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

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What sort of RAM do I need for a Toshiba Satellite 310CDS?

I was thinking of upgrading my legacy notebook with some RAM. This is a Toshiba Satellite 310CDS, and I'd like to put the maximum possible RAM module into it, to max-out the ram in that machine. I ...
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Changed one 1 GB SODIMM (of two) for a 2 GB one, but my EB1501U still only sees 2 GB

Changed one 1 GB SODIMM (of two) for a 2 GB one, but my Asus EeeBox EB1501U still only sees 2 GB. The computer is running Win7 x86 (from factory). The specs says "max 4 GB". How can one get the ...
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Getting 32-bit application to use more than 2GB on 64-bit Windows 7?

I'm trying to get a 32-bit app to be able to use more than 2GB on my 64-bit edition of Windows 7 Ultimate. Currently, it crashes when it hits 2GB. I've heard there're ways to move this up to 3GB in ...
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Microsoft Office 2007 - Not enough memory to open Word

Microsoft Office installation seems to have been corrupt and now when I open Word, Excel etc. I receive an error - "Not enough memory to open word". I tried reinstalling and all other options that I ...
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paired RAM or SSD

I have an Acer Aspire 7720-6604. It came with 3 GB RAM back in March 2008 and a sluggish 5400 RPM HDD. I am using Ubuntu Linux with openbox and I constantly find myself crawling to a halt with RAM ...
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Why do I always have major memory errors on the first boot-up of the day?

I got a new computer a couple of months ago, and since the very beginning I've been having some problems with the memory. At the beginning the problems seemed more random, but after updating to a ...
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How can I change the amount of video memory with a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset?

I have the chipset in the title. The Intel control panel says the following: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report Report Date: 8/11/2010 Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: ...
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RAM frequenty isn't functioning at 1600 MHz, or is it?

I have bought the following system with the following specs. CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 4 Cores - 4 Threads CPU PSN : Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2), EM64T, VT-x ...
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD with second monitor on laptop, Do I have bad RAM?

I only started getting this BSOD after I started using a second monitor regularly on my laptop. My machine is a Dell Vostro 1500. Core 2 Duo T5270 1.4 Ghz CPU, 2 Gigs PC5300 (667 MHz). I do not have a ...
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Dedicate RAM to integrated Intel GMA4500 video card

Would it be possible to force a RAM dedication to the GMA4500 intel video card in my hp 6730b. I know it's a business laptop, not meant for gaming etc... But that's what I want to do if anyone can ...
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How do I make Windows 7 less aggressive in caching memory?

I've noted recently that Windows 7 on my machine has been complaining about running out of memory and that I should close some programs. It would then usually point out a program I have running that ...
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Enable 4 GB RAM usage on Windows 7 32-bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5 GB of my more than 4 GB of RAM? I have 4 GB of RAM which I understand is the maximum for Windows 7 32 bit. My system recognizes ...
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iexplore.exe - The memory could not be “written”

Using IE8 I'm randomly getting the error: iexplore.exe - Application Error The instruction at "0x7c0c5a6c" referenced memory at "0x7c0c5a6c". The memory could not be "written". Click on OK ...
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Can I disable virtual memory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I still need to use virtual memory? Suppose I have a system with 8 gigs of RAM. I have used systems with less than that including physical RAM and virtual memory. ...
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Ubuntu memory usage

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I do some dev with it. As I open FF, Chrome, Eclipse (Zend Studio 7.2), etc. and do some work, then leave, screen saver goes on, and when I come back a few hours later ...
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Recurring Memory Problem

I have a rackmount computer running Ubuntu (Karmic). It's about 18 months old and for as long as I've had it I've had problems with memory. It has 2 x 2 GB of RAM (Crucial Ballistix - ...
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Needed information for RAM compatibility

I am curious about what to look for when purchasing RAM in terms of what specifications to pay attention to. I know that the RAM has to be the same standard (DDR, DDR2, DDR3, etc) and I know that if ...
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iMac mid-2010 memory upgrade

I want to upgrade memory in my mid-2010 21.5" iMac. I've found that Kingston 2GB module with product ID KVR1333D3S9 is available at my local store, and want to buy it. iMac mid 2010 memory ...
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How to analyze a memory dump on Windows after a blue screen error?

My computer running Windows 7 x64 crushes time to time. Could you please advise tool which could help with analyzing memory dump or point out possible reason and further troubleshooting steps? ...
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Will an Intel i5 processor make use of DDR3 1600 ram?

I'm trying to play catch up with today's technology to build a new desktop system (to run Star Craft 2). I'm looking at Intel's Nehalem (microarchitecture) and the highest memory interface it'll use ...
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How to use my memory as a hard disk on Linux?

Is there a way map a portion of my memory to act like a directory on my hard drive with the exception that the data is not permanently stored. So for example, I save a file in ...
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is having all ram slot filled remove some overclocking room?

I have 4x 2gig, filling out all my ram slot. Does it automatically mean that I wont be able to overclock as much as having only 2 filled? Using Asus p7p55d-e pro motherboard Intel i5 760 and 2x ...
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Mac memory management

Mac OS X 10.6 When multiple users logon and launch some applications at the same time, say Photoshop or Adobe Creative Suite 5. Will Mac OS utilize memory smart enough by letting both instance of ...
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Make JVM use Virtual Memory only after using 1GB of RAM

Id like to run a memory intensive java program and limit how much physical memory it can use. Is possible to configure the JVM to use no more than 1gb of RAM, and use only virtual memory after it ...
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What is more important CPU or RAM for compiling large software, e.g. bootstrapping gcc?

I'm looking to buy a new computer soon, and I want a machine for best performance for fast compilation times. So should I care to get a quad-core CPU with highest GHz I can afford, or should I ...
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Is it worth spending the extra money for DDR2 1066?

I'm starting to research all the components for a custom rig I plan on building (for development, I won't be gaming on it) and am at the point where I want to choose memory. The motherboard I chose ...
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my 5 year old laptop has to go to the HDD to do any work

Hey was wondering if anyone knows the source of the problem here. My laptop is pretty old and I haven't upgraded any parts since I bought it. Anyway when I start an application, or even do something ...
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Is it the memory or the mainboard?

I just assembled my own 64-bit windows system. After finishing my system I upgraded with 4gb ram (2+2) and I started getting frequent bsod, when unplugging one memory module system seems stable. ...
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How much memory can a 64bit machine address at a time?

If the memory is byte addressable, shouldn't it be 2^64 / (2^10 * 2^10 * 2^10) = 2^34 GB ? A general Google search says 8GB or 16GB max. How is that true? Also, how does it depend on the Operating ...
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Is this a RAM issue, the motherboard, or something else?

I just built a new computer. It has been behaving badly ever since I installed Windows. It all of a sudden started randomly blue screening at different times. I tried reinstalling Windows, it would ...
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Why is Firefox eating up all my memory, and how can I stop it?

I can have just one Firefox instance open, open to a site like Google or Stack Overflow, and see it consuming over 600,000 KB of memory. This seems excessive. Is something fishy going on here? Is ...
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What is the reasonable minimum ram for Ubuntu in VMWare

I'm running Win 7 on 3G ram on my host machine I need to open an Ubuntu 10.04 VM in VMWare 7 and it needs to stay open for whole day for accessing some sites and connections. I won't serve ...
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Computer Running Slow — Identifying what is causing the problem

I was wondering what utilities can help identify what is causing a computer to slow down. I am a J2EE programmer and have WebSphere and eclipse continuously running on my computer and lately my ...
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Enhancing VAIO for development projects [closed]

I have a Sony VAIO NW20EF which I originally purchased a few months ago for personal use. As it happens I'm now involved in a development project with some off-site work and I'd like to use the VAIO ...
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What is “Intel Flash Cache” and when should it be used?

If it make a difference I am running VISTA 32 bit. I just found that I need to search for "Turbo Memory Module", on google to get prices etc. Is it faster then a SD flash card? (Given it costs more ...
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How do I dump physical memory in Linux?

How would one create a dump of the physical memory (RAM) in Linux? What software if any is available for this purpose? I have read that one should not write to a local disk but rather send the data ...
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Does the amount of RAM have an impact on performance?

Can anyone tell me how much difference there would be between a 3 GB DDR3 RAM and a 2 GB DDR3 RAM, performance wise. And can we, based on performance, compare to any DDR2 RAM's
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Is it ok to mix CL4 memory with CL5?

I have 2 x 1GB on 800Mhz CL4 memory in my PC. I'm planning to upgrade to 6GB by adding a pair 2GB modules. Is it ok if I buy CL5 modules or do I have to buy CL4?
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After the BIOS boots, how can I dump memory?

After the BIOS boots, I'd like to dump the memory of the system. I have read about how it is possible using FireWire to do this, but have found no hard instructions or tutorials about it.
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Windows 7 x64 not recognizing ram

I have a Dell Studio XPS 435mt, it originally came with 4gb of ram. I just added 4 more gb of ram (2 x2gb sticks). However the system is only showing that I have 6gb of ram... (well, 5.9 to be ...
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Does RAM access slow-down CPU?

yeastarday I was thinking, when todays x86 CPU wants to acess memory there is some speed gap between them. Usually RAM operates at 1333MHz in case of some new Intel CPUs. But CPU itself works at about ...
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Is it possible to disable half the RAM on an Nvidia video card

I have a 1gig video card in a 32-bit system. I'd like to try running it with 512megs of RAM so my system can reclaim that 512meg. I doubt I need the full gigabyte of RAM on the video card. Is this ...
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Making full use of memory on graphic cards

Onboard graphics cards often reserve some of the system main memory for their own use. For a computer with a separate graphics card which has its own memory, is this possible that some of it be ...
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How can I monitor video memory usage?

How can I monitor video memory usage?
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Is it possible to underclock ram

There is an application called granola for windows that can be used to underclock the cpu to consume less power. Is there also an application that can be used to underclock the ram to consume less ...
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How to get results from Memory Diagnostics Tool?

I ran the Memory Diagnostics Tool in Windows 7 64 bit. I have 16G RAM. It reported hardware problems. This is a new system with new memory. When the system rebooted I was expecting an icon in the task ...
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Web browser memory usage

How come web browsers are so heavy in memory? I have Firefox opened with two tabs, and it takes over 800 MB of RAM, Chrome with four tabs takes over 1.2 GB! I mean, what's up with consuming ...
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Why does my sytem only uses 3.2GB of my 4GM RAM?

I am using win 7 64 bit. I tried the solution given here, didn't help. David's answer makes me think this is futile. Is there anything else to try? Updates: Notice that I have a graphic card on ...
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Can RAM be specific to chipset like intel or amd only? F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT

Basically i want to know if this ram is compatible with GA-890FXA-UD% motherboard. using a AMD 1055t CPU
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What are things that I need to keep in mind when upgrading the computer hardware parts? [closed]

I want to upgrade my computer hardware to advanced hardware parts like Mother board, RAM, Processor, hard disk, CDROM and etc.. For example I have the following in my mind: I have Pentium III ...