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

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Windows 2012 R2 Server Core reduced/minimum RAM usage (for VMs)

The minimum requirement for Server 2012 is 512MB of RAM. But since server core doesn't need GUI, is it possible to run the core with even less RAM? If so, what's the minimum? I plan on running it on ...
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Calculating CPU & RSS Percentage for process from /proc fs

Im trying to understand the values in /proc//status I want to calculate cpu% & mem% used by PID, similar to top bash command. For Memory percentage usage I can do the following, correct me if Im ...
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What might be causing InDesign to lag when the window is being resized?

Im having trouble using InDesign because when I try to resize my window, there's a 1-3 second delay before anything happens and often the window will transform to a very small size randomly during ...
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High RAM usage by svchost.exe and chrome.exe [duplicate]

I don't know why while my laptop is sitting idle , it uses a lot of RAM , searching in task manager I found the process svchost.exe. , how can I remove it or is it normal. I have 3GB RAM. and my ...
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Is my HD going to crash ? Why is Explorer consuming a lot of memory sometimes? [closed]

Everything started one year ago, my PC started to slow down, got some freezes, and the HDD light light up like crazy, the task manager showd 100% disk usage... So i believed it was a problem with the ...
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What's a good rule-of-thumb for choosing between Windows 32 bit and 64 bit?

I'm installing Windows on an old(ish) machine again - and am again faced with the question of whether to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version. Instead of asking this question specifically for some ...
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System is not booting up when mixing 1600 RAM kit with 1333

I have a X8DA3/X8DAI motherboard http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/QPI/5500/X8DA3.cfm , 2x e5645 2.4Ghz, and 32GB 1333, dual channel memory 4x8GB RAM sticks, just got Kingston Hyperx ...
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Will these parts be compatible together? [closed]

I am looking to build a PC that is meant just for gaming and programming. If I go through with it, it will be my first PC build ever. I've watched a few videos to learn how to build a computer and ...
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Using SSD will reduce RAM cache?

I have Laptop having 16GB RAM with normal HDD, I am using windows 8.1 and now it is taking 8GB RAM as cache. My question is, If I use SSD, will it reduce cache size in RAM as SSD is fast enough to ...
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Backing up software with its licenses

I have a PC which is mostly used for photo and video editing. This PC was starting to get slow and I decided I had to install some more RAM memory in it (6GB in total now). After doing that, I ...
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Can i put my “Intel Core 2 Duo E8200” on “Intel Q965 Express chipset”?

Can i put my "Intel Core 2 Duo E8200" on "Intel Q965 Express chipset"? i know that my motherboard is compatible with "E6700" Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6700 (2.66-GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 1066-MHz FSB) ...
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Computer Don't start - Changed MOBO , PSU , VGA , RAM

I have an ASUS P5W DH DELUXE with Core 2 Duo E6400 and 1GB x 4 ADATA RAM The computer failed to start and started troubleshooting. I changed the PSU (bought 3 of them) [1x450Watt , 1x500Watt , ...
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Can't find specifications or compatible upgrades for motherboard [closed]

I'm currently looking to upgrade my desktop, but I can't seem to find anything about my motherboard. I currently have a DX4850-41c(old, I'm aware), and the motherboard is MB.GBL01.002. I know the ...
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What are the criteria of memory equivalency?

What are the criteria of memory equivalency? There is an opinion that chips with the same model will work better (coexist together better). For example, let's consider concrete case of typical ...
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Why does my virtual machine get so slow?

What could cause a virtual machine to get really slow? I'm running vmware workstation with ubuntu 14.04 on a computer with quad core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a decent hard drive (not ssd). I ...
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svchost process takes a huge amount of memory at times [duplicate]

At random times, the svchost process takes a lot of memory, and the PC becomes unusable. A screenshot is below. Is it a known issue? How can I found out what causes it, and how can it be fixed?
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The computer occasionally freezes

Features my computer: 8 GB of RAM Processor: Intel Pentium CPU G2020 @ 2.90GHz Motherboard: Biostar H61MLV2 (1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN) Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 620 ...
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Memtest Errors but Pass = 1

I ran memtest86 on my computer and got an error. However the output has a 1 in the pass column. What does this mean and is the RAM still faulty/at risk of BSOD?
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DDR3 1866 for Mobo that support 1600 only

i am unclear on this point if the Mobo says it support only 1333/1600, no o/C mentioned, but has XMP support will 1866 work at all? if so, will it work at 1866 or 1600? i am asking because i ...
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What happens when your computer's ram limitation is bigger than motherboard's? [duplicate]

I recently ran a benchmark test to see how my computer reacts with a new video card. Well, the results were very good, but I found out that my ram limitation is bigger than the motherboard can have. ...
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Getting best performance out of a virtual machine

Host Machine: Windows 8.1 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz RAM: 24GB System Type: 64 bit OS, x84 processor What I've been running as a virtual machine Windows 7 12GB Memory 2 ...
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Windows processes using extremely excessive amounts of RAM, PC completely unusable

I recently have had an issue with multiple Windows 7 PCs around the office. They all have the same issue. They'll be working great with no problems at all and then one day when someone comes in ...
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Missing part of the RAM after I installed new Fedora?

I have installed new version of Fedora (22) after I had some problems with hard disk. However, I can only see 3GB of RAM now. But actually I have 8GB. What can be a problem and how I can resolve it. ...
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Memtest shows errors outside of the RAM size [duplicate]

I have installed an old 4Gb RAM module in my laptop and run Memtest86+ v5.01 on it. It showed some errors at addresses 44xxMb-45xxMb. This is way beyond 4096Mb. Where does the extra memory come from? ...
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Windows 8.1 Low Memory Error, Memory Commit Charge near 100%

I've a client with a Lenovo A540 All-in-one, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD drive, Win 8.1. She is occasionally getting low memory errors. The computer is relatively new, has had an active BitDefender ...
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Blue screen when using 8GB of RAM

I bought 8GB (4 2GB DDR2 modules) of RAM from crucial.com. When I installed all 4 of them I get a blue screen of death about a minute after logging into Windows. If I take out one module and boot with ...
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Diagnosing disk i/o errors, failing disk controllers

My PC has been constantly crashing with disk i/o errors recently and I'm trying to diagnose what the cause is before I order any new parts. I have windows 7 installed on a ssd (with truecrypt) and I ...
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What is the reasonable choice of memory for DZ77GA-70K + Intel 3770K nowadays? [closed]

What is the reasonable choice of memory for DZ77GA-70K + Intel 3770K nowadays? this MB supports for DDR3 1066 MHz to +2400 MHz. Is it worth to buy memory faster 1600MHz? Should it support XMP? ...
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Laptop started to crash on low memory conditions

I have a Lenovo T420s that has recently been freezing and then crashing with a blue screen (Windows 7). It has 8GB RAM and a SSD hard disk. I frequently max out memory so hitting the pagefile a lot. ...
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Windows 7 running slowly despite having lots of CPU and memory free

This is my computer spec Intel i7 2500k @ 3.4ghz, Win7 64bit 16gb of ram Radeon HD 6800 My computer is starting to run progressively slower for example when switching between programs ie excel to ...
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Tracking rogue memory consumption in Linux [duplicate]

Recently, I found my machine running out of memory when my existing ssh session said it could not fork because the machine was out of memory. Upon restarting, I verified that the free memory ...
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How to set heap size (-Xmx) more than 1 gb in Windows 64 bit machine with 4gb ram?

I got the error as below: Error occurred during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for object heap Could not create the Java virtual machine. I can set maximum heap size 1gb. After ...
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Old processor setup on new motherboard

My desktop computer has Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9550 on DP35DP motherboard which supports only up to 8 GB RAM. Computer is working fine but I am hitting limit of 8 GB RAM and want to increase ...
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System memory is full utilized while using tape drive software

I'm using redhat enterprise linux 6 When using IBM tape drive, It fully utilizes system memory in only two minutes. Here is the result of "free -m" command: total used ...
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How is microcode loaded to processor?

I read that microcode is loaded in the processor on each reboot. It resides on flash memory and when the machine is booted, it gets copied to the CPU. Or in the case of Linux, the OS itself has the ...
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How to create a file in memory in Windows Server?

How can I store and have access to a file in memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard? I would like to have quick access to a database. Since SQLite stores database in file I would like to store this ...
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How to get back my remaining capacity of my 8GB pendrive?

A few weeks ago, I inserted my pendrive into my college's PC to transfer my assignments, but it was not working. It was corrupted and was asking to format. I couldn't even copy files, and was forced ...
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How to find what is pegging CPU in linux kernel

The node of our hadoop cluster is running redhat5.3 2.6.18-194.17.4. (a old kernel version). We found some hosts are under 100% CPU utilization and specially all the CPU cores are on 100% sy% top ...
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Can I replace DDR3 SDRAM with DDR3 SODIMM?

I am buying 4 desktops and want to upgrade the RAM immediately. Is there much difference between SDRAM and SODIMM RAM? From what I gather, the two types have different widths because one is normally ...
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Use DDR3L modules on Regular DDR3 slots

As far as I know, DDR3L runs at 1.35V while regular DDR3 modules run at 1.5V, so the difference is clear, however, I've read many posts stating that it's safe to use DDR3L modules on DDR3 slots and ...
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6GB installed RAM, only 3.25 usable?

My old computer has 4GB of RAM, (2 sticks, 2GB each) I wanted to add some more to it so I recently bought an extra 2GB DDR2 stick, but I simply couldn't get it to work. While trying to simply install ...
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RAM timings when upgrading notebook memory and nomenclature

So my ThinkPad has a free slot and I wanted to buy another 4GB stick for dual channel. Knowing that timings matter somewhat more in notebooks I checked cpu-z and it said that timings were 11-11-11 ...
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How can I check the maximum amount of RAM my laptop motherboard can support?

I have a 2013 Lenovo G580 with a 3230M i5 and 1x4GB 1600MHz RAM. I'm planning to upgrade the RAM to 12GB by putting in an 8GB RAM module. However, I do not know if my motherboard supports more than ...
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Massive Computer Slowdown On Most Everything

I feel dumb asking this, being A+ certified and all that, but I'm not sure what to start at. So this problem has been getting progressively and progressively worse, and now it's to the point where ...
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Safety with CPU amount on Windows 8.1

I am trying to completely max out a Lenovo Edge 15 with an Intel(R) Core i7-4510U CPU with 8 gb of RAM( 16gb coming in the mail, also the max. It also has a Samsung evo 840 256 gb SSD. My concern is ...
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Windows 8.1 cached memory and memory optimizers

I can't find similar question so talking about it so I would like to create one. It is a bit long so I bold what I want to ask actually. Someone had noticed Windows 8 is taking too much memory for ...
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Placement of ram in Intel Q67 Motherboard

I have purchased a 4GB Ram Module. In slot one currently resides 2gb of ram which came inclusive with the machine. I've placed the 4GB Ram Module into Slot two. The motherboard is an Intel Q67. ...
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DDR3 SDRAM compatibility: clock speed and timings

I want to upgrade my computer’s DDR3 SDRAM, replacing the single module that it currently has with newer ones. I am wondering if I must (or ought to) stick fairly strictly to the DDR3-1333 version ...
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Consistently high disk usage slowing down computer

I am getting extremely high disk usage on my computer when running my virtual machine which is causing the vm to slow to a crawl. The native OS is Windows 8.1. The vm is Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit running in ...
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Windbg for memory analysis using mimikatz ERROR

I'm using windbg version 6.12 and using mimilib.dll for debugging memory. All works fine until I get following output on UI 0:000> !mimikatz DPAPI Backup keys ================= Current prefered ...