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

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Losing memory application

I have a 2009 Mac Book Pro. Just added 8 G of memory. It filled that memory in 10 minutes. I have to force quite up to five times a day. If you offer help please use lay terms as I cannot ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 8 entirely from RAM after boot?

How can I extract and run Windows 8 entirely from RAM? Is it even possible?
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Windows 7 - Additional RAM installed, but usable amount did not increase? [duplicate]

We have just upgraded a PC running Windows 7 Enterprise Edition (32bit) to have 4gb of memory instead of 2gb. Previously, there was 989mb of usable memory (with 2gb total installed). After upgrading, ...
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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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Why does not Windows statically allocate RAM for Intel Integrated Graphics?

I wanted to know how much RAM is being utilized. It said that out of the 12 GB installed, 7 gb was allocated overall and it showed me the split up for each processes. I could not find the RAM ...
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Intel - How pre-allocated memory and legacy VGA works

Reading a few datasheets for Intel processors and I keep reading - This address range extends from 1 MB to the top of physical memory that is permitted to be accessible by the IMC (as ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote MX65 claims to support 667 MHz RAM, but doesn't work with it

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote MX65-100 with Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset. The specification data sheet claims that supports 667 MHz memory, however I cannot make it work with Buffalo Select ...
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Commit charge is 100% full but physical memory is just 60% when using no page file

I have disabled the page file in my system (hard disk is too slow, cannot buy a new one right away, cannot move page file to another partition). When I see into Resource Monitor, using memory ...
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How to fix issues laptop memory [duplicate]

I have installed 8 Gigabytes of RAM into my laptop, but it says there is only 7.74 Gigabytes unusable, what has gone wrong?
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Samsung Series 5 - RAM Upgrade

I am looking to install an extra 4 GB of RAM on my Samsung Series 5 (NP530U3B-A01US) and have watched videos on YouTube for the installation. It seems to be too easy to be true in the videos... For ...
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New ram prevents PC from booting up

I have an AsRock H55M-Pro with a core i3-530, running Windows 7 64-bit. I have 2x2gb of crucial ram running in it at the moment (slots A2, B2). I purchased 2x4gb sticks of Kingston HyperX ram 2400. ...
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Can Task Manager show the total memory usage for a group of processes?

Some applications like Google Chrome and TweetDeck show up as several processes in Windows Task Manager. This means that the memory reported in each row is only part of the overall amount used by ...
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Upgrading Ram from 4GB to 8GB in packard bell tm80

I own a Packard bell Tm80 laptop (this website has pulled up this info on recommended ram upgrade option): http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=71500C5AA5CA7304 I have Samsung ram ...
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Crysis on Windows 8.1 triggers low-memory warning

A more specific case of "How do I make the Windows low memory warning less sensitive?". Please don't migrate this post to Arqade; I was directed to post this question here from Arqade. I just got a ...
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Issues with 10GB RAM on ASUS P5E3 Premium

I hope a computer expert can help me out with this. I currently have this motherboard: Asus P5E3_Premium WiFi AP_n and I have 2GB (2 x 1GB modules) installed in there already : ...
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OSX Mavericks using way too much RAM

I recently upgraded my mid-2011 15" MacBook Pro to OSX 10.9 Mavericks. Since then, my computer's RAM usage spikes to the point of making my computer unusable. Specifically, anywhere between a minute ...
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Memory speed discrepancy between spec, BIOS and diagnostics

I have a new Dell Precision M4800 computer - the memory for it was spec'd at 1866MHz. When I ran the Dell built-in (to the BIOS) diagnostics, though, it reported the memory speed is 1600MHz. This ...
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Why won't 2GB of ram across 3 of 4 slots work on my motherboard (max 2GB)?

My desktop is an old home-built machine circa 200[5-6] running Ubuntu 11.10 (but this is not relevant because I'm reading available ram from BIOS loading screen), with an ASUS P5GPL motherboard, not X ...
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New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
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When doing IDE DMA on x86, can other CPUs access the memory?

I am unfamiliar with hardware. I am studying the IDE disk I/O and DMA on x86. I want to know that when doing a IDE disk I/O with DMA, can other CPUs access the memory (or exactly, the same memory ...
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Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
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SSD and RAM. Are they compatible with my motherboard? [on hold]

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H (rev 1.0) with Intel Core i3. I am planning on buying "Crucial Ram DDR3 16GB kit 1600MHz Ballistix Sport XT " and a "Samsung 120Gb Sata III 840 EVO SSD Drive" ...
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My RAM / memory sticks got wet, can I still use them?

I had a small pile of accumulated, salvaged desktop RAM / memory sticks sitting on my desk. I made the apparently unwise decision to drink my triple-extra-large sody-pop near them, and to my demise, ...
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Encrypting most of RAM via swap

I am looking to encrypt most of the RAM on my Linux machine by creating a very large swap partition mounted on a RAM disk and encrypting it. The idea is that if the section of unencrypted ram is ...
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Will adding more RAM speed up my computer?

Apparently, you can speed up your computer by adding more RAM. Is the amount of ram to be added is directly or indirectly related to the amount of hard-disk space, processor speed, Motherboard etc... ...
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Do DDR3 SODIMM modules come in sizes greater than 8GB?

I'm really interested on buying a 1x16GB DDR3 SODIMM module because my laptop has only one memory slot. I know that DIMM modules with 16GB do exist. But I can find only packs with two 8GB modules of ...
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How to stop chromium crashing?

I am using chromium browser in Lubuntu, in a old laptop with the early centrinos and 512 MB RAM. Chromium crashes very often (the "He's Dead, Jim!" page). I understand that this may have to do with ...
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Why would an unmatching RAM module prevent a computer from booting?

I recently came across a Power Mac G4 that I was tasked to find out if it worked. The computer had been slightly stripped, having no optical disk drives and all cables inside disconnected. After I ...
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Mixing rams with different frequencies and sizes

I have a computer with 2× 1 GB DDR3 1067 MHz RAM modules. Now I bought 2× 2 GB DDR3 1600 MHz modules. My questions: Should I remove the 1 GB modules and use the new ones only (2× 2 GB = 4 GB ...
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RAM decision for laptop

These are my two options: Option 1: Number of sticks: 1 Number of RAM on each stick: 4GB MHz on each stick: 799 MHz Option 2: Number of sticks: 2 Number of RAM on each stick: ...
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Firefox bottleneck with lot's of tabs open?

I'm currently using Firefox 28.0 on a windows 7 system on a SSD. Sometimes, when I do some research, I open about 180 + tabs on my machine. This makes firefox super slow, without using the SSD or CPU ...
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Limit total RAM usage to certain value in Windows

Windows 8 32 bit OS running on my AMD 64 bit processor with 4GB RAM many a times hangs or restarts probably after certain level of RAM usage. Is there a way to limit RAM usage upto a certain value ? ...
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Windows 8 computer out of memory due to bad memory tuning

Despite having 8 GB of physical RAM on my computer, after a while (many Google Chrome usage), it gets stuck and I can't start any program. The existing programs miserably get killed... Which tuning ...
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Why was the Heartbleed bug not stopped by Address Space Layout Randomisation?

From experience if I've ever practised buffer overflow attacks, I would get a seg fault or storage violation exception if I tried to access memory that didn't match my process' protection key. How ...
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Will more than 8 GB of RAM work on ASUS P5E3 Premium?

There seems to be some anecdotal evidence here and here that I could put more than 8 GB of RAM (say, 16 GB) into the 4 slots on the ASUS P5E3 Premium motherboard. Can anyone confirm whether or not ...
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Windows 7 - out of memory when mounting harddrives

I am having a problem on Windows 7 (pro, 64bit, latest updates) when mounting hard-drives: Windows becomes unresponsive will show out-of-memory-errors will advice to close all programs and restart ...
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I want to increase the swappiness in my windows 7

as I have 60% RAM usage every time. I have already increased Virtual Memory (Increased Swap Size) but want to increase swappiness too. see my RAM usage:
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Is it safe to use RAM sticks with different frequencies?

I have two RAM sticks: one 533 MHz and one 667 MHz. Is it safe to use both of these in the same system?
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Upgrading my E2-3200 Desktop with RAM and SSD

Overnight (literally), I "lost" home use of a pair of i5 / 8GB / Win 8.1 Laptops (Lenovo and Asus) I used for home development. I use Visual Studio 2013 and Sql Server. Besides that I surf the web. ...
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CPU-Z says my PC3-10600 1333MHz RAM is actually PC3-10700 667MHz. Do I have 1333 or 667 MHz RAM?

CPU-Z says this: DDR3 4096 MBytes PC3-10700 (667 MHz) I am supposed to have PC3-10600 1333MHz. What am I not understanding? Or, is my RAM only half of what the label and seller claims it to be? ...
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How to check RAM timings in linux?

In windows, CPUz provides info about memory timings. Is it possible to view that in linux? Is there any app that can show me the memory timings of the RAM currently installed in my system? EDIT: I ...
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Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?

Have been sitting with 8GBs of RAM for 2 years still thinking I needed another 4GBs and never questioning why so often I get message about low physical memory that would close all open programs ...
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Can I change my DDR PC 400 to DDR PC 2700?

I just want to ask if I can change my DDR PC 400 to DDR PC 2700? I am having a hard time to find a DDR PC 400 here in our place. So Im thinking of replacing it to DDR PC 2700. Is it okay? Can I use ...
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Why my computer keep crashing? [With some data]

Just bought this PC used from a guy, it has the following config: AMD FX-8120 HD 7850 2GB Core Edition (4x) OCZ Gold Edition 2GB DDR3 1066Mhz Asus M5A78L LE This PC should run games like GTA IV ...
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VMWare CPU Usage reaching 100% when running software

I have VMWare Workstation and I'm very new to it. Unfortunately for some reason when using it with a software I have, it keeps hitting 100% CPU usage and my computer freezes. What's odd though is ...
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Adding a second RAM chip to Asus U32U Laptop [closed]

I have an Asus U32U laptop. The specific model is RX012D. The configuration is: AMD® APU E-450 AMD A50M Chipset AMD Radeon® HD 6320 Built-in 320GB 5400RPM HDD Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (will move to ...
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overclocking Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop/ upgrading ram

I'm trying to upgrade my laptop (dell inspiron 1545). i'm planning on upgrading the ram, but i'm looking at bus speed and im not entirely sure what to get. I was considering overclocking my system ...
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Does more RAM usage cause more battery usage?

I'm using a 2 year old 15" AMD laptop running Windows 8, and its battery life is not as long as the brand new ultrabooks for sure. In the place I'm currently working I don't have access to a power ...
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4 GB of RAM, only 2.67 GB usable

My laptop was using a 2 GB RAM and I thought it wasn't enough, so I bought a new 4 GB RAM stick. I have been playing graphic and memory-intensive games, such as Battlefield 4 (the Recommended ...
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How are reserved and ACPI NVS memory sizes counted?

My PC has 8GB of memory installed and is running Win 7 64-bit. I ran a tool named fwmemmap that shows the firmware memory map for the system but it's showing around 60MB more than is physically ...