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

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MemTest86+ bad adresses constant despite swapping sticks, processor/MOBO to blame?

(Sorry for the wall of text, but people seem equally critical of missing details) After about 2 years without trouble, I've been having issues recently with system instability, BSODs, random ...
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Standby Memory Mapping | Divx Media Foundation Splitter | MKV Playback on Media Center Extender

I'm currently using Divx Media Foundations MKV splitter (DivXMFSource.dll from Shark007 package) to playback MKV files from a Windows 7 x64 system to a Windows Media Center Extender. A little ...
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Asus m5a97 r 2.0 RAM Dimm B1 B2

Since few days, Windows says Memory 8 GB (3.98 GB usable) BIOS detect all sticks of my RAM - Corsair XMS3 8 GB (4 x 2 GB), but only 4 GB is usable. BIOS(UEFI) is up to date (2501). I tried ...
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My laptop not going to sleep, how to turn deep s3 on?

I have got an Asus x202e laptop. The problem I am facing is the laptop never goes to sleep, hibernates or shuts down. I am facing a real difficulty with this. I updated all my drivers. once I give any ...
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Investigating linux server slow down

We have a code build server, fedora 13, which was working at medium speed for 4 users. Speed means building a code branch took 1.5 hrs max duration. It was having one quad core, 8gb ram, 200gb hdd. ...
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Will overclocking my chipset increase the performance of integrated graphics?

My AMD Radeon HD 5830 recently broke (overheated because the fan stopped working), and I am currently attempting to run games on integrated graphics, on my chipset. Many games are responding slowly, ...
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Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work

I have 64 GB RAM and 240 GB SSD on my computer, which I'm going to use for memory-intensive calculations (machine learning, data mining, etc.). Most of the advice I found on the Internet are ...
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Specific board/module ECC Ram compatibility

I purchased a bunch of hardware for two different file servers. Previously I had never bought any server equipment, and therefore had not known that motherboards accept only certain types of ECC Ram. ...
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Changing Memory Options for Vuze/Azureus in linux

How can I change the memory size used by the application Vuze/Azureus in linux? I have this, but I can't figure out the max I can set it to, and after I set it, the error(memory error) tells me that ...
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Does it cost extra to support more memory in bios?

Recently came across couple of low end machines with windows 7. They have 3 GB ram installed, however the bios of these machines does not support more than 4GB. I can understand installed memory ...
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How should you use Memtest86+ for BSOD the right way

How should i run memtest? should I run memtest while the two or more rams are both installed or 1 ram per memtest? by the way here is the result in my Dump file. I tried the mdsched and my there was ...
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Memtest86+ freezes with 16GB RAM upgrade

I just bought a 16GB (4x4GB) set of CML16GX3M4A1600C9B RAM for my system, upgrading from an older 8GB (4x2GB) set that's currently in the system. Before purchasing, I checked the manual for my ...
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Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
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Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?

And why does it want to have a maximum of twice as much of that amount? My System has 32GB of RAM and Windows, by default, sets a minimum of 16MB Virtual Memory, allocated 32GB(!) and recommends ...
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What is the average time against memory size?

I have 32GB memory being 2 x 8GB a KIT and the other 2 x 8GB single memories(as in not brought as a KIT) and together they make a quad channel, they are all "1600 10 10 10 30" same model and ...
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Windows explorer stop responding on laptop startup

From few days ago, I am seeing windows explorer not working or not responding on my laptop startup. The whole desktop screen and also mouse cursor stop responding. I have to wait for some time and ...
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PC Continues fast short beep or Continues long beep

I hope I can ask this one here. Can Anyone please help me on this. I was trying to format my pc since the bootmgr is missing., MY pc has a motherboard Asus H61ME. I have a Video card GeForce GT 620 ...
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“DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE” on Windows 8.1

I'll jump straight into details and the steps of what I did to have made my laptop showing BSOD. Earlier time when I first bought this laptop: 1. Launched and played a game 2. Game playing halfway ...
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Linux HDD partition shows full. If live booted, contents add upto 13GB, but 235GB shows used by Gparted

I am using Debian Wheezy, I get constant notifications: 0 bytes left (i cannot download anything, so notifications are not erraneous). Disk Usage Analyzer shows only 13.2GB of files. Gparted shows ...
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Where is the RAM located in ASUS VivoBook K551LN?

I bought this laptop recently, and tried to change to 2x4 GB RAM sticks that I had bought (which is in my previous laptop now). I unscrewed the case at the bottom but I couldn't find any RAM slots, so ...
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asus P5P43TD PRO not recognizing new 4GB DDR3 1600MHz memory

So, this week I bought this new ram stick: http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search/?partid=kvr16n11s8/4 DDR3 4GB 1600MHz SRX8 Kingston, 1.5V This is my motherboard: ...
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Computer reacting weird to RAM configurations

I have a very old computer a dell vostro 200 slim and it's playing up again. PC MANUAL The computer has worked fine for quite some time with 2 matched 1GB RAM modules and 2 mismatched 1GB ones. ...
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Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot

My wife was having dinner in front of (on top of) the laptop and she spilled some soup onto it, right above the touchpad. Almost all of the soup ended up in the upper DIMM slot which sits underneath ...
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If a motherboard doesn't support ram freq, is still compatible?

For example, my Asrock P67 Extreme4 says this: Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory Is the ram at 2400 Mhz compatible? Will the performance be downgraded or ...
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Slow Harddrive is Dragging the System

I have an HP Pro 3000 SFF running Window 8.1 Update 1 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It uses an Intel G45s Chipset, a Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500 GB harddrive, an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor, and has 4 ...
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Running Debian 2.6 in RAM

I am currently trying to setup an embedded computer in order to load its filesystem into RAM, to avoid writing anything on the real disk but to run applications normally though. Everything should run ...
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Octal Dump is taking too long, and is only using 6% of cpu

I am trying to do an Octal Dump on a large binary file (roughly 50 GB) and it is taking much longer then it should. We are running this on a $7000 4-processor Thinkmate with 4 Core-Intel Xeons and 1 ...
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How to defragment RAM by command in text file

In the old days: 99' I used utility to free some RAM memory but I remember that there is also a command which invoked can force Windows XP(then Windows 98SE) to free some RAM. Does anybody remembers ...
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RAM being used…, by what? Who is eating my RAM? [duplicate]

since some days ago, my computer starts as normal but, as the time goes by, the RAM usage keeps adding up, until it reaches 75% of my RAM (+-9 GB, out of 12 GB). And what's interesting is this: ...
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shift space from /home to /var in centos

I want to increase the space of /var folder.The output of df -h is [root@localhost ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_livecd-lv_root ...
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BSOD after power cuts

I have a self-build PC (OS: Windows 7). Normally I had a BSOD (Blue screen of death) once every 2-3 months. I kinda ingnored that. But 2 days ago I had 4 short power cuts (about a minute long each) in ...
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When buying RAM on a budget, do I choose higher capacity or lower latency?

I would like to know how much of a difference is attainable by using RAM with lower timings and whether that difference is justified by the price. Phrased differently, will lower latency RAM also have ...
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I need help unlocking my Dell Inspiron (N7110) BIOS (Version: A13)

Can some please help to unlock the features for Dell Inspiron 17r (N7110). The latest revision of the BIOS is A13 and can be found at; ...
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How to identify a DIMM that does not have DDR2 or DDR3 written over it?

The RAM I have has an identity code 'pc3-10600u-999 hf' Upon searching for details I find only one result i.e. 'Ramaxel' DDR3. Alternatives such as Kingston or Corsair or Transcend does not show up. ...
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So-DIMM to DIMM adapter?

I have some nice 4GB SO-DIMMs from a broken workstation laptop that I would like to put to use in my desktop. Would this be possible? I did a bit of googling and found a SoDIMM to DIMM adapter on ...
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My computer takes 2 minutes to load MS Excel. Is RAM the culprit?

My main laptop is broken and I am using my old one. It performs office work slowly, and I was particularly upset when it took 2 minutes to load MS Excel. I know this is not a specific question, but ...
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Can a program break a cpu and/or gpu?

For the record I have posted this question on other forums and nobody has a clue. I have an Alienware 14 (Intel i7 4700MQ and GeForce GTX 765M). A while ago I ran an emulated version of the original ...
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Why does wmic tells my memory speed is 1333MHz, but Speccy says 665MHz?

I've checked my computer specs, and I saw I had memory in 1333MHz speed. I've checked it in wmic (see pic) and it's true. B ut i've checked it in Speccy (see pic) and it shows 665MHz. I've checked ...
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Computer doesn't get further than motherboard screen after installing new ram?

I just go new Kingston Hyper Beast DDR3 8x2GB kit in the door, but when I install them into my board, either my monitor doesn't react at all, or I get the motherboard screen which causes a restart and ...
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Whats the meaning of “???” in ls command output

I am using WD my passport hard disk. when i use ll -l command in my hard drive it shows as below ls: cannot access The.Big.Bang.Theory.S07E15.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4: No such file or directory ls: cannot ...
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GDDR5 memory addressing confusion

I'm trying to develop a GDDR5 controller and am slightly confused regarding the JEDEC spec document - the different memory configuration possibilities all seem to be short three address bits to attain ...
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What happens if a RAM gets filled completely

I have a laptop of 1 GB RAM. When I did my schooling, my computer teacher said me that RAM is the workspace of any computer devices. Whenever I came across a computer book for beginners, I was able to ...
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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 ...