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

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Windows 10 is ignoring my pagefile settings

Is there a way to make Windows follow my pagefile settings? I really don't want the pagefile on D; I'd rather have it disabled if there's no way to force it to be on C instead.
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Are all laptop DDR3 RAM sticks the same length, width and height?

I am looking to buy RAM for my laptop, but when I went to Amazon I noticed that different DDR3 laptop RAM sticks have different dimensions. For example, image 1 and image 2 show the technical details ...
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Unequal size dual channel ram, and lower-than-expected frequency

I'm updating a Dell Inspiron N5030, and stumbled upon an odd situation. The laptop has 1 GB and 2 GB of DDR3 ram installed for a total of 3 GB, Dual Channel. This is reported by both CPU-Z ("DC mode: ...
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Is this 1333 MHz Corsair memory compatible with my 1066 MHz MacBook 6.1?

My MacBook is 6.1 2.26 Intel Core2 Duo, 1066 MHz FSB (MC207*/A). Corsair memory is Mac Memory 8 GB DDR3 SODIMM (CMSA8GX3M1A1333C9). It says "supports memory bus speeds of up to 1333 MHz". Is it safe ...
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Kernel threads and process virtual address

If the kernel is spawned as threads and resides in the memory then how could the ps command identify them if those are not normal process and i give you more look here: root 2 0 0 ...
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1600 MHz RAM, detected as 1333, XMP doesn't work

I have an Asus M51AC-FR034S PC which has a M51AC motherboard that is in fact a rebranded H87M-PRO. I have 2 RAM sticks (I don't know the exact word for that) A-Data MI64C1D1629Z1 8GB 1600 MHz Slot ...
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What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?

EDIT4 We now have an answer. Thank you for everyone participating in the test and of course those downvoting the question. With 8GB or 6GB windows 8.1 x64 machine you get a low memory warning if your ...
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Downclock DDR3 1600mhz to 1333mhz GA-P55-USB3

I'm determined to pursue this to it's end before I decide to return the hardware. System Specs: CPU: i5 650 Motherboard: GA-P55-USB3 2x 4GiB DDR3 1600MHz (formerly 2x 2GiB DDR3 1333MHz) The ...
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big and non-coherent non paged pool despite settings

Since I upped my memory on my computer, the non-paged pool became really big (went up from 96MB with 2GB ram to 715MB with 16GB). It is not understandable as the task manager reports less than 1MB ...
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Upgrading RAM from 2 GB to 8 GB [on hold]

I want to Upgrade my RAM from 2GB to 8GB. I have Lenovo G560 Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor and Windows 10 with 64 bit. So What much money required to do that. Please give me suggestion for that. ...
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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, ...
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How to load entire process memory from swap quickly (linux)?

I run a bunch of CPU-hungry processes in parallel, they normally use a few GB of memory each. From time to time they allocate large amount of memory too (say 150-250GB). Usually at most one of the ...
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Relation between system RAM capacity and VRAM capacity?

There are some months ago, I saw on a forum (sorry, I do not have the URL!) that we need to respect a ratio of 4:1 between the capacity of the system RAM and VRAM. For example, having 16 GB of system ...
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Unreasonable RAM usage in Windows 7

I have a fresh install of Windows 7, and my RAM in normal startup goes up to 2.5GB. I looked at Task Manager, and there's at least 1.5GB missing from there and in Resource Monitor as well. There's no ...
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Is it Optimal to balance RAM across banks

It's well known that using matched pairs of RAM in a single bank with Dual Channel Architecture is optimal, both so that the two sticks have similar timings, equal capacity, etc. But what about ...
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Memory heirarchies and kernel boot options

I'm booting a Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS server on a Core-i5 T5200U machine with kernel boot options agp=off ipv6.disable=1 intremap=no_x2apic_optout biosdevname=0 audit=0. When I inspect dmesg, I see the ...
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Does DDR RAM also have a minimum bandwidth?

Reading about DDR3 on Wikipedia I can see that it has a peak data transfer rate. However, I assume the peak rate to be a theoretical maximum. Can we also derive a minimum transfer rate for DDR3 RAM, ...
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Can I use my ACER ASPIRE 421 ZQ1's ram to my DELL inspiron 14r 5421?

I have this Acer laptop which motherboard has gone due to thunder surge. So it's basically gone , but I also have a dell laptop and I was wondering if I could use the ram of the ACER laptop in my DELL ...
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Windows 7 PC stuck in boot loop after RAM upgrade

I just upgraded a Dell Optiplex 980 desktop PC (with a Core i5-650 CPU) from its previous 2x2GB (4GB total) of RAM to a new 4x4GB (16GB total). This is the maximum it should support, according to the ...
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Improve pdf render speed

What hardware resources (more/better CPU, RAM, or GPU) should be increased to improve pdf render speeds? We need to keep on flipping to next-page of pdf at the rate of 10 page/s and the pdfs contain ...
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RAM upgrade for ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my home rig with more memory, but I don't know which RAM chips I should buy. I currently have 6GB, I need more to be able to run VMs. I am considering buying Kingston HyperX Red ...
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What will happen if I remove the RAM while the computer is on?

What will happen if I remove the RAM while the computer is on?
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What am I missing with these RAM chips?

I have 2 RAM chips - one that works, and I thought I understood what i'd need to match it, but the new one I've bought does not work -- what am I missing?? So I have a Acer Revo 3700 (currently seem ...
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Which RAM stick to pick? [on hold]

Please don't confuse this question with a 2x2GB or 4GB. I have 2 RAM sticks that are shown side by side in the two photos. Both are from different manufacturers, but both have the same capacity ...
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In CMD.exe, “start sh.exe” creates a conhost process which takes 700 MB memory

Git bash (sh.exe) otherwise takes little memory, but when started with CMD's start sh.exe command, it creates a conhost.exe process that takes 3-700 MB memory. Interestingly start cmd /k sh.exe ...
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What does atop 'cache' output really mean?

The atop man page says: An occupation percentage of 90% is considered 'critical'. Notice that this occupation percentage is the accumulated memory consumption of the kernel (including slab) ...
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Upgrading the memory of my laptop Dell Inspiron N4030

I have 4 GB rams on my laptop; 2x2GB. Both of them are DDR3 1333 MhZ. My processor is Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz × 4. I want to upgrade the memories as 1x8GB or 2x4GB. 8GB one is this one: ...
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Is it possible to run a 2GB RAM on Asrock G31M-VS?

I just want to know if I can stick another 2GB RAM on my Computer. System Hardware: Motherboard: ASRock G31M-VS (FSB1333 DDR2 800 Dual Channel). CPU: Pentium Dual-Core 2.5GHz. RAM: DDR2 800 Memory: ...
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Memory not being properly detected

I purchased a Crucial 4GBx2 kit and recently installed the two sticks. One stick was detected, while the other was not. I tried reseating and moving the stick, however, the stick was still not ...
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Don't understand these RAM specs

I was reading the RAM specifications for my motherboard, an Intel DH61CR, here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000006781.html I don't really understand ...
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16 GB of my 32 GB of memory is unusable, marked as “hardware reserved” and [duplicate]

So I've googled around and tried a lot of stuff to fix this and none of it has worked. Half my RAM is hardware reserved, and I do some image processing of large collections of images, so I need that ...
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How much ram does my pc has?

I want to turn this old pc into a home server. When I bought it (few USD) I was told it has 4 GB ram but I only see 3072MB The SPD says slot0 2048 and slot1 2048 but DIMM says 2048 and 1024. So ...
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FAT32 vs. NFTS microSD card

UPDATE: OK, so in response to the suggestions below, I formatted to exFAT. Transferred a movie on to it. Put it in the tablet. Guess what? It won't read it. Says the card is blank and needs to be ...
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PrimoCache - How to use my ram to cache “frequent read data” for ssd

How to use ram to cache (frequently data read) for ssd ? (Instead use ssd to cache for hdd like before) Examble : Everyday i turn on computer and open Firefox.vv, bla bla. This is my "frequent read ...
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How to Decrease the memory footprint of Windows 10 64 bit OS

Having recently migrated to Windows 10 from a Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu/Kali/Redhat) along with extensive usage of virtual OS's Finding it difficult to reduce memory footprint of windows 10 OS on a ...
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What limits Windows 7 x64 machines to <=192GB RAM?

I know motherboards, BIOS, etc may set upper limits on how much RAM we can install or use on individual machines. However, what defines the maximum RAM for Windows 7 x64? Is that a fundamental ...
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Trying to figure out if my processor supported RAM I just brought [duplicate]

I just brought G. Skill RipJaws and this is my first time buying RAM to update my computer. When it arrived today it said on the package it was compatible with Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 and ...
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My RAM is defective, should I reinstall my OS?

My stick of RAM is defective, and has been behind numerous errors on my PC in the past few months since I built it. After I confirmed that the RAM was the culprit with MemTest86, I've purchased a new ...
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Computer doesn't use more than 4 of my 8GB of RAM…? (64-bit computer)

Recently, to future-proof my computer, I've added on top of my original 4GB of memory. I brought the total memory to 8GB, and I've got no noticeable change in speed-- even when it should. I went to ...
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How to see what application is running from a particular memory address?

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and I'm getting an NBCore.exe exception box that pops up that says: The exception unknown software exception 0x40000015 occurred in the application at location ...
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Running matlab on Windows through Mac

I need to do some work on matlab which must be through windows. Unfortunately I have a 2014 mid retina (8gb ram, core i5). Would one think I would be able to run it through parallel? I need to do some ...
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Installed 4-8GB GSkill DDR3 SDRAM In My AMD Windows 7 Computer; OS Says 16GB Available [duplicate]

When I built my home desktop five years ago my AMD M4A88TD-V motherboard had 4x2GB GSkill DDR3 RAM. When I would click on Computer->Properties, it would say 8GB installed, 7GB usable. Tonight I ...
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Upgrading laptop RAM [duplicate]

(This question was originally asked for my specific laptop: Dell XPS 15 L502X. But it seems that understanding I gained from the upgrade experience I am able help my friends to decide upgrading RAM ...
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Pipe file content into PowerShell command without loading the entire file to memory

I've recently started using PowerShell, hoping to never miss Bash again. I want to restore an instance of a PostgreSQL database. In Bash, or in the old command prompt, I would type: psql ...
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Is there a way to Tweak Windows 10 memory management (compression store)?

Is there a way to Tweak Windows 10 memory management (compression store) ? if YES how can i do it (i am willing to try registry or .DLL hack) Details on how windows 10 memory management works
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What is the difference between DDR3 and GDDR5? [duplicate]

As I said, Before I begin, this is not a duplicate of What is the different between DDR3 and GDDR3, so idk why it has been marked as a duplicate this is an entirely different question. What im talking ...
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What is 'System and compressed memory' and why is it using so much memory? [duplicate]

On Windows 10, There is a process System and compressed memory. What is it and why is it using so much memory?
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Windows 7 uses 800 MB RAM right after clean startup

I have Windows 7 installed on the computer with 2 GB RAM. Recently I've been running out of memory quite often while running all the same tasks; the windows would display warnings and so on. However ...
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Program crashing due to low RAM

Hi We have a machine that is controlled by a Windows 7 proffesional 32 bit machine. The machine is controlled by a software application that requires a machine with 4 GB ram. Sometimes the ...
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Memory - Available vs Free?

I have windows 7 , with 8 GB ram. currently I see - I read here that : • Total is the amount of RAM installed on your computer, listed in megabytes (MB). (✔ ok). • Cached refers to the ...