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

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Guess correct stable memory/RAM CAS?

I have several APACER 8GB UNB PC3-12800 CL11 but i could not find any document about correct CAS . Usually the CAS written on piece of paper which attached to RAM . Motherboard bios shows the part ...
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Asus MB memory error after turning on the computer

This is my pc's specs Asus-Z87-PLUS (latest bios and drivers) Core i5 4570 Crucial 8Gig DDR3 @1600 compatible with Intel's 8th series chip WD caviar green 1TB Sapphire ATI 7850 (latest drivers) ...
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Interference of noise when playing audio/video

A sort of noise is getting interfered when I play audio/video in any player. During some instance the audio or video is played very slowly for some seconds(along with noise)and plays normally after ...
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Diagnosing page faults in non-paged areas with good ram?

Here's the rundown: my system boots and operates fine, but I get intermittent blue screens (often referencing page faults) and applications crash at random complaining of memory access violations. ...
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Samsung Windows 8 memory leak, can't find reason

Does anyone know what the cause of this memory leak is? My memory shoots up every few days and I have to continually restart the computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Based on other forum ...
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RAM issue: Laptop fails to boot with two different RAM modules?

My laptop (scan report from crucial website) currently has 4GB memory: 2GB onboard, and a SO-DIMM module, 2GB 1066MHz, inserted in the ONLY slot the laptop offers. Here starts my odyssey: I bought a ...
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What sort of tests does POST run on ram?

This is loosely related to a homework assignment I'm currently doing, for a part of it I am trying to work out what sort of memory tests a standard POST test will run on ram, i.e: the ways it will ...
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How can I tell the exact memory of a process in linux (Ubuntu?

I've found many posts on this website detailing how to find the usage of processes in linux, but most of these return the percent memory/cpu usage per process. I need to know the exact usage per ...
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Why does the same RAM chip benchmark 2x faster on Intel CPUs?

Compare memorybenchmark.net's benchmarks for the "Kingston KHX2133C11D3/4GX 4GB" chip in the read uncached ddr3 intel vs read uncached ddr amd benchmarks. The Intel speed is listed at 14,881 MB/s , ...
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Putting the pagefile on an an alternative drive from system files on Windows 7

I'm trying to move stuff like temp and the pagefile to an old 120GB IDE drive I found lying around, so that that thing can take some of the wear off my nice SSD C:\ drive before IDE goes the way of ...
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innodb buffer pool size and munin

I was looking at the below graph of one of my db server's memory usage and have the following question. Is the mysql innodb buffer pool included in the apps or the cache memory allocation? Right now ...
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My PC restarts randomly

I bought a desktop 1 year ago. I used it and it worked very fine. After 6 months it suddenly shut down without blue screen and was responding to restarts. yet it is not solved but I tried a lot to ...
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Random freezing on ESXi environment across several servers

Over the past couple of weeks we've been experiencing some issues with our ESXi based VDI environment whereby Windows 7 Desktop images randomly freeze throughout the day. This can happen on any VDI ...
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VMware Workstation 10 running slow WinXP Pro SP3 32-bit

Just recently jumped onto the VMware bandwagon. Going to be using it mostly for games, especially old ones that don't run well on my host Win7 Ult.Ed 64-bit. I've setup everything and everything ...
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Macbook All ram being used with no apps open

I recently was teaching this kid to program, and he wanted to teach me some things in screen flow, so he showed me where to get it, and I got part way through the installer, and then I quit it because ...
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Possible to “manually” search a running program's memory?

Would it be possible to manually search through a running/active program's memory (in Windows 7)? Windows just notified me that Firefox "has stopped working" and is asking me to close or debug. I had ...
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regulate browser memory consumption

I play a browser-based game that I would like to be able to keep running 24/7 if possible. The problem is that the more the page is refreshed, and the longer the game kept running, the more memory the ...
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Ram rows and columns

Does an addressable column of ram represent a byte of data or a bit of data? I haven't found a reliable source that answers this question. If it does represent a byte does it always?
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IBM x3650 7979-B1U Memory Configuration

Hi we have IBM x3650 7979-B1U server. We have purchased 3 quantities of the following RAM: (2x 4 GB) PC2-5300 CL5 ECC DDR2 Chipkill FB-DIMM 667 So in total, the server should recognize 24 GiGs of ...
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Windows-Services Memory Leak

I have a problem with a few services that take up more and more ram. I usually let the computer on without restarts and after a while some of the services take very big chunks. The services are split ...
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New ram prevents PC from booting up

I have an AsRock H55M-Pro with a core i3-530, running Windows 7 64-bit. I have 2x2gb of crucial ram running in it at the moment (slots A2, B2). I purchased 2x4gb sticks of Kingston HyperX ram 2400. ...
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Upgrading Ram from 4GB to 8GB in packard bell tm80

I own a Packard bell Tm80 laptop (this website has pulled up this info on recommended ram upgrade option): http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=71500C5AA5CA7304 I have Samsung ram ...
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When doing IDE DMA on x86, can other CPUs access the memory?

I am unfamiliar with hardware. I am studying the IDE disk I/O and DMA on x86. I want to know that when doing a IDE disk I/O with DMA, can other CPUs access the memory (or exactly, the same memory ...
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RAM decision for laptop

These are my two options: Option 1: Number of sticks: 1 Number of RAM on each stick: 4GB MHz on each stick: 799 MHz Option 2: Number of sticks: 2 Number of RAM on each stick: ...
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Limit total RAM usage to certain value in Windows

Windows 8 32 bit OS running on my AMD 64 bit processor with 4GB RAM many a times hangs or restarts probably after certain level of RAM usage. Is there a way to limit RAM usage upto a certain value ? ...
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Can I change my DDR PC 400 to DDR PC 2700?

I just want to ask if I can change my DDR PC 400 to DDR PC 2700? I am having a hard time to find a DDR PC 400 here in our place. So Im thinking of replacing it to DDR PC 2700. Is it okay? Can I use ...
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Why my computer keep crashing? [With some data]

Just bought this PC used from a guy, it has the following config: AMD FX-8120 HD 7850 2GB Core Edition (4x) OCZ Gold Edition 2GB DDR3 1066Mhz Asus M5A78L LE This PC should run games like GTA IV ...
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I must forgo half the RAM, otherwise computer freezes, hardware issue suspected

I have 8GB of RAM. Debian reports seeing 7.8, Windows about the same. A few months ago I installed Debian dual-boot on my Win7 home machine. At the time I thought it'd be a good idea to open up the ...
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Computer Build for VM's: Slow behavior normal? [closed]

I've custom built a computer for work. The main idea (for security reasons mostly) is to use one VM exclusively for work (mainly 3rd party windows applications that work with PostgresSQL) and another ...
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Malware on my Linux? Cant see on top/htop but CPU/Mem Usage is high

Over about the last week or two, I have been seeing something odd with my Linux mint PC. Over a day or 2, at some point, my CPU usage hits and saturates at or near 100 at some point (according to my ...
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Prevent a closed source chosen process from swapping on Windows [duplicate]

When I run VirtualBox If I don't use VirtualBox for some time and then I come back to using it the virtual machine runs very slowly, obliviously all subsequent operation go enough fast. How I can ...
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HP Z-600 Workstation does not use all RAM or cores

I have an HP Z-600 Workstation running on Windows 7 Professional w/ a NVIDIA Quadro 4000 Graphics Card, 48 GB RAM and (2) 6-core processors for a total of 12 cores. When I perform a heavy operation ...
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intel hd graphics 3000, reduce shared memory allocation

I cant find the way to reduce the video shared memory size. Is it possible? I have searched all configurations on the driver. I have also disabled the driver. I have searched the bios with no ...
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Fast splitting of list of files in chunks of the same size (memory)

See title. Assume I have the following list of files and relatives sizes: cat list_of_files.txt: 1243 001.txt 124 002.txt 4132 003.txt 3000 004.txt I want to be able to split into multiple chunks ...
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TrueCrypt mounting 3TB, not enough memory

I've been using Truecrypt 7.1a to mount all kinds of 2TB files before, but now I'm having trouble with a 3TB file. On my laptop it shows an error that says: "Not enough memory to complete this ...
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VMware Work station is very slow and it cause Windows to freeze

I am using VMware Work Station V9 to run Ubuntu (The latest version) and it is very very slow. I have given it 20 GB Disk Space / 4 GB RAM / but it still runs very slow. My current machine has 16 GB ...
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Why my PC won't boot up?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 (OnBoard Graphics) Core: Intel i5 3350P (No Graphics Included) RAM: Kingston KVR13N9S8/4 When I press the power button, the only thing that the PC does is "buzzing" ...
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Windows 8 RAM Increase

I've been using Windows 8 for a while without any problem on my 8gb i5 system, but all of the sudden, the memory being used has been jumping up to around 6gb on idle. In task manager, the program ...
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Sometimes when I check my CPU usage, my 2nd CPU (#1) is stuck going around 90% while the others are around 20% max

i have checked the 'affinity' of all my processes and all of them are set to all CPUs, yet I check my CPU usage and my 2nd CPU (it's called #1 because my first CPU is #0) is jumping around 90% and ...
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Installed 4GB SODIMM PC3-12800 on a laptop with 4GB PC3-10600. New memory not recognised

I installed 4GB SODIMM PC3-12800 on my Samsung laptop which already has 4GB PC3-10600. The new memory isn't being recognised. I swapped the RAM in the sockets and nothing happened. I think the two ...
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Memory limits in excel

What is the memory limit in an excel session (32 bit excel 2010 operating under windows 7)? I have read conflicting reports: some say that there is 2gb available to excel, and others say that there ...
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Should I use an sd card as a paging file and readyboost with vista on latitude e6400 with 2gb ram?

Thanks in advance for your time folks. I bought an older friend of mine a cheap laptop after his died as a bit of charity to a poor friend. He's a giant media fiend movies and music. So I thought I ...
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What to expect from a H81 motherboard

I'm building a budget gaming PC with an Asrock H81 motherboard. I'm about to buy my RAM, but I just saw on the description that H81 is not in the list of the "supported" chipsets. The motherboard is ...
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Will a single piece of a dual channel RAM work fine with a non-dual channel RAM? [duplicate]

I used to have 2x2GB dual channel RAM however the other piece is now broken. Now I'm thinking of buying a normal single-piece 2GB RAM. Will it work just fine with my old single-piece 2GB dual channel ...
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What is the optimal distribution of RAM across available slots given a specific amount?

Given two memory slots, what is the optimal configuration given my 2x1GB, plus either 1x4GB or 2x2GB? (I just bought a used laptop with two slots, currently 2x1GB, max 8GB) Possible upgrade ...
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You have ran out of Application Memory, even after restart

My Mac running maveriks updated recently is getting a Application memory error I have taking a screenshot with the activity monitor running in the background and the error in front
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Sony VAIO VPCF22M1E/B ram Upgrade upper limit? (real limit)

I've got an F series Vaio with the exact model that I depicted in the title field. In its specs, it is implied as 8 GB for maximum memory limit. But a friend of mine with also another f series said me ...
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CPU core overload? Audio randomly glitch for 1-2 seconds

I don't know why I have random glitches while listening to audio lately, it never happened before. My computer is rather good, and memory is enough: 6GB ram / 4 cpu. In order to find the problem, I ...
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Is a Dell XPS 15 L502x with three 24" monitors (1920 x 1200) possible?

I'm at a crossroads and need some PC advice. I'm a web developer so I'll have a few local web and DB servers running, maybe Photoshop and or Illustrator, any number of MS Office programs running, SQL ...
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Shortcut method to find the front side bus and memory bus speed of your computer [duplicate]

I can easily find out the RAM, Processing Speed of my Windows computer by clicking the Properties section of Computer. Is there any shortcut method similar to the above to find the front side bus ...