Memory management is the act of managing computer memory at the system level. Questions tagged with Memory Management can cover Applications and Operating Systems

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Change memory size units in Windows 10

Just as the title implies, how can you change the unit sizes displayed in Windows? Instead of displaying files like this: +--------+---------------+ | Name | Size | +--------+--------------...
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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 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, ...