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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 ...
1
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0answers
24 views

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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1answer
18 views

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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1answer
61 views

A very clever virus?

This happened after I'd deleted all my system restore points to save disk space on my 60GB SSD, and run a MBAM scan the day before. Yesterday I downloaded a video file that would not play, though it ...
0
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3answers
48 views

Is creating page files on separate HDDs a good thing or unnecessary with lots of RAM on Win7x64?

I have set the page file to custom using the recommended mbs and noticed on my two other hdds that they were blank and was wondering if it would be necessary to set up page files on those hdds. I have ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Computer slow when there is over 8GB RAM

My motherboard is a Sapphire pure black X58, with 6 ram slots ( tri-channel ) and 3x 2GB G.Skill PC12800 PI series on them, and when I received for free 6x 2BG G.skill PC12800 NQ series I wanted to ...
0
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2answers
55 views

Screen goes blank, after logging into Windows, or pc stops with long-short-short-short beep code

I have a ~5 year old computer, it runs Win7 64bit version. It had 4GB of dual RAM, (2x2GB stick), with an ASUS P5P43TD motherboard. Around a 1,5 months ago, my computer didn't start, it gave a ...
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0answers
21 views

How to find out what is the “best” RAM for me?

I have an Asus p7p55 lx mobo. Tomorrow I'm finally going to install Win7 and decided to upgrade my RMA to 16GB which is the max. the mobo supports. What I could get from the website is that the RAM is ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Can't start Windows 7 after hard shutdown

Something funny happened. I develop artificial intelligence software on my Dell Inspiron 17R, so I frequently have to deal with very large datasets in Java. Here we go. Last night, I was performing ...
0
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0answers
55 views

Why does my page table take up so much memory?

My 64-bit Windows 7 PC is very sluggish. I noticed in Task Manager that my memory usage is near 100% - however the usage reported for each process does not add up to the total 6GB (Firefox shows about ...
0
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2answers
58 views

Does it cost extra to support more memory in bios?

Recently came across couple of low end machines with windows 7. They have 3 GB ram installed, however the bios of these machines does not support more than 4GB. I can understand installed memory ...
0
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0answers
40 views

How should you use Memtest86+ for BSOD the right way

How should i run memtest? should I run memtest while the two or more rams are both installed or 1 ram per memtest? by the way here is the result in my Dump file. I tried the mdsched and my there was ...
0
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1answer
159 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Windows explorer stop responding on laptop startup

From few days ago, I am seeing windows explorer not working or not responding on my laptop startup. The whole desktop screen and also mouse cursor stop responding. I have to wait for some time and ...
0
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2answers
133 views

When buying RAM on a budget, do I choose higher capacity or lower latency?

I would like to know how much of a difference is attainable by using RAM with lower timings and whether that difference is justified by the price. Phrased differently, will lower latency RAM also have ...
0
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1answer
47 views

Computer doesn't get further than motherboard screen after installing new ram?

I just go new Kingston Hyper Beast DDR3 8x2GB kit in the door, but when I install them into my board, either my monitor doesn't react at all, or I get the motherboard screen which causes a restart and ...
0
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2answers
23 views

to check ram utilization by an executable when called using command prompt

I have created an executable which takes just 5 ms to execute.I want to know the RAM utilized during the execution of this executable.I am calling the exe from command prompt to execute.I tried using ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Windows 7: Intermittent Graphical Errors

Sorry if this is the wrong "Section" to put this question in, if so let me know and I will move it. I seem to be having a intermittent graphical issue with my system which is normally seen as ...
0
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0answers
51 views

Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
0
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1answer
75 views

System doesn't function properly without hardware reserved memory

I've got a Foxconn Renaissance motherboard, and I'm using the newest supportable version of BIOS, 6GB memory, 2GB memory on my GTX760 graphics card, and WIndows 7 x64, Unfortunately, there's no ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Massive fluxuation in nonpaged memory

Today I noticed that my system memory would periodically nearly max out, then return to normal, max out again, etc: Task manager shows nothing that accounts for that kind of usage, and there's ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

Lost Physical Memory, Apparent Memory Leak

I was playing a game the other day, and I then shut it out and put the computer to sleep. I came back the next day and booted the game up, and it froze and unfroze about every 5 seconds. Normally, ...
0
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1answer
188 views

Why is my computer using so much ram?

I have 16gb of ram installed in my computer, and nearly 70% of it is used at all times. Looking at the processes in task manager the memory being used with everything in there doesn't even add up to ...
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votes
3answers
127 views

14gb ram installed, only 6gb detected [duplicate]

I've checked each stick individually in the computer, by itself, to verify that the RAM was all in working condition. I have 2 sticks of 4gb RAM and 2 sticks of 3gb RAM. I'm not sure which are being ...
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2answers
123 views

Windows detects only 4.75GB of 8GB RAM [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium with 2x4GB Ram, but the system shows only 4.75GB available in Windows.
3
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2answers
398 views

How to find source of memory leak in Windows 7?

I've got a Windows 7 machine that keeps running low in RAM. I can see the free RAM going down over a few hours until the point the machine becomes unresponsive. I've checked the process list and none ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Chipset GPU causes a massive slowdown

My AMD Radeon HD 7700 recently broke (fan stopped working and GPU overheated), and now I'm running on internal chipset graphics, and it causes a massive slowdown of the whole PC. I've changed the ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

High paged pool RAM usage

I have a computer with 12 GB of RAM and Windows 7 home premium 64-bit. I am using this as a game server hosting system, and 2 weeks ago, the RAM usage (from Task Manager) was 4.7 GB. Right now, I am ...
4
votes
5answers
169 views

Is 1GB RAM so little?

I recently upgraded my old computer from Windows XP to Windows 7, and my computer became unbelievably slow. This is the hardware: Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz 1GB RAM Radeon X800 GTO By unbelievably ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Computer not starting, when trying to load startup repair remains on black screen

I've been having trouble with my computer lately. Mainly getting lots of blue screen shutdowns but appear to be fine once I run startup repair and boot it again. I saved the info about the bluescreen ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

svchost.exe process takes 5GB of RAM, after some heavy browsing. What to do?

The Svchost.exe process takes 5GB of RAM after some heavy browsing with Chrome, even though I've closed the browser. How can I prevent this behavior? I have attached the associated services for that ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

Minecraft EXCEPTION_ACCES_VIOLATION

For a long time, I've been playing Minecraft fine. But after I tried to connect to a locally hosted and modded server of a friend of mine (Using Evolve http://evolvehq.com), I haven't been able to ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Weird slowing down of any process

I've got Windows 7 and there is a weird problem with it. After approximately 3 minutes of using it slows down severely, as if all the RAM has been suddenly taken by some process. Yet it isn't. Not ...
0
votes
1answer
864 views

What's the lowest-memory usage browser - or, how to reduce memory footprint of common browsers

In a misguided attempt to save money, I bought myself a windows 7 netbook with just 1GB of RAM. Since I only wanted it for music, super-lightweight (i.e. Notepad) word processing and web browsing I ...
1
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0answers
69 views

Bsod on 2400 Mhz ram

I recently built a new pc. My pc shuts down randomly and I see a blue screen saying something about "windows has shutdown to prevent damage on itself" the screen only shows for 3 seconds or less, so ...
0
votes
2answers
37 views

HP Pavilion g7 2300-sm reading only 920mb of RAM memory

My Pavilion g7 2300-sm have 4gb of RAM memory. I have installed Win 7 (original) on him. What I didn't know is that this laptop is made only for Win8. I did manage to install all the drivers, and ...
5
votes
1answer
93 views

Why are bits in an oddly-consistent position being flipped when I read files?

I'm trying to track down a data corruption issue that occurs on reads in Win7x64 and am out of ideas on what to try next. This originally surfaced when migrating ~2TB of data to a new home NAS; when ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Upgraded Computer, Now It Turns Off Randomly/Won't Turn On

I have recently upgraded my computer and now it turns off at random times. Sometimes, I'll be on all day and there will be no problem. Sometimes it'll be a couple hours and it'll shut off. And ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Putting the pagefile on an an alternative drive from system files on Windows 7

I'm trying to move stuff like temp and the pagefile to an old 120GB IDE drive I found lying around, so that that thing can take some of the wear off my nice SSD C:\ drive before IDE goes the way of ...
0
votes
0answers
92 views

Random freezing on ESXi environment across several servers

Over the past couple of weeks we've been experiencing some issues with our ESXi based VDI environment whereby Windows 7 Desktop images randomly freeze throughout the day. This can happen on any VDI ...
2
votes
1answer
143 views

RAM not clearing, alway in standby

I'm having a problem with my ram on windows 7. The ram is clearing or programs are using and dumping it faster than it can clear. I have 8gb of ram I'm only using 4gb and the rest is in Standby. At ...
0
votes
3answers
470 views

VMware Workstation 10 running slow WinXP Pro SP3 32-bit

Just recently jumped onto the VMware bandwagon. Going to be using it mostly for games, especially old ones that don't run well on my host Win7 Ult.Ed 64-bit. I've setup everything and everything ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

regulate browser memory consumption

I play a browser-based game that I would like to be able to keep running 24/7 if possible. The problem is that the more the page is refreshed, and the longer the game kept running, the more memory the ...
2
votes
1answer
490 views

What happen if we reduce the size of hiberfil.sys

I today discovered that we can set the size of the hiberfil.sys using powercfg -H -size 100% command line tool. Ignoring the hard space you will get, what else will change if we set it to powercfg -H ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

Why would Windows 7 say I'm low on memory when I appear to gave 2GB+ free? [duplicate]

Why would Windows 7 say I'm low on memory when I appear to gave 2GB-3GB of free RAM? (on a 12GB machine) Surely 2.2GB+ is quite a lot of free RAM and it shouldn't be warning me at this stage? Also ...
0
votes
0answers
113 views

Windows-Services Memory Leak

I have a problem with a few services that take up more and more ram. I usually let the computer on without restarts and after a while some of the services take very big chunks. The services are split ...
1
vote
2answers
314 views

Windows 7 - Additional RAM installed, but usable amount did not increase? [duplicate]

We have just upgraded a PC running Windows 7 Enterprise Edition (32bit) to have 4gb of memory instead of 2gb. Previously, there was 989mb of usable memory (with 2gb total installed). After upgrading, ...
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votes
4answers
290 views

Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
0
votes
2answers
104 views

Firefox bottleneck with lot's of tabs open?

I'm currently using Firefox 28.0 on a windows 7 system on a SSD. Sometimes, when I do some research, I open about 180 + tabs on my machine. This makes firefox super slow, without using the SSD or CPU ...