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

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How to limit the amount of memory that OS X uses?

In linux, one can use the mem=xxxx boot argument to specify how much memory the OS can use. For example, if you say mem=2048 the OS will believe that your computer has 2048 GB of ram regardless of ...
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Why does Debian crashes with OOM

I recently upgraded my server from Debian squeeze i386 to wheezy amd64 by reinstalling and reconfigurating. Additionally I wanted to be able to start virtual guests, so I installed XEN, too. I got ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes on laptop when running memory/cpu intensive process

I have a Dell Precision M4500 laptop with 4GB RAM memory and Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit installed with 8GB of swap memory. After launching usual Java development environment (Eclipse, MySQL Server, SQuirreL, ...
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query related to RAM

I am currently using DELL XPS laptop and from some days back whenever install any new game it displays that my RAM is too low to run the game.My laptop has 2nd generation corei7 2.0 GHz processor, 8 ...
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Macbook stuck on the loading screen

My Macbook stuck on the grey screen with the apple logo and the spinning wheel. I changed RAM memory (after crash) recently, but it worked fine for some time. I've already tried and it didn't help: ...
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EVGA X58 SLI motherboard doesn't boot with new memory

EVGA X58 SLI (EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard) was normally working with three CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 Triple Channel Kit Desktop ...
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bitcoind failed on my arch linux linode server, where can I find the log telling me what happened?

I have looked in /var/log and I cannot find anything related to bitcoin. I was running bitcoind for a number of hours the other day on my 1GB RAM/8 core linode when bitcoind stopped running ...
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Python taking too much memory on server,

I have a running EC2 instance on amazon AWS. and some time server gives me the memory maximum utilization above 97%. When i saw my server stats on newrelic That showed me the below running processes ...
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Random graphics corruptions

I've recently gotten some graphics corruptions, and they've been getting more common recently. For instance, as I'm writing this, I have this one in chrome (the barcode-like thing at the top right): ...
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Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Memory Disappeared

There was a time when they where working(16 Gigs-4 x 4GB dual chips which is on the vendors list), but now only 8GBs are seen by Windows 7 Ulti/64bit. I have just reinstalled everything, Windows, the ...
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Dell Dimensions 4100, unable to boot into Windows

I'm having some trouble trying to get an old system of mine up and running again. A bit of information about it: Running Windows XP; Two Hard Disks (Both working fine, was able to access files on ...
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How can I see the current bandwidth use of the dedicated graphics memory?

Can I calculate it using the values I see on gpu-z? can it actually be calculated or monitored?
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8 GB RAM support issue

My motherboard supports 8 GB of RAM. However, when I have the 8 GB in, the computer screen will not come on at all. It only functions with 4GB of RAM. (I have two sticks of 4 GB) ...
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My Windows 7 64-bit is reluctant to use all 8GB. Why?

The computer recognizes all 8GBs of RAM. When using some memory hogging applications, the computer would barely pass 4GBs of usage. Things I've tried: I reseated the sticks with not much luck. ...
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ps - Summing up memory usages

The more I read, the more confused I get.. I want to generate a list of processes and their memory consumption (physical + virtual). So far, this is what I have done: I take the VSZ of each ...
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Gateway LT210 wrong ram size reported by BIOS after restart

Just upgraded a Gateway LT210 from 1GB to 2GB, BIOS 1.26 When it boots, 2GB are recognized by both Bios and Windows. This is consistent, I can do it any number of times. However, if I reboot ...
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OC'ing a Sapphire 7950, problems with memory clock

I bought a new rig with sapphire radeon 7950 flex w/ boost. Good scores initially in 3dmark 11, around 7300 stock. Problem is, as soon as i start overclocking, issues arise. the core clock is at 860, ...
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What happens if no ram is in a dual CPU riser?

I have a Dell precision T5500 with a dual CPU riser. There are 6 slots on the system board and 3 on the second CPU riser. The Dell recommended configuration is to divide between the system board and ...
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Why “Avira System Tray Tool (avgnt.exe)” is using very high commited memory?

My "Avira System Tray Tool" using very high memory after minutes of system Log in. Below pic is show how many vast memory it uses: More than 1900 MB! Is my System Infected?! Is this caused due ...
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128GB RAM as 8 x 16G or 16 x 8G?

I am configuring a workstation for heavy and memory expensive numerical computing. I have the budget to put 128G of RAM. I have the choice between eight 16Gb modules or 16 8Gb modules. Both configs ...
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Please define: “Maximum Memory Supported - 10GB, Service Upgradable Only”

I am assuming this means that the RAM modules can only be inserted/removed from some place very inconvenient? Maybe under the keyboard? Or does this mean something more strict, as in the only way to ...
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possibility of swap space has larger data in it than in my physical memory

Quoting the Deployment Guide from centos.org that is, Swap space in Linux is used when the amount of physical memory (RAM) is full. And that Wikipedia also said that, the term "swap" [is ...
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What are valid reasons to monitor MemFree or Active as opposed to MemUsable?

How to monitor memory usage for alarming purpose talks about the reasons to use MemUsable as the proper metric for alarming on memory, however I still see a lot of instances of alarming on Active or ...
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Does updating BIOS solve certain BSODs?

Specifically speaking I am wanting to update my BIOS for my P8Z77 Asus M-PRO motherboard. I'm running a ivy bridge i7 3770k with a GTX 570, 2 X 8GB G.Skill 1333 DDR3 RAM I have the latest driver ...
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Understanding how LabView buffers work

I am using LabView for an imaging project. In the code I have two separate while loops running (for the most part) independently. The small dependence -if this is a dependence at all- comes from the ...
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Monitor AMD/ATI GPU memory usage under linux

Is there a way to monitor the GPU memory usage of ATI graphic cards under linux? I found several solutions for nVidia graphic cards, but nothing for ATI graphic cards. It might be possible with ...
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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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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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Home NAS server - To ECC or not to ECC

I am trying to setup a NAS with two 3TB hard drives in a mirror fashion in case a hard drive fails, which is at the moment my biggest fear. For the past month or so, I have researching about Freenas ...
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Apache Spark Building Memory Issue for JVM Initialization

I am currently building Spark on my linux Red Hat 5 VM just for experiment. However, when running the mvn script or sbt script inside the spark 1.3 version source code (downloaded from the github), it ...
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Lenovo Y570 RAM compataibiliy

I have a Lenovo Y570 laptop with RAM of brand Hynix 4 GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-10-F2 HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 NO AA Now I want to add additional RAM to my laptop. I've searched on web and found some RAM ...
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RAM incompitability issue in Lenovo Z570

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Z570. I have already 6GB DDR3 RAM(4GB transcend + 2GB Ramaxel). Now, I wanted to make RAM upto 8GB. So, I have purchased corsair 4GB DDR3 SODIMM Memory ...
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Asus K53SJ upgrade to 8Gb of Ram ussually getting screen glitch

I've just upgrade my ASUS K53SJ to 8Gb of RAM (the original is 4Gb), I'm using 2x Elpida 4Gb 1333Mhz. When I use just single one of RAM, everything works fine, but when I combine and use both of my ...
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Mixing Corsair Vengeance Ram at 1600mhz with 2133mhz ? Issues?

So I have 2x4 Gb of Corsair Vengeance Ram running at 1600mhz, I was going to buy at additional 2x4gb of corsair vengeance ram but at 2133mhz as I'm getting it at a good price and was wondering if I ...
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How can I improve the performance of my computer?

I have had my computer for a long time now and even though I try to keep things clean, it seems relatively slow. Particularly, the windowing system seems to lag frequently. Windows fade in slowly ...
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Graphic RAM allocation for GTA V

I've bought GTA V PC version few days ago and as you know it's a heavy game and if you're gonna play it maxed out you will need more than 3 GB of graphic RAM. I have a HD 7870 2GB graphic card and 8GB ...
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Why is my private memory usage so low compared to commit memory?

After 120 hours of stable uptime on a Windows 7 computer (with hibernates instead of restarts between days), Windows has done something strange: programs consume large amounts of memory as usual, but ...
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ECC memory in non ECC compatible wolfdale I333-d667

I know there are already some post of this theme, but I wanted to know if someone has tryed this with a wolfdale. I dont want to buy it and have problems booting or something like that. You may ...
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Raising a processes' memory limit on FreeNAS

I am using BackupPC, which is a Free Software backup tool based on rsync for transfers, to back up a FreeNAS box. Recently, with more files being added to the NAS, this has stopped working. I get ...
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Why won't computer recognize new memory?

Asus Q55OLF Windows 8.1- It came with 2 4gb memory sticks installed. I tried to upgrade by adding 1 8gb stick. My laptop will not recognize the new memory. I tried switching slots. No difference. ...
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Permission to execute denied for every file in /tmp:

When I try to execute any program from the /tmp directory, it shows me /tmp/file_name: Permission denied. The same error is shown when I simply enter /tmp. The file system for /tmp is ramfs. I've ...
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Disable Intel HD memory consumption

I have Intel Core i3 540 CPU with integrated Intel HD video and external videocard too. Even if I'm not using Intel HD it still takes some of my RAM: "My Computer" dialog shows I have 3.87 of 4.00 GB ...