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

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Computer beeping on startup after unsuccessfully RAM upgrade

I tried to upgrade my RAM memory, but when I opened the computer and tried to put them in, I realized that I have DDR2, and I had bought DDR3. Well, nevermind, I will exchange them, but here is the ...
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Does RAM access slow-down CPU?

Yesterday I was thinking, when present x86 CPU wants to access memory there is some speed gap between them. Usually RAM operates at 1333MHz in case of some new Intel CPUs. But CPU itself works at ...
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How can I change the amount of video memory with a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset?

I have the chipset in the title. The Intel control panel says the following: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report Report Date: 8/11/2010 Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: ...
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Identifying root cause of high RAM usage in Paged Pool?

So I pulled up my Task Manager today, and found that out of my 16GB of RAM, 14.5GB was "in-use". Naturally, I switch to the Processes tab, click "show processes by all users", and sort by Working Set ...
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Unexpected I/O Error after a reboot when installing windows update with a brand new SSD

I have this error : It happened after rebooting cause Windows update was stuck ot 70%. I recently changed my Hard Drive for a SSD cause it started crashing (the hard drive was slow AF). My ...
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computer can't run even low graphics games or browse web properly

system specification I have got an amd athlon X2 64bit 5200+ processor along with asus m2n-mx-se-plus motherboard,2 gb ram,1gb ddr3 amd radeon 5450 graphics card and 160 gb seagate hardisk. problem ...
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Suddenly getting bsod memory management issue after Updating to windows 10

I recently upgraded to windows 10, most things seemd to work fine, aside from a few issues here and there which was easily resolved. Thou i had to reinstall the Nvivida Driver for the graphic card. (...
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Understanding dual-channel behaviour of RAM with three DIMMs

I have an Asus Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard, which has four RAM slots. The slot configuration is same as in this image: Currently I have installed one stick of 8 GB capacity and 3000 MHz speed ...
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Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe, cold boot issue

Alright, so when I turn on the computer, the DRAM LED lights up. The computer might restart once or twice, but not always. After a minute or two, if I restart the machine it will start up just fine. ...
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Asus MB memory error after turning on the computer

This is my pc's specs Asus-Z87-PLUS (latest bios and drivers) Core i5 4570 Crucial 8Gig DDR3 @1600 compatible with Intel's 8th series chip WD caviar green 1TB Sapphire ATI 7850 (latest drivers) ...
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Linux swap slowing my system?

Can swap really slow the system because it uses the hard-disk as a RAM unit ? I have Fedora 24 (Gnome) here with 8 gigabytes of swap and 6 gigabytes of ram , but i am noticing a very bad conditional ...
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RAM won't fit in a Toshiba Satellite C855

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855 with two RAM slots and one 4GB Ram. I bought a new RAM but it will not fit in slot 2. I took out the old RAM from the slot 1 and put the new one and it fits without ...
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Should I believe my CPU or laptop manufacturer for maximum memory supported?

I am going to buy a laptop which has a i7-6700HQ CPU. As the memory controller is inside the CPU, I thought it would tell the maximum memory supported. According to Intel: Max Memory Size (...
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What is the data route inside computer while downloading/processing a file

I was wondering that whether all the data in Computer has to go through the Processor or are there any Bypass Routes(like DMA) through which data goes. Consider following cases : While downloading ...
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Can I run 2400mhz ram at 2400mhz on b150 motherboard by XMP?

If my b150 motherboard support 2133mhz max and xmp. If I install a 2400mhz ram, can the ram run at 2400mhz in xmp profile?
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Windows takes too much RAM on startup

I disabled everything in autostart - and still. I will be happy uninstall something, but I can't find the exact cause. I want my 1-2 gb back. If its important - I am on Lenovo G710. Here is task ...
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RAM Specifications for Power Mac G4

I recently got a pair of old Power Mac G4’s, but they did not come with RAM. I am trying to find out their memory specifications so that I can add some, but unfortunately I cannot find them. Having ...
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DDR4 ram, how fast is too fast?

What is the point of getting 3600MHz DDR4 ram if the best Intel 2011-3 processor (6950X) has a memory spec of 2400/2133MHz and some of the best mobo's for that processor only support up to 3000MHz? ...
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Macbook 2.26 unibody late 2009 model 6,1 comes 1066MHz RAM, can it run 1333hz

I am not asking if I put in 2 4GB modules of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM will it run without glitch, but instead I am asking will this Hz of am run at 1333hz without issue so the additional benefits of paying ...
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Why does my mac have page outs when I have inactive memory?

From what I've read, page outs are a sign that you don't have enough RAM. I have also read that if you have inactive memory available, then the machine will use that memory when starting up new ...
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BSOD Error Code 1a

For the past couple of months I receive a BSOD Error Code 1a about 1-3 times every single day. It feels like the issue happens a lot when i'm using adobe flash, but i'm sure there is probably a more ...
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can I put 1600MHz memory in a late 2011 macbook pro?

I want to update my memory from 4GB 1333MHz to 8GB 1600MHz, Ive read that it is possible but nothing concrete so I ask this again and hope someone with knowledge can answer. The thing is that the ...
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Can I upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro with 16GB?

I have an "Early 2011" 15 inch Macbook Pro that came with 4GB of RAM and I upgraded to 8GB a week after buying. I bought these RAM Modules: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YUF8ZG/ref=...
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Acer 4736z Laptop fails to load any OS, only windows safe mode working

I have been trying to figure out the actual cause of the sudden shutdown of my laptop at the time of OS load or at startup. This is happening from past several days intermittently however, was able to ...
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New Ram, infinite windows repair loop

My laptop is Gateway NV55c38u, the ram usable according to crucial is CT5305987 DDR3L PC3L-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3L-1600 • 1.35V The one I used is Samsung ...
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CentOS What's Taking Up My Memory?

I'm running a KVM on CentOS 6. I have 387GB installed on the machine with 186GB allocated by VM's (I've verified this via virsh). I should have 201GB free. However, when I look at available memory I'm ...
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All Memory Modules Fails Memtest. CPU or Motherboard Issue?

Couple of days ago apps on my computer started shutting down by itself and the OS started reporting random missing files. I thought that my SSD was failing, but it passed integrity, performance and ...
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What RAM should I add to this PC [on hold]

I want to upgrade my RAM. I have 1 slot open. I want to buy RAM from aliexpress. I have attached a screenshot of my PC System info.
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explorer.exe very high ram usage?

I've noticed that my ram usage is pretty high today. Turns out the culprit is explorer.exe according to the task manager Pretty strange because I don't even have any file explorer windows opened ...
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Nodemon increasing RAM usage

When I run node with the command node ./bin/www, task manager looks like this after 10 seconds (note that I made a setInterval returning process.memoryUsage() every 5 seconds): Task Manager Screenshot ...
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How can I tell if my mac needs more memory?

In windows xp it was obvious: if the memory used regularly exceeded the physical memory, it was time to put some more in What's the deal with the mac? I read this and am none the wiser
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Dock takes up 4GB of memory in Lion OS

I recently purchased an iMac, and upgraded the memory to 8GB, however, my iMac has been really laggy these days, so today, I checked the memory usage. It turned out that Dock took up 3.9G of memory, ...
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Windows explorer taking almost all RAM

I am using windows 10 and RAM is 4GB. After starting laptop suddenly RAM usage is building up to 100% and system is freezing. When i checked task manager it is showing Windows Explorer is taking ...
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Cannot find the process using most of RAM

I have 8 GB RAM running on Ubuntu. I notice that a lot of memory is used even when I don't run any programs. I used the top command to view the processes, sorted by resident memory they use. It showed ...
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Is it worth it for the average user to upgrade their computer every 18 months? [closed]

I hear that every 18 months computers get twice as powerful, but looking at my computer from 2010 and a new computer from 2016, (that's 4 18-month periods, meaning 8 times more powerful) I really don'...
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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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How to read the shared memory in Openfwwf firmware (Assemply code)?

I have modified Openfwwf and it works on Openwrt. my question is How to read the data that they are saved in the shared memory? If it is possible to add any code in a firmware to be able to read the ...
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Running multiple VMs with Core i3?

I have a desktop with Core i3 + 8GB. It looks like I need to assign one of my CPU cores to a VM. That means I can only run one VM at a time? Does VM application actually uses a core for each VM ...
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How can I set a RAM limit for a specific user in Linux?

How can I set a RAM limit for a specific user? I have tried editing the /etc/security/limits.conf file, and the RAM limits there, but I still see a users process exceeding the limit set. I know that ...
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Why Win10 started to eat all of my RAM?

I have Win10, 8 GB RAM and at the moment it is using 5,3 / 7,9 GB (67%) even tho I am not doing anything atm. In the game one hour ago it was like 90% and caused the game to freeze quite a lot. I ...
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“Not enough memory” VMware Player 6.0.3 running OSX Mavericks

As of recently I seem to be getting the following error when trying to start up my VM (OSX Mavericks) with 8GB of RAM. "Not enough physical memory is available to power on the virtual machine with it'...
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not using cortana, but cortana's using ram

I disabled Cortana in Windows 10, however when I opened the Task Manager I found that Cortana was still using a good chunk of my memory. Is this a problem, and can I stop the process without harming ...
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Plug-in a DDR2 800MHz to a slot that can handle up to 667MHz only

I have an old computer that has an ASUS P5S-MX SE motherboard, and only have a 1GB RAM. So I planned to upgrade the RAM and buy a 2GB RAM. Only DDR2 can be installed in the motherboard. So I looked up ...
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Python taking too much memory on server,

I have a running EC2 instance on amazon AWS. and some time server gives me the memory maximum utilization above 97%. When i saw my server stats on newrelic That showed me the below running processes ...
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Should I sacrifice some RAM for VRAM [closed]

What do you think is better for gaming: a laptop with 32GB DDR4 RAM and GTX 960M with 2GB of VRAM? or a laptop with 16GB DD4 RAM and GTX 960M with 4GB of VRAM? All other specs of the two laptops ...
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Browser settings for large web pages?

I use Firefox and Chrome to download web pages that are pretty large (also containing thousands of thumbnail images that are also saved to HDD), when page is more than 30-40MB browser becomes very ...
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Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
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Can I combine 2133 Mhz ram with existing 1600 Mhz? [duplicate]

I have currently 1600MHz DDR3 ram installed. Can I add more DDR3 ram which is 2133 MHz? Will it be compatible with each other? Or should I add only 1600MHz? My motherboard is Gigabyte B85M-DS3H.
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What is “intel 945g pci express root port 2771”?

I find that entry in the memory allocation list of my computer (Workstation -> Device Manager -> View -> Resource by Type). It takes up 256MB of RAM and I'm wondering what's it good for.
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New Motherboard doesn't POST? Can't seem to solve the beep code puzzle

I just purchased an MSI 970A-G46 to use with an AMD FX processor I already had. I also got 8GB of DDR3 RAM to go with it and a 120GB SSD. I hooked it all up and put in the graphics card from my old, ...