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

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Windows memory logged on vs logged off

Let's say I power on my fresh installed Windows 7 x64 machine. After Windows boots up, there are a bunch of services being started in the background that start allocating memory. Then I enter my ...
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Virus that causes memory to buffer up for hard disk tasks?

What could this be? When explorer.exe starts Autoplay and starts scanning files, explorer's memory usage shoots up to 6GB (I have 8GB, 64 bit Windows 7). When I run file recovery software such as ...
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Is it possible to save data currently in RAM to a disk for analysis?

I would like to know if it is possible to copy whatever data is in active memory (RAM) to disk, and if so would it be readable? Example: I open a image in an image preview program. I use RAM-copy ...
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One month old Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook (Windows 8) giving low memory warning, and google chrome crashes

I have no idea about computers, but I know my laptop shouldn't be using 92% of it's memory when all I have open is google chrome and itunes, I have run anti-virus software so there is no virus causing ...
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Checksum Bad error on boot

Recently I inserted a new 2GB ram in my motherboard, and got Checksum Bad error on bootup. Upon reading other forums I assumed my CMOS battery must have been dead. I replace this with a new one and ...
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Install more memory to my PC

I have Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 8 GB RAM (2x4GB). Does anyone know if it's possible to install more 8 GB (2x8GB) to have 16 GB on that laptop? Or where I can see whether it supports 16 GB RAM?
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How much of a difference would it make if I switch out my current Corsair 1600MHz CL11 DDR3 for 2000MHz CL9? Especially for the game PlanetSIde 2

I recently bought two modules of 8G (16G total) Corsair Vengeance Series memory Specs: 1600MHz CL11 DDR3. System Specs: i7 4770K to 4.0GHz ASUS GTX 770 MSI Z87 ZMPOWER MAX During most of the ...
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Is a 41GB partition enough to install Windows 7 x64 bit in Virtual Box?

My MacBook Pro is 4GB of memory and 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 of Processor. I gave it 41GB for Windows partition. Will this be enough or will it slow down the system to install Windows 7 x64 bit? I'm ...
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My computer randomly restarts

I recently bought myself an upgrade package and some other upgrading components for my computer. My specs are now these: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P, Socket-AM3+ CPU: AMD FX-6300 6-Core ...
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Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe, Cold Boot Issue

Alright, so when I turn on the computer, the DRAM LED lights up. The computer might restart once or twice, but not always. After a minute or two, if I restart the machine it will start up just fine. ...
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Crash after adding 8G memory?

I have a laptop, Vaio EB47. I run ArchLinux x86_64, kernel 3.11.1, swap 2G. I added a 8G memory stick(1600Hz) in it yesterday. But when its memory reaches 1G, it crashes. I run memtest86+ to try to ...
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MB not registering new RAM

I have an ASUS P5QC MB and one of my old Cosair DDR2 sticks recently failed on me, so I decided to get new memory sticks. Since my motherboard is capable of accepting both DDR2 (4 slots, 16 GB max) ...
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Finding my motherboard specification

By use of lshw command on Ubuntu 10.04 and Dell Vostro 1015 Core 2 Duo, it reports the following information. How do I find my motherboard specification? I gather that the specifation points out the ...
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DDR2-667 compatability in conjunction with DDR2-800

I have a DDR2-800 RAM in one of the slots of 2. Here it shows DDR-800 only as upgradable in the other slot. Would DDR2-667 work in the other slot? Or will it be incompatible?
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Bootcamp uses half of my Ram

I have a Macbook Pro with 4G Ram DDR3 I installed Windows 7 32 bits on my bootcamp partition. I believe that Bootcamp would use all my hardware and in the DxDiag In the Windows Task manager, ...
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Is it safe to use Sphinx on /dev/shm?

Is /dev/shm only for temp files? I have a lot of memory on my server and I think to use shared memory to store sphinx index files. How safe it is?
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Acer One D270 10.1" Laptop very slow after Win 7 Ultimate upgrade

My laptop Acer One D270 is getting very slow (slow processing) after I upgrade from Win Starter to Win 7 Ultimate via Bios (as the win stater crash). I installed all the drivers Graphic driver is ...
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Using 32bit application in 64bit

I am using windows 32 bit VLC media player in 64 bit pc. It is working fine. but my question is that won't it allocate memory according to 32 bit structure? That means though i have 64 bit PC, i ...
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Memory with incorrect voltage for motherboard

I just bought an Intel DP35DP motherboard. Multiple sites tell me that only 1.8V memory works. I have 2x1GB sticks of 1.9-2.1V RAM, then another 2x1GB of 2.1V RAM. The BIOS does detect all 4GB of ...
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RAM upgrade with PC2-6400 when specs list PC2-5300 for old Toshiba Satellite L20

I used the crucial system scanner to check my old Toshiba Satellite L20 and says that I have a maximum of 2GB, with two slots, using a memory type of DDR2 PC2-5300. I can only find a pair of Kingston ...
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explorer.exe and tskmngr.exe incredibly high memory usage

On start up, both explorer.exe and tskmgr.exe start increasing in mem usage up to 1GO and more with high 100% CPU usage and the computer becomes very slow and un-usable. This started to happen after ...
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Video Card memory interface compatability

[Incoming noob question] [brace for impact] I've been building my own PCs for over 10 years now, but I'm not exactly rich and technology keeps shooting up lightyears ahead of whatever build I have. ...
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Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3 DDR3 support and Grahics Card problems

I found the board specification on: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2741&dl=1#ov but no DDR3 memory is present in the memory support list of the board. I have the following ...
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Many programs do not respond for a while after memory and SSD upgrade

A few months ago I installed an SSD and memory on my notebook. I also started using Windows 8 and started having many programs going into 'Not Responding' state for a while (sometimes up to a minute) ...
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Blue screen error

I have seen lot of questions for this topic. I tried to debug the issue according to available information but no sucess. Let me brief, what I have tried. I tried the machine with brand new Hard ...
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Laptop with i5 used for gaming, but it says I have 0 video RAM

I have a HP laptop, with 8GB RAM, Intel Core i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40 GHz, 2 Core(s), Windows 7. I have this problem where I get constant low FPS in games, to a point where the games become unplayable. I ...
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Laptop DELL Inspiron 14z 5423 - OS freeze issue

I purchased a DELL Laptop model Inspiron 14z 5423 And i'm presenting an issue with the Windows 7 installation it comes with. It keeps freezing, i mean if i Power on the device, it loads just fine, ...
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Interpretation of the bytes stored in the memory of Little Endian machine?

In my program i am storing value 512 in int type. #include <stdio.h> int main() { unsigned int i = 512 ; char *c = (char*)&i; printf("c:%u %d\n",c,*c); printf("c:%u %d\n",c+1,*(c+1)); ...
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Newly installed memory doesn't work - old doesn't either

I've bought new memory for my desktop computer (windows 7 Home Premium, 64) which I tried just to add, which didn't work. With this, the computer did exactly nothing when trying to start up. The ...
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ECC memory on 2nd Gen Intel i3

I'm in the process of collecting components for a NAS build. I've gone with an UNAS NSC-800 case and an Intel Server Board 1200KPR. I have an i3-2130 thats lying around that Id love to use instead of ...
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Why is my computer struggling with Mudbox?

I'm running a early 2011 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, ATI 6750m, with Mudbox 2014. Low level subdivisions are fine but once I start adding more detail, painting, posing, etc its nearly ...
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Can Dual Channel RAMs from different manufacturers cause freezes?

I recently bought a Samsung series 3 laptop and it had two RAM slots with one free and one with ADATA 2GB 1RX8 PC3-12800S-11 DDR3-1600MHz CL11 RAM in it. Since my Ubuntu 13.04 was running slow when ...
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Win 7 w/ 8 GB memory, unable to use more than 4 GB

After much debate, I bought a computer strictly for gaming. It is a Windows 7 64-bit OS and has 8 GB of physical memory, and an AMD FX(tm)-4130 Quad-core processor, and the game itself recommends an ...
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I have a dell inspiron e1705 running windows xp 32 bit sp3. I plan on upgrading to windows 7 64 bit. what upgrades are possible? [duplicate]

I have a dell inspiron e1705 running windows xp 32 bit sp3. I have 2 gb of RAM. I plan on upgrading to windows 7 64 bit. what upgrades are possible? RAM: What the max ram I can have with my current ...
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Gigabyte GA-A55m NO POST

Just put together a new computer with some basic parts from newegg. I am getting no video, and no post at all. Nothing from the speaker. The speaker definitely works as I have pulled the memory and ...
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slow down in SUSE linux enterprise server

I have run a mongodb process that uses most of the RAM (around 10 GB out of the total 11 GB). But immediately after I stop it, there is a huge slow down (even during the process but that is ...
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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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Swap size LIMITED to RAM size

I've created a swap file of 4.3GB. Made it a swap file with mkswap and then mounted it at boot. Now... if I have done a free -m of my system I got: total used free ...
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Unable to shrink memory allocated to Oracle 11g

Recently i have installed Oracle 11g (11.2.0.1.0) on my windows 7 desktop having 1gb RAM, and while installation i have allocated 512 MB RAM to oracle which causes high memory utilization and ...
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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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virtual address space and physical RAM

On Ubuntu, when I look at meminfo, I notice that the virtual address space total is much greater than the physical ram total: /proc $ cat meminfo MemTotal: 6113156 kB ... VmallocTotal: ...
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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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Amazon Cloud as a Server with alot of RAM [closed]

I need a server with very big size of RAM, so around a ~1TB, for a GIS DB, that would be not written to hard disk, because the data is irrelevant after a seconds. So i do not need a lot of disk space, ...
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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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Can I fix memory leaks in browsers? (Win7 64bit IE9 Chrome)

I have a habit of opening websites in their own window, then getting interested in something else in another window while leaving the first window open with the intention of returning to finishing ...
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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 ...