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

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HP Pavilion g7 2300-sm reading only 920mb of RAM memory

My Pavilion g7 2300-sm have 4gb of RAM memory. I have installed Win 7 (original) on him. What I didn't know is that this laptop is made only for Win8. I did manage to install all the drivers, and ...
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What does the sawtooth pattern mean on a memory usage graph? [closed]

My computer has been running a little slower lately, so I looked at the stats in the Windows Task Manager and saw that it was not only using a lot of memory, but there was this sawtooth pattern in the ...
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How do I know whether my Lenovo t410 supports 16 GB or ram?

I was thinking about exteinding my memory a bit. I have windows 8.1 pro x64 installed, and I've read on the internet that it supports up to 128 gigs. So does it mean that I am okay to install 2x8 ...
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which parts i can remove from server to reduce power coonsumption

I have a 4u IBM server for home use and it consumes 480w. It has 4 X Quadcore CPU and 128GB RAM & CD Drive I want to reduce the power consumption so i want to know that if i remove 2 x Xeon ...
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Why are bits in an oddly-consistent position being flipped when I read files?

I'm trying to track down a data corruption issue that occurs on reads in Win7x64 and am out of ideas on what to try next. This originally surfaced when migrating ~2TB of data to a new home NAS; when ...
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What memory modules work in a Intel DP55WB?

I have an Intel DP55WB Motherboard with an i3 processor and two 2GB RAM cards (total 4GB). I went to a store with my CPU to buy a 4GB RAM card in order to have a total of 8GB. The salesman ...
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What sort of tests does POST run on ram?

This is loosely related to a homework assignment I'm currently doing, for a part of it I am trying to work out what sort of memory tests a standard POST test will run on ram, i.e: the ways it will ...
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Upgraded Computer, Now It Turns Off Randomly/Won't Turn On

I have recently upgraded my computer and now it turns off at random times. Sometimes, I'll be on all day and there will be no problem. Sometimes it'll be a couple hours and it'll shut off. And ...
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Max RAM per slot - Asus motherboard

I'm looking to expand my virtual lab so I'll need more RAM. I have an Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 motherboard. The specifications state: 4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz ECC, Non-ECC, ...
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Will 8GB RAM stick work if my motherboard has limit of 16GB (for 4 slots)?

This one is quite tricky and I can't find any decent information source/documentation. I have Gigabyte motherboard from 2008: Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P rev. 1.0. It has 4 RAM slots and total limit of ...
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New RAM made system unstable [closed]

My PC was running two sticks of 2gb RAM. I upgraded to 64 bit (windows 8.1) so I got some new (secondhand) RAM. I put in four, 2GB sticks of OCZ Reaper PC3 15000. The old owner had no problem with ...
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How can I tell the exact memory of a process in linux (Ubuntu?

I've found many posts on this website detailing how to find the usage of processes in linux, but most of these return the percent memory/cpu usage per process. I need to know the exact usage per ...
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Run Python program to use all available memory in a LAN cluster

I have access to 20 LAN connected computers each running Ubuntu 12.04 lts(SSH installed and password less authentication enabled). Each of the computer has 2 GB RAM. I am running a python program that ...
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Cores and threads? How does it all work exactly?

I am confused by this ... if a CPU has 2 logical cores, it can run two programs 100% concurrent, yes? Otherwise, 2 programs on one CPU must be 100% time-divided (can't run independently as the same ...
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I've added 8GB RAM to my desktop, but only 4GB of it is showing up [closed]

There were already 2x 4GB in there and I added 8GB, but the total is now only 12GB when I look at system properties (I expect to see 16GB). What could be the problem? edit: Running: wmic MemoryChip ...
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Why does the same RAM chip benchmark 2x faster on Intel CPUs?

Compare memorybenchmark.net's benchmarks for the "Kingston KHX2133C11D3/4GX 4GB" chip in the read uncached ddr3 intel vs read uncached ddr amd benchmarks. The Intel speed is listed at 14,881 MB/s , ...
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Putting the pagefile on an an alternative drive from system files on Windows 7

I'm trying to move stuff like temp and the pagefile to an old 120GB IDE drive I found lying around, so that that thing can take some of the wear off my nice SSD C:\ drive before IDE goes the way of ...
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innodb buffer pool size and munin

I was looking at the below graph of one of my db server's memory usage and have the following question. Is the mysql innodb buffer pool included in the apps or the cache memory allocation? Right now ...
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DDR2 DIMM only works if alone in channel

I'm trying to use 4 DDR2-800 DIMMs together: 2*1GB 5-5-5-15 1.9V and 2*2GB 5-4-4-15 2.1V. Either set works fine by itself at 5-5-5-15 at either 1.9V or 2.1V, but combining the sets doesn't work. I've ...
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Allocating Virtual Ram in Oracle VirtualBox

I need to install one of the Ubuntu 64 bits with at least 32 GB Memory, unfortunately I don't physically have 32 GB RAM, so what I am intending to do is allocate some of my RAM (let's say 2-4 GB) and ...
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Sdram Cas Latency

Between the cpu and sdram communication, how does cpu know how many cycles to wait for response from memory(sdram)? I mean they both use fsb clock for communication so the communication is ...
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Mount Error (mount: page allocation failure. order:5, mode:0x40d0)

I am trying to mount mtd block on temporary file system(part of RAM). Some times mount command fails and below error comes in dmesg logs. Command: mount -t jffs2 /dev/mtdblock7 /temp/configuration/ ...
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My PC restarts randomly

I bought a desktop 1 year ago. I used it and it worked very fine. After 6 months it suddenly shut down without blue screen and was responding to restarts. yet it is not solved but I tried a lot to ...
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Quad-Channel on ASUS M4A88TD-M motherboard

I'm learning about RAM multi-channel and I have doubts: Is possible a quad-channel(8GB: 4x2GB) with M4A88TD-M? What is better: A quad-channel(4x2GB) or a dual-channel(2x4GB)? Thank's in advance ...
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Upgrading RAM memory on an Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook, model AOA110 results in less RAM than expected

I have tried to increase the RAM on an old netbook from Acer, an Aspire One ZG5. I went on www.crucial.com and using their built-in tool, I ordered the putatively correct module for my netbook, and I ...
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Do certain laptops, say Macbooks, have significantly better hardware buses than others?

Many modern laptops do not allow one to change the memory banks, as they are welded in, especially ultrabooks and Macbooks seem to have this 'feature'. I've heard that sometimes this idea is ...
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SSD versus RAM (system cache)

If I have 16gb of RAM and I never shutdown pc do I still need SSD (perfomance vise)? My concern is will SSD help (significantly) with perfomance if I already have ~8GB cached RAM for OS and apps.
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Defining 32-bit or 64-bit processor requirements [duplicate]

My knowledge of computer hardware is fairly extensive, however it is apparent that this is not the case when considering types of operating systems. I've gone by the rule of thumb for years that if a ...
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Random freezing on ESXi environment across several servers

Over the past couple of weeks we've been experiencing some issues with our ESXi based VDI environment whereby Windows 7 Desktop images randomly freeze throughout the day. This can happen on any VDI ...
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Mac Rogue Process in Activity Monitor launchd/Installer eating up memory/cpu

So I have a process called Installer that eats up memory on my Mac OSX 10.9. It's called "Installer" which makes it hard to Google! Please see image: What could this be? It pops up intermittently ...
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Sorted tree view in htop or alternative?

I am running a Debian flavor of Linux, and I use htop to keep track of memory usage, since it is more detailed than top. I can't seem to get it to sort by memory and display process trees at the same ...
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What is the difference between virtual memory and built-in memory (RAM)?

I allocated ~24GB of my hard-drive as "virtual memory" -- what I understand to be extra space that the computer can use as RAM. My system has 8GB RAM built in, so my assumption is that I'm pumping a ...
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RAM not clearing, alway in standby

I'm having a problem with my ram on windows 7. The ram is clearing or programs are using and dumping it faster than it can clear. I have 8gb of ram I'm only using 4gb and the rest is in Standby. At ...
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What is the cause and disadvantages of high memory usage as time passes on Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

My laptop is used in long time intervals without restarting. The OS tends to use extensive memory (~8GB) as time passes. Below are screenshots of two different states with exactly the same programs ...
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Alocating Higher CPU and RAM to Virtual box

I am using Virtual Box. I have a real computer that has 4 cores and 4Gb RAM. Within it, I am trying to create a virtual computer with a specification, which is as similar as possible with the real ...
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How to find the source of the low on memory error. Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64bit runs on Asus laptop with 8Gb of RAM and NVidia chip. McAffee antivirus was installed from the very begging. All drivers are up to date. Recently I start getting low on memory error. ...
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VMware Workstation 10 running slow WinXP Pro SP3 32-bit

Just recently jumped onto the VMware bandwagon. Going to be using it mostly for games, especially old ones that don't run well on my host Win7 Ult.Ed 64-bit. I've setup everything and everything ...
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Where data is stored if I don't have an HDD?

I was wondering where the computer stores data if there's no internal hard disk on the computer? I know I can boot a computer using a liveCD or a liveUSB, but where the system on live support stores ...
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lshw not reporting memory information correctly

We are working a project where we will be receiving 50+ laptops on a regular basis and we need to get hardware information from them. During some test runs we found some strange results. On a Dell ...
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When upgrading from 32 bit OS to 64 bit OS in Windows XP, is it enough to format C: alone?

Currently am using windows XP 32 bit OS with 4 GB RAM. I want to upgrade to 8 GB RAM and I know it needs a 64 bit OS. I don't want to lose my data, though. So can I install a 64 bit OS by formatting ...
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How to know about the hardware especifications of a notebook/ultrabook?

I'm a .Net programmer and I want to buy a new ultrabook for me. I'm dating the Dell XPS 13 and I want to know the hardware manufacturer and version of the SSD and memory, but I don't find it on the ...
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How BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work?

How do BIOS extensions (option ROMs) work? I understand that an installed device may have it's own BIOS that adds features to the system but I'm not sure of how they are set up. I keep reading the ...
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Macbook All ram being used with no apps open

I recently was teaching this kid to program, and he wanted to teach me some things in screen flow, so he showed me where to get it, and I got part way through the installer, and then I quit it because ...
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Possible to “manually” search a running program's memory?

Would it be possible to manually search through a running/active program's memory (in Windows 7)? Windows just notified me that Firefox "has stopped working" and is asking me to close or debug. I had ...
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Changing RAM in Laptop

I have a Dell Vostro 2520. I am planning to upgrade the amount of RAM to 6GB. My laptop has a Core i3-2328 processor and is currently running Windows 7 ultimate , but after the RAM upgrade, I plan to ...
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Increase Performance by utilizing RAM instead of swap (Windows 8) [duplicate]

My computer is pretty fast, but I feel it may be getting slowed down by putting things in swap which would do better in RAM. I have 16 GB of ram, and even in conditions where only around 3 GB is used, ...
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regulate browser memory consumption

I play a browser-based game that I would like to be able to keep running 24/7 if possible. The problem is that the more the page is refreshed, and the longer the game kept running, the more memory the ...
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What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?

This is more or less a continuation of What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM? While I have more or less accepted the solution there that for some mysterious reason, after a BIOS upgrade ...
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PCI BAR memory addresses

Quick question, I was reading the OSDev Wiki page regarding PCI and it says the following - "Base address Registers (or BARs) can be used to hold memory addresses used by the device, or offsets for ...
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What happen if we reduce the size of hiberfil.sys

I today discovered that we can set the size of the hiberfil.sys using powercfg -H -size 100% command line tool. Ignoring the hard space you will get, what else will change if we set it to powercfg -H ...