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

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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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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 research ...
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Is there a way to 'clean out' physical memory (RAM) that is tied up on my Centos/Apache webserver?

I am developing something that requires Server-side javascript, and as such am using PhatomJS to run the JS. It uses up about a 1GB of physical memory when all is well, but if I screw up some ...
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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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Is MemTest86+ Testing All My Memory?

I have a Lenovo D20 workstation that's crashing on boot. 64GB of memory are installed, but /proc/meminfo reports only 2.94GB available, so I'm running memtest86+ to check for memory errors. The system ...
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PHP exec() causing memory usage to stay high?

I am quite new to using exec() command in php. I am using it along with this script called phantomJS (http://phantomjs.org/) to run a process which creates a pdf of my website's pages. The problem is,...
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Delayed Boot Time & Memory/RAM Issues

I have an older Gateway GT5662, I'm having two specific issues that I think are related. I'll explain each separately and hopefully someone has come across this before. Break down of booting issue ...
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IIS 8.5 PHP 5.6.2 x64 Fatal error: Allowed memory size of… if imagick is enabled

I changed from PHP 5.6.2 x86 (nts) to x64 (nts) on IIS 8.5 and I got almost every extension to work except imagick. I tried to update imagick binaries to the latest x64 dll version (6.8.9-8-Q16-x64-...
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Can vSwap and Burst RAM coexist on an openz container

I notice some VPS hosts offer vSwap or Burst. I was wondering if possible that a container could and would use both vSwap and Burst. How would this work in allocating which RAM space is used?
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Memory not compatible with motherboard?

I've been getting BSODS on my computer and have tried everything that I can think of to find out what's causing... My motherboards memory compatibility list is: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/X79%...
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Java without Java (not just a koan)

I noticed my Ubuntu server was bumping against its RAM limit and using its swap despite not doing a whole heck of a lot, so I checked top and the first thing I noticed was that Java, run by root, was ...
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My PC blacks out randomly. Screen says “No Signal”, fans and LEDs are running

My PC blacks out randomly. After running for maybe 1hr or so the monitor blacks out and displays "No Signal". Audio also stops and I am unable to turn off the PC with keyboard shortcuts. The green LED ...
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BSOD that started today: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, 0x0000001A and 0x0000001E

first of all, this is my system: MOBO Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3. Intel i5 2310. Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti Boost. 4 GB of RAM 1333, Kingston. PSU Corsair TX550M. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits. Ok, to the issue. ...
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IOMMU cache coherency

In today's x86/x64 motherboards there can be found IOMMU's from Intel and AMD. They allow peripheral devices to perform DMA (direct memory access) operations into system RAM using virtual instead of ...
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Windows 8.1 hibernation partition is 100+ gigs, physical memory is 32 gigs?

I have a 480 gig SSD as my OS drive. I have a usable partition of 345 gigs, which seems pretty small. According to Disk Manager I have a 101.36 gig partition for hibernation. I did some googling and ...
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Computer froze with black screen when viewing (not editing) video card's memory in Cheat Engine

I was looking at my computer's physical memory in Cheat Engine (a memory editor/debugger application) and I decided to look at the addresses that Device Manager says are used by my video card. When I ...
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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 sluggish,...
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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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Increase maximum locked memory for unprivileged user

I am trying to configure Ardour3 for Ubuntu Trusty 64. I get the following error: I have tried: root ulimit editing limits.conf This is my /etc/security/limits.conf: # /etc/security/limits....
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Analyzing the actions of a running program

Do you know a Windows software (or several) that can analyze what a running program is doing ? For example, detecting if the program is connecting to the Internet (and to what), of sending data via e-...
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GIMP slows down my Ubuntu 14.04 over time

I have some problems with my GIMP recently. When I start GIMP it runs perfectly fine, but over time, say about 15 minutes, it's starting to slow down my Ubuntu (14.04). After checking my system ...
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Virtualbox Memory Overcommit

I need to run a VM appliance that wants access to more RAM than available on the physical host (16GB needed). I understand there are performance penalties, but I plan to run this VM as a background ...
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Computer slow when there is over 8GB RAM

My motherboard is a Sapphire pure black X58, with 6 ram slots ( tri-channel ) and 3x 2GB G.Skill PC12800 PI series on them, and when I received for free 6x 2BG G.skill PC12800 NQ series I wanted to ...
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How to force the Linux kernel reclaiming cache memory rather than using swap?

I have a PostgreSQL-driven web service on two Debian servers, one a vhost running Linux kernel 3.2.0-2 with 2GB RAM and the other a dedicated server running Linux kernel 2.6.26-1 with 6 GB RAM. ...
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Loads of memory used, but cannot identify where (Ubuntu 14.04)

This is the output to free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 3850 3369 481 2 20 179 -/+ buffers/cache: ...
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1.5 volt RAM in a 1.35 RAM compatible laptop

My laptop is asus rog 750jx, it was said that it compatible with 1.35v ram. But i installed a 1.5v ram onto the laptop. Will it be okay?
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Set maximum memory per process in Windows 8.1

I am using a Toshiba laptop with 6.0 GB of memory running Windows 8.1. I've had it freeze up a couple of times due to a process trying to use more memory than the computer has available. I've been ...
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How can I see the correct “private bytes” value in process explorer?

I have a process that intentionally uses large amounts of memory. When I view this process in Process Explorer's list view with all memory-related columns enabled, this is what I see: Note that all ...
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So-DIMM to DIMM adapter?

I have some nice 4GB SO-DIMMs from a broken workstation laptop that I would like to put to use in my desktop. Would this be possible? I did a bit of googling and found a SoDIMM to DIMM adapter on ...
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Dropbox on a TrueCrypt volume eats over 6GB of RAM, possible memory leak with memory-mapped files

I am using Dropbox with my folder on a TrueCrypt volume on an HP Pavilion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555 APU, 8 GB of RAM and Windows 8.1. When I run Dropbox, after about 15 minutes my RAM usage ...
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Apache and MySql datbase memory consumption issue with Django

I'm writing a relatively simple web-application as a learning project to learn Django, Apache, Mysql etc. in practice. It consists of a web flash/html5 client which makes two API-calls to Django Rest-...
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Virtualbox: How to use VBoxBalloonCtrl

I am running some virtual machines with Oracle Virtualbox 4.3.10, and they have guest additions installed. I know that you can manually balloon (take away unused memory from the guest) RAM with ...
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Bsod on 2400 Mhz ram

I recently built a new pc. My pc shuts down randomly and I see a blue screen saying something about "windows has shutdown to prevent damage on itself" the screen only shows for 3 seconds or less, so ...
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Will this RAM work with my Intel mobo (DX58SO)?

I'm planning to add three DIMMS so I have 12 GB triple channel. Memory is: 4GB Module - DDR3 1333MHz Part Number: KVR13N9S8/4 Specs: DDR3, 1333MHz, Non-ECC, CL9, 1.5V, Unbuffered, DIMM, http://www....
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How much memory is used for a particular process

I am using qsub for submitting jobs on the cluster(SGE). What i want to know is when i submit a qsub job and after it finishes, I want to find how much memory it actually uses up so next time I ...
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asus motherboard: one long beep, 3 short beeps, one short beep

When my computer starts, monitor shows no signal, you can hear the computer trying to do something (almost sounds like starting a car with multiple tries). Then I hear one long beep, three short beep, ...
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Extra memory slows my laptop to a crawl

I have an Acer Aspire "TimeLine" 4810TZ, model MS2271 running Windows 7 (64-bit) with 3GB of RAM, which is comprised of a 2GB and a 1GB SODIMM - Both DDR3 with a frequency of 1066. I was told that my ...
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Whys is dllhost (COM Surrogate) consuming almost all of my memory?

On Windows 7, at any given point and for no apparent reason, my computer starts to slow down until I can no longer open applications such as Photoshop and windows starts to function incorrectly. If I ...
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Saving a log of console-mode Memtest86+ run

To debug mysterious failures with my workstation, I've booted it with an Ubuntu LiveCD and ran Memtest86+ in console mode. It found many errors. To isolate the defective sticks I need to send the lab ...
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Windows 8 “Insufficient memory” error whilst copying through .bat files

Info: Sys: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504) BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU ; 960 @ 3.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.2GHz Memory: 14336MB RAM (...
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Laptop plays music choppy after a few minutes of idling

I noticed that when I'm doing my homework and let my laptop play music, the music becomes choppy after 10-15 minutes. Like my laptop's freezing or something, but as soon as I do something (bring a ...
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RAM capacity vs power consumption in S3 Suspend-to-RAM mode

My netbook with 1GB DDR2 RAM module takes 16% of battery for 24 hours of S3 standby mode (STR - Suspend-to-RAM). That amounts to the power consumption of 0.32 Watts in standby. That also means that ...
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csrss.exe and dwm.exe eating huge amounts (2-6GB) of RAM

These two processes (csrss.exe and dwm.exe) sometimes decide to consume enormous amounts of my RAM. This only happens when I have been away from the computer. I move the mouse to wake up the monitor ...
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Relation between a memory map and address space in the architecture?

I will just post some quotes about each of these two from somewhat reputable sources: CPU address space from techtarget: Address space is the amount of memory allocated for all possible addresses ...
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Is my swap space being over used in OS X in /private/var/swap?

I'm using Disk Inventory X to look at whats taking up the most disk space on my HD. I understand that private/var/vm/ is where the OS stores items when it goes into hibernate. I have 8GB of ram, but ...
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Black Screen + Freeze after a couple minutes of gameplay (Windows 8)

Since this morning I'm getting random freezes after a couple of minutes of gameplay. It started with Battlefield 3, which made my screen turn black and I had to push the reset button since CTRL+ALT+...
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Mac has become insanely slow : Processes SystemUIServer, UserEventAgent and loginwindow using a lot of memory

I have been using my Mac for for many months without any problem. But recently all of a sudden the Mac became insanely slow. I opened Activity Manager to see what was happening. For three processes ...
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Huge file input/output

My question is a bit general, but the application is very practical. I wonder, how does system (Linux in particular, but general mechanisms are interesting too) handles reading/writing of huge (larger ...
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How do I reduce chrome's CPU and memory usage on page load?

I am running a Tampermonkey script in Chrome that auto-refreshes every 4-8 seconds a page within a page range that looks for changes in the HTML elements and acts within a certain threshold. The ...
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How to kill AMCMenu process which uses my whole ram for mac os 10.8.5 macbook pro?

whenever i kill AMCMenu through activity monitor it starts again and uses my ram. i have restarted my computer many times .please help . here the link to AMCMenu process sample : http://forums....