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

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Firefox sluggish after playing an online video or kept open for a long time

I am using the 64-bit alternative of Firefox - Waterfox. I have been facing this issue even when I was using Firefox. What happens is after I have played at least one video or have kept it open for a ...
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How can I limit Safari's RAM use?

Safari uses a lot of RAM. Especially when you add Safari's use to WebProcess's use: it comes to about 1.5 GB of memory (for me, anyway). How can I limit the amount of RAM Safari and WebProcess use? I ...
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Windows 7 x64 with RAM volume 4GB hangs on when file upload in Java servlet is started

It is actually not the coding but mostly configuration question. I have : Windows 7 x64 ASUS P5KC motherboard Intel Core Quad Q6600 GeForce 6800 GT RAM 4GB (then 8 GB - when i added 4 GB more even ...
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ASUS M5A88-V EVO Downclocking?

Can the "ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard" down/underclock 1866 ram to 1333 so i can use a Phenom II for now and not have to switch out ram later when i ...
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SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo isn't detected by Sony notebook

I am trying to transfer images from a SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo to my Sony Notebook VGN-N17G. However the memory stick is always undetected by my notebook. When I tested using a Sony memory stick ...
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How can I use 2x4 GB RAM on an ASUS P5K3 DELUXE?

I read in one of the posts here that somebody has an ASUS P5K3 DELUXE Board with 10GB RAM. I have the same board and recently upgraded my RAM with 4x2 GB, but I'm having a very hard time making it ...
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Speed and compatibility of 4GB DDR2 sticks on an Asus P5Q-E motherboard

I want to add 8GB of memory (in the form of two 4GB sticks) to a system with an Asus P5Q-E motherboard. According to Asus, the motherboard supports 4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 1200/1066/800/667MHz, ...
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Firefox 4, 5 and 6 are slow and freezing, consuming 400MB RAM

I'm on Windows 7. Since I upgraded to Firefox 4, I noticed that it became extremely slow. I even tried to upgrade to 6 and 5 and still it's slow. Sometimes it consumes 400 MB of RAM! What can I do? ...
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Confusing relation between RAM frequency and timings

I'm confused with relation between frequency and timing information when buying DDR3 RAM modules. I have OCZ DDR3 modules which should have 1600MHz frequency and CAS 7-7-7-20. If I use these modules ...
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Will DVFS change memory bus frequency too?

I'm trying to benchmark application performance under different cpu frequency. My target machine is Intel Core 2 Duo CPU . I'm wondering whether DVFS can also change other frequencies , specially ...
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swapping or trashing with vast amounts of unmapped pagecache

I'm using kubuntu jaunty (i386 32bit), kernel 2.6.28-13-generic. I've 4Gb of RAM, of which only 3317Mb are seen by the system (I guess because of the 32bit system). I'm seeing that the pagecache ...
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Win8.1 Bad Virtual Memory Managment?

For the last couple weeks I'm facing a serious problem with my Win 8.1 32bit (64x CPU) 4G RAM, having "System Managed size" setting for virtual memory (then win allocates 1.8G), minimizing even light ...
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Will this combination work?

I am using a dell PC( Dell Inspiron 620s, brought on 2012). It's having an Intel Pentium Dual core processor and memory of 2GB DDR3 stick( 240 pins), system runs on win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. My question ...
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High memory rate - how to focus on the cause?

I have an high memory rate on my app and I see that gunicorn takes about 2.74GB memory. How can I identify exactly what is the reason for that? Can I see what are the running processes within ...
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Is GDDR related to DDR?

I have a graphics card—Nvidia ENGT240—that has DDR3. Now I'm not sure, but is DDR3 the same as GDDR3 when It's on a graphics card? I know that DDR is for Computer Ram and GDDR is for Graphics RAM, ...
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Memory Swapping and OS freeze

In one scenario my written application uses more memory than available on a machine (which has 16GB). On OSX everything seems to work as expected and the OS still runs even hitting the memory barrier. ...
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Running same exe file from different consoles using different parameters

I have a C++ exe that reads images and writes text files based on some algorithms. Since it takes different parameters as input, I can run multiple instances of the same exe without overwriting the ...
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Unreasonable high RAM usage, Page Table, Page/Nonpaged Pool

just recently is discovered something very odd whilst operating my PC. It seems that overtime it builds up a stupid amount of used RAM(Page Table, Page/Nonpaged Pool. I've been trying out a lot of ...
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How can I see the amount of memory a process is using and not just has allocated?

I am looking for a way to determine the memory a process is really using (not just having allocated). Looking at procmon.exe or vmmap.exe the relevant values are: Private bytes All memory allocated. ...
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Macbook Pro very slow despite normal memory and CPU usage

My MBP (OS X Mavericks) with 4G RAM has been slow ever since I bought it last year, but now it's getting ridiculous with the loading symbol showing up each time I open a new tab in Chrome or even ...
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max ram for dell motherboard “0gdg8y”

I am using dell computer. Its Mother board spec is : http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/mainboard-dell-0gdg8y-specs-38317201215/ I want to upgrade my RAM. now it has 2*3 = 6GB on spec, It says max 8G ...
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Place specific programs in virtual memory / swap memory

I was just curious if it was possible to identify programs that I want to be swapped and others that I want to keep in ram. For example, I've realized that Chrome sometimes takes up to 2GB of RAM and ...
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How much memory of the minimum requirement of 20 GB hard disk space for installing windows 7 can be used as storage space by the user?

How much memory of the minimum requirement of 20 GB hard disk space for installing windows 7 can be used as storage space by the user? Is that 20GB used entirely by the windows installation as the ...
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Firefox No Longer Works After Exception Breakpoint

I had non-updated version of Firefox I have been working with and had ~25 or so tabs opened. I had also Chrome opened with a dozen of tabs and I always keep them both running. As time goes, Firefox ...
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Is all DDR3 1333MHz RAM PC3-10600?

As the title suggests I'm looking for some more RAM for my laptop. The exact specifications on the RAM are: 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-09-10-F2 My local PC store sells 1333MHz laptop RAM which google ...
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Reduce Memory usage of ffmpeg Live streaming rtsp

Is there any way to reduce the resource usage of server while streaming a video through ffmpeg Iam using following command ffmpeg -i "rtsp://channelurl" -f flv -r 25 -s 640x480 -an ...
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Preserve state of a linux machine on power cut

So, my laptops battery died and we got a huge power issues on the building I work on! It has Ubuntu 14 LTS installed on it! My imagination suggests that this is what is going on when the computer ...
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How do I fix “unknown” process utilizing 2.4GB of PageTable?

Recently I noticed that my physical memory usage (according to the Windows resource monitor) was maxing out (only 4MB free) after a few hours even on an idle system after reboot. Doing some ...
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CPU Usage High - Physical Memory Low on Virtual Machine (VMWare)

I run a development environment in a Windows 7 VM (on VMWare) and am running into an issue in the VM where my CPU Usage sits at 100% and my Physical Memory stays around 40-50%. My computer has 24 GB ...
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What can I upgrade my son's Graphics/Video Card to in order to play more games?

Here is my son's current older-model PC info: Operating System- Windows Vista Business Service Pack 2 (build 6002) Hewlett-Packard HP xw8400 Workstation System Serial Number: 2UA8200SW9 Asset Tag: ...
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How to estimate available physical memory on Linux?

Several resources around the net (apologies for not having links handy) recommend to determine the total amount of available physical memory on a Linux system by the second value on the "-/+ ...
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Laptop Memory suddenly peaking

We have a Toshiba Laptop that has suddenly begun to run at maximum memory capacity. Specs (Going off the top of my head) OS: Windows 7 Professional RAM: 4 GB 32 bit OS We have done nothing out of ...
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Windows NT Paging Algorithms

I've been trying to figure out how the paging works inside Windows operating systems. I found a blog post from Mark Russovich back in 1998 about such memory management. He discusses the "Least ...
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Is there a way to make windows faster by making it use more RAM?

I use windows 8.1 OS. The bottleneck for my PC is my AMD A4 Processor(1.5Ghz x 4). However I also have 16 GB RAM. It works out fine for me because I generally tend to use a lot of RAM than CPU. ...
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + vmware 6 + centos

Ok, so I'm running a 2014 mac book pro retina 8gb ram, I5. Just upgraded to Yosemite with vmware 6. I've installed centos MINIMAL, here the thing centOS in command line runs DEAD SLOW. I've even ...
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ram upgrade in hp compaq 8200 elite microtower 64 bit

following is my existing ram spec, DIMM # 1 SMBus address 0x50 Memory type DDR3 Module format UDIMM Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE000000000000000000) Size 4096 MBytes ...
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Does PCI-Express speed affect the memory bandwith and clock speed of my graphics card?

I need to buy a CUDA compatible graphics card for color grading work, and a lot of questions are popping up. Mainly this: If I put a card that supports PCI-E 3.0 into a 2.0 slot, does that have a ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH11FX RAM upgrade

My Sony Vaio came with 4g of RAM . I want to upgrade to 8g. I purchased Komputer Bay 4gbx2 PC3-10600 133MHZ 9-9-9-24. After installing the and turning the machine on, I got the " Blue" screen stating ...
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How to preload libraries in init scripts

I want to have a certain daemon on my server use jemalloc for memory allocation. When running from the command line, I can just do: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/lib/libjemalloc.so my_command Is it ...
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How do I prevent a program from consuming all available memory?

Sometimes, a program will decide to take up all available physical memory (8 GB total) on my computer, freezing Windows in only a few seconds. Even a simple C++ program (for(;;) new long long int;) ...
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Svchost.exe taking up memory and slowing down laptop

I have an svchost process running on my 32bit Windows 7 Professional that keeps hogging physical memory for no reason that I can figure out. If I terminate it, it runs again and then it works as it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 @ ...