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

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Windows XP Kernal Hack?

I have Windows XP 32-bit and have 8 gigabytes of ram, but aparently windows can only "see" 4 gigs of it. I know that there are 'kernal hacks' for OS's such as Vista, 7 and 8, but none for XP. Could ...
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What does + in the memory type of DDR4 RAM mean?

Some mainboard producers add a + to the specification of supported memory types (e.g. for ASRock X99 Extreme 3 supports DDR4-3000+). Does DDR4-3000+ somehow differ from DDR4-3000? The wikipedia ...
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What factors determine the maximum amount of ram a device can address?

I recently bought a new ultrabook that came with 4GB of ram. I have seen people talk about how it can be upgraded to 8GB with no trouble. However when I look up the CPU that is inside of the machine ...
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Memtest freezing at 16 percent

I'm having trouble with my PC freezing, and decided to run Memtest. What happens is: no error is being revealed, but the test gets halted when it reaches 8:30 min (16% of total test). Does this mean ...
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Wrong RAM size detected by OS

I have Thinkpad Edge e430. By default there were one 4GB RAM module installed and I replaced it with two same modules 4GB each. It has been a while since I did it and now I noticed OSes (Arch Linux ...
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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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Why is the memory percentage off? [duplicate]

Two screenshots of my task manager tabs just after startup (Toshiba Laptop, Windows 8.1): If I have 4 gigs available and 1.8 used, then how are a couple of < 75 MB processes using up 34% of my ...
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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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Computer Architecture : DDR3 Memory Technology - Slot Capacity Scaling

Speaking in terms of Computer Architecture, what are the characteristics embedded in a DDR3 memory module or the host slot, such that a user cannot put a larger RAM than the per-slot specification of ...
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Asus Vivobook v551lb-db71t motherboard speaker beep [closed]

Every now and then while going about my business on the laptop under normal conditions the motherboard speaker on my relatively new ASUS Vivobook v551lb-db71t will chirp. I have tried contacting ASUS ...
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How to install new RAM [closed]

I'm considering of buy a new RAM for my notebook. At the moment I have a single 4GB RAM. The useful informations by lshw are: description: Notebook product: SATELLITE PRO C70-A (PSCE7E) ...
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Upgraded RAM on Samsung notebook computer boots into OS but hangs then

Ok, so I have a Samsung RV411 notebook, which had 2x2GB RAM. Today I bought a 8GB Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 HX316LS9IB/8. Before you tell me it's a faulty module, I tried it in a ...
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MemTest86, 5 errors, what do they mean?

Alright guys, I've been having this problem with my PC lately where it will freeze suddenly, no Blue screen, it just stops. It's been a nonstop issue, so I decided to do some testing to find out what ...
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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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Does saving a file release RAM memory?

I do have a pretty big Photoshop file open with lots of unsaved changes. The Photoshop process is using lots of RAM (70%). I assume a temporary file with my changes is saved in the computer hard disk ...
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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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Total Physical Ram not showing full ram installed [duplicate]

I just upgraded my RAM from 4gb to 8gb. My mother states he can be handled up to 16gb. I installed 4x2gb memory. When I boot up and look into the system information file on my windows 7 machine it ...
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Is my new RAM module broken?

I have a new Lenovo B40-70 laptop, which came with 4GiB RAM (SK Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB) pre-installed. I just tried to upgrade it with an 8 GiB RAM stick (Corsair Value Select CMSO8GX3M1A1600C11). On ...
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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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Windows 7 Ultimate [64bits] - 12GB installed but 3,18GB usable

I've got a Packard Bell iXtreme M5800 and I've added two new memory sticks (2x4G) to upgrade the RAM from 4G to 12G. The new memory stick are the same type of the old sticks (DDR3-1333) and the BIOS ...
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How do I find out if I have SATA 2 or SATA 3?

I need to upgrade a Dell Inspiron 5520 mid 12 laptop with a Samsung 850 pro SSD. How do I check whether my laptop with a 3rd gen i7 processor has SATA 2 or SATA 3?
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PC freezes±loses video signal and blue screen of death—while any playing any game for about ten minutes

I built a custom PC: CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K GPU: Gigabyte R9 280 Ultra Durable VGA 3GB RAM: ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2133 CL13 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 - Intel X99 HDD: WD Caviar Blue ...
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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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Pagefile usage fluctuating with zero paging I/O

I fired up the Performance Monitor and noticed that the % Usage on the 4GB pagefile fluctuates between 4-10% while the computer is sitting "idle." (I calculate that to be approx. ~160-400MB.) Memory ...
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PHP - MSSQL configurations cause slow performance [closed]

I have a problem in my project using PHP and MSSQL. I have the following configurations: 64 GB Ram 16 CPU Intel Xeon SQL Server 16 GB Ram 4 CPU Intel Xeon Web Server And I have the following code: ...
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Would it make any sense or can I see any performance upgrade if I change my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, in the presence of SSD hardrive? [closed]

I have a laptop with Win64 bit system with intel i3 processor on a Sandy bridge platform. I have recently replaced my hard drive with a SSD. Now I am also thinking to upgrade my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, ...
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Linux Watch Memory Command

I am using watch -n 5 free -m command via terminal to watch the memory fluctuate as I run virtual box with a guest that is limited to 4GB of RAM(it allocates 4GB on start of virtual guest). Under ...
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How do I view raw system memory of a running process?

I am watching a video series where someone is changing memory of a program that is in runtime. I am trying to do the same thing but have a different operating system. He is able to locate all running ...
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RAM compatibility with Intel P45 chipset

I have an Asus P5QC motherboard, with Intel P45 chipset, which supports DDR2 and DDR3 RAM. I want to use two 4GB sticks to have 8GB of RAM. I read that there are some sticks that don't work with ...
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how could I figure out RAM consumption of services? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 7 SP1. Recently I feel it runs slower and slower. The applications do not consume much RAM, so I guess some services do. How can I see the memory consumption by each service?
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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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What does the main Chrome process use so much memory for?

For me as a user, Chrome's main process ("Browser") seems quite useless and since it is taking more than 1 GB, that is almost 10%, of my RAM, I am interested what this RAM is used for. According to ...
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What brand of RAM will be closely match with SK Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB DDR3-1600 PC3L-12800 SO-DIMM RAM? [closed]

I am looking to add an extra 4 GB RAM to my Dell Inspiron 15 i3 laptop. I am not able to find the exact RAM in India. Which one should I prefer then, Crucial or Transcend or Corsair? These seems to be ...
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Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P motherboard won't start without second RAM module

I have following config: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P motherboard Intel Core i7-3770 CPU Kingston 2x8GB RAM (KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G) Crucial M500 256 GB SSD RAM modules are inserted in 1st (called DDR3_1) ...
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minimum hardware requirements for increasing ram

I have 5 years old PC with i3 processor (3.07GHz) 32bit operating system and 2GB ram. My question is: is there any minimum hardware requirements for increasing ram memory, or i can just put another ...
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Memory tests fail with 2 memory modules but work with either module individually. HP laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6520G

I'm getting recent memory test failures in an HP Pavilion g7-1303sa laptop (one month out of warranty :( ). The memory is the factory installed 6GB installed as a 2GG module in the top slot and 4GB in ...
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Is it safe to disable pagefile? [duplicate]

I read on many website that when pagefile is disabled the system gets increasingly unstable and crashes unrecoverably. Is it really unsafe to disable the pagefile? Here is my scenario: I mainly use ...
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RAM problems…the slot closer to CPU is working the second one is not working

I have 1 x 4 GB RAM pad and 2 slots. If switched to another slot computer restarts after 10 sec and does that on and on. Where is the problem? Today i also got new better 2 X4 GB RAM pads. Same ...
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Can I put ST-MRAM into a regular motherboard designed for DDR 3?

It says here that ST-MRAM is compatible with DDR 3. Does that mean I can put ST-MRAM into a regular motherboard that is designed for DDR 3? Also, MRAM uses a lot less power than DDR 3. So if I can ...
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Available memory differs by several GiB from what is installed

I have recently upgraded a Windows 7 Home Premium PC with 12 GB of RAM. For some reason once I looked in the System tab it said only 7.96 GB of 12 GB of RAM is usable. I have already tried to go into ...
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Memory usage grouped by parent process

How can I find the total memory usage of all processes (including child processes) with PPID of 1. For a program like nginx/httpd which forks several child processes, ps/top gives the memory usage of ...
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What is *Paged* Kernel Memory?

What is paged kernel memory, as reported in the Windows Task Manager? Is it related to the page file? I assumed that it was the part of kernel memory stored on disk in a page file, but I tested ...
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RAM and Motherboard compatibility

Firstly, I apologize for my English. It's really hard for me to write this lines; please, understand if I'm not clear enough or I explained very briefly way. My motherboard is an Intel DX38BT. I ...
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Ram full need external card to be [closed]

I have a Trio G4 tablet with 16gb of ram space. I have only 15 programs installed that are small. All are in mb some in kb and my ram is full. How do I wipe out my ram? I have everything backed up ...
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strategies for sucessful hardware debugging?

I have a build with a obvious hardware error, and I am stumped on how to debug it. system: i5-4690k z97m-g43 2+1GB avexir DDR3-1300 crucial m550 120GB SSD corsair CX500M kubuntu 14.04 (64bit) ...