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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
91 views

Dell OptiPlex 7010 random BSOD

We bought a batch of 80 of these computers. We're experiencing this problem on 6 of them right now, but that number keeps growing. The BSOD error code is 0x0000007E, which is a driver problem. I ...
0
votes
2answers
32 views

will the size of the memory RAM using virtualBox be allocate on my host memory forever?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine with a 4GB RAM but I'm not sure if the space requested will be temporality borrowed by the virtual machine or it will be allocated forever. I would really ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

What does 16*256 dram structure mean?

I want to understand the difference between the dram structures 16*256 and 8*512 Ram indicates? I have read on many rams stating 16*256, 8*512 1*4gb, which one is better and in what ways. I am ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Computer using hard drive in place of RAM?

I am doing some school work about computer components and I came across this piece of information. you will find that if you don’t have enough RAM it can really bog down your computer. This is ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Windows 7 eats RAM with no indication on where it is/what's using it [duplicate]

I have a weird issue I've been strugling with for well over a year now... I have 6GB RAM, but Windows works like it's more like 2GB. Windows reports that I have 6GB without problems, but right now ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

New Build PC - blue screens (BSOD) during OS (Win7) install attempts

A recent PSU failure prompted a more wide spread upgrade of my desktop. This is a new build with a couple of older components. New build specs: Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro CPU: Intel i3-4130 ...
45
votes
2answers
7k views

Installed RAM 20 GB (16 GB usable)

I have Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) OS installed. My motherboard is able to handle up to 32 GB of RAM. I recently upgraded my computer to 20 GB of RAM, but the computer says installed ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Which is faster: less RAM in dual channel mode, or a greater amount of RAM? [duplicate]

So I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM on my computer: currently I have two RAM chips, one 1 GB and one 4 GB. I'm debating on what's the best way to do the upgrade to get the best performance. Here's ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Laptop is slow during bootup. Have reformatted. Still the same

My Laptop is an Acer aspire 4930, it was from my friends. So after i got the laptop, i clean the internals with cloth (not damp) and a vaccum. After that I reseat hard drives, rams and wifi, it became ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

How to find out what causes Driver locked

My computer is running slow, so I decided to use RAMMap. I've found out that "Driver locked" has allocated about 10 GB of RAM. I've searched the internet, and found out that programs like VMWare, ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
187 views

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 ...
-2
votes
4answers
118 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

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 ...
47
votes
8answers
5k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
114 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
141 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
376 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
10
votes
3answers
1k views

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?
0
votes
2answers
44 views

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). ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
76 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
186 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

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.
-2
votes
2answers
59 views

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 ...
64
votes
11answers
16k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
83 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
109 views

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 ...