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

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Mac OS X Mavericks - IconServicesAgent memory usage started to grow (leaks?)

Recently I found that IconServicesAgent began to grow up to 130-200Mb but before it was max 6Mb.. As far as I remeber last things that I was installing were Vagrant and Virtualbox. Not sure that ...
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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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Is there a way to choose which applications go to virtual memory?

The way I understand virtual memory is that when an application is not being used for a period of time, the memory being used gets written to disk. When I use an application (netbeans), it seems to be ...
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svchost.exe process takes 5GB of RAM, after some heavy browsing. What to do?

The Svchost.exe process takes 5GB of RAM after some heavy browsing with Chrome, even though I've closed the browser. How can I prevent this behavior? I have attached the associated services for that ...
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Minecraft EXCEPTION_ACCES_VIOLATION

For a long time, I've been playing Minecraft fine. But after I tried to connect to a locally hosted and modded server of a friend of mine (Using Evolve http://evolvehq.com), I haven't been able to ...
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When memory is swapped to disk, and later RAM is freed, does the memory get swapped back into RAM?

I'm guessing the answer depends on the OS. In this case, it is VMware ESXi. I created a low memory condition by migrating several VM's to a host that has memory over-committed. Once page sharing and ...
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How shared graphics memory works?

How does shared graphics memory work? It is my understanding that when you set how much system memory to share with the graphics controller in the BIOS, this then becomes invisible to the OS, So ...
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Windows 7 PC freezes randomly (games, Internet, Skype)

I bought a custom PC recently and I'm facing this problem since then. The RAM which they provided gave BSODs. I replaced it with a new RAM module. The weird thing is that now there are no more BSODs ...
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Memory Management problems with new Dell XPS Laptop

I recently bought the latest and "best" Dell XPS 15 with preinstalled Windows 8.1. In the two weeks I am using it now, there have been a lot of application crashes, unexpected system shutdowns and ...
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Desktop Computer - One Second Shutdown

Hello superuser community. My computer just died on me yesterday, I've spent over five hours trying to figure out what broke but had no success. My computer's hardware CPU - Intel I5 2500K @ ...
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Run the 32bit userland instead of the 64-bit one in a 64-bit linux environment

This may be the opposite of a question, but I was wondering if there is anyway to run a 32bit userland instead of the 64-bit one in a 64-bit linux environment. I could run 32-bit software via ...
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Linux root filesystem on custom hardware

I have a custom-designed SoC implemented on FPGA, based on an ARM-processor clone, on which I am trying to boot Linux (kernel 3.10). I have successfully added support to my custom peripherals (an ...
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Non SUDO command for Ram Slot related Information

I am using plink in windows to SSH linux machine. I need to find out Ram and slot details of the Linux machine.I have written a shell script to fetch the details of the same and show it in a JSON ...
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How I can auto end specific process?

How can I auto end a specific process when it reaches 400 MB RAM? And how do I change it back after I do that? Is there any program or script or anything ?
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Window 7 is crashing (ACER Laptop)

I have a question regarding Windows 7 and determining the possible causes for it crashing. I have a ACER laptop which I purchased 1 year ago with Window 7 installed on it. It has worked fine, but ...
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Do I have to reconfigure anything when upgrading my MacBooks RAM?

I have just upgraded my 2009 MacBook RAM from 2GB to 8GB. Everything works just fine whilst I am using it, things seem much snappier in general most of the time. The main problem occurs when I ...
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Can't enable swapping in mac os x 10.8.3

some time ago a disabled swap. I need to enable it now and i was not managed to do it with help of sudo launchctl load -wF /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.dynamic_pager.plist & reboot ...
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On Centos 6.3, why do several swap measuring methods return different results?

I have a production system running centos 6.3 with 96 Gb RAM and swap of 2 Gb. The intention is that there is enough RAM on the box so that no processes should get swapped. Over the last week or so ...
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Fail to boot with a specific DIMM

I don't know if here is the right Stack, but I have this problem: I bought a new computer kit (Asus P8Z77-v LX, 2x4GB Corsair Vegenance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 and Intel i5 3570K). The problem is, after one ...
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Impact of using mix brand of memory on performance

I have a X58-USB3 Gigabyte main board. Previously, I had 3*4 Patriot 2000 but I needed more memory so added 3*4 Corsair 2000 sticks. (I couldn't find the same brand). To install the memory sticks, I ...
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Can i combine CL7 and CH9 RAM

I am looking to upgrade a Desktop currently with 2 sticks of 2GB RAM, by adding a couple of sticks of 1GB RAM. I am unsure what I need to look at to check their compatibility. Both sets of memory run ...
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My laptop starts freezing with mere 2 browsers running simultaneously. ram usage 90+%

I am using a Lenovo G570 RAM: 4GB 1GB graphics. I am running Windows 7 64 bit I installed a 4 bit RAM and it shows the same! Recently my laptop starting acting weirdly. It starts to freeze even with ...
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How to get the CPU and memory usage per session Linux

I have to do a script in bash to calculate the percentage of CPU and memory usage per session in Linux. What standard UNIX tools can I use in my script to get this information? I have this ...
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My 1600 shows up as 1333. Is it compatible with 1333 with the same RAS/CAS timings? Noticeable performance between 1333 and 1600?

I have 3 DDR3 sticks of GEIL memory that says 1600 on the box. First it was reported as running at 1333 by my OS so I changed those values from 1333 in my bios to 1600. However it still gets reported ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate, death blue screen with new kingston memory

My system operations (Windows 7 Ultimate), was working perfectly with 1x2G (RAM DDR2) by months, but I bought new 4GB (2x2GB RAM DDR2) by kingston. Retired my old memory 2gb and install the new ...
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Is There A Way To Calculate Data In Task Manager?

Something takes a lot of RAM and i want to know what. I have list of running processes and need to know the sum of all of them because "In Use" does not help me to determine what takes most RAM: I ...
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How increase the heap space to GATE?

How increase the heap space to GATE? Windows version.
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Memory problem in linksys router with OpenWRT with heavy writing to log files

I have a WRT160NL linksys router with 32MB RAM and with OpwnWRT installed. I have an application running which does some heavy writing to log files to a usb connected flash drive. (basically 26MB a ...
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Different RAM Speeds (Same Hardware)

I've got 4 DIMMs of RAM (GSkill Ripjaws), they are supposed to run at 1600Mhz. When I check the speeds, my BIOS tells me that slot 1&3 are running at 1600 and 2&4 at 1333. I tried to set it ...
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After the BIOS boots, how can I dump memory?

After the BIOS boots, I'd like to dump the memory of the system. I have read about how it is possible using FireWire to do this, but have found no hard instructions or tutorials about it.
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Memory upgrade for Toshiba P20 S203?

I've had an offer of a 256MB PC2700 SODIMM, apparently from an iBook, to upgrade a Toshiba laptop. Is that suitable? I've seen "DDR 266 SODIMM" on sale as the official upgrade memory. How in general ...
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Windows 10 Non paged Pool Memory Usage

Using Poolmon.exe I saw something really bizzare. One of the tag is using 23GB of memory, but my PC only has 16G of memory in total. How is that possible? From the task manager I can see the nonpaged ...
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Run several OS on same hardware in way that it is easy to switch between them

I have to design a setup with several software installations on the same hardware in way such that it is easy to switch between the installations. I dont want to install images each time but be able ...
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EDAC bridge lost 6000+ errors

I've setup two new servers for virtualization, and after working with them for a few hours i noticed a lot of error messages, starting at boot I get an error saying `EDAC sbridge: lost 150 memory ...
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all external hardware stops working randomly and windows freezes

recently i built a new rig and i get this weird freeze very randomly, while playing games, watching youtube videos, browsing, or using any other applications, when it freezes all external hardware ...
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Disabling pagefile in windows 10

I read a lot about disabling pagefile pretty much everywhere and some places tell you that doing so is a great thing for performance (given a lot of ram) and other places tell you that even with a ...
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Is RAM speed relevant for copy tasks in Excel?

I am often working with Excel and notice that when I copy and paste large amounts of data from one spreadsheet to the other (especially after the data is filtered), this operation is executed very ...
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Stuck with a 64-bit Windows 7 on a 32-bit machine

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop, SL500, 2GB Ram (DDR2). Several days ago, I went to a repairman (for lack of a better word) to upgrade my Ram to 4GB. After he plugged in 4GB Ram, the repairman ...
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Any Way to Throttle Google Chrome CPU/RAM Usage in OSX?

Google Chrome uses quite a bit of RAM and processing power on my Mac. It's a fairly new (Early 2015) Macbook Pro with 16GB of ram and 2.9Ghz CPU. Still google chrome always shows up on apps using ...
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This is the task manager screenshot for my server. Will increasing RAM make a difference?

The server runs XAMPP (Apache and MySQL mainly). Lately the concurrent user count has increased, and the server crawls and sputters during peak load. It only has 4GB RAM though. So, my question is ...
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Can I use Kingston KVR16LS114 ram on HP Probook 4420s?

Can I use Kingston KVR16LS114 ram on HP Probook 4420s? Hp specifications says the laptop supports DDR3 PC3-10600 SDRAM (1333 MHz). However,crucial suggests DDR3 PC3-12800. Can anyone help me
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Does 32 or 64-bits CPU use segmentation addressing on Linux?

Does 32 or 64-bits CPU use segmentation addressing on Linux? I know on older CPUs like the 8086 used segmentation for memory addressing but not sure if this method is used on 32-bit or 64-bit CPUs for ...
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Lenovo Ideapad P400 Touch RAM Upgrade Questions

I am a tab-hoarder and capable of accumulating multiple google chrome windows at once. Each with enough tabs that I need to use Ctrl+Tab to navigate because the tabs appear blank and are too small to ...
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Linux host slows to crawl when ram 20% and 8 core cpu at 99% using virtual machine

I built a new Linux machine to be able to handle multitasking and running multiple virtual machines. It's an AMD 8 core 3.5GHz processor with 16MB Total Cache, 16GB 1866 DDR3 RAM, 1TB HD and a GForce ...
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Upgrading laptop's RAM

I have ASUS K55LN laptop with 6GB of ram and I want to upgrade it to 8GB+. So I unscrewed the bottom and found this RAM chip: Beneath there are a few solded 4 small chips so I tought that they are ...
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Blank memory slot information in CPU-Z?

My ASUS laptop came with one 4GB memory stick and I recently added another 4GB to speed things up. There's no problem and everything works fine. Now, I installed CPU-Z to check about my memory, but ...
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acer aspire x3995 desktop continuous beep on startup

PC was beeping 4 short beeps and after some google decided to move ram to a different slot. I didn't ground myself and now it continually beeps on startup. I have unplugged everything from mobo ...
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Kernel threads and process virtual address

If the kernel is spawned as threads and resides in the memory then how could the ps command identify them if those are not normal process and i give you more look here: root 2 0 0 ...
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Is it possible to run a 2GB RAM on Asrock G31M-VS?

I just want to know if I can stick another 2GB RAM on my Computer. System Hardware: Motherboard: ASRock G31M-VS (FSB1333 DDR2 800 Dual Channel). CPU: Pentium Dual-Core 2.5GHz. RAM: DDR2 800 Memory: ...
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dm-cache doesn't seem to work - no performance difference

I'm creating dm-cache device using my script: http://pastebin.com/KTSzL6EA Effectively it's running those commands: dmsetup create suse-cache-metadata --table 0 15872 linear /dev/mapper/suse-cache 0 ...