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Possible to “manually” search a running program's memory?

Would it be possible to manually search through a running/active program's memory (in Windows 7)? Windows just notified me that Firefox "has stopped working" and is asking me to close or debug. I had ...
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Windows 8.1 permanently at 100% memory usage

The system runs permanently on 100% memory, even after a clean boot. I thought I was having a memory leak. I have recorded pool activity with Windows Performance Recorder, dropped into Windows ...
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1answer
63 views

PC 1 Long 2 Short Beeps, No BIOS

I just built a PC and it just makes 1 long and 2 short beeps. I'm pretty sure it's not the graphics card because it is working fine with all fans on and pcie ports work. I tried both ports for ...
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548 views

Firefox: Viewing a specific SVG file turns the system unresponsive

Important: Several SuperUser regulars are currently trying to narrow down the scope and cause of this issue. We are currently seeking willing volunteers to fill out the form here after performing ...
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319 views

When should page faults become a concern?

In Windows 7, when should "page faults" become concern for investigation? I'm referencing the "Page Faults" column in Windows' Task Manager. Sorting by "Page Faults", there are a number of ...
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1answer
92 views

Exhaustive Windows 7 troubleshooting procedure?

I have been using this laptop for almost two years now. Its an Intel 2nd Gen i3 with 4 GB of RAM with a 512 MB of ATI Radeon 5470 GPU running the 64-bit version of Windows 7 ultimate (Not too ...
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Does occasional noise suggest corrupt memory with internal video chips?

Several times in a day, my desktop sometimes is corrupted by black noise with a particular pattern (it's not "white noise"). My CPU has integrated video, so I assume it borrows memory from the system. ...
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0answers
68 views

High RAM after USB port shortcircuit

My Computer was displaying "USB Device Over Current Status" at startup and wouldn't boot. I believed the issue was related to a damaged USB port on the case - potentially shortcircuiting?. I ...
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3answers
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How do I find what's eating up all of my system's memory? (not SuperFetch)

How does one diagnose/discover memory-related problems, if Task Manager appears to not be reporting correctly? I must have a memory leak or something -- I'm at 75% usage of my 12 GB of memory, but ...
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3answers
636 views

Troubleshooting Mid 2007 iMac RAM upgrade

I am trying to install new RAM in my friends iMac, something I have done several times before. We unplugged the computer before performing the upgrade, used anti static wrist bands, and yes the memory ...
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1answer
427 views

How do I troubleshoot a slow Windows computer? How do I know if more RAM can make a difference?

How do I troubleshoot slowness in a Windows computer? How do I know if RAM is an issue? In this case Windows Explorer is slow. (but it is quite subjective) I think it might be because of many ...
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2answers
705 views

Constant Adobe Flash, browser and laptop crashes - reason?

Since two days I have constant problems with my browser and laptop, as both crash pretty fast (every 30-45 minutes) and regularly, consistently. Now I don't think it is a browser issue, even though I ...
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1answer
801 views

Motherboard LED is lit (constant green) but turns off immediately when I press the power button (No fans, no POST)

I'm not sure where to begin; I've been trying to get the thing working again for a couple of weeks (waiting on shipping is a pain). There are no trustworthy local shops (speaking from experience) so ...
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3answers
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Getting gratuitous amounts of soft page faults when loading games and watching flash video

My computer has a strange issue when playing games that load assets on the fly. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places, but I seem to be unable to find anyone with a similar issue. In case it's not ...
0
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2answers
696 views

Bad RAM or bad motherboard?

After hooking up a KVM switch, my Windows machine started to blue screen. I unhooked the KVM, and the blue screens continued. I was able to do a system restore, and all seeemed okay. After doing ...
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2answers
156 views

TweakNow PowerPack for Windows 7 causing memory problems

I recently installed the TweakNow PowerPack 2011 for Windows 7, and I ran it and applied the suggested optimizations. Soon after that I began getting Windows messages saying that my system was low on ...
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1answer
564 views

PC wont boot with more than 1 stick of RAM

I've got the following computer and I've just put in a new CPU QX9650 and I've run into this problem since making this hardware change. Whenever I put more than 1 of my 4 sticks of ram into my ...
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2answers
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Is there a way to check whether memory stick is broken?

The above is the memory stick I suspect may be broken,but not sure. Because I can't boot up if I plug it in the slot. Is there a way/tool to check whether the memory stick is working any more?
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1answer
55 views

Recurring Memory Problem

I have a rackmount computer running Ubuntu (Karmic). It's about 18 months old and for as long as I've had it I've had problems with memory. It has 2 x 2 GB of RAM (Crucial Ballistix - ...
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3answers
901 views

PC in POST loop

I have a custom built PC using a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P motherboard with a Q6600 CPU. For the last 2 days it has got itself stuck into a POST loop. Saying that, I don't think it actually got in to the ...
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2answers
496 views

Windows XP blue screen 0x8E error troubleshooting

I get following blue screen after running my laptop for an hour... A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. [...] Technical Information: *** ...
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Why does my motherboard go through an endless reboot cycle when 8 GB of memory is attempted vs 6 GB?

I never got an answer in my googling to this about a year ago and have an extra stick of memory I'd like to be able to use. When is inserted the computer starts, and then reboots immediately in an ...
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2answers
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memtest86+ error explosion, and then nothing

Over the last two weeks my desktop has seemingly all of a sudden become noticeably less stable: frequent BSODs (all with different error messages but all of which were related to memory), difficulties ...
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8answers
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Why is usable RAM less than total RAM?

My girlfriend bought a laptop last week. It's a core 2 duo with 4 GB We installed vista 64bit, and one of the first things we did was right click on "My computer" to see gthe properties. Immediately ...