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

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What does Max Supported Size for RAM actually mean?

I'm wanting to upgrade the RAM in an Acer Aspire 5253-BZ602. This is what the CNet specs page says: Max Supported Size 8 GB So what does that actually mean? Can I put a single 8GB stick in one ...
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Difference between port mapped and memory mapped access?

Can anyone explain what's the difference between port mapping and memory mapping, and what having both accomplishes? Why is there port mapped, how does it differ in structure from memory maps, and is ...
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the Asus A8N5X Motherboard Manual says maximum 4 GB memory is there a way to increase that?

The Asus A8N5X Motherboard Manual says maximum 4 GB DDR memory. 1 GB per slot. Is there a way to increase that? Such as perhaps by upgrading the CPU or am I just hopefully dreaming?
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How to install Linux/Windows with bad RAM

I have a sub-notebook (Sony VAIO SVP) where Windows boots to a BSOD. By now, I have found out that the RAM has some errors. Since RAM, CPU and FlashDrive are solderd to the board and the warranty has ...
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Why swap isn't in use ennough on my system

I have Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie). I have this output of free: olga@olgacomp:~$ free -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2.0G 1.9G ...
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Page file in windows 10

I have recently got a new laptop with Windows 10 installed, and noticed that instead of 235GB my TotalCommander lists only 133GB as busy and 91GB as free, so 224GB in total and I have little idea ...
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Can You Copy the RAM contents as-is to File-System on Windows [duplicate]

My question: Is it possible to copy the contents of RAM to the file-system? (Windows) Additionally, is it possible to copy the RAM contents for a specific process? Reason: This largely revolves ...
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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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High cpu usage by 'root' in Ubuntu VPS server

My server was working fine until last week. But I don't know how someone have changed by ssh root password. After that when I checked the CPU usage, it always 160-190% on executing 'top' command. Some ...
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Chipset supports 8gb of RAM but computer is 32bit?

I have a Compaq Pressario SR1222NX that I am looking to upgrade the RAM on. So the max supported RAM is for my computer is 4 GB. This makes sense to me as the 32 bit address limit is 4GB. ...
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Windows 7 Professional 64bit 8gb Ram installed 2.98gb usable

I've noticed this evening that my Windows 7 (Pro 64 bit) machine is only showing 2.98GB of RAM as usable from a total of 8GB (see 1st image). I've looked at the Task Manager (see 2nd image) and it ...
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Run several OS on same hardware in way that it is easy to switch between them

I have to design a setup with several software installations on the same hardware in way such that it is easy to switch between the installations. I dont want to install images each time but be able ...
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Determine part/ model numbers & specs of Motherboard, Memory & CPU for network of PCs

Is there some easy way to pull this information from a network of PCs? To this individually on a machine here are the ways: How can I find out what motherboard is in my computer? ...
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What is the difference between TF card memory and microSD card memory?

Some android and windows tablet spec list 'TF card memory supported'. Is there a difference between 'TF card memory' and 'microSD card memory'?
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When I run this process, it pushes all others out of RAM. Is there any way to prevent this?

I like to leave my browser, email, and other applications running while I'm gaming. Now that I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows with 16 GB of RAM, I can do this easily, and even switch between a ...
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my windows 10 pc got really slow although CPU and memory usage is fine. what else can I do?

since two weeks my windows 10 pc got really slow, and I have no idea why. I can still do everything, but everything takes much longer to a degree that I'm struggling to get my school work done. ...
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Suddenly getting bsod memory management issue after Updating to windows 10

I recently upgraded to windows 10, most things seemd to work fine, aside from a few issues here and there which was easily resolved. Thou i had to reinstall the Nvivida Driver for the graphic card. ...
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How is a shared memory bus used for reads and writes of data shared between threads safely and correctly?

I would like to understand at a high level how the shared memory bus handles multiple concurrent read and writes of shared data from multiple threads running in multiple processors? P.S: I do not ...
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Computer beeping on startup after unsuccessfully RAM upgrade

I tried to upgrade my RAM memory, but when I opened the computer and tried to put them in, I realized that I have DDR2, and I had bought DDR3. Well, nevermind, I will exchange them, but here is the ...
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Supported RAM Frequency of Motherboard and CPU

I have an ASUS P9X79 motherboard which supports "DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz." http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/P9X79/#specifications My Intel 3820 only ...
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How do you underclock RAM (with Gigabyte F2 UEFI)?

I've purchased an AMD A10 7850K with a Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3HP and 8GB 2400MHz Corsair RAM for my computer. The problem is that the AMD A10 7850K doesn't support RAM at 2400 MHz, so I'm trying to ...
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Low ram in windows 8.1 update

Recently I have so much problem with windows 8.1 updated I even reinstall new one but I still have the problem. My problem is that with even 4 gig of ram my system goes on low ram and force closing ...
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Linux: find out what process is using all the RAM?

Before actually asking, just to be clear: yes, I know about disk cache, and no, it is not my case :) Sorry, for this preamble :) I'm using CentOS 5. Every application in the system is swapping ...
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A novice with a gifted T3500 / Looking for recommendations [closed]

I have recently come into a possession of a T3500 Precision workstation. Quad Core 2.93 Ghz. 6x1GB DDR3 Dimms. I know a little (enough to be dangerous) but I am looking to make the most of this ...
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Fairly high usage of RAM on Windows 10 Startup

I recently had my computer repaired, and windows 10 was reinstalled on it. Since then, I have noticed that immediately after startup, 52% of my RAM is being used. It doesn't seem like much, but I am ...
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Samba eats RAM?

I don't really know what's going on here at the moment: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 1272 root 20 0 3829868 3.312g 1860 D 0.7 93.0 512:39.94 ...
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Is it possible to write data to hard disk or any memory at 1Gbps ? if not why and how can we achieve that

If I am getting a data at 1Gbps from any sensor or any hardware. how can I write it to memory with same speed ? I am not bothering about data I want writing speed should match with my receiving speed. ...
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How to choose which RAM for my PC

I am trying to add some RAM to my system. There are my specifications: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Hard drive: Samsung EVO Pro 256 GB SSD Mainboard: Asus M4N72-E ...
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Why is svchost.exe(netsvcs) taking so much RAM?

I have suffered myself from this problem, with svchost.exe (netsvcs) taking over 30 - 50% of my total memory. There have been several cases of the same issue happening with lots of people. What ...
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Error: Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered

My system is getting the following error and warning message whenever I do any high performance task: Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered. My system ...
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Why does Windows 7 64-bit require more memory than 32-bit?

Why does Windows 7 64-bit require more memory than 32-bit, according to the upgrade advisor?
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Dell Optiplex 380 RAM upgrade

I own an optiplex 380 which currently has 2x2GB DDR3 RAM, now I am willing to upgrade to 8GB and I tested a Kingston ValueRam of 4GB @ 1333Mhz and my system beeped with 1 and 3 LED lights lit. So does ...
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Motherboard errors in work with memory

I have some problems with my motherboard. Some time ago there was BSOD every month ion my Win7. I've checked memory and MemTest showed (from 10 to 120) errors. Next i checked this memory with others ...
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Looking for Clarification on Binary Prefix Logic / History vs. SI Prefix

Recently I've looked into the SI and Binary prefixes used for digital storage / computing in general, and I'm still not sure I understand the logic behind the Binary prefix (actual question at the ...
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Identifying root cause of high RAM usage in Paged Pool?

So I pulled up my Task Manager today, and found that out of my 16GB of RAM, 14.5GB was "in-use". Naturally, I switch to the Processes tab, click "show processes by all users", and sort by Working Set ...
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What is the easiest method to check if I have DDR3 memory?

I want to find out if my mother-in-law's computer has DDR3 memory. She is living quite far away, and she is not completly computer illiterate, but downloading, installing and running a program might ...
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BSOD Error Code 1a

For the past couple of months I receive a BSOD Error Code 1a about 1-3 times every single day. It feels like the issue happens a lot when i'm using adobe flash, but i'm sure there is probably a more ...
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How can debug the computer freezes

I have PC with Win10 OS my problem was in windows when it freeze the system immediately reboot itself. i search about memory dump files in %SystemRoot% directory but nothing there. I reinstalled the ...
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Windows (or maybe Chrome) “micro” freezes

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 on a quite decent machine (16GB DDR3 Ram, i7 4770k, Asrock Z87 Pro4, Samsung 830pro). More lately, the feeling of using it became more and more slowly, without really ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager Ram Slots Indicator

In windows 10 under RAM in task manager it says "Slots used: 1 of 2" I was wondering if this is reliable, searching my laptop on-line suggests that it only has one slot. Is it worth buying an extra ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 RAM upgrade

I am upgrading my laptop's RAM. Currently it has Samsung RAM PC3. I inserted two different RAMs and they both hung the system. The new RAMs are PC3L. I just read that this might be the problem. Can ...
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Intel P6100 CPU and Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset

I have an Asus K52F-BBR5 notebook that uses an Intel P6100 ( 2GHZ 15x multiplier) and HM55 Express Chipset. I'm looking to replace it's 3GB with 8GB. The Crucial database seems to indicate that a ...
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High disk usage windows 8.1

i already read a lot of about 100% disk usage(50% because i have second disk) on windows machines but nothing help me. I figured out that i need to stop svchost.exe and ntdll.dll in it. Hovewer when i ...
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Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
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EDAC bridge lost 6000+ errors

I've setup two new servers for virtualization, and after working with them for a few hours i noticed a lot of error messages, starting at boot I get an error saying `EDAC sbridge: lost 150 memory ...
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Memory usage is high despite having only Chrome open

I've got a Dell 13z notebook with 8 gb of RAM (DD3, 666 Mhz). With 2 active Chrome tabs open, I somehow got 41% of my memory used. How is this possible? The top consuming processes running (the ones ...
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PC Completely Freezes, Needs to Be Rebooted

I have a pretty old built PC that I was recently upgrading. I upgraded quite a few different parts so I'm not sure what was the thing that lead to this issue but now my computer reliably freezes ...
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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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What happens when putting very fast RAM in slower Mobo with slower CPU?

This is a dumb question and I'm a bit ashamed of having to ask but it's the first time I stumbled across it. Let's say I have an i7 5960X with support for DDR4 1333/1600/2133, an ASUS X99E-WS which ...
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New Motherboard doesn't POST? Can't seem to solve the beep code puzzle

I just purchased an MSI 970A-G46 to use with an AMD FX processor I already had. I also got 8GB of DDR3 RAM to go with it, and a 120GB SSD. I hooked it all up, and put in the graphics card from my old, ...