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

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You have ran out of Application Memory, even after restart

My Mac running maveriks updated recently is getting a Application memory error I have taking a screenshot with the activity monitor running in the background and the error in front
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HP Pavillion HPE

My computer has 16GB ram. It is very slow when rendering 3D models. The CPU meter shows 100%. I have been informed from HP that no upgrade to the memory is possible as the mother board will not allow ...
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Virtualbox memory usage, Xubuntu Host, Windows 7 x64 guest. Virtualbox 4.3.6

In htop (on the host) under the RES column, the memory usage of the Windows 7 guest is sometimes 500-600MB or even more than the allocated memory. With a Linux guest, it's usually not more than 100MB ...
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Why is Firefox Using 2 Gigabytes of RAM?

I have version 26.0. Firefox uses 2 gigabytes of RAM minimum with only one tab open. I've tried uninstalling add-ons, disabling plug-ins, everything, but nothing helps. What do I do?
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Distribute Blender rendering to two computers

I have two computers Macbook Pro Intel i7 2.9GHz with 8GB of ram PC with Intel i5 2.5GHz and 8GB of ram Is it possible to distribute Blender rendering to use both of these computers? Currently ...
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DDR3 RAM only works 32 bit Windows XP, not in WIndows 7

My laptop (Acer aspire 4738z) was running on 2GB DDR3 RAM on WIndows XP 32 bit. And I added one new module 4GB DDR3. Then it shows correctly the usable amount of RAM is 4GB. Then I tried to ...
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Why does changing the CPU frequency make the monitor display an error message?

Using MSI ClickBIOS2, I tried to overclock, but noticed an odd problem: Changing the base frequency allows me to overclock the RAM and such all at once, but although the system boots any amount of ...
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I have constant 30-40 second lags on almost every program. The (Not Responding) notice almost always appears

I have constant 30-40 second lags on almost every program. It appears to me to be Windows-8 causing the problem. I'm running Windows-8.1 Pro laptop Asus i5-3317U 1.7GHz 4GB Ram. This has been ...
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800 speed memory into 1066

Can you place lower speed RAM into higher slots? I had a motherboard fail and from my research I can stick a AM3 into an AM3+ slot, but so far no luck with an AM3+ that supports 800 speed RAM.
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 RAM compatibility

I have a PowerEdge 1950 for non mission-critical usage that I'm planning to upgrade with more RAM. From my understand the RAM provided are ECC-buffered. May I know would it be compatible with non-ECC ...
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Linux empty buffer cache command permission denied

I'm using the following commands to flush cache: # sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches # sync; echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches # sync; echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches When I use ...
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windowx 7 x64 only uses 2GB of ram

I have just installed windows 7 SP1 on my new 64 bit AMD APU. the motherboard has 4GB of ram, andf the "Clickbios" application in windows confirms the presence of 4GB of ram. however, windows only ...
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Windows Server 2012 64bit R2 Datacenter programs RAM usage

I host an online game on a machine thats operating system is Windows Server 2012 R2 64bit. Its a single executable that is constantly running. I used to host this very same game on a Windows 7 machine ...
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Hi I would like to know if modules (2gb each) of G Skill F3-12800CL7 are compatible with Intel® NUC Kit D34010WYK

I would like to know if modules (2gb each) of G Skill F3-12800CL7 are compatible with Intel NUC Kit D34010WYK. That because of the voltage: the NUC does not support 1,5 V but only 1,35 V. I would ...
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byte addressing and cache

http://6004.mit.edu/currentsemester/tutprobs/caches_answers.html Given DM: a direct-mapped cache. S2: a 2-way set-associative cache with a least-recently-used replacement policy. FA: a ...
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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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Tracking down the cause of a blue screen error (code 124)

I've been having problems with a blue-screening PC lately (BCCode 124), and I've been trying to track down whats causing it. I had the idea to run a bunch of stability tests to try and isolate the ...
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Motherboard/Intel G43 Chip Overheating

So I have a desktop PC and it is impossible for me to boot it up anymore. It boots up just fine but after between 5 to 30 seconds the central chip on the motherboard (Intel G43 Chip I believe) heats ...
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Black screen on Dell Inspiron

I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop. I had a problem twice yesterday that while operating my laptop got a black screen accompanied by a high beeping sound. The first time this problem occurred, I ran ...
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8GB memory stick not recognised on Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V rev.2

I have currently running on my Win7 64-bit i3 system 2x 2GB 1333 sticks running well. I need to upgrade to 8 GB either 1600 or 1333 but have failed to get the system to boot up at all. when i replace ...
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Is 16 gigs the limit of Intel's Haswell or chipset

I've been researching for a new notebook and I'm really frustrated with trying to find a nice Intel Haswell machine that can take more than 16 gigs. I don't want to be stuck there in a few years. ...
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Sharing memory with graphics card does it matters?

I use a Graphics card named Bioster HD 6670 DDR5 1 GB And My Ram is 6 GB with 1366 Buzz and In My Direct Diagnostic Tool i Found that MY ram Shared with my GPU and Showing Approx. Total Memory: 3828 ...
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Regular winXP crashes, suspected memory, error 0xc0000017 among others

I'm running WinXP on a desktop machine I built in 2009. It's been successfully overclocked in the past, but I've brought it back to stock a while ago since one of the fans stopped working and it ...
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How to get data shown out of workspace or directly from application?

I'm a new user, because until this moment I used to handle with everything by myself. My problem is complex so I think I chose the right section. Because of some reason I had to use another web ...
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How to get memory speed when dmidecode says “Speed: Unknown” and lshw just hangs

I'd like to get memory speed information, but dmidecode -t memory says Speed: Unknown and lshw prints out string DMI and then does nothing until I kill it. Is there other way to get this information? ...
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Windows memory logged on vs logged off

Let's say I power on my fresh installed Windows 7 x64 machine. After Windows boots up, there are a bunch of services being started in the background that start allocating memory. Then I enter my ...
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One month old Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook (Windows 8) giving low memory warning, and google chrome crashes

I have no idea about computers, but I know my laptop shouldn't be using 92% of it's memory when all I have open is google chrome and itunes, I have run anti-virus software so there is no virus causing ...
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How much of a difference would it make if I switch out my current Corsair 1600MHz CL11 DDR3 for 2000MHz CL9? Especially for the game PlanetSIde 2

I recently bought two modules of 8G (16G total) Corsair Vengeance Series memory Specs: 1600MHz CL11 DDR3. System Specs: i7 4770K to 4.0GHz ASUS GTX 770 MSI Z87 ZMPOWER MAX During most of the ...
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Interpretation of the bytes stored in the memory of Little Endian machine?

In my program i am storing value 512 in int type. #include <stdio.h> int main() { unsigned int i = 512 ; char *c = (char*)&i; printf("c:%u %d\n",c,*c); printf("c:%u %d\n",c+1,*(c+1)); ...
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Why is my computer struggling with Mudbox?

I'm running a early 2011 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, ATI 6750m, with Mudbox 2014. Low level subdivisions are fine but once I start adding more detail, painting, posing, etc its nearly ...
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Swap size LIMITED to RAM size

I've created a swap file of 4.3GB. Made it a swap file with mkswap and then mounted it at boot. Now... if I have done a free -m of my system I got: total used free ...
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Unable to shrink memory allocated to Oracle 11g

Recently i have installed Oracle 11g (11.2.0.1.0) on my windows 7 desktop having 1gb RAM, and while installation i have allocated 512 MB RAM to oracle which causes high memory utilization and ...
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Can I fix memory leaks in browsers? (Win7 64bit IE9 Chrome)

I have a habit of opening websites in their own window, then getting interested in something else in another window while leaving the first window open with the intention of returning to finishing ...
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Not Booting: One short beep at first and one more after all device checks

There is the correct one short beep before POST (which is the expected behavior as per the motherboard manual). The problem is once it says it has found the HDD etc, it gives one more short beep and ...
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Top command cache vs free memory

When I am running top command (on embedded system with 64 MB RAM) I am getting below description on total memory usage: "Mem: 43468K used, 968K free, 0K shrd, 1280K buff, 21896K cached" It looks ...
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Memory usage classification under Darwin (Mac OS X 10.8)

on Mac OS X using Memory Clean, I can behold this memory usage stats chart: While the meaning of active and free seems to be clear, what do "wired" and "inactive" memory refer to?
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Windows 7 32 Bit (on MacBook) Suddenly lost 1.5 G of RAM usable out of 4

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 32 Bit (under BootCamp). It is a 4G machine, and has happily been running for 2 years with 3.5 or so usable RAM. I started noticing the fan and hard drive ...
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Changing/Adding RAM to my Vaio

I have a Vaio VPCCW2S1E that apparently has PC3-8500 , 1066Mhz DDR3 SDRAM memory. I'd like to change/add memory (go from 4GB to 8GB), and when searching in Amazon I saw that there are many PC3-8500 ...
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Computer stuck at POST after installing new DIMM

I have a MSI 945pl/neo 5 motherboard with 1 GB DDR2-667 DIMM. Two days ago I bought an additional 1 GB DDR2 DIMM from my friend. Its used but it was working on my friends computer. If I install the ...
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Propagate file change to text editor

I'm pretty good at programming (made a few apps and done a few internships), but really don't have much experience dealing with the nit & gritty workings of text editors/file systems. Here's some ...
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CentOS 6.3 x86_64, 3.3GB memory available, 4GB memory installed

I've searched serverfault and found this question: Linux x86_64 reports 3.2G of memory instead of 4G But my problem is slightly different from that one. I've checked my BIOS. I didn't find the Memory ...
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Can you combine ECC and Non-ECC RAM in the same system (Mid 2012 Mac Pro)? Obviously the DDR number is the same, as is the speed (DDR3 1066MHz)

I have 2 Mac Pros that I need to be at 4GB RAM each, one currently has 6GB with 3x 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC and the other has 3GB with 3x 1GB 1066MHz DDR3. I know in an ideal world you shouldn't mix ...
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vim.exe ate my system resources

Empirically, this happens the second time, the first one with multiple cmd.exe open and csrss.exe getting massively big (but I didn't save any data about it and was happy when it was over). My ...
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Slower cpu (pstate) = slower ram performance?

I noticed that if I lower my CPU clock speed via P-states/SpeedStep, my RAM slows down. However, through CPU-Z, my HT link, which is what connects my CPU to the memory, is still running at the same ...
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Changes in windows 7 do not save to hard drive?

This is kind of weird behavior: I pin an application to my taskbar. About 5 minutes later I get a bsod. When I reboot, the icon that I pinned to the taskbar is unpinned. Do these changes - to the ...
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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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Windows 7 Pro 64 bit not recognizing 8 Gb of RAM

I have a Toshiba Satellite M645 running Windows 7 64bit Pro. The specification states that this particular machine can use up to 8Gb of RAM. The specs state the RAM is: DDR3 1066MHz (PC3 8500) ...
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Is bigger capacity ram faster then smaller capacity ram for same clock and CL?

I know that bigger capacity hard-drives with the same RPM are faster then smaller capacity hard-drives. I was wondering if the same is true for ram. Given two ram clocked at 1600mhz and with identical ...
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Find out which motherboards officially support a specific memory model (in their QVL)

Finding which memory are officially supported by a specific motherboard model is easy, via it's QVL. My case is sort of a reversed one. My old mobo is gone and I have to buy a new one, so I already ...
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Sync data on computers with different OS but without an Internet connection

I have three computers in following status: A pc at working place with Windows XP os. A laptop at home with Ubuntu os. A laptop at home with Windows 7 os. also I haven't any internet connection ...