility that can tell me the latency of the RAM I'm using? I'm using Windows Vista.
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6answers
2k views

Why would BIOS count 3 GB and Vista show 4 GB RAM?

I upgraded my Vista computer from 2GB to 4GB of RAM. However, upon boot up, it shows only 3.072 GB of memory. Yet Vista says I have 4.00 GB of memory. In addition, the computer doesn't seem "twice ...
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5answers
679 views

How do I know when to upgrade RAM in Vista?

Task Manager: XP on the left, Vista on the right. On XP, I would check to see if Peak Commit Charge was approaching Total Physical Memory. When Peak exceeded Total during normal usage, the page ...
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4answers
2k views

Vista: How to use all my RAM?

To make a long story short, I just upgraded my PC with an i7 920 processor and an ASUS P6T motherboard. Things worked out so that moving from 6gb of RAM to 12gb was nearly free - So I did it! Now I ...
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5answers
5k views

Why does my CPU fan race when running videos or virtual machines?

I have: Windows Vista Home 32-Bit SP1 Intel Celeron CPU 3.06 GHz 2 GB RAM I installed the operating system about a year ago, has been working fine. However about 3 months ago, the CPU fan has ...