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

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Memory Leak in Firefox?

After using Firefox for several days without restarting, my memory usage is extremely high. I have around 40-50 tabs open. Just now my memory usage was over 4gb and Firefox was extremely slow. After ...
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Adding more ram to computer, what kind can I buy

So I've been looking to add more ram to my PC (I have 2 empty slots), and I just want to make sure I don't buy something I can't use, but at the same time want to get a good deal if possible. I read ...
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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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What's the difference between a hardware register and a memory-mapped register?

This has been puzzling, so I'll lay it all out here. Apparently, through MMIO, you can access external devices using a certain memory-mapped address, which would then be re-routed to that device ...
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Linux /proc/pid/status on Windows?

I use /proc/pid/status on Linux to find out the memory usage and process status. Is it possible to do the same thing on Windows?
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Getting BSOD, is my RAM broken?

I am getting BSOD maybe once every 2-3 weeks. I manage to take a picture of the latest: Upon restart, I also get this error message from Windows: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: ...
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Bochs Memory Dump?

How do you do a memory dump in Bochs? (Either physical or virtual -- but both would be even better!)
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Find which process uses on average the most CPU, Memory and IO on Windows 7

I'd like a way to monitor processes on Windows 7 for average CPU, Memory and IO since last boot. I would love it if it was a nice UI friendly tool that could sort processes by Average CPU, Average ...
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Is there a Linux tool to measure simple stats of memory and processor usage for a program at runtime?

I am aware of for example the GNU profiler gprof, but I am thinking of something that can measure it on any program in a more black-box fashion where I do not have access to compiling the program ...
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VMware Workstation 10 running slow WinXP Pro SP3 32-bit

Just recently jumped onto the VMware bandwagon. Going to be using it mostly for games, especially old ones that don't run well on my host Win7 Ult.Ed 64-bit. I've setup everything and everything ...
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Can a “Dual Rank Memory Module” be used as a single module and not have it affect other slots?

Current configuration My laptop is capable of supporting up to 32 GB. I presently have 4 slots filled with the following memory: Samsung 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600MHz non-ECC Unbuffered CL11 ...
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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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Adding a 2x2GB RAM kit to a different 2x2GB kit - will performance be hurt?

I currently have a 2x2GB RAM kit with the following specs (link): DDR3 1600MHz 7-8-7-20 latency I want to buy another set, but I couldn't find the exact model anymore. So, I'm thinking of getting ...
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How cpu writes data to dynamic RAM

I would like to know what kind of electrical signals does a cpu send to a dynamic RAM when it wants to write one bit (a 1 or 0). Is it simply that cpu sends just a single electric pulse, and if that ...
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I have an issue installing Microsoft Project. How do I solve it?

I am trying to install Microsoft Project 2007 onto my Windows Vista. The installation process completes with no problem. But once installed if I try to open, it says that it is configuring the ...
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Upgrade RAM on Compaq Presario 5000

I've got a Compaq Presario and it has got only 640 mb of RAM memory. Can I upgrade it to 1 or 2 gb without any problems? (The computer has got a Pentium 4 at 2 ghz and Ubuntu 11.10, but it is a little ...
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memory usage by using ps in linux

I am trying to compare memory usage between my program and sample program which is given by using ps in linux mine and sample is written by c++ and I am not sure how to compare how much memory those ...
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Why would installing 8GB in a Macbook Pro crash Windows 7 (running under Bootcamp)?

I bought a MacBook Pro earlier this year (Early 2011 model), with i7 and 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB). This was to be used as my work computer, running Windows 7 most of the time. This setup has worked great ...
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Expanding memory on an Aspire T180-OA7Z computer

My computer is displaying the error message "insufficient memory." This is the current spec: AMD SEMPRON 3400 + 80 GB SATA 512 MB DDR11 DVD RW DUAL DOUBLE LAYER I found some 1 GB modules. How ...
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Mixing memory modules

We have Fujitsu RX100 S6 server. Originally there was a single 1066 MHz 4GB registered DDR3 module. We've bought 2x 4GB 1333 MHz registered modules. After plugging-in the new modules overall ...
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Out of memory Problem

I'm running a C++ program in Ubuntu 10.04 (32-bit system architecture). If I calculate the amount of memory that my program uses, it comes up to 800MB. I have a 4GB RAM in place. But still before the ...
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How to solve my computer boot issue (Monitor Switch automatically off)

When I start my computer, it boots well and runs for around 4 mins. After that the monitor automatically switching off and the Processor light on the CPU also got off. When i press restart button, ...
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Intel 1.83 Mac Mini upgraded to 1.5 gig for Snow Leopard

Even though I've upgraded countless video cards, RAM, harddrives, motherboards in PCs... this will be my first mac mini RAM upgrade. I've watched the classic "putty knife" video. (Absurd method... ...
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Windows XP blue screen 0x8E error troubleshooting

I get following blue screen after running my laptop for an hour... A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. [...] Technical Information: *** ...
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Bad Intel DQ965GF motherboard? Fails memtest, but memory is good

I've got a machine with a DQ965GF motherboard. Two days ago it started locking up hard. Ran memtest 3.3, 1.7, and TestMem 4. TestMem just freezes, memtest failed on moving 8 bit inversions. ...
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My Asus K40IN hangs after a ram upgrade was installed, how do I fix this?

From a 2GB RAM I upgraded the K40IN and added another ram to make it into 4GB. what happens is it hangs a lot. Especially right when I boot/startup the laptop. Would updating the resolve this problem, ...
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Windows 8: window is black or white after maximizing

Window of any program is black or white after maximizing it and the computer is very slow until the actuall view of program is drawn (it takes at least 5 seconds). This occurs after working for a long ...
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What is the difference between GDDR3 and DDR3?

I am trying to buy a laptop, and I have seen in many place that they show GDDR3 and sometimes DDR3. What is the difference between them? afaik DDR3 is a type of RAM used for system memory, while ...
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Why is Windows 7 professional x64 Available Physical Memory gradually declining with time?

If I refresh windows System Information, over and over, it reports my Available Physical Memory is gradually declining. In the past hour it has declined about 1gb. Interestingly, once I've even ...