Questions tagged [ramdisk]

A RAM disk (or RAM drive) is a block of RAM that a computer is using as though it were a disk drive.

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Uninstalled RAM and reinstalled it but now monitor won't display anything

Background: I'm planning to upgrade my RAM but I'm new to upgrading RAM on my own, so before purchasing and installing a new one, I went to find out how the motherboard looks and uninstalled one of ...
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Is it possible to retrieve a history of the size of the RAM over time?

I gave my PC to the service center. I remember that my computer had 8GB of RAM and when got back my computer has 4GB of RAM Is it possible to retrieve a history of the size of the RAM over time?
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Creating ramdisk with recent Raspberry OS causes “System has not been booted with systemd as init system…” error message

Quite a while ago I installed some Rasperry Pi 2 B+ with Raspbian and to reduce SD-Card usage I followed some instructions to create ramdisks. For this purpose I added these lines to /etc/fstab: tmpfs ...
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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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How to make a swappable in-memory block device in Linux without tmpfs?

One can make a ramdisk in Linux by modprobe brd rd_nr=1 rd_size=$SizeInKB (creates uncompressed /dev/ram0) or by modprobe zram && echo $SizeInBytes >| /sys/block/zram0/disksize (creates ...
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How to boot with “toram” option while starting from my debian liveusb stick?

In ubuntu I was able to hit F6 and manually add toram option to the boot command. In Debian if I hit ESC in boot options I'm taken to screen which says boot: and I'm unable to run any command there ...
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Windows 10 High RAM/Memory usage (practically 100% full time)

So, im using a laptop (Legion y520 i5-7300HQ 2.5Ghz), i have 8Gb RAM (factory) and a 1TB HDD (factory) with a 250Gb nvme SSD (installed). The problem has been happening for a month now, my memory ...
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Ramdisk(block device) performance is extrememly slow [duplicate]

I made a ram block device using 'rd' module. Afterward, I formatted it with ext4 filesystem. I ran fio benchmark towards the ramdisk. But the performance is extremely low in that it shows only around ...
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How to have Windows 7 store its desktop wallpaper file TranscodedWallpaper.jpg on a RAM disk (RAM drive)?

Windows 7 (and later versions, to my knowledge) stores the current desktop's wallpaper as a transcoded image file named TranscodedWallpaper.jpg. In Windows 7, the location of this file isX:\Users\<...
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Why is Lenovo P620 slow when compiling MSVC 2013 C++ ARM project on M.2 drive?

Update [Jan 20, 2021]: I reported a drop in the PCIe SSD performance -- this was user error and I posted correction below. I opened a new question regarding how to verify compiler performance and will ...
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Why RAMDisk file copying of lots of small files slower than on SSD?

I'm very confused with results of copying folder with around 10 000 small files (250 MB total size): Copying from SSD to the same SSD (850 Evo 500GB) took 35 seconds. Also for info CrystalDiskMark ...
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Can I use two same frequency, same size, same CAS latency but different Brand(manufacturer) RAM stick in my laptop?

My laptop currently have 8GB ram with 2666MHz and CAS 19 latency. I want to upgrade it to 16GB. But I am not able find same Brand RAM as the one currently installed in my laptop. Can I buy another ...
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SK hynix ram with hynix modules. is it fake?

I have just bought an 8GB 2xR8 PC3L 12800S hynix ram with 8 modules for my laptop. On 2 of the modules it is written "hynix" instead of "SK hynix" and to my understanding they are ...
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How do I increase the RAM using an external device to my computer [duplicate]

If my laptop has an available RAM of 8GB how can I can make the available RAM to be increased to say 8+128 GB. I am not sure if this could be done, but I guess there are devices like RAID servers etc ...
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Upgrading Ram in HP AU111TX [duplicate]

I want to upgrade RAM in my HP LAPTOP model number - AU111TX. Current Specification of RAM installed on my laptop is Can I add RAM in empty slot of different speed i.e. 2666MHz? How do I know that ...
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Use more ram on laptop with a trick [duplicate]

Hi I have this laptop which is perfect and has 16 gb of ram, but some programs go crazy and I run outta ram. So not that perfect! I have another laptop which has 8gb of ram. What I'm trying to achieve ...
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High memory and disk usage

S.M.A.R.T. values and task manager after a game of warzoneI have a problem with my memory and disk usage.I have tried fixing it many times but without result. Its an MSI GL73 8RC with: WINDOWS 10, I ...
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Will 1.5v ram work on 1.35v ram laptop?

I have a laptop which has a ram of 1.35v. The other slot of ram is empty. I have a ram which working voltage is 1.5v. If I add it on my laptop will it work?
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How to sync RamDisk with Hard Disk

I created a RAM Disk using the following command to optimize the file access which is working fine: diskutil erasevolume HFS+ 'RAMDisk' `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://67108864` However, now my ...
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Syncing Docker tmpfs to Disk?

I have a couple of Docker containers that constantly write to logs. This causes continuous disk I/O, particularly writes. Is there a way to make Docker read/write to a ramdisk, which could ...
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How my RAMs are blocked at 2666MHz?

I would like to get your opinion about my new setup and maybe know why my RAMs are blocked at 2666Mhz and not at 3200. Here is my setup: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Wraith Spire (3.8 GHZ/4.4 GHz) ASUS PRIME ...
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Understanding micron Specs details written on RAM

I'm trying to understand technical details written on the RAM. Following is written on the Micron RAM device. 8GB 1RX8 PC4-2400T-SA1-11 I understand the meaning of till PC4 but somehow not able to ...
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Difference between 8GB,4Gx1 + 4G onboard, DDR4, 2666MHz and 8 GB, LPDDR3, 2133 MHz, Integrated?

I have come across two Dell Laptops having the below RAM configuration. 8 GB,4Gx1 + 4G onboard, DDR4, 2666MHz and 8 GB, LPDDR3, 2133 MHz, Integrated My concern is that 8 GB,4Gx1 + 4G onboard, DDR4, ...
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What happens to the content of RAM when a computer turns off?

I have 8GB RAM with and it have variables and stuff. I close the computer and most of the data on the RAM is no longer there. If the normal hard drive make files on overwriting mode when they get ...
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Can I add a second 4GB DDR3 RAM on my laptop? [duplicate]

I have 4GB DDR3L RAM on my laptop according to my laptop's information provided by the brand's website. But when I checked using command on Ubuntu 20.04, it shows this is ddr3 ram. Now, my question is:...
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Caching large files in ram

I have 4K Video files, which are slow and jerky when played from a HDD. They play flawlessly from an SSD, but my SSD has a limited lifespan, so I don't want to use it playing large temporary files. ...
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Why is laptop showing a lot of RAM usage?

Since when I have upgraded my RAM from 8 to 16 GB, my Dell laptop uses 5-6-7 GB minimum even when it just starts. When only Photoshop is opened, no file is created, or simple editing, it becomes 1-2GB+...
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Is there a modern ram drive hardware (pcie memory drive)? [closed]

I watched this video and got inspired that this kind of hardware could be used as a LVM cache for m.2 pcie SSD. I believe that this would greatly improved performance even if it's size would be pretty ...
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Create a small file in RAM

I know there exists several RAM disk programs, that allow to create a whole (temporary) filesystem in RAM, but here I have a slightly different request: How to create a single file in RAM (just a few ...
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Creating a ram disk on MacOS

I am trying to create a ram disk on MacOS using the following command diskutil erasevolume HFS+ RAM_Disk_512MB `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://16384` This seems to work fine on my desktop but when I ...
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Why is a traditional RAMDisk faster than a GPU RAMDisk?

I tried out the GPURamDrive software by prsyahmi on GitHub and I created a 5 GB RAM Drive using my nVidia RTX 2060's GDDR6 RAM. I also later created a 4 GB RAM Drive using AMD's Radeon RamDisk ...
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ASUS X555LJ RAM Upgrade (8 GB -> 12 GB)

I have an ASUS X555LJ laptop with 4 GB of RAM on board and 4 GB of RAM removable, both of them DDR3L SODIMM 1600. ASUS suggested me to replace the 4 GB removable one with a bank of 8 GB after I asked ...
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What are some points to be kept in mind before installing ram sticks of different sizes? (2Gb + 4Gb)

My older Desktop had a 32bit Windows 7. But since the processor was 64bit capable, I dual booted it with a 64bit Windows 7. I want to upgrade the RAM to 6Gbs by installing another 4Gb RAM stick. I ...
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Why RAM storage is much more costlier than hard disk storage?

I am trying to understand this from the technical and manufacturing point of view. I see some laptops are priced from $500 to $1,000 (Canadian) additional for a single difference: RAM Size. $500 for ...
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Mobo Ram slot or CPU IMC - How do I test which is faulty

Here are my specs Motherboard: Asus H81M-CS Processor: i5-4440 3.1Ghz Ram: Kingston hyperx fb-dimm (4GB) SSD: Kingston SSDNow 300 (128GB) HDD: WD 1TB Graphics Card: GTX 750Ti PSU: Antec VP450P I ...
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Increase bootable USB available memory

I wanted to know if it is possible to use the USB memory to increase the available disk-space for a bootable OS in an USB. I have a bootable USB which runs Kali Linux. I noticed that the available ...
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How do I know if my RAM slot or CPU socket is gone bad

So I recently had some issues with my system booting. At first, It would end up in a boot loops. No beeps, nothing, just fans start spinning for a second, then go off for a second only to start ...
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How can I mount a ramdisk system as a non-root user without sudo (root)

When I run mount -t tmpfs -o size=4096m tmpfs /media/ramdisk/ I get an error mount: only root can use "--options" option The directory /media/ramdisk is owned by me ls -la /media/ramdisk ...
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move the main Hard Drive and Ram from HP laptop to Lenovo

My HP laptop got damaged and cost a lot to fix so I decided to use it as parts. Anyways, I was searching if I am able to move the hard drive and ram from hp laptop to Lenovo, but, I couldn't find a ...
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Upgrading RAM on my desktop PC

I have recently brought a £40 desktop computer since I woke up and spilled coffee all over my old laptop. I am learning to be a website developer and need to try and upgrade my RAM, so I can use ...
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System that can read hard-drive and exclusively write into RAM?

I hope to be at the right place. I could not find any suggestions on the "web" about my question. How could an O.S, let us say a distribution of linux, can be loaded from the hard-drive and execute ...
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Ramdisk size - kernel config or boot parameters?

I need to use a ramdisk to mount a filesystem as a ramfs on an embedded device. However, this requires me to increase the size of the ramdisk - currently as per the kernel config, maximum size is 35MB....
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Is maximum graphic memory limited based on the type of processor or motherboard?

While I was thinking of installing more RAM in my laptop I read that my processor (Intel i3 4010U) supports maximum of 16gb memory whereas the motherboard of my laptop supports just 8gb of ram. So out ...
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Is this model of memory compatible with NUC?

I am curious if the three items in the attached image are compatible and if it's all I need to get an Intel NUC running? Update: My plan is to run this on Ubuntu 18 Server LTS or CentOS 7
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Can I use DDR4 PC2400T and DDR4 PC2400 memory together?

I recently got a samsung memory 4GB PC 2400T,I am not sure if I can use both PC2400T and PC2400 together.
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Will overall RAM performance be reduced if I use one single ranked RAM stick in one RAM slot and another dual ranked RAM stick in the other slot?

CPU Z says that my memory is using dual channel, and one slot of RAM is using 8GB dual ranked RAM from Samsung, and the other slot is using 4GB single ranked RAM from crucial. I was just wondering if ...
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Estimation on power consumption for dram modules on desktop mainboard?

Desktop mainboard is equipped with Crucial, DDR4-2400, PC4-19200 2x16GB, CT2K16G4SFD824A, CL=17, dual Ranked, x8 based, unbuffered, non-ECC, 1.2V, 2048Meg x64bit modules. What is power consumption for ...
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“Inaccessible boot device” when booting a RamDisk “Windows server 2016 standard VHD”

I need to boot a "Windows Server 2016 Standard VHD" from RamDisk. Few seconds after booting from RamDisk, the system display the message "Inaccessible boot device". Below is the grub4dos menu.lst ...
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Can I upgrade my computer's RAM?

My computer bought in 2013 and 4Gb memory, now I want to upgrade RAM for my computer to use smoother, My Computer is asus k56CM core i5 laptop. I want to use it more smoothly, and I use downloadram....
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MAC OS Mounting and booting from Ramdisk when starting up

Is it possible to do the following automatic actions each time OSX starting up? Press Power Button Boot Mac Create Ramdisk Load OSX to Ramdisk Boot from Ramdisk Then I should be able to use ...

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