Questions tagged [memory]

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

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At what level is the 2D-DRAM layout abstracted into 1D-addresses?

When I have a pointer to a char in C, adding 1 to it makes sense because the memory is addressed in a 1D fashion. However, in the hardware, DRAM is laid out in a 2D grid and has row/column ...
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Building PC from parts [closed]

I'm about to build PC from parts. I'm a software developer, so PC will be used for programming purposes mostly (PHP Storm, Visual Studio, Photoshop, Chrome 50+ tabs at time), I'm not a big gamer, but ...
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FFmpeg memory leak? (lavfi)

I'm attempting to generate a black 1920x1080 video at 60FPS using the lavfi input, I do this as a means to hook an audio stream to something that'll part at the right times via the segment muxer and ...
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RAM Required on VMs [closed]

I have an i7 Windows 10 system with 12 GB of RAM and I wish to run 2 VMs in the virtual box on my machine. (A windows machine and A debian). How much RAM is should i ideally assign to both the ...
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Google Chrome lags when opening <select> in phpMyAdmin

If I open select in phpMyAdmin to select collate of database, Google Chrome lags/is unresponsive/stops responding for a while/shows "page is not responding" dialog. The CPU usage of Chrome ...
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High RAM and Disk Usage - WINDOWS 10

In my Win 10 laptop there is a high RAM and disk usage under moderate workload. I've tried every trick I've found in the internet, including: turn off sysmain, windows update, diagtrack, windows ...
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How to donate a computer without jeopardizing personal information?

I have an old computer that is no longer working and I want to donate it or perhaps throw it in the trash. However, I don't want people to potentially get my banking account data, usernames/passwords ...
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Disable RAM, use swap only [closed]

This is a bit of a stupid question to ask. How do I disable the RAM from my system, or at least severely limit it to a couple MB (not enough to run any reasonable operating system) Swap would be used ...
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2 Graphic Cards of one PC [closed]

Hi I have a PC with following Specs Processor AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Eight-Core Processor, 3200 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s) Base Board Product X470 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B79) And the following ...
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What are the differences between JEDEC data rate and XMP at the same speed?

What are the differences between these 2 RAM modules: Certified by JEDEC at 3200MT/s data rate as described here. (Actually I have never seen one) JEDEC certified at 2133MT/s but has an XMP profile ...
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Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Ultra BIOS does not boot with 4 x 32 GB DDR4?

I got a new PC configuration as described below (in the screenshots) with 4 x 32GB sticks. The system works fine with following memory configurations: Configuration #1 A1 - 32GB A2 - NONE B1 - NONE ...
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Windows 10 memory and Task Manager

Recently, I was scanning the C drive and I noticed pagefile.sys took up a whopping 32 GB of storage. Now I did some research and found out that pagefile is for virtual memory, which makes Windows 10 ...
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can you take ram from a windows xp computer to windows 10 computer [closed]

can you switch ram from your windows xp to your 10 my grandparents use to have a old windows xp computer they dont use anymore and i want to swap the ram from it to my windows 10 gaming pc i have 32 ...
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How can I see the current memory usage of a VirtualBox VM on Windows?

On my up-to-date Windows 10 PC with its 16GB RAM, Task Manager shows close to 100% memory usage. This is not surprising, since I run a VirtualBox VM with over 10GB RAM, plus the usual desktop stuff, ...
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Missing memory usage on processes list

Current memory used based on Task Manager processes list is around 2gb since google chrome is the most memory hungry on the list. But on performance tab, I've been using 7gb. Is there something or ...
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RAM upgrade for the Quanta 3603

I have a laptop with a Quanta 3603 motherboard and I want to upgrade the RAM from 3gb to 8gb. Just to confirm, I'm suppose to buy SODIMM DDR2 2x4gb RAM sticks right? or is there some sort of specific ...
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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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My computer won't use all 16GB of installed RAM, how can I fix this?

I've been using a PC that I built here and it has been running very well for me for several years. However, a few months back I started to have issues where I find myself running out of RAM. After ...
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DDR3 ram not working

I have bought a 4 GB DDR3 memory RAM stick which should be compatible with my motherboard and, for the third time, I cannot make it work. The first time the memory test crashed when checking the RAM ...
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Adding non-global maximum storage capacities on samba

Goal: To give each directory it's own memory allocation, "max disk size" is a global command and wont allow me to configure each share location with it's own memory allocation. Is there a ...
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What will happen If I upgrade the 16GB ram stick to my laptop Which has an 8GB stick in another slot?

My laptop is Asus TUF FX505DU My Laptop supports 2400Mhz Ram up to 32GB. It has two Ram Slots. If I upgrade 16GB 2666Mhz ram into my other ram slot. will it work fine and give a good performance? And ...
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What happened to ECC RAM?

A decade or two ago I could buy ECC (Error Correction Code) RAM for PCs I assembled. ECC RAM provided SEC-DED, I guess from bit flips caused by ionizing radiation (I don't know what else could cause ...
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Reseting Shared GPU memory

I have been using my pc without problems for months. After installing Cyberpunk2077 running at low fps i modded one game file, that should improve fps. The value I changed is GPU RAM amount and system ...
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Windows 10: explorer.exe memory issues

so this question has been asked several times all across the internet but without any satisfactory answer to date so I'll try again... For almost two years now, I've been noticing ridiculous memory ...
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Trying to track down the cause of issues

I have a Windows 10 PC with an i7-3770 processor (8 cores running at 3.4Ghz); 32GB of RAM and an AMD RX 5700 XT. Over the last couple of days I've been dealing with multiple bsods with different ...
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my pc is using way more RAM than it should

I have about 6 gb of ram installed, I noticed that the sum of ram usage of all open tasks is way less than what's being in use (about 2.3 gb difference). Is there a problem here? if so how should I ...
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How to create swap partition

I think every laptop has swap partition by default I had no idea of it. While I was doing some searches in Google I notice that it is related to ram. The primary function of swap space is to ...
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What are RAM Versions?

While I was looking at the RAM compatibility list in MSI's website, i see a version number beside the RAM's PN as seen in the picture: What does that version number mean? Is it a physical revision of ...
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Is it possible to get history of my computer details like RAM?

I gave my PC to an agency which repairs computers. I remember that my computer had 8GB of RAM and when get back my computer has 4GB of RAM Is it possible to retrieve a history on the size of the RAM ...
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Task manager shows RAM is full but with what? Numbers don't add up [duplicate]

There's 16 GB RAM and Task Manager shows it as full. The other tab where I can see the breakdown of what's taking the space doesn't show it. What is taking all this space and how can I actually see it?...
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Reserve memory in Windows for closing high-memory programs

I am writing a program that runs out of memory and, as a result, begins paging memory repeatedly. I can't stop the program as the computer becomes unresponsive. Is there a way in Windows to reserve ...
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Can I have too much RAM?

My current laptop just died & I need new one. It had 32gB RAM and regularly used 14 gB. I only occasionally saw it even go over 16gB (maybe once every few weeks). I am going to buy a new one &...
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My samsung np-r580 wont boot windows 10 after memory upgrade

So recently I bought 2 4gb ddr3 ram sticks that are compatible with my Samsung np-r580-jbb1us notebook, but when I installed them into my notebook it wouldn't boot windows. The bios detects both of ...
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How do I make a program I've previously opened have a cold run when my laptop has Intel Optane turned on?

The first time I open a program on windows it is slow to load then if I close it and open it again, it's fast to load. This suggests that windows is caching the frequently and recently used programs ...
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2133MHz RAM crashes with MSI MORTAR motherboard and Ryzen

Summary I bought a new motherboard and CPU. Running the PC with the 2x8GB CL14 2133Mhz RAM leads to crashes, but running it with 2x8GB CL15 2400Mhz works fine. RAM sticks are otherwise identical. I'd ...
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Mac Pro 2009 8-core not detecting a single RAM memory stick

I'm a video editor working in a small team. My workstation is a Mac Pro 2009 8-core 2.66 GHz 24GB RAM (Mojave 10.14.6). 24GB RAM used to be enough time ago before we updated Premiere and After effects....
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How to reduce usage of CPU/memory by ffmpeg?

I know there are many questions about this topic, but I still haven't found what I'm looking for. I am using ffmpeg on the website to create a video from image+audio+waveform. In the beginning my code ...
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GNU parallel is not processing all the files

I am using GNU parallel to process BAM files for marking duplicates using java-based picard tool. The reason of using parallel utility is that the picard tool is not multi-thread and the dataset is ...
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variation of Ram Max capacity in wmic command and crucialscan

I am using old laptop with CPU T2450, model acer aspire 5570z I use wmic command to check what maxcapacity of memory, result: 4gb, 2 slots but when i insert 2x2gb Ram ddr2, laptop doesn't boot. Then I ...
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How to take notes that expedite reverse search?

I write a diary entry every day and list what I have learned that day there but I often remember I once writing something related to a certain topic but cannot find that entry by keyword searching in ...
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Corrupted 400GB+ ZIP file , while zip -FF throws at the end Error “run out of memory”

I have a corrupted big zip file of more than 400+ GB while i try to recover with zip -FFv Corrupted.zip --out Fix.zip after a long verbose it will say at the end run out of memory. even though my ram(...
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How I should select my RAM frequency?

The first thing is to say that I have searched for a question like this, but I have found only questions about custom or specific components, not a general answer. So the question is How to choose the ...
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Ram upside down?

I have a HP laptop and I recently bought another stick of RAM for it. The slots look like this: The original RAM is in the first slot but to place the other piece of RAM I have to turn it upside down ...
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Is paging going on non-stop even if I have plenty of memory?

My laptop has 16GB and only 50% is used. My PC is at rest, with no foreground activity and no known background activity from my running aps. Why is Windows 10 still churning the disk most of the time? ...
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Tensorflow memory issues

I've been running some ML experiments on my 2017 MacBook pro. When using TensorFlow my free storage went from 30 GB to around 4GB in no time. I understand it saves the models, and log files and such. ...
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How to enable bigger RAM capacity?

I wanted to upgrade my RAM so I put 2 4GB Adata sticks, however the PC recogizes them as 2GB means I have 4GB total RAM instead of 8GB. I found out the the CPU supports up to 32GB of RAM so this ...
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Can I cap the amount of RAM WSL can use to 512 Megabytes of RAM?

I’m trying to cap the amount of ram WSL uses. I have this config set: [wsl2] Memory = 4GB Processors = 1 I know GB is gigabyte, but im trying to limit the amount of memory to 512 megabytes, would it ...
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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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Windows 10 constant 99% memory usage

My Window 10 is continually using 99% of 32GB memory. Glancing at the windows Resource Manager, I can’t identify anything strange other than the “Memory Compression” using 1GB of memory. If I close ...
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Chromium wasting too many resources(chromium browser --enable-pinch)

I use chromium browser [Version 87.0.4280.66 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu, running on elementary 5.1.7 (64-bit)] in my PC on elementary OS. I recently noted that a process by chromium is taking up ...

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