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

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Possible Memory/Ram utilization issue

I currently have 16GB of RAM installed on my ASUS laptop (which is its max). however no matter what i am doing ie. editing video or photos I have only ever seen it use 3 GB. The computer recognized ...
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How to transfer all the data/memory of a dead Alienware computer into another computer? [duplicate]

I have an old Alienware M18x, with Windows 8, but it died two weeks ago. If I buy a new one, will I be able to transfer/download all the data that was inside the memory of the old Alienware into the ...
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How to make use of an extra RAM slot? [duplicate]

My computer already has 4 GB of RAM, and cannot make use of more than about 3 GB, but there is an extra slot still available for another chip. Is there any other kind of chip that can be put there in ...
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Unreasonable high RAM usage, Page Table, Page/Nonpaged Pool [duplicate]

just recently is discovered something very odd whilst operating my PC. It seems that overtime it builds up a stupid amount of used RAM(Page Table, Page/Nonpaged Pool. I've been trying out a lot of ...
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Do I need to get identical ram to upgrade a laptop?

I just purchased a Lenovo laptop and I need to expand the RAM. It currently has one stick of ram in it a 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V 1024Meg x 64 by SK Hynix and is capable of having a ...
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How can I see the amount of memory a process is using and not just has allocated?

I am looking for a way to determine the memory a process is really using (not just having allocated). Looking at procmon.exe or vmmap.exe the relevant values are: Private bytes All memory allocated. ...
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Macbook Pro very slow despite normal memory and CPU usage

My MBP (OS X Mavericks) with 4G RAM has been slow ever since I bought it last year, but now it's getting ridiculous with the loading symbol showing up each time I open a new tab in Chrome or even ...
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max ram for dell motherboard “0gdg8y”

I am using dell computer. Its Mother board spec is : http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/mainboard-dell-0gdg8y-specs-38317201215/ I want to upgrade my RAM. now it has 2*3 = 6GB on spec, It says max 8G ...
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Place specific programs in virtual memory / swap memory

I was just curious if it was possible to identify programs that I want to be swapped and others that I want to keep in ram. For example, I've realized that Chrome sometimes takes up to 2GB of RAM and ...
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Is possible for a manufacturer to fake the RAM limit in the DMI table?

I was thinking about upgrading my laptop's RAM. It currently has a 4096 MB module and a 2048 MB module, which I thought I could replace by an 8 GB module: [root@...] # dmidecode -t 17 # dmidecode ...
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How much memory of the minimum requirement of 20 GB hard disk space for installing windows 7 can be used as storage space by the user?

How much memory of the minimum requirement of 20 GB hard disk space for installing windows 7 can be used as storage space by the user? Is that 20GB used entirely by the windows installation as the ...
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Firefox No Longer Works After Exception Breakpoint

I had non-updated version of Firefox I have been working with and had ~25 or so tabs opened. I had also Chrome opened with a dozen of tabs and I always keep them both running. As time goes, Firefox ...
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Should I add an extra 4GB RAM?

I have 4GB DDR3 RAM installed in my laptop with intel Core i3 processor. Should I add 4GB Extra RAM to it? I'm going for SSD upgrade. That's why,I am thinking that it may tear my SSD performance in ...
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Is all DDR3 1333MHz RAM PC3-10600?

As the title suggests I'm looking for some more RAM for my laptop. The exact specifications on the RAM are: 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-09-10-F2 My local PC store sells 1333MHz laptop RAM which google ...
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Reduce Memory usage of ffmpeg Live streaming rtsp

Is there any way to reduce the resource usage of server while streaming a video through ffmpeg Iam using following command ffmpeg -i "rtsp://channelurl" -f flv -r 25 -s 640x480 -an ...
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Preserve state of a linux machine on power cut

So, my laptops battery died and we got a huge power issues on the building I work on! It has Ubuntu 14 LTS installed on it! My imagination suggests that this is what is going on when the computer ...
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Google Chrome crashing on OS X Yosemite

Recently Google Chrome has started to crash constantly on OSX Yosemite. I have been running the 64bit Dev Channel of Chrome successfully for a long time with no issues, recently it started to crash ...
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How do I fix “unknown” process utilizing 2.4GB of PageTable?

Recently I noticed that my physical memory usage (according to the Windows resource monitor) was maxing out (only 4MB free) after a few hours even on an idle system after reboot. Doing some ...
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CPU Usage High - Physical Memory Low on Virtual Machine (VMWare)

I run a development environment in a Windows 7 VM (on VMWare) and am running into an issue in the VM where my CPU Usage sits at 100% and my Physical Memory stays around 40-50%. My computer has 24 GB ...
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Recent RAM Issue with Windows 7 - Memory Slowly Fills Up

Before I say anything at all, I want you all to know where I've been with this issue: I have run multiple AV scans, including: Malwarebytes, Sophos Virus Removal, ADWCleaner, ESET Smart Security 4 ...
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Windows 8.1 only says 3.06GB RAM available

I'm running Windows 8.1 on an HP DX5150 (small form factor), AMD Athlon 4400 2.20Ghz. I have four 1GB sticks of DDR RAM installed, but Windows says that only 3.06GB is "available" (although it says ...
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How to estimate available physical memory on Linux?

Several resources around the net (apologies for not having links handy) recommend to determine the total amount of available physical memory on a Linux system by the second value on the "-/+ ...
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Laptop Memory suddenly peaking

We have a Toshiba Laptop that has suddenly begun to run at maximum memory capacity. Specs (Going off the top of my head) OS: Windows 7 Professional RAM: 4 GB 32 bit OS We have done nothing out of ...
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Windows NT Paging Algorithms

I've been trying to figure out how the paging works inside Windows operating systems. I found a blog post from Mark Russovich back in 1998 about such memory management. He discusses the "Least ...
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Is there a way to make windows faster by making it use more RAM?

I use windows 8.1 OS. The bottleneck for my PC is my AMD A4 Processor(1.5Ghz x 4). However I also have 16 GB RAM. It works out fine for me because I generally tend to use a lot of RAM than CPU. ...
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Adding RAM to a laptop with internal battery

I heard recommendations everywhere that before you insert a second RAM to a laptop, it is best to take out the battery. However, the laptop I own (Dell Inspiron 1528S) has an internal battery. Am I ...
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Why is there the Installed Memory: 4.00 GB & Available Memory ONLY: 536 MB - 2.20 GB

This is a desktop computer, the problem is the difference between the installed memory versus the available memory. I search everywhere, for a fix to this problem. Installed Physical Memory (RAM): ...
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4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM not working

I am using ECS G41T-m16 motherboard which have bus speed of FSB 1333 mhz. I have been using 2gb ddr3 apacer ram 300mhz for last 2 years.Recently, I have bought a 4gb twinmos 1600mhz RAM but it is not ...
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Motherboard issue?

I have a system that will partially start. It gets up to about 1GB of memory, then completely freezes. It detects all the memory I put in, whether it is 8 or 16GB. I have used completely different ...
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Memory card not detected in PC

I have a password protected Sandisk 2gb micro memory card. I have set a password protection for my memory card. Unfortunately I forgot the password which I have set for my memory card. I have ...
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More RAM = increased lifespan of computer?

Does installing additional RAM increase the potential lifetime of a computer? For example, if approximately 100% of a computer's RAM is used on a daily basis, does this have a "wear and tear" effect ...
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...
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swap memory is almost used ,but processes are running fine.Should i be bothered?

free -m on my Linux machine shows that swap memory is almost completely used. However,there is no impact on the system performance. But should i be really bothered? Swap cache also is not used to its ...
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DG31PR intel board with 1GB RAM, can I add 2GB RAM with existing 1 GB? [duplicate]

I have a PC with below mentioned configuration DG31PR intel board Core 2 Duo Processor Transend DD2 667 1 GB JetRam , JM667QLJ-1G, 240P DDR2 DIMM (128M*64) (64Mx8 DDR2 667 5-5-5) [LM] I am ...
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Is there a way to 'clean out' physical memory (RAM) that is tied up on my Centos/Apache webserver?

I am developing something that requires Server-side javascript, and as such am using PhatomJS to run the JS. It uses up about a 1GB of physical memory when all is well, but if I screw up some ...
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What are the benefits / downsides of a high uptime? [closed]

Today I noticed that htop added a bang after the uptime of my server, because my server's uptime is now greater than 100 days. I don't know if this is a warning, or a congratulation : What are the ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite + vmware 6 + centos

Ok, so I'm running a 2014 mac book pro retina 8gb ram, I5. Just upgraded to Yosemite with vmware 6. I've installed centos MINIMAL, here the thing centOS in command line runs DEAD SLOW. I've even ...
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Graphics card vs. motherboard compatibility [closed]

I have an MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard (also an AMD Athlon x4 750k quad core processor, 4GB RAM, and 520W power supply). Is an Asus AMD Radeon R9 270X OC DirectCU II graphics card compatible?
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RAM Usage is insane running a game [closed]

My system is Windows 7 Home Premium, i5-2320 proc, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Z77X-UD5H mobo, I have two HDDs, one is a 1TB and the other a small 288GB (250gb). Also, a new GPU, the R9 285. Recently I’ve ...
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Lots of processes are using excessive memory - suspected memory leak [duplicate]

A lot of processes are using more memory than they should which is causes my PC to use up to 90% of it's memory (8gb) when idling with only basic applications open (internet browser, music player, ...
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ram upgrade in hp compaq 8200 elite microtower 64 bit

following is my existing ram spec, DIMM # 1 SMBus address 0x50 Memory type DDR3 Module format UDIMM Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE000000000000000000) Size 4096 MBytes ...
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Does PCI-Express speed affect the memory bandwith and clock speed of my graphics card?

I need to buy a CUDA compatible graphics card for color grading work, and a lot of questions are popping up. Mainly this: If I put a card that supports PCI-E 3.0 into a 2.0 slot, does that have a ...
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Do 64 bit versions of programs use more ram than their 32 bit versions?

I've seen other questions here asking about the advantages of running 64 bit programs over 32 bit and most answers say there's hardly a difference, unless they have to use an obscenely large amount of ...
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BSOD after Sony Vaio VPCEH11FX RAM upgrade

My Sony Vaio came with 4GB of RAM. I want to upgrade to 8GB. I purchased Komputer Bay 4GBx2 PC3-10600 133MHZ 9-9-9-24. After installing the RAM and turning the machine on, I got the blue screen ...
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PC won't start. Not even to BIOS

I have a PC that’s just over a year old. Today, while playing a game, it suddenly shut down and I smelled a slight smell of something burning; no fire, don't worry~ After this “incident” my PC won’t ...
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Mac RAM with SSD

I have a Macbook Air with 8GB or RAM and an SSD. Recently, I've been doing a lot of high-RAM-use tasks (like image processing) in MATLAB. I noticed that it uses a very large amount of RAM, which in ...
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Windows 8 Automatic Page File Size vs Windows 7

I've noticed that Windows 8 sets smaller page files by default. Windows 7 systems seem to create a page file the size of the RAM (eg 4GB of RAM means that Windows makes a 4GB page file). In Windows 8 ...
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Something is eating my SSD space

I noticed that my 120GB SSD is almost full, but I have only 55GB data on it. I ran Disk Analyzer and listed folders and files have around 55GB of data, and yet it says that I have only 4.4GB free ...
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Windows 7 x64 ram 3,90gb usable of 8gb after system reinstall

So just a while ago I had to reinstall my whole computer, for some reason after reinstall I have now 3,90gb usable ram out of possible 8gb. Cpu-z, bios, etc recognize that 8gb is installed but only ...
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Why pagefaults when no paging file?

I just installed some extra RAM and set my paging file size to 0 for all drives on my Win7 machine. Task manager shows plenty of physical memory as being free, yet some processes are still ...