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

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Windows server 2012 R2 - Memory in use is more than commit charge

One of our Windows server reported 100% memory usage and please see the attached image for details. What I don't understand is that "In use (31.5G)" is more than "commit charge(6.6G)", does that mean ...
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Installed 4GB ram but only showing 2GB ram detected

I had a 2GB ram installed in my desktop PC. Now I fixed one more 2GB ram in slot 2. Then when I started the computer It still shows in System properties as Installed memory: 2GB. I'm using Windows 7 ...
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Virtual Machine Preserve Environment in Moving

Suppose I have a virtual machine on a system. The memory layout of that machine will depend on its usage and how it was started up. Now, if I were to save the state of the machine, and then copy it ...
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So much memory being used and programs disappearing Mac OS

My computer is saying that too much memory is being used and is shutting down randomly. The only few programs I run are League occasionally, Skype and Parallels Desktop. I have 8GB on RAM and here is ...
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Computer won't boot, UEFI beeps

It has been a couple days by now and I am still trying to find out what the problem of my PC is. I have made a short video of what is happening when I run my PC on and in this video you might notice I ...
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Slower performance on a better server?

Yesterday I've imported 10 million rows into MySQL in about 1 hour, using SomeHosting's: 2C CPU/4GB Memory/60GB SSD [Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit] Today I've imported only 500k rows in 1 hour, using my '...
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How do I create a full Windows memory dump, preferably without causing a system crash?

I've been researching about creating disk images and memory dumps of a system in use for forensic purposes. I've seen that ProcDump can dump a single process' memory, but I was hoping I could find ...
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How to kill process (Ubuntu 15.10) when only the mouse barely responds (RAM full, no swap)

I'm running several semi-important computations on my PC running Ubuntu 15.10 (Intel i7 6-core, 16 GB RAM, no swap set up) Not realising that almost all RAM was in use, I opened some tabs in the ...
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PC - No Video out even with Brand New RAM and Mobo

Here are the specs: Mobo: G41M-P25 RAM: Stick 1 & 2: Patriot PSD34G1333KH 4GB PC3 DDR3 10600 CL9 2x2GB 1.5V Stick 3: Elite 4GB DDR3 1333 CL 9-9-9-24 1.5V (ALL sticks are unbuffered) CPU: Dual ...
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Why is so much RAM being cached?

free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 32086 30156 1930 51 564 26606 -/+ buffers/cache: 2985 29101 ...
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My computer is leaking memory all over the place. How do I fix it?

So some months ago my computer started using more and more ram. The longer I leave it up the more it uses. This is to be expected but not at these rates. I have 12gbs of ram installed and after a few ...
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How to find what is pegging CPU in linux kernel

The node of our hadoop cluster is running redhat5.3 2.6.18-194.17.4. (a old kernel version). We found some hosts are under 100% CPU utilization and specially all the CPU cores are on 100% sy% top -...
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How to Match Memory to FSB (pre IMC)

I have the following hardware: P35-DS3L supporting FSB 333/266/200 Mhz, quad-pumped. Four dual-channel slots. E2180 currently @ 2.00Ghz (200.00x10) I plan to raise the FSB to 266.66. This is my ...
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Hotwire laptop to skip power checks

I have a System76 Clevo rebrand W25AEU laptop. The motherboard is model 6-71-W24E0-D03. It started getting difficult to turn the machine one and I assumed it was do to the cheap method used. One day ...
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How to view total CPU and memory usage of per system user in Linux

I know the top command to see the process of CPU and memory usage, but some users of the system can generate a lot of processes, if I wanna know total CPU and memory usage of an user,I must count it ...
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Why do programs (JVM) crash while there is still plenty of available space in pagefile?

So, very simple question indeed. With my RAM-limited dev machine (8GB of RAM, Win 7 x64, 8GB of pagefile), when I run out of available RAM, programs first start to slow down, and eventually crash. ...
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One of the channels for dual channel mode is disabled

I'm trying to install 4 RAM sticks on a Gigabyte P55 UD3 mobo but I'm having problems with that. As you can see in the picture attached, the 2 rams that are installed in slots 3 and 4 are disabled. I ...
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Can I combine 1x8 DDR2 256mb ram with 1x16? If not, which is better?

I recently obtained a Dell Dimension 5150 which appears to have had some RAM modifications too it. I found the following inside: 2x Samsung 256mb 1Rx16 PC2-4200U-444-12-C3 2x Samsung 256mb 1Rx8 PC2-...
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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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How to increase dedicated video ram windows 8?

I have Asus x75a and I would like to know if there is any way to increase dedicated ram because it's only poor 32mb. Graphics info: System info:
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Asus P7P55-M is not recognizing memory in slots 2, 3 and 4

So I am running an asus p7p55-m motherboard with 2x 2GB Gskill sticks of RAM. But my mother board is only detecting the first slot. Do I have to configure BIOS correctly?,If not how do I fix it?. If ...
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Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in

My new company laptop has 16 GB of internal memory but uses 10 GB when I just sign in and the CPU fan is always at 80%. I've not installed anything special yet and no program have started and still it ...
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Possible Memory/Ram utilization issue

I currently have 16GB of RAM installed on my ASUS laptop (which is its max). however no matter what i am doing ie. editing video or photos I have only ever seen it use 3 GB. The computer recognized ...
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Linux RAM throughput statistic for a given PID

How do I find out how fast is a certain process accessing the DRAM? There are lots of ways to monitor the CPU usage, memory footprint etc etc, but is there a utility I can use to monitor the memory ...
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What is the difference between Hardware reserve Standby and Free memory and how is it possible that my PC works slower on all available 13K RAM

My PC is slower now with Standby memory 13K+ than when I used 8K Hardware reserved (it was then much faster) Why is this? What is the difference between Hardware reserve Standby and Free memory? I ...
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Computer freezes, but works if I run memory diagnostic tool

TL;DR: My computer freezes randomly, but if I run Windows memory diagnostic, the computer works fine when it boots, even though the diagnostic tool reports no errors found...is it my RAM or is it the ...
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What is the real amount of data written in an hibernate file

On a Windows 8.1 system with 32 GB of RAM + SSD with hibernation enabled, how must data is actually written to the hiberfil.sys file when the system is put in hibernation ? My question is relative to ...
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tumblr pages with lots of images in a single page crashes chrome

When I load a tumblr page with lots of images on a single page, scrolling down image after image, after some hundreds of images my ram (4gb) is quite full and google chrome crashes. Is there is a ...
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My RAMs shrunk with no apparent damage. 8gb to 4gb on both rams.

My computer recently started rebooting randomly, or whenever there's a bit of shock on the table. I thought probably one of the slots are loose. And I found on my OS that my 8 x 2 = 16GB RAM was ...
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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 multi-...
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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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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 ...