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

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Files on HDD are getting corrupted

tl;dr On my new PC (with windows 8.1 x64) some files on local SATA-HDD are getting corrupted without visible reason (after some IDLE). Not a virus/malware! (did test with AVG antivirus installed, ...
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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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Screen artifacts and memory parity error

I have owned a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop that has given me nothing but grief. I bought this laptop in 2006 and over the near year (till 2007) dell replaced the motherboard twice, LCD screen once. But ...
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Optimum Swappiness for a Linux System

I have a 64-Bit Linux PC with 4 GB of RAM. How can I find the optimum value of swappiness (/proc/sys/vm/swappiness) to be set? The default is 60 and I don't think it works best for everyone. I am ...
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Suddenly a large set of applications seems to have memory leaks, allocating more and more memory nonestop

Like already said in the title, a large set of applications is suddenly having massive memory leaks. These are all programms that I have use for some time already, and none of them had this problem ...
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Win 7 accessing large files uses 100% RAM

Running Win 7 64-bit SP1 with 8 GB RAM. I first noticed this problem when using the GUI to copy some large (5+ GB) files from one disk to another. What happens is the physical memory in use rises ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 8 entirely from RAM after boot?

How can I extract and run Windows 8 entirely from RAM? Is it even possible?
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How to tweak Windows hard disk writing and reading cache buffers parameters without help of commercial utilities?

I'd like to configure Windows (XP actually, but knowing how to do this with 7 can once come in handy as well): Use large (several hundreds megabytes) amount of RAM for disk i/o cache Use large ...
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What factors determine the maximum amount of ram a device can address?

I recently bought a new ultrabook that came with 4GB of ram. I have seen people talk about how it can be upgraded to 8GB with no trouble. However when I look up the CPU that is inside of the machine ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate [64bits] - 12GB installed but 3,18GB usable

I've got a Packard Bell iXtreme M5800 and I've added two new memory sticks (2x4G) to upgrade the RAM from 4G to 12G. The new memory stick are the same type of the old sticks (DDR3-1333) and the BIOS ...
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Tell Windows 8 not to write to pagefile at certain times?

I play a 3-D game on my laptop that uses about 1.2 GB of RAM, typically. The laptop has 6 GB of RAM, and Task Manager shows approximately 2.5 GB of RAM in use when my game is running. I have read ...
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Are there disadvantages to big memory in upgrades?

I have a Lenovo T430 computer. The physical memory is 4GB DDR3 1600MHz. I work on big data analysis an often the memory is not sufficient. So, I want to upgrade my physical memory. I hesitate to ...
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Memory mapping of a 32-bit virtual machine on a 64-bit host

My host is a 64-bit ubuntu operating system and I want to setup a windows 7 virtual machine. I suspect that using a 32-bit windows 7 vm does not have any benefits regarding the RAM and disk space ...
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Will a big RAM improve filesystem write IO?

We have hundreds of millions of small files on our server, totally about 500 GB. I'm looking for a way to speed up their creation. Would there be any difference if I get more RAM for that purpose? ...
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OS and BIOS do not recognize memory correctly

I'm having problem with my PC. For some reason my OS and BIOS do not recognize the memory correctly, although it used to recognize it. I have 12GB but only 8GB recognized. I have Rampage III ...
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Dual channel the same in CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 or 4 CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9?

I'm trying to decide between buying a 16GB (CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9) kit or 4 individual 4GB modules (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9). For some reason the place I'm getting them from (not newegg) its cheaper to buy the ...
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RAM boot issues for a P8P67

I'm in the middle of my first computer build and have hit a brick wall. Having assembles (and re-assembled) all of the components, I'm still getting a POST error (a long beep followed by two short ...
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Laptop underclocking after trying to add new stick of ram

So, for the past ~15 hours I've been trying to troubleshoot an issue that randomly came up after I installed a new stick of ram into my Sager NP8170 Notebook. The stick of ram that I installed was a ...
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Motherboard LED is lit (constant green) but turns off immediately when I press the power button (No fans, no POST)

I'm not sure where to begin; I've been trying to get the thing working again for a couple of weeks (waiting on shipping is a pain). There are no trustworthy local shops (speaking from experience) so ...
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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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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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Recognizing Double-sided DIMMs with x16 organization

How to check if the RAM stick is a Double-sided DIMMs with x16 organization? I have bought a couple of DIMMs which are not working as expected and since my motherboard states that it doesn't support ...
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Install GNU-Classpath without Jack/Gnome/Xinerama and other “bloat”

I need (desperately) to install GNU-Classpath on a console-only VPS to run a small java server. Due to incompatibilities with OpenVZ, I can't get the normal java VM to run. I have the normal VM ...
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/dev/sda1, /tmp,/dev/shm

I'm actually putting some files into temporary folder /tmp. And I want to know the capacity of /tmp. I do the 'df -h': Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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RAM speed issue on MacBook Pro

I upgraded the RAM for my old, mid 2009 MacBook Pro. As I couldn't find 1066 MHz RAM, I bought two 4GB DDR 1333 MHz RAM modules. They are recognized by the MacBook, but it didn't work well and the ...
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screen flicker problem (OS independent)

I am facing an annoying screen flicker problem... I did so many tests, still cant find the actual cause of this. All the components are in warranty.. Please help me to find the problematic component!! ...
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RAM disappears when 64-bit Kernel and Extensions enabled on OSX 10.6?

Preface: My background is mostly windows environments, so I may be missing something obvious. On my OS X 10.6 machine when I have 64-bit Kernel and Extensions turned off (which I gather is the ...
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Memory expansion and compatibility

I currently have this machine: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 (v1) motherboard INTEL Core i7-920 2.66Ghz 1366 BOX processor GEIL Ultra 6144Mb DDR3 1333Mhz CL6 TRIKIT memory I run Windows 7 Professional on ...
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Computer boots to first screen and freezes

Computer boots to first screen and freezes. I reseated the ram and it boots until I shut down. On next reboot it freezes. Have replaced with new ram and it is still freezing until I reseat the ram. ...
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can I check this RAM?

I have a couple 2 gig sticks of RAM which are the right speed for a desktop i have but I checked on the crucial website and it said my board only supports 1 gig per slot and a total of 4 gigs. I was ...
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Windows Vista Home memory usage problem

I have a Windows Vista Home laptop from a client that is running on 1GB ram. The laptop is used for super basic things, word, internet, outlook, etc. What makes zero sense is that the RAM is being ...
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Safety with CPU amount on Windows 8.1

I am trying to completely max out a Lenovo Edge 15 with an Intel(R) Core i7-4510U CPU with 8 gb of RAM( 16gb coming in the mail, also the max. It also has a Samsung evo 840 256 gb SSD. My concern is ...
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Placement of ram in Intel Q67 Motherboard

I have purchased a 4GB Ram Module. In slot one currently resides 2gb of ram which came inclusive with the machine. I've placed the 4GB Ram Module into Slot two. The motherboard is an Intel Q67. ...
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Why is Windows 7 rating on my ram less?

I just upgraded my motherboard and ram. My new motherboard is Esonic G41CMBL with Transcend 4GB DDR3 1333 Ram. My processor is Intel Core 2 Quad q9950. My friend's system has the same configuration ...
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How do I evaluate which RAM to buy as an upgrade?

Hello i have 2x4GB ddr3 rams operating at 1.35v here you can see http://gyazo.com/b7ce756c365d94e871aa7753f2c89319 im getting 2x4gb dd3 new ones ...
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DDR4 or DDR3 Memory

I will buy a new computer but I am not sure whether I will go with DDR3 or DDR4 RAM. These are the two RAMs I've been looking at: HyperX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 2400Mhz CL11 XMP Beast Series Corsair 16GB ...
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How to increase Intel HD Graphics dedicated video memory in Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 system. Its specification is- 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD Intel Pentium Dual Core processor (2.9 GHz each) My system has Intel HD Graphics installed in it(Version- 9.17.10.3347). I just ...
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Is it possible to install 8GB sticks in a P7P55D Deluxe motherboard?

I've bought a stick of 8GB of RAM and I'm trying to install it on my P7P55D Deluxe, but until now, I've got no success. The manual of the board shows some models of compatible RAM sticks and most of ...
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Constant beeping with new PSU, no video output

So, my friends computer is not producing video output. The monitor works, I've tried the CPU and RAM inside of my computer, so I know they work. On the initial build we forgot standoffs and the ...
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don't undestand how increaseuserva works

I've got 4GB ram on my laptop but my operating system is windows 7 x86 so I've got 3~ GB available from 4GB. And some games are crashing because of running out of memory. So the solution I found is ...
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How Do I See What Programs are Using My RAM?

At the most ridiculous of times during the day, my RAM usage will suddenly spike from 30% to 99% and freeze my PC. Malware programs see nothing, and no sign of hardware issues. I want to know what's ...
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System hangs after IncreaseUserVa change on Windows 7 64-bit

By mistake, I applied the IncreaseUserVa 3072 on a Windows 7 64-bit: BCDEDIT /set IncreaseUserva 3072 After that, the system is getting hanged when I start an intensive Matlab code. I tried to ...
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What ram to put in early 2008 mackbook 2x2gb for dual channel mode or 1 x 4gb & 1x2gb for 6gb total?

I mostly just use laptop for streaming movies and Iplayer, and the usual e-mail,facebook etc. 2x2gb to replace the existing 2x1gb is around £40, my question is really if 6gb is better, (1x4gb & ...
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Can a processor which support DDR3-1600 type of memory also support lower frequency memories?

I want to buy a RAM for "AMD Athlon 5350" processor with specs as mentioned on the link http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/processors/desktop/athlon#. In specification it is written as it will ...
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Can mix DDR3 Ram from different manufacturers for My Fujitsu LH532 laptop?

Following the confirmation by the Fujitsu Apac Service Centre in Singapore (they mentioned that they do not carry the RAM chips for my model and more importantly that I can buy from outside market and ...
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Experiencing lag during games despite meeting system requirements..help please

Here are my computer specs Mainboard: ASRock M3N78D CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Video card: GTX 560 RAM: 4G Hard Disk: Samsung HD501LJ XCOM Enemy Within recommended requirements CPU: Core 2 Quad ...
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1600 memory not working on 1333 motherboard

I just bought a Kingston HyperX blu clocked at 1600 and installed it on my motherboard that can support up to 1333 ddr3 memory but it acts as if there is no memory installed. It tries to turn on, but ...
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Could this PC handle more than 16gb of ram?

Ideally, I'd like to install 32GB on this machine, if possible can someone suggest? I've seen two different 'limits' mentioned 8GB and 16GB but others suggest if the OS is 64bit and the board has the ...
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Questions related to speed of memory modules in a Lenovo T410 or T510

I need some help to understanding the memory and CPU/chipset-part of these Lenovo T410 & T510 specs: Memory: Up to 6GB 1067MHz DDR3 (4GB 1333MHz + 2GB 1067MHz) Up to 8GB 1333MHz DDR4 ...
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Having 6 gb of RAM with intel i3 processor is worthy or not?

I had a laptop with 2gb of RAM and Intel i3 processor. Later on I started coding. 2gb of RAM is not enough for me now so I was planning to add another RAM of 4 gb. But shop's technician recommended me ...