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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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Map disk as ram for qemu vm

Is there a way to map disk as ram for a QEMU VM? I do not have enough ram for a VM so I thought if mapping an NVME partition as ram instead I guess its the opposite of a ram disk
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2 x 8gb RAM with 2 x 16 GB ram

The computer came with 2 x 8GB. That works well like that. I Recently upgraded my PC: I replaced the RAM, so now, I have 2 x 16GB ram on the motherboard (Asus ROG Strix B550-E) spaced apart from ...
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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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is it possible to access more RAM beyond CPU limit of 64GB considering the motherboard limit is 128GB?

I got a CPU that can access up to 64GB. The motherboard accepts up to 128GB. I got 2x 16GB on slots 1 and 3 (same channel). Now, I want to buy 1x 32GB, it will add up to 64GB and the CPU can access it....
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How can i find out the maximum amount of ram supported for my computer? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade ram for my old laptop but i am a bit confused.. what is the difference between pc3 and ddr3 or how many mhz should it be, so what can be the highest.. can you help me? Screenshot ...
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Does putting temp files to a ramdisk have any negative impact?

I am planning to dump all temp files into ramdisk to boost performance and reduce writes to main storage, so two temp folders(in system and user folders) will be moved. What I am concerned about is ...
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How to share a RamDrive folder on windows startup?

The question is simple: When I share a folder that is inside a RamDrive that is created and registered using ImDisk, how do I make it be shared whenever the Windows 10/Windows 11 turns on? I tried ...
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HDD faster than Ramdisk

I have a raid0 using 3x 1tb gen4x4 nvme m.2 drives. Bundled to drive C: This is my ssd speed: Then I decided to look if a ramdisk is faster. So I created a Ramdisk on drive F: This is the ramdisk ...
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How to check compatible RAM

I've bought a new laptop ASUS vivobook M415D. I want to add more RAM into it. I can see there is an available slot in the board. I want to know which specific RAM will be compatible with it. User ...
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What in the hardware makes ram faster than drive

I can’t find anything on the specifics of WHAT exactly makes ram so much faster than disk drives/ ssds. What’s different in how ram reads and writes data from how permanent storage does? What’s so ...
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Machine can't boot Windows ramdisk larger than 1 GB

I tried to boot Hiren's Boot CD 1.0.2 in legacy (BIOS) mode and it gives me this: 0xc0000017 There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk device I checked {badmemory} in the BCD and it's ...
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Computer won't boot when I have 2 ram sticks in

I recently grabbed two corsair ddr4 16gb ram sticks and installed them both, and my computer would just cycle on and off without booting. I looked up the possible issues and tried starting it with ...
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Fastest way on Windows to copy 38GB of files to 50 USB drives

If I were doing this, on linux or Mac, I would make an NTFS RAM drive mount it copy the 38GB folder hierarchy to it save the RAM drive to disk insert a USB drive determine the name of the raw device ...
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Does upgrading RAM with different Speed, affect the pc or affect all the RAM?

I have 4gb RAM in my system. I went to shop for upgrade. They told he has different number like "2666" but in my system RAM its number is different. So we need to wait to get exact number ...
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Shouldn't my machine have a /dev/ram0 file?

I have a college assignment where I have to create a RAM Disk. I have been told to then make a C program that writes multiple times on a file placed inside the RAM Disk and then do the same on a file ...
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Getting Windows to not actually write temporary files to SSD

I'm writing a program at the moment (on Windows 10, using Microsoft C++ 2019), where a debug build generates about a hundred megabytes of symbol files; this is going to increase as the amount of code ...
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Can I combine DDR4 and DDR4-L in my laptop?

I have ACER Laptop with 4GB DDR4 2133MHZ RAM. I want to add another 8GB RAM. However, I cannot find DDR4 8GB RAM in 2133MHZ in my local area. However, I found 8GB DDR4-L 2133MHZ RAM. Can I use it in ...
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Windows 10 running into memory issues that weren't present before

Recently I've been running into "memory issues" in Windows 10 Pro x64 where programs and browser pages crash, but only when I try to run a browser with multiple tabs [~20], an online game, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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