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

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RAM and CPU compared to mobo clock [closed]

I have a general question concerning RAM and CPU speeds compared to a motherboard speed. Motherboards have e.g. 100-133MHz clock. CPUs have some frequency multipliers and memories I suppose have some ...
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Weird output from linux `top` command

I got a weird output from command top, which shows the summation of the RES column is greater than my physical memory. For instance, I have a host with 64G physical memory and the swap partition has ...
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RAM Upgrade not working

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GE-H55M-S2H and I was running 2 x 2gb DD3 pc3-10666 but I wanted to upgrade to 8gb so I bought an Adata DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8gb. Now when I attempt to start the computer ...
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i7 (first-gen) running memory on 1066Mhz vs 1600Mhz - any performance loss?

I tried to read about this, like what is the actual difference, but I could not find any benchmarks or helpful posts. Most of them are simple placebo effects, like "oh my god the 1600mhz module made ...
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to check ram utilization by an executable when called using command prompt

I have created an executable which takes just 5 ms to execute.I want to know the RAM utilized during the execution of this executable.I am calling the exe from command prompt to execute.I tried using ...
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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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Windows 7: Intermittent Graphical Errors

Sorry if this is the wrong "Section" to put this question in, if so let me know and I will move it. I seem to be having a intermittent graphical issue with my system which is normally seen as ...
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How to empty file cache on Mac 10.9.3

I have a macbook pro running osx 10.9.3 with 8 GB of RAM I use an app which monitors my RAM and displays it in the menu bar, and after copying several large files onto my mac from an external drive ...
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How specific is RAM to a CPU?

I am fully aware that you need to get RAM with a supported speed (1333mhz or 1600mhz in my case). However, must a CPU also support the RAM in someway I am unaware of. I ask because my RAM just ...
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Definitively determine motherboard maximum memory capability

There are many answered questions and threads on this site and others, regarding motherboard and CPU maximum memory (RAM) capability, but hopefully this question isn't too specific. In this case I ...
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Dropbox on a Truecrypt volume eats over 6 GB of RAM, possible memory leak with memory-mapped files

I am using Dropbox with my folder on a Truecrypt volume on an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555 APU, 8 GB of RAM and Windows 8.1. When I run Dropbox, after about 15 minutes my RAM usage ...
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Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
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If sort created temporary files, does it mean it's out of RAM memory?

I was sorting a large file (101MB - about 700MB after unzipping) using sort command on server that has 48GB of memory. It was the only heavy job it was doing at that time. However I noticed that sort ...
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Standard RAM spacing on a branded motherboard?

I was wondering if there was a standard spacing between DIMM slots on branded motherboards or if they're all different. I want to get RAM like this: ...
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How many web servers will I be able to run with a dual core processor? [closed]

This question is simple, do I need to have as many virtual machines as cores I have, or can I have more? I plan to use my current PC as server, it is a Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0, 4gb DDR2 (could buy 4 ...
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Is this faulty ram? Or worse.

Recently, I have been having incredibly annoying issues with my 6-month old custom built PC. I have been unable to play minecraft and other games because of various EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATIONs. I have ...
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Tested Thoroughly, Still don't know why Computer Locks Up Randomly

I've had this problem and it's been an ongoing battle of diagnosis for months now. My computer will, at seemingly random times, simple freeze up. Mouse stops moving, CTRL-ALT-DLT doesn't do anything, ...
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Memory Runs at Flex Memory Mode

I had 4 GB RAM installed, running in dual channel mode. RAM: Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX (CM2X2048-6400C5DHX) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Channel 0: DIMM1, DIMM2 Channel 1: DIMM3, DIMM4 ...
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System doesn't function properly without hardware reserved memory

I've got a Foxconn Renaissance motherboard, and I'm using the newest supportable version of BIOS, 6GB memory, 2GB memory on my GTX760 graphics card, and WIndows 7 x64, Unfortunately, there's no ...
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OS X does not release external disk cache (in inactive memory)?

While I am using an/any application that does reading from an external disk, free memory continuously decreases and inactive memory increases by the same amount, which is aproximately the amount of ...
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What happens if use different ram chips?

I have an Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard. Considering this, What happens if I plugin 2 ram chips of different frequency and different latancies? Do both work independently at their respective configs ...
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Linux boot CD with a RAM wipe program on laptop with no hard drive

I'm looking to run a very basic Linux installation (from CD) in RAM on a laptop with no hard drive installed. The purpose of the laptop is to verify the contents of a router as it's recovered from ...
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Massive fluxuation in nonpaged memory

Today I noticed that my system memory would periodically nearly max out, then return to normal, max out again, etc: Task manager shows nothing that accounts for that kind of usage, and there's ...
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What is today's memory quad channel?

What is today's memory quad channel meaning? For example, does this counts as a quad channel or dual-dual channel? 2x8GB 10-10-10-30 1600 + 2x4GB 9-9-9-24 1866 In the sense Quad I would think that ...
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Can I reuse this RAM in my other laptop?

I just upgraded my laptop to 2 @8gb. I removed from it 2 @4gB which the RamExpert program said were DDR3 / PC3-12800. I have an old laptop with 2 @ 2gB which RamExpert says are DDR3 / PC3-6400. Can ...
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On my Gateway DX4840-37, can I add 2x 4GB RAM sticks on top of the existing 2x 2GB RAM?

On my Gateway DX4840-37 desktop, can I add 2x 4GB RAM on top of the existing 2x 2GB RAM? Current memory: 2x Samsung 2GB DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz DIMM Non-ECC RAM on Blue slots. I want to add: 2x 4GB ...
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Processor upgrade on a laptop vs. Ram upgrade. Also does ram always matter? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14r (N4110) with an Intel Core i3 and 4gb of ram. It runs very smoothly, however gaming on this laptop is very limited. This is mostly because of integrated graphics but i have ...
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Lost Physical Memory, Apparent Memory Leak

I was playing a game the other day, and I then shut it out and put the computer to sleep. I came back the next day and booted the game up, and it froze and unfroze about every 5 seconds. Normally, ...
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Apache and MySql datbase memory consumption issue with Django

I'm writing a relatively simple web-application as a learning project to learn Django, Apache, Mysql etc. in practice. It consists of a web flash/html5 client which makes two API-calls to Django ...
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Enabling write cache on my unsupported flash drive

I have recently found that I can improve the performance of my computer by enabling write caching on my external USB flash drive. I have a PNY 8GB flash drive. I have done the following: Right click ...
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BCDEdit - Can I/Should I change it to 4GB when I currently only run 8GB on my computer? [duplicate]

I have 8GBs RAM on my computer and I often play FSX on it. Now I learned earlier this week that setting "bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 3072" enhances the FSX look and detail and also it crashes less ...
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Does file copy pre-allocate memory

I'm trying to understand the file copy system for different OS. There are many posts like this that explaine the move/copy mechanism. What i'm trying to understand is is there any pre-allocation ...
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ssd(Solid State Drive) vs high processor? [closed]

What is preferable? SSD(Solid State Drive) with enough RAM or i7 processor for a new laptop?
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Memory allocation in VMware player

I am using Vmware player in windows 7 . I have created virtual image of Ubuntu inside vmware player and allocated 4 GB RAM and 50 GB of HD . I would like to know can i allocate memory for VM player? ...
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Virtualbox: How to use VBoxBalloonCtrl

I am running some virtual machines with Oracle Virtualbox 4.3.10, and they have guest additions installed. I know that you can manually balloon (take away unused memory from the guest) RAM with ...
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Win 7, 32 bit box showing only 2GB to be usable out of 4GB [duplicate]

The subject of the thread pretty much says it all. I've googled, searched, checked. Memtest, BIOS, all of these show (and scan) 4GB of RAM. Yet my 32-bit WIN7 show that the usable memory is 2GB out of ...
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What is using so much RAM (commit) in Windows 2012 R2?

I have a fresh 2012R2 install on a server with 16GB RAM. If I launch a program that constantly reads from a disk (say, uTorrent), the memory usage increases until all memory is used. OK, so Windows ...
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Why is my computer using so much ram?

I have 16gb of ram installed in my computer, and nearly 70% of it is used at all times. Looking at the processes in task manager the memory being used with everything in there doesn't even add up to ...
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What used the linux memory? Low cache, low buffer, not a VM

First of all, yes, I have read LinuxAteMyRAM, which doesn't explain my situation. # free -tm total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 48149 43948 ...
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14gb ram installed, only 6gb detected [duplicate]

I've checked each stick individually in the computer, by itself, to verify that the RAM was all in working condition. I have 2 sticks of 4gb RAM and 2 sticks of 3gb RAM. I'm not sure which are being ...
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How to check if RAM works in dual-channel mode

A friend of mine arranged three RAM modules of 2GB next to each other on a motherboard that supports dual-channel mode, but is not sure whether it's working. Cpu-z shows only a gray area in the memory ...
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Windows detects only 4.75GB of 8GB RAM [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium with 2x4GB Ram, but the system shows only 4.75GB available in Windows.
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let mysql use full resources

We have a Windows server 2008 R2. It has 24GB RAM and 2.926 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 8 Logical Process. We have a large MySQL database and it's taking a lot of time to execute some queries. But while running ...
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RAM too close to heatsink?

So I'm in the middle of building a new NAS and I've got most of it put together already. I'm keep thinking about my RAM and proximity to the heatsink. The RAM is barely touching but very close to ...
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SQL Server 2008 (64-bit)

I have transaction log backup failures randomly. SQL Server Log says: Memory constraints resulted reduced backup/restore buffer sizes. Proceding with 6 buffers of size 64KB.', and the SQL Server ...
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Adding Extra 4GB Memory Module to 2X2GB

Can i add a 4GB Ram Module to my Intel P55 Chipset Motherboard which already has 2X2GB Modules(4GB).Will this cause any issues like timing problem? UPDATE: I have an intel DP55WB Board,it supports ...
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How can I check which RAM replacement can I use in my laptop?

I've a Nanya (NT2GT64U8HD0BN-AD) 2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM PC2-6400S, 200-pin, Notebook RAM I would like to use this RAM in my old laptop Samsung NC-10 I know that normally is upgraded with PC5300 667MHz ...
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How to find source of memory leak in Windows 7?

I've got a Windows 7 machine that keeps running low in RAM. I can see the free RAM going down over a few hours until the point the machine becomes unresponsive. I've checked the process list and none ...
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Kingston DDR3 8GB Apple ValueRAM in a PC - doesn't work

I've tried to install a Kingston DDR3 8GB Apple ValueRAM on a Gigabyte B75N MiniITX board, but it won't boot (black screen, possible beeping - no beeper onboard, no beeper pins). Afterwards I tried ...
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Can I use DDR3-1066 ram in a laptop that takes DDR3-1333?

A coworker has 2x 4gb of DDR3-1066 ram in an unused macbook, I have 2x 2gb of DDR3-1333 in a much newer laptop. I've heard that the number after is the maximum Mhz and that the computer handle, ...