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

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Why does memtest keep saying I have RAM running at 0Hz?

So I have been running into problems with my computer rebooting ever twenty to five minutes, this was really annoying me so I decided to run memtest+ on it. Unfortunately, when I boot up the memtest, ...
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Is it possible to limit the memory a process uses from command line?

Is it possible to limit the amount of memory a process consumes from the command line and eventually automatically kill the process if it tries to overpass this limit? Something like MaxRam -4GB ./...
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Windows 10 VirtualBox - Ubuntu 14.04.4 disk space capped at 1GB

I have a Windows 10 machine, with VirtualBox v5.0.16 r105871 installed. Over this, I am trying to host an Ubuntu 14.04.4 OS so that I can install and run the Robot Operating System (ROS). Here are ...
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Will DDR4 2400Mhz RAM run on the MSI H170 GAMING M3 motherboard? [duplicate]

first question to this forum and i would be happy if someone could help me. I am building a PC and i have bought some components. I already bought the motherboard MSI H170 GAMING M3 with these specs: ...
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My work is slowing down other users on the same machine

I am working on a university computer. I am trying to run a job which is apparently slowing other users down. I ran 'top' to see what was going on. I was running near 100% of the CPU, but I think ...
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Frequent BSODs on Windows 7 Professional after replacing Graphics Card (worked fine for ~2 weeks prior)

My computer died around 3 weeks ago due to the Graphics Card failing (Asus Direct CU II 7950, an old 1TB Samsung HDD also failed to power up after this) and just 2 weeks ago we replaced it with a new ...
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Any Way to Throttle Google Chrome CPU/RAM Usage in OSX?

Google Chrome uses quite a bit of RAM and processing power on my Mac. It's a fairly new (Early 2015) Macbook Pro with 16GB of ram and 2.9Ghz CPU. Still google chrome always shows up on apps using ...
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My computer is functioning very slow and entering into a 'not-responding' state often. And, after every 1/2 hour or so, it automatically restarts [closed]

My computer is functioning very slow and entering into a 'not responding' state often. And, after every 1/2 hour or so, it automatically restarts. Especially when I try to play a video (even on ...
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PC doesn't boot after RAM replacement

I bought two used sticks of AMD Radeon™ R5 Entertainment Series 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3-1600 MHz CL11 R534G1601U1-G ram to insert into my Asrock P55DE3 motherboard, but no matter what I tried the system ...
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Proc filesystem: Diskstats

Heey i was looking through /proc/diskstats And noticed something "odd" in my eyes. As you guys can see i have a lot of ram devices. Could someone explain why there are so many of them? According to ...
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This is the task manager screenshot for my server. Will increasing RAM make a difference?

The server runs XAMPP (Apache and MySQL mainly). Lately the concurrent user count has increased, and the server crawls and sputters during peak load. It only has 4GB RAM though. So, my question is ...
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Why Doesn't Hibernate Just Shut Down Without Clearing the RAM

Most people know that RAM memory is cleared when shutting down a computer. Since RAM is a type of memory/storage, why can't we just keep everything in the RAM, and shutdown without clearing it. ...
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99.5% RAM Utilization but system commit is only 14%

I think there is Memory leak happening on my Windows 2008 R2 Server Virtual Machine hosted on Hyper-V core install with Static RAM of 16GB RAM utilization is 99.5% and also commit bytes is showing ...
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Avoiding memory corruption while gaming

So I've gotten myself a lot of BSOD's while gaming in the past, and I'd often google up the errors that came up on my screen and hopefully resolve the issue by a driver update of some sort. Just ...
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Using different ram in 2 free slots

I have the old version of hyperx fury in my pc at the moment in their correct channel to run in dual channel mode (2x4gb hyperx blu kit (This kit) running at 1600 MHz However these sticks were ...
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Swapping to increase cache?

I am using a server with 128 GB RAM. While running some job I see frequent swap usage. The out put from top top - 05:14:51 up 16:52, 2 users, load average: 3.99, 5.16, 5.37 Tasks: 760 total, 1 ...
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RAM CARDS COMPATIBLITY, 2Rx8 and 1Rx8 RAM

Specifications Vaio SVE 11135CXW Laptop 750GB HARD DRIVE 4GB RAM Samsung 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-11-B2 DDR3 1600 I wish to upgrade to 8GB, I have found a similar Samsung card, Samsung 2GB 1Rx8 PC3-...
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Can a CPU cache similar calculations?

When a CPU tries to access random memory it accessed recently, it's possible the memory data is still in the processor cache, and it can retrieve it from this cache. Using this technique, the CPU can ...
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Interpreting results of windows memory diagnostics

I've been having some troubles with my computer lately, and tonight ran the windows memory diagnostic. I ran the extended test. It completed not showing any errors during the run, however I don't ...
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Can I install a PCI-E 2.0 x 4 SSD into my motherboard that has a PCI-E 2.0 x16 Slot?

I have an Asus P6X58D-E mainboard from a few years ago that has treated me well over the years and it has an octacore i7 extreme chip in it which I'd like to continue using. I was thinking I'd like ...
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Can I use Kingston KVR16LS114 ram on HP Probook 4420s?

Can I use Kingston KVR16LS114 ram on HP Probook 4420s? Hp specifications says the laptop supports DDR3 PC3-10600 SDRAM (1333 MHz). However,crucial suggests DDR3 PC3-12800. Can anyone help me
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Windows 7 32-bit on 64 bit processor, Will 64 bit games work?

I recently installed a brand new 64 bit processor into my system (very happy about it), but I have a 32 bit operating system. I want to run 64 bit games, but I don't know if I need to upgrade my OS ...
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What should I look at if I want to buy RAM to my PC? [closed]

I have 2GB (2 x 1GB !Rx8 PC2 - 5300U - 555 - 12) on my PC (Windows 7 64-bit version): http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=3459243&swLangOid=18&swEnvOid=1093 I want ...
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Is it possible to create a swap file for a Linux guest VM managed by Vagrant?

In my Vagrantfile I have the following provider defined: Excerpt from Vagrantfile: config.vm.provider :virtualbox do |vb| vb.gui = false vb.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--memory", "4096"] end ...
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How to change RAM speed to 1600 MHz onThinkStation S30?

Motherboard supports up to 1600 Mhz speed and my RAM stick is PC3-12800R-11-11-12. Bios is up-to-date but the section about RAM speed is set to 1000 MHz and is greyed out. Call their support and ...
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Memtest86 showed errors with my RAM… what next?

I've been experiencing BSOD's for years now, and they've recently gotten worse. I'm fed up with them and decided to get rid of them once and for all. I often get messages regarding/mentioning memory, ...
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Higher ram frequency and timings slowing my games?

The RAM I have is Gskill Ripjaws X it goes up to 2133MHz at 1.6v and is XMP compatible. Before yesterday my RAM was running at the slowest speed and at 1.5 volts and when I played Smite, Black Ops 3 ...
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My second CPU in the server can't accept any RAM

I have a server with Asus KGPE-D16 motherboard, two AMD Opteron 6262 HE CPUs and 40 GB RDIMM ECC RAM (2x16 + 4x2 GB). When I installed the second CPU, I put the RAMs in the order from the manual: A2, ...
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Looking to upgrade my gaming rig's graphics card [closed]

Over the holidays I bought myself a new monitor(Acer B286HK), and while it can support very high resolutions, I am finding that my PC just isn't up to the task. I would now like to start upgrading my ...
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Measure ram usage in Windows 10

I'm currently writing a report of an application and I want to know its memory usage. Windows 10 has a nice feature that compresses memory that is not in process working sets in order to manage more ...
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Dual channel of ram with mismatch size

My laptop have 2GB Ram because i have two ram sloths want to add more. But Before I add more ram. I want know that i have bought a 4GB of ram. without thinking and knowing about dual channel of ram. ...
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RAM tests inconsistently - what is the most likely culprit? (i.e. what should I spend money on replacing)

Motherboard: GA-B85M-DS3H-A CPU: Core i5 4430 RAM: PNY XLR8 DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) 1600MHz (MD32768K4D3-1600-X9) PSU: EVGA 500 W1 80+ The Problem With all 32GB of RAM installed, the system fails ...
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What is the difference between on board and discrete graphics

Graphic Card has RAM in it. On some sites, I learned that Graphic Card RAM(VRAM) gives more room to RAM; thereby increasing performance when watching high quality videos, playing high-end games, 3D ...
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Windows 10: Processes stuck in “Suspended” state

I'm running into an issue on Windows 10 where processes remain stuck in the "Suspended" state (visible through the task manager by displaying the "Status" column). Those processes cannot be killed, ...
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How byte addressing works?

I am new to computer architecture. So correct me if I am wrong. If a memory module consists of 8 memory chips and if each chip stores 4bits per address then by applying an address to the address pin ...
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I have a motherboard that can use up to 16 gig memory

I have four 4 gig memory cards that the motherboard can use but only two slots. can I get adapters that will allow me to plug two four gig memory cards into each slot on the motherboard. I know that ...
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What is the Visual Studio Standard Collector process, and why does it use 10GB of RAM?

Hopefully this is the right stack exchange site to post on... Didn't feel like it was a programming question for SO. Anyway, I'm running Visual Studio 2015 and got a notification to from Windows to ...
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My virtual machine (or host system) cannot use RAM correctly

I have virtual machine windows server 2008 which stands on Oracle VM VirtualBox. I declare 8GB of RAM for this machine. On my host machine (windows 7) I have 16GB of RAM. When I start virtual ...
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Install yesod with stack on a 512 MB-memory server

I'm trying to install yesod in a server running Ubuntu 14.04 with stack, running: stack install yesod-bin cabal-install --install-ghc The problem is, the system runs out of memory and installation ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 - Memory in use is more than commit charge

One of our Windows server reported 100% memory usage and please see the attached image for details. What I don't understand is that "In use (31.5G)" is more than "commit charge(6.6G)", does that mean ...
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Reaver makes Kali freeze

I'm running Kali 2 and whenever I run the reaver command Reaver -I wlan0mon -b xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx -vv I come back in an a few hours to see that all net activities have frozen. The terminal doesn't ...
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Overclocking of Ram on laptop

My laptop have an 2GB and 4GB DDR3-1600MHz ram chip running at dual channel. Both Chips is of crucial technology. I have read in many posts that overclocking Ram can increase the performance of ...
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Log memset of an EXE

I have an EXE that, as soon as it runs, overwrites some part of its memory with something else using memset. It does other things as well, but as far as I am aware it only uses the memset function ...
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Can I add a 8 GB ram to my laptop ( which has 4 slots, 2 of them are occupied by 4 GB RAM)

My laptop is Samsung series 9 NP900X4C-A01AE which comes with 2 DDR3 RAMs each one is 4 GB I want to add a third 8 GB RAM, would this be bad for the dual channel architecture?
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New CPU, bleeps - Don't have a clue

I have a the following desktop Computer: HP Compaq Presario CQ5305UK Motherboard: H-I41-uATX (Eton/EtonL) Power Supply: 260W Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 720 - 2GB Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core ...
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Avira free using 1.45GB of memory on Win7, what can i do?

I have Windows 7. Resource Monitor says that explorer.exe is using 1.4GB and Avira is using 1.45GB. That's too much ram, I have 4GB total. Including Chrome and other processes I have less than 1GB ...
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MTRRs do not cover all 16Gb of memory on N3150

Installed 16Gb (2x8) RAM into an Asus N3150i-c (with quad-core intel braswell Celeron N3150 SoC) and having [ 0.000000] WARNING: BIOS bug: CPU MTRRs don't cover all of memory, losing 2048MB of ...
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I have 2 slots of ram in my motherboard, can i mix one 2GB and another 4GB ram cards in a windows XP PC?

Actually i have a PC which was build long ago(not too long though probably in 2008), i have 2 slots for the RAM cards and i already have one 2 GB in it,MY question is that can i mix the existing 2 GB ...
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No POST on new built desktop

I just finished building a desktop again and it will not perform a successful POST. No beeps or video either. Since my goal is a successful POST, i removed all irrelevant hardware already and am only ...
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Supermicro X8DTT-F Ram Compatibility

can anyone help me if this ram specs is compatible with Supermicro X8DTT-F? Manufacturer Hynix Manufacturer Part # HMT151R7BFR4C-G7 Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM Capacity 4GB Pins 240 Pin Bus Type ...