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

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Asus P8Z77-V LX RAM Annoying RAM

I'm trying to setup my 2x Corsair 8gb RAM (16gb) on that mobo but for some annoying reason the dual channel aint working. Here's what i did so far (All the following tests WERE DONE in a wood plate ...
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“Safari Web Content” process uses loads of memory even with a single tab open

When looking at OS X Activity Monitor under the "Real Mem" column, I frequently find a process called "Safari Web Content" using 1gig+ of memory. I understand that this happens when I open a lot of ...
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Clock speed in Gbps?

I was looking at a graphics card selling website and I stumbled upon "Memory clock: 6.0 Gbps". Is this correct? I mean: shouldn't memory clock be expressed as Ghz? What does it mean expressing it ...
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Memory managemnt Linux 3.0+

using Ubuntu 12.04 with 2 Gb DDR3 ram with 3.2.0-39-generic free -k total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2012040 1875968 136072 0 ...
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Grub out of memory when booting xnu

Hello there power users! I am trying to boot Darwin OS, after downloading the iso and extracting it on a partition. I found this on the PureDarwin wiki: insmod vbe insmod gfxterm search --set ...
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Windows server 2008 only uses half my RAM

I have just bought the HP ProLiant G7 N54L 2.2GHz MicroServer, I have upgraded the RAM to 8gb (2x4GB), ...
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Some Memory Slots Not Working on MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard

Short version of question: Does anyone have an MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 motherboard, who can confirm that all four memory slots work? Long version: Several months ago I bought an MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 ...
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VMWare Workstation Linux Host performance tuning

I need to improve my linux hosted vmware workstation for using multiple virtual machines at the same time. I feel very stupid I lost a great blog post link which I found last month (and I'm not able ...
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Turns on but no boot OR post

Today I decided to upgrade my wife's computer for her: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AMD FX-8350 4.0Ghz 8 core CPU 16GB Corsair DDR3 1066 I get all the parts in, hit the switch and get all the bells ...
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VirtualBox on OSX: host unbearably slow

Even though my mac is quite new and well equipped, using virtualbox slows it down to a crawl. Here's an example: With Virtualbox open, running a Windows XP guest: ➜ uptime 9:19 up 2 days, 17:28, ...
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Getting Page Faults and Cache Hits / Misses on Windows (via Java)

I am looking for a counter for Page Faults (major and minor) and Cache Hits and Misses (for every running process) on the windows (8/7/server/legacy) platform. In Linux, there's /proc/vmstat where i ...
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Xbox music using lots of memory

I am an xbox music pass subscriber, and whenever I play music for extended periods of time using the xbox music app in windows 8 it slowly starts eating up memory. I have 8 Gb of RAM but when I am ...
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X58 compatability questions: Xeon and RAM

I know "hardware compatibility" questions are typically closed as too localized, but hopefully there is some more general merit to these questions. If not, feel free to direct me elsewhere. ...
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Interpreting memtest - 0 passes

Since I encountered many bluescreen in the last time, I finally got to run the memtest86. I've already read this topic on how to interpret a memtest result, unfortunately it hasnt brought me any ...
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Chrome crashes again and again when i use to load 25k tweets in browser

my issue is when i scroll down, some 20k tweets in a twitter account my chrome gets crashes again and again, but i need to scroll to the end and also the twitter account has 50k tweets. please help me ...
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Process memory usage: what is this?

When they say process memory usage, what does this actually mean, i.e. what does this memory consist of? There are different kinds of memory, such as Shared Memory, Memory-mapped file, virtual memory ...
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CentOS 6.4 on Hyper-V memory exhausting issue

I am having an issue where the RAM on the virtualised machine is becoming exhausted after periods of time, the machine itself has 4GB RAM assigned to it and it always seems to be reporting around 15% ...
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svchost.exe is consuming 1.6GB of memory

I noticed that svhost.exe was consuming 1.6GB of memory. Here are the services that were associated with this instance: This PC is currently running a VM and also streams content in the house using ...
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Top command cache vs free memory

When I am running top command (on embedded system with 64 MB RAM) I am getting below description on total memory usage: "Mem: 43468K used, 968K free, 0K shrd, 1280K buff, 21896K cached" It looks ...
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How to view how much RAM NTFS file cache is using? Any way to see what files are cached?

In effort to figure out why there's a general system performance degradation (Windows OS desktop/application lag) in the below issue (which may be memory-related), I would like for a way to see ...
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How do I force a process to stay on even after logging out or move process out of user-space memory?

I am quite often uploading various big files to various websites with my web browser on a slow connection and not every website support resuming of the upload. Now my lsass.exe process consumes ...
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How to activate the inactive RAM in a server?

In a Dell Precision server, there are 8GB RAM. The OS is Windows XP 64-bit. Originally, everything is working fine. Both BIOS and Windows are able to detect 8GB RAM. One day when I power up the ...
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Web Application Lags in windows embedded POS Ready

I've got a simple web application still on Development for touch POS devices which run on windows embedded POS Ready versions. The device has a Video Memory of 384MB. I developed the UI using HTML5 + ...
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Tiger (OS X 10.4.11) but soon Snow Leopard

If my MAC uses 2 512Kb 667Mhz DDR2 5300 SDRAM memory sticks, and the machine accept 3GB max, could I replace 'em with two 2GB 800Mhz DDR2 6400 SDRAM ? Thanks for your answer.
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Linux recognize only partial memory

I tried different linux distributions (Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome Remix, Fedora 18, Bridge Linux) on my new laptop but all of them have a problem with memory. My laptop has 4 GB memory but Ubuntu recognises ...
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DMIDecode showing higher maximum RAM value than OEM

I am upgrading my laptop, and after consulting the user manual, it states the maximum ram capacity is 2GB, but according to $ dmidecode -t 16, the maximum I can get is 4GB, so, can I trust dmidecode ...
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Utility or function to get state of a page (in RAM, swapped out, not loaded)

I need a utility (or if this doesn't exist, a Windows function) to query the state of pages in a running application. Utilities like VMMap already give quite some information, but what I am missing ...
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show windows kernel memory

Is there a command-line tool that shows the Kernel Memory (and will let me redirect the output)? (Win2K and XP, at least) The task manager shows it on the main page (Total, Paged and Nonpaged), but ...
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Unreadable Ram Slot

I have a Biostar TA75MH2 and I've been having some weird issues. I insert two G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series. 4GB each but the motherboard can only read one. Bios says that the one on the first slot works ...
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How to recover a bootloader after installing ram?

After a wonderful fiasco trying to figure out what caused the bluescreens in my PC, it turned out that it was a bad stick of ram. I figured I'll just get two brand new 4 GB kits - all together 8 GB, ...
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Windows 7 “maximum memory” boot option oddity and performance impact

Situation: I have a DELL Precision M4500 laptop with Win7 Pro 64bit. Yesterday I upgraded from 8GB RAM to 16GB RAM (2 slots) [As an aside, upgrading was a bit of a gamble because there is a lot of ...
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Can I use 8GB of 1600mhz RAM on my 2010 model unibody macbook pro?

The processor is a 2.26Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, and it currently has 2GB of 1067MHz DDR3 installed. When I install the two 4GB sticks, it begins beeping and will not boot. I learned that the RAM will ...
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Experiencing memory errors while launching games, failing memtest

I've been getting errors in Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Bioshock. CS:GO will sometimes fail when loading a map and the error contains "0xc0000005" For Bioshock this also will happen when ...
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Sidebar hogs memory

My computer recently was running slow so I viewed applications in Task Manager and found Sidebar using much more than anything else, about 350,000 K. I turned it off, then reloaded it and it is now ...
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Testing memory on NVidia 660 graphics card

Is there a tool for testing the memory on my GTX 660 VGA? I am looking for something like the memory test tools for my "normal" RAM where I can run several test patterns (quick test, comprehensive ...
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Why all of the sudden is my Processor and Memory Subscore (Windows Rating) abnormally low?

2 days ago I opened my van door to get out my computer tower, and it fell to the ground. When I opened it everything looked ok but theres a problem. when I login windows, my windows rating subscore ...
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Can't Install More RAM

I have four RAM slots on my motherboard. I'm currently using two. For some reason, when I plug in a third (and fourth), I can only use the new RAM, and not all of it combined. It's a "dual channel" ...
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Windows 7 real ram usage

Since a week I have a strange issue with my Windows 7 laptop. I'm almost always at 95% RAM charge, even if I have only chrome opened. If I look in task monitor or resource monitor I didn't see any ...
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mstsc process takes more than 2 GB of RAM on a the remote machine

From time to time on a remote server (64-bit) I find that it's RAM (4GB) being filled up. When I check the processes list in the task manager I find the mstsc taking very low amount of RAM but If I ...
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High RAM after USB port shortcircuit

My Computer was displaying "USB Device Over Current Status" at startup and wouldn't boot. I believed the issue was related to a damaged USB port on the case - potentially shortcircuiting?. I ...
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memory usage of virtual machine more than setting

host:win7 8GRAM guest:win7 1GRAM I tried both on VirtualBox and vmware when guest stop, the free memory of host is 4G~6G when guest running but "nothing" is working in guest, the free memory ...
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Which RAM configuration for a desktop upgrade?

I am trying to increase the RAM of my home computer, but I am unsure as to how much each aspect of RAM should be weighted (as to which is more important). My motherboard has 6 slots, so I believe it ...
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Why does DDR3 1866 RAM crash UEFI BIOS & DDR3 1333 Does not?

I have an ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard, with an AMD FX8150 processor, and Crossfired (2) Sapphire 6870 1 GB GDDR5 PCI E 2.1 x16 Video Cards. The memory is PNY DDR3 1866 (4) 4 GB sticks for a ...
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Motherboard Issue - 3 Beep Bios (memory error) despite new RAM

I have an Intel dG43RK motherboard, bought new and sealed, and have tried two different brands and speeds of RAM with a 3-beep BIOS indicating a memory error, which also occurs without RAM installed ...
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Running out of memory, fork can't allocate memory

We are getting out of memory frequently, as well fork cannot allocate memory. I did some investigation. It seems that scripts are not case as I thought before this. I will share information which I ...
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Hidden movies inside camera

I have Sony Steadyshot dsc-w550 camera. The problem is I can see all recorded videos INSIDE camera only. When accessing via USB cable, I see only photos. Tried to show hidden files. No success! ...
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Trouble powering on PC with new memory

I just bought 8GB RAM for my PC and it works fine, except that sometimes the video card won't boot up when I turn my PC on, or I get a CPU temperature warning. I also don't get the bleep after BIOS. ...
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How to get to BIOS with new faster memory

I built my machine in 2008, it has: mobo: MSI P45 Diamond CPU: Intel Q9450 RAM: 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1333 and various and sundry additional parts that I don't think have anything to do with my ...
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physical memory - task manager

I have 4GB RAM 1333 (2x2), I added more 8GB 1333 (2x4), total 12GB. I can see on the properties panel 12GB RAM and everything works fine, The problem is on my task manager I have total physical ...
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Firefox Consumes A Lot Of RAM After Security Update

All was okay before 3.6.18 but after security update it started eating a lot of RAM and spiking frequent high CPU usage. Here are screenshots: Currently have running Internet Explorer 8.0, Chrome ...