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

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2400 MHz RAM running at 1200MHz?

I recently built my own gaming/ daily use rig check it out here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/arvan08/saved/YjNxFT You can see that the Kingston 2400 MHz is fully compatible with the ASUS Z97-K ...
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Confuse about DDR3 and DDR3L for my Acer laptop

I have this problem upgrading my laptop ram, because my stock sodimm is PC3L-12800s and I bought a new ram for upgrade and the specs are PC3-12800 (Crucial 4gb DDR3 PC3-12800) does it fit? Does my new ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 - too much RAM when idle

My hosting company has recently upgraded my VPS to 6 CPU units and 4GB of RAM. It't running Windows Server 2008 r2 x64. After the upgrade I can notice that 50%-75% (2GB-3GB) of RAM is being used ...
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How do I make Windows 7 less aggressive in caching memory?

I've noted recently that Windows 7 on my machine has been complaining about running out of memory and that I should close some programs. It would then usually point out a program I have running that ...
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If RAM is cheap, why don't we load everything to RAM and run it from there?

RAM is cheap, and much faster than SSDs. It's just volatile. So why don't computers have a LOT of RAM, and on power up, load everything to the RAM from the hard drive/SSD and just run everything from ...
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Does Lenovo T400 can only work with up to 4GB RAM?

Does Lenovo T400 only work with up to 4GB RAM? On the detailed specifications for the Lenovo T400, it says "512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB, or 4GB memory" and "Supports up to 4GB maximum memory". Is it for the ...
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CentOS 6.3 x86_64, 3.3GB memory available, 4GB memory installed

I've searched serverfault and found this question: Linux x86_64 reports 3.2G of memory instead of 4G But my problem is slightly different from that one. I've checked my BIOS. I didn't find the Memory ...
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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 difference between virtual memory and built-in memory (RAM)?

I allocated ~24GB of my hard-drive as "virtual memory" -- what I understand to be extra space that the computer can use as RAM. My system has 8GB RAM built in, so my assumption is that I'm pumping a ...
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Low Memory Performance

I am currently benchmarking some of my code to see where the bottleneck is. My memory is DDR3 1066MHz DualChannel Mode This should result in 17GB/s peak memory performance. With my code I am ...
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Why does launchd keep killing processes

I've noticed my system.log is getting flooded with messages like this: May 5 12:56:08 macpro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.qtkittrustedmoviesservice[8568]): Exited: Killed: 9 May 5 12:56:08 ...
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Is it possible to install 8GB sticks in a P7P55D Deluxe motherboard?

I've bought a stick of 8GB of RAM and I'm trying to install it on my P7P55D Deluxe, but until now, I've got no success. The manual of the board shows some models of compatible RAM sticks and most of ...
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Asus motherboard / FreeBSD memory issue

We have a FreeNAS server, Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard, 6GB of RAM. We want to upgrade it to 16GB. We installed 2 x 8GB RAM from Amazon: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s ...
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When does an EXE or DLL reuse 'physical' memory?

Over the years my application has grown from a few MB to more than 50MB. To simplify deployment I always sticked to having a single EXE file instead of having a smaller EXE and lots of DLL's (see ...
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Does the amount of pages from one process depend on memory size

I read somewhere that only the pages that a process needs to start up are loaded in memory, then as the program runs more pages may be loaded into memory depending on the code or data you're trying to ...
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Is this ram compatible with my motherboard?

Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400MHz 16GB 2x8GB CL11 XMP 1,65V ASUS Sabertooth Z77 socket ATX,Z77, DDR3 I am currently using: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB CL8 Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3 ...
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Reserve fixed RAM memory region as a block device ( with a given start physical address) [migrated]

There have been a lot of questions about RAM Disks and I am aware of ramfs and tmpfs which allow the use of ram as a block device. However my interest is in using a fixed memory address range as a ...
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Choosing between RAM frequency and timings [duplicate]

I have 2 sets of SAMSUNG 2GB DDR3 RAM 1: 2 x 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-8500S-07-10-F2 2: 2 x 2GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-09-10-F2 There 2 main differences: (8500S vs 10600S) and (07 vs 09) Which set is better to ...
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RAM Part Numbers - Meaning?

I hope this is the appropriate stackexchange to post this question. EDIT: I'm attempting to replace faulty ram and am trying to understand the meanings of the label to make correct decision. I have ...
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why is my sort slower with more ram?

System specs below. I recently purchased 2X4 RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 I already had 2X2 in there for a total of 12GB: Corsair ...
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Why is 4.5 GB of my RAM not recognised? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5 GB of my more than 4 GB of RAM? I have recently purchased 8 GB of RAM to upgrade my system to go along with a new shiny i5! ...
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Increase maximum locked memory for unprivileged user

I am trying to configure Ardour3 for Ubuntu Trusty 64. I get the following error: I have tried: root ulimit editing limits.conf This is my /etc/security/limits.conf: # ...
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More than 3.4 GB in windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 in 32 bit mode and apparently it doesn't know how to use more than 3.4 GB of RAM, but I have 8. I read about the PAE thing, and it is enabled on my system but it still limited to 3.4 ...
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Xen E820 memory map for domU kernels

How does xen handle E820 memory map for domU kernels? In my specific problem I am trying to map Non-Volatile RAM to domU kernels. The dom0 memory map returns the following relevant parts. ...
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How do I make the Windows low memory warning less sensitive?

I keep getting this annoying low memory warning/prompt to close games I play. It happens very often and I still have ~6 gigs of ram free. I disabled virtual memory because it was putting stuff on the ...
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RAM being displayed is lesser than the actual in my Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same machine. Earlier I had 3 GB of RAM,but now the Windows is displaying just 1 GB of RAM. Please also find the output of the free command in my Ubuntu : ...
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Fastest Memory (within reason) for a MotherBoard [closed]

I was wondering if it would be OK to use DDR3 3000 memory with Asus Maximus VI Impact MotherBoard, Intel® Core™ i3-4130T Processor and Steamcom's FC8 case The purpose of this machine is for a HTPC ...
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Virtual Machines: What components should I upgrade to improve running virtual machines?

at work I need to have one or sometimes two instances of a vmware virtual Windows 7 machine running on my real Windows 7 machine. The computer I'm using is Dell Precision 490 from 2009 I believe, ...
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How do I know my video card is good enough for running bluestacks

I run bluestacks and I keep seeing initializing. Some says that bluestacks require high end video card. My video card is: NVIDIA GeForce 210 according to belarc advisor. Should I buy better video ...
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Computer crashes twice/thrice before booting into windows

I need help. i built a PC, and it behaves very strangely. When i press the power button, the lights come on, fan maxes out, HDD spins, bios shows up etc and then it immediately crashes (powers down) ...
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“DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE” on Windows 8.1

I'll jump straight into details and the steps of what I did to have made my laptop showing BSOD. Earlier time when I first bought this laptop: 1. Launched and played a game 2. Game playing halfway ...
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Rail's FileStore with Linux Disk Caching or RAMdisk?

I have a Ruby on Rails application that stores it's catched files on the filesystem (Rails file-system cache). I was thinking about changing to memcached Store, but a short test shows it isn't a big ...
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Knowing what a Windows application has written on RAM and on disk? [closed]

Is there any program to show us what a Windows application has written on RAM and on disk ?
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Mix RAM with different clock rates

I have two PC3200U modules and two PC2700 DDR modules. My mainboard supports both types and has 4 slots which are each color coded. So if I put each pair in the slots of the same color I'm good right? ...
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What is the swap file for?

I don't get it why is that the more RAM memory you have, the larger the swap file is. Shouldn't it be the other way around? I was under the impression that HDD space is used when there isn't enough ...
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Smaller internal memory, than expected [migrated]

I have buyed an Alcatel One Touch POP 8 tablet and found, that it has only 2 GB internal storage instead of announced 4 GB(I have seen this on Android Settings page). What causes this problem? Can you ...
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Analyzing the actions of a running program

Do you know a Windows software (or several) that can analyze what a running program is doing ? For example, detecting if the program is connecting to the Internet (and to what), of sending data via ...
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Adding more ram to computer, what kind can I buy

So I've been looking to add more ram to my PC (I have 2 empty slots), and I just want to make sure I don't buy something I can't use, but at the same time want to get a good deal if possible. I read ...
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Memory for ASUS 1005 HAB

What is maximum memory I can put in an ASUS 1005 HAB laptop? It presently has 1 GB, can I go to 2 GB and what is the memory specification to order? I want to upgrade to System 7.
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Strange disk behaviour when running VM on HDD. Chkdsk /f is fine, OS locks up after running VM?

Very strange thing happened on my desktop PC. I Have OS installed on SSD (C:) and also have a 3TB HDD (D:) I Have Win 7 VM on D:\ which was installing updates and then froze. Then I restarted VMware ...
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less maximum buffer size?

I was messing around with my system and found a novel way to use up memory, but it seems that the less command only holds a limited amount of data before stopping/killing the command. To test, run ...
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Excel consuming absurd amount of memmory

I have a excel file consuming a huge amount of memmory, something ~500mb. The file contains only one sheet, no images or scripts and its size is only 719kb. I have checked all suggested solutions ...
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Adobe photoshop “not enough ram” message opening a 60 MB TIFF file

I am working with Windows 7 x64 on a full HD monitor, Intel i5-2500K and 8 GB RAM, currently available 5,5GB. I tried to extend photoshop's memory usage and scratch disk settings as following: But ...
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Physical memory used space by process in taskmagare

I sum the value of used space memory by each process (all of them) that is showing in TaskManager and I understand that the sum of them is not really 68% of my memory card that is shown in the below! ...
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137 MB hardware reserved memory 64-bit OS with external graphics card

First of all, I have 64-bit OS, so it's not the 32-bit limitation of 3.5 GB. I have 2x2GB RAM sticks, when I was using the iGPU, I was assigning (128MB + 2MB GTT) for it but the hardware reserved ...
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Operation System Clone from a Motherboard to Another [closed]

Lately we had an idea with my Family of building a Super Computer from Scratch. So while we were planning on building our setup, one idea came to my head that it seems possible but i want also your ...
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Is this ram compatible with my desktop? [closed]

I want to buy this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148540&cm_re=ram--20-148-540--Product But I don't know if it's compatible with my Dell XPS 8500 which is a desktop. ...
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GIMP slows down my Ubuntu 14.04 over time

I have some problems with my GIMP recently. When I start GIMP it runs perfectly fine, but over time, say about 15 minutes, it's starting to slow down my Ubuntu (14.04). After checking my system ...
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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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Windows 7 (x64) memory usage climbs to 90%+ while system is idle?

I have windows 7 with 4GB of RAM. When the system starts from a fresh boot I start with about 33% usage. However, if I walk away with my PC idle for a few hours, or over night, my PC typically climbs ...