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

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Fedora 9 (64bit) won't recognize 8G of RAM

This is really a question about whether or not it is absolutely necessary for me to upgrade my Fedora. I just upgraded my computer with a couple more sticks of RAM and have it up to 8G now. I duel ...
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Does the Dell Inspiron 1501 handle more than 4 Gb of RAM?

After the following comment on my last question, I'm thinking about upgrading my RAM: I got a 160 GB Scorpio Blue a couple months ago for my 1501. It's nice. That + 2 GB Crucial RAM have ...
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What's the maximum RAM a single slot can take in my Sony Vaio?

I have a Sony VAIO laptop (VGN-SZ1HP/B) that unfortunately has only one memory slot working (see my previous problem here), and it's very annoying as I'm limited to 1GB of RAM. According to Crucial, ...
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OS State persistence on power loss?

Is there a way to use persistent memory instead of the volatile ram so that the state is resumed on a power loss without resorting to a UPS? Alternatively, can RAM be battery backed so that you don't ...
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Long Term Storage of a Notebook HardDrive and RAM

I had an old laptop which failed; I've removed the hard drive and RAM and disposed of the laptop (it was kind of old, anyway). While I realize the RAM may only be "useful" for a period of time, the ...
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Max Usable Memory - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Specs beforehand (Upgraded HP m8530f): AMD Phenom X4 9550 @ 2.20 GHz / HIS 256MB Radeon HD4350 GDDR2 PCI-E / 6.0 GB PC2-6400 DDR2 RAM / 750GB SATA Seagate Barracuda HDD / ASUS M2N78-LA / CoolerMaster ...
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What's the REAL memory requirements of OSX 10.6?

I'm running a 3 year old Mac Mini with 2G and Snow Leopard. I'm currently finding that after a couple of days, the machine grinds to a halt with thrashing to VM. I'm running a lot of programs, but I ...
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Laptop won't boot with both memory slots used

I'm currently trying to upgrade my old Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1HP/B to 2GB of RAM. It already had 1GB of Crucial RAM in one of its slots, and one empty. I checked on Crucial.com and it confirms that each ...
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Determining the maximum RAM I can upgrade my PC to and what type

Im having a little trouble determining what memory to buy and what the maximum I can upgrade to. I currently have 2GB and wish to upgrade to 3 or 4GB. I know with 32bit Vista I will only achieve max ...
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Task Manager: VM Size smaller than Mem usage?

The windows XP tasks manager can show two different columns regarding the memory usage of the processes. One is called Mem Usage and the other is VM Size (not on by default, you need to activate it) ...
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how to increase RAM allocation for Maya in Mac OSX

Having a bitmap displayed as a blueprint and doing poly modeling gets slow in Maya 2010. Any options to feed it more RAM? Any performance tips?
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Allocating More Than 4 GB Of Memory

I am facing an issue with memory allocation. I have: Host OS: Microsoft Windows XP - Professional x64 Edition - Version 2003 - Service Pack 2. Host Physical Memory: 8 GB Guest OS: Red Hat ...
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System says memory controller not available and doesn't boot?

Recently I have had a MainBoard-problem. I've send my mainboard to service and today I got it back from the company. It is a Foxconn 520a mainboard. Now I have installed my exchanged mainboard. But ...
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Asus P4B SDRAM Upgrade

I have to fix a PC for a friend - and - bought RAM because 256 MB SDRAM PC133 is not enough for WinXP. I bought 2x 512 MB SDRAM PC133. If I insert one stick, it doesn't matter which one, the PC won't ...
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Will there be any problems when I mix these memory modules? [closed]

2gb + 2gb DDR2 PC2-6400 CL5 Micron RAM sticks with a 2gb DDR2 PC2-6400 CL5 Apacer stick?
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Why is my Asus P5PL2-E using 640MB of RAM (out of 4GB)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows XP and RAM 3.5GB+ I've recently installed 4GB of RAM on my server, which is running Windows XP SP2 32-bit and My Computer showed that only 3.37GB were installed. ...
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Corsair dominator ram overheating?

I am having overheating issues with my PC, this obviously occurs when it is under load (such as playing games). The GPU and CPU heat up to about 87 degrees celcius. However I have 4gb of Corsair ...
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Windows 7 100% Memory Usage (without any process listed as using that much memory)

When I plug my external USB 2TB hard drive into my windows 7 box, my RAM usage climbs up to all 4 Gigs (but in task manager it shows that all process are small) and the hard drive is churning like ...
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How to select a processor/memory combination for overclocking?

I am looking to rebuild an older system of mine which is past it's prime. I intend to keep many of the existing components (hard drives, GPU, case, fans, etc) but I do intend to replace the ...
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Do I need to have 3 RAM chips on a Supermicro C7X58 MB

i have a servergrade MB and wonder if i MUST have 3 memory chips to get it to work? i only got one stick with 4 Gb DDR3 Ram. The MB is a Supermicro C7X58 Cpu: intel core i7-950 i tried to put in ...
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Random software/shutdown problems Mac mini

I have a Mac mini using OS X 10.5.8. Recently I've been having problems that are becoming increasingly severe. Particular symptoms: Firefox "quits" but the dot on the dock remains. If I try ...
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Photoshop performance gain - ram/disk

What performance gain would i expect to see when going from a 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM (2+2), 250GB 5400RPM system to a 2.4GHz, 6GB Ram (4+2), 128GB Falcon SSD (230/190mb/s)? (Ram is 1066Mhz) In particular im ...
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Should RAM in a core 2 duo system be upgraded in pairs?

I know when computers have two physical processors, you are supposed to upgrade the RAM in pairs. Is this the case with 2 cored processors as well such as the intel core 2 duo?
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What comprises the 'free Physical memory' in task manager?

Task manager reports 85% physical memory (on a 48 Gigabyte machine, Windows Server 2008 64 bit). The sum of the private bytes taken by processes is around 13-14 gigs. Where is the remaining memory? ...
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3rd party RAM options for Mac towers?

I recently came back into possession of my old G5 tower, and considering upgrading the RAM to use it as a workhorse for video editing. What's the most cost-effective choice, as far as compatible RAM ...
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how much max RAM will be supported by intel Core i7-860 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz)

I have the requirement of about 32 GB RAM. I i use intel Core i7-860 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz) WIll that be OK with intel S5520SC Server Motherboard
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Have 4 GB of memory on 32-bit laptop running Ubuntu — any way to use it?

I have 4 GB of memory on a 32-bit laptop (Lenovo T61, in case it matters) running Ubuntu 9.10. Is there any way to make use of it all? Ubuntu only sees 3 GB, of course. Is there any way I can ...
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Might my Acer laptop be limited to 2GB RAM?

I have an older run of the mill Acer Aspire 4720Z laptop which is about 2 years old and came with 1 GB of PC-5300 RAM. I just purchased 4 GB of PC-4300 in 2 sticks and when I plug them both in the ...
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Computer always freezing after random periods of time. No errors listed [closed]

all. Here are my specs beforehand: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @ 2.00 GHz, 160GB IDE HDD, 128MB GeForce 6200 AGP, 2 x 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM, CoolMax 350W PSU, 1 x CD-RW Drive, 1 x DVD-ROM Drive, FIC AM37 ...
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What does the “Max Memory Size” on the new Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 CPU's mean?

I just noticed in the specs of the new Intel Core i-series processors that there is a "Max Memory Size" that is usually pretty small -- anywhere from 8GB to 24GB. See here: ...
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Which should I upgrade first - RAM or CPU?

My computer is currently running with an AMD 1.8ghz X2 processor and 1GB of RAM. I'm thinking the RAM, but which should I upgrade first, the RAM or the processor?
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My computer is using 6GB out of 8GB of RAM without proof

I have Windows 7 Home Premium with a AMD X4 965 Quad Core and 8GB of Crucial RAM. I have no idea why my computer says it is using 6GB of RAM when it doesn't show any reason. Below are the screen shots ...
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What is the maximum supported hardware RAM in Windows 32-bit?

I want use 4GB of RAM. Can I use in Windows XP 32-bit? Or should I go for Windows XP - 64-bit? Does it support 4GB of RAM? Does Windows 7 32-bit support more than 4GB of RAM, or is >4GB support ...
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I have 4GB ram installed, Windows sees 2814MB

I see this is a common problem, however I don't understand the resolution. I have Windows 7 64 bit installed, and a separate graphics card (GeForce 7900 GS). Is the entire 4 GB of main RAM usable, or ...
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How to increase speed of Firefox rendering complex UI over many tabs?

I typically have 8-10 tabs open while working - my local website, mostly programming/poweruser sites like this one, a couple of news sites and 1-2 Youtube videos. Firefox becomes slower (not painful ...
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single level paging memory manager …time it takes to access the memory

If I have a system with a single level paging memory manager ( without TLB).. How much time is needed for this system to access the memory ? I've been reading twice as long without the memory ...
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My Asus K40IN hangs after a ram upgrade was installed, how do I fix this?

From a 2GB RAM I upgraded the K40IN and added another ram to make it into 4GB. what happens is it hangs a lot. Especially right when I boot/startup the laptop. Would updating the resolve this problem, ...
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Buying more RAM [duplicate]

I have 2 memory sticks, each 1GB, DDR2 operating at 667 mhz. I'm looking to buy 2 GB more, and have two questions: Should I buy 2 pairs of 1 GB, or 1 stick of 2 GB? Does it make a difference ...
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Windows only sees 768 MB RAM out of 4 GB

I have a windows XP machine with 4 GB of memory. As expected (and discussed in a dozen or so other questions on this site) the OS could only see 3 and a bit... until yesterday. As of yesterday, the ...
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Increase DDR memory out of motherboard, i.e. USB?

I have a PowerPC... this PowerPC need to get a memory upgrade but, all ddr2 slots are busy. so, HOW TO INCREASE THIS RAM WITH A EXTERNAL DDR? note: 1) I don't need to use ssd, or flash drivers, ...
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How do I check speed of my RAM?

How can i know the RAM speed of my laptop? it's an Asus K40IN-VX128 How do I make sure if the frequency is 667MHz or 800MHz, I was thinking of an upgrade.
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How to check how much RAM is supported by my Laptop

I've been using a HP Pavilion DV 6000 TX laptop for quite some time. It has 1 GB of RAM as of now. How can I know if I can add additional RAM to this laptop? I would like to increase the RAM to as ...
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What is the maximum workable RAM on a modern PC?

How much RAM can I put in a modern Intel based PC? I know Jeff has 12 GB, but is it possible to go higher?
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Is there a significant disadvantage in allowing a computer with a solid-state boot drive to use the pagefile?

I have been working on putting together a build for my next computer, one one of the items I would like to include is an OCZ Vertex Series 30GB SSD. My build will be using DDR2 RAM, but while ...
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Windows 7 32-Bit Usable RAM Waste [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where did the other .8 GB of RAM go? I am using Windows 7 32-bit on my laptop, and I have 4gb of physical RAM. In my system properties, it says that 2.99GB are usable. ...
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What is the maximum addressable memory?

I just started learning assembly. My laptop specification says: Microprocessor: Intel Core Duo processor T2300 Microprocessor Cache: 2MB L2 Cache Memory Max: 2048MB Memory: ...
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iMac invalid memory access and then crash?

My iMac G5 from a few years ago (the square white one) dies now, with a message about an invalid memory access. It goes straight to an Open Firmware prompt and doesn't even load the Mac OS at all. Am ...
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Dual Channel RAM vs. Quad Channel RAM

I just bought a motherboard that says it supports Dual-Channel RAM. The RAM I'm looking at says it's a "Quad-Channel Kit" . Will it work with my motherboard? EDIT: Thanks all for the replies. Here is ...
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Is combination of 1+4 Gb memory fine?

Having a Lenovo N200 notebook I decided to upgrade my memory from 2×1 Gb to at least 4 gigs. Due to an advice from a friend of mine I almost picked up 2×2 Gb memory for like a hundred bucks, and I'd ...
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Optimum memory settings for Parallels 4 on a MacBook?

I've got a last-generation black MacBook with a 2.4 GHz Core Duo processor and 2GB RAM. Parallels 4 is running all right, but holds the rest of the machine hostage in terms of performance, even ...