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

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4Core1333-FullHD not using full 8GB of Ram

I have a 4Core1333-FullHD motherboard and have just put in 4x2GB DDR2 800MHz PC2-6300 240PIN DIMM nonECC desktop memory, and my 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium is only allowing / showing 3.56 GB as ...
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Windows 7 64-bit 3.2GB out of 8GB are used only

I recently bought 8GB of ram (2x4GB). And since I installed I checked in the resource monitor and it says that only 3.2GB are usable while the rest is "hardware reserved". It should be clear that the ...
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Memory Issues But memorytest is clean

I got a 16GB system, and lately (I have made no hardware changes lately and no real software changes either) its been doing weird things with crashing and not letting me use all the memory. SPECS: ...
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Connecting 2 computers

I have 2 computers, one that has a hard-drive, and one that doesn't. I want to connect these 2 computers and I'm wondering if I can do it without having a hard-drive on 1 of them and will the RAM on ...
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Is it possible to install 4GB (4X1GB chips) on a Gateway e6300?

I installed 4 1GB RAM chips in a used Gateway e6300, expecting a functional 4GB machine. The system beeped and failed to boot. So I tried taking out two of the chips - Two of the slots have white ...
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Installing AMD/ATI Radeon R9 290 graphics card

I am trying to upgrade my desktop system with an ATI Radeon R9 290 graphics card. The first time I boot with it plugged in, it doesn't even show the BIOS splash screen (the one with the press ...
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Black Screen afet ram upgrade on acer aspire one [closed]

So I tried upgrading my acer aspire one 725's ram from 2GB to 4GB by replacing the 2GB Ram module with a new 4GB ram module. The result is that i get a black screen when starting the computer. If ...
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Why is high repurposed standby memory a sign of memory pressure?

I've been watching an older episode of defrag tools, where Andrew Richards explains RAMMap (http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Defrag-Tools/Defrag-Tools-6-RAMMap) At 24:45 he mentions that repurposing ...
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can I buy ddr3 ram for my laptop or I have to buy ddr2?

My laptop is Hp pavilion dv5 1041et http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&product=3793488 It has 4GB RAM (but my current windows is x86 so it does not matter). However I ...
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What should I do to upgrade my laptop? [closed]

I have a Acer Aspire One D270-268kk mini laptop. It currently has 500GB hard drive, Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 processor (1.60 GHz), 2GB RAM and is a 32-bit OS (Windows 7). I want to upgrade my PC so ...
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64GB SSD has a 12GB Pagefile

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and it came with a 64GB SSD as the main harddrive (note: Surface only has this drive, like a tablet). I am trying to free up some more space on my harddrive and ...
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Can 4 sticks of memory reduce CPU life?

In my experience (AM2+) it just seems like 4 sticks is unstable at any setting. I believe that running 4 @ 1066 5-5-5-15 (which is what the memory is rated for) has caused them to go bad. I started ...
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Why isn't page used as the unit when calculating the maximum size of RAM a CPU can address?

Wikipedia says A page, memory page, or virtual page is a fixed-length contiguous block of virtual memory, described by a single entry in the page table. It is the smallest unit of data for ...
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Meaning of a block [closed]

From the Wikipedia definition of block: In computing (specifically data transmission and data storage), a block, sometimes called a physical record, is a sequence of bytes or bits, usually ...
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Which is the best way to clean the dust on the RAM?

Whenever I face a RAM issue in PC's or I want to clean the dusty particles in the RAM, I used to remove the RAM from its socket and rub its "copper contacts" with a eraser. Is it good to rub the RAM's ...
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Upgrading laptop RAM: format and speed questions [closed]

As I'm upgrading my laptop’s RAM—a Sony Vaio VPC-EB—and I want to consider some options. Currently my lp uses: 2x2 GB DDR3 1333(667) MHz SO-DIMMs. Questions: Clock speed - can I buy 1600? Why? What ...
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How does windows 7 know that it should not swap in data from a previous boot?

As you know, the page file is used as a buffer if your physical RAM runs out. But unless HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\ClearPageFileAtShutdown ...
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Persistent massive non-paged pool

Right, I've had to do this to remove a memory leak problem from the LAN driver + windows 8.1 which showed itself when I download things from steam. Now I have played Alien: Isolation and had a very ...
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What determines the page size and the cluster size?

Is the size of a memory page determined by the RAM itself, or by the OS? I.e., is the page size for a RAM the same for all OSes which use the RAM? Is the size of a cluster of a file system determined ...
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Are the size of a memory page and the size of a file system cluster always the same?

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_%28computer_memory%29 A page, memory page, or virtual page is a fixed-length contiguous block of virtual memory, described by a single entry in the page ...
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Explorer.exe uses up all my RAM [duplicate]

So I download a web page video game player. And I think it infected my system with a fake explorer.exe that uses from 100,000k RAM to 5,000,000k RAM. I have done everything in my power to get remove ...
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RAM 4GB to 8GB upgrade - not working

I have ASUS P5G41T-M LE motherboard and I run an old Pentium Dual-Core E5700 processor on it. Until today I ran 4GB RAM on it, precisely two KVR1333D3N9K2/4G planks and everything was fine. The ...
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RAM Timing: Is CAS Latency in READ command same as WRITE command?

As far as I know and according to wikipedia about CAS Latency: CL is the delay time between the moment a memory controller tells the memory module to access a particular memory column on a RAM ...
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Flash using too much ram in firefox

As far as I know I have the latest version of flash (I updated a couple days ago). For at least the last month I have noticed flash using far too much ram (between 200 and 500 MB). I notice it because ...
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Which RAM will suit my notebook ACER Aspire 5820tg 1333MHz or 1066MHz what CAS [duplicate]

I have my ACER Aspire 5820TG - 433G32Mn and want to upgrade RAM memory. Currently it has the following components: CPU: Intel Core i5 430M Mainboard: Acer ZR7B RAM (3GB): 2048MB DDR3 PC3-10700 ...
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dllhost.exe COM surrogate

Okay, I didn't know why this is happen, but when I do the usual task with my laptop, like surfing on the internet, and open windows explorer, firefox. At that time my used ram was 45% to 55%, but ...
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RamMap can't see what takes up memory

My pc is always using 2-3gb of ram in idle and I can't see why I have been searching for the solution for some time with rammap, but it always ends up at look at the process private active usage, ...
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Getting 16GB of RAM - what to check for in motherboard? [closed]

I have a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard (i7 930 processor) and I'd like to buy two 8GB-each DDR3 memory banks. Are there restrictions on the kind of memory I should buy? I mean: compatibility issues ...
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run a computer without RAM? [duplicate]

I was reading about CPU fetch time, where I found that CPU take very less time to access data from RAM as compared to accessing hard disk, and that RAM is present for storing the information and data ...
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Why Intel Core i3 processor with enough free RAM and low CPU usage become very slow?

In a computer with Intel Core i3 and 4GB of RAM running Windows 8.1 build 9600, in conditions I expect no have performance problems it become very very slow and it's close to freeze (or even freeze ...
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Combining 1600mhz and 1333mhz Ram [duplicate]

Actually we have an ESX Server running with 32gb Ram ( 2 pairs of 8gb ), and in need of more memory we purchased more 64gb ram ( 2 pairs of 1600hmz 32gb). My question is, since this server is ...
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Which is the suitable Ram Card to add memory for my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a sony e series model sve1513acnb with 2 Gb ram & i3 Processor I want to add 2 Gb Ram Memory but I am confused. Which is the best Memory Card is suitable for my laptop?"
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Possible failure to recognise new RAM

What does this mean? I recently added a second 4gb module to my laptop, and far as I can tell from general use, my computer isn't able to handle any more tasks than the day before. Is it not using ...
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Does frequency of RAM really matters? [closed]

I have 2 sticks of RAM with frequency 667MHz and 1 stick with frequency 1600Mhz. As a result my all sticks are at 667MHz. How does it affects performance. I mean, we all know how all other components ...
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Asus P7P55-M is not recognizing memory in slots 2, 3 and 4

So I am running an asus p7p55-m motherboard with 2x 2GB Gskill sticks of RAM. But my mother board is only detecting the first slot. Do I have to configure BIOS correctly?,If not how do I fix it?. If ...
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Can't boot from any source

I recently tried to install the Windows 10 developer preview on my laptop. The installer seemed to hang immediately after I selected my install partition, but I left it for about an hour to make sure ...
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my computer wont turn on after installing new ram

I've installed new RAM (Adata Premier PC3-10600 4GB DDR3 1333MHz 240Pin U-DIMM Ram) in my PC. When I power it up, it turns on for two seconds and then shuts down, only to turn itself back on a second ...
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How do I consistently keep my RAM usage low?

I have a decent 8 GB of RAM, yet I'm frequently running into memory trouble. I just now went about closing the dozen apps open , and it looks like so : How do I keep it this way, though? And what ...
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Memory test using all CPUs?

I have been using MemTest86 4.3.7 to test my system memory but although it knows there are 8 CPI cores, it will only test 4 (I asked it to cycle through all and left it testing for 13 hours). using ...
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Is it reasonable to install Windows 7 on my Pentium D system?

I got have this old computer containing: Pentium D 2.8 GHz Socket 775 CPU 2x512MB DDR2 memory listed at 667Hz An ASUS P5LD2 motherboard An 80GB WD HDD (expect weak specs if there are several models ...
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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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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in

My new company laptop has 16 GB of internal memory but uses 10 GB when I just sign in and the CPU fan is always at 80%. I've not installed anything special yet and no program have started and still it ...
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Tell Windows 8 not to write to pagefile at certain times?

I play a 3-D game on my laptop that uses about 1.2 GB of RAM, typically. The laptop has 6 GB of RAM, and Task Manager shows approximately 2.5 GB of RAM in use when my game is running. I have read ...
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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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How to read data from RAM?

I know this is a vague question. Please accept my apology but I'm trying to get an answer for this question. I wanted to know if there's a way to current data from RAM? For example:- I have an ...
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Can you disable sticks of RAM in windows without physically removing them?

I think I'm having RAM issues with one of the games I'm playing. It will slowly start dropping frames until it becomes very hard to play. I ran memtest86 and it identified some errors and bad ...
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Does Server Ram work on a normal computer?

I need some help on choosing RAM for my computer. I have 2GB on my PC, and I am on a 32bit machine so I can only get up to 4GB of RAM. I am trying to find a x2 DDR2 PC2-5300 2GB for my computer, and ...
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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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Maximum main memory possible for 32 bit instruction word and 7 bit opcode

If we have a system with 32 bit instruction words from which 7 bits are dedicated for the opcodes; is the maximum main memory possible for such a system, 2^32 words or is it 2^25 words?