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

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Intel Xeon CPU E5-4627 low performance?

Recently I did some experiments with the new Xeon series and found: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-4627 v2 @ 3.30GHz Average latency of shared memory write:- 707 ns Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2690 0 @ ...
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Installing new SODIMM RAM for laptop

My laptop is the following: Dell Inspiron 1764 i3 M 300 @ 2.13GHz Originally it came with 3GB RAM. I run Windows 7 64bit. So I have bought the following SODIMM RAM for my laptop, in order to ...
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Window 8 : RAM usage (committed memory) [duplicate]

I have a 4 GB RAM memory. In task manager you can see tha Committed memory is 5,6/7,9 GB RAM. Why that if In use memory is just 3,1 GB ? Is Windows using the Page File ?
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Is it possible to use RAM in a RAID-1 configuration?

If I have two or more memory modules, can I get a system to use them in RAID-1 ("RAIM"?) as a poor-man's ECC?
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Can I exceed my computers maximum ram memory [duplicate]

Crucial's site says the the Maximum memory supported by system is 4096MB Slots: 4 (2 banks of 2) *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory. Currently, first slot is 2GB second third and fourth is ...
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How to exceed manufacturer supported memory RAM

I have an intel pentium D 940 processor. I have tried ms config then check the maximum memory changed it to maximum, 6k+mb but when i click apply after restart it goes back again to 1025mb. I ...
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Address space of Itanium (IA64) processors

I've recently learned that AMD-64 (x86_64) processors - while theoretically capable of addressing 64-bits of address space, actually only address 48-bits. Evidently, AMD did not think a full 64-bit ...
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Running Windows 8.1 with defective ram

I had a defective ram stick and I don't have money to get a new one yet. The bad memory sector is somewhere between 2.4GB and 2.6GB. I was using linux but now i dual boot with windows 8.1 because I ...
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Excessive overheating of laptop after disk partitioning

I have a laptop-pc (Samsung series 7 notebook and windows 8 installed) of about a year and a half old. It has been working completely fine for the most part until recently when I partitioned its hard ...
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Computer hangs at “Verifying DMI pool data” after adding second RAM module

I have a machine that currently has one 2GB stick of DDR2 667 MHz RAM. I'm trying to upgrade to 4GB by adding a second 2GB DDR2 667 MHz stick. When I install the second stick of RAM the computer gets ...
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Windows 7 uses up all of my ram after idling for 3 to 4 hours

I have been experiencing this problem for over a week now and it is starting to annoy me. Here is what's going on: I usually leave my computer running overnight (Really poor habit I have) It isn't ...
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Why aren't RAM drives standard in enterprise storage? [closed]

Was reading this question about storage performance and this popped up. Since RAM drives are orders of magnitude faster than any SSDs, why aren't they standard in enterprise storage systems? I mean, ...
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Assuming a PC has plenty of RAM, will an ssd make web browsing significantly faster? [closed]

Assuming a PC has plenty of RAM (as many cheap laptops with HDDs do), will an SSD make web browsing significantly faster? Is an SSD a worthwhile investment for someone who's in google docs and gmail ...
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Is MemTest86+ Testing All My Memory?

I have a Lenovo D20 workstation that's crashing on boot. 64GB of memory are installed, but /proc/meminfo reports only 2.94GB available, so I'm running memtest86+ to check for memory errors. The system ...
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The relationship between commit charge, standby lists and available physical memory?

Saw this thread but I believe it does not fully answer my question so here goes. I am on Windows 8 Enterprise, 4 Gb RAM on board, pagefile enabled. I am looking at my performance indicators and I see ...
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explorer.exe eating memory like crazy

I have a Windows 7 operating system. When I boot up and do nothing, explorer.exe starts to consume memory like crazy, like around 2GBs and so. When I kill it from task manager, everything is still ...
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DDR4 Module/Bank Management

I'm a bit confused about how DDR4 works in detail. I'm not very familiar with DDR details or Memory-Controller details. So far DDR4 is advertised everywhere that the transferrates of DDR4 accumulate ...
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Windows 8: window is black or white after maximizing

Window of any program is black or white after maximizing it and the computer is very slow until the actuall view of program is drawn (it takes at least 5 seconds). This occurs after working for a long ...
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can computer boot the operating system direct in HDD without using RAM? [duplicate]

Why does the computer need RAM for boot the operating system. Why computer can't operating system direct in HDD without using RAM
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Find average CPU, vMem, sMem usage on 1, 5, and 15min

I am trying to find at time T the average CPU usage on 1, 5, and 15min, just like what you get from /proc/loadavg Same thing for virtual memory, and swap memory. I would be fine with a python ...
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Running out of space on RAM after FTP'ing files for few hours on Linux

On my embedded system, I have an application running on Linux, which does FTP of a file which is 130KB in size and saves it on RAM, once every second over a LAN. I delete the files once I process ...
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Are DDR3 rams OK for my motherboard? [closed]

I have a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L motherboard and Pentium(R) Dual-CoreE5500 2.80GHz processor. I want to buy a DDR3 ram. Are my motherboard and processor suitable for DDR3 rams? If the answer is yes, how ...
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“Not enough memory” VMware Player 6.0.3 running OSX Mavericks

As of recently I seem to be getting the following error when trying to start up my VM (OSX Mavericks) with 8GB of RAM. "Not enough physical memory is available to power on the virtual machine with ...
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GIMP fails to load large image

I have an approximately 7 gigabyte .ppm image, which I wish to open with GIMP. My computer (Windows 8) has 16GB of RAM, so I figured that GIMP should be able to open it fairly easily, as I have set ...
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understanding CPU,RAM,and Hard Disk Drive [duplicate]

I'm currently reading about how the computer works, specifically how the CPU, RAM, hard disk drive work together simultaneously. According to what I have read, the CPU uses what is called a control ...
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Storing more data then the adress width allows?

I'm learning how to design an 8-bit system and the CPU I have chosen has 16-bit addresses, but I want to store more data on a long term storage device(Flash), computers do this all the time, how is it ...
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PHP exec() causing memory usage to stay high?

I am quite new to using exec() command in php. I am using it along with this script called phantomJS (http://phantomjs.org/) to run a process which creates a pdf of my website's pages. The problem ...
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Windows 7: Swap file uses max, asks to close apps

I use Windows 7 Ultimate on an Acer Aspire S5-391 with 4GB of RAM. The system frequently asks me to close my programs, and says I have very small free RAM. I increased my paging file size to 10 GB and ...
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Visualize memory and its segment of process in Linux

I am currently trying to see memory segmentation in action of a process for learning purposes. I know the basic theory but what I hope for is to see how it work in a real program which I can debug. ...
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Diagnosing RAM being damaged by other hardware

About a year ago I had trouble with some bad memory as discussed in my previous question. After that I replaced all 4 of my RAM sticks which solved the issue. About a week ago the issue ...
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RAM patch for Windows 7 32bit [closed]

I have to use Windows 7 32 bit in a computer, which I need to use a software which just works with this operating system unfortunately. I have 8GB RAM installed I applied the patch developed by ...
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Delayed Boot Time & Memory/RAM Issues

I have an older Gateway GT5662, I'm having two specific issues that I think are related. I'll explain each separately and hopefully someone has come across this before. Break down of booting issue ...
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VMWare Workstation processor configuration

I want to configure VMWare Workstation so that it is optimal and both host and guest Operating Systems run smoothly. Will anyone of you please help me in choosing right configuration. My laptop system ...
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Strange behavior with Windows 7 gaming PC - RAM, HDD, or other issue?

With Graphics Card Installed Boot up machine, takes 5 minutes or so from post to login, then takes another 5 minutes from login to fully loaded desktop. After about 1 hour to 4 hours of general ...
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Adding more RAM to Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 rev. 1.0 makes it extremely slow

Summary: Using the motherboard mentioned at the title, adding the DDR2 modules (from 4 GB to 8 GB) caused extreme slowdown. Memtest86+ reveals that probably reading the upper 512 MB works, but is ...
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Dell Precision 380 does not accept RAM

I have Dell Precision 380. It has 512 MB RAM. Now I want to add a NANYA 0639 1 GB RAM but it does not accept that by showing diagnosing CODE 3,4 and beeps. Please anyone suggest me some solution ...
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Will 2 1GB Sticks of RAM Fit My New Computer? [closed]

I was wondering if a pair of old 1GB RAM sticks will fit into my new computer? Information I can find on the sticks are the following: 1GB 1xR8 PC2 - 6400U - 666 - 12 - ZZ Made In China ...
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How to tell if your graphics card is functioning optimally?

My laptop is a couple of years old. It's a mid-range multimedia rig: Intel i7 2.2Ghz (2670QM allegedly), 16GB RAM and a GT 635M 2GB graphics card. I do a fair amount of gaming as well as multimedia ...
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How to calculate memory chip's capacity from given address lines and data lines

For SRAM : The size of an SRAM with m address lines and n data lines is 2m words, or 2m × n bits I would love to know how to calculate the storage bytes of a memory chip in genenral, given x ...
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Is it normal that successive passes by memtest86 are taking longer?

It took 35 min to complete one pass (the default config was for four passes) so I took a leap and assumed that the test would be over in ~105 minutes. I came back 3 hours later, expecting it to be ...
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Does my motherboard support 1333 ram?

I recently bought a ECS ECS H87H3-M motherboard, In the specifications provided by newegg.com it supports 1600 Mhz DDR3 rams , It doesn't say anything about 1333 , So I put my ddr3 1333 rams on it , ...
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Which one of the private set, working set and virtual memory has a higher impact on system performance?

Amongst an application private bytes, working set, and virtual memory, which one has the highest impact on system performance? To be more clear, consider EsetNod32 antivirus. If you look at Task ...
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IIS 8.5 PHP 5.6.2 x64 Fatal error: Allowed memory size of… if imagick is enabled

I changed from PHP 5.6.2 x86 (nts) to x64 (nts) on IIS 8.5 and I got almost every extension to work except imagick. I tried to update imagick binaries to the latest x64 dll version ...
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Disk Memory 100% Asus after removing item [closed]

After removing a stuck headphone jack from the inside my disk usage is 100%, it was always around 10%. Is it possible they screwed up something? I let a computer company do this.
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PC beeps repeatedly in short groups of 3, never POSTs

I have an HTPC that I built back in September of 2013 with the following specs: CPU: Intel i3-3245 Motherboard: ASRock H77M Case: LIAN LI PC-C50B Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W RAM: ...
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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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Improve pdf render speed

What hardware resources (more/better CPU, RAM, or GPU) should be increased to improve pdf render speeds? We need to keep on flipping to next-page of pdf at the rate of 10 page/s and the pdfs contain ...
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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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Can vSwap and Burst RAM coexist on an openz container

I notice some VPS hosts offer vSwap or Burst. I was wondering if possible that a container could and would use both vSwap and Burst. How would this work in allocating which RAM space is used?
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What impact do system components (VRAM/RAM, GPU, etc.) have on gaming performance?

I get that RAM in general is just another form of memory (a sequence of bytes) to store some information. So to be more precise, I assume at the hardware level at least, VRAM and RAM are the same. ...