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

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Why is there the Installed Memory: 4.00 GB & Available Memory ONLY: 0.99 GB - 2.20 GB

This is a desktop computer, the problem is the difference between the installed memory versus the available memory. I search everywhere, for a fix to this problem. Installed Physical Memory (RAM): ...
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Running out of Memory during Flight simulator

Windows 7 64bit system 8gb memory with three monitors and appropriate graphic card and power supply. Task manager Phy.Mem. Available and Fee shows better than 2gb of memory when running MS Flight ...
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How do I make the Windows low memory warning less sensitive?

I keep getting this annoying low memory warning/prompt to close games I play. It happens very often and I still have ~6 gigs of ram free. I disabled virtual memory because it was putting stuff on the ...
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How to compare CPUs? [on hold]

How can I compare two CPUs to understand which has more CPU performance? 4 cpus 2.27 GHz and each cpu has 8 cores Intel Xeon 7560 # of Cores 8 # of Threads 16 Processor Base Frequency 2.266 ...
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4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM not working

I am using ECS G41T-m16 motherboard which have bus speed of FSB 1333 mhz. I have been using 2gb ddr3 apacer ram 300mhz for last 2 years.Recently, I have bought a 4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM but it is not ...
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Understanding how LabView buffers work

I am using LabView for an imaging project. In the code I have two separate while loops running (for the most part) independently. The small dependence -if this is a dependence at all- comes from the ...
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Memory card not detected in PC

I have a password protected Sandisk 2gb micro memory card. I have set a password protection for my memory card. Unfortunately I forgot the password which I have set for my memory card. I have ...
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Motherboard issue?

I have a system that will partially start. It gets up to about 1GB of memory, then completely freezes. It detects all the memory I put in, whether it is 8 or 16GB. I have used completely different ...
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High RAM use on Win7 Laptop

I have a HP DV4-2126TX with Win7 OS. It has 2GB RAM. After startup and while idle 50% of the RAM is in use. I tried disabling all the unwanted process at startup but the problem persists. Here is a ...
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Tyan i5400PL (S5393) issues

I purchased the Tyan S5393 i5400PL a couple of months ago, for a video editing and rendering workstation project. I had all of the other parts needed for it: 2 Intel Xeon x5450 750W PSU 2GB ...
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More RAM = increased lifespan of computer?

Does installing additional RAM increase the potential lifetime of a computer? For example, if approximately 100% of a computer's RAM is used on a daily basis, does this have a "wear and tear" effect ...
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swap memory is almost used ,but processes are running fine.Should i be bothered?

free -m on my Linux machine shows that swap memory is almost completely used. However,there is no impact on the system performance. But should i be really bothered? Swap cache also is not used to its ...
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...
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Lightest way to run Google Hangouts Chrome app on Mac

I recently transitioned to Safari because I'm really tired of how Chrome hogs memory and drains my battery like crazy. The only thing that has been keeping the Chrome icon open is the Hangouts plugin. ...
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What are the benefits / downsides of a high uptime? [on hold]

Today I noticed that htop added a bang after the uptime of my server, because my server's uptime is now greater than 100 days. I don't know if this is a warning, or a congratulation : What are the ...
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DG31PR intel board with 1GB RAM, can I add 2GB RAM with existing 1 GB? [duplicate]

I have a PC with below mentioned configuration DG31PR intel board Core 2 Duo Processor Transend DD2 667 1 GB JetRam , JM667QLJ-1G, 240P DDR2 DIMM (128M*64) (64Mx8 DDR2 667 5-5-5) [LM] I am ...
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Is there a way to 'clean out' physical memory (RAM) that is tied up on my Centos/Apache webserver?

I am developing something that requires Server-side javascript, and as such am using PhatomJS to run the JS. It uses up about a 1GB of physical memory when all is well, but if I screw up some ...
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Does more RAM usage cause more battery usage?

I'm using a 2 year old 15" AMD laptop running Windows 8, and its battery life is not as long as the brand new ultrabooks for sure. In the place I'm currently working I don't have access to a power ...
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What will happen if I remove the RAM while the computer is on?

What will happen if I remove the RAM while the computer is on?
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Should I use an antistatic wrist strap when changing the RAM on my laptop?

I am about to upgrade my laptop's RAM and I'm concerned about using an antistatic wrist strap. Is it smart to use one or not very necessary? What are the chances I could damage my laptop?
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Utility that will set an alarm off when too much memory has been consumed?

Does anyone know of a utility that can send the user an alert when too much system memory has been consumed? So that they know to close out a few programs, and close a few browser tabs? I found one ...
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How will single-bit memory error affect Linux?

I'm rebuilding a three-year-old AMD Athlon 5000 system which has an "ASRock NF7G-FullHD" motherboard with 4 memory slots, labeled "DDR2 800", said to have RAM capacity 8GB total. Besides 550W PS and ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + vmware 6 + centos

Ok, so I'm running a 2014 mac book pro retina 8gb ram, I5. Just upgraded to Yosemite with vmware 6. I've installed centos MINIMAL, here the thing centOS in command line runs DEAD SLOW. I've even ...
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RAM issue with Dell XPS 1640

I have this laptop from 2009 N07X1604 STUDIO XPS 16 : INTEL CORE 2 DUO T9900(3 MEMORY : 4096MB (2X2048) 1067MHZ DDR3 DU As you see, it comes with 2 modules of 2gb 1067MHZ DDR3. Now I have searched ...
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Address space of Itanium (IA64) processors

I've recently learned that AMD-64 (x86_64) processors - while theoretically capable of addressing 64-bits of address space, actually only address 48-bits. Evidently, AMD did not think a full 64-bit ...
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Graphics card vs. motherboard compatibility [on hold]

I have an MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard (also an AMD Athlon x4 750k quad core processor, 4GB RAM, and 520W power supply). Is an Asus AMD Radeon R9 270X OC DirectCU II graphics card compatible?
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RAM Usage is insane running a game [on hold]

My system is Windows 7 Home Premium, i5-2320 proc, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Z77X-UD5H mobo, I have two HDDs, one is a 1TB and the other a small 288GB (250gb). Also, a new GPU, the R9 285. Recently I’ve ...
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PC won't start. Not even to BIOS

I have a PC that’s just over a year old. Today, while playing a game, it suddenly shut down and I smelled a slight smell of something burning; no fire, don't worry~ After this “incident” my PC won’t ...
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What happens when you install > 4GB of RAM in a computer with a 32-Bit OS?

So I'm a programmer and I'm not a complete idiot so I know exactly why you can't access memory where you can't have pointers. But I've never tried this and I don't think I ever will because it seems ...
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Lots of processes are using excessive memory - suspected memory leak [duplicate]

A lot of processes are using more memory than they should which is causes my PC to use up to 90% of it's memory (8gb) when idling with only basic applications open (internet browser, music player, ...
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ram upgrade in hp compaq 8200 elite microtower 64 bit

following is my existing ram spec, DIMM # 1 SMBus address 0x50 Memory type DDR3 Module format UDIMM Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE000000000000000000) Size 4096 MBytes ...
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Does PCI-Express speed affect the memory bandwith and clock speed of my graphics card?

I need to buy a CUDA compatible graphics card for color grading work, and a lot of questions are popping up. Mainly this: If I put a card that supports PCI-E 3.0 into a 2.0 slot, does that have a ...
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Spontaneous reboots of system

I have an older desktop (i7-920, 2.66 GHz) which I built a number of years ago but have noticed that it now spontaneously reboots (with differing error messages). This is a secondary machine with my ...
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12GB triple channel DDR - BIOS reports 6GB installed

DX58SO Board with an Intel i7 940 CPU and 3x4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1066 memory. This issue appeared recently, in the last 60 days, after 3-4 years of usage. I have 12GB of memory installed but the ...
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Do 64 bit versions of programs use more ram than their 32 bit versions?

I've seen other questions here asking about the advantages of running 64 bit programs over 32 bit and most answers say there's hardly a difference, unless they have to use an obscenely large amount of ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH11FX RAM upgrade

My Sony Vaio came with 4g of RAM . I want to upgrade to 8g. I purchased Komputer Bay 4gbx2 PC3-10600 133MHZ 9-9-9-24. After installing the and turning the machine on, I got the " Blue" screen stating ...
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Mac RAM with SSD

I have a Macbook Air with 8GB or RAM and an SSD. Recently, I've been doing a lot of high-RAM-use tasks (like image processing) in MATLAB. I noticed that it uses a very large amount of RAM, which in ...
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Windows 8 Automatic Page File Size vs Windows 7

I've noticed that Windows 8 sets smaller page files by default. Windows 7 systems seem to create a page file the size of the RAM (eg 4GB of RAM means that Windows makes a 4GB page file). In Windows 8 ...
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Is hardware reserved related to virtual machine? [closed]

"Hardware reserved: 573MB" I first noticed this after installing Virtualbox (with WinXP). I don't know why this started happening now but it's annoying. I've searched for the solution but none of ...
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Something is eating my SSD space

I noticed that my 120GB SSD is almost full, but I have only 55GB data on it. I ran Disk Analyzer and listed folders and files have around 55GB of data, and yet it says that I have only 4.4GB free ...
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Why pagefaults when no paging file?

I just installed some extra RAM and set my paging file size to 0 for all drives on my Win7 machine. Task manager shows plenty of physical memory as being free, yet some processes are still ...
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Windows 7 x64 ram 3,90gb usable of 8gb after system reinstall

So just a while ago I had to reinstall my whole computer, for some reason after reinstall I have now 3,90gb usable ram out of possible 8gb. Cpu-z, bios, etc recognize that 8gb is installed but only ...
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Is scanning and monitoring memory data resource intensive? [closed]

Given program A, if I were to use another program B to read/scan the memory of A while it is running, will B be resource intensive? Assume functionality is like a debugger that can read memory on the ...
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Windows drivers hogging 4GB of RAM: How do I find out which driver it is?

As of late, right after boot, my Windows 8.1 (64 Bit) is using 5-6 GB RAM of the available 8 GB. I found a similar question (Windows using too much RAM, how to diagnose resource hog), which ...
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How much RAM can I put into my Laptop? [duplicate]

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-572. How much RAM can i put into this Laptop ? Is 2x8GB possible ? Full name: Acer Aspire E1-572-34014G1TDnkk SNID: 34701904034 S/N: ...
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How to preload libraries in init scripts

I want to have a certain daemon on my server use jemalloc for memory allocation. When running from the command line, I can just do: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/lib/libjemalloc.so my_command Is it ...
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Random freezing on ESXi environment across several servers

Over the past couple of weeks we've been experiencing some issues with our ESXi based VDI environment whereby Windows 7 Desktop images randomly freeze throughout the day. This can happen on any VDI ...
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Which RAM is faster (or, is Crucial's Memory Advisor giving non-optimal advice)?

In general, if a PC's motherboard is only specified for RAM up to a given core speed x, will that PC be faster with: RAM of latency y capable of running at a maximum core speed >x or RAM of ...
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Why does Windows only show about 3.5 GB of my more than 4 GB of RAM?

I recently upgraded my computer's RAM to 4 GB. My 32-bit Windows installation shows only 3574 MB of the memory. How can I make Windows use the full amount of RAM?
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How do I prevent a program from consuming all available memory?

Sometimes, a program will decide to take up all available physical memory (8 GB total) on my computer, freezing Windows in only a few seconds. Even a simple C++ program (for(;;) new long long int;) ...