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

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How do I control process/memory visibility between processes? Fine grain control required

Situation: Windows 7 Game requires "bare metal" access for graphics acceleration. Game also has a particularly aggressive/invasive anti-cheat program/system that: Requires administrator access ...
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Windows 7 - Blue screens, fresh install, corrupt downloads

I'll clarify the title. I had a Windows 7 Ultimate installation running just fine about 2 months ago, aside from the fact that I would get BSOD's (Blue Screen of Death) every 2 weeks or so. I wanted ...
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Sandisk 64gb Memory Card issues [duplicate]

Ok so I have encountered a problem with my 64gb memory card. Anytime I connect to my computer, it prompts me to format disk. Formatting through this option fails and formatting through chkdsk fails. ...
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Not compatible RAM module

According to the specs of my Fujitsu Esprimo P2560 desktop the maximum RAM is 8 GB. There are 2 slots and currently there are 2+2 GB installed. I tried to upgrade the memory bank by removing one of ...
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Could this PC handle more than 16gb of ram?

Ideally, I'd like to install 32GB on this machine, if possible can someone suggest? I've seen two different 'limits' mentioned 8GB and 16GB but others suggest if the OS is 64bit and the board has the ...
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Computer shuts down randomly - suspected PSU or memory - which one is it?

I have replaced the motherboard and CPU after the old motherboard has died. Now PC is shutting down randomly (it doesn't depend on what sort of software I am running - could be working fine with Adobe ...
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Dell T110. System board failure after RAM upgrade

I upgrade T110 RAM from 4G to 16G. 4G RAM is default RAM(2G + 2G). New RAM is SAMSUNG 4G PC3-10600R-09-10-E1-P0(Manual sheets says DDR3, 13333MHz). When switch on, the diagnostic lights indicate no.1 ...
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High VIRT memory used by file manager

I'm using elementary OS and it's default file manager Files. I've noticed that after a while of usage, htop shows that pantheon-files (how the app is named) consumes over 10Gb of VIRT memory. This ...
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Can laptop supporting 1333MHz DDR3 have one 1333MHz DDR3 + 1600MHz DDR3 RAM [duplicate]

I have Dell XPS 15 laptop with two RAMs: Samsung 4GB Corsair 8GB CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 SO-DIMM Memory Module 204-pin Configuration 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency Both these running fine ...
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How to calculate number of possible records in Redis per 32GB of memory?

In my company are talking about the possibility to build some part of our backend in Redis instead of mongodb but we want to calculate how many records we will be able to store in a server with 32G. ...
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Having 6 gb of RAM with intel i3 processor is worthy or not?

I had a laptop with 2gb of RAM and Intel i3 processor. Later on I started coding. 2gb of RAM is not enough for me now so I was planning to add another RAM of 4 gb. But shop's technician recommended me ...
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How to Match Memory to FSB (pre IMC)

I have the following hardware: P35-DS3L supporting FSB 333/266/200 Mhz, quad-pumped. Four dual-channel slots. E2180 currently @ 2.00Ghz (200.00x10) I plan to raise the FSB to 266.66. This is my ...
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DDR3 204-pin laptop RAM chip in a DDR3 240-pin desktop slot?

I assume it can't be done, but I'm not a hardware guy. So, can you use a 204-pin DDR3 ram chip meant for a laptop in a desktop motherboard that has 240-pin DDR3 slots?
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BIOS is not detecting installed RAM, but it showing up in Computer Propeties

I had 6 GB RAM (4+2, different vendors, but same speed) installed when I assembled my computer. It worked fine all along, but for last few months I was experiencing slow speed, thought it was because ...
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CPU maxes out at 100% when I use 2nd RAM slot! why?

I recently re-installed windows and went from a 32 bit install of Windows 7 Ultimate to a 64 bit install of Windows 7 Ultimate. Computer ran fine before the re-install but I just wanted to switch to ...
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Meaning of last 4 digits in a Samsung RAM memory stick

I have a Samsung 2GB memory stick installed on my desktop with the following specs: M378B5773CH0-CH9 1042. My question is what do the last 4 digits stand for?
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Program crash on just 60% RAM usage without virtual memory

My Chrome love consuming lots of RAM. Windows starts showing me low memory warning as soon as my RAM usage cross around ~50%. But if I keep opening new tabs, Chrome crash at as low as 60% RAM usage. ...
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Windows failing to start after upgrading RAM sticks

I have recently upgraded the RAM in my desktop machine and now Windows is stuck on the Starting Windows screen. I cannot even start it in Safe Mode. But when I run Ubuntu 15.04 Linux it boots and ...
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Google Chrome Out of Memory When nothing else is running

I'm having an issue where Google Chrome will only display the "He's dead, Jim" error (out of memory). I can't even go to the settings tab without it showing the error. Nothing else is running, only ...
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Possible usable RAM issue [duplicate]

So, I bought 8GB of RAM for my HP Laptop, I installed both cards, when I boot up, it shows 8GB installed, but only 3.92 Usable. I'm running Windows 8.1 32-Bit, even when looking in task manager I see ...
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Is my computer fast enough to play league of legends? [closed]

Do you guys think that a Intel Celeron E1200 Dual-Core Processor, with 2 gigabytes of ram is fast enough to play league of legends, provided that the rest of the system is good enough.
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Maximum RAM for my Ubuntu and laptop?

My laptop is Thinkpad T400, and running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I wonder if there is no limit of the RAM size that I can use in my laptop? Now I am running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, which takes 2GB ...
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Linux temp files, cache and memory management [closed]

If a linux machine runs for a long period of time without rebooting don't the temp files, cache files and other non-permanent files become an issue (hard drive)? How does linux handle this, also how ...
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How to deal with a memory-leaking fork bomb on Linux?

I know that a fork bomb can be prevented by limiting the number of processes of a single user, and memory leaking will not freeze my OS for Linux has OOM killer. But how about a memory-leaking fork ...
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Trinity A6 AMD APU's support 2033 or 2400 MHz DDR3 RAM?

I own an APU A6-4400M with the defaul HP memory: DDR3 800 Mhz ~ I heard that increasing the memory to dual of the same size and speed increases CPU and GPU performance a lot due to Dual-Channel ...
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How to find the default Java 1.4.2 heap size in AIX

Hi can help to advise me how to find the default heap size ? I didn't mention the minimum and maximum heap size in the startup script . However both max and minimum value auto set to 512 MB . so ...
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Prevent processes from reading userspace

I was trying to read and write values from a process with a program (ceserver, part of the CheatEngine project) which both ran in user-space (without root). I didn't expect it to work, however ...
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How would a word or long word addressable memory system change the outcome?

I was given this question at school: Suppose a byte-addressable memory has 1 M addressable space and a cache consisting of 64 blocks, where each block contains 8 bytes. The cache is direct mapped. ...
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Hotwire laptop to skip power checks

I have a System76 Clevo rebrand W25AEU laptop. The motherboard is model 6-71-W24E0-D03. It started getting difficult to turn the machine one and I assumed it was do to the cheap method used. One day ...
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Hot video card directly next to overheating RAM. Heat spreader or heat collector?

I have some simulation/rendering workstations with only one 16x pci-e slot for the video card, and its directly under some of the memory banks of the 1st cpu. (Asus Z8NA-D6C, 2x xeon X5680, see here ...
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New laptop's performance not very good. Is it defective or normal?

About a week ago I bought a new laptop. It's a Dell Inspiron 15 5548. It has an i7-5500U CPU @ 2.4 GHz, and 16GB of RAM. It was about $1000. I don't game or do anything very strenuous to the ...
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how to check how much memory processes take?

As we know in Linux machines, we have RAM memory and swap memory. My first question is: What is the reason that the swap memory is increasing – because high level of using the RAM memory or ...
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downclocking fails new ram not booting and no signal [closed]

New ram (DDR3 4 GB 1600 MHz) not supported on my motherboard (1066). I am using Windows 8 64 bit. My processor is Intel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2 GHz. I have Nvidia GeForce 210 graphics card ...
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Core i3 vs Core i5 [closed]

I'm in a dilemma to choose between Intel Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs. I'll be using Microsoft Office along with some browsing and some other general purpose activities. Will I be seeing a big difference ...
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Laptop is suddenly making lots of programs crash and unrespond, any idea why?

I have had this laptop since early last year, specs are: CPU: Intel Core i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz RAM: 4.00 GB (3.88 GB usable) System: 64-bit-OS, x64-based processor OS: Windows 8.1 So yeah, not a ...
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How to detect which program is leaking memory

I am using ubuntu 15.04 and my idle memory usage is usually around 1GB, recently I've been getting memory allocation failed from node. I noticed after a day or two my idle memory goes up to 4GB. I ...
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Why am I exceeding my VRAM limit in my games and not suffering from dramatic frame rate drops?

Just like my other question, this isn't by any means a problem I'm complaining about, this is just something I want to know the secret behind. System Specifications CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.5 memory usage on the high side. How to lessen or improve

I bought a Macbook with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It comes with 2GB of memory but it using alot of it from looking at the Activity Monitor. Here's what it shows: Free: 140 MB Wired: 441.4 MB Active: ...
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Desktop doesn't boot [closed]

So I think I stuck a chunk of incompatible RAM on my mobo, smelled a burning smell and after switching out the RAM my machine wouldn't boot. Assumed mobo was fried and got a new one. I also recently ...
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How can I choose the right memory Mhz size in the light of the motherboard's and CPU's MHz? [closed]

I'm planning to build a PC: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC DDR3 2400Mhz(OC) motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4967#ov Intel Core i7-4790K Processor DDR3 and DDR3L 1333/1600 at ...
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Downclocking of 1600 ram to support on 1066 motherboard

I bought a ddr3 1600 mhz ram, but my motherboard is 1066mhz , can i downclock the ram to make it compatible for my motherboard my bios is american megatrends .inc
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Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop won't connect to internet after RAM upgrade

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop running Windows 7 64-bit. It had 3 GB of RAM, and I just upgraded it to 8 GB of RAM (Crucial CT51264AC800.M16FC 2x4GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800). According to this thread, ...
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Is it possible for my Mac Mini to heat up because of wrong RAM frequency?

I have a Mac Mini (Mid 2010) which supports RAM speed 1066MHz. I replaced a year ago the 2x1gb default RAMs with a 4gb at 1333MHz. It worked but I noticed that it became slower and started to heat up ...
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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION when im playing video games

I get this BSOD (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) while im playing games like CS:GO and GTA V on PC. I am playing for like 15minutes without any problems but then i suddenly get this error and my pc restarts. ...
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How to get specific details on memory problems in Windows 7

Solution found below; will mark as answer when able Within the last week, I've been gettings some BSODs with a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT code. I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool, and within a second of ...
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ESXi 6.0 and VM performance and oversubscribing resources (cpu/memory)

I have plans to buy a SuperMicro Server 5018A-FTN4 with 2.4GHz 8c Atom, 32GB (4x8) DDR3 Memory, and with 4 x 2.5" 750GB WD Black Drives. I do not want to run SSD's because ESXi does not support TRIM ...
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Are filtered events in Process Monitor stored in memory or on disk?

When filtering events in Process Monitor, does it store the filtered events in memory or on disk, or does it just give you a filtered count? The reason I'm asking is, we're trying to figure out what ...
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What happens if the associativity level is greater than the cache size?

I am working on a computer organization caching problem The Problem: What happens if the associativity level is greater than the cache size? I know that associativity level is how many blocks are ...
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How do I physically identify memory modules without labels and without them being in a computer?

I bought 4 used memory modules from a reputable supplier on E-Bay as PC2-4200 DDR2, but it appears that they are are not what the labels say they are. What are the precise dimensions and physical ...
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Files on HDD are getting corrupted

tl;dr On my new PC (with windows 8.1 x64) some files on local SATA-HDD are getting corrupted without visible reason (after some IDLE). Not a virus/malware! (did test with AVG antivirus installed, ...