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

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GPU Compare (AMD R9 390x and AMD R9 FURY X)

I've come upon some graphics cards and could not figure out some of the details I found about them. I have some basic understanding but appear to be lacking in this specific area. I've come to a ...
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DDR3-2400 and FM2+ motherboards

So for use with my APU I bought two sticks of fast RAM and I noticed when using a price comparison site that either not all FM2+ boards support this memory or not all manufacturers mention ...
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OSX Memory readings from vm_stat and Activity Monitor.app do not agree

I am trying to write a script to monitor memory status. Here is what I have so far: # Memory Usage ramactive=$(vm_stat | grep "Pages active" | while read a b c; do echo "$((${c%?}*4096/1024/1024))"; ...
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Laptop with Xeon and more 32GB RAM [on hold]

Looking for a laptop/mobile workstation configuration that has 12 Cores Xeon and more than 32GB. So far the marketing says that Lenovo will soon have them but the reality is that this eurocom.com and ...
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How much RAM can I add to my laptop? and how many slots?

I have a Samsung Series 5 530U3C-A01 model. My system says I currently have 4GB RAM. I want to add more to make it faster, but can't figure out: What's the max RAM it can run, and max speed How many ...
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No beeps and no display when I power on PC

The fans are working. There is no beep even in removing the RAM. I tried everything that I found on the internet, but nothing worked for me. Can anyone help me? I have an Onboard video card. ...
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Windows Update doesn't work and consumes 100% of CPU

I have a fresh installed computer with Windows 7, 64-bit, Service Pack 1. After a few minutes after startup, svchost.exe is consuming 100% of one cpu core. I know there are many threads which are ...
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How can I create a RAM disk and install Firefox into it?

I've a Fedora 22 64-bits system running under a notebook with Intel Core i3 processor and 7.7GB of RAM. I only use about 2~3GB of RAM (with everything I need) and I want to speed up my system, so I've ...
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Is there a way to force Windows 10 to recognize more than 3.5 GB Ram on a 64 bit system? [duplicate]

I've got a machine that is 64-bit, running 32-bit windows 7, which has 8GB ram. I did the official upgrade to windows 10 that Microsoft was offering a few ago, but I'm having a difficult time setting ...
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For DDR RAM, does the DDR speed matter or the core speed?

I understand that between (SDR) SDRAM and DDR SDRAM, if DDR SDRAM is operating at twice the speed of SDR SDRAM, then the actual digital clock signal over which the data is being transferred has the ...
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How much of Standby memory is enough for Windows 10 work properly ? [closed]

Using the Resource Monitor we can monitor the use of the memory for standby. As we open apps the standby memory will be resized. I think that the size of the standby memory could be used to get a ...
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How to find MHz of ram sticks [closed]

I bought some ram sticks at the local computer shop in my town. Trying to upgrade my laptop. however my laptop is 1600 MHz, i do not know how much these sticks are. Is there anyway to find out without ...
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Windows does not boot when two RAM sticks are installed. Both the RAM slots are working fine

I am having a PC with Pentium IV(4) which has two RAM slots. My PC already had 1 GB RAM in one of the slots and I then purchased another RAM stick of 1GB RAM as my PC supports only 2GB. It worked ...
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Running windows with faulty memory which can not be replaced

In cases of deviced with soldered/integrated RAM (eg tablets and ultrabooks), a defect in the memory means that the computer becomes an expensive paperweight. It is clear that the best alternative is ...
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Disable memory compression in Mac OS X for specific application?

Is there any way to disable the memory compression in Mac OS X for a specific application? I read how to disable it in general at Disable compressed memory in Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks? , but in my case ...
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Where is the keyboard controller located?

In Mike Meyers CompTIA A+ book, he says In early computers, the keyboard connected to the external data bus via a special chip known as the keyboard controller. Don’t bother looking for this chip ...
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Does the memory type of a GPU and a Motherboard need to match?

I'm on the edge of building a pc and I have a question. I want to buy the AMD Radeon R9 390X Gaming 8GB GDDR5 witch has GDDR5 Memory in it and I want to buy the MSI 970 Gaming witch supports DDR3 ...
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What RAM will work together? [closed]

I have the following motherboard and CPU: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R mainboard and Intel i7 860. And I have the following RAM: KHX1600C9D3K2/4G (2x2GB) and I want to buy this pair: KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX ...
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Why does RAM cost more than flash memory? [closed]

Why is the price/gigabyte for RAM higher than the one for flash memory, even though flash is more complex because it's non-volatile? Is it only because RAM needs to work at higher speeds?
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New DDR2 RAM doesn't fit

Just bought 2 4GB sticks of DDR2 RAM, and they don't fit in my motherboard. The new sticks are Komputerbay 240 Pin 800MHz PC2-6400F DDR2 ECC Fully Buffered FB-DIMM Memory Modules (on the bottom in the ...
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Customizing a L450 laptop: Isn't DIMM2 faster than SODIMM because of dual channel ? (screenshot)

here is the US versions: SODIMM are smaller sticks, but this laptop lets me also put DIMM2, so I'm a little confused. Is SODIMM also dual channel, or is it a single or two memory stick ? I guess ...
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ROM on a computer vs mobile phone

Why on a mobile phone (such as Android) is it possible to install custom firmware (not just OS), but on a computer (PC) it is not, but requires an exploit such as Thunderstrike for MAC? They both ...
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Sharing RAM with an iPhone/smartphone?

Forgive me ahead of time if this question sounds dumb. Is there anyway that an iPhone or any smartphone in general could borrow/share the memory from a PC (or any of it's other similar resources). I ...
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RAM Limitation on 64 bit arch

I see that there are a lot of places mentioning 16 EB RAM limitation... However, isn't a modern register 64 bit? and if so, 2^64 should point to the number of registers possible and since they are ...
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Higher Speed or More RAM? [closed]

Which is more important for gaming? More RAM, or a Higher Speed RAM? I'm asking because I have 2 different brands of RAM and if I use both they'll get clocked to the lower speed for compatibility and ...
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Can I Use Two Different Speeds of RAM in One Laptop? [duplicate]

I've recently bought a new laptop with 8GB of RAM in it. It has 4 slots inside so I want to put the RAM from my old laptop in it as well. However, they have different frequencies. So if I put the old ...
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How to make google-chrome or chromium use less memory

My computer has only 4GB memory, and opening 8-12 random tabs on chrome or chromium often freezes my computer. Currently I'm using google-chrome-stable --process-per-site. This helps to some extent. ...
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Windows 10, 'System' process taking massive amounts of RAM

Since I upgraded to Windows 10, my system has been consuming RAM excessively I've been reading a bit and determined it's likely a driver leaking memory. So I got myself the Windows Driver Kit and ...
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How to see what application is running from a particular memory address?

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and I'm getting an NBCore.exe exception box that pops up that says: The exception unknown software exception 0x40000015 occurred in the application at location ...
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What is CPU utilization and how is it calculated, how does OS scheduling work?

I studied x86_64 assembly language, somewhere in my studies I learned that the CPU cannot stop doing stuff, it must constantly run/execute something. Question 1) I am wondering then, how come there ...
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About newer DDR 3 RAM [closed]

Does all the new DDR3 RAM built into laptops sold at the stores nowadays has the ability to overwrite RAM at shutdown or does one have to check by contacting the producer first before buying? I have ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) i3 2.6GHz Ram Upgrade Crash

I have a Dell inspriron n5010 i3 2.6GHz M390 with 1333MHz 2GB memory with windows 8.1 32bit Operating System. I wanted to upgrade the RAM, i could not find any 1333MHz 4GB memory So i bought a DIMM ...
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What was the bus width of the 160-pin SO-RIMM?

I know that the earlier RIMMs worked over a 16-bit bus and that they eventually moved to 32-bit bus with the 232-pin package, but what was the bit-width of the 160-pin SO-RIMM?
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Windows 10 upgrade 32bit to x64

I have a windows 8.1 32bit installation with 4GB of RAM and a x64 capable CPU. I've upgraded the RAM to 8GB and want to do the Windows 10 upgrade... as far as I'm aware the upgrade will do a like for ...
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Windows 7 blue screen memory error bugcheck 0x0000001a

Here is my system specifications. Error: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000001a (0x0000000000041790, 0xfffffa8003d23de0, 0x000000000000ffff, ...
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Disk activity to 100% with Vmware and other

I have vmware workstaion 10 and installed windows server 12 VM and I dont know why this will take my HDD to 100% activity and slow the VMs i try to use no memory trimming pre-allocate virtual hard ...
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Need help to set up 2x4 + 1x8 Gb Ram [duplicate]

I'm using 2x4 Gb sticks (1866 Mhz) (4 DDMI slots on motherboard, max 32 Gb). I accidentally bought a 8 Gb stick of the same type (instead of 2x4 Gb) . How should I set up this version of 16 Gb Rams ...
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New RAM -> memtest crash

I bought two new RAM-sticks for my old laptop Toshiba Portege R700-19T But since I've installed them, the machine won't boot into an OS anymore. The installed Windows 7 64bit goes to a black screen ...
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Is my motherboard RAM slot defective?

I have Intel S1200V3RPS motherboard. I bought it in September 2014 and was using 2x8GB RAMs in the first two slots till now. Last week, I decided to upgrade RAM on my server and bought two additional ...
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Windows 10 Home upgrade left my PC in infinite restart loop

my PC completed a scheduled upgrade to Windows 10 from 7. It happened last night and today I am unable to use the PC. It gets to the initial configuration questionnaire and then an Application Error ...
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How do I find what's eating up 1.5GB of my memory?

I have a problem that something eats my memory and now my PC is slow , the task manager doesn't show the process who use that part of my memory i take captures of RAMMAP , resource monitor and ...
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How to recover crucial data from MMC card? [duplicate]

How do I recover crucial data from a MMC card? It says you need to format to use it! I downloaded iCare recovery for successful flash drive recovery in RAW format, since this too was not readable and ...
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8GB dual channel vs 12GB single channel

So I was thinking on improving my currently 4GB of RAM and wondering if I should get another 4GB and use them in double channel or stay with single channel and get 8GB extra. Considering that I ...
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Can ASRock N68C-GS4FX Motherboard w/ AMD Phenom II X4 940 run DDR3 RAM?

I have recently upgraded my Motherboard and am now looking at RAM. I have an ASRock N68C-GS4FX Motherboard and a AMD Phenom II X4 940 Processor. I have used the CrucialPC system scan application, and ...
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Running G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 RAM at 3000mhz with a i7-5820K

I have been struggling for the last few days with my new PC set-up consisting of a: MSI X99S Gaming 7 Mainboard i7-5820K CPU G.Skill DDR4 3000mhz (F4-3000C15Q-16GRR) The issue is that once I enable ...
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Reducing idle power usage of DDR3 SDRAM

I'd like to reduce the idle power consumption of my computer, with the goal of keeping it always on without a large impact on my energy bill (energy is quite expensive over here.) Using HWMonitor I ...
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Is DDR4 RAM compatable in an existing DDR3 RAM slot? [duplicate]

I'm looking to get a RAM upgrade for my SONY VAIO VPCEH25FM. If I get DDR4, is it compatible with a DDR3 slot?
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Windows 10 high memory usage when screen is off

I upgraded my laptop a few days ago to Windows 10. I have my power plans set in such a way that my screens turn off after a few minutes if there is no activity (I have a secondary screen hooked up to ...
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After adding RAM to laptop Windows not loaded from GRUB loader, but Linux works fine

I have a laptop which had 8 GB DDR3, and I've added 8 GB more. I also have Linux installed (12.4) and Windows 7 Professional working via GRUB loader. So Linux works fine and sees all 16 GB ram, ...
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Does mixing memory with and without heat shields work?

A friend gave me some of his spare memory to increase the memory in my PC. I now have 16 GB instead of 8 GB. The PC boots, but the memory he gave me had heat shields on, whereas mine does not. ...