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

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Windows 7 x64, Intel HD 4000 took 2 GB of ram. Why?

The last week I installed Windows 7 Professional x64 on my notebook, and after installing some drivers I noticed that only 5.86 GB of 8 GB of RAM was being used. I did a little research, and I found ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate [64bits] - 12GB installed but 3,18GB usable

I've got a Packard Bell iXtreme M5800 and I've added two new memory sticks (2x4G) to upgrade the RAM from 4G to 12G. The new memory stick are the same type of the old sticks (DDR3-1333) and the BIOS ...
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How to limit max RAM usage of a process in kernel 3.13

I am trying to limit the max RAM used by a process in using kernel 3.13.0-43-generic in ubuntu Ubuntu 14.04.1. I would like to set this system wide, but as this doesn't work I have been trying it ...
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Openvz vswap memory usage (Wrong memory on Virtualmin/Webmin )

I am running OpenVZ on my dedicated server Here is output from host(dedicated server) total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 15604 15228 ...
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Eclipse using huge amount of System Memory

I have a sophisticated workspace set up with many eclipse projects in my workspace directory. In total the size of workspace directory is just over a gig, with the .svn directory from subversion a ...
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RAM upgrade for laptop, unsure what size module should i order

I have an Acer Timeline 4820TG laptop, i want to upgrade the physical memory: following is the info regarding memory: -memory description: System Memory physical id: 18 slot: ...
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How do I find out if I have SATA 2 or SATA 3?

I need to upgrade a Dell Inspiron 5520 mid 12 laptop with a Samsung 850 pro SSD. How do I check whether my laptop with a 3rd gen i7 processor has SATA 2 or SATA 3?
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How can I limit Safari's RAM use?

Safari uses a lot of RAM. Especially when you add Safari's use to WebProcess's use: it comes to about 1.5 GB of memory (for me, anyway). How can I limit the amount of RAM Safari and WebProcess use? I ...
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Does all laptop with 3rd gen i-7 processor have sata 3 interface [duplicate]

I am going to buy an ssd . I need to check whether I will able to make full use of ssd speed.I have dell inspiron 15-r 5520 and how to transfer my windows 8 os from hdd to ssd .
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PC freezes±loses video signal and blue screen of death—while any playing any game for about ten minutes

I built a custom PC: CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K GPU: Gigabyte R9 280 Ultra Durable VGA 3GB RAM: ADATA XPG Z1 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2133 CL13 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 - Intel X99 HDD: WD Caviar Blue ...
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Why is dwm.exe using so much memory?

I've scoured the web, but I'm sick of reading "scan your computer for viruses" and "upgrade your RAM" on answers to similar questions to this. I understand that dwm.exe is for (simply put) caching ...
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Look to the Bad Blocks Table (BBT) at NAND Flash with UBIFS to see aging?

I want to use a NAND Flash memory over several years on an embedded Debian controller. So it is using UBIFS to handle wear-leveling and bad-block-management - that is fine so far. But over time the ...
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Upgrade RAM in gigabyte m1005?

My mini-laptop is gigabyte m1005 with 2GB of Bus 1333 RAM. Can I upgrade to 4GB of Bus 1333 RAM? With Everest Software: Field Value Memory Controller Properties Error Detection Method None ...
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Memory to CPU bandwidth limitations

(sorry for weak english I am not native english) We have now parallelised SIMD arithmetic (like 8 float mulls or divisions in one step) theoretical (but also nearly practical) arithmetical bandwidth ...
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How do I view raw system memory of a running process?

I am watching a video series where someone is changing memory of a program that is in runtime. I am trying to do the same thing but have a different operating system. He is able to locate all running ...
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WaterFox 35 Memory Leak, can it be fixed?

System specs: PC Alianeware x51 R2, Windows 8.1 After updating to WaterFox Version 35.0 I have a memory leak, can it be Fixed? Details: With some browser's I have larger issues, with waterfox I ...
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OSX Mavericks using way too much RAM

I recently upgraded my mid-2011 15” MacBook Pro to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Since then, my computer’s RAM usage spikes to the point of making my computer unusable. Specifically, anywhere between a ...
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Pagefile usage fluctuating with zero paging I/O

I fired up the Performance Monitor and noticed that the % Usage on the 4GB pagefile fluctuates between 4-10% while the computer is sitting "idle." (I calculate that to be approx. ~160-400MB.) Memory ...
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iPhone keeping “zombie” files memory spaces even after deletion? [migrated]

I have some issues with an iPhone 5c and I would like to know how it actually stores space in the disk. I will do a very basic example: The problem I try to send a picture through the WhatsApp ...
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DDR SDRAM Data Bus Width

Is ddr sdram data bus width constant?I mean if we have sdram with 64 bit data bus, does all read and write operations occurs at 64 bit width? If it does not,how memory recognize that read or write ...
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PHP - MSSQL configurations cause slow performance [on hold]

I have a problem in my project using PHP and MSSQL. I have the following configurations: 64 GB Ram 16 CPU Intel Xeon SQL Server 16 GB Ram 4 CPU Intel Xeon Web Server And I have the following code: ...
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Would it make any sense or can I see any performance upgrade if I change my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, in the presence of SSD hardrive?

I have a laptop with Win64 bit system with intel i3 processor on a Sandy bridge platform. I have recently replaced my hard drive with a SSD. Now I am also thinking to upgrade my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, ...
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RamMap “Empty standby list” drastically speeds up PC. Is there a better way to do this?

Many people are educated on how Windows Memory manager caching work by reading Microsoft white papers, etc. However, there are relatively few documents that describe real-world performance issues ...
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Linux Watch Memory Command

I am using watch -n 5 free -m command via terminal to watch the memory fluctuate as I run virtual box with a guest that is limited to 4GB of RAM(it allocates 4GB on start of virtual guest). Under ...
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What does the main Chrome process use so much memory for?

For me as a user, Chrome's main process ("Browser") seems quite useless and since it is taking more than 1 GB, that is almost 10%, of my RAM, I am interested what this RAM is used for. According to ...
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Which 2gb ram card would be compatible with the Samsung nc110 netbook? [on hold]

As you can tell from the title, I have been searching for a 2gb ram upgrade for my Samsung netbook and I am a little confused as to which one would be compatible (really don't want to pick the wrong ...
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Can a “Dual Rank Memory Module” be used as a single module and not have it affect other slots?

Current configuration My laptop is capable of supporting up to 32 GB. I presently have 4 slots filled with the following memory: Samsung 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600MHz non-ECC Unbuffered CL11 ...
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Memory support of Asus P5QC with Intel P45 chipset [on hold]

I have a doubt. I have an Asus P5QC motherboard, Intel P45 chipset, which supports DDR2 and DDR3 rams. I want to buy two 4GB sticks to have 8GB of ram. The thing is, that I read in other page that ...
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why is my ram having different benchmark scores on these 2 different motherboards ? [on hold]

RAM: corsair vengeance 8gb dual 1866 cl9 ddr3 mobos: Intel DH67CL Asrock Pro3 R2.0 Both systems run windows 8.1 64bit Intel mb has intel i5 2320 Asrock mb has amd FX-8350 benchmark software used ...
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how could I figure out RAM consumption of services?

I'm using Windows 7 SP1. Recently I feel it runs slower and slower. The applications do not consume much RAM, so I guess some services do. How can I see the memory consumption by each service?
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Black Screen while playing PC games

Since yesterday I'm having trouble to play games in my PC. Any games I try to run, the monitor screen just goes black after 5 or 10 minutes of gameplay. The monitor Power light becomes flashing, the ...
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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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Can't find ram on ASUS & what is Max RAM?

I am looking to upgrade the ram in my Asus X54C laptop. Currently, it is running on 2GB (according to Control Panel > System). Mr.Memory @ this link says 4GB is the maximum. They also say: This ...
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Mixing 4GB 1Rx8 PC3L RAM with 2GB 2Rx8 PC3 RAM in samsung RC510

I have Samsung Laptop RC510 with 4GB RAM (2x 2G 2Rx8 PC3). Latelly I wanted to change one of the 2GB for 4GB so i get 6GB RAM in total I got 4GB 1Rx8 PC3L RAM Stick but when I put it in my Laptop it ...
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Windows 8.1 error: Not enough memory to move a file

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a machine with an i5 at 2.5 Ghz and 16GB of installed RAM. There is about 80GB free disk space. When I'm trying to move one file from one folder to another, I get this ...
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Why is iconservicesagent haemorrhaging the RAM on my MacBook Pro

Superusers, I have a MacBook Pro i7 (late 2010) running Yosemite OS. I recently upgraded the machine with a new crucial SSD and 8GB of RAM. Though the machine is working light years better, the ...
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dcpromo fails with error 8446 (“The replication operation failed to allocate memory”)

Okay. This server was running as the AD and GC for the domain. It's Server 2008 SBS. Original software that came with the machine is HP-branded and comes with their software. I downloaded original ...
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What brand of RAM will be closely match with SK Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB DDR3-1600 PC3L-12800 SO-DIMM RAM? [closed]

I am looking to add an extra 4 GB RAM to my Dell Inspiron 15 i3 laptop. I am not able to find the exact RAM in India. Which one should I prefer then, Crucial or Transcend or Corsair? These seems to be ...
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How to block memory reading with AppGuard

I have instaled AppGuard program on my computer, how do i block sucessfuly program Task Manager with it, so Task Manager cannot read process memory. Or any other program. Can someone perhaps link to ...
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Only half of RAM is recognized by BIOS

I got a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 motherboard. Some time ago I noticed that Windows only showed 2GB instead of 4GB. I don't know exactly what caused it anyway. I tried putting in each of the 4 x 1GB RAM ...
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Building a new desktop PC for running After Effects for under $500 [closed]

I am a student with a part-time job, so I don't have a very high budget. I want a smooth experience on Adobe After Effects, so I am considering building a new PC for under $500. I know it's not that ...
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Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P motherboard won't start without second RAM module

I have following config: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P motherboard Intel Core i7-3770 CPU Kingston 2x8GB RAM (KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G) Crucial M500 256 GB SSD RAM modules are inserted in 1st (called DDR3_1) ...
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I have a custom built PC, how do I know which operating system I should use? [closed]

Here is my PC specs: http://puu.sh/eZsKZ/050d8ac7d3.png Hopefully by looking at the image and seeing my specs, you can tell me which OS would be best to use
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Mac Rogue Process in Activity Monitor launchd/Installer eating up memory/cpu

So I have a process called Installer that eats up memory on my Mac OSX 10.9. It's called "Installer" which makes it hard to Google! Please see image: What could this be? It pops up intermittently ...
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Justifiable outlay to boost performance [closed]

stupid question i know but if I increase my memory from 12 to 16 Gb what kind of performance increase can I expect to see in the Adobe suite of products? will I see a 'marked' increase in performance, ...
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Memory tests fail with 2 memory modules but work with either module individually. HP laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6520G

I'm getting recent memory test failures in an HP Pavilion g7-1303sa laptop (one month out of warranty :( ). The memory is the factory installed 6GB installed as a 2GG module in the top slot and 4GB in ...
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minimum hardware requirements for increasing ram

I have 5 years old PC with i3 processor (3.07GHz) 32bit operating system and 2GB ram. My question is: is there any minimum hardware requirements for increasing ram memory, or i can just put another ...
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How to estimate available physical memory on Linux?

Several resources around the net (apologies for not having links handy) recommend to determine the total amount of available physical memory on a Linux system by the second value on the "-/+ ...
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dmidecode --type memory showing wrong DDR type?

A few weeks ago I decided to upgrade my laptop memory. In order to determine which type I need I used the following command on my Linux box (Ubuntu 10.04, not inside VM): sudo dmidecode --type memory ...
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Is it safe to disable pagefile? [duplicate]

I read on many website that when pagefile is disabled the system gets increasingly unstable and crashes unrecoverably. Is it really unsafe to disable the pagefile? Here is my scenario: I mainly use ...