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Questions tagged [memory]

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

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Is my L3 cache really slower than my DRAM?

I've recently been running a memtest86 on my PC (Threadripper 1920x, Kingston ECC DDR4-2666 CAS19) because I suspected that the stock timings were conservative. And I was right: the memory will run at ...
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PC POST beep when boot up

I have one personal computer that when randomly not able to boot up (like few times in a week), every time it short-beeped once and not able to boot, so i searched online and found that, one short ...
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Cached ram/ Memory leak

For the past year or so I have been struggling with 2/3 of ram or more is being cached and not being released to other programs when I need it. Games and browsers crash regularly. I have searched all ...
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Why is the DRAM Frequency of an Asus ROG STRIX B-350F motherboard so low?

An Asus ROG STRIX B-350F has an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 CPU. The memory is VENGEANCE® LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Memory Kit. It has only about 1000 MHz DRAM frequency: Could anyone provide a ...
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How to enable memory compression Windows 10

Recently I've been running programs that really like to soak up my system memory. So much that a lot of the time I don't even have a gigabyte left. This has led my system to hang and eventually crash ...
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Impact of RAM capacity and RAM speed on PC performance

Which desktop PC will perform better? One with 32GB 2133Mhz RAM or 16 GB 3200Mhz RAM assuming that applications do not use more than 10GB RAM? Assume that the CPU used is AMD Ryzen 7 2700x. The ...
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Are we hitting some limits in Windows Server 2016? Or why this odd problm? Selenium stale reference. Too many open files?

I am working on a team with four developers and a project using Robot Framework, Selenium and PyCharm (this environment probably hasn't a direct connection with our problem but I included it for ...
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Task Manager & Resource Monitor Does Not See Added RAM

I added a stick of RAM in my Sony Vaio laptop which runs on 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, the laptop had 3GB of ram, now it has 4GB (I swapped a stick of 1GB ram to a stick of 2GB). After that, ...
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Memory dump on Ubuntu 18.04 failed on too big /proc/kcore/

There are two great articles about how to aquire memory on Linux using linpmem: SANS holdmybeersecurity Trying the approach from holdmybeersecurity I ran into the following issue, which seems to be ...
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Windows10 “System” using all memory

A process called "System" on my windows10 laptop is using all the memory. I can't play any games because of this. Chrome too freezes. It's almost impossible to use any program. I've 8GB Ram. The "...
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Chrome doesn't use swap

I have written a single page application that gradually loads objects, and memory usage increases. At a certain point, Google Chrome shows an error page, and from the log I see [1:1:1210/224428....
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How does Physical RAM affects file copy?

My setup: Source and destination Servers (installed in M1000e Dell enclosure): Dell Poweredge M620 (Blade servers) 2x Intel E5-2650 @ 2GHz processors 192GB RAM (DDR3, 1333Mhz Perc H310 Raid ...
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Opening any file manager hangs the system

Using xubuntu 16.04.5 LTS with budgie-desktop. As soon as i start any file manager, Thunar or Nautilus installed, it consumes whole RAM and hangs the complete system. Previous day the system was ...
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Large memory with large usage in windows

I have a 32GB windows 8 system that runs a 20GB virtual machine. This should leave 12GB for Windows which is more than enough - I have several 8GB windows machines that run fine. In fact it runs ...
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Laptop: upgraded DDR3L 1,35V RAM but Windows can't boot with the new one

Picture of the 3 RAM memories The laptop is a Toshiba Tecra A11-110 with an intel i5 processor. I replaced the first RAM with the second one. The Windows begins to boot but ms later shuts down and ...
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How to configure video memory for integrated GPU

I have recently purchased for work a new Dell XPS 13 with 16 GB RAM, which has an integrated Intel GPU. Reading the properties of the GPU I see this: Available Graphics Memory: 8320 MB Dedicated ...
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Motherboard not working after ram upgrade. System booting in the bios and no usb power [on hold]

I have an ASRock b450M with AMD Ryzen CPU and a Trident-Z. I tried to mount a different DIMM but something went wrong. I powered on the motherboard but the cpu fan just run for half second and then ...
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Memory Leak in Windows 10, I believe dxgkrnl.sys, have a trace, HUGE differences on poolmon normally

So basically for a while now I've had trouble with a memory leak issue with dxgkrnl.sys "dprt" tag seeming to be the problem, but having a hard time identifying where from. The process comes up as "...
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Powershell Invoke-WebRequest with Method Head allocate too much RAM

Problem found on server with Powershell v 4.0 (server with Powershell 5.1 they do not seem affected by the same problem) This a strange behavior of Invoke-WebRequest command. Take this example: For ...
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Can I buy 2 2x16 memory sticks instead of 4x16 memory sticks? [closed]

What's the difference between buying the following: G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel Z370 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C14D-32GTZSW - $...
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Can dusty RAM slot fail to POST?

Today after a heavy dusting in my house, I booted the pc (which was covered in a thin layer of dust already), it failed to post. It only worked when I cleaned the RAM slot. This once happened in my ...
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What type of RAM config should I choose for my HP Elitebook 745 G5?

My HP Elitebook 745 G5 has two SODIMM RAM slots feeding it's dual channel memory controller. It takes 2400MHz DDR4 sticks. Apparently there is a performance increase for either Single or Dual Rank ...
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What kind of RAM should i buy for my laptop

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-7000-sy laptop. It's about 5-6 years old now. It has a nvidia geforce 630m 2GB grpahics card. Laptop itself has 6GB ram installed, but with some investication it seems that ...
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Window 10 Memory leak with Minifilter drivers

I've been seeing, for around 4 months, a constant memory leak when using anti-viruses that install a File System minifilter driver. Three months ago, I noticed this with AVAST, but as they had a ...
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Upgraded DDR3 RAM from 2gb to 4gb but windows can't boot with the new one

Picture of the previous and new RAM The laptop is a Toshiba Tecra A11-110 with an intel i5 processor. I replaced the previous RAM with the new one but then the Windows begins to boot but ms later ...
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Desktop RAM Configuration [duplicate]

I have intel DH61WW board on my PC has one ADATA DDR34GB ram with clock speed of (max band width is 800 when checked through cpu-z). I am planning to buy another 4gb DDR3 ram with clock speed of ...
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2800mhz RAM on a Asus Strix B350-F Gaming motherboard

Hello i've been looking at its QVL. However i can't find anything about Pinnacle ridge. The last entry was Raven Ridge. Anyways, i don't know if the memory i bought is compatible with my motherboard ...
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800 MHz DDR2 RAM shows half of memory speed on my machine

I have an Acer Veriton l670 mini PM. My machine has: E8400 3 GHz dual core CPU 2x2, 4 GB DDR2 800 MHz RAM dual channel (Kingston acr256x64d2s800c6) 320 GB hard disk 7200 rpm While this is not a very ...
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Computer not booting up after adding RAM [closed]

So, my computer has worked just fine for years, and finally I got additional RAM sticks to install into it. Without touching anything else except for RAM, the computer refused to boot, with mobo ...
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Comparing Ram : 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 vs 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4

Im comparing two computers both with 16gb of Ram. Computer 1 : 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 Computer 2 : 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 Is it possible to work out how much faster computer 1s ram is than computer ...
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Server memory full when application is using only less than 50% (9GB out 0f 20GB)

Using Centos 6.9 release Jira application freezes on 100% server memory trying to understand where this memory is used, i ran the following commands, and found only java to consume memory. Please ...
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6 GB memory usage on Windows 10 with no programs open

When I was using Windows 7, my laptop would only use around 1-1.5 GB of RAM with no open programs. Since updating to Windows 10, it is now using over 6 GB (out of 8 GB total) of memory with nothing ...
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My RAM is not working at full speed

I just built my PC. I have the x470 gaming plus motherboard and 2x8GB COrsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz ram. It is only working on 2133 MHz. Is there anything that can be done to get the speeds up? ...
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Linux duplicate and extra processes in ps output

I am using the Linux ps command to monitor the RSS size of the processes from inside a Docker container. If the total RSS goes above a threshold, then I fail the tests and start looking for memory ...
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Max supported speed for RAM for toshiba satellite a665-s6070?

I cant find a reliable source that explains what is the maximum: Ram size Ram speed That my toshiba satellite a665-s6070 supports. Currently I put 1 8 GB 1600 mhz + 4 GB 1600mhz and it starts but ...
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Is there a significant issue to allocating all available cores to one VM if that is the only major task running?

I have a one-off task that requires me to use a VM to fix a build bug a software project using SCons (Python). The testing cycle is fairly short, resulting in frequent rebuilds. I'm using a 4-core ...
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Memory failure on DIMM2 Dell T3500

I'm having troubles with my DELL T3500.  It has: a w5590 3.33 GHz 4c/8t 12 GB (3 × 4 GB) RAM DDR3 1333 MHz I get the message Memory failure on DIMM2 Dell T3500 when I turn on my computer and it ...
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Computer beeps at boot 3 times and loads Windows

Just recently for the last 3 weeks, my desktop PC is beeping at boot and then boots Windows successfully. When I am on the PC, I don't see any issues at all. The beeps are short and as follows. beep ...
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How to find the correct memory for my ASUS Desktop PC [closed]

I have a Asus CM6850 desktop computer and it's got four ram slots, two are used (2x4GB = 8GB) and I wanted to get another 16GB of RAM but I'll be out of luck, I found that it only supports up to ...
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SD card broke due to phone reset [duplicate]

Nokia 3 has an inbuilt feature to merge and sd card into the phone's internal memory I had merged my sd card into my phone partition, and due to an update error the phone was reset the card has been ...
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Random hardware issues and hard crashes

So. I have had a battle going on with my aging desktop and stability. Here is the original specs: CPU: Intel i5 2500k , No overclock. RAM: Corsair Vengance 1600MHz 16GB (4x4GB) Running at 1333 MHz....
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What is stored in Inte's spi flash? Is it a BOIS?

We have Intel's board (i7) with Linux, and we need to save some data between power off/on. I thought of using the spi flash for this (there is also eeprom, but for some reason it is read-only!). But ...
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How to get Firefox to save and restore nothing but favicon, url and page-title in session backups? (many open tabs)

I usually have many tabs open and that wasn't much of a problem before Firefox updated to Firefox Quantum and when the TabMix Plus AddOn was still working. However now Firefox has become barely usable ...
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How to allocate more memory to Python? macOS

I’m generating a brute force dictionary in Python on my Mac for a CTF tournament. I was wondering if there’s a way to dedicate more RAM to that process. What I’m aiming for is to make this go faster ...
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IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe taking up a lot of memory

IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe process is taking up 2GB of memory. I know it's Intel Rapid Storage Technology but I don't think it's normal for it to take that much RAM. What can I do? I know I can stop the ...
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Win 10: weird RAM usage numbers

After I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7, my system has been having a problem, with high RAM usage. I have been trying to track down the reason, but I really don't seem to find any memory leakage ...
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Analyse all the running processes on PC [closed]

I'm using XPS 9560 laptop, with 16GB RAM, last gen i7 CPU and 512GB SSD. Windows 10 Pro, all updates have been installed for OS and drivers. Problem is that this computer has started recently to lag ...
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How is graphics RAM different from system RAM?

I know that a GPU and a CPU are fundamentally different things and why they both suck at doing the other's job. But what I don't get is why standard system RAM has always been a generation behind the ...
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Confusion regarding exact type and voltage of my laptop RAM module for upgrade

I have a Toshiba satellite laptop C50-A. I am thinking to add more RAM. It has currently a Micron DDR3-1600 Mhz PC3-12800 CL=11 Model 4KTF25664HZ-1G6E1 RAM Module. The confusion is this: As I know ...
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Chrome's processes are now in the Apps section instead of the BG process section of task manager? Made my laptop lag a lot

I have been playing using this PC for a long time, and when I play this game (Warframe), I always have my browser (which always has 30+ tabs open, for work stuff) and a torrent client app. Everything ...