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

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90% Memory Usage On Windows 10

I noticed today that I had extremely high memory usage on windows 10 and couldn't find any process that uses a lot of memory. Here is a screenshot of my memory usage: And here is a screenshot of ...
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Extra RAM memory on disk in VMWare Workstation [duplicate]

Can you add RAM momory to a virtual machine by adding a (say 4 GByte) disc to the system such that this disc is added to the existing memory. What is the procedure for doing this. Of course you have ...
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windows 8.1 0 10Gb of RAM shows 3.49 gb as usable [duplicate]

My PC already have a 2gb ram in slot 1 and added a new 8gb to slot 2 but after booting it shows only 3.49 gb as available memory(I also checked it with speccy app). I checked msconfig options and the ...
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Laptop can't pass POST, Beeping, Now fan speeds up and computer shuts down

My laptop is about 3 years old. It's a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop with all original components. It came with Windows 8 but I upgraded to Windows 10 about one month ago. Last week I was playing a game ...
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Installed 4-8GB GSkill DDR3 SDRAM In My AMD Windows 7 Computer; OS Says 16GB Available [duplicate]

When I built my home desktop five years ago my AMD M4A88TD-V motherboard had 4x2GB GSkill DDR3 RAM. When I would click on Computer->Properties, it would say 8GB installed, 7GB usable. Tonight I ...
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Ram Compatibilty

I wish to upgrade my laptop from 6GB ram to 8GB ram. Currently installed is Type DDR3 Size 4096 MBytes Manufacturer Samsung Max Bandwidth PC3-12800 (800 MHz) Part Number M471B5173DB0-YK0 ...
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How to fix Firefox memory leak?

My firefox has been continually leaking memory for years now (as in, it started several versions back, currently on 42.0). At some point, when it reaches the 2.2GB mark, it starts having rendering ...
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RAM shows 988 MB instead of 3 GB

My previous ram was 1 GB with 32 bit OS 7, processor 2.70 GHz. Yesterday I Installed a 2 GB additional ram & 64 bit windows 7, but it still shows 'Installed memory 3.00 GB (988 MB usable!)". In ...
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Cannot update Windows 7

I have a x86 Windows 7 VM (using VirtualBox), and I am trying to update windows. The problem is I can't. Every time I try to update it I get the following error: 8007000E So, to fix it, I added more ...
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which one of these units is not located in the microprocessor?

I'm doing a test on general computer science and I think the answer sheet is wrong. The question is as follows: which one of these units is not located in the microprocessor? 1) Cache ...
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Manufacturer states that RAM is DDR3L but Windows and Linux apps and commands states DDR3

Is DDR3L RAM and DDR3 RAM compatible? I have a Notebook that I want to upgrade, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5212KL and (the manufacturer specs are here) where they clearly state that the RAM is a DDR3L. ...
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Force ReadyBoost option for a disk (Windows 7)

I have a RAM disk (Romex) that is reported to the system as a SCSI fixed disk. I want to use it for ReadyBoost. I am pretty sure it is fast enough for ReadyBoost. However, ReadyBoost tab does not ...
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Performance improvemen in core i7? [closed]

I am student of Computer Architecture and i was wondering how come apple dual core processor's performance working with 1.4 GHZ clock is more than 8 core android phone processors? I searched for it ...
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Linode VPS storage space full, site down, unable to stay logged in

I am using Linode Server. After login I can see Storage space is full. Because of this full storage our website is down. I can't even log in with SSH using Putty. If I reboot the server then I can ...
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Laptop CPU and RAM usage

For the past two days my laptop has been using way too much RAM and CPU even when I am not using my computer and/or have 1 window open. Here is a picture of my performance tab: Any idea why I am ...
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How to determine the amount of memory location available [closed]

My lecturer pops up with this question today. However, I'm new to this and I have no idea what it is about, please help me. "Suppose your microcomputer memory address is 16 bits wide, how many ...
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What does “on MB” mean in the context of laptop memory?

I'm looking at Lenovo laptops, and the two memory options for one machine are "8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L on MB" and "16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L on MB". What does "on MB" mean in this context? Does this mean "on ...
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Triple channel RAM reading as dual channel

My motherboard, the ASUS P6T takes modules that are 4GB at the largest with 6 slots (has a 24GB RAM limit) and does triple channel rather than dual. When I installed 3 triple channel 4GB modules ...
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Purge of inactive memory fails

In total I have 14 GB of RAM. Currently, 1.5 GB is free and 3.9 GB is inactive. I tried to purge my inactive memory. Both $ purge and $ sudo purge returned [ERROR] ...
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Max bandwidth cpu requires from main memory

Cpu clock = 4 GHz with L1-L2 cache, Max CPI = 0.5 (or IPC = 2), 25% of instructions are load/store, Global miss rate of L2 cache = 2%, Block size of L2 cache = 64 bytes, L1 I-cache: 100% hit rate ...
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What are the risks of using second hand CPUs and memory modules?

I am a scientist and I want to build a powerful computer with enough RAM to handle large spatial simulations and analyses. I am thinking about using second hand computer parts and I would like to ...
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PC RAM unusable and flatlining. As is CPU. Movies failing to play

I have an old PC I turned into a media server. It has a dedicated graphics card, and should by all accounts do what I want. I'm struggling with transcoding via Plex (I can perhaps understand that), ...
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Are CPU voltage and RAM voltage related? What are the mutual constraints?

I was wondering if the maximum value of my CPU voltage range is a constraint on my RAM voltage. An example: My VID Voltage Range is 0.60V-1.35V and my memory modules are to operate at 1.5V. Am I in ...
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Why is the peak transfer rate in memory module name always about 16 times the frequency used by the memory module?

I have noticed that the peak transfer rate stated in RAM module names (i.e. PC3-10600) is always about 16 times the frequency used by those RAM modules. Why is that?
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How do I create a full Windows memory dump, preferably without causing a system crash?

I've been researching about creating disk images and memory dumps of a system in use for forensic purposes. I've seen that ProcDump can dump a single process' memory, but I was hoping I could find ...
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What's the deal with testing RAM?

Here's a little background: Desktop computer came to my desk with 32GB (4x8) DDR3 1600MHz non-ECC, a GTX960 graphics card, and an OS (Windows 7 Pro) that wouldn't boot. After an overnight memory test, ...
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PC randomly freezes up (troubleshooting & help)

I bought my new PC around sometime in may 2015. Since the day I got it, regardless what OS I have installed or running, it keeps on freezing and then the only way to get it to work again is to hard ...
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Memory limitation on 6th intel CPU

Most systems with 6th gen cpu currently available (Dell X8900-3569BLK, Lenovo 700-90ED0007US) have 4 slots of DDR4 and limited to 32GB(I talked to live chat agents, checked www.crucial.com compatible ...
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How can I bypass available memory check?

How can I bypass memory(RAM) check on windows 7 ? I have an application who refuses to run because I have less than the required 2GB of ram how can I trick it to run anyway ? EDIT: to clarify the ...
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Is it possible to manually send programs to virtual memory in windows?

If you have many open programs and your machine is going too high on memory/cpu utilization you might want to close a program without loosing its state (sending it to virtual memory) and then resume ...
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What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?

EDIT4 We now have an answer. Thank you for everyone participating in the test and of course those downvoting the question. With 8GB or 6GB windows 8.1 x64 machine you get a low memory warning if your ...
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How to partition a volatile physical RAM drive before fstab runs?

since I switched to linux a couple of days ago, I try to configure my machine. The last thing is: I have a physical RAM drive with 16GB DDR2 Ram. This device mounts as a real physical SATA harddrive. ...
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Memory compatibility - what to watch out for?

So, there's been at least 10 years since I adventure myself on the world of DIY computer upgrades. I have a desktop with 4GB of RAM and I need another 4GB. But as soon as I re-entered the world of ...
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Windows 10 - DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE BSOD

I recently upgraded my ASUS ROG G551JW to Windows 10 and I have been getting random blue screens of death. Games have also not been running as fast as they should be and it seems that I have less ...
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Does my processor support PAE?

I currently have the following system specifications: Windows 7 64-Bit Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4600+ 2.4 GHz 8GB of RAM 500 GB HD I'm planning on installing Xubuntu as a dual partition along side my ...
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Why is my memory not being fully utilized on my laptop?

Got a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B7202, which came with a pretty modest 6GB RAM. But it's absolutely crawling, approaching the speed of a glacier at times. Checked out performance in Task Manager: ...
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Maximus iv extreme z with 8gb Hyperx fury modules error 55

I got ram upgrade from 16gb (4x4gb hyperx) to 32gb (4x8gb HyperX HX318C10FB/8). I have Maximus iv extreme z and i7 2600. When I install new modules I recive error 55 on the motherboard (memory not ...
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Xeon memory bandwidth specification incongruency

How can this Xeon achieve the stated 102 GB / s memory bandwidth with the following configuration: Channels: 4 Type: DDR4-1866 The max. theoretical bandwidth would be 59.712 GB / s. The ...
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Does my system support 1600mhz ram speed?

I'm looking into upgrading my PC, but I'm a bit confused about ram speeds. This is my current setup. Motherboard: Asus p6x58d premium CPU: Intel Bloomfield i7 930 DDR3 RAM: Corsair CM3x2G1600C9 (3 ...
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RAM for Lenovo Thinkserver TS 440

I am setting up a new Lenovo Thinkserver TS440 in my home as a workstation and as a test server. Here is the system I purchased: ...
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1600 MHz RAM, detected as 1333, XMP doesn't work

I have an Asus M51AC-FR034S PC which has a M51AC motherboard that is in fact a rebranded H87M-PRO. I have 2 RAM sticks (I don't know the exact word for that) A-Data MI64C1D1629Z1 8GB 1600 MHz Slot ...
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What does the content of the page table look like after a page has been swapped out to the disk?

From what I understand, the page table maps virtual addresses to physical addresses. But what if a page has been swapped out to the disk? Wouldn't the location of the data take more bits to write ...
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Why is the amount of RAM usable by a computer limited by the processor bits?

I was recently thinking about how 32-bit processors can only support up to 4 GBs of memory, and I couldn't understand why the amount of bits a processor has limits its memory. I understand, as other ...
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How to kill process (Ubuntu 15.10) when only the mouse barely responds (RAM full, no swap)

I'm running several semi-important computations on my PC running Ubuntu 15.10 (Intel i7 6-core, 16 GB RAM, no swap set up) Not realising that almost all RAM was in use, I opened some tabs in the ...
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Laptop reporting wrong count of RAM slots?

I have a Lenovo Z710 laptop and I noticed Task Manager and other programs show that the laptop has 4 memory slots. I opened the back of the laptop where things like disk and RAM slots are but there ...
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How to tweak Windows swapping priority (if there is some?)

Sometimes I open a program that allocates too much memory - i.e. computer has 0.5 gb free ram, and an application requests 1gb. In this case, it will start swapping so it can fulfill the request. ...
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Mix/match RAM of different timings?

My motherboard has 4 slots (dual channel). I currently have 2x4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM and I want to add another 2x4GB sticks, also DDR3-1600 in order to get 16GB of RAM. The thing is, my current RAM has ...
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Command Line utility to see list of tasks CPU Usage, Memory, and execute

I want to log, every 10 minutes, list of all the apps in windows that now running, the CPU usage, and memory usage. I have many node.exe tasks, so I want to see the arguments of the task (for ...
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Memory for a triple-channel motherboard?

When I bought my PC back in 2010, motherboards that supported triple-channel DDR3 were everywhere. Thinking that it would be the standard by the time I upgraded, I made sure to get a triple-channel ...
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PC - No Video out even with Brand New RAM and Mobo

Here are the specs: Mobo: G41M-P25 RAM: Stick 1 & 2: Patriot PSD34G1333KH 4GB PC3 DDR3 10600 CL9 2x2GB 1.5V Stick 3: Elite 4GB DDR3 1333 CL 9-9-9-24 1.5V (ALL sticks are unbuffered) CPU: Dual ...