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

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Computer Lockup

I have a small computer that I am running a video application on (video conferencing-style). At inconsistent times, it will 'lock up' - video will freeze, if I am telneting into it from another ...
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New RAM sticks don't work with old ones

I bought and placed an additional 2GB of RAM in my notebook. I went to the setup screen, and appears there, I added the memory (2GB + 2GB = 4GB). When I continued to boot the notebook, the screen ...
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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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no POST while booting. monitor not displaying anything

The monitor not displaying anything. I don't hear the POST signal as well. ( the beep while booting ) Things that I have tried. Connected MONITOR to laptop ( which I am using currently ), ...
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How can I find out which type of RAM I need for my laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer? I just bought an HP Laptop at Fry's and it has 6 GB of memory. I want to upgrade to 8. The problem is that I don't know ...
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PC Crush-Reboot After Exactly One Hour

My PC has been powering down and rebooting after exactly one hour every time I turn the thing on. It's been happening for about 3 weeks now. The spec of my self-built machine (rough in places sorry) ...
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Is there a difference between two same capacity RAM's from two different companies?

I don't want overclocking on RAM's. Is there a difference in performance between two same capacity DDR3-1600 RAM's from two companies? Is the extra 8-10 dollars worth it?
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Computer Lags/Freezes after a while desktop black screens

This has happened for a while now. If i leave my computer on over night or something I'll start to get memory errors (close programs to prevent information less) and also lags when accessing files ...
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How to select right ram module for MB Asrock Wolfdale 1333-D667

Detailed Here is my system specs. (For motherboard details, click here) I want to upgrade my systems memory. As you see on item specs page, this mainboard supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory. ...
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OS and BIOS do not recognize memory correctly

I'm having problem with my PC. For some reason my OS and BIOS do not recognize the memory correctly, although it used to recognize it. I have 12GB but only 8GB recognized. I have Rampage III ...
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I cannot connect to home server after a few hours

I have an old PC and I decided to revive it. A LAMP (for my own use) and a P2P server (torrent and e2dk). My old PC is an AMD Athlon XP (1400 MHz) with 384 Mb of RAM First of all I installed Ubuntu ...
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Maximum amount of Memory for early 2010 Dell Optiplex 780

After looking up the capabilities of the Intel Q45 chipset (stating both 8 and 16GB) and the March 2010 Optiplex 780 datasheet (stating 16GB but not the necessary configuration for the desktop ...
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Memory compatibility?

I'm in the process of building a PC intended mostly for gaming and I've got a few questions. Currently, I only have the motherboard and CPU: Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 ...
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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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Dual channel the same in CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 or 4 CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9?

I'm trying to decide between buying a 16GB (CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9) kit or 4 individual 4GB modules (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9). For some reason the place I'm getting them from (not newegg) its cheaper to buy the ...
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Increasing memory frequency and timing okay?

I understand that one can reduce memory frequency and timings equally and the RAM should still run fine. However, whilst latency is the same, throughput will be reduced. I also understand that ...
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How to Upgrade Memory From 2Gb To 8Gb? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I enable PAE on Windows 7 (32-bit) to support more than 3.5 GB of RAM? I have a laptop which has 2GB DDR III RAM, 520MX 1GB Graphic, and Intel Core i3-2310M CPU ...
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What is “Virtual Single-Channel”?

As seen below (Figure 1), I have two 512MB sticks in alternate slots (one channel) and a 1GB stick in one of the remaining slots (a different channel). This is on an Asus P4P800. When I boot, it says ...
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Windows 7 64-bit is only using 3 GB out of 4 GB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5GB of my 4GB+ of RAM? 64-bit Windows 7 can only use 3.25GB of RAM instead of 4GB? I'm using Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, and the system ...
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RAM boot issues for a P8P67

I'm in the middle of my first computer build and have hit a brick wall. Having assembles (and re-assembled) all of the components, I'm still getting a POST error (a long beep followed by two short ...
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Using the right Memory speeds

I am building up a new system and the intel mother board I am using specs DDR3 1333 memory, is there a problem with using DDR3 1600?
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Laptop underclocking after trying to add new stick of ram

So, for the past ~15 hours I've been trying to troubleshoot an issue that randomly came up after I installed a new stick of ram into my Sager NP8170 Notebook. The stick of ram that I installed was a ...
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My computer is very slow when swapping between applications

Sometimes my computer is very low. Especially when I have 2 or 3 applications opened at the same time. I noticed when I switch from one application to another, the computer need to read on disk and it ...
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Motherboard LED is lit (constant green) but turns off immediately when I press the power button (No fans, no POST)

I'm not sure where to begin; I've been trying to get the thing working again for a couple of weeks (waiting on shipping is a pain). There are no trustworthy local shops (speaking from experience) so ...
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Eclipse using huge amount of System Memory

I have a sophisticated workspace set up with many eclipse projects in my workspace directory. In total the size of workspace directory is just over a gig, with the .svn directory from subversion a ...
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Dock takes up 4GB of memory in Lion OS

I recently purchased an iMac, and upgraded the memory to 8GB, however, my iMac has been really laggy these days, so today, I checked the memory usage. It turned out that Dock took up 3.9G of memory, ...
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Upgrade RAM on Compaq Presario 5000

I've got a Compaq Presario and it has got only 640 mb of RAM memory. Can I upgrade it to 1 or 2 gb without any problems? (The computer has got a Pentium 4 at 2 ghz and Ubuntu 11.10, but it is a little ...
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If a motherboard support 4GB DDR3 module, does it mean it can support 8GB modules? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What limits a motherboard from supporting more memory? I have noticed, that 8Gb RAM modules finally appeared in the desktop market. Also most of the new motherboards ...
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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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2 quick (1 long) and 3 short beeps

So my "server" PC has finally started acting odd. I won't show anything on my monitor and apparently won't startup enough for me to login remotely. When I turn it on I'm greeted with 2 quick beeps ...
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Why does Resource Monitor in windows 7 show half my memory as “Hardware Reserved”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where did the other .8 GB of RAM go? Why does Windows only show about 3.5GB of my 4GB+ of RAM? Does anyone know why in Windows 7 Resource Monitor shows that I have 8 ...
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SDRAM and DDRAM

Hi while browsing to buy a new computer today I finally found one that I like and fits my budget on Dell's website ( http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-8300/fs ). The only thing I don't like about it is ...
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memory usage by using ps in linux

I am trying to compare memory usage between my program and sample program which is given by using ps in linux mine and sample is written by c++ and I am not sure how to compare how much memory those ...
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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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Install GNU-Classpath without Jack/Gnome/Xinerama and other “bloat”

I need (desperately) to install GNU-Classpath on a console-only VPS to run a small java server. Due to incompatibilities with OpenVZ, I can't get the normal java VM to run. I have the normal VM ...
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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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/dev/sda1, /tmp,/dev/shm

I'm actually putting some files into temporary folder /tmp. And I want to know the capacity of /tmp. I do the 'df -h': Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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RAM speed issue on MacBook Pro

I upgraded the RAM for my old, mid 2009 MacBook Pro. As I couldn't find 1066 MHz RAM, I bought two 4GB DDR 1333 MHz RAM modules. They are recognized by the MacBook, but it didn't work well and the ...
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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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Is it better to have [2x4GB] or [2x4GB + 2x2GB] RAM in iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to have 4x2GB or 2x4GB of RAM? I recently upgraded my iMac (2010) to a 2x4GB RAM configuration and that went well, but I've considering putting the old ...
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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 ...
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Expanding memory on an Aspire T180-OA7Z computer

My computer is displaying the error message "insufficient memory." This is the current spec: AMD SEMPRON 3400 + 80 GB SATA 512 MB DDR11 DVD RW DUAL DOUBLE LAYER I found some 1 GB modules. How ...
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Bluescreen / Crash with 2x RAM but works with 1

I bought this board today: ASRock 880GMH/USB3 R2.0 And 2 DDR3 2GB RAMs (takeMS "TMS2GB364E082-139CM") Power = 300W. The problem is that I get bluescreens (during installation of Windows 7) when I ...
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ASUS P8P67-M - red RAM diode lighted and not passing POST

I received the following parts for a new desktop today: ASUS P8P67-M B3 iP67 ASUS PIC-e Radeon HD6950 2GB (reference model) 2x Corsair 2GB DDR3, PC10666 (1333MHz) (also other parts, but the problem ...
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screen flicker problem (OS independent)

I am facing an annoying screen flicker problem... I did so many tests, still cant find the actual cause of this. All the components are in warranty.. Please help me to find the problematic component!! ...
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Mixing memory modules

We have Fujitsu RX100 S6 server. Originally there was a single 1066 MHz 4GB registered DDR3 module. We've bought 2x 4GB 1333 MHz registered modules. After plugging-in the new modules overall ...
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RAM disappears when 64-bit Kernel and Extensions enabled on OSX 10.6?

Preface: My background is mostly windows environments, so I may be missing something obvious. On my OS X 10.6 machine when I have 64-bit Kernel and Extensions turned off (which I gather is the ...
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How do you set memory priority (not cpu priority) on windows

I need to know how to change "memory priority" of a process. I need a utility that changes the memory priority of the process. Certain ram intensive programs can still make my important programs ...
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Memory expansion and compatibility

I currently have this machine: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 (v1) motherboard INTEL Core i7-920 2.66Ghz 1366 BOX processor GEIL Ultra 6144Mb DDR3 1333Mhz CL6 TRIKIT memory I run Windows 7 Professional on ...
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MacBook Pro 13" freezes (blue vertical lines) after upgrade to 8GB

I just upgraded my MacBook Pro 13" (Late 2009) from 2GB RAM to 8GB. The memory I installed is the Kingston Kit, KTA-MB1066K2/8G. Ever since the upgrade, my MacBook freezes at unpredictable moments ...