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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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How do I limit the memory usage of a specific process in linux?

I've written a program for a class that my professor will be testing in various low memory environments to see how it behaves when the program runs out of memory. Is there a way I can simulate 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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Making full use of memory on graphic cards

Onboard graphics cards often reserve some of the system main memory for their own use. For a computer with a separate graphics card which has its own memory, is this possible that some of it be ...
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Windows x86 physical memory is 24-bit?

I am reading the new book, Windows Internals 5 about memory management (chapter 9 in Physical Address Extension PAE section). It is mentioned "A 32-bit system represents physical addresses internally ...
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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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Windows 8 and memory consumption [closed]

My current system should have enough memory (4GB), but it's the lower average right now and if I want to run multiple applications at once - which is needed - memory is getting scarce. In addition to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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A ramdisk for Vista with “unlimited space”

I am using PostgreSQL and I want to explicitly place a database with 4 gb of data in memory. I have read a lot of forums discussing whether this is a good idea and I have decided that I want to give ...
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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, ...