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

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Installed Windows 8.1, Explorer now taking > 50% CPU

I installed Windows 8.1 (x64 Enterprise) on a 5 1/2-yr old Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. I'm seeing sporadic extended periods (a couple minutes up to 10-15 minutes) where Windows Explorer is consuming ...
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Intel HD 2500 gaming

I have a Dell all in one Desktop with the specs below and I am wondering if it is ok to play games like Battlefield and Crysis. I've seen people play those with the HD 2500. I am just worried that it ...
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ECC Memory: Options available

In my understanding, the memory is either non-ecc or ecc. The ECC corrects 1 bit errors and detects 2 bit. 1) When the memory detects a 2 bit error, what happens? The ECC is divided in Registered ...
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12GB triple channel DDR - BIOS reports 6GB installed

DX58SO Board with an Intel i7 940 CPU and 3x4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1066 memory. This issue appeared recently, in the last 60 days, after 3-4 years of usage. I have 12GB of memory installed but the ...
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Unpredictable reboots/BSoDs: Bad RAM stick or bad memory controller?

A few weeks ago I made a new build MSI Z87-G45 Gaming motherboard with an i5-4670K, a Cooler Master 500W PSU and only one Patriot Signature 8GB DDR3 RAM stick. Last month everything has been working, ...
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Toshiba Tecra 9100 incompatible memory

I have a Toshiba Tecra 9100 with 60 GB HDD, Pentium 4 M 2GHz processor and 400 MHz FSB. It has memory PC-2700 512MB cl2.5 in slot A and has memory PC-2700 512MB cl2.5 in slot B I installed Ubuntu ...
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MemSet (RAM timing application)

I have an old Toshiba netbook with an Intel GS45 chipset that's limited to 400mhz RAM clock, i.e. PC3-6400 speed (although it can use PC3-8500 sticks, it will run them at 400mhz, not 533mhz). I have ...
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Does the amount of pages from one process depend on memory size

I read somewhere that only the pages that a process needs to start up are loaded in memory, then as the program runs more pages may be loaded into memory depending on the code or data you're trying to ...
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PC freezes with high activity and when playing games

I have a Windows 7 Acer Aspire x3475 with AMD Radeon HD 7000 + 7660D Dual Graphics (2343). When I play games, my computer freezes and the screen goes black. The only sound is a loud beep that does not ...
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RAM Specifications / HDD specs / System Compatibility?

couple of questions: I have recently acquired 8 older sticks of RAM, quite small individually... Pcm 256MB Pc-2100 (2 of these) D3 - 256 MB DDR - 400MHz - CL3 256MB DDR PC3200 256 MB, DDR, 400MHz, ...
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Oom-killer (out of memory) with plenty of RAM (?!) - inotify

I'm facing an issue by putting inotify to a huge amount of folder (~2 000 000). I changed the max_user_watches to 8388608 : echo 8388608 > /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches To support this ...
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which dimm sockets are of the upper 2G?

I have an ASUS motherboard with 4 memory sockets, now with 4G memory. DIMM A1 and DIMM B1, which are yellow. DIMM A2 and DIMM B2, which are black. I have 25 errors in my upper 2G so I want to get ...
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BSOD Memory Management but memory seems fine

I have an Alienware Aurora R2 which I've been upgrading ever since I bought it. Now it has 16gb of ram (4x4gb kingston). Since I added the last 8gb (2x4Gb) I keep getting the memory management BSOD, ...
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What happens when zRam is overcommitted?

I can put whatever number I want when I set the size of a zRam block device. echo $A_BAJILLION_BYTES > /sys/block/zram0/disksize mkswap /dev/zram0 swapon -p 9001 /dev/zram0 How much is too much? ...
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Reducing hardware-reserved memory

First, I'd like to tell you the components inside my computer, so there will be no confusion later on: •Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 (AMD) with click-BIOS II •Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8 GB ...
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Laptop memory “on BD”?

Whilst browsing for a new laptop, I came across a new memory configuration: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Configuration 4GB x 1 + 4GB on BD 1 x DIMM slot It looks like a single RAM slot with 8GB, filled with ...
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Top memory usage of a process

I have a long-running process which consumes a lot of RAM. I would like to find out its actual memory requirements. The only way, for now, is to watch it in top. I imagine that I could set up a ...
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Found various .cn URLs in memory dump

I'm using the forensic tool responder. I did a memory dump, and I found a lot of URLs with the domain .cn. Some of them are related to the mcshield.exe process. I Googled some of those URLs and I ...
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What is causing computer to lag? Older machine, SSD, Win7

I just upgraded an old Dell Vostro 1400 from XP to Win 7 64-bit, and it's running much slower than I anticipated. Can anyone help me with ideas why this would be the case? Here are the details: ...
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Unable to allocate big amounts of memory in several programs

Since a few weeks I'm having weird issues in several RAM Disk utilities and in VMware. Most RAMDisk tools I tried throw me cryptic errors when creating RAM disks larger than 2-3GB and VMware doesn't ...
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1.1 Volts instead of 3.3 Volts. Weird RAM behaviour

One of the employees today gave me a problematic computer. It was randomly freezing. I thought that was a RAM problem and opened the case. The red LED is ON near the RAM. Tried swapping to same type ...
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Virus that causes memory to buffer up for hard disk tasks?

What could this be? When explorer.exe starts Autoplay and starts scanning files, explorer's memory usage shoots up to 6GB (I have 8GB, 64 bit Windows 7). When I run file recovery software such as ...
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Is it possible to save data currently in RAM to a disk for analysis?

I would like to know if it is possible to copy whatever data is in active memory (RAM) to disk, and if so would it be readable? Example: I open a image in an image preview program. I use RAM-copy ...
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One month old Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook (Windows 8) giving low memory warning, and google chrome crashes

I have no idea about computers, but I know my laptop shouldn't be using 92% of it's memory when all I have open is google chrome and itunes, I have run anti-virus software so there is no virus causing ...
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64GB Kingston DataTraverer shows zero byte in Windows Explorer

I have a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler (111) that shows zero bytes in Windows Explorer. It was full of files and videos. I connected it to my Samsung HDTV and was watching a movie but then I removed it ...
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Acer Aspire 4741g Memory Upgrade Error

I recently replaced my 2GB memory with Transcend JM1333KSN-4G, 4 GB memory. My machine boot into Ubuntu 12.04, 32 bit desktop and show 4 GB memory but when I put a hard job like coping 10 GB from Hard ...
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Checksum Bad error on boot

Recently I inserted a new 2GB ram in my motherboard, and got Checksum Bad error on bootup. Upon reading other forums I assumed my CMOS battery must have been dead. I replace this with a new one and ...
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My computer randomly restarts

I recently bought myself an upgrade package and some other upgrading components for my computer. My specs are now these: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P, Socket-AM3+ CPU: AMD FX-6300 6-Core ...
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Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe, Cold Boot Issue

Alright, so when I turn on the computer, the DRAM LED lights up. The computer might restart once or twice, but not always. After a minute or two, if I restart the machine it will start up just fine. ...
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Crash after adding 8G memory?

I have a laptop, Vaio EB47. I run ArchLinux x86_64, kernel 3.11.1, swap 2G. I added a 8G memory stick(1600Hz) in it yesterday. But when its memory reaches 1G, it crashes. I run memtest86+ to try to ...
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In varnish 3 which variable in varnishstat tells me how much of the allocated memory is used and how much is free?

I am sorry if this is an obvious question. I could not find it in the docs or a clear answer via Google. My best guess is that this one below is the bytes available and that there is not one for the ...
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Howto see live I/O memory throughput?

I am looking for a tool that works like iostat but with ramdisks as well. iostat -x Device: rrqm/s wrqm/s r/s w/s rkB/s wkB/s avgrq-sz avgqu-sz await r_await w_await ...
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How to save/switch a computer's context/state

I often find myself with several windows opened for a specific project and need to work on a different project. So I have to close everything from project A (VMs, prompts, browsers, text-editors, ...
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Bootcamp uses half of my Ram

I have a Macbook Pro with 4G Ram DDR3 I installed Windows 7 32 bits on my bootcamp partition. I believe that Bootcamp would use all my hardware and in the DxDiag However in the Windows Task manager ...
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AMD 970 chipset bottlenecks AMD FX Processors by design?

So I was deciding what chipset to go with in my motherboard for an FX Processor when I noticed something weird. All the AMD FX Processors have a 5200MHZ HyperTransport™ bus and yet the 970 chipset ...
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Is it safe to use Sphinx on /dev/shm?

Is /dev/shm only for temp files? I have a lot of memory on my server and I think to use shared memory to store sphinx index files. How safe it is?
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Acer One D270 10.1" Laptop very slow after Win 7 Ultimate upgrade

My laptop Acer One D270 is getting very slow (slow processing) after I upgrade from Win Starter to Win 7 Ultimate via Bios (as the win stater crash). I installed all the drivers Graphic driver is ...
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Using a set of triple channel and a set of double channel RAM at the same time

Scenario: You have a set of triple channel RAM (3 x 2GB), and a set of dual channel RAM (2 x 8GB). Both sets are clocked at 1600 MHz, and the motherboard and processor supports both triple and ...
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explorer.exe and tskmngr.exe incredibly high memory usage

On start up, both explorer.exe and tskmgr.exe start increasing in mem usage up to 1GO and more with high 100% CPU usage and the computer becomes very slow and un-usable. This started to happen after ...
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Video Card memory interface compatability

[Incoming noob question] [brace for impact] I've been building my own PCs for over 10 years now, but I'm not exactly rich and technology keeps shooting up lightyears ahead of whatever build I have. ...
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Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3 DDR3 support and Grahics Card problems

I found the board specification on: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2741&dl=1#ov but no DDR3 memory is present in the memory support list of the board. I have the following ...
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Blue screen error

I have seen lot of questions for this topic. I tried to debug the issue according to available information but no sucess. Let me brief, what I have tried. I tried the machine with brand new Hard ...
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Laptop with i5 used for gaming, but it says I have 0 video RAM

I have a HP laptop, with 8GB RAM, Intel Core i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40 GHz, 2 Core(s), Windows 7. I have this problem where I get constant low FPS in games, to a point where the games become unplayable. I ...
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Laptop DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 - OS freeze issue

I purchased a DELL Laptop model Inspiron 14z 5423 And i'm presenting an issue with the Windows 7 installation it comes with. It keeps freezing, i mean if i Power on the device, it loads just fine, ...
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how does RAM affect on user+sys time of time command linux

I'm testing two machines with time command. Technically machines are identical, CPUs are the same, memories -too, conditions - too, no current processes except for the benchmarking program are ...
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Newly installed memory doesn't work - old doesn't either

I've bought new memory for my desktop computer (windows 7 Home Premium, 64) which I tried just to add, which didn't work. With this, the computer did exactly nothing when trying to start up. The ...
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Win 7 w/ 8 GB memory, unable to use more than 4 GB

After much debate, I bought a computer strictly for gaming. It is a Windows 7 64-bit OS and has 8 GB of physical memory, and an AMD FX(tm)-4130 Quad-core processor, and the game itself recommends an ...
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How can I monitor the memory usage of a device driver on OSX?

I'm trying to track down a memory leak somewhere in my system and I've narrowed it down to a device driver. However, this driver doesn't show up in Activity Monitor or ps, or if it does its under a ...
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Gigabyte GA-A55m NO POST

Just put together a new computer with some basic parts from newegg. I am getting no video, and no post at all. Nothing from the speaker. The speaker definitely works as I have pulled the memory and ...
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slow down in SUSE linux enterprise server

I have run a mongodb process that uses most of the RAM (around 10 GB out of the total 11 GB). But immediately after I stop it, there is a huge slow down (even during the process but that is ...