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

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How do I evaluate which RAM to buy as an upgrade?

Hello i have 2x4GB ddr3 rams operating at 1.35v here you can see http://gyazo.com/b7ce756c365d94e871aa7753f2c89319 im getting 2x4gb dd3 new ones ...
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Does memory get slower if we increase the size?

I mean if we increase the size of a sdram with same technology does the response time get slower? If it does, is it about complexity of digital logic?
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Running out of RAM without having any program to blame

Sine some weeks I'm regularly running out of RAM. I'm using Win 7 64 bit with 8 GB of RAM I am not running a huge amount of programs only skype, spotify and chrome but my RAm usage is always at around ...
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RAM Dissapearing and used RAM

I have been using my computer to play games using Steam such as CS:GO (Counter Strike: Global offensive) and TF2 and other common steam games. Steam itself runs fine, but my computer itself crashes ...
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Is there a way to find out max Memory per slot

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote Packard Bell (a division of Acer) Easynote TE69BM (ENTE69BM-29204G50Mnsk) laptop which has 4gb of memory stock. All PC scans show that there are two RAM slots, but when ...
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Netbook doesn't boot after ram replacement

I have a Samsung NC110 (NP-NC110-A03UK) and have tried to upgrade the memory (4gb to 8gb). After inserting the new RAM, the screen remains black after pressing the 'on' button. The fan and CPU turn on ...
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DDR2 RAM: Effective RAM dual channel frequency

Assuming the following DDR2 dual channel RAM setup on a Gigabyte P35-DS4 rev 1.0 board: Channel 0: Bank #0 : DDR2-800 Bank #1 : DDR2-800 Channel 1: Bank #0 : DDR2-1066 Bank #1 : DDR2-1066 Will the ...
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How do I find lower the amount of or find what is using committed memory?

I was recently looking at this question: Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage? when my task manager was doing just ...
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Are there any memory tests that will identify the slot where an error occured?

I'm experiencing symptoms that in the past have always led to a RAM issue, but in the past have had to go through the incredibly tedious process of working through a variety of lengthy RAM tests that ...
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3GB ram systems: 32bit or 64bit. Ram efficiency tradeoff? [duplicate]

I have a system with 3GB RAM installed. I am planning to move to Windows 8 and am considering whether to install the 32bit or 64bit version. Regarding CPU, drivers and software there are no issues ...
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Is it woth for me to invest in SSD and RAM for my 3 1/2 years old laptop? [closed]

I have an Samsung Q330 Laptop that I bought in July 2011. The specs are: CPU: Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz GPU: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 310M RAM: 4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20) Storage: ...
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Memtest throws same error after replacing memory module. MB issue?

I received a faulty computer with weird errors. My suspicion was a bad memory and after running memtest it found a lot of errors as soon as I started it (around the 1504th MB). Bought a new one and ...
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Lowering DDR3 speed back to 1333 after enabling XMP

I have following setup: GA-P55-UD3 Motherboard CPU i5-750 2.67Ghz I recently bought 8GB of Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz CL9 RAM but my system showed it as running at 1333Mhz so following some internet ...
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4Core1333-FullHD not using full 8GB of Ram

I have a 4Core1333-FullHD motherboard and have just put in 4x2GB DDR2 800MHz PC2-6300 240PIN DIMM nonECC desktop memory, and my 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium is only allowing / showing 3.56 GB as ...
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Windows 7 64-bit 3.2GB out of 8GB are used only

I recently bought 8GB of ram (2x4GB). And since I installed I checked in the resource monitor and it says that only 3.2GB are usable while the rest is "hardware reserved". It should be clear that the ...
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Memory Issues But memorytest is clean

I got a 16GB system, and lately (I have made no hardware changes lately and no real software changes either) its been doing weird things with crashing and not letting me use all the memory. SPECS: ...
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Connecting 2 computers

I have 2 computers, one that has a hard-drive, and one that doesn't. I want to connect these 2 computers and I'm wondering if I can do it without having a hard-drive on 1 of them and will the RAM on ...
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Is it possible to install 4GB (4X1GB chips) on a Gateway e6300?

I installed 4 1GB RAM chips in a used Gateway e6300, expecting a functional 4GB machine. The system beeped and failed to boot. So I tried taking out two of the chips - Two of the slots have white ...
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Installing AMD/ATI Radeon R9 290 graphics card

I am trying to upgrade my desktop system with an ATI Radeon R9 290 graphics card. The first time I boot with it plugged in, it doesn't even show the BIOS splash screen (the one with the press ...
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Black Screen afet ram upgrade on acer aspire one [closed]

So I tried upgrading my acer aspire one 725's ram from 2GB to 4GB by replacing the 2GB Ram module with a new 4GB ram module. The result is that i get a black screen when starting the computer. If ...
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Why is high repurposed standby memory a sign of memory pressure?

I've been watching an older episode of defrag tools, where Andrew Richards explains RAMMap (http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-6-RAMMap) At 24:45 he mentions that repurposing ...
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can I buy ddr3 ram for my laptop or I have to buy ddr2?

My laptop is Hp pavilion dv5 1041et http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&product=3793488 It has 4GB RAM (but my current windows is x86 so it does not matter). However I ...
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What should I do to upgrade my laptop? [closed]

I have a Acer Aspire One D270-268kk mini laptop. It currently has 500GB hard drive, Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 processor (1.60 GHz), 2GB RAM and is a 32-bit OS (Windows 7). I want to upgrade my PC so ...
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64GB SSD has a 12GB Pagefile

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and it came with a 64GB SSD as the main harddrive (note: Surface only has this drive, like a tablet). I am trying to free up some more space on my harddrive and ...
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Can 4 sticks of memory reduce CPU life?

In my experience (AM2+) it just seems like 4 sticks is unstable at any setting. I believe that running 4 @ 1066 5-5-5-15 (which is what the memory is rated for) has caused them to go bad. I started ...
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Maximum addressible/accessible filesystem?

From http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12345804/difference-between-blocks-and-sectors An OS which uses an 8bit ID field can track only 256 blocks, and therefore, by extension, only 256 files. ...
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Why isn't page used as the unit when calculating the maximum size of RAM a CPU can address?

Wikipedia says A page, memory page, or virtual page is a fixed-length contiguous block of virtual memory, described by a single entry in the page table. It is the smallest unit of data for ...
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Meaning of a block [closed]

From the Wikipedia definition of block: In computing (specifically data transmission and data storage), a block, sometimes called a physical record, is a sequence of bytes or bits, usually ...
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Which is the best way to clean the dust on the RAM?

Whenever I face a RAM issue in PC's or I want to clean the dusty particles in the RAM, I used to remove the RAM from its socket and rub its "copper contacts" with a eraser. Is it good to rub the RAM's ...
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Upgrading laptop RAM: format and speed questions [closed]

As I'm upgrading my laptop’s RAM—a Sony Vaio VPC-EB—and I want to consider some options. Currently my lp uses: 2x2 GB DDR3 1333(667) MHz SO-DIMMs. Questions: Clock speed - can I buy 1600? Why? What ...
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How does windows 7 know that it should not swap in data from a previous boot?

As you know, the page file is used as a buffer if your physical RAM runs out. But unless HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\ClearPageFileAtShutdown ...
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Persistent massive non-paged pool

Right, I've had to do this to remove a memory leak problem from the LAN driver + windows 8.1 which showed itself when I download things from steam. Now I have played Alien: Isolation and had a very ...
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What determines the page size and the cluster size?

Is the size of a memory page determined by the RAM itself, or by the OS? I.e., is the page size for a RAM the same for all OSes which use the RAM? Is the size of a cluster of a file system determined ...
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Are the size of a memory page and the size of a file system cluster always the same?

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_%28computer_memory%29 A page, memory page, or virtual page is a fixed-length contiguous block of virtual memory, described by a single entry in the page ...
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Explorer.exe uses up all my RAM [duplicate]

So I download a web page video game player. And I think it infected my system with a fake explorer.exe that uses from 100,000k RAM to 5,000,000k RAM. I have done everything in my power to get remove ...
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RAM 4GB to 8GB upgrade - not working

I have ASUS P5G41T-M LE motherboard and I run an old Pentium Dual-Core E5700 processor on it. Until today I ran 4GB RAM on it, precisely two KVR1333D3N9K2/4G planks and everything was fine. The ...
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RAM Timing: Is CAS Latency in READ command same as WRITE command?

As far as I know and according to wikipedia about CAS Latency: CL is the delay time between the moment a memory controller tells the memory module to access a particular memory column on a RAM ...
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Flash using too much ram in firefox

As far as I know I have the latest version of flash (I updated a couple days ago). For at least the last month I have noticed flash using far too much ram (between 200 and 500 MB). I notice it because ...
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Which RAM will suit my notebook ACER Aspire 5820tg 1333MHz or 1066MHz what CAS [duplicate]

I have my ACER Aspire 5820TG - 433G32Mn and want to upgrade RAM memory. Currently it has the following components: CPU: Intel Core i5 430M Mainboard: Acer ZR7B RAM (3GB): 2048MB DDR3 PC3-10700 ...
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dllhost.exe COM surrogate

Okay, I didn't know why this is happen, but when I do the usual task with my laptop, like surfing on the internet, and open windows explorer, firefox. At that time my used ram was 45% to 55%, but ...
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RamMap can't see what takes up memory

My pc is always using 2-3gb of ram in idle and I can't see why I have been searching for the solution for some time with rammap, but it always ends up at look at the process private active usage, ...
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Getting 16GB of RAM - what to check for in motherboard? [closed]

I have a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard (i7 930 processor) and I'd like to buy two 8GB-each DDR3 memory banks. Are there restrictions on the kind of memory I should buy? I mean: compatibility issues ...
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run a computer without RAM? [duplicate]

I was reading about CPU fetch time, where I found that CPU take very less time to access data from RAM as compared to accessing hard disk, and that RAM is present for storing the information and data ...
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Why Intel Core i3 processor with enough free RAM and low CPU usage become very slow?

In a computer with Intel Core i3 and 4GB of RAM running Windows 8.1 build 9600, in conditions I expect no have performance problems it become very very slow and it's close to freeze (or even freeze ...
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Combining 1600mhz and 1333mhz Ram [duplicate]

Actually we have an ESX Server running with 32gb Ram ( 2 pairs of 8gb ), and in need of more memory we purchased more 64gb ram ( 2 pairs of 1600hmz 32gb). My question is, since this server is ...
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Which is the suitable Ram Card to add memory for my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a sony e series model sve1513acnb with 2 Gb ram & i3 Processor I want to add 2 Gb Ram Memory but I am confused. Which is the best Memory Card is suitable for my laptop?"
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Possible failure to recognise new RAM

What does this mean? I recently added a second 4gb module to my laptop, and far as I can tell from general use, my computer isn't able to handle any more tasks than the day before. Is it not using ...
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Does frequency of RAM really matters? [closed]

I have 2 sticks of RAM with frequency 667MHz and 1 stick with frequency 1600Mhz. As a result my all sticks are at 667MHz. How does it affects performance. I mean, we all know how all other components ...
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Asus P7P55-M is not recognizing memory in slots 2, 3 and 4

So I am running an asus p7p55-m motherboard with 2x 2GB Gskill sticks of RAM. But my mother board is only detecting the first slot. Do I have to configure BIOS correctly?,If not how do I fix it?. If ...
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Can't boot from any source

I recently tried to install the Windows 10 developer preview on my laptop. The installer seemed to hang immediately after I selected my install partition, but I left it for about an hour to make sure ...