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

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dmidecode - No memory controller information

I'm trying to gather information about the memory controller on a server. It's custom-built (not by me) so I have no reference manual. OS is XenServer 6.5. MoBo is GigaByte GA-6PXSV4. This is what I ...
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Is there a disadvantage in starting multiple applications simultaneously?

Basically I'm wondering if a principle like cache locality, i.e. it's advantegous to access consecutive pieces of memory because usually bigger chunks of that memory are loaded into cache, also ...
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Motherboard(MSI X99A GAMING 7) and RAM(Dominator Platinum Series) for i7-4820k, will this work?

A year ago I decided to upgrade my computer specs. I've bought a GTX980, an i7-4820k, and a motherboard Asus Z97-E. When the computing technician was going to build my PC, he told me that the ...
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Making Excel Faster

I'm working with around 30 Excel spreadsheets and excel is having trouble keeping up with me. None of these Spreadsheets is very large, maybe only 200kb each, but Excel sweating trying to copy one or ...
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Why does Dropbox use so much memory on Linux?

pmap shows that Dropbox uses nearly 200MB of memory (on Linux). When I run Dropbox on Windows, it only uses about 30MB of memory. What is the reason for that? Also, why are there so many [ anon ] ...
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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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What is the minimum amount of RAM required to run Linux Kernel in ARM cortex-a5?

I want to know what is the minimum amount of RAM required to run Linux Kernel (4.6) in ARM cortex-a5. Now I am using 32MB PSRAM but whenever I am loading vmlinux (elf format) through debugger to ...
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Why do programs allocate so much memory for simple commands?

Valgrind reports that whois allocates a lot of memory even if I just ask for its version. $ valgrind whois --version ==18086== Memcheck, a memory error detector ==18086== Copyright (C) 2002-2015, and ...
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Apache not responding for wordpress

We are running a apache server on google cloud. Below is the server spec Machine type : n1-standard-1 (1 vCPU, 3.75 GB memory) CPU platform : Intel Ivy Bridge I have hosted a wordpress ...
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Any way to get Linux to dump stack info for a process before oom-killing it?

Trying to debug an infrequent (albeit painful) oom-killed HTTP process on a Centos 6 box. I get the usual in logs: Out of memory: Kill process 14466 (httpd) score 405 or sacrifice child And the ...
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Need an Advice in RAM upgrade [on hold]

What Ram would perform the best: DDR3 (6 x 4GB) 2Rx8 PC3-10600R-09-10-B0-D2 M393B5273CH0-CH9 ECC REGISTERED DDR3 (6X 4GB) 2RX4 PC3-10600R M393B5170FHD-CH9 ECC REGISTERED 2x(3 X 2 GB TRIPLE CHANNEL ...
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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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RAM memory allocated to Windows 7 64 bit guest machine in VirtualBox

I have a laptop with 12 GB of RAM running Xubuntu. Then I have Windows 7 64 bit running as a guest machine in VirtualBox. My question: I have allocated 6 GB of RAM to Windows 7 guest machine in the ...
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Is there a way to disable a page in google chrome from hogging memory?

I like to play Heroes of the Storm on occasion, and often I look at hotslogs.com while I am playing. I notice either a memory leak or something hogging my CPU while the site is running though. Is ...
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How to use compcache for Linux 3.2 (Debian Wheezy)

How do I set up and configure compcache for Debian Wheezy (3.2 kernel). As far as I can understand compcache is now in the kernel and is not to be found in the debian repo either. Compcache should be ...
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Is my computer using too much RAM, possible faulty drivers?? My results using PoolMon

Lately I have been getting Memory Management BSODs. I have 16GB of RAM, so i am unsure as to why this is happening. My SWAP usage would sometimes get high, but i am not sure if that is a related ...
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Bios and System showing different RAM size

I just installed DDR2 2 GB Ram into my PC where i have already installed 1 GB Ram. I check bios it showing correct total 3GB RAM but system properties showing only 2 GB. I also check using Z-CPU id ...
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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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Laptop RAM Upgradation Parameters [duplicate]

I have 2 gb DDR3 1333mhz laptop ram and i want to buy another 4 gb ram DDR3 of 1333mhz but of differnt brand . so is it ok if only frequencies of 2 rams are matching or do i need to look into another ...
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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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Are computers with more RAM potentially faster if not all memory is usually in use?

Let's say I have a computer with 16 GB of memory. If my computer is usually only using about 4 GB and never reaches 8 GB, is it any faster than a computer with only 8 GB of (the same type of) memory? ...
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What does the MHz of RAM really mean?

Countless of times I've heard and read that RAM-memory can have different speeds - denoted as MHz (e.g. 1066 MHz). However, what this frequency really is has never been explained to me and I'm having ...
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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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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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Windows 10 not Using Full RAM

I have Windows 10 Education 64-bit installed on my HP Probook 4530 with 8GB Ram(2x4). The thing i noticed is that my system is not using full RAM. It Display and reads full RAM, but in usage it only ...
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Windows 8.1 High memory usage (Unknown source)

For awhile now my laptop has been running incredibly slow and I'm suspecting it's from the unexplained high memory usage I've been seeing for a few weeks now. I've looked into a number of things, but ...
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Why can't you install operating system onto RAM [duplicate]

Why can't you install an operating system onto RAM? I know RAM is temporary memory and this memory will be lost when the power is switched off so can't the computer like save the state of the ...
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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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Can't get dual-channel memory status from Linux — why?

I have a slot A3+ motherboard (Gigabyte ATX GA990ZA-UD3-R5) with an AMD FX-8320E CPU and two 8Gb memory sticks (identical, bought together as a kit). I followed the instructions on the manual and ...
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MemTest86 shows many errors with same err-bit

My computer running Windows 8.1 with one 4GB RAM always shows blue screen of death with code: KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE So I run Windows diagnostic tool and it says hardware problems detected and ...
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Memory leak issues with games on windows 10

I'm running windows 10 on my desktop and consistently getting RAM problems when playing games - only seems to happen with games - I doubt it's due to lack of RAM (I have 24GB) so I'm guessing it's ...
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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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Can you find problems with this machine configuration? [closed]

tl;dr: Are the components at the bottom of this message reasonable for a one-user Ubuntu server that will be running multiple VM containers? Details: I'm a software developer working with a variety ...
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How to solve “system and compressed memory” taking 50% of the CPU? [duplicate]

Recently I connected a second hard drive to my laptop. After that system and compressed memory started eating 50% of the CPU. I removed new hard drive and it became normal. How to solve this issue?
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Computer with high specs lags for some reason. Don't know why

My computer has pretty decent specs. Windows 10.1 i5 3.7ghz processor 16GB Ram 4GB Nvidia GTX 980 Graphics Card CCleaner is run regularly. Over the last few weeks the computer has begun lagging and ...
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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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Error 0xc000021a when booting Windows 7, cannot install Windows 10

The situation is as follows: A Windows 7 machine whose PSU was replaced not too long ago has started failing to boot, with startup repair, sfc and dism and anything similar doing nothing. However, ...
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Is there a way to limit buffer cache size in linux?

I've got program consuming a lot of memory during I/O operations, which is a side effect of performing loads of them. When I run program using direct_io the memory issue is gone but time it takes for ...
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more than 98% of ram usage by svchost

Recently I am facing some problem that I can't understand the reason.I start my computer and after a few minutes ram usage goes up to 98% only svchost use it.I don't know what to do.To overcome the ...
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Why is my computer overheating after installing 2 new ram 4g ddr2

My motherboard is a ms-7390 and currently running it with 4gigs of ram made up of 2 2gig ddr2 sticks. My computer is overheating after upgrading to 8gigs and replacing the sticks with 2 4gig ddr2 ...
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Installing DDR3L 1600MHz on HP 8200 Elite (DDR3 1333MHz)

I tried to read as much as I can but I want to be sure: I want to install: Kingston 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L Non-ECC CL11 DIMM 1.35V On my: HP Compaq 8200 Elite Which supports: DDR3 1333MHz Am I safe? ...
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Why is my ssd's available space randomly changing?

I have a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 which currently has about 25GB free space. Once booted I can open My Computer and while doing nothing, watch as the free space randomly fluctuates until there is no ...
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Can I use DDR3L SODIMM instead of DDR3 SODIMM

I have a Asus laptop x552vl-sx031d and I have pushed it up to 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB). Since I'm a software developer I really need more than that. So I wanted to buy 8GB DDR3L modules to replace my DDR3 ...
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System restarting after installing new RAM

I have an Intel DH55TC motherboard, had a 2GB DDR3 RAM installed on it and have been using it for about 3 to 4 years. Recently i thought of upgrading the RAM to 8 GB and bought two 4GB DDR3 Kingston ...
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Why pagefaults when no paging file?

I just installed some extra RAM and set my paging file size to 0 for all drives on my Win7 machine. Task manager shows plenty of physical memory as being free, yet some processes are still ...
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How to do a memory dump in Bochs?

How do you do a memory dump in Bochs? (Either physical or virtual -- but both would be even better!)
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My BIOS sometimes recognizes only half of available RAM

I have been having RAM problems for 4 days now. Of 4 installed GiB RAM, sometimes 4 GiB are recognized by BIOS, sometimes only 2. 2 days ago I cleaned the copper contact points of the RAM modules ...
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What is the Optimal Virtual Memory Size For 8 GB RAM | WIN 10?

I would like to ask experts that What is the optimal Virtual Memory Size For 8 GB RAM | WIN 10 and how you calculate? I know the system says 1906 MB is recommended but is it enough or I should set ...
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Java. How do I override initial arguments?

I am in a pickle with a java application. When It launches it uses -Xmx 256m and Xss 2m. I need to make it use more ram because it keeps crashing when running out of ram. So I use java -jar ...