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Memory management is the act of managing computer memory at the system level. Questions tagged with Memory Management can cover Applications and Operating Systems

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Does Virtual Memory expand and contract or does it only expand in Windows 11

What makes the virtual memory expand and what makes virtual memory contract, if possible? Trying to understand the uses of virtual memory and what makes it expand and contract in Windows 11
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How to deal with huge pagefile (committed memory) usage created by ASUS LightingService?

I have an Asus TUF Gaming laptop that I have owned for around a year. I am running Windows 11 on it. Recently, I noticed a significant increase in memory usage, specifically from higher page file ...
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Debian system can't access full memory

I decided to install Linux debian 12 on my PC today. The install itself worked without issues, but I am unable to install applications. When I try to the system tells me to re-enter the drive. In the ...
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I have a memory allocation error with every AI-based app on my pc

Every time I use AI app such as Stable Diffusion, Language models or Voice changer etc. The following error occurs: Unrecognized CachingAllocator option: 1024 I have tried reinstalling apps, changing ...
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out of memory crashes with a lot of "available" memory on Windows [duplicate]

On my computer running Windows (10) I have memory usage troubles. Not wanting Windows do useless IO with high RAM amount available: I disabled the swap file (no paging file on any disk). When doing ...
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Very high ram usage, used by tag EtwD and Etwr

Ever since I received my laptop I have been running out of RAM randomly (usually while gaming). After extensive monitoring I was able to identify that the Tag ETwD and Etwr in poolmon are the cause of ...
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Why does Windows 10 allow consuming all memory without limit?

I wrote the silliest program possible in C++ compiled with g++ to test my OS: int main() { while (true) { new int; } } Out of pure curiousity, I wanted to find out, how Windows ...
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Windows 11 almost 6 gigabytes of system memory are hidden and not available

I'm using the latest version of the Windows 11 and I'm curious where almost 6 gigabytes of the system RAM memory disappear. I have 32 Gigs of RAM installed in the system. According to the task manager,...
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A1 and B1 memory slots don't work, while A2 and B2 do

I recently build my own PC, with a Z790 motherboard a intel i5 13K Alder Lake and a single 32 gb DDR5 ram stick. When trying to install windows, I had a lot of problems, most often a MEMORY_MANAGEMENT ...
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How to reduce memory usage, most probably caused by Docker?

My PC is using an enormous amount of memory: Hereby a screenshot of the resource monitor: The "vmmem" process is caused by Docker, but the amount of containers is not that high: 212, 160, ...
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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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How to increase the performance of my laptop?

I have a laptop dell inspiron 3501(linux ubuntu 22.04 as OS) with ram 8gb, ssd 256gb, processor i5-1135G7. I use this laptop for programming mostly. But sometimes my laptops doesn't respond at all ...
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New Windows 11 "Memory Integrity" feature throws a blue screen of death with SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION citing NETIO.SYS

I've got a Dell Latitude 7320 with Windows 11, but I broke it after innocently turning on its Memory Integrity feature! It's some new feature that showed up on my Control Panel (or rather system ...
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Find issued ram through memory address

my pc sometimes get memory issue with error like this or just hanging some seconds... --------------------------- Unexpected error --------------------------- An error has occurred. MPC-HC will close ...
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What part of windows maps all these files to memory?

Running sysinternals RamMap I can see that a huge number of files have been mapped into memory. Some useful, sensible choices, but also lots of unnecessary rubbish; old installers in the Downloads ...
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RAM wmic memphysical get MaxCapacity doesent match motherboard manufacturer

The issue is that I have a Bangho brand notebook (Argentina) that has the following mother: W130EW, manufacturer clevo (source: https://www.clevo.com.tw/clevo_down.asp?lang=en) Its specification says ...
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WIndows 10 Memory Management - used, free, standby and file cache.... What is going on?

I have a W10 system which, while quite old now is not a slouch (Dell Precision T3620 with i7-6700, 32GB RAM, GTX 1060 6GB, 512 GB NVME, 2x512 SSD and 4TB HDD). I use it for work (software & DB ...
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Why is unused memory counted as used at the same time?

So I'm regularly using a VM with Hyper-V on my Windows 11 host system (Windows 11 Pro, 64 bit, 16GB RAM, Core i5) without any issues. But since yesterday I noticed that I don't have enough available ...
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What is making Chrome's Utility Speech Recognition Service consuming too much memory?

I recently started to find Chrome (actually Chromium) consuming too much memory, so, I opened the browser's Task manager to observe which pages/processes are doing that the most, and I always found ...
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Why don't SSD replace RAM? [closed]

I have been taught in Memory hierarchy we have RAM to get rid of bottleneck of HDD as they are very slow being a mechanical devices. Since CPU are very fast and to maximize their use we have RAM (Then ...
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My PC reserves half of my RAM for hardware

The problem is basically what the title says. I've been reading a lot of posts where they have the same issue and I tried all the solutions. These are my specs where you can see I only have half of my ...
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How can memory testing programs work without being a security breach?

I was just running a memory test on my laptop (from the manufacturer, running as a service in Windows 10 Pro) and it occurred to me that they claim to be able to actually test all of the memory in the ...
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Log to file the memory usage (Private Bytes) of a process

I have a process that I'm monitoring, using Process Explorer. I'm periodically viewing the Private Bytes Performance Graph. I can't check the graph overnight, but I'd like a record of its memory ...
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Win10 (21H1) regular BSOD - memory management

Regular BSOD on address ntoskrnl.exe+3f71b0 in random app Notebook — ASUS ROG STRIX SCAR II GL504GS ES125T SDD test — ok Memory test — ok Last BIOS update installed Last win udates installed Last ...
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How to stop certain Windows games from disabling/bypassing disk read caching? A probable DRM issue

It's now the second game that I've been playing recently which for some reasons makes Windows not use disk cache. I have 64GB of RAM. The game itself eats around 7GB, 2GB are left for the OS, which ...
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Check which processes are eating swap on Linux?

To see some memory info I can watch it in top of through cat /proc/meminfo. In /proc/meminfo I can see the swap usage of the whole system like this: SwapCached: 4 kB SwapTotal: ...
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Unused memory address space 32 bit

I'm running linux on my mac mini core 2 duo. The interesting thing is that the EFI for this machine is 32 bit, but the OS is 64 bit. Because of the 32 bit EFI, I only have 4GB worth of address space. ...
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Page Cache not Fully Released

I tried to release all page cache pages. First, I checked its current size. cat /proc/meminfo|head shows: MemTotal: 11703912 kB MemFree: 5637568 kB MemAvailable: 7114944 kB Buffers: ...
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How to fix or limit MoUsoCoreWorker.exe excessive RAM usage?

MoUsoCoreWorker.exe has been causing problems since last month (June 2021), unexpectedly causing crashes and system instability due to excessive memory usage... on a computer with 16 GB RAM. I checked ...
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Windows crashes with memory-management stopcode persist through reformat

For the past ~half year, my desktop has been crashing occasionally. Windows goes to a blue screen, with the stopcode MEMORY_MANAGEMENT before crashing. I believe that I've seen a couple of different ...
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Where are process pages stored - in the swap space or under file system? Can demand paging work without space space?

The Galvin OS text says that on older systems, there used to be a method, where the entire running process (when in idle state) was moved from the main memory (when main memory ran low) to the disk ...
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Unable to enlarge linux partion size on gparted

I've been trying to enlarge the linux partition of my system. Following online sources, I got some unallocated memory from the windows side, and then, moving to the ubuntu side, I installed gparted. ...
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"Unknown" driver in Windows Assessment and Deployment Tool Kit

I have an issue with high ram usage. I have 16 GB RAM and its 7 GB is consuming. Normally this should be 3 GB. I detect this is a driver problem so I scan all drives with Windows Assessment and ...
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Can an RTOS (real-time operating system) read and write files in a filesystem?

Can an RTOS (real-time operating system) read and write files in a filesystem? Or is it restricted to operating with volatile memory (RAM) only? If it can, how can the timing guarantees be enforced? ...
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Too much RAM causing BSoD?

I’ve been building computers for a while now, and I was helping a buddy get his first system together. We got all the hardware in there and tried to boot it up and it blue screened a couple minutes ...
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Is it possible, either by a stock setting, extensions, or an external program to make Google Chrome restore all data upon restart? If so, how?

(This is the second question in a series including Is it possible to save a web browser (specifically, Google Chrome) session and/or cache to your computer permanently? If so, how, with what tools?, ...
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How can I see the pagefile of a process using Process Explorer?

I thought Process Explorer has every statistic possible. But I was looking for the pagefile size of a process and I can't find it. Maybe it's under a different name?
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System Guard Runtime Monitor Broker Service Issues

I have Windows 10 and assumed that the System Guard Runtime Monitor Broker Service was there to help memory issues with Microsoft only applications. I find it running even when I don't use Microsoft ...
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How can I find my computer's address bus width and data bus size?

I have a 64 bit x86 (x86-64) computer. Does that mean my address bus is 64 bit? I am trying to calculate addressability and address space as explained here. I don't really have any clue how to find my ...
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Windows 10 Memory management does not prevent memory leaks?

I have recently played the game Cities Skylines with a mod called "OverLayer". This mod is supposed to overlay images on the game world to allow modelling following existing real maps for ...
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What is standby memory in MS windows OS?

I am using windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I need to know what exactly standby memory is. According to the tooltip in Task Manager> Resource Monitor window, "It's "Memory that contains cached ...
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How do I break the 2GB barrier on Windows 2016 VM?

I'm running a Windows 2016 64-bit VM on a QEMU-KVM hypervisor. On that VM I'm running an old 32-bit application which uses ~3GB RAM and was linked with /LARGEADDRESSAWARE to allow it to use more than ...
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How can I prevent my SSD to get full?

When I built my PC, I bought a 128GB SSD (C:/) and a 1TB HD (D:/). My only goal with the SSD was to install the OS, so that the PC would turn on faster, and everything else would be stored in HD. The ...
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Running Windows 2004 with defective RAM

Are there any solution to run Windows 10 2004 with a defective RAM module? Previous solution : bcdedit /set {badmemory} badmemorylist 0x.... 0x... bcdedit /set badmemoryaccess no doesn't work on ...
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How to clean memory working set via a command

Memory management GUI applications like TaskExplorer and RAMMap offer the possibilty to clean memory's "Working set". Is there a command line utility or a Powershell script or similar that ...
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Memory Management BSOD on Windows after swapping motherboards and RAMs, but the previous mobo and RAMs did it too. Ubuntu fine

I have two Intel Series 4 mobos. One of them is Asus Z97-C, the other one is Gigabyte H81M-S2PT. So, when I first got the Asus mobo, I bent one of the pins and had to leave it at the shop for a month. ...
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Can bad memory hardware slow down Windows 10?

My Windows 10 is sluggish on a 24GB laptop with an SSD. Often I click on an option in an app and it takes 2-5 seconds to respond. I went through disabling Windows Search and some unneeded Windows ...
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Can the CPU use the dedicated GPU Memory?

Inspired by this question So the GPU can use the main RAM as extra memory? So can the reverse happen? Can the CPU use the dedicated GPU memory as faster or extra RAM? In task manager I have 4GB of ...
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How accurate is MemAvailable from /proc/meminfo?

While the difference between MemFree and MemAvailable has been asked before (What is the difference between MemFree and MemAvailable in /proc/meminfo), the answers and articles (for example https://...
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Windows 10 task manager, under Details tab->Commit size, clearly didn't add up to what have shown in Performance->Memory->Commited

I know what committed means, just don't understand where all it goes. Performance Tab Start of process list, sorted by commit size End of process list, sorted by commit size
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