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How can I configure Firefox to assume I have less memory?

Firefox has a few different settings that automatically get tuned based on the system ram. This is all great if you're running nothing besides Firefox, but when you're running half a dozen apps at the ...
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High RAM usage by Windows 7

I am running 64-bit Windows on an 2.2GHz 2nd generation i7 and 8GB of RAM. When I first boot up, the RAM usage is 25-30%, which is reasonable, but after about two to four hours, it may go up to ...
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Windows server 2008 CPU load balancing

I have a Windows server 2008 CPU and Active Directory installed. Some how with lot of users and compiling process and many things, the CPU load rise too much and makes the server goes slow. What is ...
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Swaping, Paging, Segmentation, and Virtual memory on x86 PM architecture

Well, this may seem a common or already asked question but after searching various books, online tutorials and even here on SU, I am still puzzled at how these four beasts work together on a x86 ...
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Mozilla Firefox is eating up my machine memory even when there's only one tab

Check out this video link; it proves that Mozilla Firefox continuously increases the size of memory consumed every moment.. What's the matter?
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Limit the number of inboxes loaded in Thunderbird to save memory? [closed]

I have 3 email accounts I use in Thunderbird, however I only use one of them on a regular basis. Is it possible to selectively load accounts in Thunderbird to save memory? Here is the ...
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How could I limit or even disable file cache on Windows Server 2008R2?

There is a machine, with a very fast RAID array, and a fast internet connection. But, it only got 8gb of mem, which runs out really quick, when the upload goes up. Any ideas how could I disable, or ...
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Java: compile and run hanging at command prompt

I'm having an issue that I'm hoping someone can help with. I'm working on netbook running WinXP Pro SP3, 1.6GHz & 1GB of RAM. I've got a relatively simple java program that I'm able to ...
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What resource am I lacking? Causes notepad to be missing menu, or programs to not open

At this point when a notepad window is like that with no menu, I can't open another notepad either. After closing one or a few cmd prompts. Or after closing an add/remove programs window, or a ...
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Is it possible to make the OOM killer intervent earlier?

I try to tweak my development system to maximal reliability. I disabled swap, because for GUI usage it mostly renders the machine unresponsive in such a way not useable anymore. Nevertheless, if ...
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“Empty Working Set” option in RAMMap

What does this option basically do? Does it free the unused memory? If so, how does it affect the performance? In what cases will I use it?
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Atomic operation. How does it guarantee consistency from hardware perspective?

Atomic operation. How does it guarantee consistency from hardware perspective ? How is it implemented in HW ? As far as I know, atomic instruction makes sure that when it is executed, no other ...
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How to Upgrade Memory From 2Gb To 8Gb? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I enable PAE on Windows 7 (32-bit) to support more than 3.5 GB of RAM? I have a laptop which has 2GB DDR III RAM, 520MX 1GB Graphic, and Intel Core i3-2310M CPU ...
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How can I find out the memory usage of a Virtual PC VM through the host?

If I start a VM using Virtual PC then Task Manager does not show the memory usage of the VM. For example, right now I have a Windows 7 VM running. I have: VMWindow.exe 60MB RAM vpc.exe 24MB ...
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Prevent important OS X process being swapped out, without code change?

I want hotkey-based utilities like Quicksilver or Zooom to respond immediately. But if they have been idle for a while, they (I guess) get swapped out, and respond slowly, sometimes not even ...
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Puzzled whether format the partition or simply copy back contents

In my previous question ntfs-partition-gets-auto-corrupt-becomes-raw-and-unreadable, I got some answers, but I am still not clear as to how to solve the problem. To quickly summarize it, Problem: ...
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Mac OS X consumes so much memory

I use a Mac for software development. It has 4GB of RAM (cannot be upgraded), and when I power it on, without any programs run by me, it consumes 2GB of memory. I develop a Rails app and the server ...
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NTFS Partition gets auto-corrupt, becomes RAW and unreadable

I have dual boot on my machine: Windows 8 and Ubuntu 11.10. Suddenly, one of my partitions went corrupt. On Windows, it's showing this error. Location is not available. E:/ is not ...
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Windows equivalent for “cat /proc/iomem”

Is there an equivalent program for Windows that "cat /proc/iomem" gives you under Linux? I'd like an easy way to read the Windows memory map.
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Windows XP only uses 2 GB of my physical 3 GB RAM

At work we still have to use Windows XP 32bit. Slowly we're getting to Windows 7 but for now I'm stuck with Windows XP. My problem is that Windows XP uses only 2 maybe 2.1GB of ram from my physical ...
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Is killing a process still considered bad for memory management?

So I am having a little discussion with my boss about memory management. I've been told that killing a process does not allow it to deallocate memory. Is that still the case, or was that years ago? ...
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Upgraded RAM Leading to Memory(?) Issues In Windows 7

I was super excited to upgrade my computer from 4GB to 8GB, so much so, I made a pretty amateur mistake: I swapped out the memory while my computer was asleep, and not shut down. Now, I'm not sure ...
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vmstat's Total Memory Statistic

I am analyzing memory usage on a Linux system. When I run vmstat -s, I see the following: waffleman@waffle-iron:~$ vmstat -s 3549184 K total memory 3206708 K used memory 1918012 K ...
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New Memory Power Management options in Power Options?

These options are listed under Memory Power Management in the Power Options on my laptop: Backoff channel heat break tolerance Consecutive time units to mark a page as cold Backoff channel heat ...
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RAM is showing 2.99 GB instead of 3.25 GB in Windows XP Professional 32-bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5GB of my 4GB+ of RAM? I have an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E6550 with 4 GB of RAM. At that time, the system properties was showing RAM info ...
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How to disable Mac OS X from using swap when there still is “Inactive” memory?

A common phenomena in my day to day usage (and several other's according to various posts throughout the internet) of OS X, the system seems to become slow whenever there is no more "Free" memory ...
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Wired Memory vs. Active Memory in OS X

I'm having trouble understanding the difference between Wired Memory and Active Memory in OS X. Do not talk about the four types of memory (don't talk about free or inactive memory, because I ...
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Can I track down what is consuming more and more memory on Windows XP?

I use XP at work and if I don't restart every day the system gradually uses more and more memory with roughly the same processes running. I use Windows 7 at home and I don't experience the same ...
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Understanding RAM usage on Linux

I'm completely new to Linux and I'm just trying to understand where all my RAM is going. I've got a pretty fresh install of Xubuntu running as a VMWare guest, and I've given it 1.5GB RAM to play with. ...
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Why does my 32bit ubuntu see 8GB of RAM?

I have just installed a fresh copy of ubuntu 11.04 32 bit and I was surprised to see that the OS can see my 8GB of RAM not like Windows 32 bit OS. How does it work? How is the address mapping ...
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How to setup Windows 7 to effectively use 24GB RAM

I need to know the best strategy to let Windows 7 use 24GB RAM in the most effective way, so it does as few reads from disk drive as possible. I once read there is some setting in Windows but I can't ...
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How do I allocate more RAM to Java?

A java application I'm using keeps crashing, when I had a problem with a similar application I managed to fix it by allocating more of my RAM to Java. How do I do that? (I recently upgraded to 16 GB ...
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A profile makes mozilla firefox killed. How to repair?

Mozilla firefox fills system memory and gets killed during startup if I use my "default" profile, even when started in safe mode. I'm using Kubuntu Linux. $ firefox -safe-mode Killed $ Upgrading ...
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What I should know about memory management?

first of all: I don't use stackadmin or similar so please don't vote for moving there, I'm reading man top and paper "what every programmer should know about memory ..." I need really simple ...
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what typically consumes more ram on a website?

i have a mac and im using the new firefox 4 just testing to see if it will use less ram usage than before. when i open facebook and flickr the usage flys up. what is typically sucking more ram? im ...
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Out of memory Problem

I'm running a C++ program in Ubuntu 10.04 (32-bit system architecture). If I calculate the amount of memory that my program uses, it comes up to 800MB. I have a 4GB RAM in place. But still before the ...
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What could cause a computer to slow down over time?

I have an application/game that ran smoothly a few months ago but lately I've realized it runs more sluggish than usual (the frames per second get quite low). I thought maybe something I installed is ...
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Memory management (segmentation and paging) in 80286 and 80386: How does it work?

I found lots of Web sites and books explaining how memory management worked on the 8086 and later x86 CPUs in Real Mode. I understand, I think, how two 16 bit values, segment address and offset are ...
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Filling memory slots to allow dual channel

I have Gigabyte P55 motherboard and an Intel i7-860 cpu running Windows 7-64Bit. I have 2 sticks of 1GB RAM and one stick of 2GB RAM. With four dual-channel memory slots on the motherboard, what ...
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How do I resolve BSOD: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA?

I have been trouble shooting this for a few days and cannot fix this anyhow. Computer specifications Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard CPU: ...
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Detecting source of memory usage on a Linux box

I have a toy Linux box with 256mb RAM running Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. Here is the output of free -m: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 245 ...
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What is my peak total memory usage? How much of my RAM is actually being actively used?

Is there an app or utility in Windows that shows me the peak value of in-use memory (i.e., the total of the shareable and private memory of processes, drivers and the operating system) (not standby ...
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Why RAM usage is much bigger than Virtual Memory usage

I am running some tests on a very powerful machine ( 24GB RAM, Window 2008 64bit ) I checked my task manager: Physical memory: 98% ( RAM is 24GB ) But the totally "Memory(Private working set)" usage ...
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Where exactly L1, L2 and L3 Caches located in computer?

Where exactly L1, L2 and L3 Caches Located in computer ? I know, we use Cache to increase performance by picking DATA and INSTRUCTIONS from Cache rather than Main Memory. Following are my questions ...
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What's the advantage of 'hardware reserved' RAM?

I have Windows 7 64-bit, 8GB RAM and 1152MB is hardware reserved. This leaves me with 7039MB of physical memory available as I can see on the Task Manager. What are the advantages or disadvantages of ...
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Two Firefox windows vs two browsers? Ram Consumption

I don't know enough about Ram & sharing to know what the difference is here. Normally, I run Chrome in one desktop for personal use, and Firefox on a second desktop for business. I like the ...
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PC multi-core architecture, scheduling of cores access to system memory

My office computer has 8 cores. I recently upgraded the system from 4Gb of RAM (in two modules) to 24Gb of RAM (in six modules) and noticed a considerable increase in performance when multiple cores ...
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Resources of minimized programs in Linux

When a program is minimized to the taskbar in Linux does it use less resources?
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How to show memory usage in Netbeans?

I would like to know if there is an option in Netbeans (v. 6.9) to show its memory usage. For example, how much got allocated to it and how much it has used.
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How to know which program or service take long time at and after PC Starting?

I want to identify which program consumes and takes computer resources on a Windows 7 during start up and after logging in, because after I log in my hard disk LED stays lit for almost 5 minutes. I ...