RAM (random access memory), either RAM hardware or software and operating system use of RAM.

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Can Linux scrub memory?

Does Linux have a mechanism to "scrub" memory? e.g. testing the memory and marking areas as dirty if they fail so that the system can continue to operate "safely" even with bad ram chips installed?!
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Why did adding memory significantly increase gaming performance on an AMD APU?

To be clear from the beginning, this is not a problem. This is just something that I really want to know the secret behind. System specifications CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 GHz GPU: AMD ...
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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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Asus P7P55-M is not recognizing memory in slots 2, 3 and 4

So I am running an asus p7p55-m motherboard with 2x 2GB Gskill sticks of RAM. But my mother board is only detecting the first slot. Do I have to configure BIOS correctly?,If not how do I fix it?. If ...
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Possible failure to recognise new RAM

What does this mean? I recently added a second 4gb module to my laptop, and far as I can tell from general use, my computer isn't able to handle any more tasks than the day before. Is it not using ...
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Which is the suitable Ram Card to add memory for my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a sony e series model sve1513acnb with 2 Gb ram & i3 Processor I want to add 2 Gb Ram Memory but I am confused. Which is the best Memory Card is suitable for my laptop?"
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Does frequency of RAM really matters?

I have 2 sticks of RAM with frequency 667MHz and 1 stick with frequency 1600Mhz. As a result my all sticks are at 667MHz. How does it affects performance. I mean, we all know how all other components ...
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How do i get the amount of GPU RAM used by a specified program in the linux terminal?

I am needing to find out how much Video RAM is being used by chrome, and other programs we are running in my office. We have nvidia cards on Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried using nvidia-smi but with no ...
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mscorsvw.exe is corrupt and unreadable

I have put new Kingston 2gb DDR3(1333MHz ) ram on my PC and after that I was getting BlueScreen error , I have done format and installed new Windows 7 . I want to install .NET Framework 4.5.2 , but I ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - Got 8GB of ram only 3.96 usable [duplicate]

CPU: AMD FX-8320 8 Core @ 3.5 Ghz MOBO: ASRock 970 Extreme 3 ATX RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz HDD: 500 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital Blue PSU: 500 W GPU: Zotac GTX 650 Ti 2 GB DVD: ASUS DVD RW I've ...
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Can't boot from any source

I recently tried to install the Windows 10 developer preview on my laptop. The installer seemed to hang immediately after I selected my install partition, but I left it for about an hour to make sure ...
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How do I consistently keep my RAM usage low?

I have a decent 8 GB of RAM, yet I'm frequently running into memory trouble. I just now went about closing the dozen apps open , and it looks like so : How do I keep it this way, though? And what ...
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my computer wont turn on after installing new ram

I've installed new RAM (Adata Premier PC3-10600 4GB DDR3 1333MHz 240Pin U-DIMM Ram) in my PC. When I power it up, it turns on for two seconds and then shuts down, only to turn itself back on a second ...
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Optimal RAM configuration: one large DIMM vs multiple smaller DIMMS?

I have always been told there were performance advantages in using multiple smaller DIMMS vs a single larger DIMM (as the combined bandwidth of all the motherboard's RAM slots would be used). My boss ...
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Why not use SSD space as RAM?

I am new to the hardware side of things. I run a few machines which have 400GB+ SSD's and 32GB RAM. I have been thinking about going up to 64GB RAM, however, I was thinking, since SSD's are ...
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Macbook Pro very slow despite normal memory and CPU usage

My MBP (OS X Mavericks) with 4G RAM has been slow ever since I bought it last year, but now it's getting ridiculous with the loading symbol showing up each time I open a new tab in Chrome or even ...
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Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in

My new company laptop has 16 GB of internal memory but uses 10 GB when I just sign in and the CPU fan is always at 80%. I've not installed anything special yet and no program have started and still it ...
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Memory test using all CPUs?

I have been using MemTest86 4.3.7 to test my system memory but although it knows there are 8 CPI cores, it will only test 4 (I asked it to cycle through all and left it testing for 13 hours). using ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Upgrading from 2GB to 8GB RAM Cost [on hold]

I have a Lenovo B560 4330 that supports 8GB RAM. I am going to get Windows 8 and want to put the 6GB Ram the computer has space for. I want to know how much it would cost to upgrade it.
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How many memory addresses can we get with a 32-bit processor and 1gb ram?

How many memory addresses can we get with a 32-bit processor and 1gb ram and how many with a 64-bit processor? I think that it's something like this: 1GB of ram divided by 32bits or divided by 4? to ...
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Is it reasonable to install Windows 7 on my Pentium D system?

I got have this old computer containing: Pentium D 2.8 GHz Socket 775 CPU 2x512MB DDR2 memory listed at 667Hz An ASUS P5LD2 motherboard An 80GB WD HDD (expect weak specs if there are several models ...
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Win8.1 Bad Virtual Memory Managment?

For the last couple weeks I'm facing a serious problem with my Win 8.1 32bit (64x CPU) 4G RAM, having "System Managed size" setting for virtual memory (then win allocates 1.8G), minimizing even light ...
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Tell Windows 8 not to write to pagefile at certain times?

I play a 3-D game on my laptop that uses about 1.2 GB of RAM, typically. The laptop has 6 GB of RAM, and Task Manager shows approximately 2.5 GB of RAM in use when my game is running. I have read ...
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Can I add more RAM to make my Samsung N-145 plus Netbook faster? [closed]

Samsung N145 Plus. Intel Atom CPU N455@ 1.66 GHz. Win 7 Starter 32 Bit OS. I like this Netbook, but it is somewhat slow. I have already added a 2 GB RAM stick in place of the 1 GB that came with it. ...
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How to read data from RAM?

I know this is a vague question. Please accept my apology but I'm trying to get an answer for this question. I wanted to know if there's a way to current data from RAM? For example:- I have an ...
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Will this combination work?

I am using a dell PC( Dell Inspiron 620s, brought on 2012). It's having an Intel Pentium Dual core processor and memory of 2GB DDR3 stick( 240 pins), system runs on win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. My question ...
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Does Server Ram work on a normal computer?

i need some help on choosing RAM for my computer. I have 2Gb on my pc and i am on a 32bit machine so i can only get up to 4gb of RAM. I am trying to find a x2 DDR2 PC2-5300 2GB for my computer and the ...
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Can you disable sticks of RAM in windows without physically removing them?

I think I'm having RAM issues with one of the games I'm playing. It will slowly start dropping frames until it becomes very hard to play. I ran memtest86 and it identified some errors and bad ...
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High memory rate - how to focus on the cause?

I have an high memory rate on my app and I see that gunicorn takes about 2.74GB memory. How can I identify exactly what is the reason for that? Can I see what are the running processes within ...
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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: ...
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What happens if I put an 1.5V ram stick in a 1.65V rated Motherboardslot?

I'm going to bulid my new gaming rig pretty soon. I allready got my DDR3 Ram sticks(KVR16N11K2/16 by Kingston). Is it possible to put those in a Motherboard which has 1.65V Rated RAM-Slots(the ...
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What happens when linux OS out of RAM and no swap

What happens when linux OS is out of RAM and no swap is available?
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Windows hibernation not working properly

When I turn the notebook on again after hibernation, it says that Windows found a problem and had to shut down. I think the problem is with the transfer of archives from RAM to the disk, because it ...
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Byte addressable memory and ISA [closed]

I am trying to clear some confusion regarding instruction set architecture and how memory is accessed. Basically I know that in byte addressable memory, data is stored byte by byte either in ...
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Maximum main memory possible for 32 bit instruction word and 7 bit opcode

If we have a system with 32 bit instruction words from which 7 bits are dedicated for the opcodes; is the maximum main memory possible for such a system, 2^32 words or is it 2^25 words?
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HP dv6-2150ca don't boot after RAM upgrade

I've HP dv6-2150ca with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I had 4 gb RAM. I upgrade to 8 gb RAM. Both from same manufacturer and purchased at same time. Specs of RAM Crucial When I start laplop it says ...
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Interpreting memtest results - 0 MHz?

I have tried to install Ubuntu on a laptop width damaged Windows, and it gave me an error. After some checks, the only that give some strange results is memtest86+. I don't know how to interpret ...
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What is using up all my memory? - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server

This is a physical server, not a VPS, it is a Shuttle mini server with Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz and a single stick of 2GB ram. It has a JMicron Technology Corp. JMC250 PCI Express ...
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Is GDDR related to DDR?

I have a graphics card—Nvidia ENGT240—that has DDR3. Now I'm not sure, but is DDR3 the same as GDDR3 when It's on a graphics card? I know that DDR is for Computer Ram and GDDR is for Graphics RAM, ...
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Installing 4 memory modules in a dual-socket server motherboard with 16 memory slots

I have a server board with two Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors and 16 memory slots. I ordered two quad-channel memory kits, but only one of them has arrived, so I only have four memory modules. Which slots ...
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Possible Memory/Ram utilization issue

I currently have 16GB of RAM installed on my ASUS laptop (which is its max). however no matter what i am doing ie. editing video or photos I have only ever seen it use 3 GB. The computer recognized ...
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what differences and relations are between logical and virtual memory?

I was wondering what differences and relations are between logical and virtual memory? How do their purposes differ? Are the relations and differences the same for logical and virtual addresses?
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Memory Swapping and OS freeze

In one scenario my written application uses more memory than available on a machine (which has 16GB). On OSX everything seems to work as expected and the OS still runs even hitting the memory barrier. ...
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Windows 7 checking for Windows Updates cause memory use to blow up

It started doing this a couple weeks ago, had NEVER done this before. Windows 7 Home Premium. Basically, when Windows checks for updates now, the memory used by the svchost process that holds ...
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AMD FX-9590 - Max memory speed

First let me tell you my system config. Cpu: AMD FX-9590 Ram: Kingston 2x8Gb 2400MHz SSD: kingston 120 Gb HDD: 1 Tb PSU: 750 watt corsair GPU: 2Gb NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Motherboard: Asus crosshair V ...
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Running same exe file from different consoles using different parameters

I have a C++ exe that reads images and writes text files based on some algorithms. Since it takes different parameters as input, I can run multiple instances of the same exe without overwriting the ...
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How to transfer all the data/memory of a dead Alienware computer into another computer? [duplicate]

I have an old Alienware M18x, with Windows 8, but it died two weeks ago. If I buy a new one, will I be able to transfer/download all the data that was inside the memory of the old Alienware into the ...
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Is it possible to change the settings in android so that data is saved to the external SD card instead of the the phone's internal memory? [migrated]

This problem has been annoying me for a while. When I download and install an app to my phone it defaults to the phone's internal memory. Not too big of a deal since I can move it afterwards. The ...
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Standby-like feature - for individual applications in Windows?

Is it possible to temporarily freeze (pause, block) an application in Windows - so that it doesn't use processor at all and sit in the memory only - and unfreeze it later when you need it? I am ...