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

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Screen flicker and freeze after ram upgrade on laptop

I recently bought a new ram (8gb sodimm ddr3 1600 which is dual channel 2x4gb; specifically g.skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ) to replace my 4gb ram which is specifically: M471B5273CH0-CK0. After booting ...
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Memory configuration on server

I have an HP server and by default it comes with 4GB of memory installed. Because I'm short of money I want to know if its possible to buy 8GB at 1600MHz and still use that 4GB at 1333MHz (not in dual ...
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Byte addressable memory and ISA [closed]

I am trying to clear some confusion regarding instruction set architecture and how memory is accessed. Basically I know that in byte addressable memory, data is stored byte by byte either in ...
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Windows 8.1 error: Not enough memory to move a file

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a machine with an i5 at 2.5 Ghz and 16GB of installed RAM. There is about 80GB free disk space. When I'm trying to move one file from one folder to another, I get this ...
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Dell Vostro display errors after ram upgrade

I upgraded ram in my dell vostro 1440 laptop. From 2x2gb: to 2x4gb (http://www.kingston.com/hyperx/memory/impact -Impact SODIMM - 8GB Kit* (2x4GB) - DDR3L 1600MHz CL9 SODIMM). The laptop starts ...
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RAM choice when CPU supports max. 1333MHZ - 16GB in 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz? Same price level [closed]

I’ve read that both the processor and motherboard determine the max. speed of RAM for your system. System: Asus K53SV-SX146V Processor: i5-2410M - supports RAM up to 2x 8GB 1333mhz Motherboard: ...
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Can't find ram on ASUS & what is Max RAM?

I am looking to upgrade the ram in my Asus X54C laptop. Currently, it is running on 2GB (according to Control Panel > System). Mr.Memory @ this link says 4GB is the maximum. They also say: This ...
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Can a 32 bit process (game) use more than 4gb of video memory?

With graphic cards coming out in 6gb, 8gb, and 12gb configurations, can x32 bit games actually use that much? or do the games just use the direct X or openGL driver, which provides an interface for ...
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Recovering RAM data from a frozen PC using a ColdBoot attack

Initial Question: How to extract computer memory data when computers are frozen. I removed my question from that topic to post here per request. This article is a how-to tutorial on using a ...
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Spontaneous reboots of system

I have an older desktop (i7-920, 2.66 GHz) which I built a number of years ago but have noticed that it now spontaneously reboots (with differing error messages). This is a secondary machine with my ...
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How to extract computer memory data when computers are frozen

So basically my computer is in deadlock, pressing caplock does not light up caplock led and nothing in the screen ever moves. So computer has frozen. In such case, would it be possible to obtain or ...
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What part of installed RAM can be used at maximum?

Yesterday I added 4 GB RAM to my Acer 5749z http://www.cnet.com/products/acer-aspire-5749z-4809-15-6-pentium-b960-windows-7-home-premium-64-bit-4-gb-ram-500-gb-hdd/specs/ so it now is tottaly 8 GB. ...
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Is 24% Memory (RAM) used with no programs running normal for a Surface Pro 2? [closed]

I have been noticing that I’m running out of memory during a combination of tasks that I have always done on my device with no issue. I am trying to figure out if maybe one of the Surface’s RAM sticks ...
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What could cause out_of_memory & __alloc_pages

Sadly my server is permanently hangging due to out of memory: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: Call Trace: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: [<ffffffff800cb625>] ...
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Fix 0xC0000005 application crash error?

Almost all my installed programs (Firefox, skype, other 3rd party programs, ...) crash. They all assigned with EventID:1000 and Exception code: 0xc0000005. I have tried to change the memory but ...
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Dell Latitude E6420 8GB memory showing as 3GB Windows 7 [duplicate]

This is what RAMMON is showing; Ram Type DDR3 Not Populated Maximum Clock Speed (MHz) 666.67 (JEDEC) Maximum Transfer Speed (MHz) DDR3-1333 Maximum Bandwidth (MB/s) PC3-42600 Memory ...
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Disable swapping out of readonly pages etc. on linux?

Is there any way to prevent Linux from ever swapping out anything but rather go right to the OOM killer if it runs out of physical RAM? Background I have a Linux workstation that every once in a ...
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Is 2 GB and 4 GB of RAM installed possible? [closed]

My motherboard has 2 slots of RAM. Is it possible for a 2 GB and 4 GB installed? will the computer show 6 GB usable? windows 7 64 bit, ddr3. thank you mates.
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VMware workstation occasionaly can't use all my physically memory?

My VMware workstation occasionally gives me "not enough physical memory available to start this VM" when I have 2-3GB assigned to my VM and in my preferences I have 6GB ram for all my VMs and my ...
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What's the difference between CL6 and CL11 RAM?

As a response to this question I asked, I tracked the issue down to my RAM and had it RMA'd. Long story short: I got refunded by the seller (since the Kingston RMA process is only available for North ...
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Long beep after formatting an Acer X1430 desktop

I booted up this machine using a Fedora Live USB stick, did a backup and proceeded to format the hard drive using GParted. Opened the disk tray and inserted my Windows 7 installation disk. Everything ...
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Intel Xeon CPU E5-4627 low performance?

Recently I did some experiments with the new Xeon series and found: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-4627 v2 @ 3.30GHz Average latency of shared memory write:- 707 ns Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2690 0 @ ...
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Installing new SODIMM RAM for laptop

My laptop is the following: Dell Inspiron 1764 i3 M 300 @ 2.13GHz Originally it came with 3GB RAM. I run Windows 7 64bit. So I have bought the following SODIMM RAM for my laptop, in order to ...
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Window 8 : RAM usage (committed memory) [duplicate]

I have a 4 GB RAM memory. In task manager you can see tha Committed memory is 5,6/7,9 GB RAM. Why that if In use memory is just 3,1 GB ? Is Windows using the Page File ?
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Is it possible to use RAM in a RAID-1 configuration?

If I have two or more memory modules, can I get a system to use them in RAID-1 ("RAIM"?) as a poor-man's ECC?
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How to exceed manufacturer supported memory RAM

I have an intel pentium D 940 processor. I have tried ms config then check the maximum memory changed it to maximum, 6k+mb but when i click apply after restart it goes back again to 1025mb. I ...
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Address space of Itanium (IA64) processors

I've recently learned that AMD-64 (x86_64) processors - while theoretically capable of addressing 64-bits of address space, actually only address 48-bits. Evidently, AMD did not think a full 64-bit ...
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Running Windows 8.1 with defective ram

I had a defective ram stick and I don't have money to get a new one yet. The bad memory sector is somewhere between 2.4GB and 2.6GB. I was using linux but now i dual boot with windows 8.1 because I ...
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Excessive overheating of laptop after disk partitioning

I have a laptop-pc (Samsung series 7 notebook and windows 8 installed) of about a year and a half old. It has been working completely fine for the most part until recently when I partitioned its hard ...
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Computer hangs at “Verifying DMI pool data” after adding second RAM module

I have a machine that currently has one 2GB stick of DDR2 667 MHz RAM. I'm trying to upgrade to 4GB by adding a second 2GB DDR2 667 MHz stick. When I install the second stick of RAM the computer gets ...
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Windows 7 uses up all of my ram after idling for 3 to 4 hours

I have been experiencing this problem for over a week now and it is starting to annoy me. Here is what's going on: I usually leave my computer running overnight (Really poor habit I have) It isn't ...
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Assuming a PC has plenty of RAM, will an ssd make web browsing significantly faster? [closed]

Assuming a PC has plenty of RAM (as many cheap laptops with HDDs do), will an SSD make web browsing significantly faster? Is an SSD a worthwhile investment for someone who's in google docs and gmail ...
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Is MemTest86+ Testing All My Memory?

I have a Lenovo D20 workstation that's crashing on boot. 64GB of memory are installed, but /proc/meminfo reports only 2.94GB available, so I'm running memtest86+ to check for memory errors. The system ...
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The relationship between commit charge, standby lists and available physical memory?

Saw this thread but I believe it does not fully answer my question so here goes. I am on Windows 8 Enterprise, 4 Gb RAM on board, pagefile enabled. I am looking at my performance indicators and I see ...
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explorer.exe eating memory like crazy

I have a Windows 7 operating system. When I boot up and do nothing, explorer.exe starts to consume memory like crazy, like around 2GBs and so. When I kill it from task manager, everything is still ...
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DDR4 Module/Bank Management

I'm a bit confused about how DDR4 works in detail. I'm not very familiar with DDR details or Memory-Controller details. So far DDR4 is advertised everywhere that the transferrates of DDR4 accumulate ...
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Windows 8: window is black or white after maximizing

Window of any program is black or white after maximizing it and the computer is very slow until the actuall view of program is drawn (it takes at least 5 seconds). This occurs after working for a long ...
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Find average CPU, vMem, sMem usage on 1, 5, and 15min

I am trying to find at time T the average CPU usage on 1, 5, and 15min, just like what you get from /proc/loadavg Same thing for virtual memory, and swap memory. I would be fine with a python ...
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Running out of space on RAM after FTP'ing files for few hours on Linux

On my embedded system, I have an application running on Linux, which does FTP of a file which is 130KB in size and saves it on RAM, once every second over a LAN. I delete the files once I process ...
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Are DDR3 rams OK for my motherboard? [closed]

I have a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L motherboard and Pentium(R) Dual-CoreE5500 2.80GHz processor. I want to buy a DDR3 ram. Are my motherboard and processor suitable for DDR3 rams? If the answer is yes, how ...
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“Not enough memory” VMware Player 6.0.3 running OSX Mavericks

As of recently I seem to be getting the following error when trying to start up my VM (OSX Mavericks) with 8GB of RAM. "Not enough physical memory is available to power on the virtual machine with ...
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GIMP fails to load large image

I have an approximately 7 gigabyte .ppm image, which I wish to open with GIMP. My computer (Windows 8) has 16GB of RAM, so I figured that GIMP should be able to open it fairly easily, as I have set ...
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understanding CPU,RAM,and Hard Disk Drive [duplicate]

I'm currently reading about how the computer works, specifically how the CPU, RAM, hard disk drive work together simultaneously. According to what I have read, the CPU uses what is called a control ...
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Storing more data then the adress width allows?

I'm learning how to design an 8-bit system and the CPU I have chosen has 16-bit addresses, but I want to store more data on a long term storage device(Flash), computers do this all the time, how is it ...
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PHP exec() causing memory usage to stay high?

I am quite new to using exec() command in php. I am using it along with this script called phantomJS (http://phantomjs.org/) to run a process which creates a pdf of my website's pages. The problem ...
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Windows 7: Swap file uses max, asks to close apps

I use Windows 7 Ultimate on an Acer Aspire S5-391 with 4GB of RAM. The system frequently asks me to close my programs, and says I have very small free RAM. I increased my paging file size to 10 GB and ...
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Visualize memory and its segment of process in Linux

I am currently trying to see memory segmentation in action of a process for learning purposes. I know the basic theory but what I hope for is to see how it work in a real program which I can debug. ...
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Processor and mother board ram frequency support

How do i find out what the max ram speed my mother board and processor support? I have a P8H67-M EVO which can be found here: http://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/P8H67M_EVO/ and i also have an i5 2310 ...
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Diagnosing RAM being damaged by other hardware

About a year ago I had trouble with some bad memory as discussed in my previous question. After that I replaced all 4 of my RAM sticks which solved the issue. About a week ago the issue ...
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RAM patch for Windows 7 32bit [closed]

I have to use Windows 7 32 bit in a computer, which I need to use a software which just works with this operating system unfortunately. I have 8GB RAM installed I applied the patch developed by ...