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

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Hard drive showing incorrect free space after recent RAM upgrade

After recently upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB I noticed that my hard drive went from ~22GB to ~8GB (120GB ssd) even though all of files on the drive only accumulate to 72GB. I have tried numerous ...
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Will decreasing shared graphics memory have any negative effects?

Let's say that 3.5 of 4 GB is usable (500 MB reserved for the graphics chip), and you want more usable RAM. Will decreasing shared graphics memory to the minimum setting in the BIOS have any ...
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Check my video card memory [duplicate]

I have a r9 290x GPU, and i am suspecting that it has started to fail me. All my games have started crashing randomly, freezing my computer, giving me a black screen before it recovers and tells me ...
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“swapfiles” taking 45 GB space on Mac… What's the fix?

My Mac's SSD is filling up and I figured its because of these files. Can I delete them ? What to do here?
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How do I reclaim virtual memory?

I am a complete newbie at VMWare, so forgive me if this question is something that would be considered basic. After you delete a virtual machine, how do you reclaim the virtual memory/ hard disk and ...
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Golden strip of RAM broke

I have a 4 GB Transcend DDR3 RAM which was working fine until now. The gold strips at the bottom of RAM got removed while installing it on motherboard. Is there any solution for this or do I have to ...
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what's the way to explicitly provide memory to shell script?

How can I give a shell script specific amount of memory to run? If I run a java program I can use -Xmx. But what if it is a shell script?
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MacBook Air, Mavericks: 2.9GB of RAM is used at startup

Running: MacBook Air Late 2010, 13 in, 4gb RAM. Only 8gb free on SSD Immediately after booting, I opened activity monitor and this is what I saw: About 2.9GB of RAM already used up, and a list of ...
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will the size of the memory RAM using virtualBox be allocate on my host memory forever?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine with a 4GB RAM but I'm not sure if the space requested will be temporality borrowed by the virtual machine or it will be allocated forever. I would really ...
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New Build PC - blue screens (BSOD) during OS (Win7) install attempts

A recent PSU failure prompted a more wide spread upgrade of my desktop. This is a new build with a couple of older components. New build specs: Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro CPU: Intel i3-4130 ...
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Which is faster: less RAM in dual channel mode, or a greater amount of RAM? [duplicate]

So I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM on my computer: currently I have two RAM chips, one 1 GB and one 4 GB. I'm debating on what's the best way to do the upgrade to get the best performance. Here's ...
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Laptop is slow during bootup. Have reformatted. Still the same

My Laptop is an Acer aspire 4930, it was from my friends. So after i got the laptop, i clean the internals with cloth (not damp) and a vaccum. After that I reseat hard drives, rams and wifi, it became ...
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How to find out what causes Driver locked

My computer is running slow, so I decided to use RAMMap. I've found out that "Driver locked" has allocated about 10 GB of RAM. I've searched the internet, and found out that programs like VMWare, ...
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Handheld Terminal SD Card error: the file may be in read-only memory, on a write-protected disk or used by another application

I have a handheld terminal and I have made the terminal connect to the PC using USB cable. Also, SD Card is also in the handheld terminal slot. Till a few days ago, I was reaching the files in SD ...
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Are RAM modules above DDR3 1600MHz overclocked speeds?

I see a lot of DDR3 memory speeds out there. Are memory speeds above 1600MHz overclocked speeds? I am specifically referring to the DDR3 standard. Or if my motherboard supports the speed I am good ...
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GPU memory performance effects

What performance effects should I expect by downgrading from 3GB to 1.5GB on the same video card (an nvidia GTX 560m if it matters). I have read that the extra memory over 1.5GB is mostly superfluous, ...
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ram errors solved by swapping slots used by ram

I had 4 sticks of ram (2.5GB) working for ~3 days until on reboot POST showed ram error.By elimination I removed the (seemingly?) 0.5GB bad ram.Then after ~10 days I added 0.25GB of ram causing the ...
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Can I use 2400MHz RAM with an Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 processor?

The datasheet for the Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 says it supports a maximum of 32GB DDR3-1333/1600. But isn't the RAM speed dependent on whether the motherboard supports it? I'm thinking of getting this ...
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How to use RAM for OS Storage?

I recently heard from my friend that you can modify the RAM so that it can be used to boot the OS and it would work even faster than SSDs. I don't expect to run Windows on it but maybe some Linux ...
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fastest RAM configuration [closed]

I am planning to buy a workstation for doing heavy image processing parallel computation (for 3-dimensional electron microscopy) under linux. It will have 64 cores (4 AMD opterons of 16 cores each). ...
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Load CentOS in RAM memory

I know there are many distros out there that boot linux into RAM memory, one such is Puppy Linux. However, I have CentOS 6 and I don't want to download puppy Linux or any other distros. My goal is to ...
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Upgrading ram causes deadly fault?

First of all sorry about my English, I'm not native. Here's my thing: I got 1 Asus laptop about 1 year ago. It has 2gb of ram and therefore it's kind of slow. So 2 months ago I decided to upgrade my ...
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Memory used greatly exceeds memory being used by running programs

My running processes: Any idea what might be using up the other bit of RAM? Clearly you can see by adding up the memory used by the processes it exceeds the apparent 5124MB being used.
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My System speed seems slower than the components would predict

I run an Intel 4770k CPU overclocked to 4.6 GHz, 32 GB G-Skills DDR RAM, primary boot drive Samsung 840 SSD, 10 TB auxiliary drives, 3 GB Radeon video, 1000 W PSU, Zalman GS 1200 case with Windows 8 ...
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What is the relationship between /3GB boot flag, PAE kernel, LargeAddressAware PE flag and 36Bit Memory addressing in Windows 32bit?

After I read that Windows 2003 Enterprise 32bit support more than 4GB, I realize that the rest editions are being crippled even when using PAE kernel (ntkrnlpa.exe / ntkrpamp.exe). So could someone ...
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BIOS mem test hangs up with new DIMM installed

I've got MSI H55M-E33 motherboard with 2x2GB DIMM DDR3 Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G modules which work fine for years in 1333 Dual channel mode. In accordance with the user manual, the motherboard supports ...
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memory usage at 100%, more than 10gb

I currently have some problems with my PC (Win7 x64). Every so often, my PC totaly freezes for some seconds / minutes and then sloly comes back to life. I've noticed the RAM usage could be the ...
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How to capture a memory dump of a frozen machine?

My Ubuntu PC froze, and I have important unsaved work open. Is there any way to capture RAM contents? Maybe by using another machine, or by cutting power and instantly restarting but not letting the ...
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Increasing Java Heap Space causes IE 8 to freeze

I am running a large applet that performs better if the Java heap space is increased to 300m. I adjusted the heap space in the java control panel utility as I usually do and restart IE 8. This ...
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2400 MHz RAM running at 1200MHz? [duplicate]

I recently built my own gaming/ daily use rig check it out here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/arvan08/saved/YjNxFT You can see that the Kingston 2400 MHz is fully compatible with the ASUS Z97-K ...
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Low Memory Performance

I am currently benchmarking some of my code to see where the bottleneck is. My memory is DDR3 1066MHz DualChannel Mode This should result in 17GB/s peak memory performance. With my code I am ...
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why is my sort slower with more ram?

System specs below. I recently purchased 2X4 RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 I already had 2X2 in there for a total of 12GB: Corsair ...
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More than 3.4 GB in windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 in 32 bit mode and apparently it doesn't know how to use more than 3.4 GB of RAM, but I have 8. I read about the PAE thing, and it is enabled on my system but it still limited to 3.4 ...
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How do I know my video card is good enough for running bluestacks

I run bluestacks and I keep seeing initializing. Some says that bluestacks require high end video card. My video card is: NVIDIA GeForce 210 according to belarc advisor. Should I buy better video ...
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Excel consuming absurd amount of memmory

I have a excel file consuming a huge amount of memmory, something ~500mb. The file contains only one sheet, no images or scripts and its size is only 719kb. I have checked all suggested solutions ...
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Physical memory used space by process in taskmagare

I sum the value of used space memory by each process (all of them) that is showing in TaskManager and I understand that the sum of them is not really 68% of my memory card that is shown in the below! ...
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“Not responding” error while CPU and Memory are free

Sometimes, while CPU and Physical memory are free, some program's status change to Not responding! Why?! For example as you see below, 80% of CPU and 25% of RAM are free! but VMware went to Not ...
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Where Is My Memory Wasted?

I have 8 GB Random Access Memory. And have no idea where the major (6 GB) part of it is disappeared (or usually disappears). Total sum of all the MBs listed in the Task Manager (I know not all of the ...
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A very clever virus?

This happened after I'd deleted all my system restore points to save disk space on my 60GB SSD, and run a MBAM scan the day before. Yesterday I downloaded a video file that would not play, though it ...
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Creating a RAM disk out of an existing folder on a hard drive

I know there's a lot of software that will allow you to create a RAM disk, but I have a specific situation. I'd like to put my installation of League of Legends onto a RAM disk. The issue is that ...
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Computer slow when there is over 8GB RAM

My motherboard is a Sapphire pure black X58, with 6 ram slots ( tri-channel ) and 3x 2GB G.Skill PC12800 PI series on them, and when I received for free 6x 2BG G.skill PC12800 NQ series I wanted to ...
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Why formatted flash memory has used space

I format my flash memory and select its file system format as FAT32 : And then take a look at the flash memory drive properties : As you see above, there is a 16KB used space. I change ...
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Does using more memory slots equal better bandwidth?

I am thinking of buying a Mac Pro, and I am wondering about the various memory configurations. It can be had with 3x4GB, 4x4GB, 4x8GB or 4x16GB. 3x4GB seems like a weird configuration. I thought DDR ...
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Mac pro 2,1 boots up but won't restart?

I am very confused with this problem. So I just recently purchased a 8 core 3.0ghz Mac Pro 2,1 and I upgraded the memory with 16gbs of hynix ram, and everything worked great the computer was reading ...
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Use more than 2Gb RAM in Dell Optiplex 320

A while ago I purchased 2*2GB Sticks of RAM for my Dell Optiplex 320. When I inserted them i was greeted with a series of beeps, and a system that would not boot. I checked each stick, and ...
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Incompatible RAM with a laptop

Recently, I bought a RAM (Vengeance CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9) for my laptop (eMachines E732G). Yesterday I installed the RAM on my laptop. There was a problem. I could not install any operating system ...
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The more I use my computer the less it lasts?

I would like to know your opition about the relation between the following 2 variables and 2 outcome measures. The variables are: Time a computer/laptop is on, carrying normal tasks/processes (word ...
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Why doesn't windows properly report the RAM being used by VirtualBox?

So, out of curiosity I decided to take a look at my RAM usage with my windows 7 VM (3 GB RAM allocated) running. I was... surprised to see the results, and I'm wondering why these results are the way ...
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Upgrading RAM. Speed compatibility

I have an older machine. I'm planning to upgrade its RAM memory (DDR2-Synch DRAM PC3200). I mostly find memory speeds of 533, 667 and 800 mhz. Does it have a significant impact if I install cards with ...
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Screen goes blank, after logging into Windows, or pc stops with long-short-short-short beep code

I have a ~5 year old computer, it runs Win7 64bit version. It had 4GB of dual RAM, (2x2GB stick), with an ASUS P5P43TD motherboard. Around a 1,5 months ago, my computer didn't start, it gave a ...