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

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What controls the RAM voltage value?

Quite simply, is the RAM module responsible for generating its own operating voltage or does it just run at whatever voltage the motherboard is providing? I am imagining that it could either ...
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DDR4 or DDR3 Memory

I will buy a new computer but I am not sure whether I will go with DDR3 or DDR4 RAM. These are the two RAMs I've been looking at: HyperX 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 2400Mhz CL11 XMP Beast Series Corsair 16GB ...
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PSU starts and stops immediately. Need Help.. IS it faulty?

Yesterday when I switched on the PC it started and stopped immediately. I tried everything that I could. For PSU I jump started it by paper clip test. When I switched on the PSU, the fan started ...
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Mint: Ram not running up to speed

Here is my RAM, and here is my motherboard. The Ram is rated to 1600 MHz, and the motherboard supports that speed. However, according to sudo dmidecode --type 17, The chips are only running at 1333 ...
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Can't find DDR3 800Mhz laptop memory anywhere

I have a Acer V5-171 with a 4GB bar and wanting to upgrade but I can't find a similar bar on the market (800Mhz) anywhere, only 1600Mhz ones, cant that work too? CPUZ screenshot:
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Hard drive showing incorrect free space after recent RAM upgrade

After recently upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB I noticed that my hard drive went from ~22GB to ~8GB (120GB ssd) even though all of files on the drive only accumulate to 72GB. I have tried numerous ...
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Knowing how to upgrade my pc hardware [duplicate]

I want to add more memory to my pc. is there any tool that can scan my hardware tell me how much more memory i can fit, from which type (ddr2/3) in which slot? Thanks
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BSOD that started today: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, 0x0000001A and 0x0000001E

first of all, this is my system: MOBO Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3. Intel i5 2310. Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti Boost. 4 GB of RAM 1333, Kingston. PSU Corsair TX550M. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits. Ok, to the issue. ...
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Will decreasing shared graphics memory have any negative effects?

Let's say that 3.5 of 4 GB is usable (500 MB reserved for the graphics chip), and you want more usable RAM. Will decreasing shared graphics memory to the minimum setting in the BIOS have any ...
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HP Laptop Memory upgrade

I'm planning on upgrading memory on my i5 HP Pavilion dv6 laptop since it seems to be the cheapest way to increase its speed. Right now I have 4GB with 70+% of memory used with Chrome(10 websites ...
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Check my video card memory [duplicate]

I have a r9 290x GPU, and i am suspecting that it has started to fail me. All my games have started crashing randomly, freezing my computer, giving me a black screen before it recovers and tells me ...
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Why do programs sometimes report out-of-memory errors when Windows is shutting down?

This isn't a problem or anything, merely something I'm curious about - and I've only tested it on Windows 7. When I shut down my computer (or something else sends a shut down request) and until the ...
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low ram in windows 8.1 update

recently i have so much problem with windows 8.1 updated i even re install new one but i still have the problem my problem is that with even 4 gig of ram my system goes on low ram and force closing ...
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Need help comparing Laptops with best speed RAM

I am planning to buy Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6 Laptop, but I do not understand The difference between the RAM in comparison. Windows OS. Hard Drive. Thanks, Here is Screenshot. Link to screenshot. ...
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“swapfiles” taking 45 GB space on Mac… What's the fix?

My Mac's SSD is filling up and I figured its because of these files. Can I delete them ? What to do here?
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Silent, power saving mini-server for home [closed]

I am looking for hardware to make a small, silent, power saving mini-server for use at home. My specifications are: Small Fanless / Small fan Able to run Windows server OS Has 2GB of RAM, ideally ...
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How do I reclaim virtual memory?

I am a complete newbie at VMWare, so forgive me if this question is something that would be considered basic. After you delete a virtual machine, how do you reclaim the virtual memory/ hard disk and ...
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IOMMU cache coherency

In today's x86/x64 motherboards there can be found IOMMU's from Intel and AMD. They allow peripheral devices to perform DMA (direct memory access) operations into system RAM using virtual instead of ...
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Ram and CPU bar like Ubutuntu 10 for Windows

Anyone knows these little graphs wich shows the load of the Ram and any single core. I love these because they are so smart! Gadgets are cool but not very smart because I have to switch to the Desktop ...
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What is the best RAM upgrade for my Inspiron N5010 [closed]

My system model and specs: Dell Inspiron N5010 i5, 4GB(2x2) RAM and Mobile Intel 5 series express chipset HM57. I am thinking to upgrade RAM to 8GB: 4gb x 4gb.I Would like to know the best suitable ...
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VirtualBox RAM memory issue

Host PC: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i3-4130 RAM: 4 GB DDR3 I'm creating a virtual PC which will run Kubuntu 14.04 LTS. I lost the ISO but have a bootable USB stick ...
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What exactly does “non-expandable” memory mean?

I am trying to purchase a new laptop and want to put in more RAM manually and the model I'm looking at (Here's the link) says the memory is nonexpandable. I assumed this meant that there isn't some ...
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Where Windows store RAM data before hibernation

As far as we know, RAM is a volatile memory that its data lost when the computer turned off. So when we want to hibernate our system, Windows must store its data in a file in HDD and then turn the ...
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Golden strip of RAM broke

I have a 4 GB Transcend DDR3 RAM which was working fine until now. The gold strips at the bottom of RAM got removed while installing it on motherboard. Is there any solution for this or do I have to ...
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How to increase Intel HD Graphics dedicated video memory in Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 system. Its specification is- 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD Intel Pentium Dual Core processor (2.9 GHz each) My system has Intel HD Graphics installed in it(Version- 9.17.10.3347). I just ...
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What is the real amount of data written in an hibernate file

On a Windows 8.1 system with 32 GB of RAM + SSD with hibernation enabled, how must data is actually written to the hiberfil.sys file when the system is put in hibernation ? My question is relative to ...
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How much RAM can I put in an ASUS Q550LF?

I'm thinking about upgrading my laptop's RAM and I've been wondering two things: How many RAM slots does my laptop have? I've been looking online and I can't seem to find a clear answer. How much ...
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DDR2 ram incompatibility

I have these two memory modules, which work separately in the same motherboard without any problem, however as soon as I put them together into the same motherboard, the system does not even boot up ...
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what's the way to explicitly provide memory to shell script?

How can I give a shell script specific amount of memory to run? If I run a java program I can use -Xmx. But what if it is a shell script?
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Motherboard won't POST with both RAM sticks in a channel [closed]

My motherboard does not POST when I fill both slots of a given channel. I have a Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z97. I am using 2x Gskill Ripjaw 4GB 1600 MHz sticks. When I populate DIMM 1 or 3 (the 2 slots ...
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Why do dual-rank DIMMs have twice the bandwidth of quad-rank DIMMs?

I'm looking at the RAM compatibility table for my motherboard: and it shows that dual-rank (DRx4) memory modules can operate at twice the speed of quad-rank (QRx4) memory modules (1600 MT/s vs 800 ...
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Windows 8.1 hibernation partition is 100+ gigs, physical memory is 32 gigs?

I have a 480 gig SSD as my OS drive. I have a usable partition of 345 gigs, which seems pretty small. According to Disk Manager I have a 101.36 gig partition for hibernation. I did some googling and ...
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Computer froze with black screen when viewing (not editing) video card's memory in Cheat Engine

I was looking at my computer's physical memory in Cheat Engine (a memory editor/debugger application) and I decided to look at the addresses that Device Manager says are used by my video card. When I ...
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MacBook Air, Mavericks: 2.9GB of RAM is used at startup

Running: MacBook Air Late 2010, 13 in, 4gb RAM. Only 8gb free on SSD Immediately after booting, I opened activity monitor and this is what I saw: About 2.9GB of RAM already used up, and a list of ...
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Dell OptiPlex 7010 random BSOD

We bought a batch of 80 of these computers. We're experiencing this problem on 6 of them right now, but that number keeps growing. The BSOD error code is 0x0000007E, which is a driver problem. I ...
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will the size of the memory RAM using virtualBox be allocate on my host memory forever?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine with a 4GB RAM but I'm not sure if the space requested will be temporality borrowed by the virtual machine or it will be allocated forever. I would really ...
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What does 16*256 dram structure mean?

I want to understand the difference between the dram structures 16*256 and 8*512 Ram indicates? I have read on many rams stating 16*256, 8*512 1*4gb, which one is better and in what ways. I am ...
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Computer using hard drive in place of RAM?

I am doing some school work about computer components and I came across this piece of information. you will find that if you don’t have enough RAM it can really bog down your computer. This is ...
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Windows 7 eats RAM with no indication on where it is/what's using it [duplicate]

I have a weird issue I've been strugling with for well over a year now... I have 6GB RAM, but Windows works like it's more like 2GB. Windows reports that I have 6GB without problems, but right now ...
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New Build PC - blue screens (BSOD) during OS (Win7) install attempts

A recent PSU failure prompted a more wide spread upgrade of my desktop. This is a new build with a couple of older components. New build specs: Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro CPU: Intel i3-4130 ...
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Installed RAM 20 GB (16 GB usable)

I have Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) OS installed. My motherboard is able to handle up to 32 GB of RAM. I recently upgraded my computer to 20 GB of RAM, but the computer says installed ...
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Which is faster: less RAM in dual channel mode, or a greater amount of RAM? [duplicate]

So I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM on my computer: currently I have two RAM chips, one 1 GB and one 4 GB. I'm debating on what's the best way to do the upgrade to get the best performance. Here's ...
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Laptop is slow during bootup. Have reformatted. Still the same

My Laptop is an Acer aspire 4930, it was from my friends. So after i got the laptop, i clean the internals with cloth (not damp) and a vaccum. After that I reseat hard drives, rams and wifi, it became ...
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How to find out what causes Driver locked

My computer is running slow, so I decided to use RAMMap. I've found out that "Driver locked" has allocated about 10 GB of RAM. I've searched the internet, and found out that programs like VMWare, ...
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Handheld Terminal SD Card error: the file may be in read-only memory, on a write-protected disk or used by another application

I have a handheld terminal and I have made the terminal connect to the PC using USB cable. Also, SD Card is also in the handheld terminal slot. Till a few days ago, I was reaching the files in SD ...
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Very slow computer but low CPU or Memory usage

My computer is very slow. All the programs and Windows itself is slow. But strangely, all the games run without lag. They are not affected somehow. I just reinstalled my computer for the 6th time ...
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How to get more than 3.12 GB of memory available in Windows?

I have the Foxconn G31MXP-K motherboard and I have 4 GB of RAM memory installed. But my operating system reads only 3.12 GB. How can I maximize the available memory? My operating system is Windows 7, ...
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Are RAM modules above DDR3 1600MHz overclocked speeds?

I see a lot of DDR3 memory speeds out there. Are memory speeds above 1600MHz overclocked speeds? I am specifically referring to the DDR3 standard. Or if my motherboard supports the speed I am good ...
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Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?

Imagine I have tons of RAM. Let's say 64GB. That's a lot for even gaming PCs. Now the default location of a pagefile in Windows is on the main OS drive, be it HDD or SSD, which are faster in general, ...
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Open programs take forever to reload after another program used-up all the memory

I have the following phenomena: I have 4GB RAM, and sometimes I use a program (program A) which uses up all the available memory, say 3.9GB. If there are more open programs, then their memory is ...