Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage. Today, it takes the form of integrated circuits that allow stored data to be accessed in any order with a worst case performance of constant time.

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chromium build fails due to `out of memory` allocation

i am trying to build chromium content_shell. But it fails at the last linking stage because of out of memory. Error Log: [1/1] LINK content_shell ... /usr/bin/ld: out of memory allocating ...
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Total RAM discrepancy: who's right?

I started with two 1gb sticks of top quality fast (at the time) DDR2 RAM, rated to at least 800mhz, possible 1000. I've since added two 2gb sticks, making 6gb total. System Profiles (aka cat ...
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No 100% Memory Usage

I've 4 GiB RAM, and System Monitor shows 3.8 GiB. I think 200 MiB is for GPU. But I've never seen Memory usage more than 3.0 GiB. If memory usage is close to 3 GiB, it uses Swap, and when it reaches ...
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Restricting resources of user applications

Sometimes, either because of a memory leak or the computationally-intensive nature of a program, applications can start to slow down and ultimately freeze the whole system by claiming too much RAM or ...
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cached memory wont clearing up

For some reason my desktop pc which is running Ubuntu 14.04 don't want to clear the cached memory up. I find this strange because my laptop is clearing cached memory up as soon as possible. I'm ...
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some ubuntu steam games use more RAM than windows version

Why some steam games (as XCOM Enemy Unknown) need more RAM memory on Linux than on Windows? Minimum requirements for Windows are: Windows Vista / 2GB RAM and for Linux are: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) and ...
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Does Zombie process cause memory shortage? Does it killed by init process eventually?

I have zombie process problem and it's a first time i've met..So I don't know how to solve this problem and concept. I read some article posed 1 year ago. and It said like below link : What is ...
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how can i fix duplicated files on ubuntu? [closed]

im running ubuntu 13.10 and have a 3 TB harddrive so it "never fills up." well its filled up and i cant figure out why. when i look at the disk anylizer it basically says the issue is my home and user ...
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Amount of memory changed?

I've noticed that the amount of memory in Ubuntu 14.04 has changed, when I view the output of free I notice that it says 16304096. I find this weird because it was 16304120. After I booted in a older ...
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Will RAM manage the peripherals or they will have separate memory?

In a LINUX system the Virtual Address Space is 4GB here as the Physical Memory depends on the RAM which we are using. For example I have a system of 1GB RAM and my Monitor requires 256MB in-order to ...
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Invalid memory info showed by lshw and dmidecode (DDR2/DDR3)

I'll be grateful I someone would tell me why my Ubuntu (14.04) shows invalid memory information? I have installed DDR3 memory (and also my BIOS reports it as DDR3), but commands shows info about DDR2. ...
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ubuntu 14.04 is slow @ 12gb Ram

Recently I was upgrade my ubuntu to 14.04 ,after that for any event(copying a file or running any application)it is only consuming 3gb of memory only . it is not able to use my entire Ram .Due to ...
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Does VM require Swap? su: fork: Cannot allocate memory

We have Mysql Server in AWS environment in Ubuntu 14.04. Recently our server lost new connectivity like ssh, or scp any connections due to cannot allocate memory. And my existing connectivity to ...
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How can I have tcpdump write to a memory buffer rather than file?

This script I wrote to suspend my media server when not in use. I know there are probably more efficient ways to write this, but I am a beginner. This is really my first script I've ever written. I ...
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32 or 64 bit, which one is suitable for 3GB RAM but legacy specs? [on hold]

Well, today when I headed to download page, there were 3 options for me as follows: 64 Bit 32 Bit (for machines with less than 2 GB RAM) 64 Bit Mac (AMD64) I know that you need a good system to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects 4 out of 8 GB of ram in dual channel mode

I have 2 x 4 GB sticks of RAM. My motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P) supports up to 4 sticks and 32 GB of memory in dual channel mode. However if I install my memory into the slots recommended in the ...
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Memory size reported by /proc/meminfo is less than my physical RAM

My laptop is having a total of 4GB RAM, but when I type /proc/meminfo it is showing only 2.5GB in Ubuntu 14.04. Why it is showing less memory than the actual?
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How to find out which programs are taking up alot of memory?

I've been getting messages that I have exceeded my quota limits. I am new to Linux and am not sure what to do. With windows, I could easily just go to Control panel, add/remove programs, and uninstall ...
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WIll ubuntu use my full ram in dual boot [duplicate]

When I run ubuntu in dual boot will I still be able to use my full 4 gb ram If i am not running Win 7 at the same time?
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Is it possible to suspend applications?

The main idea is to add a "suspend" button to the title(behind the "quit" cross button) of the application window that will copy the memory taken by application to swap/local storage with pid ...
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Cannot install g++ 4.8 on OpenVZ

I have everything set, but doing apt-get install g++4.8 gives me the following java (!?!?!?) related error. Setting up ca-certificates-java (20110426ubuntu0.10.04.2) ... Error occurred during ...
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How to utilize full ram memory

Im using Intel® Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 0 @ 2.70GHz × 18 processor $ free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 128899 15893 113006 24 ...
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enabling swapping cripples system

I am having a strange issue. Essentially, when swapping is enabled (on a swap partition), the system becomes unusably slow even at times when no swapping is in fact occurring. For example, when ...
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Is it worth it to upgrade my ram? [closed]

I currently have a 1.9ghz amd processor and 4gb of ram. I'm wondering if it would actually make ubuntu ui faster if I upgraded to 8gb or is it not worth the bother with my current processor?
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Difference between System monitor and free -h [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo T430 laptop with 3.7GB of RAM. Since I started using this machine I observe the following strange behavior. If I do a lot of things, say have rails server running, a few nodejs ...
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Server Edition information need

I was wondering what's the maximum RAM, and maximum CPUs does the Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Server Edition can handle. I found a server computer I want to buy, which is a SuperServer 4048B-TRFT. I don't ...
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RAM vs UBUNTU probem [duplicate]

I have a problem with Ubuntu's memory management. I am running 32-bit Ubuntu 13.10. My system is only running Chromium. However, when I run free -m, it returns: total used ...
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RAM allocation on PC

I am planning to buy a Windows Laptop with 8GB RAM running Win7 64bit OS. Need your help to understand before I buy this. QST: My requirement is Ubuntu should run on 8GB RAM. If I install Ubuntu, can ...
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I only have 1GB of ram, what can I do to improve the performance on my 32-bit 14.04 system? [duplicate]

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu on an old iMac. It was going painfully slow on OSX so I wiped that and installed Ubuntu overtop of it hoping it would speed things up a bit. I'm not going to be ...
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ubuntu 14 on vps processes keeps getting killed

I've just bought a vps from ipxcore. When i try to run bitcoind it gets killed after about 10s. dmesg retruns nothing at all, also strange! Any idea what might be wrong? Checked memory usage with ...
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How to increase video memory in Wine? (Wine version 1.6.2)

I'm trying to run a program(BeamNG.drive) on Wine 1.6.2, and there seems to be a problem. See, here's the thing: I can actually get it to load most of the way. But just before it would have finished ...
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What swapfile size to make? I have 4GB RAM [duplicate]

Very often I am out of memory and I noticed that I didn't have swapfile... What size should I choose? I have 4 RAM. All programs which I use are: Firefox, Thunderbird, Grive, Android Studio, that's ...
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How do I check ram latency?

I need to buy new RAM . First I need to know speed >> done Second I need to know latency >> how ? All I tried from google. dmidecode --type memory dmidecode 2.11 dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda2 ...
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RAM usage in Chrome

I run quite a few windows and tabs open is Chrome on a regular basis and while on Ubuntu it seems to seriously bog my system down. 4gb ram and 4gb swap. This laptop is dual booted with Windows 8.1 ...
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How to tell what kind of RAM is used?

I recently added another RAM module and while it is supported by my motherboard I'm not quite sure if it's of the same type as the one my notebook shipped with. How can I tell what RAM modules are ...
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Ram not recognized

I have an HP 255G1 laptop with Linux preinstalled. It came with 2 gb ram and as of late I installed another (HP certified) memory module, and now I should have 4 gb ram BIOS sees it, memory test ...
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GIMP memory increasing problem

I have a problem with GIMP in Ubuntu 14.04. When starting GIMP it works perfectly at first, but as soon as I copy a selection of pixels value in "system monitoring > resources > memory and swap ...
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Simple logging of ram usage on 14.04

I'm looking for a very simple logging program that will log ram usage over say 18 hours. I don't mind if it logs every minute or just records the peak usage. I don't need it to record any extra ...
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How to set up a ram-disk [duplicate]

I need a RAM-DISK to move data between two applications and have been using Google to learn about it. I have found articles that talk about tempfs and /dev/shm. Apparently /dev/shm points to ...
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How to set a memory limit for a specific process?

I tried to execute mpiexec -16 ... on a 384 GB RAM server, but it induced OOM Killer and was aborted. How can I set a memory limit for mpiexec execution? I know ulimit, but it might affect other ...
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What is recommended size or ram for ubuntu 64bit virtualbox host?

I want to use ubuntu 14.04 64bit as a host to run virtual box. Some places say that the minimum ram requirement for ubuntu is 512mb where as on the downloads section it says that 64bit is only for ...
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Why does ubuntu not seem to release memory?

I am working with apache2+php and other web server apps. I have monitor as session connecting to a web server. RAM memory is full. But when disconnecting a session, it does not free the RAM memory. ...
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32-bit PAE - Only 2 GB of ram recognized, 4 GB installed

Ok, there are a lot of this question and still I don't have an answer, so maybe I give it a shot asking the question. I recently bought a 2 Gb RAM and put it into another DIMM slot. So now I have 4 ...
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Can't find where memory is being used

I'm still a novice with Ubuntu, and have converted an old Toshiba L655D to use the OS. I have 3gb of memory installed, and this appears on on the GRUB memtest. But within Ubuntu, looking at free -m ...
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Use/See whole the flash memory space [closed]

When we bought a N Giga Byte flash memory, the free space that the OS provide for us, is less than N GigaBytes. For example, for a 2 GB flash memory, total space that we can use, is 1.86 GB. As far ...
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huge cached memory, mostly freez system :(

I have a problem with system memory cache, i think it is bigger than normals. after 5-10 minute of usage, system become unusable and i must restart my "Asus X451-CA" laptop. this command ran upon user ...
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Random reboots/shutdowns after RAM upgrade

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 on an old Dell Dimension 8200. After installing two 512 MB RAM chips (essentially increasing the RAM form .25 GB to 1.25), the system randomly shuts down or reboots. Is ...
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Why does it state that *-cache:1 DISABLED at lshw command

It seems like my memory is working correctly but I am puzzled by the output of the following command. Is the memory disabled and how do I go about testing it if it may be. $ sudo lshw -C memory ...
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/dev/sda1 /boot is full [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions like this but I've tried pretty much to understand what to do and failed. By df -h I know that my /dev/sda1 /boot is with 100% use. I'm not understanding what I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 (32bit) on acer aspire one

Has anyone ever tried Ubuntu (32bit) on an acer aspire one d255 2dqkk with 1GB of Ram or 2GB? At the moment I have 1GB installed and I would like to add 1GB more.