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

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Is it possible to limit the memory a process uses from command line?

Is it possible to limit the amount of memory a process consumes from the command line and eventually automatically kill the process if it tries to overpass this limit? Something like MaxRam -4GB ...
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My work is slowing down other users on the same machine

I am working on a university computer. I am trying to run a job which is apparently slowing other users down. I ran 'top' to see what was going on. I was running near 100% of the CPU, but I think ...
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Proc filesystem: Diskstats

Heey i was looking through /proc/diskstats And noticed something "odd" in my eyes. As you guys can see i have a lot of ram devices. Could someone explain why there are so many of them? According to ...
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99.5% RAM Utilization but system commit is only 14%

I think there is Memory leak happening on my Windows 2008 R2 Server Virtual Machine hosted on Hyper-V core install with Static RAM of 16GB RAM utilization is 99.5% and also commit bytes is showing ...
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Swapping to increase cache?

I am using a server with 128 GB RAM. While running some job I see frequent swap usage. The out put from top top - 05:14:51 up 16:52, 2 users, load average: 3.99, 5.16, 5.37 Tasks: 760 total, 1 ...
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Interpreting results of windows memory diagnostics

I've been having some troubles with my computer lately, and tonight ran the windows memory diagnostic. I ran the extended test. It completed not showing any errors during the run, however I don't ...
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Can I install a PCI-E 2.0 x 4 SSD into my motherboard that has a PCI-E 2.0 x16 Slot?

I have an Asus P6X58D-E mainboard from a few years ago that has treated me well over the years and it has an octacore i7 extreme chip in it which I'd like to continue using. I was thinking I'd like ...
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Is it possible to create a swap file for a Linux guest VM managed by Vagrant?

In my Vagrantfile I have the following provider defined: Excerpt from Vagrantfile: config.vm.provider :virtualbox do |vb| vb.gui = false vb.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--memory", "4096"] end ...
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How to change RAM speed to 1600 MHz onThinkStation S30?

Motherboard supports up to 1600 Mhz speed and my RAM stick is PC3-12800R-11-11-12. Bios is up-to-date but the section about RAM speed is set to 1000 MHz and is greyed out. Call their support and ...
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Higher ram frequency and timings slowing my games?

The RAM I have is Gskill Ripjaws X it goes up to 2133MHz at 1.6v and is XMP compatible. Before yesterday my RAM was running at the slowest speed and at 1.5 volts and when I played Smite, Black Ops 3 ...
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I have a motherboard that can use up to 16 gig memory

I have four 4 gig memory cards that the motherboard can use but only two slots. can I get adapters that will allow me to plug two four gig memory cards into each slot on the motherboard. I know that ...
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Reaver makes Kali freeze

I'm running Kali 2 and whenever I run the reaver command Reaver -I wlan0mon -b xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx -vv I come back in an a few hours to see that all net activities have frozen. The terminal doesn't ...
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Log memset of an EXE

I have an EXE that, as soon as it runs, overwrites some part of its memory with something else using memset. It does other things as well, but as far as I am aware it only uses the memset function ...
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BIOS reports usable memory 8MB less than installed

I have 7168MB total of DDR3 RAM, in one stick of 1024MB and three of 2048MB. It seems that regardless of my memory configuration (I tried different sticks on their own), BIOS always states that there ...
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System is using too much memory do you want windows to close the program? Message keeps popping up

Hi I have a Acer Aspire desk top 1 terra hard drive and 4gig ram and Windows 7. If I am running iTunes or WMP and I am on the internet the message pops up; system using too much memory do you want ...
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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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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 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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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 and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Windows 10 computer using 97-99% of memory, most of which is nonpaged pool, how to fix?

I'm not really 100% sure how long its been going on but today I was checking task manager and realized it said that almost 100% of my memory was being used. It says that 14.4G/16G is being used from ...
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Computer doesn't activate monitors after RAM change

Here are my computer specs: i7 skylake 6700k Asus maximum ranger VIII 32GB DDR4 (hyperX 2666MHz) geForce 980Ti double 250 SSD drives. My memory was bad so I replaced the old set of DIMMs with new ...
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Random Locking with Crosshair V Formula-Z and FX 9590

I've been fighting this freezing issue with my pc for two weeks and I still have nothing. Due to a failed overclock attempt (puff of smoke) I had to rebuild my PC. I initially replaced the ...
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Editing RAM in real time

Is it possible to edit ram in real time with hexdump or any other program? How? I read here http://linuxpoison.blogspot.pt/2011/04/how-to-read-content-from-ram-random.html that I can see the ...
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Extremely high nonpaged pool memory in Task Manager is far greater than poolmon.exe's values

My RAM used on bootup is exorbitantly high...to the point where I'm almost using all 8 GB as soon as I sign on to Windows 10. I'm monitoring my memory usage with poolmon.exe (comes with the Windows ...
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Upgrading gcc, ghostcript and aliases

My problem has multiple faces and I will really appreciate if anyone can help me sort it out. The origin of the problem can be traced here: High memory usage of eps file So, I thought I better ...
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How to manually change a value in the memory?

Got a new Laptop with Windows 10 Home Premium on it. A program that used to run on windows 7 and runs on Windows 10 Pro is saying "Could not run simulatr. Please make sure $S_BIN is set." I tried all ...
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Windows 10 is ignoring my pagefile settings

Is there a way to make Windows follow my pagefile settings? I really don't want the pagefile on D; I'd rather have it disabled if there's no way to force it to be on C instead.
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Downclock DDR3 1600mhz to 1333mhz GA-P55-USB3

I'm determined to pursue this to it's end before I decide to return the hardware. System Specs: CPU: i5 650 Motherboard: GA-P55-USB3 2x 4GiB DDR3 1600MHz (formerly 2x 2GiB DDR3 1333MHz) The ...
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Memory heirarchies and kernel boot options

I'm booting a Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS server on a Core-i5 T5200U machine with kernel boot options agp=off ipv6.disable=1 intremap=no_x2apic_optout biosdevname=0 audit=0. When I inspect dmesg, I see the ...
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What am I missing with these RAM chips?

I have 2 RAM chips - one that works, and I thought I understood what i'd need to match it, but the new one I've bought does not work -- what am I missing?? So I have a Acer Revo 3700 (currently seem ...
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What does atop 'cache' output really mean?

The atop man page says: An occupation percentage of 90% is considered 'critical'. Notice that this occupation percentage is the accumulated memory consumption of the kernel (including slab) ...
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Memory not being properly detected

I purchased a Crucial 4GBx2 kit and recently installed the two sticks. One stick was detected, while the other was not. I tried reseating and moving the stick, however, the stick was still not ...
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PrimoCache - How to use my ram to cache “frequent read data” for ssd

How to use RAM to cache frequently read data for SSD (instead of using the SSD to cache like the HDD does)? Example : Everyday I turn on computer and open Firefox, bla bla. This is my "frequent ...
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Is there a way to Tweak Windows 10 memory management (compression store)?

Is there a way to Tweak Windows 10 memory management (compression store) ? if YES how can i do it (i am willing to try registry or .DLL hack) Details on how windows 10 memory management works
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R memory leak issue loading large dataset

I all, I have an issue with memory usage in R. I do not really undertand how R manage the memory. As long as the datasets were small it was not a problem but with a 1 GB file loaded in the RAM a leak ...
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New Ram works with Win7 32bit and gives BSOD with Win764bit during Splash Screen

I have a strange issue with my system. I have RV509-A0GIN laptop. Initialy it came with 2GB ram so i upgraded it by buying 4+4GB Rams. I tried to reinstall windows 7 32bit from USB but it start to ...
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How to share RAM memory with Graphic Memory

My specs :- 1) Dell inspiron 15 3542 2) Video/Graphic memory is not dedicated 3) 4 GB RAM 4) Windows 8 Pro. I want to share my RAM memory with video/graphic memory.. Mean, I want to use 3 GB of ...
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G-Skill F4-2133C15D-32GRS - Is it true DDR4?

I bought the following memory kit on newegg for my Dell Precision 5510 with Xeon. 1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 32GB (2 x 16G) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Laptop Memory Model ...
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Diagnosing Dead MoBo/Other PC Component

basically I have this HP G60-445DX Notebook that is showing some odd signs. These signs are atypical to what I've normally seen in fried mobos. In short, no graphics, no POST beeps, HDD light ...
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PC Doesnt boot past the screen with the flikkering underscore

First of all, i've been searching to find possible solutions on the internet, i tried quite a bunch of them nothing really worked. So where did the problem start? A few days ago i found out my RAM ...
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Curious about RAM upgrade on HP p6520y

I have an HP p6520y desktop I was putting new ram into. The specs for this board can be found here http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02179806. The board is an H-RS880-uATX (Aloe) with an AMD ...
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Optiplex 380 - Memory module 1Rx16 not compatible with 1Rx8 type?

Tried to do memory upgrade a Dell Optiplex 380 which had a single 2 GB memory module (1Rx8 PC3-10600U-9-11-A1 from hynix). 1Rx8 should mean it's single rank with 8-bit wide data bus for each DRAM ...
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Which RAM slot is being used when I run a program in Windows?

Suppose that I have two ram slots and 1GB at each. I wonder what is the priority order for RAM slots in Windows. When I run a program, does Windows full a RAM slot and then use the second one or use ...
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Linux laptop freezes sometimes

I have a fanless laptop (Acer TM B115M — Intel Pentium N3520 Quad-core 2.17 GHz, 4 GB RAM), and under Gnome and KDE, it sometime freezes. I tried a number of distros and it still freezes. It doesn't ...