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Replacing RAM - Help Needed [on hold]

We had a ram stick go bad, and I thought I might use this opportunity to max things out. I see that replacing RAM is a bit of a science and I don't want to make a bad call. If possible I was hoping ...
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Ram speeds with dmidecode command

I wanted to see my RAM capabilities so i runned dmidecode. The output: Memory Device Array Handle: 0x0028 Error Information Handle: 0x002B Total Width: 64 bits Data Width: 64 bits Size: 4096 MB Form ...
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WIn7 & Ubuntu fail, replaced RAM, now error no. 5 while installing ubuntu, XP install fails & win 7 BSODs

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, everything was fine, but recently something went wrong, both the os began to hang, then the system was completely dead. I had to change the ram / ...
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RAM upgrade causes firefox, compiz crashes, even kernel panic on HP Pavilion [closed]

I use a HP Pavilion dv6500, and I recently upgraded my ram on my laptop from 1G to 4G, but I keep getting random issues. Here are a few: When watching youtube videos / vlc videos after a long period ...
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What option do I have if I get a kernel panic due to error in memory?

I stumbled upon a kernel panic error trying to kill init. I checked using Memtest and found errors in my memory i.e. Ram. Now I don't want to lose my data. What should I do now? Thanks. PS. Im not ...
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What are the specs needed to run Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I am thinking of putting Ubuntu 13.04 onto some machines. They are three years old and I can't find anywhere some hardware specs that these machines should meet. Please let me know! Thanks in ...
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Does Swap Space Use Real RAM To Keep It On?

I would like to know if having swap space, uses RAM/Memory to keep the swap space 'active', even though the swap space is virtual RAM.
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How to check for errors in RAM via linux?

I have ubuntu 11 running off a 3.6gb usb flash/stick drive. System has 4gb ram and blank harddisk (wiped using DBAN tool). How do i check if there are no errors in my RAM ? Is there a guaranteed way ...
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typed `apt-get update` now showing a long list of EDAC errors. Is there anything wrong?

I typed apt-get update and then I saw a long list of EDAC i7Core: Lost 127 memory errors Please help me understand what has happened. I am using ubuntu server edition 12.04 LTS UPDATE: I ...
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64bit Ubuntu 13.04 not recognizing additional 4GB RAM

OS Info sysadmin@linux01:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=raring DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 13.04" sysadmin@linux01:~$ uname -a Linux linux01 ...
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What are the most suitable distribution Ubuntu for my computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which version and derivate of Ubuntu is right for my hardware in terms of minimal system requirements? I'm looking to migrate from Windows XP to Ubuntu ...
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How do I know which RAM I'm using?

I want to buy some extra RAM but Hardinfo wont tell me which brand, model, latency and speed I'm currently using to buy the same kind. What else can I use?
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Random memory corruption going undetected by memtest86

Thinkpad t520; Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS; 3.2.0-33-generic; 16GB of ram. Memtest86+ ran for 26 hours, 9 passes, no errors. Booted into "recovery mode": ran fsck all filesystems - no errors; "check all ...
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How to best check my hardware (mem and HD) for errors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I check my RAM and harddrive for errors? Lately, I have been experiencing problems using an Apple (macbook pro 3,1 2GB ram) with Natty installed. In three ...
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All Memory Not showing up with Ubuntu-64 bit

I am only showing 5.8GB out of 9GB: harrison@harrison-Aurora:~/Desktop$ lshw -C memory WARNING: you should run this program as super-user. *-memory description: System memory ...
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Memtest86: Has my RAM gone bad?

I did a memory test with memtest86 on boot, and I'm seeing this: Is my RAM defective? PS : My Ubuntu PC doesn't boot. Shows options in GRUB and then says there are errors in / and failed loading ...
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Memtest86+ Result Decoding

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (fresh install with all updates) Nvidia 8400GS Galaxy (instead of the on-board video) Dell I'm having random freezes where everything locks up, no mouse/keyboard/etc. Upon running ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu detecting all of my RAM?

I just upgraded my netbook from 1 gb of RAM to 2, but when I type free -g, it only says that I have 1 gb. How do I get it to detect all of my RAM?
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What's the maximum amount of RAM I can use on an specific hardware

I've an Asus U31SD Notebook with an i5-2430M CPU. The Asus site says that the maximum RAM is 8 GB, but Intel's says my CPU supports 16 GB. What is the maximum RAM I can use on this system ...
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Does Ubuntu support 8Gb of RAM?

I've a motherboard that can accept 8G RAM, But Window only see and use 4G RAM. If I put in my 8G RAM sticks, Will installing a 64bit version of Ubuntu really access most of the 8G's, Or is this a pipe ...
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Is it possible to query maximum ram my mobo takes?

Is it possible to query through Terminal how much ram my motherboard can take? I'm looking to see if i can even upgrade.
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12.04 64bit detects 7.7 GB Of RAM Out Of 8 GB

I've Dell Inspiron N5110 with 8 GB of RAM, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-Bit. The problem is that all things are working fine but Ubuntu detects only 7.7 GB of RAM, I've checked & noticed that I've ...
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Having RAM problems, I need a error check program

Lately I've been having a lot of glitches with my computer, and I'm really suspicious about my RAM. I need a program compatible with Ubuntu 12.4 LTS that will be able to check my RAM. Also I've tried ...
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How to query the motherboard/mainboard number?

I have a PC with a an old AMD Sempron 3000+ processor on which I wanna query the motherboard aka mainboard model number to check which kind of RAM to buy for it. How do I do this in Ubuntu 11.10?
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What can I move to RAM drive to have the system working faster?

Which files/directories can I move to RAM drive to have the system working faster? I'm planning to upgrade my laptop's memory to 8GB soon, so I'll have some fast memory to use. How to configure the ...
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When I have 6 GB of RAM installed, why is just 3 GB available on Ubuntu?

I'm using a laptop with 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04. I used to have only 2 GB of RAM. Today, our IT-support upgraded my laptop to a total of 6 GB of RAM. They told me "Though you do now have 6 GB, when you ...
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11.10 x86 - memory RAM problem (shows 3.4 GB when 8 GB are installed)

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 x86 on a new computer that has 2 x 4 GB RAM installed (8 GB total). But when I go to the Ubuntu system monitor it only shows 3.4 GB of memory (and ...
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Ubuntu unresponsive 'bad sector' warning in virtual console

I've had an acer aspire laptop for a little over a year now. For the most part it works great, however once every couple of weeks or so it starts acting up and I need to do a hard re-boot. It's ...
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Computer crashes (segfaults?) after upgrading from 1GB RAM to 2GB

I have a HP Compaq Presario F500 (an F579WM). I replaced the 1GB(2x512MB) of RAM in it with 2GB(2x1GB). Since this upgrade the computer will switch to a text screen, with what looks like a backtrace ...
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How do I check how much physical RAM I am using in GB or MB format?

How do I check my whether my Ubuntu is 32-bit or 64-bit and whether or not it is using full RAM? I'm concerned that because my system is 32-bit it isn't using the maximum OS-supported RAM. It says my ...
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Is there a way to share resources of a machine by running a program on one machine, but display it on another?

Is there a way to sort of "share" processing power between two machines? I already use x2x and ssh to communicate between the two, but the two but that works with two moniters aswell. Is there a way I ...
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How can I check my RAM and harddrive for errors?

Are there any tools available for this?