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Why do 32-bit processes have a 2 GB RAM limit?

On the NT platform the 4 GB virtual address space is by default divided into two parts, the lower 2 GB for process address space and the upper 2 GB for system use. This address space is ...
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dmidecode - which section exactly report maximum amount of supported RAM

The output from dmidecode is nonsense. 5V for DDR2 RAM? 60/70ns? Are we back in the i486 days? I would not trust that info. Instead, trust what ASUS says. They created the motherboard, so go with ...
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Calculate upper memory limit of M1 chip

In the M1 the memory is a part of the M1 architecture itself. There’s no memory slot or slots on the motherboard of an M1 Mac, nor is there an area for a memory chip to be soldered on. The memory is ...
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How do I handle this HUGE Firefox 83 memory leak?

I'd probably say to use an addon to unload the tabs after an amount of time. I have been using Auto Tab Discard to "sleep" tabs and reduce memory usage. It will simply unload the tabs, free ...
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Windows sandbox memory limit

Use the MemoryInMB configuration node in your .wsb file: <MemoryInMB>value</MemoryInMB> See also, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-sandbox/...
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Why do 32-bit processes have a 2 GB RAM limit?

According to the Windows Internals book it was a design decision. They split the whole 4 GB virtual memory space to two parts: 2 GB kernel mode virtual address space (driver memory windows, etc.)...
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Laptop ram compatibility

Incompatible RAM speeds. You want 10600 or 12800 Speed SODIMMs You're considering 14900, which can downstep one "notch" to 12800, but trying to downgrade to 10600 will have unpredictable results if ...
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How do I limit RAM consumption of a particular executable?

It's possible. You need to create a watchdog process monitor rule to limit the memory usage of the executable. Just as @wp78de said, setting too low value, may cause the process to "hang" or crash. ...
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Asus TUF FX504GD has 4 memory slots instead of 2

From the ASUS FAQ Why does GL12CP only support 2 Memory slots when it has 4 Memory slots ? The original GL12CP includes 4 Memory slots. This was to allow our users to test compatibility ...
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Windows 10 Professional 64-bit limited to 32 GB of RAM?

From THIS page: Maximum Memory Supported 32GB - 64bit Number of Slots 4 Max. Memory Supported Per Slot 8GB
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Can process address extension (PAE) be used on 32-bit Windows 10?

My Windows 10 installation is 32-bits (x86). The official Microsoft documentation does not say whether PAE is supported on Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, only referring to earlier versions of Windows. Its not ...
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A way to run 32G RAM in an Inspiron 5482, declared for max 16G

Manufacturers are always conservative. Crucial (& all the others) make their money by being right & will refund if they're wrong. Anecdotally, my Mac officially supports 32GB. I've got 64 in ...
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Overriding The Notepad++ File Size Limit

9 MB is not the maximum size that Notepad++ (NPP) can open, at least for 64-bit v. 8.5.8 running on Windows 10, v. 22H. As an experiment, A 33 MB PDF file and a 77 MB executable were each opened in ...
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Photoshop CS6 will not open and keeps saying there is not enough RAM when it has worked before with less free memory

not be able to open applications as administrator. ... I discovered a third party application was hogging up hundreds of megabytes of free memory, .... still could not open Photoshop..... found a ...
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is it possible to limit memory for my afk profile under 512MB in minecraft?

Minecraft requires 2GB of memory to function. You probably are limiting it so much that when you try to launch it, Minecraft tries to allocate the minimum amount of memory but you have only set aside ...
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Can process address extension (PAE) be used on 32-bit Windows 10?

To add to the current answer, but in a more blunt way: Although PAE is always enabled, MS adds a licensing limitation for all modern non-server editions of Windows so you can only use 4GB. See http://...
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Does motherboard limit maximal RAM?

The manufacturer sets the limit (CPU, BIOS, number of slots and type of memory) and says this is the maximum amount of memory. The vendor's documentation will tell you this and it varies by vendor, ...
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View php 7.2 memory_limit for Apache 2 in the command line

Use grep to find the line in the ini file - grep memory_limit /etc/php/7.2/apache2/php.ini Change the path appropriately. This assumes that any given script isn't changing it at run time, etc.
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My HP Laptop has "DDR4-2666 / PC4-21300 DDR4 SDRAM SO-DIMM" (4GB) in one slot, Can I put "DDR4-2400 SODIMM" ( 8 GB ) in the other slot?

Probably it will work, but both stick have to work at the same speed. So the faster one needs to slow down. It's best to get two sticks with the same parameters.
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Does batch's parentheses have a limit to how much output it can hold?

Indeed, running unadjusted tempShare.bat led to cmd crash with application error and exception code 0xc00000fd which means Stack overflow (oddly enough - it stopped at different line if run repeatedly ...
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ASRock H55M-GE: How far can I upgrade my RAM?

I was looking at the manual that states "Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB" (p. 6) but I can't tell if that's the capacity per slot or the total sum. The specification page indicates the ...
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How do I limit RAM consumption of a particular executable?

This is a complicated matter and the cure is more likely to cause more trouble than the disease. Since if the app in question runs out of memory it will most likely crash (even a BSOD is possible). ...
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In Windows 7, can the amount of RAM available for all tasks be temporarily limitted?

Yes, but it'll require a reboot. Run msconfig Click the Boot tab Click "Advanced options..." Check the "maximum memory" checkbox Enter the number of MB you'd like the system to use (e.g. 3072 ...
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Memory reserved for hardware

why some amount of memory always reserved for hardware? Because this is a part of contemporary personal computer architecture, called "PCI", Peripheral Component Interconnect. This architecture was ...
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Windows 7: Set Physical Memory Limit

As per your comment "The idea is to reduce available memory to any application in general and see how it performs. " I suggest you use a virtual machine so you can run the application in that ...
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