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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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List of Intel microchips [on hold]

This is probably the wrong place to put this, but it's kind of a strange question. (Hardware, company history. Etc.) But my question is this; where could I find a list of all of the microchips ...
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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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Is there any way / software 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 [on hold]

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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I have doubts about this gear [on hold]

I'm not sure if this subdomain is proper for this question but here goes. So, I believe it's time for me to upgrade my gaming PC. My gear is like this right now: Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) CPU: ...
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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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PC crashes without BSOD or memory dump; sound and screen image corrupts (freezes then PC restarts) [closed]

It used to crash once, maybe twice, a day after I turn on the pc and then it was alright, checked my ram memory which is fine, and checked my power supply also working fine. So now I'm wondering what ...
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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 ...
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Why is the VmRSS reported inconsistent when using mmap?

One application that we have combines two elements: it allocates a 707 MB memory segment using mmap(0, sizeof(T), PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE | MAP_ANONYMOUS | MAP_HUGETLB, -1, 0). it reports ...
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difference between top and htop on reporting used memory (macos)

Looks like there's a difference between the top and htop commands for mac. This is an 8GB Physical mem laptop "top" reports: PhysMem: 6764M used (3456M wired), 1427M unused. "htop" reports: ...
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Does RAM frequency & or Latency affect Internet browsing speed or page loading

I currently have 3000 mhz, cl 15. RAM. (8600k so no CPU bottleneck etc) But i was wondering if someone with more knowledge would be able to tell me if i bought 3200 mhz CL 14, RAM would it affect ...
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how to figure out if RAM is compatible [duplicate]

I've done quite a lot with computers and IT in general and one thing that always bothers me is the case of RAM compatibility. I know this is a freaquently discussed subject, but now I'm totally done ...
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Why does system report less memory in UEFI mode than in legacy BIOS?

I noticed that on a machine, if the firmware is configured in UEFI mode instead of Legacy BIOS, the operating system reports slightly less total memory (this is on Linux, but that shouldn't make a ...
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How can I know how much dedicated video memory in AMD GPU (NOT Intel) and increase it? (Dual GPU Laptop)

Yo, I tried checking my AMD GPU Graphics card dedicated memory in my dual GPU laptop but I when I right-click on Desktop -> Screen Resolution then Advanced settings, I see only Intel and not AMD. So, ...
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High Memory usage (before computer restart) on windows 10 -previously solved now reoccurring

When I turn on my PC (Windows 10, 16GB RAM) after having been shut down (usually overnight), the RAM usage is unusually high. As a little background, within the last couple weeks I had an issue where ...
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RAM/GPU memory problems after installing Ubuntu along Windows 10

I installed Ubuntu along Windows 10 and started noticing problems when playing games. For example if i open League of Legends i can't open no browsers, or if i succeed they soon crash and say "not ...
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2 Identical DDR3 DIMMs Prevent OS Booting When Used Together, But Work Fine Separately

My motherboard is based on Intel Z68 chipset and supports up to 32GB RAM. I wanted to upgrade my current RAM (2*8GB + 2*4GB) to (2*8GB + 2*8GB), so I have 32GB in total. Original (Working) 24 GB ...
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DDR4 RAM not running in dual channel? [closed]

I recently upgraded my PC and swapped out my CPU/mobo/RAM in the process. Now I have a Ryzen 3 1300x processor, MSI B350M GAMING PRO motherboard and 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V 2400Mhz RAM, running ...
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Programs/apps/games slowing over time?

I'm trying to find the reasoning to explain why this happens, but I'm not well-versed enough in memory, RAM, etc. to accurately explain it well enough. So can someone give me the reasoning as to why ...
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My PC wont boot with two ram sticks

I am currently building a arcade machine and a while back I bought a supposed pair of xms2 ddr2 ram sticks (2x1gb) on eBay. I originally put both in and then the pc didn't boot. I then tried with ...
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Linux USB problems on Ubuntu/Mint

After some updates (4.4.0 kernel, Linux Mint 18) I realized that older USB memory sticks are having troubles while new highspeed USB sticks, e.g. 32GB work well. Using one of my older USB sticks (...
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Image and sound freeze during gaming, after crash during nvidia gfx driver installation

I encountered crashes during gaming (like Doom etc.), meaning freezed image and sound. A bluescreen wasn't even shown and I had to turn off power. These crashes occured during workload, but no ...
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A program takes up so many ram space on my mac [duplicate]

Recently, I found that my mac is laggy. I opened up Activity Monitor and there is a program called PDNcdNjo which takes 7 GB of ram even though I only have 4GB of ram in my computer. I closed the ...
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Not able to max out RAM in Dell inspiron 5370

The laptop came with a single DDR4 RAM (2400 MHz)module of 8 GB installed in slot 1. The other slot was empty. Lets call these slots S1 and S2 respectively. I bought two identical 2400 MHz DDR4 ...
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Only seeing half my RAM in BIOS and OS

I have 4 sticks of Patriot 4GB(link) and there are 4 slots on my Gigabyte MB(link). As you can tell by the MB, this is an old machine, originally it had Windows on it but the last couple of years it ...
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Why is my PC forgetting everything? Is it due to my RAM or SSD? [closed]

At the start I thought it was an issue associated only with my web browser. But indeed it is associated with my PC in general (I am using Windows 10). When I restart Chrome, my cookies have ...
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How to identify which process committed memory

My system runs high on committed memory (out of 8GB RAM + 2 GB page file 85% memory is committed). Physical usage is at some 65%. How can I identify what process(es) is allocating most of the ...
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Why is mac process “Wi-Fi” using 500mb of RAM?

Thanks to this question, I now understand the existence of the "Wi-Fi" process running in the background on my mac. But why does it require 500+ MB of RAM when neither the menu item nor any dialogues ...
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Is fifo pipe size limited by disk cache allocated space?

On Linux CentOS 7 I am using named fifo pipes created with mkfifo to handle data passing between pairs of processes running on a multiprocessor disk server (Dell R730xd with 132GB RAM and 20TB RAID ...
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Reason for difference between Disk Size and Memory Size - Irfanview image as an example [duplicate]

We often see it that a file on disk is typically much smaller than when loaded into memory. I will give as an example of that an image loaded in IrfanView and I will report this information taken from ...
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How do I tell where the hardware bottleneck is in my system when ruining a particular task

I realise that there are several duplicate questions around this topic already but all the questions that I have looked at have been for general computer slowdowns. In my case I have a very processor ...
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trying to install 64 bit mint 19 onto a Asus Prime X399-A motherboard

MB uses a threadripper 2990WX, with 128 GB memory. at usb install bios upgraded to 0808 [ 0.000000] [Firmware Bug] : AMD-Vi:10APIC [130] not in IURS table [ 0.000000] [Firmware Bug] : AMD-Vi:...
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Will there be a compatibility issue if i use two RAM of different speed? [duplicate]

I have a Acer aspire 5740G laptop which has two Ram slots with 1066 mhz speed. I used 1333 mhz RAM in one slot and 1600 Mhz RAM in another slot. will there be a compatibility issue or performance ...
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Why did clearing my Windows 10 memory cache make my game run better?

I recently purchased a new graphics card, and was hoping to see increased performance out of my games. While I did see a huge performance increase, I am still plagued with graphics hitching (...
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How is memory usage calculated in Task Manager in Windows 10?

This is a screenshot of Task Manager of Windows 10 on my laptop (Intel Haswell Core i7, 16 GB RAM). It shows 3.6 GB on the left side, but on the right side none of the values read 3.6 GB. I can only ...
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Which processor is better for multitasking and processing - GeForce940MX (4GB) or Geforce MX150 (2GB)? [closed]

I'm really confused between 2 laptops. I know MX150 is newer but it has only 2GB RAM. 940MX is old but has 4GB RAM. Both laptops have almost same configurations (i7 8th generation, 8GB RAM) but I'm ...
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Prevent VMWare from saving to (host) disk

I want to run an Ubuntu live disk inside VMWare. However, I do not want the OS to write to the virtual disk. I instead just want it all to be stored in memory, and shutdown completely when I am done. ...
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PC freezes randomly for a second and continues to work

I have bought a used core i5 3210/ 8GB RAM pc from a friend. But it freezes randomly for like one seconds or less and then continues to work. for example, if I'm typing something in the terminal it ...
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Can I add a second SODIMM to a Thinkpad Lenovo P1 with the Xeon processor?

The Thinkpad Lenovo P1 with the Xeon processor (part number 20MDCTO1WW) comes with these RAM options: 8GB DDR4 2666MHz SODIMM 8GB DDR4 2666MHz ECC SODIMM 16GB DDR4 2666MHz SODIMM 16GB(8+8) DDR4 ...
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How do I diagnose this POST 53 issue?

I have an Asrock X299 taichi motherboard that started misbehaving yesterday. I was rebooting to update Windows, and the screen remained black. Initially it gave a GPU POST (Dr. Debug) error of b7, ...
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ThinkPad T410 works fine with 4Gb RAM, freezes with 8Gb

I've a strange problem with my trusty T410 (2537-26G) which has been working great with the factory-standard 4Gb RAM stick in the machine's only slot. I've tried replacing the stick with various 8Gb ...
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How is cgroup's memory.limit_in_bytes related to RSS?

I have some database server that typically is using quite a bit of shared memory and memory mapped files. When I start it from scratch with a clean database it consumes about 48496 KiB ~~ 50 MB ...
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PCIe Endpoint to System Memory /Endpoint Transaction

I have PCIe Endpoint & Root Complex will be PC running linux.Now, I want to send few bytes(say, 4 bytes) from EP to system memory (RC) using PCIe Memory Read Request (TLP) Example of PCIe Memory ...
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RAM usage on Mac

I have a Mac Pro tower, 12 cores, 64 GB memory, 1 TB, of which 750 GB free. I'm currently using a Mojave OS, 10.14. A soon as the system is running, it uses 10 GB of memory. Is this normal? I had the ...
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My laptop does not detect two rams

I'm using Lenovo E450 and it has two ram slots. Recently I bought another 4GB ram to upgrade to 8GB. But when I put two 4GB rams together, Computer only cognizes new bought one. I tried putting the ...