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

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Measuring usage of RAM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to monitor a CPU usage and RAM usage of a process? I am looking for a program (that is free) to measure the usage of RAM when the program is running. I am using ...
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Is it possible to allow Windows to reclaim memory when Skype is minimized?

With every update, Skype has started consuming huge amounts of memory. I somewhere heard that when programs are minimized Windows can reclaim some of the memory from the program. For example, I ...
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Will these 2 RAMs play nicely?

EDIT To the Original Question: I did some research and the old computer I discovered is a Dell Dimension 2400. According to the SPEC Sheet the RAM is PC2100 (266-MHz) or PC2700 (333-MHz) DDR SDRAM ...
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How do you Open a “Task Manager” (as in Chrome) in Safari?

I assumed that since both browsers are based on WebKit, that this feature would crossover, or whatnot... I guess I'm wondering if any of the Google Chrome "nerd" stuff, especially the "task manager" ...
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Why is my swap used even if my physical RAM isn't full?

Sometimes I have observed in Ubuntu's System Manager that without the physical RAM being used completely, the swap memory starts getting used. Why is it so?
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What is server memory?

For some background, as a hobby I sometimes do some very memory-intensive work. As such, I've contemplated making my next home PC purchase something with a large amount of RAM (perhaps 32GB). This ...
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Size Of Paging File

Why is paging size necessary and why does it balloon now and then. I am using Core 2 Quad. With Windows 7 Professional x32 and 4 GB RAM, still the paging file size is huge near 2.96 GB in C drive. ...
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Max Memory Bandwidth 21.3GB/s with a max memory capacity of 8GB [closed]

Why would Intel processors have extremely high memory bandwidths but relatively low memory capacity?
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Firefox 4, 5 and 6 are slow and freezing, consuming 400MB RAM

I'm on Windows 7. Since I upgraded to Firefox 4, I noticed that it became extremely slow. I even tried to upgrade to 6 and 5 and still it's slow. Sometimes it consumes 400 MB of RAM! What can I do? ...
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The windows process itself takes up 1GB of RAM?

I've always thought that Windows runs using only 200MB of RAM. As can be seen from the images below, the processes I'm running only takes less than 50KB memory total. So why does the process shows ...
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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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Can memory with DDR3 1066 MHz run PC-10600

My laptop is Asus k42jb. And the specification said that its DDR3 1066MHz. I intend to buy a memory with PC-10600. will this memory run on my laptop? it doesn't matter if it will be run on PC-8500 as ...
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Computer crash resulting in memory dump - any idea what these screens mean?

I have the following error screens. The first screen is when I try unsuccessfully to boot Windows. The second is when I am able to boot Windows, it displays that error (then shortly thereafter crashes ...
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How can I limit/disable TurboCache on a EX58-UD3R?

I have 16GB of RAM installed in my computer. It is DDR3 at 1333MHZ. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R MAX RAM 16GB. In Windows 7 Professional 64-bit I can only see 12GB; the remaining RAM is ...
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Causes of graphical artifacts / memory issues

I have been through several graphics cards (3 Radeon 5870s and a 6950) in the last six months and they all have been acting defective. The last three have been producing a lot of artifacts, both in ...
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Why do I get the “dumping physical memory” screen after hibernation?

Lately I've been getting the dreaded blue screen "Dumping physical memory" after I try to restart my laptop from the hibernation state. I then have to restart the machine to get it operating again. ...
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Is there any way to increase the amount of DIMM slots in a motherboard?

I have a computer with 2GB of RAM, and will eventually change the whole motherboard, but for now I only need more memory. The problem is that the motherboard is DDR2 and only has two DIMM slots, used ...
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should a dell optiplex 170l support one memory module?

I am setting up a Dell Optiplex 170l for a friend. Currently the system is running 256 MB for Windows XP. I would like to get them a 1 GB module. I am not sure from the documentation website if the ...
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Virtual memory vs. Virtual address space

I know virtual memory is a paging file that computer uses to store a part of RAM on hard disk for a running process. But how different is Virtual address space? is it the RAM or hard disk or both?
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Bad RAM or bad motherboard?

After hooking up a KVM switch, my Windows machine started to blue screen. I unhooked the KVM, and the blue screens continued. I was able to do a system restore, and all seeemed okay. After doing ...
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Cannot correctly display memory usage under Linux

I got VPS and have ubuntu on top of it. I have installed apache in worker role (not prefork ) also installed ruby EE 1.8.7 & mysql 5.x Now when I check for memory I see 18.6 % (of 924 MB ) is ...
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How can I detect the amount of memory slots I have?

I know that there used to be a Corsair memory detection tool, but I can no longer find it. I didn't find anything when searching Google. I would like to scan my machine to know a few things: How ...
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Installing two RAM sticks causes problems; using only one of them doesn't?

I have 1GB RAM in my machine - two 512MB sticks. When I run Windows Memory Diagnostics with both memory sticks installed it reports errors. If I install just one stick then there are no errors at all. ...
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Fedora 15 with PAE

I installed FC 15 onto a laptop that previously had XP installed. While XP reported that Physical Address Extension was enabled, I am unable to find any reference to it in Fedora. How can I tell if ...
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Preventing a linux process being swapped out

Does anyone know of a linux utility which will prevent all memory in a forked process from being swapped out to disk? I've seen the 'mlockall' call, but hacking the app sounds like overkill. My ...
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What is “Memory Usage” and “Virtual memory size” in taskmgr?

I read: What do the Task Manager memory columns mean?. But I still don't understand what they say. Is Working Set (Mem) exactly a size of process memory on RAM? According to Wikipedia this is not ...
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Adding more than 2 sticks of RAM prevents booting

I've got four DIMM slots in my motherboard (MSI MS-7236 Version 2.2, 945P Neo3). As I understand it the board supports up to 4GB, I've been running it with 2x1GB. I've tried adding 2x1GB more RAM ...
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TweakNow PowerPack for Windows 7 causing memory problems

I recently installed the TweakNow PowerPack 2011 for Windows 7, and I ran it and applied the suggested optimizations. Soon after that I began getting Windows messages saying that my system was low on ...
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What's the difference between DDR2 and DDR2 SD RAM?

I have a Dell laptop and want to increase its memory. When checking its configuration, the RAM details was shown as DDR2 SD RAM. However some sites also show it as DDR2 RAM. Is there any particular ...
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Why is chkdsk using 90% of my RAM?

When I built my new computer, I gave my old one to my parents who were in dire need of an upgrade, after cleaning everything out of it, of course, leaving just the OS and a few programs. It worked ...
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Which is better i3 with 4GB RAM or i5 with 2GB RAM? [closed]

Can someone explain which will be better, laptop with core i3 processor, 4GB RAM OR core i5 processor, 2GB RAM ?
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Why does my computer hang during the POST memory test?

I have a problem with my P35-GS4 motherboard and its memory(2x1GB Crossair + 2x2GB OCZ DDR2 400). More specifically when I boot my computer it hangs during the POST memory test where it says: Memory ...
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Bad RAM sticks or faulty motherboard slots?

After a routine cleaning – removing essentially all the parts (PSU, CPU fan, GPU, HDD and DVD drive, cleaning each separately, well except for the HDD and DVD) – the system would not come ...
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How do I interpret the statistics of a memtest run?

I have a notebook here that I suspect has a faulty memory module. I therefore downloaded Memtest86+ and let it run. Note that the screenshot is not my actual one, it's provided by memtest86+ How ...
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Can I buy an ECC SDRAM, or do I have to buy non-ECC SDRAM?

I'm helping a relative of mine with computer maintenance. She has a Compaq Presario 5000 (10yrs old) and it's slow. My first thing was to look at the memory -- it has only 512MB, but its maximum ...
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Is my PSU faulty?

My PC has recently started freezing, I've narrowed it down to the following facts (using DDR RAM): 2 modules in Single Channel mode, it takes some hours to freeze. 1 module in Single Channel mode, ...
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Why is so much less RAM being used by 3DS Max in Windows 7?

I'm rendering stuff in 3dsMax. It's taking forever (progress bar is moving ahead...but I really think hours and hours for rendering sample underwater shows something went bad.) I have 68 tabs open in ...
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How can I find out how much RAM my plugins/extensions are using in Firefox 5?

Is there a Firefox Task Manager (like in Google Chrome) that would allow me to see how much RAM my plugins/extensions/tabs are using?
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What is the maximum amount of Ram that Windows Vista can productively use? [closed]

Is there a maximum amount of memory that Windows Vista is capable of using? If so, is there a maximum amount of RAM that it can productively use before there ceases to be any benefit in adding more?
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how do i know which is the best total memory for my configuration?

I've heard and read online that some CPUs (or motherboards?) perform better with a certain number of memory (3,6,9 as opposed to 2,4,8). How do I know what is the best for each PC/Laptop ...
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Difference between a PC1-10600 and a PC3-10600 if both are marked as DDR3?

I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 (1647) laptop that comes with 4GB stock ram. I'm looking to upgrade to 8GB and while browsing the Dell website and TigerDirect for RAM sticks, they have these offerings: ...
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Memory could not be written when using Adobe 10.0 reader

User using is attempting to read a PDF file from a web server and gets the following error Message: Report[1].pdf (SECURED) - Adobe Reader: Acrord32.exe Application Error: The instruction at ...
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Do x86 applications use 64 bits addresses in x64 operative systems?

I was wondering... 64bits OSs can run 32bits applications right? Windows use WoW64 to achieve this right? My question is, when these applications are run, does they use 64bits or 32bits addresses? I ...
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Is there a difference between 2x2GB and 1x4GB RAM?

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to have 4x2GB or 2x4GB of RAM? Given the choice between either 2x2GB or a single 4GB RAM module with all other advertised aspects being equal (same price, ...
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Intel SRT vs Superfetch

I'm about to retire my old computer, and replace it with a new Sandy Bridge build. I pretty much settled for a Z68 motherboard, but I couldn't decide if I will get solid-state drive (for use with ...
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Can I install 1333 MHz memory onto a laptop supporting up to 1066 MHz memory?

I have a question regarding my laptop's RAM. I have 2 slots. One is empty; the other one has a Samsung SODIMM 204-pin 2GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM CL9, non-ECC, unbuffered module, running at 1066 (!) MHz, ...
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Memory and SWAP in Ubuntu

When I go to the system monitor in Ubuntu, about 75% of the Memory is used and 45% of Swap is used. Why is the Swap used even when Memory is available? Doesn't Linux move data from Swap to Memory?
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How do I troubleshoot a large discontinuity in memory usage on Windows 7?

I'm doing some serious performance testing on the binary file parser I'm writing at work. After implementing multiprocessing to greatly speed up parsing, I turned to focus on reducing the memory ...
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Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?

Many of my friends have said that installing multiple operating systems on a single PC slows down individual OS's because the total RAM gets divided among the OS's. Is there any truth in the above ...