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

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Virtual Machine Preserve Environment in Moving

Suppose I have a virtual machine on a system. The memory layout of that machine will depend on its usage and how it was started up. Now, if I were to save the state of the machine, and then copy it ...
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Max RAM: SIW vs System Manual

I'm upgrading an old laptop for a family member, and I'm not sure how much RAM it can support. According to the manual, it can support 1 GB per slot, for a total of 2 GB. However, when I ran SIW ...
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What can explain a large usage of shareable memory on Windows?

I notice that 6.5 GB of my RAM is used as "shareable" memory. What can explain such a large usage? I tried to list processes by size if shareable memory in the Resource Monitor, but I don't see ...
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Error: Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered

My system is getting the following error and warning message whenever I do any high performance task: Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered. My system ...
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Will HyperX Fury Black work together with HyperX Blu (both 4Gb 1600)?

I currently have this RAM stick HyperX Blu 4Gb 1600. I need to buy another 4GB stick but they don't sell this model anymore. I found someone selling HyperX Fury Black 4GB 1600. I was wondering will ...
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My laptop won't boot after adding RAM

I have a problem with my HP dv6 laptop, which has dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu. It came with 4 GB RAM (one stick), and I added an 8GB stick. When I try to boot to Win 8, it gives me BSOD, Your ...
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Is running 2 instances of MATLAB safe?

Can I run another MATLAB while waiting for a long loop to finish? I tried that before and it worked, but recently I tried again and found my PC (64-bit Windows 8.1 and MATLAB R2015b) frozen, with a ...
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Blank memory slot information in CPU-Z?

My ASUS laptop came with one 4GB memory stick and I recently added another 4GB to speed things up. There's no problem and everything works fine. Now, I installed CPU-Z to check about my memory, but ...
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Chrome hogging 1,00,000+ Memory with 3 Tabs? [closed]

My PC has been running slow off late, it has a 3rd gen i5 and it's supposed to perform at around 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB Disk space. I've emptied the C Drive where it's 92.5GB free of 140GB. I've ...
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Windows 10 computer using 97-99% of memory, most of which is nonpaged pool, how to fix?

I'm not really 100% sure how long its been going on but today I was checking task manager and realized it said that almost 100% of my memory was being used. It says that 14.4G/16G is being used from ...
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Asus Maximus motherboard problems after <1 week

CPU | Intel Boxed Core I7-6700K 4.00 GHz 8M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700K CPU Cooler | Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060010-WW Motherboard | ASUS ROG ...
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Computer doesn't activate monitors after RAM change

Here are my computer specs: i7 skylake 6700k Asus maximum ranger VIII 32GB DDR4 (hyperX 2666MHz) geForce 980Ti double 250 SSD drives. My memory was bad so I replaced the old set of DIMMs with new ...
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Windows 10 machine with 64GB of RAM but only 32GB is ever used [closed]

My computer has 64GB of ram and it shows 64GB in task manager. However when running a lot of programs the maximum memory usage it will get to is exactly 32GB or 50%. Any ideas what's capping the ...
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Blocking programs from reading outside their allocated RAM

I was wondering if I could keep program A from reading my entire ram, as it does not need to monitor what program B is doing. Also I am on windows 8.1 64 bit.
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“convert.im6: memory allocation failed `a.svg'”, trying to convert a 691 KB SVG file to EPS with 100 GB of RAM

I tried to convert a 691 KB SVG file into EPS with ImageMagick using the command convert a.svg a.eps, but I get a memory allocation failed error message: ubuntu@server:~$ convert a.svg a.eps ...
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Does Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool scan RAM over 4GB?

Back in the Windows 7 days, Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool was unable to scan RAM beyond 4GB: ...the tool can address only up to 4GB of RAM and will not scan beyond that range. Fast-forward to ...
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Can anyone explain - Strange/incorrect memory reporting in Windows 10 [duplicate]

Can anyone explain this? A memory utilisation report of 7.2GB/7.9GB: Yet actual memory consumption is no where near that high: When I had returned to my PC, I had a low memory warning and a ...
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Frequent BSoD's With Varying Errors

I have just recently finished building my computer and have had numerous problems with BSoD's. I have been getting errors about Memory_Corruption, Critical_Structure_Corruption, and ...
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Random Locking with Crosshair V Formula-Z and FX 9590

I've been fighting this freezing issue with my pc for two weeks and I still have nothing. Due to a failed overclock attempt (puff of smoke) I had to rebuild my PC. I initially replaced the ...
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dell inspiron extra RAM to increase performance [closed]

i jut want to know if increasing the R.A.M of my laptop will guarantee a better performance.. especially smooth operation of some applications like games.
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Editing RAM in real time

Is it possible to edit ram in real time with hexdump or any other program? How? I read here http://linuxpoison.blogspot.pt/2011/04/how-to-read-content-from-ram-random.html that I can see the ...
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how to repair corrupted pendrive [closed]

My pendrive is hp c350 with 16gb memory. It was working quite well before few weeks. One day after improper ejection it was not working properly. Whatever file I put into the pendrive is becoming ...
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Extremely high nonpaged pool memory in Task Manager is far greater than poolmon.exe's values

My RAM used on bootup is exorbitantly high...to the point where I'm almost using all 8 GB as soon as I sign on to Windows 10. I'm monitoring my memory usage with poolmon.exe (comes with the Windows ...
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I want to clear my doubts about RAM speed? [duplicate]

My processor' frequency is 1.7 GHz and i want to add 4 GB RAM to my system.I want to know that RAM what speed should i buy so that it is compatible with my processor and why ??
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Buying the right memory for 13" Macbook Pro Mid 2012

I want to upgrade my 13" Macbook Pro Mid 2012 to 8 gb RAM (is has 4 gb now). I want to buy Crucial RAM and I selected my Macbook model on their website. The website then shows me all compatible ...
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How much benefit will I get if I add another 4GB ram to my Laptop?

I am using ASUS K55A-series laptop. Specification: Intel® Core™ i3 3110M Processor ( 3rd generation) DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 GB SDRAM Integrated Intel® HD ...
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DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) RAM is clocked at 200MHz?

It should be twice the frequency, right? Intel 945GC specs
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Can't determine Intel Chipset Information and thus max memory supported by system

I have old lenovo 3000 C300 All-in-one PC. It has Intel Atom 330 @ 1.66 2 memory slots, PC2-5300 (667mhz) SODIMM 200 pin memory. CPU-Z Rated FSB is 531.92 Mhz Here are results from different ...
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Looking for compatible RAM [duplicate]

Here's what I have currently, and I'm looking to upgrade the RAM to 4Gb. Trouble is I have no idea what to buy! Main Circuit Board Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5KPL-AM Serial Number: ...
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Whats the difference between those two Samsung 4GB 2Rx8 PC3 - 10600S memories

Can someone expalain to me what is the difference between those two ram memories Samsung 4GB 2Rx8 PC3 - 10600S - 09 - 11 - F3 vs Samsung 4GB 2Rx8 PC3 - 10600S - 09 - 11 - F2 , i guess that those two ...
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ASRock x58 Extreme Motherboard Memory Layout

I am using the ASRock x58 Extreme Motherboard. I currently have installed 8GB of DDR3 (4 x 2GB) memory that is compatible with the MB. I recently received an additional 8 GB of DDR3 (2 x 4GB) RAM ...
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acer aspire x3995 desktop continuous beep on startup

PC was beeping 4 short beeps and after some google decided to move ram to a different slot. I didn't ground myself and now it continually beeps on startup. I have unplugged everything from mobo ...
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memtest86 taking alot of time

Im new to using memtest, my problem is that ive been running memtest86 now for about 13hrs and its only 90% in pass 2/4 ?? Its currently showing 25 errors. My qúestion is: Is this in some way normal? ...
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Upgrading gcc, ghostcript and aliases

My problem has multiple faces and I will really appreciate if anyone can help me sort it out. The origin of the problem can be traced here: High memory usage of eps file So, I thought I better ...
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Upgrading RAM on ASUS X455LB Laptop

was this the proper forum for this question? So I have this laptop: ASUSX455LB Under the section for Memory it says: DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM, 1 x DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 GB SDRAM I'm ...
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RAM [Computer software] [duplicate]

I have 2 RAM slots in my motherboard. In Slot#1 I have a 2 GB DDR3 800Mhz RAM. I am planning to add 2 GB RAM more to Slot#2 of my computer. But online stores only has 1333Mhz RAM to buy. So my ...
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How to manually change a value in the memory?

Got a new Laptop with Windows 10 Home Premium on it. A program that used to run on windows 7 and runs on Windows 10 Pro is saying "Could not run simulatr. Please make sure $S_BIN is set." I tried all ...
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Ubuntu only uses 768 MB instead of 1 GB ram

The specs of my laptop and BIOS say that I have 1 GB (1024MB) of ram. But when I use Ubuntu it says that I have only 768 MB. Is there a way to use all the ram that I have? I have Asus K53U laptop ...
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So much memory being used and programs disappearing Mac OS

My computer is saying that too much memory is being used and is shutting down randomly. The only few programs I run are League occasionally, Skype and Parallels Desktop. I have 8GB on RAM and here is ...
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How to allocate the all my Ram memory usage to my system?

My laptop has 8 GiB RAM, but in system properties it is showing 2.45 GB usable. I am using windows 7 32 bits. How I allocate all my memory to the system.some applications are not working ...
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Windows 10 is ignoring my pagefile settings

Is there a way to make Windows follow my pagefile settings? I really don't want the pagefile on D; I'd rather have it disabled if there's no way to force it to be on C instead.
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Unequal size dual channel ram, and lower-than-expected frequency

I'm updating a Dell Inspiron N5030, and stumbled upon an odd situation. The laptop has 1 GB and 2 GB of DDR3 ram installed for a total of 3 GB, Dual Channel. This is reported by both CPU-Z ("DC mode: ...
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Are all laptop DDR3 RAM sticks the same length, width and height?

I am looking to buy RAM for my laptop, but when I went to Amazon I noticed that different DDR3 laptop RAM sticks have different dimensions. For example, image 1 and image 2 show the technical details ...
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Kernel threads and process virtual address

If the kernel is spawned as threads and resides in the memory then how could the ps command identify them if those are not normal process and i give you more look here: root 2 0 0 ...
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Downclock DDR3 1600mhz to 1333mhz GA-P55-USB3

I'm determined to pursue this to it's end before I decide to return the hardware. System Specs: CPU: i5 650 Motherboard: GA-P55-USB3 2x 4GiB DDR3 1600MHz (formerly 2x 2GiB DDR3 1333MHz) The ...
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Relation between system RAM capacity and VRAM capacity?

There are some months ago, I saw on a forum (sorry, I do not have the URL!) that we need to respect a ratio of 4:1 between the capacity of the system RAM and VRAM. For example, having 16 GB of system ...
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Is it Optimal to balance RAM across banks

It's well known that using matched pairs of RAM in a single bank with Dual Channel Architecture is optimal, both so that the two sticks have similar timings, equal capacity, etc. But what about ...
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Memory heirarchies and kernel boot options

I'm booting a Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS server on a Core-i5 T5200U machine with kernel boot options agp=off ipv6.disable=1 intremap=no_x2apic_optout biosdevname=0 audit=0. When I inspect dmesg, I see the ...
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Does DDR RAM also have a minimum bandwidth?

Reading about DDR3 on Wikipedia I can see that it has a peak data transfer rate. However, I assume the peak rate to be a theoretical maximum. Can we also derive a minimum transfer rate for DDR3 RAM, ...
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RAM upgrade for ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my home rig with more memory, but I don't know which RAM chips I should buy. I currently have 6GB, I need more to be able to run VMs. I am considering buying Kingston HyperX Red ...