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How much swap space should I have? I have a 500GB HDD and 6GB RAM.

My specs:

  • Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit
  • Kernel Linux 3.8.0-34-generic
  • GNOME 3.4.2
  • Memory: 5.7 GiB
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-3227U CPU @ 1.90GHz × 4

I just want to run Steam games smoothly.

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marked as duplicate by Qasim, minerz029, Avinash Raj, Glutanimate, blade19899 Dec 16 '13 at 11:30

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that's a nice link from Quasim... nowadays 1xRAM swap would just do fine; depends on the memory usage requirements of the applications you use... – precise Dec 16 '13 at 5:19

I always set up my swap to be as large as my RAM. This is required for hibernation, but I don't use it.

So, in your case you should have a swap partition that is 6GB.

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Thank you very much! :D Just trying to be on the safe side. – David Castillo Dec 16 '13 at 7:33

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