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

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Firefox consuming 600 MB of memory with only 2 tabs open [closed]

I have a single instance of Firefox 82.0.2 (on Windows 10) with just two simple tabs open, one them being this very Web site (stackoverflow.com). It is consuming 580 MB of RAM! Why is it so memory-...
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Upgrading Ram in a Hp pavilion latop15

I have an HP Pavillion15-eh0090wm which has 8 GB DDR4-3200 in 4x2 config according to product specifications. I chatted with HP technical support for specs of the ram module. This is what they gave me:...
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More Speed for 4,1 Mac Pro?

I'm using an early 2009 Mac Pro, 4,1 2.66Ghz, 32 GB memory, 2TB HDD, GeForce GT 120. Tried the hack to 5,1 and it would not complete even though SIP was disabled. So won't be using Sierra, stuck with ...
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My PC gets frequent random blue screens with different error messages [closed]

As the title says, my PC gets random, frequent blue screens with different error messages. (IRQL less than equal, system service exception and some others) My PC is overclocked to the minimal ...
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What cpu usage and ram usage mean

im trying like 1 week now to understand what CPU/RAM usage mean but cant understand. For example what 50% CPU usage mean and what 3.50GB RAM usage mean? Can someone explain it to me, i would really ...
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Buffer-overflow cause laptop to not charge? [closed]

I have been dealing with my system crashing the past two weeks. Contacted the Help desk and they suggested for me to upgrade the system into Big Sur (it was available). Two days after installing the ...
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Linux (pop os) uses half of installed Ram

I was using win7 and decided to move to linux and a mate recommended me pop os. Before anything here is my computer setup: CPU: FX 8350 black edition 4.0ghz DISIPADOR: Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo ...
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Are my system specs enough for Windows 10 pro 64-bit?

I am currently running Windows 7 pro 32-bit (although I have used its 64-bit version too). I want to upgrade to Windows 10 pro 64-bit. I have checked for LAHF/SAHF, NX, CMPXCHG16B AND PREFETCHW (...
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Make virtualbox run faster on macOS?

I've been having trouble that my virtual machines on my MacBook run very slowly. I have a decent specifications. What steps should I take to improve performance? For reference, I currently have given ...
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Spoofing the details of a CPU

We usually see the details of a CPU by using the command "lscpu" in Ubuntu. The information comes as such in the picture below. Original LSCPU Output Is there any tool or way to spoof this ...
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Lenovo Z-51 slow down after ram upgrade

I have just upgraded RAM memory in my LENOVO Z-51 laptop. Previously I had 2x4GB ram. I bought 2x8 GB Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB or 4GB 1.35V 1600 MHz CL9. I checked that my laptop handles it. After ...
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What exactly is an “address” in a memory? [closed]

This image is how I imagine the relation of address and the usable memory of a single cell. Suppose I have a 8 bit memory. So I need a unique address to every byte cell so they can be located ...
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I keep finding the same string in memory dumps

First off, forgive me - this is less a problem and more of a personal curiosity, but hopefully it will pique the curiosity of my fellow enthusiasts here! As a geek, I do love to get into the processes ...
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I have 2 4gb rams and hence both the slots are filled. I want to upgrade to 16 gb [closed]

Please tell me how to go about this situation , I want to put 2 8gb ram, but my laptop has 2 4gb rams installed both the slots. How should I go about this, in the cheapest possible way ? My laptop has ...
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Is it safe to assume that when bootin a desktop computer from a flash drive no residual files stay on the computer's RAM and hard drives?

Does booting (not installing) a desktop computer from a flash drive simulate an airgapped environment so as to perform highly-sensitive operations, assuming that the desktop computer doesn't have a ...
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Sony Viao Model PCG-71311L Possible Drivers Issue-High Cpu Usage at Idle

I had this old laptop laying around and I am trying to fix it. It needed a battery and an new drive. I already installed an ssd in it and got windows 10 installed on it. I am currently waiting on a ...
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2 ram bars of same model work individually but not together after sleep

As title says, each of my 2 ram bars work individually without problems. When both are installed the pc boots fine but when I click on sleep and try to turn PC on again I get a black screen and have ...
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1 Long Beep on Boot

Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 PRO WIFI (GA-X570-AORUS-PRO-WIFI) RAM: 4x Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR4 3200MHz (CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16) CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X GPUs: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 EAGLE OC (GV-N3070EAGLE ...
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RAM Issue: 8 GB shown usable by BIOS and Ubuntu only 4 GB free?

This is my current situation: $ sudo lshw -short -c memory H/W path Device Class Description =================================================== /0/0 memory ...
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What causes sound and animation stutter when Linux slab allocations are under heavy pressure?

I noticed that when doing heavy disk operations the sound from Youtube videos and games, and the gnome-shell Wayland compositor animations would stutter. It seemed to come and go. My Ubuntu 20.04 ...
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Changing chrome setting to Increate memory limit for a single chrome tab on windows

I have a museum project I am working on that requires me to load a lot o videos in to a single chrome tab at the same time. I developed the project initially on a OSX system and it was running all ...
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Can i use only 1 dual rank ram for my notebook?

I have a dell notebook with 2 Ram slots, both have 4gb ram each (8gb total). I want to upgrade my system to 16gb ram total. And i'd like to use just 1 ram slot for now and keep the other one empty so ...
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What is a max capacity of RAM Memory to motherboard Acer EA70_HB (U3E1)?

I have notebook Acer E5-771G-536Z. I have operating system Windows 10 Home Edit 64-bit but i have 4 GB DDR3L of memory with speed 800Mhz. So it's going so slowly and I'd like to upgrade my memory Ram. ...
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Alienware Area-51 R5, new HyperX Fury memory not detected?

I have an Alienware Area-51 R5 and when I bought it new in early 2018 it came with 1x8GB memory module (Dell Part 370-ADUC - 8GB (1X8GB) DDR4, 2666MHz). I have just bought 1x16GB memory module: HyperX ...
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Future Laptop RAM Upgrade Compatibility Criteria

I retrieved detailed hardware information of my laptop through CPUID tool as usual in order to use some information there for future memory upgrade since I have one free memory slot and want to know ...
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Compatibility of DDR3 and Intel 4th Generation Processors

I have recently come across the concept of DDR3L, and am doing some research. I am coming across some conflicting information.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR3_SDRAM#Specification -> Says that ...
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Segmentation faults upon running larger programs after a period of machine learning training

Recently, I've been learning machine learning models and neural nets on my iMac. However, now whenever I start a more intensive application (e.g. iTunes or JetBrains' PyCharm), I get the following ...
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Can I configure the RAM on my motherboard so 8GB RAM modules and 4GB RAM modules are mixed?

I have three RAM modules: 1x 8GB (Brand1 - 3000Mhz) 2x 4GB (Brand2 - 3000Mhz) Here is my current configuration on ROG Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard: A1: Empty A2: 8GB B1: Empty B2: Empty Can I ...
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About Dedicated Video Memory

I have a laptop with the following specs: 500 GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD and 1 TB Toshiba HDD (on the DVD caddy) Intel(R) HD Graphics 620 Intel i5-7200u 2.50Ghz 20 GB DDR4 Ram (4 GB soldered and 16 GB ...
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I can hear my GPU when calculating large amounts of data onto it - is that bad?

Specifically I am loading about 5GB of data onto a GTX 1060 6GB for training with a neural network, and each time it runs a new batch, I can hear a very brief whir noise that lasts about a quarter of ...
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Will my laptop components work with minipc?

I have old non working (kind of unstable, some times boots, some times does not and screen flickers) Dell XPS 15 L502x. I have two 8 GB DDR3 SODIMMs and SATA 3 SSD. The processor is Core i7 2630QM. I ...
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How much does “integrated graphics” reduce system performance & stability?

I'm a programmer running Win 10 Pro 64-bit with 16gb RAM. My current laptop is my first without a dedicated graphics chip and also by far the least stable. I don't play games and don't need a high-end ...
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Why does my computer cap out on resources after 10+ hours of run time

So I am currently running an i5-8400 CPU with a 1060 3GB GPU with 16 GB of ram. I play Minecraft or code in java, and for both I use around 4-5GB of ram for each. But if I close out of all of those ...
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Use a Flash Device for ReadyBoost with SSD

I have a rather old computer - an Asus Zenbook with just 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Using Firefox, running a few tabs simultaneously, I sometimes get a notification telling me the system is running ...
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64GB memory installed but only 32GB detected in UEFI BIOS and OS

I have extended my memory to 64GB (4x16GB) and noticed a strange behavior: First the mainboard doesn't boot and turned of automatically. Then I updated the UEFI (changelog shows memory compatibility ...
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Does the HP Pavilion Dv5 1008TU support additional RAM?

There's not a lot of support anywhere for this specific model of PC. I've sort of converted my HP Pavilion into a server, but as more people begin to use it, it struggles to cope with its 2GB of RAM. ...
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Will a newer CPU with a few cores or an older CPU with more cores compile code faster? [closed]

I am a university student studying computer science, and I am just starting to explore the world of servers. I currently use a 2018 15" MacBook Pro as my main computer for writing, compiling, ...
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What would cause my DDR-4 2666MHz RAM to run at 31MHz occasionally?

For the past 12 months, my computer would occasionally just start lagging in different subtle ways - such as programs running slower than they should to my mouse cursor being an entire 60Hz frame ...
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Force a process to only use swap memory?

I have a custom program that performs analysis on some data. This is a very memory-hungry operation that can potentially use thousands of gigabytes of RAM. My computer only has 16gb of RAM, so my only ...
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win32com related python script errors out due to lack of memory when run via Task Scheduler [migrated]

I don't even know if this is the right place to ask, but here we go. I have a batch file that runs a python script along with some other minor things such as mapping a network drive, deleting a log ...
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Dell laptop got memory error when bringing around

I have a Dell Latitude 7480 running on Windows 10 with 2x8GB RAM. When I work in the office, the laptop runs normally, but when I put it into my backpack and bring it home. I cannot start the laptop ...
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Windows 10 InRam Kernel reports negative value

I've been going over this question to diagnose a possible memory leak (the symptoms were the same). Then I went over the steps and got poolmon running... Lo and behold, I have -37000K InRam Krnl ...
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How does loading a large file in memory affect thread latency in multithreaded applications?

Context: I'm developing a multi-threaded software. One thread is particularly time-sensitive. Although it will usually run in real-time, there is sporadically a significant latency. I've been able to ...
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Motherboard Lights On but Nothing Else Gets Power

So after getting my brother's build pc shipped to me by UPS, the computer stopped working. It was working before hand and now I'm trying to find out what went wrong during shipping. When plugged in ...
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Are computers still being limited by the RAM frequency?

My friend wants to buy the last i9 processors for his PC, I told him thats a wast of money, that all the components of a computer have to run on the same frequency and processors are much more evolved ...
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Will this laptop support higher size and speed RAM?

I bought Lenovo S145 15IIL laptop (model 81W800FLIN). It comes with 8GB soldered RAM which seem to run at 2666 MHz. The processor is 1031G1 which seem to support 64GB @ 3200 MHz. Lenovo says max 12 GB ...
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How to use full 256GB RAM of my work station? MATLAB only seems to be using 75GB of RAM and not the 256GB that is available

I have a workstation that has 256GB RAM and 32 cores. However, when I am running some high-end simulations, the maximum used memory by the MATLAB is 33% (75 GB) and it never increases. The simulations ...
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Is there anything in here that would explain why the system process is using 8.5 GB of ram

I don't have much more to say other than system is using 8.5GB and this cause games and other programs go into the pagefile and slow down
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Need help troubleshooting memory/motherboard problems (?) my workstation beeps at me

Lately I've been having some strange problems with my PC (specs below). My machine gives me one or sometimes two short beeps every couple minutes to an hour during normal use. It occurs while doing ...
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Tried a RAM upgrade on a slow laptop, but it made things worse

Here’s a little story. My dad got me a basic laptop when I started college back in 2018 (‘twas an HP 14-cf0004ne; 4GB RAM, i3-7th gen), from a local computer store. It was super slow from day-1 (...

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