Questions tagged [memory]

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

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Chrome session stops loading anything after copying large image to clipboard

So I was copying a 15000x8000 image from Wikipedia to my clipboard in Windows 10, which resulted in the browser freezing for a bit. It unfroze and I thought everything was fine after that but noticed ...
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RAM memory leakage

In performance Tab, I'm using: 74% of RAM memory = 4.3GB. However, when I sum memory used by processes it is less than 2.5GB. Where is my RAM memory leaking, and how to fix it? Laptop specifications: ...
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is 1 GB Ram reserved because memory speed different? [duplicate]

I just upgrade my pc to 16gb using 2 stick of 8gb ram. but somehow its different spec, i think or its just bios or windows setting i doenst know. i tried reseting bios and search what make it 1 gb ...
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Mixing clock speeds and latencies when upgrading RAM. Would the newer RAM compatible or will I run into stability issues? [duplicate]

I've seen some questions with answers (like those below) which more or less answer my question, but the devil's in the details. Mixing two RAM with different CAS Latency / Timing Mixing RAM sticks ...
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Memtest86 reports same read speed / different write speed with single and dual channel ram. How?

This is my old desktop pc with: Intel i5-7400 / 16G+16G (Corsair CMK16GX4M1A2400C16 ) / GA-H110M-H mobo. I did Passmark Memtest86 Ram Benchmark with single (16G) stick and double (16G+16G) sticks and ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS freezes few times per hour and very unstable

Title show the problem, it is brand-new install, so I don't think it should happen, while the install I selected minimal install because I don't need libreoffice things, and after install I only ...
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Chrome hangs when right clicking on a few lines of highlighted text

I have an unusual problem. Whenever I right click to try and copy a larger amount of text in a textbox in Chrome, the system will freeze up for 5-10 minutes. I first discovered it when using ...
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New Server build wont boot

I started a server build before covid 2020 i bought the components, installed it into a chenbro RM23812 chassis but it wouldn't start up. Lockdown was implemented and I stored it. 2 years later I'm ...
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Does "transparently" error correcting RAM exist, requiring no host support? [closed]

As currently standardized, both the motherboard and CPU must support ECC RAM, and annoyingly, Intel (and to a lesser extent AMD) use ECC support to segment the market. But obviously you could make RAM ...
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Ram in laptop with same brand but different part numbers?

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop ( Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3) with 8GB ram capacity. So, I want to upgrade my laptop on Ram and SSD. My memory's information is Kingston 8GB DDR4 bus 3200mhz with part number ...
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KVM/QEMU Linux host Windows client video driver problems

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS with KVM/QEMU. I have a Windows 10 client running smoothly performances wise with virt viewer. All that works fine but the problem is the graphics driver. I have a nVidia ...
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ASUS P8B75-M/CSM fails to recognize 3 or 4 dimms of RAM, also fails when 2 dimms of ram are in the same colored spots

I have had this problem since I built this PC, it is a few days old. The board is bought from Ebay, there are 4 Super Talent DDR3 memories of the same model, when I put 2 rams together on the CPU side,...
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How to fix Chrome's high memory usage, even when closed?

I'm on a Macbook Air with M1 chip running MacOS Monterrey 12.2.1. I'm constantly running out of RAM, and finding that Chrome seems to be a huge RAM-hog - see screenshot. This is the case even AFTER I'...
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How to switch between Docker related development and non-Docker related development?

This is a copy of my original question. On my PC, I have a process "vmmem", eating up to 1.6Gb of RAM, and regularly using my entire CPU usage. After some investigation, based on several ...
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Can't find the PC's disk in disk managment

I cannot find my PC's disk in Disk Management, it is only showing the SSD. Does anyone know what's wrong. Here is an image of Disk Management showing the SSD and not the PC's disk: Only C: drive is ...
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Why is my account usage taking only half the used RAM?

I've been suffering from this issue for the longest time and I can't seem to find a solution, as you can see, my account is using 31% but the total usage is 67%, and it's worse on startup (using less ...
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What is the actual clock speed of my DDR4 RAM, based on the data attached? [duplicate]

Herewith, I have attached screenshots of various utilities that assessed the memory performance in my Lenovo laptop. Assessment of RAM using Task Manager Task manager Assessment using "CPU-Z and ...
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CPU and its operations

The 3 operations performed by a CPU are: Transfer of data between memory and I/O Logical and Arithmetical functions Program flow through simple decisions I dont understand what the 3rd operation is ...
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Cant understand visually what main memory is

According to my university's notes the main memory is made of a consecutive number of positions, each of them contains the same amount of binary digits. Every position corresponds to a unique address ...
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5 Beep Code on Gigabye B660M DS3H

I am trying to build a pc and it will not POST. I am getting 5 short beep codes which for AMI should be a CPU failure. The hardware is as follows: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 Intel i3-12100f Corsair ...
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How to repair burnt ram pin?

I have a RAM with a burnt/discolored pin. (Not Working) How can I repair this ? And do computer shops repair these things ?
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Computer cpu usage drops to 0-5% seemingly randomly along with fan speed, causing apps and games to freeze and sometimes crash

technical difficulties here, from my recent searches i thing this is the appropriate place to look for help?. Computer CPU randomly drops to 0% along with the fan suddenly slowing down and going back ...
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How to close multiple tasks which remain suspended in the background regularly?

On one of the Windows server, I have multiple (100-350 instances) instance of a task left in suspended state which I want to kill automatically as they just eat ram and doesn't do anything. I also ...
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Vmmem process high memory usage makes Win10 very slow

I run WSL2 on my Win10 machine with 32GB RAM. I use it for Docker and WSL. Since some days back the computer extremely slow, it freezes every 10-15 seconds. λ wsl -l -v NAME STATE ...
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Can a modern motherboard drives same size and same frequency memory modules at different timings simultaneously?

I have a system with i7-10700K on Asus PRIME Z390-A motherboard with 2 x 16 GB DDR4-3200 (CMK32GX4M2B3200C16) with 16-18-18-36 timing. I want to install additional 2 x 16 GB DDR4-3200 modules (...
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Do USB memory sticks and memory cards not have S.M.A.R.T. data on-board?

As I understand it, USB memsticks (and memory cards) use the same basic technology as SSD disks. But then why does CrystalDiskInfo detect and show all kinds of information for all my HDDs and SSDs, ...
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Are there different RAM sticks depending on the memory channel?

I was reading the answer on this post, where it says: When you buy RAM, you get it in pairs, as it turned out each pair/memory stick can only work on memory channel 1 or memory channel 2. If you put ...
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why is my available ram so little?

any help will be appreciated so my pc has been beeping 3 times during startup (3 long beeps with 1 sec pauses each), i googled and i read that i have some memory problem. so i went up and look at my ...
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Is “clean all” in “Diskpart” totally secure erasure method for SSD, HDD, USB flash drives and other storage device?

I found on the Internet that if you use Diskpart with clean all command you can erase disk so that the data won't be recoverable. And from my experience it is true, because having done this with my ...
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How to view details of "Kernel Stack" memory

I'm running Windows 11, 22H2. Something strange started recently (I believe after I updated to 22H2). I would notice that sometimes, my computer would become VERY unresponsive. I opened task manager ...
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I downloaded Unreal Enging and it is 20 gb something. My computer has 1000 gb. Will the computer slow down significantly?

As of now, my pc is 765 data. If I download Unreal Engine, will this cause major slowing when I browse the internet? Should I delete other stuff or will I be fine. I don't want my computer to explode ...
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Using clipboard in Word and putting Photoshop to foreground results in both not responding for 20 seconds

Edit: I updated thread title and the opening post to reflect new findings. I'm sorry for returning to an old and already resolved issue but I'm sort of desperate. I started to experience an issue that ...
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The computer does not boot when RAM is placed in dual channel

Hi to make it more clear I will start with listing my setup: MOBO: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro CPU: i5 6600k RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400Mhz (4GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400Mhz (4GB) ...
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RAM upgrade the RAM of my HP Slim PC from 8GB to 16 GB

It currently has SK Hynix 8GB DDR4 RAM (8GB 1Rx8 PC4-2666V-UA2-11) module installed, can I install the different brand RAM module or should I use the same one as installed currently?
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My computer is using too much memory

I have 8gb of ram on my computer and the task manager shows that I am using 1.5 gb of memory but if I look in the percentage of memory used it shows 70% (out of 8gb). My computer slows down too. ...
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I accidentally inserted RAM while PC was booting up! Worst case scenario?

I'm afraid I have made a grave mistake. I was just finishing up my new PC build with some pretty pricey components when I had made a simple, yet gut-wrenching mistake. I was under the presumption that ...
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Dell Precision 3630 tower 16 x 2 + 32 x 2 GB RAM Configuration is allowed? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Precision 3630 tower with an Intel i7 8700 processor (Intel C246 chipset). The PC also has NVIDIA P1000 4 GB GPU. Among the four DIMM slots, two are populated with 16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz ...
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Disable Bios memory scramble fixes ram issue

I am looking for advice on an issue. TL:DR Problem: ram causing screen flickering Solution: disable memory scramble in bios fixes Question: is the ram stick corrupted or is this a buggy vbios? Am I ...
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Different RAM stics on the same Motherboard?

I was doing some research about installing RAM on the motherboard. I have Acer Predator G3620 motherboard, and I have a 2x 4GB UNB PC3-10600 CL9 DDR3 on it. Now, I had this older computer that I want ...
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High memory usage on idle on Intel D-2146NT

I've an Installation of Ubuntu Server 22.04 kernel 5.15 and on SuperMicro X11SDV-8C-TP8F with an Intel D-2146NT (I've also tried ubuntu 22.04 kernel 5.17 and installing ubuntu 20.04 kernel 5.15 and 5....
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Dell PowerEdge R340 Error when upgrading RAM

I purchase new RAM for our Dell PowerEdge R340. I went to crucial and used their tool https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/dell/poweredge-r340 I purchased two MTA9ASF2G72AZ-3G2R (the first ...
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Excel performance declining over time (hundreds of thousand + loop iterations/millions of calculations)

I am currently using a workbook where I connect to a MySQL database, download a recordset and then loop through 100,000s of unique IDs. The workbook has 31 sheets. Excel is ran in AWS where we open 5 ...
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How can I know if the speed of RAM is the bottleneck rather than CPU speed?

I have a lot of RAM, 20GB to be precise. However they are not exactly high-end RAMs.Two of them are Kingston 8GB RAMs with 800MHz speed and the other two are some no name brand 2GB RAMs with just ...
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Windows 10 - RAM usage constantly increases in Paged Pool, but no process is using the RAM

My computer has 32 GB of RAM. The RAM used increases from a minimal amount (<5GB) on startup, to 29 GB before stabilizing. This causes programs (web browser, VM, etc.) to crash for lack of memory. ...
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Is 3600MHZ RAM enough or 3200MHZ?

I'm adding 16 GB of RAM for my Windows 11 Desktop . Motherboard is Asus B550M-A CPU is AMD Ryzen5950. Per google Ryzen5950 has a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.9 GHz. I'm ...
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Ram tests do not match with Advertised Ram speed

I have 32 GB of Ram on a Windows 11 Machine.4 *8 GB Per My motherboard Manual : Supported Ram:4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4400(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3600 (O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200/3000/2800/2666/...
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Blank Laptop Screen after ram upgrade

I have a lenevo ideapad S340-14IIL (81VV) i3 1005g1 which came with a 4GB 2666MHZ DDR4 ram soldered into the motherboard and another 4GB 2666MHZ DDR4 SODIMM Ram which is removable, I put a 16GB ...
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Which Windows 10 version to install on Intel Core2Duo E7400 2.8Ghz with 4GB RAM

I searched but I did not find a satisfactory answer to my specific query thus putting it here. I have an old PC Intel Core2Duo E7400 2.8GHz with 4GB RAM running a Windows 7 32bit. I want to upgrade it ...
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How can I prevent a shell script that calls itself recursively from leaving remainders that accumulate and use more and more RAM?

I execute this command: nohup bash /home/opc/TEST.sh >/dev/null 2>&1 $ and TEST.sh has nohup bash /home/opc/TEST.sh >/dev/null 2>&1 $ at the end of it, so it repeats itself ...
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RAM usage is growing up to 96-98% for no reason?

Recently my computer has had an issue involving strange high RAM usage. Right after starting up, the RAM usage is kind of high (about 48-50% of 16GB) but it's still usable. After I open some apps for ...
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