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

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Handheld Terminal SD Card error: the file may be in read-only memory, on a write-protected disk or used by another application

I have a handheld terminal and I have made the terminal connect to the PC using USB cable. Also, SD Card is also in the handheld terminal slot. Till a few days ago, I was reaching the files in SD ...
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Very slow computer but low CPU or Memory usage

My computer is very slow. All the programs and Windows itself is slow. But strangely, all the games run without lag. They are not affected somehow. I just reinstalled my computer for the 6th time ...
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How to get more than 3.12 GB of memory available in Windows?

I have the Foxconn G31MXP-K motherboard and I have 4 GB of RAM memory installed. But my operating system reads only 3.12 GB. How can I maximize the available memory? My operating system is Windows 7, ...
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Are RAM modules above DDR3 1600MHz overclocked speeds?

I see a lot of DDR3 memory speeds out there. Are memory speeds above 1600MHz overclocked speeds? I am specifically referring to the DDR3 standard. Or if my motherboard supports the speed I am good ...
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Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?

Imagine I have tons of RAM. Let's say 64GB. That's a lot for even gaming PCs. Now the default location of a pagefile in Windows is on the main OS drive, be it HDD or SSD, which are faster in general, ...
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Open programs take forever to reload after another program used-up all the memory

I have the following phenomena: I have 4GB RAM, and sometimes I use a program (program A) which uses up all the available memory, say 3.9GB. If there are more open programs, then their memory is ...
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GPU memory performance effects

What performance effects should I expect by downgrading from 3GB to 1.5GB on the same video card (an nvidia GTX 560m if it matters). I have read that the extra memory over 1.5GB is mostly superfluous, ...
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What is an expected behavior when Windows runs out of memory?

When my machine with Windows 8.1 runs out of memory (RAM), Windows displays a message telling that memory is low and that I invites me to terminate an offending application. If I agree, the ...
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Why is System reading thousands of images from my hard drive constantly?

I have been getting poor performance while playing Minecraft recently, and I open up Resource monitor to see this: Actually when I first opened it, I saw that pagefile.sys was at the top of the ...
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Is samsung 850 Pro 256 GB compatible with Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000 and I ordered Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD MZ-7KE256BW without checking if its compatible or not. Someone just told me that I might have compatibility issues. Dell says ...
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Is there a way to “undercommit” memory in Linux (VPS burst memory woes)?

I've been noticing occasional drastic performance hiccups in my application hosted on a VPS. My VPS plan has 1GB guaranteed RAM and 1GB "burst" RAM. Occasionally the app will become extremely ...
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Why is cache memory so expensive?

In conversations about computer architecture, it is a given that cache memory is much more expensive than main memory. I understand it must be close to the processor, and thus must be smaller, but ...
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ram errors solved by swapping slots used by ram

I had 4 sticks of ram (2.5GB) working for ~3 days until on reboot POST showed ram error.By elimination I removed the (seemingly?) 0.5GB bad ram.Then after ~10 days I added 0.25GB of ram causing the ...
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What is CPU Cache used for?

I know that Cache is working memory that is faster than RAM, but in my system there is only 3MB of it, and most programs will require more working memory than 3MB. So that makes me question what ...
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Can I use 2400MHz RAM with an Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 processor?

The datasheet for the Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 says it supports a maximum of 32GB DDR3-1333/1600. But isn't the RAM speed dependent on whether the motherboard supports it? I'm thinking of getting this ...
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Concerned about using a public key in a class to decrypt resources

I've created a program which stores decryption key in a file, but when I run it, the key is decrypted and stored in a public class where the program can use it in all instances, but I'm concerned ...
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How to use RAM for OS Storage?

I recently heard from my friend that you can modify the RAM so that it can be used to boot the OS and it would work even faster than SSDs. I don't expect to run Windows on it but maybe some Linux ...
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Asus X200MA Notebook RAM upgrade

I want to upgrade current 2GB RAM of my X200MA to 4 GB. However, to retain 2-year warranty (I have just bought it within last 3 months), I have to do it through warranty department. I called them and ...
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tumblr pages with lots of images in a single page crashes chrome

When I load a tumblr page with lots of images on a single page, scrolling down image after image, after some hundreds of images my ram (4gb) is quite full and google chrome crashes. Is there is a ...
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What does fCK (RAM memory speed) stand for?

Looking at the specification of a RAM memory module from Kingston, it says: 800MHz fCK for 1600Mb/sec/pin What does "fCK" stand for?
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fastest RAM configuration [closed]

I am planning to buy a workstation for doing heavy image processing parallel computation (for 3-dimensional electron microscopy) under linux. It will have 64 cores (4 AMD opterons of 16 cores each). ...
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Ideal Setup for vSphere Hypervisor

I just picked up a Dell R720 for my company, it's got plenty of resources where I feel I can run multiple VM's at the same time. Here are the specs. Intel Xeon E5-2620 (2) 8GB DIMM (8) 146GB SAS ...
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How to keep Linux kernel responsive while having high memory usage?

Sometimes I have a lot of programs running and despite of 16GB 8GB of memory my ubuntu linux 14.04 LTS turns out to be not responsive at all. I won't be able to get a TTY to kill some processes to ...
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Load CentOS in RAM memory

I know there are many distros out there that boot linux into RAM memory, one such is Puppy Linux. However, I have CentOS 6 and I don't want to download puppy Linux or any other distros. My goal is to ...
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Check if RAM port is dead

I have a Samsung Series 7 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. It comes with two RAM slots of 4GB, one easily accessible and one not (behind the mother board). I opened my laptop to change my HD for a ...
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Memory issues with VirtualBox and Windows 7

I'm having a ton of memory issues with VirtualBox (4.3.14) running Windows 7. These include: On startup, I get the following error: "Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because ...
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Will using 2x2GB ram use more power than 1x4GB ram?

I've recently upgraded my ASUS K45VD laptop from 2GB memory to 4GB memory by adding a 2GB stick. Then I got problems 2 times. The first time, asus's service said that the mainboard is down and they ...
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Upgrading ram causes deadly fault?

First of all sorry about my English, I'm not native. Here's my thing: I got 1 Asus laptop about 1 year ago. It has 2gb of ram and therefore it's kind of slow. So 2 months ago I decided to upgrade my ...
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Memory used greatly exceeds memory being used by running programs

My running processes: Any idea what might be using up the other bit of RAM? Clearly you can see by adding up the memory used by the processes it exceeds the apparent 5124MB being used.
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Why is my computer slower now than it was when I bought it after a clean installation? [closed]

I've just reformatted my home PC. It's an i7-920, 16GB RAM machine (so it was pretty good back in the day). I've installed a clean installation of Windows 7 and I'm wondering why the PC is much ...
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Does every OS need RAM?

Is there an OS which can be used without RAM, specifically the kind I can create a bootable pendrive from and use it in the computer? This gets awkward, since booting is essentially loading OS in ...
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My System speed seems slower than the components would predict

I run an Intel 4770k CPU overclocked to 4.6 GHz, 32 GB G-Skills DDR RAM, primary boot drive Samsung 840 SSD, 10 TB auxiliary drives, 3 GB Radeon video, 1000 W PSU, Zalman GS 1200 case with Windows 8 ...
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What is the relationship between /3GB boot flag, PAE kernel, LargeAddressAware PE flag and 36Bit Memory addressing in Windows 32bit?

After I read that Windows 2003 Enterprise 32bit support more than 4GB, I realize that the rest editions are being crippled even when using PAE kernel (ntkrnlpa.exe / ntkrpamp.exe). So could someone ...
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BIOS mem test hangs up with new DIMM installed

I've got MSI H55M-E33 motherboard with 2x2GB DIMM DDR3 Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G modules which work fine for years in 1333 Dual channel mode. In accordance with the user manual, the motherboard supports ...
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memory usage at 100%, more than 10gb

I currently have some problems with my PC (Win7 x64). Every so often, my PC totaly freezes for some seconds / minutes and then sloly comes back to life. I've noticed the RAM usage could be the ...
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How to capture a memory dump of a frozen machine?

My Ubuntu PC froze, and I have important unsaved work open. Is there any way to capture RAM contents? Maybe by using another machine, or by cutting power and instantly restarting but not letting the ...
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Increasing Java Heap Space causes IE 8 to freeze

I am running a large applet that performs better if the Java heap space is increased to 300m. I adjusted the heap space in the java control panel utility as I usually do and restart IE 8. This ...
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Different RAM voltage

on my PC I have 2 kingston RAMs. The only difference is that one runs at 1,35V, the other at 1,5. As you can see frequency, latency and others doesn't change. My motherboard is an Asus ...
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2400 MHz RAM running at 1200MHz? [duplicate]

I recently built my own gaming/ daily use rig check it out here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/arvan08/saved/YjNxFT You can see that the Kingston 2400 MHz is fully compatible with the ASUS Z97-K ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 - too much RAM when idle

My hosting company has recently upgraded my VPS to 6 CPU units and 4GB of RAM. It't running Windows Server 2008 r2 x64. After the upgrade I can notice that 50%-75% (2GB-3GB) of RAM is being used ...
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Low Memory Performance

I am currently benchmarking some of my code to see where the bottleneck is. My memory is DDR3 1066MHz DualChannel Mode This should result in 17GB/s peak memory performance. With my code I am ...
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Is it possible to install 8GB sticks in a P7P55D Deluxe motherboard?

I've bought a stick of 8GB of RAM and I'm trying to install it on my P7P55D Deluxe, but until now, I've got no success. The manual of the board shows some models of compatible RAM sticks and most of ...
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Asus motherboard / FreeBSD memory issue

We have a FreeNAS server, Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard, 6GB of RAM. We want to upgrade it to 16GB. We installed 2 x 8GB RAM from Amazon: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s ...
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Is this ram compatible with my motherboard?

Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400MHz 16GB 2x8GB CL11 XMP 1,65V ASUS Sabertooth Z77 socket ATX,Z77, DDR3 I am currently using: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL8 Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 ...
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Choosing between RAM frequency and timings [duplicate]

I have 2 sets of SAMSUNG 2GB DDR3 RAM 1: 2 x 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-8500S-07-10-F2 2: 2 x 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-09-10-F2 There 2 main differences: (8500S vs 10600S) and (07 vs 09) Which set is better to ...
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RAM Part Numbers - Meaning?

I hope this is the appropriate stackexchange to post this question. EDIT: I'm attempting to replace faulty ram and am trying to understand the meanings of the label to make correct decision. I have ...
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why is my sort slower with more ram?

System specs below. I recently purchased 2X4 RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 I already had 2X2 in there for a total of 12GB: Corsair ...
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More than 3.4 GB in windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 in 32 bit mode and apparently it doesn't know how to use more than 3.4 GB of RAM, but I have 8. I read about the PAE thing, and it is enabled on my system but it still limited to 3.4 ...
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Xen E820 memory map for domU kernels

How does xen handle E820 memory map for domU kernels? In my specific problem I am trying to map Non-Volatile RAM to domU kernels. The dom0 memory map returns the following relevant parts. ...
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Virtual Machines: What components should I upgrade to improve running virtual machines?

at work I need to have one or sometimes two instances of a vmware virtual Windows 7 machine running on my real Windows 7 machine. The computer I'm using is Dell Precision 490 from 2009 I believe, ...