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

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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 ...
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Dell poweredge R620 RAM Population

In my Dell poweredge R620 server i install 8GB 12 Memory stick in slot B1-B12,but some memory stick not showing(B5,B6,B9,B10),server usable memory is 64gb now.Plz suggest me RAM population. Edit:All ...
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How to control when and how much Ubuntu uses swap memory?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 guest virtual box on Windows 7 host. Recently, following instructions here, I created a 7GB swap on my Ubuntu guest which has been running super-slow on 3.6GB RAM with no ...
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When using laptop for heavy duty statistical analysis is it more important to have highest possible RAM or fastest possible processor?

I'm starting a private equity company and need to buy a laptop that can perform heavy duty statistical analysis. I don't know if I should focus on finding a laptop with the highest possible RAM or a ...
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Dell Optiplex GX520 Blank when turned on

I have a problem with my Dell Optiplex GX520 PC. Everytime i turned on the PC, its always show nothing, and the power light are Orange (which means still booting), i waited for 1 hour, it turned green ...
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Boot loop after restart pc

Is there anyone who has an idea why my pc is keep restarting? Kinda disturbing when i try to intsall new os on new SSD . And every time i restart the pc either via the reset button or from the Windows,...
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How to check if I have DDR3 or DDR3L

On the sticker of my laptop and on the website of the seller it says that I have DDR3 module. However running speccy and cpu-z it looked like the module is running at 1.35V also I removed the case and ...
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1x8gb or 2x4gb for Fujitsu Lifebook E8420?

http://sp.ts.fujitsu.com/dmsp/publications/public/ds-lifebook-e8420.pdf C2D P8700 2.53GHz DDR3 supported capacity RAM (max.) 4 GB Memory notes 8 GB - with future memory modules. For ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 apache2: Loading perl modules yields “failed to map segment from shared object at ”

I recently upgraded my desktop to 64 bit Ubuntu 16.04. I have an apache server running mod_perl that loads a variety of perl modules for my site algebra.com. That works great in production and ...
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Compaq 15-s103TX Notebook PC RAM Dimensions : 7.6 x 2.5 x 1 cm & 10.4 x 8.9 x 1 cm

Today I opened my Compaq 15-s103TX Notebook PC and found that it has an empty RAM slot. So I thought of upgrading it to 8GB RAM (old 4GB + New 4GB). I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and here is the output of ...
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Does Windows 7 uses all this memory while doing nothing?

I have a fresh installation of Windows 7 on my pc. The pc is not new, but now it's super slow. Also, now the fan is always making noise. I think I've installed all the drivers. I don't think that I ...
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How much of logical memory is actually allocated for each process on disk?

Suppose the processor is 32 bit. So each process running on that processor gets 2^32 bits of logical memory. If the system is having n processes, is n*2^32 bits allocated on disk? where is it ...
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Is it normal for mke2fs to consume above 100MB or RAM?

When I run mke2fs -t [ext2|ext3|ext4] /dev/sda1 program consumes above 100 MB of memory which can be quite problematic for embedded system. Is that normal behaviour? Is there a way to lower it somehow?...
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What is faster: Intel's Optane SSD or RAM?

Time ago here was a question about speed comparison between SSD and RAM. So, RAM was much faster. It's ok. But Intel announced huge speed update with Optane SSD's. So, and probably we should try to ...
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Laptop SSD and RAM update

I guess this question does not only apply to my particular situation, but in case these details matter: I have Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop, and I bought a 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD version with plans to buy ...
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Why 2.66 GB usable in 4 GB ram? [duplicate]

I am having windows 10 pro 64 bit OS,With 4 Gb RAM. But in memory section its showing 2.66 GB usable. Why? doing some research(Googling) I found that 32 bit machine can't utilize the full RAM. But ...
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My new motherboard Asus Z10PE-D16 WS doesn't start

I have purchased the following components : Asus Z10PE-D16 WS 2 CPU : Intel Xeon E5-2658 v3 2 Fans : Noctua NH-U12S Power Supply : EVGA SuperNOVA 1300W GOLD Ram : Kingston KVR21R15D4K4/64 RAM 64Go ...
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Power-off on CPU-intensive task

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I'm a bit lost at the moment: I recently looked into this project which is quite memory and cpu intensive. Everytime I start a calculation my ...
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Is pairing an i5 6200U with 16 GB of RAM a bad idea?

Every site (except for one) I look on, the allowable/offered combinations of processor (i5 or i7) and RAM (8 or 16 GB) are as follows: i5-6XXXU 8 GB i7-6XXXU 8 GB i7-6XXXU 16 GB What I want is an ...
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If a CPU says “supports ddr4 2100” buit my motherboard can overclock my ram, will that even work?

I'm buying an MSI X99A motherboard. Only two CPUs support it though, the i7 5820 and 5930. Both of the processors say "Supports ddr4 2100" I bought ddr4 3000 RAM and the motherboard says ...
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Windows 10 Non paged Pool Memory Usage

Using Poolmon.exe I saw something really bizzare. One of the tag is using 23GB of memory, but my PC only has 16G of memory in total. How is that possible? From the task manager I can see the nonpaged ...
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How can I expand Bluestacks memory in Windows 10?

My computer recently updated to Windows 10. Since then, Bluestacks (which I use mainly to access Whatsapp) has a very limited amount of space, and when I try to download pictures/videos it tells me ...
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What does Max Supported Size for RAM actually mean?

I'm wanting to upgrade the RAM in an Acer Aspire 5253-BZ602. This is what the CNet specs page says: Max Supported Size 8 GB So what does that actually mean? Can I put a single 8GB stick in one ...
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the Asus A8N5X Motherboard Manual says maximum 4 GB memory is there a way to increase that?

The Asus A8N5X Motherboard Manual says maximum 4 GB DDR memory. 1 GB per slot. Is there a way to increase that? Such as perhaps by upgrading the CPU or am I just hopefully dreaming?
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How to install Linux/Windows with bad RAM

I have a sub-notebook (Sony VAIO SVP) where Windows boots to a BSOD. By now, I have found out that the RAM has some errors. Since RAM, CPU and FlashDrive are solderd to the board and the warranty has ...
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Why swap isn't in use ennough on my system

I have Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie). I have this output of free: olga@olgacomp:~$ free -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2.0G 1.9G ...
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Page file in windows 10

I have recently got a new laptop with Windows 10 installed, and noticed that instead of 235GB my TotalCommander lists only 133GB as busy and 91GB as free, so 224GB in total and I have little idea ...
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Determine part/ model numbers & specs of Motherboard, Memory & CPU for network of PCs

Is there some easy way to pull this information from a network of PCs? To this individually on a machine here are the ways: How can I find out what motherboard is in my computer? http://www....
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When I run this process, it pushes all others out of RAM. Is there any way to prevent this?

I like to leave my browser, email, and other applications running while I'm gaming. Now that I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows with 16 GB of RAM, I can do this easily, and even switch between a ...
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Computer crashes and BSODs for no obvious reason - Windows 10

So this is kind of a long-run problem. My computer experiences program crashes of all sorts and BSODs. It's gone through several reinstalls but somehow always ends up the same way. I don't know what ...
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Chipset supports 8gb of RAM but computer is 32bit?

I have a Compaq Pressario SR1222NX that I am looking to upgrade the RAM on. So the max supported RAM is for my computer is 4 GB. This makes sense to me as the 32 bit address limit is 4GB. However......
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Windows 7 Professional 64bit 8gb Ram installed 2.98gb usable

I've noticed this evening that my Windows 7 (Pro 64 bit) machine is only showing 2.98GB of RAM as usable from a total of 8GB (see 1st image). I've looked at the Task Manager (see 2nd image) and it ...
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How do you underclock RAM (with Gigabyte F2 UEFI)?

I've purchased an AMD A10 7850K with a Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3HP and 8GB 2400MHz Corsair RAM for my computer. The problem is that the AMD A10 7850K doesn't support RAM at 2400 MHz, so I'm trying to ...
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Is it possible to write data to hard disk or any memory at 1Gbps ? if not why and how can we achieve that

If I am getting a data at 1Gbps from any sensor or any hardware. how can I write it to memory with same speed ? I am not bothering about data I want writing speed should match with my receiving speed.
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How to choose which RAM for my PC

I am trying to add some RAM to my system. There are my specifications: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Hard drive: Samsung EVO Pro 256 GB SSD Mainboard: Asus M4N72-E ...
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Can You Copy the RAM contents as-is to File-System on Windows [duplicate]

My question: Is it possible to copy the contents of RAM to the file-system? (Windows) Additionally, is it possible to copy the RAM contents for a specific process? Reason: This largely revolves ...
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my windows 10 pc got really slow although CPU and memory usage is fine. what else can I do?

since two weeks my windows 10 pc got really slow, and I have no idea why. I can still do everything, but everything takes much longer to a degree that I'm struggling to get my school work done. ...
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Motherboard errors in work with memory

I have some problems with my motherboard. Some time ago there was BSOD every month ion my Win7. I've checked memory and MemTest showed (from 10 to 120) errors. Next i checked this memory with others ...
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Windows (or maybe Chrome) “micro” freezes

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 on a quite decent machine (16GB DDR3 Ram, i7 4770k, Asrock Z87 Pro4, Samsung 830pro). More lately, the feeling of using it became more and more slowly, without really ...
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How can debug the computer freezes

I have PC with Win10 OS my problem was in windows when it freeze the system immediately reboot itself. i search about memory dump files in %SystemRoot% directory but nothing there. I reinstalled the ...
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EDAC bridge lost 6000+ errors

I've setup two new servers for virtualization, and after working with them for a few hours i noticed a lot of error messages, starting at boot I get an error saying `EDAC sbridge: lost 150 memory ...
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Looking for Clarification on Binary Prefix Logic / History vs. SI Prefix

Recently I've looked into the SI and Binary prefixes used for digital storage / computing in general, and I'm still not sure I understand the logic behind the Binary prefix (actual question at the ...
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Memory usage is high despite having only Chrome open

I've got a Dell 13z notebook with 8 gb of RAM (DD3, 666 Mhz). With 2 active Chrome tabs open, I somehow got 41% of my memory used. How is this possible? The top consuming processes running (the ones ...
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What happens when putting very fast RAM in slower Mobo with slower CPU?

This is a dumb question and I'm a bit ashamed of having to ask but it's the first time I stumbled across it. Let's say I have an i7 5960X with support for DDR4 1333/1600/2133, an ASUS X99E-WS which ...
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Is using a 3200MHz DDR4 Memory O.C.?

I was selecting the parts for a new Server when i read in the specifications of the motherboard (Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5) this: Support for DDR4 3466(O.C.) /3400(O.C.) /3333(O.C.) /3300(O.C.) /3200(...
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all external hardware stops working randomly and windows freezes

recently i built a new rig and i get this weird freeze very randomly, while playing games, watching youtube videos, browsing, or using any other applications, when it freezes all external hardware ...
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Which of these three systems need its RAM to be upgraded and why [closed]

These are the images of 'Memory' section of Resource Monitor for 3 systems; The two with 8GB RAM have core i7 cpu while the one with 4GB of RAM has core i5 cpu; Based on these graphs which of these ...