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

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Memory Leak from Tags (Poolmon) FSTB and/or SCDG

I have a huge memory Leak (2GB+) happening from the first second I turn on the PC (Windows 7, 6GB RAM). Poolmon points to two tags (the same amount of memory, however sometimes its the first and ...
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Should I remove RAM stickers in a Intel i5 NUC?

Just put together a Intel i5 NUC (NUC5i5RYK) and the Corsair Vengeance DDR3L sticks have some rather big stickers on them. Should I remove them for cooling? But I assume that might/will void warranty. ...
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Laptop exact ram slots

I have an ASUS K46CB with 6G ram (2G+4G). Today I bought a 4G ram and replaced the 2G. When I replaced I saw only 2 ram slots, but in ram profile tab of task manager, it says “slots used: 2 of 4”. ...
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Memory Runs at Flex Memory Mode

I had 4 GB RAM installed, running in dual channel mode. RAM: Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX (CM2X2048-6400C5DHX) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R Channel 0: DIMM1, DIMM2 Channel 1: DIMM3, DIMM4 ...
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Memory Usage of `yum update`

I was updating a slightly out of date server with yum update and ran into memory issues. It appears that yum requires enough free RAM to download each package. Updating single packages was not a ...
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New Computer Build Won't boot with RAM in the 3rd slot

At first when I built the machine, all 4 slots were filled with the same RAM. I know for sure the RAM is compatible with the motherboard. The computer did not boot, and it would power-cycle. I got it ...
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Why the process in Windows 64 bit only used 2GB of RAM?

To my knowledge, every process in Windows 32 bit only up to 2GB RAM. In Windows 64 bit longer, that number is much larger (about 8TB of RAM) I write an application in C ++ that allows to use more ...
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My computer is leaking memory all over the place. How do I fix it?

So some months ago my computer started using more and more ram. The longer I leave it up the more it uses. This is to be expected but not at these rates. I have 12gbs of ram installed and after a few ...
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8 GB RAM installed, only 7.5 GB usable. Windows 7 64-bit

I just upgraded my computer's RAM, adding another 4 GB to the computer. Windows 7 acknowledges that 8 GB is installed, but says only 7.5 GB is accessible. Any idea why? I thought since I had the ...
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Windows says RAM ran out while there is still 4 GB of physical memory available

This System Information is from Process Explorer. There is still physical memory available but the system shows nearly no RAM left. Task Manager also shows that about 74% of total RAM is used. ...
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CPU 32/64 bit - Windows 32/64 bit - RAM

As far as I know, there is much CPU registers as data registers, address registers, status registers ... but all the registers which are common widths. Width measured in bits, eg 32 bits or 64 bits... ...
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Save an instance of a program from RAM for quick starting

Is there any possible way to save an instance of an individual program, after it has been loaded into RAM, then load that program back into RAM from that saved instance. Here's a specific example. I ...
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Copy On Write will stop working with Docker?

I have been using Docker with great pleasure, but there is a question that concerns me and for what I have found not explanations on the Web. In a "normal" GNU-Linux server, executing different ...
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Best memory configuration for my old Intel DG965RY motherboard, Core2Duo processor based desktop [on hold]

Which out of these is the best combination DDR2 memory for Intel DG965RY motherboard? 2 x 2GB @ 800 MHz; 4 x 1GB @ 800 MHz, or; 4 x 2GB @ 667 MHz. If you have any better suggestion apart from ...
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How SD card capacity limitation works? Is there a way to bypass it?

For the longest time now, I have been hearing that, this phone can support up to 64 gigs for SD card expansion, that can support up to 128, and stuffs like that. I am just wondering, how this ...
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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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Understanding 4Rx4 on memory label

I read about the meaning of 4Rx4 on memory label 4R -> quad rank -> data width of memory module is 64 * 4 = 256 bits x4 -> data width of on DRAM chip on memory module -> 256 / 4 = 64 DRAM chips ...
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I recently upgraded to 16GB, now my computer is slower. What can I do?

I've recently upgraded my RAM to 16GB (4GB before the change), and I've noticed my computer runs slower than before. After the change, gaming reached higher FPS than ever and surfing the web was no ...
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Windows 8.1 error: Not enough memory to move a file

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a machine with an i5 at 2.5 Ghz and 16GB of installed RAM. There is about 80GB free disk space. When I'm trying to move one file from one folder to another, I get this ...
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Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window

In the last 3 days, I noticed my Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window each time. I have a new ...
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Is it more effective to reuse tabs in Google Chrome or open fresh ones?

Google Chrome by default runs a new process for each tab that is opened. I am running Ubuntu 15.4 with Chrome 43.0.2357.134 (64-bit). I currently have a load of tabs opened, and there are 57 ...
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Motherboard max memory supported

I have an Intel DG965RY motherboard and its specification says it supports 8GB with 533 or 667Mhz RAM sticks and only 4GB with 800Mhz RAM sticks. I am running a 64bit OS. I earlier had 2 X 1GB sticks ...
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How can I use 2x4 GB RAM on an ASUS P5K3 DELUXE?

I read in one of the posts here that somebody has an ASUS P5K3 DELUXE Board with 10GB RAM. I have the same board and recently upgraded my RAM with 4x2 GB, but I'm having a very hard time making it ...
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Too Much Hardware Reserved Memory

Background My parents have a Gateway lx6810-01 that had 32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium. It has two 4 GB sticks of RAM installed (GSkill F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT), totaling 8 GBs. The RAM came with the ...
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Increasing RAM beyond system specifications

I have had my laptop (Lenovo z570) for a couple of years now, and I am in the mood to do a bit of system upgrading. I checked the documentation online, and it has always said that it can handle up to ...
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Where did my memory go after having a long up-time?

I have a Windows 7 Professional computer with 12GB of RAM. On a fresh start up, the amount of RAM is more than adequate for my needs. However, a couple of weeks into up-time and it appears that the ...
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Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone can't boot when I install RAM to DIMM1 or DIMM2

I have two Shuttle SZ87R6 Barebone PCs with the following parts to install: CPU: Intel Core i7 i7-4790K Memory: 2 X HyperX FURY Series 8GB DDR3 1600MHz I had to update the bios in order to install ...
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Trouble with DDR3 RAM

I have a new custom built computer which is giving me some headaches due random crashes. Sometimes is just smaller problems, such as a Chrome tab closing. But there is times the whole system reboots, ...
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What's the internal operations for a PC to copy data from an external flash drive to an internal HD?

I was asked about the operations on how data is copied from an external storage to an internal storage in a computer. The info I could find is about how a CPU fetches data from RAM. I don't have ...
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Getting 'running low on memory errors' on Windows 7 64-bit with 8GB RAM

I have a new Dell laptop running Windows 7 64-bit with 8GB RAM. If I leave the system running overnight I start getting low memory errors the next day. Looking at Task Manager it shows 6.27GB used but ...
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Why do I have 495.5 MB of ram?

So as far as I know, Ram comes in sticks of (In MB) 256, 512, 1024 and so on. For some reason my one stick of ram is being registered both by bios and the OS as 495.5 MB. It should be mentioned that I ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Server Core reduced/minimum RAM usage (for VMs)

The minimum requirement for Server 2012 is 512MB of RAM. But since server core doesn't need GUI, is it possible to run the core with even less RAM? If so, what's the minimum? I plan on running it on ...
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Is it possible to see a snapshot of all the memory allocations made by a particular process in Linux?

The important data I want about these allocations is the function pointer value which did these mallocs. Otherwise I know of pmap and /proc/[pid]/maps. Both these techniques lack the function pointers ...
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The “System” Process is taking up all my memory [on hold]

I know what is taking all of the memory, it's the "System" Process. The "child files" don't even use a megabyte. I have 4 GB installed, with the process taking up to 95% usage of memory and the high's ...
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OSX Mavericks using way too much RAM

I recently upgraded my mid-2011 15” MacBook Pro to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Since then, my computer’s RAM usage spikes to the point of making my computer unusable. Specifically, anywhere between a ...
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Swapfiles on high-RAM and SSD systems

tl;dr 22GB RAM, SSD, pagefile, yes/no? Reduce mapped files reserved memory yes/no? how? I am running Windows 7 on my work desktop. It has 22GB of physical RAM. I am running it with an SSD. The ...
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How are memory read, write, execute permissions enforced in the Linux kernel?

How is a system able to restrict processes from being able to write to regions of memory set read-only? In particular, how is the Linux kernel able to enforce these permissions, assuming that the ...
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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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Why does my CPU only support 32GB RAM when it has 39 address bits?

The following is the output of cat /proc/cpuinfo user@localhost:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 60 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) ...
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Windows updates and driver search consume massive amounts of RAM.

I have noticed on several Windows 7 machines that Windows updates and Windows driver search can cause svchost.exe to consume excessive amount of RAM. In the case of Windows updates, it seems that all ...
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Windows 7 checking for Windows Updates cause memory use to blow up

It started doing this a couple weeks ago, had NEVER done this before. Windows 7 Home Premium. Basically, when Windows checks for updates now, the memory used by the svchost process that holds ...
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Why do the RAM requirements for a Visual Studio in a virtual machine leave so little for the host that i'd expect would require more?

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-system-requirements-vs.aspx 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine) Does it mean the host requires 1.5GB and will ...
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Using a Kit of RAMs vs. using two RAMs of same specification and manufacturer

I want to use Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB Kit but its a little costlier than buying two seperate 4GBs of same specifications. [1600MHz, DDR3L, Low Voltage, Latency 9] Will using two such seperate rams ...
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SDRAM addressing

How memory controller maps linear address given by CPU to SDRAM addressing scheme? I guess it is something like: 0x0 - rank 1, bank0, row 0, column 0 0x8 - rank 1, bank0, row 0, column 1 . . . ...
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Wipe RAM on shut down to prevent Cold Boot Attack

My system is encrypted using Full Disk Encryption, i.e. everything except /boot is encrypted using dmcrypt/luks. I am concerned about Cold Boot Attacks, where researchers demonstrated, that content ...
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svchost.exe high memory usage - wuauserv

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been experiencing high memory usage from one of my svchost.exe processes. Services under that particular process are BITS, EAPHost, IKEEXT, LanmanServer, MMCSS, ...
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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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Bios doesn't recognize ram

I have an old pc that has a motherboard called "Pegatron IPM31" with two slots for ddr2 ram, an intel celeron processor, and 1GB ram-800. I got another 1GB-667 for it, and here is what happens: - If I ...
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Add 2x4GB RAM to 2x2GB or replace? [closed]

I have a mid-2011 iMac which has 2x2GB memory. I am trying to decide which of the following would be the best option (also considering overall cost). There are 4 bays available. Should I choose to ...
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Can I force OSX to keep an app in RAM?

I use Emacs and want it to be super-snappy whenever I switch to it to perform an operation. Unfortunately, often I will switch to it and a noticeable delay occurs after the first keystroke. I'm ...