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

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How to handle out of memory on windows 7?

I'm using a windows 7 Pro for development related to SQL Server. And I've received an exception of out of memory in Visual Studio 2010 : Microsoft Visual Studio is unable to load this document: ...
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Screen tuns off randomly in Dell inspiron 3000 Laptop

I have Dell Inspiron 3541 powered by AMD A6 APU and 4GB of RAM. My screen all of a sudden, while working (or idle), turns off and even if I press my power button, it does not turn on. I am only able ...
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Troubleshooting Random Reboots: Can I rule out my PSU and RAM?

I have a 2-month old Ubuntu build (described at the bottom of the post) that has started to reboot itself within an hour of powering on. It was stable and gave me no issues until these reboots started ...
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Installed 4GB ram but only showing 2GB ram detected

I had a 2GB ram installed in my desktop PC. Now I fixed one more 2GB ram in slot 2. Then when I started the computer It still shows in System properties as Installed memory: 2GB. I'm using Windows 7 ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 high memory usage

My problem is the following: The used RAM just keeps on building up over time and after about an hour the top command says that I have about 30-40 MB RAM left. Then, after about 1 or 2 minutes, my ...
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How can I give maximum CPU Utilization to this Python Process

I'm using Spyder IDE for Data Analysis using Python. My dataset is pretty large and hence I wish to give it maximum priority. I've set the priority to realtime however it is only using 13-15% of CPU. ...
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Does 32 or 64-bits CPU use segmentation addressing on Linux?

Does 32 or 64-bits CPU use segmentation addressing on Linux? I know on older CPUs like the 8086 used segmentation for memory addressing but not sure if this method is used on 32-bit or 64-bit CPUs for ...
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Can anyone that knows how to analyze crash/dump files help me figure out what is crashing my pc?

I recently built a desktop pc with windows 10 64-bit and everything works fine except for playing certain games. I can play some games like diablo 3 for hours with no problems but other games like ...
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No POST screen, No beeps and No display

I have very old motherboard , CPU , power supply. Motherboard : Gigabyte G31M-ES2C CPU : Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 @ 1.8GHz Ram : Transcend 2GB ddr2 800MHz. Power supply : Tech-Com 450Watt....
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Lenovo Ideapad P400 Touch RAM Upgrade Questions

I am a tab-hoarder and capable of accumulating multiple google chrome windows at once. Each with enough tabs that I need to use Ctrl+Tab to navigate because the tabs appear blank and are too small to ...
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Linux host slows to crawl when ram 20% and 8 core cpu at 99% using virtual machine

I built a new Linux machine to be able to handle multitasking and running multiple virtual machines. It's an AMD 8 core 3.5GHz processor with 16MB Total Cache, 16GB 1866 DDR3 RAM, 1TB HD and a GForce ...
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Windows 10 Professional 64-bit limited to 32 GB of RAM?

I have a system running Windows 10 Professional and in the system I have installed 4 identical sticks of 16GB RAM, making a total of 64GB. Yet my system only reads a total of 32GB when checking ...
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What is contains in uncashed RAM of linux?

tell me please, when i execute the free -m command in linux terminal i view -/+ buffers/cache string, which show memory without caches and buffers... what is contains in memory which without caches ...
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How do you identify a memory leak in a device driver for Windows 10 when the string is too long?

I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo T440. The system has been upgraded to the latest drivers and system patches through Windows first then Lenovo's System Update app. I am experiencing, what looks ...
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What do I need to know when adding more RAM on windows?

I'm using a PC in windows 7 and I want to add additional RAM into this machine. For some special reason, I cannot remove any existing RAM. My questions are : What is the current type of my RAMs ? ...
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Understanding how RAM and throughput work with expansion slots

I'm confused on how exactly the memory works on it. It x2 16gb sticks to make 32gb's. DDR4 2,666 so 2.6 billion cycles p/second. 2,666 x 8 gives us the 21gb throughput in the "PC4 21300" So I guess ...
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Upgrade questions

Hi I just upgraded from i5-3450s with Intel HD 2500 to i7-3770s with Intel HD 4000. I also increased RAM from 8GB to 16GB. I have an HP Omni 27. Windows 7, x64 Direct X Version is 11.0, Shader ...
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Software or Hardware?

Hi guys i have a Server 2008 R2 thats a supermicro Duel Xeon 1366 box 12gb DDR3, that i use for file storage and WDS and little Vmware Workstation 12 stuff.. The issue am having its loaded with 2 ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 stops responding after a few minutes

If anyone could shed a little light on this, I'd be extremely grateful. I have a 2006 mac pro 1.1 (intel cpu) that consistently stops responding after 4-5 minutes. The mouse still moves but nothing ...
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Can I go to bigger RAM?

I have the Lenovo 10117 Motherboard, and currently it has 2x4gb Ram modules installed. Although I would like to upgrade it to 2x8gb, the only problem being I don't know if this motherboard will ...
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Memory maxed out after a fresh install of Ubuntu

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 for a client (Xen Virtulazation) and there is nothing installed yet, and the ram is at 100% non stop For some reason there are many rsyslogd's running... not sure why ...
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Windows 8.1 High memory usage (Unknown source)

For awhile now my laptop has been running incredibly slow and I'm suspecting it's from the unexplained high memory usage I've been seeing for a few weeks now. I've looked into a number of things, but ...
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Why does my motherboard manufacturer recommend that I use the A2/B2 memory channels before A1/B1? [closed]

My motherboard has 4 memory slots, divided into two channels. In my motherboard's manual it is recommended that you use slots A2 and B2 before A1 and B1, as you can see in the image below. But why is ...
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Do all SODIMM Rams have the size dimensions? (L x W x H)? [closed]

planning to buy new ram.. but not sure if it would fit.. please help not joking, i'm serious My laptop supports up-to 8gb of ram.. So i want to upgrade. But i'm confused if it would fit
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Can 'AMD-only' RAM really restricted to AMD chipsets, and if so, why?

I was browsing for a RAM upgrade earlier for my system, and came across 'AMD-only' RAM (aka, RAM that only works on AMD chipsets). This RAM can easily be found on sites such as eBay, and seems to be ...
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Upgrading laptop's RAM

I have ASUS K55LN laptop with 6GB of ram and I want to upgrade it to 8GB+. So I unscrewed the bottom and found this RAM chip: Beneath there are a few solded 4 small chips so I tought that they are ...
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Play videos on old Computer

I have a Pentium 4 3.6 GHz, D945GCR Intel board, no external graphics card and 1GB ram pc. Recently I got it upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 (after years... only to see how it works!). But I can't do "...
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MicroSD: Cracked and punctured

I have a punctured microsd card... basically with a nail/screwdriver puncture in the center of the card. Can ANYTHING be done to pull information from the card? Is it a lost cause?! Thank you.
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Can I mix dual and triple channel ram?

My motherboard has 6 memory slots, when I first built it I used 3x2gb sticks of DDR3 memory - which was plenty at the time. However, now that its time to upgrade, it is much cheaper to buy a second ...
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Windows 10 system freezes [ASUS UX31A]

first question on this forum, hopefully someone will be able to help. Laptop: Asus UX31A System: Windows 10 64-bit (upgraded from 8.1), latest updates installed HDD: 256 SSD ADATA Recently I've ...
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On a 12GB system, I replaced 2x2GB with 1x4GB (3 slots filled) and now I have 8GB instead of 12GB

So, I have a Core i7 750 installed on an ASUS P7H55-M PRO using Windows 10 x64 Pro. I had 12GB showing all ok. I had to replace the 2x2GB for a 1x4GB. Problem is now I only see 8GB instead of the ...
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Im seeing high battery usage by the system under Windows 10

Recently my lap started to heat up. When on battery it's draining very fast. When I checked the task manager... the System and Compressed memory shows nearly 1.5G to 750 MB of memory usage. Never saw ...
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A dual and single channel memory [closed]

My question is in regards to potential laptop performance. Please forgive my ignorance in advance for most of this is quite new to me. I am wanting to upgrade the DDR3 ram in my laptop and also have ...
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PC is freezing on memory stress

A few days ago my PC started bluescreening or freezing in Windows 10. Since I literally changed nothing (also I can't rule out some automatic driver updates I have missed) I suspected a hardware fault....
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Windows 10 64-Bit Pro: 6gb RAM installed, 1.39GB usable

It all started after I was cleaning my computer, myself grounded by the way so nothing should be fried, and when I booted back up I seem to have lost all my RAM. I have had my RAM in the same places ...
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How to increase the memory availability to the OS without adding more RAM?

I have a machine with 2 GB RAM fused in the motherboard and no extra memory slots. Is there any techniques to increase the RAM availability to OS without needing to add more RAM? My machine is ...
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Possible to prevent “docker pull” from loading into RAM?

I'm trying to perform a docker pull of an image that has one component that's 6 GB in size. Unfortunately, Docker seems to want to bring the entire thing into active memory before writing it to disk, ...
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RAM upgrade for Lenovo Ideapad 100-14 not showing new amount

I upgraded the RAM for the Lenovo Ideapad 100-14 from 2GB to 4GB. But when I start the laptop, it still shows having only 2GB in the settings. The laptop its totally new. I brought the ram from the ...
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Using 1.5 and 1.65 V ram on the same motherboard

I have an ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional mobo with a 2x4GB Corsair XMS3 1.65 V ram kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9). I just purchased another 2x4GB kit of Corsair XMS3 ram but these ones didn't have the ...
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can i use 1600 MHz and 1333 MHz RAM together? [duplicate]

I have a Gigabyte Q2550M laptop with 2GB (1333 Mhz) and now i want to add another 4GB (1600 Mhz) ram to have a total of 6Gb RAM, but now the laptop wont boot. However, when i add the Original 2GB (...
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Windows 10 starting at 98% CPU Usage: How to troubleshoot this?

Most of the times when I boot into my Windows 10 Home 64-bit on my laptop, I experience a strange phenomenon. The only operation I would be able to perform is to bring up the task manager and see some ...
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Disk usage is always at 100%

I have noticed that recently my computer has been slowing down. For example opening a folder would take around 20 seconds to load, moving a folder (from the same drive) would take a minute or so. When ...
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Is there a way to see which of the services running in a process that is causing a memory leak in Windows 7?

I have a memory leak in the process svchost.exe on a Windows 7 machine. There are several of those process running with the same name of course. When I look at the services running there are 6: ...
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Virtual Machine Preserve Environment in Moving

Suppose I have a virtual machine on a system. The memory layout of that machine will depend on its usage and how it was started up. Now, if I were to save the state of the machine, and then copy it ...
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Max RAM: SIW vs System Manual

I'm upgrading an old laptop for a family member, and I'm not sure how much RAM it can support. According to the manual, it can support 1 GB per slot, for a total of 2 GB. However, when I ran SIW (...
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What can explain a large usage of shareable memory on Windows?

I notice that 6.5 GB of my RAM is used as "shareable" memory. What can explain such a large usage? I tried to list processes by size if shareable memory in the Resource Monitor, but I don't see ...
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Error: Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered

My system is getting the following error and warning message whenever I do any high performance task: Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered. My system ...
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Will HyperX Fury Black work together with HyperX Blu (both 4Gb 1600)?

I currently have this RAM stick HyperX Blu 4Gb 1600. I need to buy another 4GB stick but they don't sell this model anymore. I found someone selling HyperX Fury Black 4GB 1600. I was wondering will ...
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My laptop won't boot after adding RAM

I have a problem with my HP dv6 laptop, which has dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu. It came with 4 GB RAM (one stick), and I added an 8GB stick. When I try to boot to Win 8, it gives me BSOD, Your ...
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Is running 2 instances of MATLAB safe?

Can I run another MATLAB while waiting for a long loop to finish? I tried that before and it worked, but recently I tried again and found my PC (64-bit Windows 8.1 and MATLAB R2015b) frozen, with a ...