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

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Video Card in a laptop

I have a toshiba satellite series laptop with Intel 4000 HD graphics.with only 16mb left of VRAM.I want to know if buying a new graphic card will increase my VRAM and is it possible to add a new ...
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Laptop freezing constantly; sometimes no operation system found

It's a few years old Acer. It was used with Win7 for many years, and the user always complained how "everything freezes", or how it says "Operation system not found" when trying to power-up, etc etc. ...
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1 stick of 4x4 gb wont be recognized as 16gb BUT 4gb

I have one RAM stick modell CML16GX3M4A1600C9 Corsair 1600mhz (4x4gb)16GB . First i used two RAMS sticks modell BLS4G3D1609DS1S00.16FED2 4GB each and my computer works good with 8 gb installed , and ...
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Force memory allocation for Java VM in Windows 7 32-bit

How can I start a Java program with large max heap? I use a memory hog program (CrashPlan) written in Java, which sometimes, at peak use, needs some 1.5 GB of memory (this is controlled by the ...
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Memory Capacity and Configuration in Ubuntu

I have Dell Inspiron 5521 Laptop having 4 GB RAM. I am planning to add 8GB RAM (CORSAIR DDR3L 1600). So, the Total RAM would be 4+8= 12 GB. I found the following information in Dell Specifications ...
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Creating a “virtual” RAID 0 on top of two drives in Windows?

I would like a very fast area for large files to be stored quickly across multiple drives (preferably temporarily). It would be like how a RAM disk takes up memory until you disable it, but across two ...
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RAM for Intel CPU [duplicate]

I bought some RAM for my computer that said it was only compatible with AMD CPUs. I didn't realize what this meant at the time of purchase and almost ruined my computer trying to use it with my Intel ...
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What type of memory is this? [duplicate]

The laptop only takes 1 stick of memory. I don't know the specifics of this memory beyond DDR3 1333. Is it with parity, without parity? What else do I need to know to buy a replacement? ...
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BackTrack stuck at BootScreen

I have the ISO file of backtrack and I use to make bootable USB stick using RUFUS. BackTrack load up and run smoothly on my PC but when I plug the same USB into my new LAPTOP it stuck in boot screen( ...
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Hardware reserved ram

I have 16 GB ram ,2 8 GB Memory Sticks. my CPU is AMD FX 8350,ASUS M5A78LM USB3 motherboard and and corsair 1600Mhz 2 8gb ram sticks i have using it for a while and it has been working great. just ...
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My 32bits Windows 7 using only 2.39Gb over 6Gb installed [duplicate]

I've just bought a 6Gb RAM PC and reinstalled Windows 7 32 bits on it. I remarked : 6 Gb installed, 2.39 Gb usable. How to use all the installed memory ?
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how to disable system and compressed memory (reason? screen freeze)

I have an hp laptop core i7-6700hq 12gb ram preinstalled windows 10 sometimes my screen freezes I think that's because of "system and compressed memory" because as soon as it unfreezes I check task ...
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Limit memory usage of Java 8 application (SceneBuilder)

I'm experiencing trouble with (what appears to be) memory leaks in JavaFX Scene Builder. I have filed a bug report, but in the meantime my system sometimes gets unbearably slow as Scene Builder uses ...
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Where is the Available MBytes option in Windows 7 perfmon, that is in Win XP perfmon?

I don't know much about perfmon, but I see that Win XP has an option "Available MBytes" under "Memory" after right clicking the graph and clicking "add counter". As shown in this screenshot Where ...
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Is there a disadvantage in starting multiple applications simultaneously?

Basically I'm wondering if a principle like cache locality, i.e. it's advantegous to access consecutive pieces of memory because usually bigger chunks of that memory are loaded into cache, also ...
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Motherboard(MSI X99A GAMING 7) and RAM(Dominator Platinum Series) for i7-4820k, will this work?

A year ago I decided to upgrade my computer specs. I've bought a GTX980, an i7-4820k, and a motherboard Asus Z97-E. When the computing technician was going to build my PC, he told me that the ...
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What is the minimum amount of RAM required to run Linux Kernel in ARM cortex-a5?

I want to know what is the minimum amount of RAM required to run Linux Kernel (4.6) in ARM cortex-a5. Now I am using 32MB PSRAM but whenever I am loading vmlinux (elf format) through debugger to ...
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Why do programs allocate so much memory for simple commands?

Valgrind reports that whois allocates a lot of memory even if I just ask for its version. $ valgrind whois --version ==18086== Memcheck, a memory error detector ==18086== Copyright (C) 2002-2015, and ...
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Apache not responding for wordpress

We are running a apache server on google cloud. Below is the server spec Machine type : n1-standard-1 (1 vCPU, 3.75 GB memory) CPU platform : Intel Ivy Bridge I have hosted a wordpress ...
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Any way to get Linux to dump stack info for a process before oom-killing it?

Trying to debug an infrequent (albeit painful) oom-killed HTTP process on a Centos 6 box. I get the usual in logs: Out of memory: Kill process 14466 (httpd) score 405 or sacrifice child And the ...
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Is there a way to disable a page in google chrome from hogging memory?

I like to play Heroes of the Storm on occasion, and often I look at hotslogs.com while I am playing. I notice either a memory leak or something hogging my CPU while the site is running though. Is ...
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RAM memory allocated to Windows 7 64 bit guest machine in VirtualBox

I have a laptop with 12 GB of RAM running Xubuntu. Then I have Windows 7 64 bit running as a guest machine in VirtualBox. My question: I have allocated 6 GB of RAM to Windows 7 guest machine in the ...
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Can I use ReadyBoost on Windows 10 with a USB Drive to increase the RAM available for usage in R

R works in memory and Windows 10 provides a feature called ReadyBoost to increase the amount of working memory(well sort of). By using ReadyBoost with an 8GB USB Drive and 8GB RAM on my laptop can I ...
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Is my computer using too much RAM, possible faulty drivers?? My results using PoolMon

Lately I have been getting Memory Management BSODs. I have 16GB of RAM, so i am unsure as to why this is happening. My SWAP usage would sometimes get high, but i am not sure if that is a related ...
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Bios and System showing different RAM size

I just installed DDR2 2 GB Ram into my PC where i have already installed 1 GB Ram. I check bios it showing correct total 3GB RAM but system properties showing only 2 GB. I also check using Z-CPU id ...
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Laptop RAM Upgradation Parameters [duplicate]

I have 2 gb DDR3 1333mhz laptop ram and i want to buy another 4 gb ram DDR3 of 1333mhz but of differnt brand . so is it ok if only frequencies of 2 rams are matching or do i need to look into another ...
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dmidecode - No memory controller information

I'm trying to gather information about the memory controller on a server. It's custom-built (not by me) so I have no reference manual. OS is XenServer 6.5. MoBo is GigaByte GA-6PXSV4. This is what I ...
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Can't get dual-channel memory status from Linux — why?

I have a slot A3+ motherboard (Gigabyte ATX GA990ZA-UD3-R5) with an AMD FX-8320E CPU and two 8Gb memory sticks (identical, bought together as a kit). I followed the instructions on the manual and ...
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Computer with high specs lags for some reason. Don't know why

My computer has pretty decent specs. Windows 10.1 i5 3.7ghz processor 16GB Ram 4GB Nvidia GTX 980 Graphics Card CCleaner is run regularly. Over the last few weeks the computer has begun lagging and ...
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Why is my ssd's available space randomly changing?

I have a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 which currently has about 25GB free space. Once booted I can open My Computer and while doing nothing, watch as the free space randomly fluctuates until there is no ...
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Can I use DDR3L SODIMM instead of DDR3 SODIMM

I have a Asus laptop x552vl-sx031d and I have pushed it up to 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB). Since I'm a software developer I really need more than that. So I wanted to buy 8GB DDR3L modules to replace my DDR3 ...
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How to solve “system and compressed memory” taking 50% of the CPU? [duplicate]

Recently I connected a second hard drive to my laptop. After that system and compressed memory started eating 50% of the CPU. I removed new hard drive and it became normal. How to solve this issue?
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Error 0xc000021a when booting Windows 7, cannot install Windows 10

The situation is as follows: A Windows 7 machine whose PSU was replaced not too long ago has started failing to boot, with startup repair, sfc and dism and anything similar doing nothing. However, ...
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My BIOS sometimes recognizes only half of available RAM

I have been having RAM problems for 4 days now. Of 4 installed GiB RAM, sometimes 4 GiB are recognized by BIOS, sometimes only 2. 2 days ago I cleaned the copper contact points of the RAM modules ...
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What is the Optimal Virtual Memory Size For 8 GB RAM | WIN 10?

I would like to ask experts that What is the optimal Virtual Memory Size For 8 GB RAM | WIN 10 and how you calculate? I know the system says 1906 MB is recommended but is it enough or I should set ...
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Java. How do I override initial arguments?

I am in a pickle with a java application. When It launches it uses -Xmx 256m and Xss 2m. I need to make it use more ram because it keeps crashing when running out of ram. So I use java -jar ...
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Why is my computer overheating after installing 2 new ram 4g ddr2

My motherboard is a ms-7390 and currently running it with 4gigs of ram made up of 2 2gig ddr2 sticks. My computer is overheating after upgrading to 8gigs and replacing the sticks with 2 4gig ddr2 ...
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After RAM upgrde, Ubuntu 14.04 does work with 2GB but works with 1 GB

I have an Sony Vaio laptop which had 1GB RAM (512MB X 2 ). I wanted to upgrade to 2GB as the laptop supports up to 2GB. When I tried to use 2GB RAM on Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit it boots, passes the BIOS ...
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What is PC66 RAM and Can I Use It? [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7297 that I am planning on upgrading the RAM from 6GB to 16GB. According to CPU-Z, I am using DDR3 with a Max Bandwidth of PC3-12800 (800 MHz), but when looking at ...
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more than 98% of ram usage by svchost

Recently I am facing some problem that I can't understand the reason.I start my computer and after a few minutes ram usage goes up to 98% only svchost use it.I don't know what to do.To overcome the ...
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Laptop RAM upgradation Issue

I have Samsung lapatop with 2 Gb RAM and i want to upgrade it . Now the question is my laptop has 2 slots. 1 filled wih 2gb ram and another one is empty. that empty slot i want to fillup with another ...
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Memory access on 32/64 bit Windows, freeze

So I have this old laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 and I tried upgrading it's RAM from 2GB to 2*4GB (8GB). I was on a Windows 8 x32, and it worked, but only 3 out of 8GB were usable. So I tried to ...
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Laptop black screen, no boot, only fan is spinning?

I have Samsung NP350E7C-A01US laptop. It was working like a charm. Today I removed RAM and inserted another one. It worked fine. After that, inserted old RAM, but it didn't boot. When I press ...
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Is there a way to limit buffer cache size in linux?

I've got program consuming a lot of memory during I/O operations, which is a side effect of performing loads of them. When I run program using direct_io the memory issue is gone but time it takes for ...
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Will increasing RAM of my laptop with Core i3 processor, from 3gb to 8gb, speed up my laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron n5110. It has a Core i3 processor, and 3gb RAM. I have been told that I can install a maximum of 8gb RAM in my system. When I run Android Studio on it (while a Google Chrome ...
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Revo uninstaller ridiculous memory usage

I'm using revo uninstaller pro to uninstall around 130 programs in one batch. It does them one at a time, so I'd imagine no harm could happen. Though I felt my computer being very slow, so I checked ...
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How does the mbr transfer it's control to the bootloader

What i know is the following Upon start-up, the BIOS goes through the following sequence: 1.Power-on self-test (POST) 2.Detect the video card’s (chip’s) BIOS and execute its code to initialize the ...
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“Memory Size Test Fail” on newly purchased 6900k

I just finished piecing my new build together. I am using the same PSU (Corsair 850i), video card, and SSD as my previous build, which was working without any issues. After I started a game up (any ...
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How do you clear the drive cache in Windows?

I am developing an I/O bound application, and I am trying to track down a bug that occurs when reading from slow moving drives. The problem with tracking down this Heisenbug is that something - the ...
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PC locks up when RAM oversubscribed

As occasionally happens, my computer locked up today. The screen was frozen, the mouse unresponsive, and there was no response when I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del and Shift+Ctrl+Esc. In this case it was the ...