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

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What should I do to upgrade my laptop? [closed]

I have a Acer Aspire One D270-268kk mini laptop. It currently has 500GB hard drive, Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2600 processor (1.60 GHz), 2GB RAM and is a 32-bit OS (Windows 7). I want to upgrade my PC so ...
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64GB SSD has a 12GB Pagefile

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and it came with a 64GB SSD as the main harddrive (note: Surface only has this drive, like a tablet). I am trying to free up some more space on my harddrive and ...
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Can 4 sticks of memory reduce CPU life?

In my experience (AM2+) it just seems like 4 sticks is unstable at any setting. I believe that running 4 @ 1066 5-5-5-15 (which is what the memory is rated for) has caused them to go bad. I started ...
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Why isn't page used as the unit when calculating the maximum size of RAM a CPU can address?

Wikipedia says A page, memory page, or virtual page is a fixed-length contiguous block of virtual memory, described by a single entry in the page table. It is the smallest unit of data for ...
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Meaning of a block [closed]

From the Wikipedia definition of block: In computing (specifically data transmission and data storage), a block, sometimes called a physical record, is a sequence of bytes or bits, usually ...
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Which is the best way to clean the dust on the RAM?

Whenever I face a RAM issue in PC's or I want to clean the dusty particles in the RAM, I used to remove the RAM from its socket and rub its "copper contacts" with a eraser. Is it good to rub the RAM's ...
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Upgrading laptop RAM: format and speed questions [closed]

As I'm upgrading my laptop’s RAM—a Sony Vaio VPC-EB—and I want to consider some options. Currently my lp uses: 2x2 GB DDR3 1333(667) MHz SO-DIMMs. Questions: Clock speed - can I buy 1600? Why? What ...
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How does windows 7 know that it should not swap in data from a previous boot?

As you know, the page file is used as a buffer if your physical RAM runs out. But unless HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\ClearPageFileAtShutdown ...
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Persistent massive non-paged pool

Right, I've had to do this to remove a memory leak problem from the LAN driver + windows 8.1 which showed itself when I download things from steam. Now I have played Alien: Isolation and had a very ...
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What determines the page size and the cluster size?

Is the size of a memory page determined by the RAM itself, or by the OS? I.e., is the page size for a RAM the same for all OSes which use the RAM? Is the size of a cluster of a file system determined ...
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Are the size of a memory page and the size of a file system cluster always the same?

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_%28computer_memory%29 A page, memory page, or virtual page is a fixed-length contiguous block of virtual memory, described by a single entry in the page ...
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Explorer.exe uses up all my RAM [duplicate]

So I download a web page video game player. And I think it infected my system with a fake explorer.exe that uses from 100,000k RAM to 5,000,000k RAM. I have done everything in my power to get remove ...
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RAM 4GB to 8GB upgrade - not working

I have ASUS P5G41T-M LE motherboard and I run an old Pentium Dual-Core E5700 processor on it. Until today I ran 4GB RAM on it, precisely two KVR1333D3N9K2/4G planks and everything was fine. The ...
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RAM Timing: Is CAS Latency in READ command same as WRITE command?

As far as I know and according to wikipedia about CAS Latency: CL is the delay time between the moment a memory controller tells the memory module to access a particular memory column on a RAM ...
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Flash using too much ram in firefox

As far as I know I have the latest version of flash (I updated a couple days ago). For at least the last month I have noticed flash using far too much ram (between 200 and 500 MB). I notice it because ...
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Which RAM will suit my notebook ACER Aspire 5820tg 1333MHz or 1066MHz what CAS [duplicate]

I have my ACER Aspire 5820TG - 433G32Mn and want to upgrade RAM memory. Currently it has the following components: CPU: Intel Core i5 430M Mainboard: Acer ZR7B RAM (3GB): 2048MB DDR3 PC3-10700 ...
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dllhost.exe COM surrogate

Okay, I didn't know why this is happen, but when I do the usual task with my laptop, like surfing on the internet, and open windows explorer, firefox. At that time my used ram was 45% to 55%, but ...
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RamMap can't see what takes up memory

My pc is always using 2-3gb of ram in idle and I can't see why I have been searching for the solution for some time with rammap, but it always ends up at look at the process private active usage, ...
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Getting 16GB of RAM - what to check for in motherboard? [closed]

I have a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard (i7 930 processor) and I'd like to buy two 8GB-each DDR3 memory banks. Are there restrictions on the kind of memory I should buy? I mean: compatibility issues ...
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run a computer without RAM? [duplicate]

I was reading about CPU fetch time, where I found that CPU take very less time to access data from RAM as compared to accessing hard disk, and that RAM is present for storing the information and data ...
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Why Intel Core i3 processor with enough free RAM and low CPU usage become very slow?

In a computer with Intel Core i3 and 4GB of RAM running Windows 8.1 build 9600, in conditions I expect no have performance problems it become very very slow and it's close to freeze (or even freeze ...
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Combining 1600mhz and 1333mhz Ram [duplicate]

Actually we have an ESX Server running with 32gb Ram ( 2 pairs of 8gb ), and in need of more memory we purchased more 64gb ram ( 2 pairs of 1600hmz 32gb). My question is, since this server is ...
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Which is the suitable Ram Card to add memory for my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a sony e series model sve1513acnb with 2 Gb ram & i3 Processor I want to add 2 Gb Ram Memory but I am confused. Which is the best Memory Card is suitable for my laptop?"
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Possible failure to recognise new RAM

What does this mean? I recently added a second 4gb module to my laptop, and far as I can tell from general use, my computer isn't able to handle any more tasks than the day before. Is it not using ...
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Does frequency of RAM really matters? [closed]

I have 2 sticks of RAM with frequency 667MHz and 1 stick with frequency 1600Mhz. As a result my all sticks are at 667MHz. How does it affects performance. I mean, we all know how all other components ...
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Asus P7P55-M is not recognizing memory in slots 2, 3 and 4

So I am running an asus p7p55-m motherboard with 2x 2GB Gskill sticks of RAM. But my mother board is only detecting the first slot. Do I have to configure BIOS correctly?,If not how do I fix it?. If ...
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Can't boot from any source

I recently tried to install the Windows 10 developer preview on my laptop. The installer seemed to hang immediately after I selected my install partition, but I left it for about an hour to make sure ...
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my computer wont turn on after installing new ram

I've installed new RAM (Adata Premier PC3-10600 4GB DDR3 1333MHz 240Pin U-DIMM Ram) in my PC. When I power it up, it turns on for two seconds and then shuts down, only to turn itself back on a second ...
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How do I consistently keep my RAM usage low?

I have a decent 8 GB of RAM, yet I'm frequently running into memory trouble. I just now went about closing the dozen apps open , and it looks like so : How do I keep it this way, though? And what ...
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Memory test using all CPUs?

I have been using MemTest86 4.3.7 to test my system memory but although it knows there are 8 CPI cores, it will only test 4 (I asked it to cycle through all and left it testing for 13 hours). using ...
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Is it reasonable to install Windows 7 on my Pentium D system?

I got have this old computer containing: Pentium D 2.8 GHz Socket 775 CPU 2x512MB DDR2 memory listed at 667Hz An ASUS P5LD2 motherboard An 80GB WD HDD (expect weak specs if there are several models ...
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Win8.1 Bad Virtual Memory Managment?

For the last couple weeks I'm facing a serious problem with my Win 8.1 32bit (64x CPU) 4G RAM, having "System Managed size" setting for virtual memory (then win allocates 1.8G), minimizing even light ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Windows 8 using 10GB of memory when I sign in

My new company laptop has 16 GB of internal memory but uses 10 GB when I just sign in and the CPU fan is always at 80%. I've not installed anything special yet and no program have started and still it ...
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Tell Windows 8 not to write to pagefile at certain times?

I play a 3-D game on my laptop that uses about 1.2 GB of RAM, typically. The laptop has 6 GB of RAM, and Task Manager shows approximately 2.5 GB of RAM in use when my game is running. I have read ...
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Will this combination work?

I am using a dell PC( Dell Inspiron 620s, brought on 2012). It's having an Intel Pentium Dual core processor and memory of 2GB DDR3 stick( 240 pins), system runs on win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. My question ...
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How to read data from RAM?

I know this is a vague question. Please accept my apology but I'm trying to get an answer for this question. I wanted to know if there's a way to current data from RAM? For example:- I have an ...
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Can you disable sticks of RAM in windows without physically removing them?

I think I'm having RAM issues with one of the games I'm playing. It will slowly start dropping frames until it becomes very hard to play. I ran memtest86 and it identified some errors and bad ...
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Does Server Ram work on a normal computer?

I need some help on choosing RAM for my computer. I have 2GB on my PC, and I am on a 32bit machine so I can only get up to 4GB of RAM. I am trying to find a x2 DDR2 PC2-5300 2GB for my computer, and ...
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High memory rate - how to focus on the cause?

I have an high memory rate on my app and I see that gunicorn takes about 2.74GB memory. How can I identify exactly what is the reason for that? Can I see what are the running processes within ...
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Maximum main memory possible for 32 bit instruction word and 7 bit opcode

If we have a system with 32 bit instruction words from which 7 bits are dedicated for the opcodes; is the maximum main memory possible for such a system, 2^32 words or is it 2^25 words?
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What happens if I put an 1.5V ram stick in a 1.65V rated Motherboardslot?

I'm going to bulid my new gaming rig pretty soon. I allready got my DDR3 Ram sticks(KVR16N11K2/16 by Kingston). Is it possible to put those in a Motherboard which has 1.65V Rated RAM-Slots(the ...
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Optimal RAM configuration: one large DIMM vs multiple smaller DIMMS?

I have always been told there were performance advantages in using multiple smaller DIMMS vs a single larger DIMM (as the combined bandwidth of all the motherboard's RAM slots would be used). My boss ...
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Windows hibernation not working properly

When I turn the notebook on again after hibernation, it says that Windows found a problem and had to shut down. I think the problem is with the transfer of archives from RAM to the disk, because it ...
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Interpreting memtest results - 0 MHz?

I have tried to install Ubuntu on a laptop width damaged Windows, and it gave me an error. After some checks, the only that give some strange results is memtest86+. I don't know how to interpret ...
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Installing 4 memory modules in a dual-socket server motherboard with 16 memory slots

I have a server board with two Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors and 16 memory slots. I ordered two quad-channel memory kits, but only one of them has arrived, so I only have four memory modules. Which slots ...
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Is GDDR related to DDR?

I have a graphics card—Nvidia ENGT240—that has DDR3. Now I'm not sure, but is DDR3 the same as GDDR3 when It's on a graphics card? I know that DDR is for Computer Ram and GDDR is for Graphics RAM, ...
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Memory Swapping and OS freeze

In one scenario my written application uses more memory than available on a machine (which has 16GB). On OSX everything seems to work as expected and the OS still runs even hitting the memory barrier. ...
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Windows 7 checking for Windows Updates cause memory use to blow up

It started doing this a couple weeks ago, had NEVER done this before. Windows 7 Home Premium. Basically, when Windows checks for updates now, the memory used by the svchost process that holds ...
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Running same exe file from different consoles using different parameters

I have a C++ exe that reads images and writes text files based on some algorithms. Since it takes different parameters as input, I can run multiple instances of the same exe without overwriting the ...