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

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Possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later?

Is it possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later? For example if I'm using a video editing program and are in the middle of rendering a file, then I can go to ...
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Why does emptying disk space speed up computers?

I have been looking to a bunch of videos and I now understand a bit better how computers work. I understand a bit better as well what is the RAM, the volatile and non-volatile memories or the process ...
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How do I deal with processes which continuously open/close ports and increasingly consume memory?

According to file.net, nvtray.exe is some process for or from my video card. When I look at the Netstat part of XAMPP, it shows nvtray.exe continuously opening and closing ports, increment the port ...
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Which of the following instructions can reference a memory location that is #1000 locations from the instruction?

I am working on a question from a practice computer organization exam The Problem: Which of the following instructions can reference a memory location that is #1000 locations from the instruction? ...
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Windows XP (32-bit) system with 8GB RAM, will I still get dual-channel benefit?

I am running a legacy Windows XP 32-bit PC (not for internet use of course). It has 2x4GB RAM which operates in dual-channel mode. Obviously Windows XP can only use 4GB RAM. One could argue the ...
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Which piece of hardware in my desktop is failing?

Almost 2 years ago I built a custom desktop. This week it seems to be becoming inoperable. It's a dual boot system capable of booting to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. When I sat down at it the other ...
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Can I put quad-rank 32GB DIMMS into an X99 chipset motherboard?

There was a recent question about quad-rank DDR4 memory which was later deleted by the author. The question about memory compatibility wasn't that interesting but the question surrounding memory ...
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PC cant even boot after BIOS clock changes

I've been having problems with my RAM and tried to overclock it to fix the issue. I changed NorthBridge from 2400mhz to 2800mhz. When turning on, monitor does not react at all, GPU and monitor all ...
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Centos 7 detecting only 3 GB of RAM

Centos 7 is detecting only less than 3GB of RAM instead of 4 [root@compute ~]# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2913 425 ...
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What used the linux memory? Low cache, low buffer, not a VM

First of all, yes, I have read LinuxAteMyRAM, which doesn't explain my situation. # free -tm total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 48149 43948 ...
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Arch Linux insane memory usage

I just installed Arch Linux and set it pretty much up how I want it to be. At the moment XFCE4 with LighDM, Firefox and a few other little applications are running. I wanted to see whats going on in ...
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Can I use PC3L memory module in a PC3 slot

I apologize if this is not the right *exchange to ask, but this is the closest one I guess. My ThinkPad X201 supports only PC3 memory and I have one extra module PC3L (stands for Low Voltage AFAIK). ...
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Why won't computer recognize new memory?

Asus Q55OLF Windows 8.1- It came with 2 4gb memory sticks installed. I tried to upgrade by adding 1 8gb stick. My laptop will not recognize the new memory. I tried switching slots. No difference. ...
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Difference between ddr3 ram pc3-10600S vs pc3-10600

I am trying to upgrade my ram of my HP g62-b51se and found that the stock ram type is ddr3 pc3-10600s . i am trying to find the difference between that(pc3-10600S) and pc3-10600 .Thanks
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How can I deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro (Retina 13")? [migrated]

Is there a way to deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro Retina 13"? I was not able to update my Mac to OS X 10.10.3. Complete reinstall was also not successful. I ran diagnostics and memtest86, ...
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Is it possible upgrade my laptop so photorealistic virtual images take less time to render? [on hold]

I use 'Virtual Worlds 3D design software' to render photorealistic images of bathroom & kitchen designs. On the settings I feel produce the best results for the client, it can take 20 - 30 mins ...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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What does 16*256 dram structure mean?

I want to understand the difference between the dram structures 16*256 and 8*512 Ram indicates? I have read on many rams stating 16*256, 8*512 1*4gb, which one is better and in what ways. I am ...
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Does MotherBoard limit RAM?

http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/hewlett-packard-09e0h-mainboard-specifications/ ^^ That page lists the specs of my motherboard. It says that it can support 4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM slots Supports DDR2 ...
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What hardware is needed to support ECC UDIMM / ECC RDIMM

There are 2 types of server RAM's UDIMM unbuffered (or unregistered) ECC (Error correction) RDIMM registered (buffered) ECC memories. The main difference between them is that UDIMM are using CPU's ...
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Asus X200MA Notebook RAM upgrade

I want to upgrade current 2GB RAM of my X200MA to 4 GB. However, to retain 2-year warranty (I have just bought it within last 3 months), I have to do it through warranty department. I called them and ...
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Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
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What is the exact difference between the parameters (pgpgin, pswpin) and (pswpout, pgpgout) in /proc/vmstat?

Please note that this question is specific to linux only. And by swap space, I mean the dedicated swap partition. I did google a bit on this, and found these definitions: Paging refers to writing ...
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Application to Automatically Free Modified Memory

Is there a Windows application or script that can free modified memory belonging to a given application. I have tried Flush File Cache which is great as a big ol' hammer to clean out all modified ...
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Perf samples too long, lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample rate to

My machine freezes from time to time and I can get it working back by pressing the space key. I have this problem since two weeks now, but it was just once per day max. Now it's starting to be many ...
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Can I mix 1GB and 2GB sticks of ram in the same machine?

I have 8 slots for ram on my motherboard. They are in pairs to take advantage of dual channel memory. Right now, I have 2 1GB sticks of ram, and I'd like to add 2 2GB sticks of ram for a total of ...
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All Free Ram going into cached even with Prefetch AND Superfetch disabled completely

I am having this major problem on my computer where all my free ram is being put into cached memory when I play a game or run any program and does not go back. Only about 100 of it does but most of ...
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Can I have two different capacity RAM sticks?

In general and specifically in my MacBook pro (2012). I'm confused on if the answer is yes or no because I have heard both answers. So I have come here to get things cleared up. Can I have two ...
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HDD space partitioned into multiple drives [closed]

I'm using an HP-G72-B60US Notebook running Windows 7 and I'm weirded out by the above. The F Drive has over 200GB. At first I thought it was some bug but then I checked out my notebook's specs ...
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Laptop running too slow lately

I bought my laptop in late 2013 with the following configuration: Motherboard / model: NP-530U3C Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz RAM: 4GB DDR3 Hard drive: 500 GB 5400 RPM + 24GB SSD OS: ...
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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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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\ViceVersa Pro\VICEVERSA.EXE abnormal program termination

Hi I'm getting the above error running my back up program, Backing up Drive D to Drive E (both 2G) it comes up after it has run for about 20min. Also get the same error when I use Ztree to backup ...
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Does RAM cooling make a difference to performance?

Just what the title states. I'm looking to add a heat-spreader to my DDR3-1333 CL9 chips, and wondering whether it might make a difference ... and if so, how much
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Additional memory compability for Dell E5420 [closed]

I have currently one 4GB memory card and i would like to install additional card. I want to be sure, that the new and old cards are compatible because i cannot find the matching product from Estonia. ...
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Will the SuperMicro X7DCA-L take Fully Buffered memory?

I have a lot of Fully Buffered DDR2 memory http://www.hynix.com/datasheet/spd/HYMP351F72AMP4N3_SPD.pdf My question is, would it work on SuperMicro X7DCA-L motherboard or do I have to purchase ...
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Processing A Queue Of Messages Slow (Centos 06) [closed]

I am new to programming and servers. However I have a VPS with 2 X 2.2GHZ cores and 2GB RAM. Its a CentOS 6 with cPanel I have a simple PHP script that reads messages from a queue (via stomp). Each ...
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How to measure the latence time of each level of cache memory [on hold]

I want to measure the size of each cache memory level (L1, L2, L3) and its latency time. I am using a C program that takes 3 parameters: the size of an arrays that will be read, the number of times to ...
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Transfer time of a file to hard drive

I need to understand the role of the memory size in the computer when we need to copy a large amount of data to a hard drive, for example a file of 50 GB. Suppose that we have a hard drive of 180 GB ...
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Does Windows reclaim RAM right after a process quits?

When we quit a process (e.g. using Task Manager etc), Does Windows reclaim the RAM used immediately? Or does Windows still retain the RAM used for that process?
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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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Permission to execute denied for every file in /tmp:

When I try to execute any program from the /tmp directory, it shows me /tmp/file_name: Permission denied. The same error is shown when I simply enter /tmp. The file system for /tmp is ramfs. I've ...
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Disable Intel HD memory consumption

I have Intel Core i3 540 CPU with integrated Intel HD video and external videocard too. Even if I'm not using Intel HD it still takes some of my RAM: "My Computer" dialog shows I have 3.87 of 4.00 GB ...
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Why does Chrome crash at around 1.5 GB of memory usage?

In Chrome 21.0.1180.89 m, my tab crashes at about 1.5 GB of memory used. Is this a limitation of v8? If so, can I increase the maximum memory used? In Firefox it's working without problems up to 3 ...
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Virtual Machine freeze when memory low

I run an Ubuntu 64bit virtual machine (4 CPUs, 8Gb ram, 1Gb swap) on my Windows 8 64bit machine using virtualbox. I often find that when I do something memory intensive (generally only using 1 or 2 ...
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Windows 7 has a memory leak, having trouble finding the cause

I'm pretty sure my computer has a memory leak. It starts up using an abnormal amount of RAM and it gradually gets worse. Start-up: 2,0 GB 40 min: 3,4 GB 86 min: 3,6 GB 210 min: 5,1 GB After ...
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Is my motherboard defective?

Last month I bought a new Esonic motherboard with intel G41 chipset and a 4GB DDr3 1333Mhz Ram and installed my old processor, Intel Dual core E2140 (1.6 Ghz, 800Mhz FSB ) in it. Now after starting ...
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Boot drive is taking too much space

My Laptop is running on Window 8.1 pro single language. and my boot drive is 224 GB. Two days ago when i check my drive size it is showing 1.63 GB free from 224 GB. I dont know why. when i check the ...
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How do I get my B75 Pro3-M to use my 1600 MHz ram sticks?

I have a B75 Pro3-M motherboard that supposedly supports 1600 MHz RAM sticks. I have 4 sticks of 4 GB Kingston KVR16N11S8/4 set up at the moment (which is 1600 MHz). In Windows however it's reported ...
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Eclipse using huge amount of System Memory

I have a sophisticated workspace set up with many eclipse projects in my workspace directory. In total the size of workspace directory is just over a gig, with the .svn directory from subversion a ...
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Can't get past bios screen after changing On-Chip Frame Buffer Size

I changed the On-Chip Frame Buffer Size on my desktop PC to a high value (something like 468mb?) from the original 64mb+2mb, in hopes of increasing the dedicated video ram. After saving this change I ...