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

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VirtualBox is unable to allocate cached memory on windows (not considering it as available)

Host: Windows 7 64x bit, 6 GB of RAM Guest: Red Hat 64x bit Host machine resources without running any VMs: Windows Resources [Case I] Guest machine with 2 GB memory When I run a memory ...
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Why does emptying disk space speed up computers?

I have been looking to a bunch of videos and I now understand a bit better how computers work. I understand a bit better as well what is the RAM, the volatile and non-volatile memories or the process ...
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Why do Resource Monitor and Task Manager's total RAM usage not even remotely add up to the total Physical Memory usage?

I have noticed this on many different Windows machine, on many different occasions: the RAM usage reported by Task Manager or Resource Monitor often seems to add up to an amount which is significantly ...
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Memory Leak in Firefox?

After using Firefox for several days without restarting, my memory usage is extremely high. I have around 40-50 tabs open. Just now my memory usage was over 4gb and Firefox was extremely slow. After ...
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Ram speed compatibility

I have an Asus motherboard and I was going to upgrade my memory. The memory I was going to buy isn't listed in the manual. Would there be an issue? The board supports 1866 MHz and the memory is 1866. ...
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Stick of Memory won't fit into my computer

I bought some Memory/RAM that doesn't fit my computer's current slots, I'm not sure what I did wrong when I ordered them, but what I did notice was that the base of the stick, is different compared to ...
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Disproportionate amount of RAM usage

I'm doing my bi-annual clean up right now, and one disconcerting thing I noticed was my task manager listing my RAM usage at about 67-70%. I have 16GB of RAM (I do a lot of multi-tasking, a la game ...
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If I doubled my RAM, would my memory usage go down?

My PC currently only has 1GB of RAM, and I am currently using 86% of that. With 2GB of RAM, would I be using 43% right now?
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ECC memory in non ECC compatible wolfdale I333-d667

I know there are already some post of this theme, but I wanted to know if someone has tryed this with a wolfdale. I dont want to buy it and have problems booting or something like that. You may ...
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Memtest86+ freezes with 16GB RAM upgrade

I just bought a 16GB (4x4GB) set of CML16GX3M4A1600C9B RAM for my system, upgrading from an older 8GB (4x2GB) set that's currently in the system. Before purchasing, I checked the manual for my ...
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Memory not Unloading [closed]

One of our PC's is not unloading it's memory during certain tasks. The main one is when they choose to print a file to PDF. Select File Open in Adobe Acrobat Print to PDF Save and Close This is ...
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Making sure linux uses all my hardware correctly

I have a new decent computer coming my way in a week or so, and I have a few worries. I never had to care about installing Linux before as all my hardware was pretty low standard, but now I'll be ...
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How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
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How to add dedicated RAM on video card without BIOS?

I have Windows 8.1 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 with AMD Radeon 3100 Graphics card. The video card has only 256 MB of dedicated RAM. I saw that to add dedicated RAM to the video card I would ...
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Raising a processes' memory limit on FreeNAS

I am using BackupPC, which is a Free Software backup tool based on rsync for transfers, to back up a FreeNAS box. Recently, with more files being added to the NAS, this has stopped working. I get ...
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Windows 7 Swapping Threshold

When physical memory jumps to 80%, the RAM starts swapping itself to pagefile. How to increase this 80% threshold to say 90% ? I have 4GB of RAM which means the swapping starts when 3.2GB of RAM is ...
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Which of the following instructions can reference a memory location that is #1000 locations from the instruction? [migrated]

I am working on a question from a practice computer organization exam The Problem: Which of the following instructions can reference a memory location that is #1000 locations from the instruction? ...
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How much RAM in a Macbook for front-end/web development? [on hold]

I'm a front-end developer, I'm thinking about switching from Linux (ThinkPad) to OSX (Macbook Pro), my budget is pretty tight and I'm wondering if 8 GB of RAM would be enough for me? I'd say it'd be ...
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What affects the responsivness of the computer? [on hold]

I want to buy a new computer and what's the most important for me is the responsivness : the computer could be running for 200days in a row, have 50apps running I want to be able to open a new app or ...
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Which kind of memory do I need for this laptop?

I'm trying to upgrade the RAM in my laptop. It has two slots, but only 1 is filled with a 4gb stick, so I am looking for another 4gb to stick in the other slot. It is a HP g6-1d38dx. I found this ...
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Which RAM to upgrade MacBook 5,2?

I am trying to buy ram to upgrade a MacBook bought in Mid 2009. It is the 13 inch MacBook 5,2. This document gives some specs on the ram. It says DDR2, but does anyone know if DDR3 will also work? ...
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Upgrading memory in a laptop [duplicate]

I'm a bit confused about all the memory types and various bus frequencies of modern consumer PCs. Requesting expert help on the subject. So far I'm confident that: I have an Asus X51L laptop with ...
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Recommendation for memory pairing in a 13" MacBook Pro?

I know usually it's better to run the memory on dual channel, if possible, with a Kit of 2x2GB, but at the moment my laptop has 2x1gb and I wanted to upgrade it. Which means, I can either buy a kit ...
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How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer?

If I want to add more RAM to my computer, how can I buy something compatible? What kinds are there? How do I determine which kind my computer will accept and how much I can add?
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How can I find out which type of RAM I need for my laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer? I just bought an HP Laptop at Fry's and it has 6 GB of memory. I want to upgrade to 8. The problem is that I don't know ...
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How to know which memory RAM I can use on my laptop? [duplicate]

I've been needing to buy a new memory RAM for my laptop, but as I'm new on this type of things, and from the Internet I found out it can't be any random memory RAM, I am not sure which memory RAM I ...
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How much RAM can I put in an ASUS Q550LF?

I'm thinking about upgrading my laptop's RAM and I've been wondering two things: How many RAM slots does my laptop have? I've been looking online and I can't seem to find a clear answer. How much ...
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Are these memory modules suitable for my computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer? I have a Pentium 4 computer, 2.40 Ghz, with two ddr memory modules. The former module is reported as DDR (PC2700) and the ...
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Windows XP (32-bit) system with 8GB RAM, will I still get dual-channel benefit?

I am running a legacy Windows XP 32-bit PC (not for internet use of course). It has 2x4GB RAM which operates in dual-channel mode. Obviously Windows XP can only use 4GB RAM. One could argue the ...
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Possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later?

Is it possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later? For example if I'm using a video editing program and are in the middle of rendering a file, then I can go to ...
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How do I deal with processes which continuously open/close ports and increasingly consume memory?

According to file.net, nvtray.exe is some process for or from my video card. When I look at the Netstat part of XAMPP, it shows nvtray.exe continuously opening and closing ports, increment the port ...
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Which piece of hardware in my desktop is failing?

Almost 2 years ago I built a custom desktop. This week it seems to be becoming inoperable. It's a dual boot system capable of booting to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. When I sat down at it the other ...
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Can I put quad-rank 32GB DIMMS into an X99 chipset motherboard?

There was a recent question about quad-rank DDR4 memory which was later deleted by the author. The question about memory compatibility wasn't that interesting but the question surrounding memory ...
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PC cant even boot after BIOS clock changes

I've been having problems with my RAM and tried to overclock it to fix the issue. I changed NorthBridge from 2400mhz to 2800mhz. When turning on, monitor does not react at all, GPU and monitor all ...
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Centos 7 detecting only 3 GB of RAM

Centos 7 is detecting only less than 3GB of RAM instead of 4 [root@compute ~]# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2913 425 ...
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What used the linux memory? Low cache, low buffer, not a VM

First of all, yes, I have read LinuxAteMyRAM, which doesn't explain my situation. # free -tm total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 48149 43948 ...
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Arch Linux insane memory usage

I just installed Arch Linux and set it pretty much up how I want it to be. At the moment XFCE4 with LighDM, Firefox and a few other little applications are running. I wanted to see whats going on in ...
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Can I use PC3L memory module in a PC3 slot

I apologize if this is not the right *exchange to ask, but this is the closest one I guess. My ThinkPad X201 supports only PC3 memory and I have one extra module PC3L (stands for Low Voltage AFAIK). ...
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Why won't computer recognize new memory?

Asus Q55OLF Windows 8.1- It came with 2 4gb memory sticks installed. I tried to upgrade by adding 1 8gb stick. My laptop will not recognize the new memory. I tried switching slots. No difference. ...
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Difference between ddr3 ram pc3-10600S vs pc3-10600

I am trying to upgrade my ram of my HP g62-b51se and found that the stock ram type is ddr3 pc3-10600s . i am trying to find the difference between that(pc3-10600S) and pc3-10600 .Thanks
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How can I deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro (Retina 13")? [migrated]

Is there a way to deactivate bad RAM regions on a Macbook Pro Retina 13"? I was not able to update my Mac to OS X 10.10.3. Complete reinstall was also not successful. I ran diagnostics and memtest86, ...
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Is it possible upgrade my laptop so photorealistic virtual images take less time to render? [closed]

I use 'Virtual Worlds 3D design software' to render photorealistic images of bathroom & kitchen designs. On the settings I feel produce the best results for the client, it can take 20 - 30 mins ...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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What does 16*256 dram structure mean?

I want to understand the difference between the dram structures 16*256 and 8*512 Ram indicates? I have read on many rams stating 16*256, 8*512 1*4gb, which one is better and in what ways. I am ...
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Does MotherBoard limit RAM?

http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/hewlett-packard-09e0h-mainboard-specifications/ ^^ That page lists the specs of my motherboard. It says that it can support 4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM slots Supports DDR2 ...
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What hardware is needed to support ECC UDIMM / ECC RDIMM

There are 2 types of server RAM's UDIMM unbuffered (or unregistered) ECC (Error correction) RDIMM registered (buffered) ECC memories. The main difference between them is that UDIMM are using CPU's ...
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Asus X200MA Notebook RAM upgrade

I want to upgrade current 2GB RAM of my X200MA to 4 GB. However, to retain 2-year warranty (I have just bought it within last 3 months), I have to do it through warranty department. I called them and ...
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Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
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What is the exact difference between the parameters (pgpgin, pswpin) and (pswpout, pgpgout) in /proc/vmstat?

Please note that this question is specific to linux only. And by swap space, I mean the dedicated swap partition. I did google a bit on this, and found these definitions: Paging refers to writing ...
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Application to Automatically Free Modified Memory

Is there a Windows application or script that can free modified memory belonging to a given application. I have tried Flush File Cache which is great as a big ol' hammer to clean out all modified ...