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

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xmeter like functionality for memory usage?

I have a small collection of servers that I use, and xmeter is great for seeing graphs of the cpu usage. Is there a similar tool for graphing the memory usage on multiple servers?
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Is there an emulator (VM) out there that can “restrict” processing power?

I've developed some JavaScript to test the ability of a computers processing by comparing "perfect" times (0 lag, doesn't exist) and "real" times (how long it actually took). Now I need something to ...
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will my intel mother board support core 2 quad processor?

i have Intel motherboard "dq41rq" and i want to update my processor to core 2 quad ones. currently i have core 2 duo 2.93 GHz speed. i searched Google but i cant find if my mother support core 2 quad ...
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RAM limited to 12GB by motherboard?

I want to add more RAM to my motherboard (ASUS P6T) and I was looking through the manual and found this under the specifications: I'm guessing this means 12GB total? I asked somebody else and he ...
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What kind of motherboard fit for AM9102APC? [closed]

AM9102APC is a 1024 BIT STATIC N-CHANNEL RAM. So I think I need a vintage motherboard to use it..If anyone has ideas about it please tell me.
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TrueCrypt mounting 3TB, not enough memory

I've been using Truecrypt 7.1a to mount all kinds of 2TB files before, but now I'm having trouble with a 3TB file. On my laptop it shows an error that says: "Not enough memory to complete this ...
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In Tails, how long should it take to wipe 16gb system memory at shutdown?

I see this message - You can now remove the boot DVD or USB stick. The system memory is goin gto be wiped in a few seconds... Display might be corrupted during this operation. If the system ...
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What is a PHP Memory Limit?

I am learning about web hosts and how to create a large website with a lot of content on it, something like a learning platform and I am stuck! Is PHP Memory Limit some "RAM Memory" of a Server (like ...
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Lenovo G780 and 16GB RAM

The official posts say 8GB RAM is a maximum, but people over the Lenovo forums say they have planted 16GB with no problems. What I want to know is if I want to try 16GB RAM too what should I consider ...
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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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Is there a way to manually tell OS X to allocate additional resources to processing for an app?

I know that in some cases, opening up multiple instances of an app will get the job done, but I'm looking for a way to essentially tell OSX: "If I'm running a process that will take awhile, and there ...
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VMware Work station is very slow and it cause Windows to freeze

I am using VMware Work Station V9 to run Ubuntu (The latest version) and it is very very slow. I have given it 20 GB Disk Space / 4 GB RAM / but it still runs very slow. My current machine has 16 GB ...
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Why my PC won't boot up?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 (OnBoard Graphics) Core: Intel i5 3350P (No Graphics Included) RAM: Kingston KVR13N9S8/4 When I press the power button, the only thing that the PC does is "buzzing" ...
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How Do I See What Programs are Using My RAM?

At the most ridiculous of times during the day, my RAM usage will suddenly spike from 30% to 99% and freeze my PC. Malware programs see nothing, and no sign of hardware issues. I want to know what's ...
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Weird alarm sounding on my computer when under load, but no overheating

I am having a rather odd hardware issue and to be honest, I am not quite sure what is causing it. I have been building my own systems for over 10 years and have all kinds of qualifications, but this ...
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Windows 8 RAM Increase

I've been using Windows 8 for a while without any problem on my 8gb i5 system, but all of the sudden, the memory being used has been jumping up to around 6gb on idle. In task manager, the program ...
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How to reduce time taken for large calculations in programs like MATLAB

When using the desktop PC's in my university (Which have 4Gb of ram), calculations in Matlab are fairly speedy, but on my laptop (Which also has 4Gb of ram), the exact same calculations take ages. My ...
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Will 2*2GB and 2*4GB sets of dual channel RAMS work?

I intend the following setup : Slot 1 (Black ): UDIMM 2GB ADATA DDR3-1333 1.5V 9CAS AD3U1333C2G9-R Slot 2 (Yellow): DIMM 4GB ADATA DDR3-1333 1.5V 9-9-9 AD3U1600W4G11 Slot 3 (Black ): UDIMM 2GB ...
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Sometimes when I check my CPU usage, my 2nd CPU (#1) is stuck going around 90% while the others are around 20% max

i have checked the 'affinity' of all my processes and all of them are set to all CPUs, yet I check my CPU usage and my 2nd CPU (it's called #1 because my first CPU is #0) is jumping around 90% and ...
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See processes/programs spawned off by another

I want to see all the processes/exes in memory that are spawned off when I click an application in windows 7, 64 bit. I could use Process monitor to do this, but I am not sure if it is the right ...
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What happens after a program exits? [migrated]

Assume I click the "X" button on the top of a Window's OS window. Given that a prompt is put in place before WM_CLOSE is finalized and I confirm (e.g., MB_OK passed), what happens exactly after the ...
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Dell Poweredge 2850 RAM

Dell reports that 8GB is the max but Windows System spec tool indicates 16GB possible. Has anyone actually been able to add more than 8GB to this motherboard and actually have it report more than 8GB ...
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Advanced RAM configuration

I'm a little unsure about whether my current BIOS ram settings are the optimal for the RAM i have. I'm aware some RAM modules may configure themselves with a bit slower speed by default than what they ...
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Installed 4GB SODIMM PC3-12800 on a laptop with 4GB PC3-10600. New memory not recognised

I installed 4GB SODIMM PC3-12800 on my Samsung laptop which already has 4GB PC3-10600. The new memory isn't being recognised. I swapped the RAM in the sockets and nothing happened. I think the two ...
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Upgrading my E2-3200 Desktop with RAM and SSD

Overnight (literally), I "lost" home use of a pair of i5 / 8GB / Win 8.1 Laptops (Lenovo and Asus) I used for home development. I use Visual Studio 2013 and Sql Server. Besides that I surf the web. ...
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Memory limits in excel

What is the memory limit in an excel session (32 bit excel 2010 operating under windows 7)? I have read conflicting reports: some say that there is 2gb available to excel, and others say that there ...
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Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?

Task Manager shows my total memory usage at 90% of my 6 GB total, but no single process is using more than 250 MB RAM, and the sum of RAM use of all running processes is less than 2 GB. I've tried: ...
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How much memory is used for a particular process

I am using qsub for submitting jobs on the cluster(SGE). What i want to know is when i submit a qsub job and after it finishes, I want to find how much memory it actually uses up so next time I ...
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What is the maximum memory (RAM) limit for Solaris 11?

I have been trying to find out the maximum memory limit for Solaris 11 for a report that I am doing but with no luck. Can anyone please help?
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How to fix memory issues in Vista

When I open task manager, I have 13 chrome.exe and 11 svchost.exe killing me, the biggest usage of memory is mbamsvc though. What is this and how can I fix it?
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Should I use an sd card as a paging file and readyboost with vista on latitude e6400 with 2gb ram?

Thanks in advance for your time folks. I bought an older friend of mine a cheap laptop after his died as a bit of charity to a poor friend. He's a giant media fiend movies and music. So I thought I ...
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What is the difference between the terms “memory”, “main memory”, “RAM”, “Memory bank” and “Memory Module”

What is the difference in the followoing words? They seem to all be interchangable. Memory, Main memory, RAM, Memory bank, Memory Module. Correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding is memory is a ...
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Checking RAM on a Cisco device

When you do the "show version" command on a Cisco networking device you get some basic software and hardware information, including the amount of RAM which is shown like this: ...
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Increasing RAM beyond system specifications

I have had my laptop (Lenovo z570) for a couple of years now, and I am in the mood to do a bit of system upgrading. I checked the documentation online, and it has always said that it can handle up to ...
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Install 8GB RAM, get blank screen

I have an Acer V5 572G - 6679 I bought an 8GB module through Crucial.com. I tried installing it today, but when it boots up, the "on" indicator merely blinks, and the display fails to turn on. When ...
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Are 64-bit processors “faster” than 32-bit ones, simply because they are 64-bits? [duplicate]

I have pondered that some say "32-bit is old news" because you are limited in RAM without cutting around, such as with PAE. Assuming first that the following factors weigh in on the processor's speed ...
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Firefox 3 → 27 RAM consumption

I've an old PC (Dell Optiplex GX50) with an Intel Pentium III CPU @768Mhz and 256MB of RAM, with Windows XP. When I booted it yesterday, Firefox 3 was installed (and nothing else). Openning 2 tabs ...
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How to diagnose ram/motherboard issue on an XPS M1530?

I have a dell XPS M1530. Long story short it kept on crashing at seemingly random points, and diagnostics returned error 2000-0123. This turns out to be a Ram or a motherboard error according to ...
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Instruction cache vs data cache with reguards to size

In the context of cache for a CPU, I understand some are divided between instructions and for data. How exactly are they divided? Is one physical unit partitioned into two or are there two units ...
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Windows is not genuine, no memory

I bought this Toshiba Protege refurbished from a third party dealer off of Amazon, will not do again. Since purchasing it, all we have had are issues. But the biggest one is the one I am having now. ...
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Canary developer console using too much memory

I use Google Canary for web development, and recently I had to uninstall it, because whenever I had the Developer Tools Console open, everything would slow to a near halt. There was a noticeable ...
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WIndows 7 memory allocation

In the Windows 7 operating system, when an active process is in memory and the system runs out of memory to allocate, does it deny creation of a new processes or does it use a swap file?
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Why was overlaying suppose to be done by the programmer?

I was reading about OS memory organization, and the first entry in the Virtual Memory(VM) chapter refers to overlaying and how when it was used at a large scale (up to the 60s) the process memory ...
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How can I open a massive PDF?

I created a massive (7GB) PDF in R, and now every computer/program combination I try and open it with craps out. I'm not even sure why as the entire file fits easily in RAM on more than one of the ...
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What to expect from a H81 motherboard

I'm building a budget gaming PC with an Asrock H81 motherboard. I'm about to buy my RAM, but I just saw on the description that H81 is not in the list of the "supported" chipsets. The motherboard is ...
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Why is this memory range on the PCI bus?

Why is the following memory address range on the PCI bus? The image is from my Netbook that uses shared video memory with no dedicated video memory so I am unsure as to why the VGA memory range ...
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Will a single piece of a dual channel RAM work fine with a non-dual channel RAM? [duplicate]

I used to have 2x2GB dual channel RAM however the other piece is now broken. Now I'm thinking of buying a normal single-piece 2GB RAM. Will it work just fine with my old single-piece 2GB dual channel ...
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Conflicting information about memory usage on Debian 7

About a year ago I upgraded my laptop with 8 GB of RAM. I had Windows 8 and 4 GB which wasn't enough in all situations according to the Task Manager. Shortly after the upgrade I switched to Debian 7 ...
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RAM only works in specific slot/order

I have a weird issue. I have two slots on my mobo but the RAM seems to work only in specific order. It will only work if RAM 1 is in slot 1 and RAM 2 is in slot 2, if I switch the position, it doesn't ...
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What is the optimal distribution of RAM across available slots given a specific amount?

Given two memory slots, what is the optimal configuration given my 2x1GB, plus either 1x4GB or 2x2GB? (I just bought a used laptop with two slots, currently 2x1GB, max 8GB) Possible upgrade ...