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

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What happens if no ram is in a dual CPU riser?

I have a Dell precision T5500 with a dual CPU riser. There are 6 slots on the system board and 3 on the second CPU riser. The Dell recommended configuration is to divide between the system board and ...
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Why “Avira System Tray Tool (avgnt.exe)” is using very high commited memory?

My "Avira System Tray Tool" using very high memory after minutes of system Log in. Below pic is show how many vast memory it uses: More than 1900 MB! Is my System Infected?! Is this caused due ...
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128GB RAM as 8 x 16G or 16 x 8G?

I am configuring a workstation for heavy and memory expensive numerical computing. I have the budget to put 128G of RAM. I have the choice between eight 16Gb modules or 16 8Gb modules. Both configs ...
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Please define: “Maximum Memory Supported - 10GB, Service Upgradable Only”

I am assuming this means that the RAM modules can only be inserted/removed from some place very inconvenient? Maybe under the keyboard? Or does this mean something more strict, as in the only way to ...
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Does updating BIOS solve certain BSODs?

Specifically speaking I am wanting to update my BIOS for my P8Z77 Asus M-PRO motherboard. I'm running a ivy bridge i7 3770k with a GTX 570, 2 X 8GB G.Skill 1333 DDR3 RAM I have the latest driver ...
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Can't Install More RAM

I have four RAM slots on my motherboard. I'm currently using two. For some reason, when I plug in a third (and fourth), I can only use the new RAM, and not all of it combined. It's a "dual channel" ...
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Understanding how LabView buffers work

I am using LabView for an imaging project. In the code I have two separate while loops running (for the most part) independently. The small dependence -if this is a dependence at all- comes from the ...
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Monitor AMD/ATI GPU memory usage under linux

Is there a way to monitor the GPU memory usage of ATI graphic cards under linux? I found several solutions for nVidia graphic cards, but nothing for ATI graphic cards. It might be possible with ...
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Firefox sluggish after playing an online video or kept open for a long time

I am using the 64-bit alternative of Firefox - Waterfox. I have been facing this issue even when I was using Firefox. What happens is after I have played at least one video or have kept it open for a ...
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Windows 7 x64 with RAM volume 4GB hangs on when file upload in Java servlet is started

It is actually not the coding but mostly configuration question. I have : Windows 7 x64 ASUS P5KC motherboard Intel Core Quad Q6600 GeForce 6800 GT RAM 4GB (then 8 GB - when i added 4 GB more even ...
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ASUS M5A88-V EVO Downclocking?

Can the "ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard" down/underclock 1866 ram to 1333 so i can use a Phenom II for now and not have to switch out ram later when i ...
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SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo isn't detected by Sony notebook

I am trying to transfer images from a SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo to my Sony Notebook VGN-N17G. However the memory stick is always undetected by my notebook. When I tested using a Sony memory stick ...
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How can I use 2x4 GB RAM on an ASUS P5K3 DELUXE?

I read in one of the posts here that somebody has an ASUS P5K3 DELUXE Board with 10GB RAM. I have the same board and recently upgraded my RAM with 4x2 GB, but I'm having a very hard time making it ...
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Speed and compatibility of 4GB DDR2 sticks on an Asus P5Q-E motherboard

I want to add 8GB of memory (in the form of two 4GB sticks) to a system with an Asus P5Q-E motherboard. According to Asus, the motherboard supports 4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 1200/1066/800/667MHz, ...
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Firefox 4, 5 and 6 are slow and freezing, consuming 400MB RAM

I'm on Windows 7. Since I upgraded to Firefox 4, I noticed that it became extremely slow. I even tried to upgrade to 6 and 5 and still it's slow. Sometimes it consumes 400 MB of RAM! What can I do? ...
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Confusing relation between RAM frequency and timings

I'm confused with relation between frequency and timing information when buying DDR3 RAM modules. I have OCZ DDR3 modules which should have 1600MHz frequency and CAS 7-7-7-20. If I use these modules ...
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Will DVFS change memory bus frequency too?

I'm trying to benchmark application performance under different cpu frequency. My target machine is Intel Core 2 Duo CPU . I'm wondering whether DVFS can also change other frequencies , specially ...
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swapping or trashing with vast amounts of unmapped pagecache

I'm using kubuntu jaunty (i386 32bit), kernel 2.6.28-13-generic. I've 4Gb of RAM, of which only 3317Mb are seen by the system (I guess because of the 32bit system). I'm seeing that the pagecache ...
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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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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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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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big and non-coherent non paged pool despite settings

Since I upped my memory on my computer, the non-paged pool became really big (went up from 96MB with 2GB ram to 715MB with 16GB). It is not understandable as the task manager reports less than 1MB ...
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What am I missing with these RAM chips?

I have 2 RAM chips - one that works, and I thought I understood what i'd need to match it, but the new one I've bought does not work -- what am I missing?? So I have a Acer Revo 3700 (currently seem ...
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What does atop 'cache' output really mean?

The atop man page says: An occupation percentage of 90% is considered 'critical'. Notice that this occupation percentage is the accumulated memory consumption of the kernel (including slab) ...
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Memory not being properly detected

I purchased a Crucial 4GBx2 kit and recently installed the two sticks. One stick was detected, while the other was not. I tried reseating and moving the stick, however, the stick was still not ...
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PrimoCache - How to use my ram to cache “frequent read data” for ssd

How to use ram to cache (frequently data read) for ssd ? (Instead use ssd to cache for hdd like before) Examble : Everyday i turn on computer and open Firefox.vv, bla bla. This is my "frequent read ...
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Is there a way to Tweak Windows 10 memory management (compression store)?

Is there a way to Tweak Windows 10 memory management (compression store) ? if YES how can i do it (i am willing to try registry or .DLL hack) Details on how windows 10 memory management works
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R memory leak issue loading large dataset

I all, I have an issue with memory usage in R. I do not really undertand how R manage the memory. As long as the datasets were small it was not a problem but with a 1 GB file loaded in the RAM a leak ...
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New Ram works with Win7 32bit and gives BSOD with Win764bit during Splash Screen

I have a strange issue with my system. I have RV509-A0GIN laptop. Initialy it came with 2GB ram so i upgraded it by buying 4+4GB Rams. I tried to reinstall windows 7 32bit from USB but it start to ...
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How to share RAM memory with Graphic Memory

My specs :- 1) Dell inspiron 15 3542 2) Video/Graphic memory is not dedicated 3) 4 GB RAM 4) Windows 8 Pro. I want to share my RAM memory with video/graphic memory.. Mean, I want to use 3 GB of ...
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G-Skill F4-2133C15D-32GRS - Is it true DDR4?

I bought the following memory kit on newegg for my Dell Precision 5510 with Xeon. 1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 32GB (2 x 16G) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Laptop Memory Model ...
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Diagnosing Dead MoBo/Other PC Component

basically I have this HP G60-445DX Notebook that is showing some odd signs. These signs are atypical to what I've normally seen in fried mobos. In short, no graphics, no POST beeps, HDD light ...
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PC Doesnt boot past the screen with the flikkering underscore

First of all, i've been searching to find possible solutions on the internet, i tried quite a bunch of them nothing really worked. So where did the problem start? A few days ago i found out my RAM ...
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Curious about RAM upgrade on HP p6520y

I have an HP p6520y desktop I was putting new ram into. The specs for this board can be found here http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02179806. The board is an H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) with an AMD ...
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Optiplex 380 - Memory module 1Rx16 not compatible with 1Rx8 type?

Tried to do memory upgrade a Dell Optiplex 380 which had a single 2 GB memory module (1Rx8 PC3-10600U-9-11-A1 from hynix). 1Rx8 should mean it's single rank with 8-bit wide data bus for each DRAM ...
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Which RAM slot is being used when I run a program in Windows?

Suppose that I have two ram slots and 1GB at each. I wonder what is the priority order for RAM slots in Windows. When I run a program, does Windows full a RAM slot and then use the second one or use ...
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Linux laptop freezes sometimes

I have a fanless laptop (Acer TM B115M — Intel Pentium N3520 Quad-core 2.17 GHz, 4 GB RAM), and under Gnome and KDE, it sometime freezes. I tried a number of distros and it still freezes. It doesn't ...
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How can i change RAM's frequency on DH55PJ

Im having problems with newly installed ram because of varying frequency i want to reduce frequency from 1600 to 1300. I cant find any option in my BIOS SYSTEM SPEC intel core i3 540 3.07 GHz intel ...
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Windows 10 “low memory warning”, “Commited” memory unaccounted for

I have got a Window's 10 system that repeatedly runs into a Window's low memory warning, and occasionally applications getting killed/crashing (presumably due to not being able to get enough memory). ...
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Change memory unit sizes in Windows 10

Just as the title implies, how can you change the unit sizes displayed in Windows? Instead of displaying files like so; file1 3,932,160 KB to display as; file1 384 KiB which gives a more ...
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Single task - single computer, with direct memory access on all levels - is it possible today?

What if I turn my x86_64 Opteron 24 core (4 numa x 6 cores) computer into single-task-machine? Would it be possible to achieve next goals: Direct memory access to all memory levels. Absence of ...
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Page-file performance comparison ?

Is there any way to compare difference in performance between different drives, page-file settings (single/multiple page-files, page-file size, automatic size or not) ? I mean in real world scenario. ...
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Windows 10 Pro - Unaccounted System Commit Charge - Resource Exhaustion

After idling overnight (I do not use/auto sleep or hibernate; only the display auto turns off after locking), my fully up-to-date Windows 10 Pro computer will fail to turn on the display upon mouse or ...
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CPU and Memory Running Well Below Set Clock Speed

The last time I used my PC was December 30th, and it worked perfectly. I turned it off, went out of town for a week, and when I returned, I turned it on to discover that my CPU and memory were running ...
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undervolting/overvolting different kingston hyper kits recommended?

Gigabyte UD3P AMD FX 8370 @ 4.5 16G RAM: 8G Kingston Hyper X rated @ 1600/1.65V 8G Kingston HyperX Fury rated @ 1600/1.5V According to instructions, I installed the same type of memory in the 2 ...
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How can I minimize memory usage in WHM in order for PHP FileInfo to compile?

I have a VPS running CentOS 6.7 with WHM 11.52.2. I'm trying to run EasyApache 3 to add FileInfo for PHP 5.6.16 but I keep running out of memory (it uses about 440MB out of 1024MB when idle). What ...
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Parity Error - 2 Beep on Boot but 2x4 GB DDR3 RAM are working properly

I have since yesterday a problem with my pc. My system: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 850 4x 3.30GHz Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 RAM 2x4 GB DDR3 PC-1333 MEMSeven HDD: 1TB S-ATA ...
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Mixing Corsair Vengeance RAM Module

I'm trying to mix two Corsair Vengeance RAMs. I already have 2x4 sticks (CMY8GX3M2A1600C9B) installed and am planning to install 2x8 sticks (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9). They share the same timings, ...
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Live CDs giving “Out of Memory” error

So, I've been trying to boot into an Arch live cd to fix a hard drive error I've been having. But, whenever I try, this happens: It starts the boot process, up to "Triggering uevents... " It throws ...