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

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Arch Linux insane memory usage

I just installed Arch Linux and set it pretty much up how I want it to be. At the moment XFCE4 with LighDM, Firefox and a few other little applications are running. I wanted to see whats going on in ...
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Why won't computer recognize new memory?

Asus Q55OLF Windows 8.1- It came with 2 4gb memory sticks installed. I tried to upgrade by adding 1 8gb stick. My laptop will not recognize the new memory. I tried switching slots. No difference. ...
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Windows XP (32-bit) system with 8GB RAM, will I still get dual-channel benefit?

I am running a legacy Windows XP 32-bit PC (not for internet use of course). It has 2x4GB RAM which operates in dual-channel mode. Obviously Windows XP can only use 4GB RAM. One could argue the ...
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How can I deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro (Retina 13")? [migrated]

Is there a way to deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro Retina 13"? I was not able to update my Mac to OS X 10.10.3. Complete reinstall was also not successful. I ran diagnostics and memtest86, ...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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Which piece of hardware in my desktop is failing?

Almost 2 years ago I built a custom desktop. This week it seems to be becoming inoperable. It's a dual boot system capable of booting to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. When I sat down at it the other ...
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What hardware is needed to support ECC UDIMM / ECC RDIMM

There are 2 types of server RAM's UDIMM unbuffered (or unregistered) ECC (Error correction) RDIMM registered (buffered) ECC memories. The main difference between them is that UDIMM are using CPU's ...
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Does MotherBoard limit RAM?

http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/hewlett-packard-09e0h-mainboard-specifications/ ^^ That page lists the specs of my motherboard. It says that it can support 4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM slots Supports DDR2 ...
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All Free Ram going into cached even with Prefetch AND Superfetch disabled completely

I am having this major problem on my computer where all my free ram is being put into cached memory when I play a game or run any program and does not go back. Only about 100 of it does but most of ...
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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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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\ViceVersa Pro\VICEVERSA.EXE abnormal program termination [closed]

Hi I'm getting the above error running my back up program, Backing up Drive D to Drive E (both 2G) it comes up after it has run for about 20min. Also get the same error when I use Ztree to backup ...
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Transfer time of a file to hard drive

I need to understand the role of the memory size in the computer when we need to copy a large amount of data to a hard drive, for example a file of 50 GB. Suppose that we have a hard drive of 180 GB ...
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Permission to execute denied for every file in /tmp:

When I try to execute any program from the /tmp directory, it shows me /tmp/file_name: Permission denied. The same error is shown when I simply enter /tmp. The file system for /tmp is ramfs. I've ...
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Disable Intel HD memory consumption

I have Intel Core i3 540 CPU with integrated Intel HD video and external videocard too. Even if I'm not using Intel HD it still takes some of my RAM: "My Computer" dialog shows I have 3.87 of 4.00 GB ...
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Virtual Machine freeze when memory low

I run an Ubuntu 64bit virtual machine (4 CPUs, 8Gb ram, 1Gb swap) on my Windows 8 64bit machine using virtualbox. I often find that when I do something memory intensive (generally only using 1 or 2 ...
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Is my motherboard defective?

Last month I bought a new Esonic motherboard with intel G41 chipset and a 4GB DDr3 1333Mhz Ram and installed my old processor, Intel Dual core E2140 (1.6 Ghz, 800Mhz FSB ) in it. Now after starting ...
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Boot drive is taking too much space

My Laptop is running on Window 8.1 pro single language. and my boot drive is 224 GB. Two days ago when i check my drive size it is showing 1.63 GB free from 224 GB. I dont know why. when i check the ...
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How to measure the latence time of each level of cache memory [closed]

I want to measure the size of each cache memory level (L1, L2, L3) and its latency time. I am using a C program that takes 3 parameters: the size of an arrays that will be read, the number of times to ...
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How do I get my B75 Pro3-M to use my 1600 MHz ram sticks?

I have a B75 Pro3-M motherboard that supposedly supports 1600 MHz RAM sticks. I have 4 sticks of 4 GB Kingston KVR16N11S8/4 set up at the moment (which is 1600 MHz). In Windows however it's reported ...
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Can't get past bios screen after changing On-Chip Frame Buffer Size

I changed the On-Chip Frame Buffer Size on my desktop PC to a high value (something like 468mb?) from the original 64mb+2mb, in hopes of increasing the dedicated video ram. After saving this change I ...
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My Radeon 6950 on linux doesn't show all of its memory

I have run several tests to see how much memory my system thinks I have and they all turn up the same (256mb). What do I need to do to make linux see all 2GB of my gpu memory? $ sudo lspci -v -s ...
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Windows 7 has a memory leak, having trouble finding the cause

I'm pretty sure my computer has a memory leak. It starts up using an abnormal amount of RAM and it gradually gets worse. Start-up: 2,0 GB 40 min: 3,4 GB 86 min: 3,6 GB 210 min: 5,1 GB After ...
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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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Rewiring GPU with RAM? [closed]

So what I want to do is to solder the copper wire as shown in my scheme using zinc-lead-tin alloy, provided that I will remove the VRAM (connected to the RAM) so I could replace it with the wire. I ...
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Why is computer slow in switching between opened applications?

I like to open a lot of Chrome tabs, but when I try to switch between open tabs, the tab tends to re-render. When I have some other applications open alongside with chrome, those applications also ...
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Mixed messages about upgrading RAM beyond manufacturer-supported memory

I really just want to confirm a few things. I have an HP laptop, and I have got mixed information. First off, this is the laptop I own: HP Pavilion dv6-6153ea I ran the Crucial system scanner and ...
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Can I install Windows 7 64-bit with 16GB to run more 32-bit apps at once?

At work, I have the option to have the 64-bit version of Windows 7 with 16GB installed. The best benefit I can think of is that Windows 7 64-bit can utilize memory beyond 4GB. One of my colleagues ...
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How to add dedicated RAM on video card without BIOS?

I have Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with AMD Radeon 3100 Graphics card. The video card has only 256 MB of dedicated RAM. I saw that to add dedicated RAM to the video card I would ...
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Error on Memtest86 with 2 Modules

When running memtest86 with new 2x4GB modules I get some million errors. Testing them individually results in no errors at all. I already increased the voltage from 1,5V to 1,6V. I also reduced the ...
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My computer has been lag lately. What to do? [duplicate]

I'm not educated in computer stuff but I hope you can help me. My RAM is 2.5gb and planning to upgrade it to 10gb next week. But I'm afraid that upgrading my ram won't fix my problem. This PC was ...
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Asus X5DIJ no longer booting with RAM Upgrade

I have the aforementiones Laptop with a 2GB Ram upgrade running Linux Mint 17,1. It has been running since the RAM upgrade without any issues for about a year, then a couple of weeks ago it would not ...
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What determines how much RAM a program uses?

Using games as an example - I could be playing a game which takes up 30GB of storage on my HDD, but the game could be only using 2GB of memory. Obviously the game isn't loaded all at once, but is the ...
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Unicorn and sidekiq automatically go down in gitlab

I have a gitlab in production running successfully for more than 2 years. Recently It started behaving weird. The unicorn automatically stops. I have done an upgrade to the recent stable thinking that ...
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How to increase the Kernel memory

I have two Windows Server 2008 R2 machines with the same spec (24G RAM). However, the Kernel memory is quite different: machine 1 has 206M of paged kernel memory and 168M nonpaged. Machine 2 has 998M ...
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Memory not Unloading [closed]

One of our PC's is not unloading it's memory during certain tasks. The main one is when they choose to print a file to PDF. Select File Open in Adobe Acrobat Print to PDF Save and Close This is ...
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System out of memory with 7GB still free

As seen in the screenshot below, I was playing a game when it stopped and popped "Out of Memory" window. However Task Manager clearly shows that there is still 7.6 GB of ram still available. What ...
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dmidecode returning maximum capacity as unknown

I am using Linux mint on my Sony Vaio Laptop model no. VPCEA23EN. I want to upgrade my ram so i tried the following command to find out the maximum capacity of RAM. But it is not providing the ...
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Windows constant freezes, hard restart required [duplicate]

I'm new around this site so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong if so, I'm sorry~ I don't know if you need my specs for this problem, but I'll leave them to you anyways: -Processor: Intel(R) ...
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How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
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Motherboard incompatible with RAMs not in its compatibility list?

My Biostar G31-M7 TE seems to be incompatible with DDR2 modules of apparently supported size, speed and depth. The MB supports up to two banks of DDR2, with a max capacity of 2x2GB and clock at 800 ...
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does linux zero memory released by applications

I was thinking about making Linux more secure. Can I write code that grabs a bunch of memory and go through them looking for "interesting" stuff? main() { char *p = (char ...
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MacOS X: how can I see which application currently have “inactive” memory?

I'm working on MacOS X 10.6 and as my old MacBook only has 3 GB of RAM, I'm currently struggling having enough free RAM to keep it usable. I'm often looking at the Activity Monitor and if I see that ...
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How To Choose a Better RAM [duplicate]

My laptop came with 2gb RAM but i am thinking to extend it to 6 GB By keeping 4gb ram in The Other slot. Is it better to take 4gb RAM and extend ny system memory To 6GB or Take 2GB RAM and extend it ...
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Bios doesn't recognize ram

I have an old pc that has a motherboard called "Pegatron IPM31" with two slots for ddr2 ram, an intel celeron processor, and 1GB ram-800. I got another 1GB-667 for it, and here is what happens: - If I ...
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Do apps and Operating Systems constantly read/write from/to HDD?

I was debating with guys about necessity of SSD for me. I'm Salesforce Developer. My tools are Eclipse, Firefox/Chrome, Git. Eclipse does only editing files, saving them locally and sends them to ...
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Processor and RAM [duplicate]

So, for the past couple (Around 8?) of years, I have been using a 1.6Ghz Dual-Core CPU( I know, it's terrible, I tried upgrading, but it's an AM2), with 4GB of RAM, I recently put in 4 more GB of RAM, ...
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Linux server is running out of memory and swap

I guess there is some memory leakage and memory is not being freed. Is there some good ways to find out which process and why is leaking memory? The only temporary solution is to restart server. But ...
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Why does my system show lots of memory being used when the total amount is way less than reported? [duplicate]

I don't know if the title makes sense but Windows reports 7GB of memory being used but when I check the task manager I don't anything close to this amount being used. Here is the pic where the apps ...
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Are virtual machine resources available to the host?

I know that when I dedicate HD space to the VM that it can’t be accessed by the host OS, but what about RAM and CPU cores/threads? I always thought that if I dedicate 2 cores and 8 GB of RAM to a VM ...
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How do I tell if my Memory is ECC or Non-ECC?

I need to replace the memory in my system and I'm not quite sure how to determine if the memory is ECC or Non-ECC. How do I determine this?