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

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Why is flash memory (an SSD drive) so much cheaper than volatile memory (RAM)?

To prevent confusion I am only using GiB as unit (not GB). This is a Crucial BX500 1863 GiB SATA SSD for 119€ (130$). Price per 1 GiB: 0,064€ (0,070$) This is 32 GiB Corsair DDR4 RAM for 83€ (91$). ...
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Does 3600 ram work on a pc that supports 3600 OC?

I'm looking at This ram and my motherboard is a MSI B550-A PRO ProSeries Motherboard). The motherboard supports 3600 OC ram but I want to make sure it's appropriate to use 3600 regardless before I ...
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RAM upgrade on Lenovo ThinkCentre e73 10aw [duplicate]

I'm looking to uograde ram in my Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 10AW. I don't know what type of ram is it. Thanks in opinion! Here is a pic of ram.ram picture
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AsRock b450 steel legend no post, no beep, no display, after working properly

I have bought the b450 steel legend in combination with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G. Including two memory sticks of 8GB each I had the build working. To prepare the system for windows 11 I only had to ...
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3,44GB of RAM available of 8GB (now 12GB after RAM replacement)

My computer came with 8GB of RAM, but at some point half of the ram seemed to stop working. The system still detects it but marks it as hardware reserved. I have integrated graphics, but they only ...
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Memory usage does not add up to total on Windows [duplicate]

Opening new processes on my computer takes longer than it used to. I have a 32 GB Windows 10 machine but the top 5 processes by usage in the task manager, use less than 100 MB each. There is no way I ...
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Channel mode vs Size

I have two 4 GB 2667 MHz RAMs totaling 8 GB RAM storage. Now I want to expand it bu adding another 8 GB by removing one 4 GB stick. Now my RAM works in dual-channel mode. But if I swap RAM I'm afraid ...
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How to get a memory dump in a Hyper-v enabled environment

I was conducting some experiments in memory forensics, during which I needed to extract the memory of a virtual machine in Vmware Workstation to make an image. I enabled the Hyper-v feature in the ...
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Can a single RAM module of a set of two dual-channel SODIMMs work without a counterpart?

My problem is that a Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop refuses to boot (memory detection error) when Kingston KF426S15IB1K2/32 modules are inserted. In relation to this question it's been suggested to me ...
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Incompatibility of Kingston Fury 32 GiB with Dell XPS 15 9570?

Is the Kingston Fury 32 GiB RAM in 2 chips (for a dual-channel configuration), DDR4, 2666 MT/s, CL 15 — 17 — 17, 1,2 V, PnP, producer's ID: KF426S15IB1K2/32 compatible with a Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop? ...
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Unable to inject errors with Einj (mce-test, ras-tools)

I want to inject memory errors on my system to check whether RAS/EDAC system really works and logs errors on my memory (during boot or any runtime). I came across with many tools but I don't know ...
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Can I mix ram of same brand but different speed and size?

Am I able to mix ram from the same brand, but different speed and size? Such as Corsair lpx 2x16 3200 mhz (which I currently have), and Corsair lpx 2x32gb 3000 mhz. According to Wikipedia: “Speed (e.g....
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Memory usage Task Manager

Task Manager is stuck in it's performance measurements. It won't update from the point I get when I boot it up: In addition to that Youtube video's break due to exceeding memory. So that's why I'm ...
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What does the "S" suffix for RAM modules mean?

While looking for a RAM upgrade, I found two offers which apparently only differ in the "S" suffix of the type, and in the price: "32 GB RAM, 1 Modul, DDR4, 3200 MHz (PC4-25600), SO-...
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Why core 2 duo 6th gen PC better than core i5 3rd gen PC

I have used two different PCs recently to do Software Engineering and the experience was that the core 2 duo PC was faster and better when running multiple programs such as Visual Studio and Rider. ...
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Upgrading my dell vostro 5402 8 GB ram to 16 GB [closed]

I want to upgrade my Dell Vostro 5402 8GB ram to 16 GB. What should I look for another memory stick? Can I get other company than Dell (for example: Transcend, Kingston, etc.) ? How can I know which ...
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Where is the RAM located in a Vivobook Flip 14?

According to the specs, this Vivobook has 4GB on-board and 4GB SO-DIMM RAM, upgradable to 8GB. Unlike the solution to a similar Asus question, the user manual does not explain how to locate the ...
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Running (win) OS entirely in memory

I have a new comp with 128GB memory and on my older computer I've been using a ram drive for the temp files and various things to avoid trashing the HD's and to speed up things. Now that I have 128GB ...
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CPU and DRAM LEDs are on the motherboard but the system doesn't‘t boot

I’ve built a new PC. When I try to start it I get all fans on but motherboard's CPU and DRAM LEDs are on bit nothing else. I tried resetting CMOS. I checked my RAM and even added a known working RAM, ...
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CentOS | Bash process is using a lot of ram in idle state (more than 3GB)

Not an experienced user here. I'm using a virtual server with 2GB of ram and 1GB of swap. The distribution is CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 (Core). When I ssh the server I got the error below and the ...
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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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DDR4 upgrade incompatibility - Dell Precision 5560 + Kingston Fury Impact

I have a Dell Precision 5560 with 32Gb DDR4 RAM that I want to upgrade to 64Gb. According to the system specifications, it supports up to 64Gb. The current installed RAM is 2x16Gb 3200MHz Samsung SO-...
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ECC ram for long term storage, is it relevant?

I've been a musician composer for over 15 years, and I have to manage a growing body of works, in .wav format, and I would like to be able to find the best way to archive them while still being able ...
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Is it possible to make the operating system itself use less RAM? [duplicate]

In the same system with Windows installed, if I insert only 2GB RAM card in the motherboard, Windows uses about 500MB right after boot, but if I install 16GB of RAM in the motherboard and reboot, ...
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Large video delay with Nvidia T1000 (4GB) and Ricoh Theta Z1

When streaming UHD (3840x1920@29.97fps) to a video output (using a Nvidia T1000 4Gb 1065MHz 128bit graphics card) via USB the video delay is large (30 seconds). Not only is it large, but the delay ...
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Can I buy slower Ram if I plan to use four bars with the 7950X

I plan to get the Ryzen 7950x. The supported ram section states: Max Memory Speed 2x1R DDR5-5200 2x2R DDR5-5200 4x1R DDR5-3600 4x2R DDR5-3600 If I plan to use 4 slots, does it mean I get can the ...
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Why is DDR5 ram addresses 31-bit (and not using a potential last 32-nd bit? )

I watched this video on YouTube, and it mentions DDR5 is addressed using 31 bits. 5 bits for the bank, 16 bits for the row, and 10 bits for the column. I feel like a 32-bit address would "fit&...
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Old PC lags on the desktop. (Keyboard and mouse lag)

I have an old AM3+ pc I built a couple years back which was fine until today. I put new RAM in the pc a couple days ago and it worked. Today I put my used WD Black 3.5" in (formatted it); then ...
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Why does any RAM I put in my PC read as bad?

I've been building computers for 15+ years and this one has been 10x more trouble than anything I've ever seen. I'm on my 2nd motherboard now, and 3rd set of RAM, and I can't get a booting system. I'...
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RAM works with 3200Mhz out of the box, do I still need to enable D.O.C.P/XMP Profile

I've two RAMs: Team Group Elite Plus 8 GB DDR4 3200mhz When I installed them in my PC, the Windows Task Manager shows : The CPU-Z shows : When I open the Bios, I don't find any profile under the D.O....
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Dell Inspiron i3 3rd generation [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my ram in my laptop(currently 2gb) but unsure whether both ram will work together or not. Help me if anyone of you know about this. I want to buy this module: I have this module:
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Is my RAM 2667Mhz or 3200Mhz?

Is my RAM speed 2666 or 3200 MHz? From my research 3200MHz runs at 1.2V, as per my voltage below, and 2667Mhz runs at a higher voltage of about 1.35V. I looked up the datasheet of the mikron ...
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RAM and motherboard frequency compatibility [duplicate]

Screenshot with description MSI H110M PRO-VD motherboard supports DDR4 2133MHz RAM, but only 3200MHz is sold in stores. Will the computer work if you insert RAM into it with a frequency higher than ...
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How to setup RAM disk for video editing?

I am looking to utilize my RAM disk with the goal of decreasing render times and partly because it is to save on lifetime writes on my SSD and spare my hard drive from wear and tear due to constant ...
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Tails VM Runs extremly slow and devours my RAM

I've had tails downloaded for a while as VM (I have Windows 11 and VirtualBox) and it's always ran good until one day it became extremely slow and absolutely devours my RAM. So I gave it more power ...
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poor performance win10 and howto improve it

I have an HP laptop 4GB with intel core M5Y10c 0.80GHz 1.00GHz and windows 10 x64 The performance is really poor and also the UI is slow and unreliable. I've tried to disable useless characteristics ...
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How to check actual physical memory usage in kb's, cpu and system usage in milli seconds for single process in linux? Not in percentage

I am trying to extract actual usage of memory, cpu and system per single process id including all the child processes. I need the information in bytes, milli seconds etc not in percentage. I have ...
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What size of ram should i install in 2 slots each if Max Memory Size is 32 GB? [duplicate]

The laptop has 64 bit os but has 2 GB ram but the specification has Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB with 2 slots.It supports DDR3L memory.
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May I upgrade laptop memory with a dual-rank module RAM?

My Laptop ( Lenovo Edge E531 ) has two RAM slots. By default It has one SK Hynix 4GB DDR3-1600 SODIMM PC3L-12800S Single Rank x8 Module and the other slot is empty. May I launch one SK Hynix 8GB DDR3-...
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Use of logical address [closed]

Why do CPUs need a virtual address(logical address) to access data from a physical address. Suppose we have this command: mov dl,1 Why does the operand of this command use the virtual address of the ...
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Why won't my custom build PC boot?

I built a new PC for the first time in a while. Everything seemed to go well. It boots to bios and everything seems good. But when I try and actually boot off a bootable Windows or Linux USB drive (...
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Proxmox Linux DDR3 ECC RAM not being used, but seen by the system and BIOS

I have a problem with my dell precision T7500 workstation/server. Bought 5 sticks of 16GB DDR3 ECC memory in hope to upgrade total capacity of memory available in my system. No errors, bios sees it, ...
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What does Gt and Go RAM mean on my Surface Pro 9 packaging?

There is a sticker on the packaging for my Surface Pro 9 which I assume is some kind of technical specification, but I don't fully understand it. If I look in Task Manager I can see I do indeed have ...
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Why does Chrome's memory saver make Chrome faster?

I read in Chrome: Why does Chrome's memory saver make Chrome faster? I thought it'd only free up some RAM. Chrome version 108.0.5359.125 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 10.
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How to reduce WhatsApp Desktop App RAM Usage?

The WhatsApp Desktop App is always open on my Windows 11 machine since it is a major work tool. The problem is that it is sacrificing 1GB of RAM. It consumes around 600MB to 1GB depending on its usage....
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How to diagnose infrequent computer freeze on Linux?

For the past few months I have been experiencing infrequent freezes of my desktop computer. If it happens, the contents of the screen incl. mouse are frozen, I can't use the keyboard to reboot or ...
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Linux Apache server that was running out of memory and swap

My server was out of memory from 3 to 10 am. I was trying to identify the root cause of that. Dec 15 10:00:01 ip-10-0-10-143 systemd: Created slice User Slice of root. Dec 15 10:00:01 ip-10-0-20-143 ...
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My computer's audio frequently freezes and skips, whole system with it

Recently (as in the past 6 months), my computer has been frequently skipping audio and locking up my whole system. Most of the time for only a few milliseconds but sometimes for even longer, up to a ...
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Windows 7 Less ram usage = less performance [closed]

I am using Windows 7. But I have a problem. My pc boots slowly for no reason. 1 day ago, it was fast and normal. But now it's lagging. Even the task manager is showing a static memory usage. It doesn'...
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Available memory is lower than installed memory on Windows 11 Pro [duplicate]

I have windows 11 Pro laptop with 32 GB memory installed. But the available memory is only 20 GB as you see in the picture. Why is it so low? and how can I increase it?

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