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I accidentally inserted RAM while PC was booting up! Worst case scenario?

You would have needed to SERIOUSLY fry something, for you to actually be able to smell it. Trust me, I fried many boards in my younger days, and never did they actually smell any different. But I ...
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I accidentally inserted RAM while PC was booting up! Worst case scenario?

Stop worrying. If you'd fried something, you'd know about it. The damage from plugging something in whilst the system is powered generally comes from a short when the wrong pins make contact, this isn'...
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I accidentally inserted RAM while PC was booting up! Worst case scenario?

The worst case scenario for you isn't that the RAM fails completely, but that it has become unreliable. Failed RAM is easy to see and fix. Unreliable RAM will seem to work, possibly for months, and ...
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I accidentally inserted RAM while PC was booting up! Worst case scenario?

There isn't any guarantee that your RAM is fine at this point simply because it's booting. Burn a CD or USB of memtest, boot your computer off of it and run it overnight. If there aren't any errors, ...
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Automate a periodical "Minimize Memory usage" on Firefox

Firefox currently offers automatic unloading of "low priority" tabs when system memory is low. You can see this by typing about:unload. This feature can be toggled via browser.tabs....
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I accidentally inserted RAM while PC was booting up! Worst case scenario?

You're fine. And lucky. If something had gotten damaged, it would not get past the BIOS. If things would've broken, it would either be the RAM chip itself or the motherboard. Both will cause error ...
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I accidentally inserted RAM while PC was booting up! Worst case scenario?

I'd have just taken a deep breath… and booted it again to see if it worked. You kind of skipped the simplest test & ran for the full paranoia. If something's fried you find out right away. If it's ...
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Computer being laggy

Your CPU is an i3-550. That's over a decade old and can charitably be considered slow - it was on the lower end back in 2010. The system should still be usable, but some visible lag/performance issues ...
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Excel performance declining over time (hundreds of thousand + loop iterations/millions of calculations)

from an architectural level: I had a similar issue to this and solved the issue bye creating a loop that process 10,000 row blocks then it would finish calculating [only for the sheet] and then paste ...
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High memory usage on idle on Intel D-2146NT

The memory usage was due to irdma Kernel Modules. I've yet to understand if it is working as intended or if it's a bug. I've found irdma documentation here
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Android emulator performance is extremely unstable

In my case, the issue seems to be the constant and excessive writing of snapshots to the disk by the emulator while it is running. For now, this option isn't guaranteed to be available in all ...
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How can I know if the speed of RAM is the bottleneck rather than CPU speed?

I believe you are causing your own bottlenecking issues. If you are running two different RAM sticks and one is lower. It will only run at the lowest setting and also where you have two different ...
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Ram tests do not match with Advertised Ram speed

The naming of RAM sticks is a bit of a mess. DDR means Double Data Rate. So at a clock frequency of 1600Mhz, there are 3200 data transfers (one on the rising voltage edge and one on the falling edge). ...
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Is 3600MHZ RAM enough or 3200MHZ?

RAM can bottleneck CPU or vice versa, but it doesn't mean you have to match the frequencies. It just means that if one is too slow, the other one won't be able to run at its full potential. Am I ...
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Ram tests do not match with Advertised Ram speed

If bought a speedy RAM, chance are that RAM isn’t actually running at its advertised speed. RAM will always run at slower speeds unless you manually tune enable XMP. This option isn’t available on ...
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Which Windows 10 version to install on Intel Core2Duo E7400 2.8Ghz with 4GB RAM

It makes little difference. 32 bit may be marginally batter because it is more efficient in use of RAM. 64 bit is compatible with more software. From what I've read, putting Windows 10 on this system ...
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Which Windows 10 version to install on Intel Core2Duo E7400 2.8Ghz with 4GB RAM

If anything, the 32-bit, but I would really not try to put Win10 on a machine that old. The problems only start with the CPU architecture, but your GPU may have no drivers at all for Win10, if it's of ...
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Windows - How can I flush modified memory?

Just in addition of what @hanksterr7 said, you could do a right mouse click on that proccess and select "Go to Services", then find the service which was related to the proccess and stop it. ...
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How can I prevent a shell script that calls itself recursively from leaving remainders that accumulate and use more and more RAM?

Your script calls itself by a hardcoded pathname. It's a poor way to create a loop. The problem in question is why it's poor (but there may be more reasons). & The problem occurs because the ...

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