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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Disable win7 harddisk ram for a specific software

Sometimes when you ask matlab to create a very large array, it exceed actual ram and tries to go into harddisk, which slows down the computer so much that it becomes impossible to close matlab, only ...
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Operating VirtualBox 5 on old Pentium 4 32bit CPU with 4GB RAM

Trying to operate VirtualBox 5 on old Pentium 4 32bit CPU with 4GB RAM. But spinning up 32bit Linux/Ubuntu VMs is so slow. Have adjusted allocation of RAM and hard drive settings and still too slow. ...
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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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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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How does Windows deal with process memory or resource exhaustion?

The other day I was working on a Windows 7 32-bit PC, with a few applications running including Firefox. Over time I kept opening new tabs in Firefox until, suddenly, the Firefox window started ...
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How to set heap size (-Xmx) more than 1 gb in Windows 64 bit machine with 4gb ram?

I got the error as below: Error occurred during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for object heap Could not create the Java virtual machine. I can set maximum heap size 1gb. After ...
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High VIRT memory used by file manager

I'm using elementary OS and it's default file manager Files. I've noticed that after a while of usage, htop shows that pantheon-files (how the app is named) consumes over 10Gb of VIRT memory. This ...
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How do I know how much swap is used on Windows 7?

Apparently, as per Commit charge is 100% full but physical memory is just 60% when using no page file and http://brandonlive.com/2010/02/21/measuring-memory-usage-in-windows-7/, the Commit numbers in ...
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Size of page table and number of entries

Suppose on 32 bit OS, we have 4 GB of available virtual address space. So, that means we need to map 2^32 = 4,294,967,296 addresses. If you calculate the size to store all the 4,294,967,296 addresses ...
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Is there a way to set a paging file on a folder-mounted volume in Windows 7?

I have a physical volume mounted to an NTFS folder in Windows 7 that I would like the system to use for paging. Is this possible and, if so, how do I enable it? Thanks in advance.
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Does it matter about the amount of the swap area in Linux system

Does it matter if the amount of a swap area in Linux was set too small (say 1Gb), and the main RAM is 128Gb? Should we always set the amount of swap area to be twice the amount of RAM? UPDATED: Hi, ...
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Why does Windows 7 intentionally make itself slow?

I've encountered this oddity with 5 different machines, running different versions of Windows 7. I've seen the same issue in Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. The System Allocates Less Virtual ...
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Application to Automatically Free Modified Memory

Is there a Windows application or script that can free modified memory belonging to a given application. I have tried Flush File Cache which is great as a big ol' hammer to clean out all modified ...
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What does it mean to have a swap partition mounted at /dev/null?

I ran swapon -s on a VPS that I’m using and discovered that there’s a swap partition pointing at /dev/null. # swapon -s Filename Type Size Used Priority /dev/null partition ...
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Windows 7 connected to LCD monitor (using HDMI cable) reports low virtual memory if left idle too long

My Windows 7 laptop that is connected to my LCD monitor using an HDMI cable often reports low virtual memory if left idle for more than an hour or so - if it is left in that state long enough, the ...
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Win8.1 Bad Virtual Memory Managment?

For the last couple weeks I'm facing a serious problem with my Win 8.1 32bit (64x CPU) 4G RAM, having "System Managed size" setting for virtual memory (then win allocates 1.8G), minimizing even light ...
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Calculating average working set size

Say I want to calculate the average working set size (WSS) of this reference page string considering that the window size, delta = 3 : 1 2 310 (1 3)5 2 3 (2 4 1)10 5 5 1 1 1 2 2 5 (5 2)5 1 2 I ...
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What size for Virtual Memory [duplicate]

I am a total novice when it comes to hardware settings. I am using Windows Server 2012 64 Bit. It has 12GB RAM. I have a C and virtual D drive. The build is i5-2400 3.10 GHz. There is no current ...
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Windows 8 Automatic Page File Size vs Windows 7

I've noticed that Windows 8 sets smaller page files by default. Windows 7 systems seem to create a page file the size of the RAM (eg 4GB of RAM means that Windows makes a 4GB page file). In Windows 8 ...
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All memory go's to “Standby” and no memory left on “Free” issue (Win 8.1)

Problem on my win 8.1 the memory does not go's to free memory when another apps or game are on..it is causing my pc work extrimly slow even when it says 13GB available..what should i do? (All forms i ...
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How can I use a flash drive to increase my virtual memory?

My computer has 8gb of physical memory. I'm running some memory intensive processes that quickly eat up that 8gb. When the physical memory runs out, it starts using the virtual memory and I see ...
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Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?

Imagine I have tons of RAM. Let's say 64GB. That's a lot for even gaming PCs. Now the default location of a pagefile in Windows is on the main OS drive, be it HDD or SSD, which are faster in general, ...
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Open programs take forever to reload after another program used-up all the memory

I have the following phenomena: I have 4GB RAM, and sometimes I use a program (program A) which uses up all the available memory, say 3.9GB. If there are more open programs, then their memory is ...
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Recommended paging file size formula

Is there a formula by which Windows calculates recommended paging file size? (see picture). This is definitely not 1,5 x RAM (this PC has 8 GB or RAM). I need to implement this calculation in my ...
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How big are copy on write pages in linux?

We used RHEL 5.8 at my office. Our program relies on fork for parallelism. The application is very memory hungry (up to hundreds of GB) so we're relying on copy-on-write functionality to make this ...
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How to increase swap memory in Windows? [duplicate]

I bought a new system with 4 GB of RAM. I don't know how do I check how much swap memory I have allocated. I know that we can increase RAM physically. I want to increase swap memory on windows. How ...
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Should I/Need I set the virtual memory on system parition or not?

I have a single drive(500Gb) divided into 2 partitions C:(98 Gb, system partition) and D:(368 Gb). Where should I set my virtual memory(manual input) ? Do need I to set it on system partition to ...
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Why memory can't be collected cleanly after a process terminats?

After long time running, computers always become slow. Rebooting generally make them faster. But how does this happen? Initally I thought this might be related to memory usage. But recently I learned ...
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What is the exact difference between the parameters (pgpgin, pswpin) and (pswpout, pgpgout) in /proc/vmstat?

Please note that this question is specific to linux only. And by swap space, I mean the dedicated swap partition. I did google a bit on this, and found these definitions: Paging refers to writing ...
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How can I see the correct “private bytes” value in process explorer?

I have a process that intentionally uses large amounts of memory. When I view this process in Process Explorer's list view with all memory-related columns enabled, this is what I see: Note that all ...
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Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?

And why does it want to have a maximum of twice as much of that amount? My System has 32GB of RAM and Windows, by default, sets a minimum of 16MB Virtual Memory, allocated 32GB(!) and recommends ...
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Cannot start site on IIS-Express

Some background: I Am developing a website that uses a BI layer that relays on Matlab. In order to make the logic layer available across my site I am creating it when the site starts (in ...
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Is there a way to choose which applications go to virtual memory?

The way I understand virtual memory is that when an application is not being used for a period of time, the memory being used gets written to disk. When I use an application (netbeans), it seems to be ...
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Do I need Readyboost and page file if I have lots of free RAM?

I have 12 GB RAM installed in my laptop. I have currently both page file and ready boost disabled. Most of the time my RAM usage are under 6 GB. So, I still have 6 GB RAM all the time. Considering ...
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How to increase Virtual Machine disk space?

I am trying to increase the available disk space of the VM, but no use, tried many things written here and on other websites, mainly saying that this is possible through the Virtual Media Manager , I ...
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Virtually Indexed Physically Tagged Cache

I have been going through the four types of data cache used in virtual memory, I came across this problem and I could not solve it. Consider a Virtual Memory system with 20-bit virtual byte address, ...
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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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How to know the size of page frame used by my OS?

How to know the size of page frame used by my OS ? This could be useful for some optimizations when I code. (Allocate big buffer that fit in a page frame for example). Page frame is determined by ...
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what is a word-length boundary?

I'm reading this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struct_%28C_programming_language%29 And it states the following: "The C struct directly corresponds to the Assembly Language data type of the ...
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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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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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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 ...