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

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Toshiba C55D memory upgrade?

I have a Toshiba C55D-B5310 and I've been trying to upgrade the ram to 8gb. The Toshiba website doesn't give any extensive information about memory compatibility and states that it is not user ...
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why DDR4 runs at 1867 by default when both motherboard and memory is 2133?

On my Supermicro machine memory speed is set to Auto Motherboard supports 2133 MHz. As you can see from output Samsung memory also supports 2133 MHz. I was not intentionally configuring it to run at ...
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Acer cant boot, I get beep code then computer restarts beeps again then restarts

Originally the Acer Aspire desktop would beep 3 times pause then beep 3 more times over and over again then finally start up anyway and work without a problem. Today i had time to trouble shoot so i ...
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA crash under windows 8

Ok I know there are a couple of questions concerning this BSOD error, but hear me out please ... So, my Laptop crashed a few times and showed the error messeage mentioned in the title. Here's a ...
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How can I figure out if my motherboard support High Density RAM

I've been reading for some time what the reason is that most of DDR2 rams are labeled "works on AMD only". I figured out that reason is that most of these "cheap" RAM modules are high density, which ...
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Do I need ECC support on motherboard in order to use ECC RAM? (even without ECC functionality)

I have this board: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2960 I want to buy 16GB ram modules, but I found that ECC fully buffered modules are MORE CHEAP than non-ECC modules ECC: ...
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Can i use a DDR3 4GB ram in DDR3 PC3-12800 motherboard?

Is a DDR3 4GB 1333mhz memory module ram compatible with my DDR3 PC3-12800 motherboard.?I really need to upgrade my ram. My motherboard is HP and Intel Pentium G2100T CPU.So can i upgrade my ram?
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Having BSOD problems, Win 7 Memory Disgnostic hangs at 21% every time

I have been having blue screen problems ever since I built my (first) diy PC this past Christmas. Various people on various sites have suggested it's a RAM problem so I tried running the built in Win ...
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Maximus vii hero Ram Frequency

I have an ASUS Maximus VII Hero board and a Core i7 4790K. My RAM is Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz (o.c. 1866 MHz in board) and my doubt is... since the board supports only 1333 and 1600 Mhz (stock ...
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What’s eating almost all memory and swap in this Linux machine? (not buffers/cached-related)

I have a Linux machine that reports almost all of its memory and swap are in use, yet I can’t identify any processes using a significant amount of memory on the machine. We are running Linux kernel ...
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What RAM can I add DDR3 1066 MHz, 1333MHz, 1600MHz? Asus, Crucial, CPU-Z [duplicate]

I would like to know what DDR3 Ram my laptop support. AND HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT THE RAM IS WORKING ON MY LAPTOP? THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY LAPTOP HAS 2x2GB DDR3 1333 so why on ASUS page is 1066 and ...
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Memory not performing as expected

This is probably a noob question but I really don't know why this is happening I bought the below parts recently ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 Motherboard HyperX Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) Memory Module 2133MHz ...
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Ram unrecognized, sometimes

I'm facing a hardware issue that is out of my field of expertise. I have a AM3 Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H with 4 slots of DDR3 filled with 2GB of ram G.Skill Kit Extreme3 2 x 2 Go 1600 MHz NQ PC 12800 ...
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How to increase dedicated video ram windows 8?

I have Asus x75a and I would like to know if there is any way to increase dedicated ram because it's only poor 32mb. Graphics info: System info:
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What are NAF, NAES on RAM?

I have two DDR3 2GB kingmax RAM. In the details of on of them NAF has been written and in another one NAES. What do these words mean? Also are these memories compatible?
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PC hangs a lot due to physical memory usage

I have 1GB of RAM with 1.50 GHz processor (Intel Atom). My PC is troubling me a lot by hanging; I am not able to do my work for about 5-7 minutes and the level of the physical memory usage history is ...
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FTL and RAM in a eMMC device

To experts on eMMC devices! (1) How is the flash translation layer (FTL) implemented in current eMMC devices? (2) How much RAM-resident metadata is needed to support this FTL? (3) Is the metadata ...
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What happens if I upgrade 2X2 GB RAM in my laptop to 2X4 GB?

My Laptop has following specs :- 2X2 GB RAM (2.99 GB usable) Intel core i5 @2.4 GHz quad core processor (2nd generation...maybe ) 1 GB Graphics card (utilizing memory from RAM) EDIT : 1) Also ...
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Display, USB Peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard) Not Working, GPU Seems Fine

Windows 7 Operating System, NVidia GTX 660 GPU, LG IPS monitor, Novatech peripherals. My friend was playing Darkest Dungeon while I was out working. They texted me to let me know that my monitor had ...
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Is it better to have 2x2GB Dual-Channel vs 4GB Single-channel RAM, performance-wise? [duplicate]

I know this has been discussed many times before but so far I’ve only found speculations and some blurry “experiences“ on this… Many just mix single and dual channel memory, or don't care about ...
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How to get memory usage of a Minecraft server?

I am creating a Minecraft control panel at the moment and having trouble by getting the memory usage of the process. My current process: launch the server in a screen get the pid of the screen ...
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How to know maximum ram that your H/W and Win version supports? [duplicate]

Hello All, Firstly i DO NOT want to sound redundant and tedious here but is there a very simple way to actually know the maximum amount of RAM your laptop supports. I have been ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “Starting Windows”, but hardware freeze on occasional boot

I'll be as short as possible, i have 2 issues i am fighting against with no success. Anything began when my pc would suddenly freeze (hardware freeze) messing up the video signal, and forcing me to ...
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Distorted audio, lagging mouse, slow speed, no internet

So when I turn on my computer now the windows booting sound is all distorted almost like it's stretched or crackling, when I log in the mouse lags, and everything seems to load a bit longer. It can ...
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How to constrain valgrind --tool=memcheck to call stack of specified functions?

Does anyone know of a simple way to constrain valgrind --tool=memcheck's output to the call stack of a specified subset of functions? (i.e., enable on entry, disable on exit) My specific interest is ...
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Memory or Memory Controller issue

I'm bad at writing titles Update: Attempted changing graphics card with no change. I have a machine running 32 gigs of ram and two processors, this machine has been ok for several years until it was ...
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Memory capacity on different OS-es

The manual for my machine (Asus V4-P5G43) reads this under memory limitations. Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support up to 8 GB on the operating systems listed below. You may ...
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does IO Port address belong to RAM?

I have been using linux(ubuntu). To communicate with IO devices, IO ports Address are used ex. 0x378 for parallel port. Is IO port address are actual RAM address ? If its not then where it reside ? ...
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Memory module “model number” and “serial number” are not recognized

I recently purchased a 4 GB Corsair SODIMM RAM for my laptop. It is working fine as of now. When I ran various RAM monitoring tools like RAMMon, CPUID, and CPUZ, they fail to recognize the serial ...
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Does “Asrock G31M-S R2.0” supports “Core 2 Extreme QX9650” processor or FSB1600 MHz CPUs?

My motherboard is "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" which supports CPU Socket type LGA 775. http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/G31M-S%20R2.0/ If you open an official web page of "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" then you can see ...
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Why is Windows 7 rating on my ram less?

I just upgraded my motherboard and ram. My new motherboard is Esonic G41CMBL with Transcend 4GB DDR3 1333 Ram. My processor is Intel Core 2 Quad q9950. My friend's system has the same configuration ...
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Windows XP Kernal Hack?

I have Windows XP 32-bit and have 8 gigabytes of ram, but aparently windows can only "see" 4 gigs of it. I know that there are 'kernal hacks' for OS's such as Vista, 7 and 8, but none for XP. Could ...
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What does + in the memory type of DDR4 RAM mean?

Some mainboard producers add a + to the specification of supported memory types (e.g. for ASRock X99 Extreme 3 supports DDR4-3000+). Does DDR4-3000+ somehow differ from DDR4-3000? The wikipedia ...
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What factors determine the maximum amount of ram a device can address?

I recently bought a new ultrabook that came with 4GB of ram. I have seen people talk about how it can be upgraded to 8GB with no trouble. However when I look up the CPU that is inside of the machine ...
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Memtest freezing at 16 percent

I'm having trouble with my PC freezing, and decided to run Memtest. What happens is: no error is being revealed, but the test gets halted when it reaches 8:30 min (16% of total test). Does this mean ...
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Wrong RAM size detected by OS

I have Thinkpad Edge e430. By default there were one 4GB RAM module installed and I replaced it with two same modules 4GB each. It has been a while since I did it and now I noticed OSes (Arch Linux ...
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Windows 7 SVCHOST consumes copius RAM when searching for drivers

After much trial and error and frustration, I have discovered that svchost can consume several imperial tons of RAM if given the chance when you plug in a new piece of hardware. I find this mind ...
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Why is the memory percentage off? [duplicate]

Two screenshots of my task manager tabs just after startup (Toshiba Laptop, Windows 8.1): If I have 4 gigs available and 1.8 used, then how are a couple of < 75 MB processes using up 34% of my ...
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Application to Automatically Free Modified Memory

Is there a Windows application or script that can free modified memory belonging to a given application. I have tried Flush File Cache which is great as a big ol' hammer to clean out all modified ...
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Computer Architecture : DDR3 Memory Technology - Slot Capacity Scaling

Speaking in terms of Computer Architecture, what are the characteristics embedded in a DDR3 memory module or the host slot, such that a user cannot put a larger RAM than the per-slot specification of ...
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Asus Vivobook v551lb-db71t motherboard speaker beep [closed]

Every now and then while going about my business on the laptop under normal conditions the motherboard speaker on my relatively new ASUS Vivobook v551lb-db71t will chirp. I have tried contacting ASUS ...
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How to install new RAM [closed]

I'm considering of buy a new RAM for my notebook. At the moment I have a single 4GB RAM. The useful informations by lshw are: description: Notebook product: SATELLITE PRO C70-A (PSCE7E) ...
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Upgraded RAM on Samsung notebook computer boots into OS but hangs then

Ok, so I have a Samsung RV411 notebook, which had 2x2GB RAM. Today I bought a 8GB Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 HX316LS9IB/8. Before you tell me it's a faulty module, I tried it in a ...
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MemTest86, 5 errors, what do they mean?

Alright guys, I've been having this problem with my PC lately where it will freeze suddenly, no Blue screen, it just stops. It's been a nonstop issue, so I decided to do some testing to find out what ...
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Calculating memory bandwidth using CUDA device properties

I am trying to measure my GPU's properties using CUDA's cudaGetDeviceProperties and I am not getting the correct bandwidth. The code snippet I am using is: for(int idevice = 0; idevice < ...
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Does saving a file release RAM memory?

I do have a pretty big Photoshop file open with lots of unsaved changes. The Photoshop process is using lots of RAM (70%). I assume a temporary file with my changes is saved in the computer hard disk ...
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RAM issues on MacBook Pro mid-2014 on Yosemite

After a fresh reinstall of a MacBook Pro Retina mid-2014 bought in second-hand. I'm running some weird ram issues. Indeed, after one usage's week I realized I constantly use maximum of my ram. Now I'm ...
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Total Physical Ram not showing full ram installed [duplicate]

I just upgraded my RAM from 4gb to 8gb. My mother states he can be handled up to 16gb. I installed 4x2gb memory. When I boot up and look into the system information file on my windows 7 machine it ...
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Is my new RAM module broken?

I have a new Lenovo B40-70 laptop, which came with 4GiB RAM (SK Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB) pre-installed. I just tried to upgrade it with an 8 GiB RAM stick (Corsair Value Select CMSO8GX3M1A1600C11). On ...
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Windows 7 x64, Intel HD 4000 took 2 GB of ram. Why?

The last week I installed Windows 7 Professional x64 on my notebook, and after installing some drivers I noticed that only 5.86 GB of 8 GB of RAM was being used. I did a little research, and I found ...