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

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Intel uhd 620 reports graphics memory as 4 GB, is this legit?

I installed the latest Intel uhd 620 driver and I started the control panel and headed over to the driver section and it reports the graphics memory as 4054 MB. Why is it showing this when other ...
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SSD decreased boot time a hoax? [closed]

I bought a new laptop and its specs are: CPU: core i5 7200u RAM: 8Gigs DDR4 HDD: 500GB I think boot in my perspective is the time it takes to load the operating system into the physical RAM. My ...
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How do modern GPUs cope with irregular memory access patterns?

In the baseline GPU architecture each streaming multiprocessor has a Load/Store unit and a memory request coalescer as far as I know but the memory request coalescer can only work efficiently if the ...
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Run a RAM speed test

Is there any way to test the actual speed of the RAM to know how many gigabytes per second it transfers data? I'm on a Windows machine, so solutions based on that would be nice, but if there is ...
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Open a program and file at start-up to automate manual user process

What I want is hard to describe accurately in the title so I will explain in more detail here. I bought Crucial Ballistic RAM sticks and they come with RGB lighting. Crucial has software that you can ...
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Why my ASUS BIOS detects and runs Kingston DDR4 3200MHz memory as 2400MHz?

In my new computer there are 2x8Gb Kingston Fury DDR 4 (Kingston kf432c16bb1k2/16) modules. Still ASUS Prime Z590-A with Intel i5 11600-K detects it as 2400MHz. Modules installed according ASUS ...
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What RAM am i looking for? Inspiron 15 3567. 1 slot has 8GB SODIMM speed of 2133MHz. 1 slot open. <--from task manager/performance/memory [duplicate]

I don't know much about it but want to get the right stuff the first try. What other information is needed to help me and, where do i find it? Does that speed of 2133MHz mean that this is the only ...
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BSOD Memory Managment First time building computers, need help (Asus X570 Prime Pro)

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.22473.1005 AMD64 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP] Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Kernel address ...
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Using 2 RAM sticks of different brand and run in dual channel

I have a 2018 HP pre-built PC that has 2 RAM slots, both used. 1 slot has a 8GB or brand SK Hynix thats DDR4-2667, with CAS of 19-19-19-43 according to Cpu-Z. The second stick is 4 GB of brand Micron, ...
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Shouldn't my machine have a /dev/ram0 file?

I have a college assignment where I have to create a RAM Disk. I have been told to then make a C program that writes multiple times on a file placed inside the RAM Disk and then do the same on a file ...
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Windows Freezes when i connect my PC to HP E273 monitor when i play youtube videos for sometime

I have a PC with the below config Ryzen 5 3600 RAM 16GB 3200 MHz Geforce GT 710 Asus Prime B550 MA Wifi I have it connected to my HP E273 monitor and after watching online videos(youtube mostly) for a ...
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I recently bought a PC from a liquidation website, and I wiped the hard drive but everytime I try setting up windows, it asks for corporate login

I bought it for $450, and I don't want it to go to waste. I wiped the hard drive and tried setting up windows but after wifi setup it takes me to a corporate login screen no matter how many times I ...
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Not Able To Use Brand New RAM Modules

This is my first question in this forum, please help me to solve my problem. Recently, I purchased another RAM module to upgrade my Windows 10 setup. But even after the upgrade, it still shows 15.9GB (...
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Computer over current detected

Hello so I’ve had my pc for 5 years no problem. The build is as follows: mobo is ASUS H81M-PLUS, CPU is intel 4790k, GPU is Zotac 960 4gb AMP!, ram is 16gb(8x2)of Corsair xms3 DDR3 and PSU is EVGA 650 ...
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Why 64 bit software is heavy on 64 bit Windows 10 Operating System?

I am using an old computer and its system specifications are as follows: Processor: Core 2 duo E7500-Seventh gen Physical Memory: 3 Gb Mechanical Hard Drive capacity 500 Gb Windows 10 64 bit I ...
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Can I mix DDR4 Kingston HP26D4S9S8ME-8 with Crucial CT8G4SFRA266? [closed]

I have the Kingston HP26D4S9S8ME-8. Can I add a Crucial CT8G4SFRA266? Here's my Info: OS: Windows 10 Home [64-bit] Host: HP Laptop 15-dy1751ms Kernel: 10.0.19043.0 Motherboard: HP 86C9 Resolution: ...
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What happens when you install an OS that doesn't meet the minimum requirements of a computer?

I have a very old laptop. It has 256 MB RAM. I am trying to install an operating system which requires 512 MB of RAM. This is the only minimum requirement that my system does not have (But other ...
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Try to find upgrade RAM for KVR667D2D8P5

We have some really old servers in the lab from 2010s and we are trying to find compatible RAMs. The existing ones are KVR667D2D8P5/2G. Its specs say: 2GB 256M x 72-Bit DDR2-667 CL5 Registered w/...
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Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection eating all available ram before crashing

For couple of days now I've been experiancing issues, where Windows Defender ATP process just starts to grab all my RAM, reaching up to 40GB of 48 available and then crashing. I've noticed a lot of &...
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How to distinguish among CPU, Motherboard and RAM failure

I am getting RAM errors like the following when running both XMP (3200MHz) and non-XMP (2666MHz) profiles: Block Sequential    : testing  56FAILURE: 0xffffffffffffffff != 0xffffffdfffffffff at offset ...
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Camera taking too long to open in Redmi Note 9 [migrated]

I have Redmi Note 9 which is about 1 year old but everything is up to date. Now the problem is that whenever I open the camera a black screen appears and it takes 15 seconds to open it and as I tap ...
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How much time am I spending in swap?

I think I'm getting slowness due to running out of memory and hitting swap. I've watched the hardfaults/sec in Resource Monitor and it's often over 1000. This is an issue generally during recompiles, ...
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fontdrvhost.exe consuming high CPU and lots of RAM

I have a Windows 10 Professinal (build 1809) system which shows the following effect: Directly after a user logs on to the system, the process fontdrvhost.exe causes 60-80% CPU usage and a memory ...
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Can RAM errors disapper when reseating them?

I‘ve got a new computer and over time got more and more issues (been 4 weeks now). CPU (Intel I7-11700) was overheating and thermal throttling to stay below 100 degrees. Now I fixed this issue by ...
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Pagefile keeps growing, but never fully utilised

My laptop runs Windows 10 Pro and has a 512GB SSD (~45GB free) and 16GB RAM. My page file is set to 'automatically managed'. Recently I've found that my pagefile keeps growing to the point where it ...
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SSD or Virtual Memory? It's possible?

I bought a MacMini, which configuration is: 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Cor, 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 and 256 GB SSD. Using the machine, I noticed it's a little slow for my purpose. So I would like to know ...
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How to identify hidden processes with volatility using psxview?

I was learning volatility and in this room in tryhackme they used psxview to find the hidden processes. The assignment was, It's fairly common for malware to attempt to hide itself and the process ...
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Very low usable RAM on windows 10 Machine

Few months back I bought this laptop from Dell . The model is Vostro 3581( 4Gb Ram ,Intel Graphics 620, 1TB HDD). From beginning I am facing constant lag while using the PC. It hangs every 5-10 minute....
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installing 2 ddr2 single channel rams in one channel (asus motherboard); It does not work. why?

The motherboard has 4 slots (2 yellow and 2 black) when I install 2 2gb single channel rams in one channel the computer beeps continuously (1 long and 2 short beeps) but if I install rams in 2 ...
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Replacing RAM for deskPC. XMP module on a C22 pc?

I have a dekstop PC that came with a 2x "UDIMM 8GB DDR4 CL22 3200". This means total of 16GB. I would like to upgrade it to 64GB with Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16 BK DC - 64GB. I am ...
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High memory usage Windows 11

Yesterday night I opened my laptop and found that the fan was too noisy and my PC was overheated on just the startup! (80C). I still don't know the reason why. Now in the morning, I'm testing out ...
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Ideapad 320-15ISK not booting when inserting RAM upgrade

I have purchased a refurbished 8GB, 2400MHz DDR4 RAM stick (M471R1K43BB1-CRC) for my Lenovo Ideapad 320ISK which originally has a 4GB, 2133MHz stick soldered into it. When I insert the new stick, it ...
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64 GB RAM installed but only 32 GB Usable

I have an MSI B450 Tomahawk Motherboard and 2 sticks of RAM, 32GB each Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHZ (2x 32GB). The sticks are in slots 2 and 4. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro (64 bit). ...
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Windows 11: Never-used application hogging up memory

Windows 11 On my recently-purchased laptop (yesterday, in fact), Microsoft Teams — a totally unused application on my system (have never even opened it, and have no need of it) — seems to topping the ...
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Computer wont display anything after new ram is installed

After a couple years of having two ram sticks of different speeds (2400MHz and 2666MHz) I decided to buy a new ram stick of speed 2666MHz to replace the 2400. When I installed this ram, my computer ...
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(Linux) Swap fills up too late and oom_kill never activates, resulting in crash

This is an issue I've had for so long. During normal high memory usage, swap fills up as needed and processes using up a lot of memory are properly killed once it gets too bad, but every now and then ...
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Memtest86+ 5.01 is crashing with any of 2 RAM modules

I've been using a ASUS H110M-R BIOS Ver. 1802 Intel Core i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz RAM Kingston 8192MB 2133 MHz for around 3 years without issues. First Ubuntu 18.04, then 20.04 Updated Around a year ...
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Do I need more RAM?

I have an iMac 2020 with 32GB RAM. My question is if i need more memory, because I'm confused about the indicators of activity monitor, as shown below. If there is 'Swap used', does it mean the ...
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Does Linux top MEM% include SWAP memory?

If I have 8Gb RAM (and 8Gb swap) and I have a task which ate 2Gb of SWAP. In top I see %MEM memory usage column. It shows 10%. Does this mean that this task ate 10% of both RAM and SWAP (16Gb) or just ...
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Computer won't boot after memory upgrade

I upgraded the memory on a computer, it's a roughly 4 year old PC, I switched the memory from a 4Gb to 8Gb and I think it won't boot though I'm not quite sure, it shows no image, not even the BIOS ...
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Can I replace single-rank memory with dual rank memory?

I have a laptop configuration as follows: HP Pavilion Gaming - 15-ec1008ca 2 slots: 4 GB DDR4-3200 CL22 on each slot (total 8 GB) I first considered buying a single 16 GB DDR4-3200 CL22 stick and ...
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memtest86 5.31b Memory Type Unknown

I have HP c7000 chassis with gen9 blade and have 4x16G (total 16GB) memory. HP iLO saying you have degraded so i start running memory test using memtest86 5.31b and its been 1 hour and it did 5 test ...
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Why don't desktop motherboards have more than 4 slots for RAM?

I was wondering why (desktop) motherboards have 4 slots for RAM. I know that one can use fewer RAM sticks, and that server motherboards have more slots, but I could not find a satisfying answer to why ...
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GF65 Thin (RTX3060, 10750H) crahes after installing 3200MHz RAM

I decided to add some RAM to my GF65 Thin and got a 64Gb Kingston Fury kit with 3200Mhz RAM. Initially all booted up fine but then the laptop shut itself off after a few minutes. I rebooted and tried ...
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How long Memtest86 will take for 64G memory

I have HPE c7000 chassis populated with gen9 blades with 64GB memory. Recently i iLO was saying you have bad memory but i would like to check with memtest86 tool so i have started memtest86 to verify ...
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Memory Leak, possibly from unknown Microsoft Driver

Task manager lists about 800 MB taken from startup, and the performance tab and resource monitor show about 3.9 GB from startup. After about 24 hours, it will be at ~13 GB. Two days, even sleeping, ...
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Why doesn't sum of of the values in the commit size in the processes view match the commit size in the performance view in the Windows Task Manager?

Commit Size in the Processes view: Commit size in the Performance view: Why doesn't sum of of the values in the Commit Size in the Processes view match the commit size in the Performance view in the ...
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Why can a 64-bit OS take full advantage of a 4GB RAM but a 32-bit OS cannot? [duplicate]

(Preamble: I understand that there are similar questions, but I'm specifically trying to understand why having more than 32 bits help accessing that 0.5 GB when having 232 addresses is more than ...
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Virtual Memory Organization

I have a question pertaining to virtual memory. In the description we always tend to show Heap growing from Low Address to High Address, and Stack in the other direction e.g. Question: Is this just ...
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How to write a text file to dRAM? No disk writes [duplicate]

How to write a text file to dRAM? No disk writes. With Ubuntu 20.04 Terminal or Command Line Interface (CLI) ... It is required to use RAM or dRAM (Dynamic ram) as a scratch pad. A scratch pad is for ...

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