Virtual memory is a technique to provide more address space than the available physical memory. Each process can be given its own virtual memory, and the hardware translates every virtual memory reference to a physical memory address. To accommodate situations when more virtual memory is in use ...

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Windows 8 will not boot after set virtual memory to 9999MB

To increase the performance of an ASUS X551M I increased the virtual memory 9999MB. In the past I would determine the max available virtual memory by typing in 9999. I expected to see something like ...
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I want to increase the swappiness in my windows 7

as I have 60% RAM usage every time. I have already increased Virtual Memory (Increased Swap Size) but want to increase swappiness too. see my RAM usage:
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Windows 8 computer out of memory due to bad memory tuning

Despite having 8 GB of physical RAM on my computer, after a while (many Google Chrome usage), it gets stuck and I can't start any program. The existing programs miserably get killed... Which tuning ...
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Prevent a closed source chosen process from swapping on Windows [duplicate]

When I run VirtualBox If I don't use VirtualBox for some time and then I come back to using it the virtual machine runs very slowly, obliviously all subsequent operation go enough fast. How I can ...
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Windows tells me there isn't enough memory and asks to close Firefox, but why this actually happens is unclear

My system has 4GB of physical memory, and a system managed paging file on an SSD. It seems like the paging file's size is capped to 12GB for a total of 16GB memory, which should be more than enough, ...
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Hardware support of windows 7

To accomplish the mapping of process memory, perhaps virtual, hardware support is often used. This is normally done via process base registers. The windows 7 operating system may also need base ...
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Why was overlaying suppose to be done by the programmer?

I was reading about OS memory organization, and the first entry in the Virtual Memory(VM) chapter refers to overlaying and how when it was used at a large scale (up to the 60s) the process memory ...
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virtual memory view in windows server 2008

AFAIK, Task Manager in windows 2008 shows the physical memory. I have a program that sums up the FREE physical & FREE virtual memory in MG. How can I confirm it has the right output of this sum? ...
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Is CPU cache (L1 - Ln) equal to TLB

If we are talking about CPU cache. Is Ln synonym for saying 'TLB (translation lookaside buffer) of type Ln' or does Ln include also somethin else than just TLB?
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Windows - How can I flush modified memory?

This is a follow up on my previous question, here: Windows modified memory without a pagefile - Super User I have no pagefile and a lot of modified memory according to resource monitor (Win 7 x64). ...
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Windows modified memory without a pagefile

How does Windows' modified memory work without a pagefile? The physical memory is modified and then...? I'm running Windows 7 with 16GB of RAM and no pagefile. I have about 2.5GB of modified memory, ...
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Why does increasing Virtual Memory not helping game performance? [closed]

My RAM has a pathetic 2GB and most of my applications and background services take up at least 25% to 35% of it and thus causing the game to be laggy and all. I've tried adding virtual memory, from ...
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Changing virtual memory using batch

I am making a program using batch to boost pc performance and I have now come to the stage where I need to edit windows virtual memory to a size that I can change in the code. if needed it can be done ...
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Why aren't all the disks contents in virtual memory?

For simplification let's only talk about hard disks and RAM. In a nut shell, virtual memory is when "memory addresses used by a program.. [are mapped] into physical addresses in computer memory". By ...
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Copy a page from page cache to kernel space

Is the page cache part of the kernel space or user space? If I need to copy a page from page cache into the kernel space, what is the correct way to do it?
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Disable virtual memory in Windows 8 is good?

I have an ultrabook hybrid with a SSD (mSata) and HDD working with intel rapid storage and my PC has 6 GB of ram. So I want to know if I can disable virtual memory and what other things should I do to ...
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What is the point of loading a program into RAM if virtual memory is just going to put it back on the disk?

After reading this question about virtual memory, I was inspired to ask: it seems like walking in a circle when a program is run it is loaded into memory from disk but then there's not enough space in ...
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Can anyone explain what is virtual memory?

In my system I am getting an error like "virtual memory is full". Can anyone explain to me what "virtual memory" is and how to fix that issue?
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Virtual memory (caching) on Windows 8

I have read a bit about the issue, and I understood that the OS constantly pushes memory to the disk, so later, when another application needs a lot of RAM, it allocates that memory to it and "moves" ...
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Turn off single process swap and overcommit

Two questions: Is there some way to turn off swapping for a given process, i.e., is it possible to kill a certain process if it uses all the system's primary memory available? How do I deactivate ...
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What memory statistics does Linux' ps command really display?

Consider the following pmap output of a simple tail process on Linux: $ pmap -x 3974 3974: tail -F /var/log/syslog Address Kbytes RSS Dirty Mode Mapping 0000000000400000 60 ...
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imDisk: Create physical memory drive (not virtual memory drive) from command-line

I'm using imDisk (http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/#ImDisk) to create a virtual drive in Windows 7. I use it as temp drive for documents and will be created every time the computer/windows ...
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Linux virtual memory consumption after parsing log file

I wrote a parser to read the auth.log. For some reason while parsing auth.log I get that VSZ is larger than the total physical memory, which is 2GB. Depending on the size of auth.log and how long ...
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Create a Virtual USB disk drive and connect it to Virtual Box

I have created a virtual USB removable disk using imdisk http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/ using commands http://diddy.boot-land.net/firadisk/files/imdisk.htm but How I can mount it to Virtual ...
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Process memory usage: what is this?

When they say process memory usage, what does this actually mean, i.e. what does this memory consist of? There are different kinds of memory, such as Shared Memory, Memory-mapped file, virtual memory ...
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Virtual memory usage vs resident set size

When I launch php-script and do ps aux and have huge number for VSZ, about 450MB. Whilst RSS -- Resident set size -- is about 10MB. From wikipedia, Resident set size is is the portion of a process's ...
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When is virtual memory not so virtual anymore?

On Windows, Mac & Linux there's virtual memory underway for every application software process in a RAM stack. But in regards to the actual use of my memory accessing data types, where exactly ...
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How to know when virtual memory supersedes physical memory, and vice-versa?

Ok, say I write a simple C program to be run under Linux distro Ubuntu on the X Window System. I declare an 8-bit pointer to the specified literal address that is mapped for a specifoc purpose, such ...
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Top command cache vs free memory

When I am running top command (on embedded system with 64 MB RAM) I am getting below description on total memory usage: "Mem: 43468K used, 968K free, 0K shrd, 1280K buff, 21896K cached" It looks ...
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Allocation of memory to guest os [closed]

I have 6gb memory on my host OS (Windows 7 64bit), I am planning to install Oracle Linux as guest using Virtual Box. How much memory should I allocate to guest OS? In guest OS I am planning to ...
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Why does the Windows Task Manager never show more than 80% memory used?

In the Windows Task Manager I have never seen the memory usage close to 100%. If physical memory is never depleted, how come computers have virtual memory? I realize many years ago maybe computers did ...
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Does a storage HDD need a page file?

I've an HDD used only for storing files (i.e., not used for installing software). Do I need to set a page file for it?
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Why does Linux use a swap partition when the kernel supports paging/virtual memory anyway?

As far as I understand paging and swapping, they're completely different concepts. While swapping means, that a process is either completely in physical memory or on the hard drive, with paging parts ...
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How much RAM will Windows 7 consume or reserve for cache if I install 16 GB of RAM? [closed]

I have a pc with 4 gb of ram. I am thinking of buying 16 gb of ram because it might help windows 7 cache more "stuff" and I would browse stuff faster and maybe it would allow games to cache all data ...
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How does a software like cheat engine work?

I used to think that what cheat engine does is pretty much trivial: going to an address and simply modifying it but I realze now that things are not that simple. Each process has it's own virtual ...
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Increase page file or buy RAM?

I've a 10+ year old XP PC which surprisingly still works however one of the 256MB RAM finally died. Now I am left with just 256MB. As expected the PC became slower however when I tried to increase the ...
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linux: per-process monitor, every 10 minutes, with history access

I really didn't know a better way to ask my question, hence you get a horribly named question. I will explain what i want to do, maybe that will help you help me. I would like to have my linux ...
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Seemingly inconsistent output from `top` re: Swap header vs. SWAP column

How should I interpret this seemingly inconsistent output from top re: swap? Running free confirms that no swap space is in use: $ free -m total used free shared ...
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Get Python to raise MemoryError instead of eating all my disk space

If I run a Python program with a memory leak, I would normally expect the program to eventually die with MemoryError. But instead, what happens is that all the virtual memory is used until my disk ...
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Reducing both pagfile.sys and hiberfil.sys in Windows 7

I recently used Defraggler to consolidate my free space areas on my D: drive preparatory to using Disk Manager to break my drive into two areas, one as my "data area" for Windows 7 (normally on my C: ...
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Empty/dump modified memory to pagefile in windows

I use process hacker to clear out a few gigs of ram before loading large files such as 2GB stack traces so that everything does not freeze up for an hour as stuff gets swapped back and forth. However ...
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Best Settings for Windows 7 PC with lots of memory and CPU [closed]

I have a PC with Windows 7 Ultimate (64Bit) with 24 GB of ram and Intel i7 X980 (6 Cores). I would like to know, what are best settings/tweaks I should have for faster performance and efficient ...
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Clarification of the difference between PCI memory addressing and I/O addressing?

Could someone please clarify the difference between memory and I/O addresses on the PCI/PCIe bus? I understand that I/O addresses are 32-bit, limited to the range 0 to 4GB, and do not map onto system ...
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What is Paging in memory management?

I was just reading Operating System Principles by Silberschatz et al when I came across paging in memory management.I'm slightly confused about it. It states that Physical Memory(I assume it's RAM) is ...
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Commit charge is 100% full but physical memory is just 60% when using no page file

I have disabled the page file in my system (hard disk is too slow, cannot buy a new one right away, cannot move page file to another partition). When I see into Resource Monitor, using memory ...
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Fastest storage for virtual memory

I want to know which is the fastest storage medium like hd, fd, sd card.... to be used as virtual memory as my RAM is only 1GB and I didn`t want to spend too much on purchasing a new one.
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Confused about Windows 7 64-bit page file with SSD

I followed this advice to get Windows to use more RAM and less paging. To be honest, I'm a total noob to all this page file stuff. I've always just assumed that Windows was using the 8 GB of ram I ...
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How can I configure Firefox to assume I have less memory?

Firefox has a few different settings that automatically get tuned based on the system ram. This is all great if you're running nothing besides Firefox, but when you're running half a dozen apps at the ...
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Swaping, Paging, Segmentation, and Virtual memory on x86 PM architecture

Well, this may seem a common or already asked question but after searching various books, online tutorials and even here on SU, I am still puzzled at how these four beasts work together on a x86 ...
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OS X virtual memory size can't be correct, can it?

I've got Snow Leopard and 8G of RAM. Activity Monitor reports a VM size of 173 *Giga*bytes. My hard disk is only 250G and 200G of that is in use. I've got a lot more data than 27 GB on my hard ...