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

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Permission to execute denied for every file in /tmp:

When I try to execute any program from the /tmp directory, it shows me /tmp/file_name: Permission denied. The same error is shown when I simply enter /tmp. The file system for /tmp is ramfs. I've ...
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Disable Intel HD memory consumption

I have Intel Core i3 540 CPU with integrated Intel HD video and external videocard too. Even if I'm not using Intel HD it still takes some of my RAM: "My Computer" dialog shows I have 3.87 of 4.00 GB ...
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Virtual Machine freeze when memory low

I run an Ubuntu 64bit virtual machine (4 CPUs, 8Gb ram, 1Gb swap) on my Windows 8 64bit machine using virtualbox. I often find that when I do something memory intensive (generally only using 1 or 2 ...
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Is my motherboard defective?

Last month I bought a new Esonic motherboard with intel G41 chipset and a 4GB DDr3 1333Mhz Ram and installed my old processor, Intel Dual core E2140 (1.6 Ghz, 800Mhz FSB ) in it. Now after starting ...
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Boot drive is taking too much space

My Laptop is running on Window 8.1 pro single language. and my boot drive is 224 GB. Two days ago when i check my drive size it is showing 1.63 GB free from 224 GB. I dont know why. when i check the ...
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Can't get past bios screen after changing On-Chip Frame Buffer Size

I changed the On-Chip Frame Buffer Size on my desktop PC to a high value (something like 468mb?) from the original 64mb+2mb, in hopes of increasing the dedicated video ram. After saving this change I ...
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My Radeon 6950 on linux doesn't show all of its memory

I have run several tests to see how much memory my system thinks I have and they all turn up the same (256mb). What do I need to do to make linux see all 2GB of my gpu memory? $ sudo lspci -v -s ...
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How to add dedicated RAM on video card without BIOS?

I have Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with AMD Radeon 3100 Graphics card. The video card has only 256 MB of dedicated RAM. I saw that to add dedicated RAM to the video card I would ...
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Error on Memtest86 with 2 Modules

When running memtest86 with new 2x4GB modules I get some million errors. Testing them individually results in no errors at all. I already increased the voltage from 1,5V to 1,6V. I also reduced the ...
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Asus X5DIJ no longer booting with RAM Upgrade

I have the aforementiones Laptop with a 2GB Ram upgrade running Linux Mint 17,1. It has been running since the RAM upgrade without any issues for about a year, then a couple of weeks ago it would not ...
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Unicorn and sidekiq automatically go down in gitlab

I have a gitlab in production running successfully for more than 2 years. Recently It started behaving weird. The unicorn automatically stops. I have done an upgrade to the recent stable thinking that ...
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System out of memory with 7GB still free

As seen in the screenshot below, I was playing a game when it stopped and popped "Out of Memory" window. However Task Manager clearly shows that there is still 7.6 GB of ram still available. What ...
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dmidecode returning maximum capacity as unknown

I am using Linux mint on my Sony Vaio Laptop model no. VPCEA23EN. I want to upgrade my ram so i tried the following command to find out the maximum capacity of RAM. But it is not providing the ...
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Motherboard incompatible with RAMs not in its compatibility list?

My Biostar G31-M7 TE seems to be incompatible with DDR2 modules of apparently supported size, speed and depth. The MB supports up to two banks of DDR2, with a max capacity of 2x2GB and clock at 800 ...
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MacOS X: how can I see which application currently have “inactive” memory?

I'm working on MacOS X 10.6 and as my old MacBook only has 3 GB of RAM, I'm currently struggling having enough free RAM to keep it usable. I'm often looking at the Activity Monitor and if I see that ...
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Problems with Windows Installation

I've been trying to install Windows 7, Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro (all of them x64) on the following computer, but I've never been able to get a clean installation. Either it freezes while ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after upgrading RAM

After upgrading my RAM memory from 2GB to 6GB (DDR3), i want to install windows 8.1 64bit to exploit full performance of RAM. I had a weird problem. Disc with windows 8.1 wont boot. Windows logo ...
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Boot looping laptop with W7HP fixed with the addition of RAM

I was repairing a laptop for someone else that was always stuck in a boot loop. The computer has 4 GB of DDR3 memory and Windows 7 Home Premium (I don't have the password for the computer but I ...
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showing memory transactions as Bps in Linux

Is there a Linux tool that shows the memory transactions as Bps (BYTE/sec)? Not the memory usage as which process allocates how much virtual address. But the memory bandwidth that which process uses ...
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Does moving data between memory and secondary storage device need to go through cpu registers?

In the memory/storage hierarchy: cpu register - cpu cache - main memory - secondary storage device, does copying or moving data between storages at some levels pass the storage at some higher level, ...
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Asus notebook doesn't detect Kingston memory

My Asus f550ldv-xx562h notebook doesn't detect my Kingston DDR3-1600 4GB RAM Memory. Only CPU-Z detects the installed memory. Thanks for your help EDIT: I put in the laptop: Kingston DDR3-1600 4GB ...
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Toshiba C55D memory upgrade?

I have a Toshiba C55D-B5310 and I've been trying to upgrade the ram to 8gb. The Toshiba website doesn't give any extensive information about memory compatibility and states that it is not user ...
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why DDR4 runs at 1867 by default when both motherboard and memory is 2133?

On my Supermicro machine memory speed is set to Auto Motherboard supports 2133 MHz. As you can see from output Samsung memory also supports 2133 MHz. I was not intentionally configuring it to run at ...
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Acer cant boot, I get beep code then computer restarts beeps again then restarts

Originally the Acer Aspire desktop would beep 3 times pause then beep 3 more times over and over again then finally start up anyway and work without a problem. Today i had time to trouble shoot so i ...
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Maximus vii hero Ram Frequency

I have an ASUS Maximus VII Hero board and a Core i7 4790K. My RAM is Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz (o.c. 1866 MHz in board) and my doubt is... since the board supports only 1333 and 1600 Mhz (stock ...
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Ram unrecognized, sometimes

I'm facing a hardware issue that is out of my field of expertise. I have a AM3 Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H with 4 slots of DDR3 filled with 2GB of ram G.Skill Kit Extreme3 2 x 2 Go 1600 MHz NQ PC 12800 ...
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What are NAF, NAES on RAM?

I have two DDR3 2GB kingmax RAM. In the details of on of them NAF has been written and in another one NAES. What do these words mean? Also are these memories compatible?
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FTL and RAM in a eMMC device

To experts on eMMC devices! (1) How is the flash translation layer (FTL) implemented in current eMMC devices? (2) How much RAM-resident metadata is needed to support this FTL? (3) Is the metadata ...
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Display, USB Peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard) Not Working, GPU Seems Fine

Windows 7 Operating System, NVidia GTX 660 GPU, LG IPS monitor, Novatech peripherals. My friend was playing Darkest Dungeon while I was out working. They texted me to let me know that my monitor had ...
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How to get memory usage of a Minecraft server?

I am creating a Minecraft control panel at the moment and having trouble by getting the memory usage of the process. My current process: launch the server in a screen get the pid of the screen ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “Starting Windows”, but hardware freeze on occasional boot

I'll be as short as possible, i have 2 issues i am fighting against with no success. Anything began when my pc would suddenly freeze (hardware freeze) messing up the video signal, and forcing me to ...
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How to constrain valgrind --tool=memcheck to call stack of specified functions?

Does anyone know of a simple way to constrain valgrind --tool=memcheck's output to the call stack of a specified subset of functions? (i.e., enable on entry, disable on exit) My specific interest is ...
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Memory module “model number” and “serial number” are not recognized

I recently purchased a 4 GB Corsair SODIMM RAM for my laptop. It is working fine as of now. When I ran various RAM monitoring tools like RAMMon, CPUID, and CPUZ, they fail to recognize the serial ...
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Does “Asrock G31M-S R2.0” supports “Core 2 Extreme QX9650” processor or FSB1600 MHz CPUs?

My motherboard is "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" which supports CPU Socket type LGA 775. http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/G31M-S%20R2.0/ If you open an official web page of "Asrock G31M-S R2.0" then you can see ...
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Windows 7 SVCHOST consumes copius RAM when searching for drivers

After much trial and error and frustration, I have discovered that svchost can consume several imperial tons of RAM if given the chance when you plug in a new piece of hardware. I find this mind ...
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Application to Automatically Free Modified Memory

Is there a Windows application or script that can free modified memory belonging to a given application. I have tried Flush File Cache which is great as a big ol' hammer to clean out all modified ...
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Calculating memory bandwidth using CUDA device properties

I am trying to measure my GPU's properties using CUDA's cudaGetDeviceProperties and I am not getting the correct bandwidth. The code snippet I am using is: for(int idevice = 0; idevice < ...
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RAM issues on MacBook Pro mid-2014 on Yosemite

After a fresh reinstall of a MacBook Pro Retina mid-2014 bought in second-hand. I'm running some weird ram issues. Indeed, after one usage's week I realized I constantly use maximum of my ram. Now I'm ...
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Windows 7 x64, Intel HD 4000 took 2 GB of ram. Why?

The last week I installed Windows 7 Professional x64 on my notebook, and after installing some drivers I noticed that only 5.86 GB of 8 GB of RAM was being used. I did a little research, and I found ...
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How to limit max RAM usage of a process in kernel 3.13

I am trying to limit the max RAM used by a process in using kernel 3.13.0-43-generic in ubuntu Ubuntu 14.04.1. I would like to set this system wide, but as this doesn't work I have been trying it ...
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Openvz vswap memory usage (Wrong memory on Virtualmin/Webmin )

I am running OpenVZ on my dedicated server Here is output from host(dedicated server) total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 15604 15228 ...
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Upgrade RAM in gigabyte m1005?

My mini-laptop is gigabyte m1005 with 2GB of Bus 1333 RAM. Can I upgrade to 4GB of Bus 1333 RAM? With Everest Software: Field Value Memory Controller Properties Error Detection Method None ...
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Black Screen while playing PC games

Since yesterday I'm having trouble to play games in my PC. Any games I try to run, the monitor screen just goes black after 5 or 10 minutes of gameplay. The monitor Power light becomes flashing, the ...
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Mixing 4GB 1Rx8 PC3L RAM with 2GB 2Rx8 PC3 RAM in samsung RC510

I have Samsung Laptop RC510 with 4GB RAM (2x 2G 2Rx8 PC3). Latelly I wanted to change one of the 2GB for 4GB so i get 6GB RAM in total I got 4GB 1Rx8 PC3L RAM Stick but when I put it in my Laptop it ...
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Why is iconservicesagent haemorrhaging the RAM on my MacBook Pro

Superusers, I have a MacBook Pro i7 (late 2010) running Yosemite OS. I recently upgraded the machine with a new crucial SSD and 8GB of RAM. Though the machine is working light years better, the ...
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dcpromo fails with error 8446 (“The replication operation failed to allocate memory”)

Okay. This server was running as the AD and GC for the domain. It's Server 2008 SBS. Original software that came with the machine is HP-branded and comes with their software. I downloaded original ...
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DDR2 RAM: Effective RAM dual channel frequency

Assuming the following DDR2 dual channel RAM setup on a Gigabyte P35-DS4 rev 1.0 board: Channel 0: Bank #0 : DDR2-800 Bank #1 : DDR2-800 Channel 1: Bank #0 : DDR2-1066 Bank #1 : DDR2-1066 Will the ...
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How do I find lower the amount of or find what is using committed memory?

I was recently looking at this question: Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage? when my task manager was doing just ...
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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 ...