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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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? [on hold]

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

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

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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what are present minimum hardware requirements 14.04 lts [duplicate]

Searched the Ubuntu site and the web and only came up with older version system requirements. Could somebody please lead my to current minimums, and where to find them. Seems like that info should be ...
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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.
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How much Memory/RAM is really being used by this Ubuntu 14.04 system

How much RAM/memory is really being used by the Ubuntu 14.04 x64 system? From htop, the amount of memory used is 3 GB and swap usage (on SSD) is 5.7 GB. However it appears that the most memory hungry ...
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How much RAM will 14.04 need? [duplicate]

How much RAM would Ubuntu 14.04 need? (Usage: A bit of pictureprocessing, maybe an IP-Camera Stream, ordinary officework, simplecv, some Torrentdownloading). Is 4GB or 8GB better suited for me?
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Why can MySQL not use /run/shm as tmpdir?

I read that using RAM for MySQL's temporary tables should improve performance. I tried to create /etc/mysql/conf.d/local.cnf with the contents: [mysqld] tmpdir = /run/shm But restarting mysql ...
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How to check the speed of ram when dmidecode command is not working

Output of the dmidecode command is like this. viki@viki-pc:~$ sudo dmidecode --type 17 # dmidecode 2.12 SMBIOS 2.7 present. Handle 0x0006, DMI type 17, 21 bytes Memory Device Array Handle: ...
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CGroups memory subsystem

I want to know if I can set dynamic limits to the memory subsystem in a cgroup. Currently I have the OOM disabled and a dummy process to test the control group, when the limit in memory is reached, ...
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Which 14.04 version should I install? [duplicate]

My specific question is that I have 3.9GB of ram, but I don't have an AMD processor. I have the Intel i5. Do I install i386, or the AMD x64 version of 14.04? Let me know if there are other specifics I ...
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Installed more ram /boot/efi not found… How to fix?

So, I just installed more RAM. Now I can't boot (properly) into xubuntu. When booting I'm greeted with something along the lines of "Failed to load /boot/efi, press S to continue or press M to ...
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free displays incorrect memory on Nexus 10

I'm playing about with Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 10 (which should have 2GB RAM). phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ free -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: ...
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Lots of Memory and CPU being used on nothing

I noticed over the last week or so my computer is using a lot of CPU and Memory when nothing is obviously running (even after rebooting). With only my browser open it's using 20% CPU, 4.0 GB Memory ...
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bad ram in DIMM1 need to limp by till monday, can I temporarily disable a memory slot?

Got to work, started windows, immediately blue screened as soon as I logged in. After a few tries I ran diagnostics and found the ram in dimm1 was bad. I can boot into Ubuntu and it runs pretty well ...
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Am I using more than 4 GB on my 32-bit system?

I have a relatively clean installation of Ubuntu which reads this under system details: I've read everywhere that 32-bit OSs don't support more than 4 GB of RAM (some sources say 3 GB), so what's ...
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VMware Player RAM memory problem

I've installed windows 7 on ubuntu using vmware player. I have a 6 GB ram memory, so the amount of memory I've allocated for this virtual machine is 2520 MB. But when I look in the "system monitor" on ...
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ubuntu 14.04 works full load

I have X61 lenovo - cpu T7200 dual core and 4 gig memory ! I installed ubuntu 14.04 and did all updates and deactivate all animations and the full search. however, still just opening four tabs on ...
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Random Crashes Ubuntu 12.04

Every once in a while my Mem and CPU max out. In looking at the syslog I found Jun 25 01:45:30 id-llc-projects CRON[29889]: (root) CMD (command -v debian-sa1 > /dev/null && debian-sa1 1 1) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - 32 bit vs 64 bit

If I install Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit version on a machine with RAM exceeding 4 GB, will it not use more than 4 gb of ram ?
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can't suspend to RAM any more after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded to 14.04 and now my laptop can't "sleep" anymore i.e. suspend to RAM doesn't work. How can I figure out what's wrong and fix this? edit 1 My hardware is a ASUS Zenbook UX32A edit 2 ...
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responsiveness drops drastically when RAM get's full after upgrading from 13.04

Since I've upgraded from ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 (and before 13.10) my system get's to it's knees when the memory get's full and has to start swaping.. Of course I know that a performance penalty ...
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Why does my system use so much cache?

Previously, on my desktop computer running Ubuntu 14.04, I had 4GB RAM, which I thought should be plenty. However, after being on for a while, my computer would seem to get slow. I have a system ...
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XFCE is consuming much RAM

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have 9GB RAM. So I had Unity desktop environment, and then I installed xfce4 and xfce4-goodies: sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfce-goodies Then I removed Unity using: ...
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14.04 64 bit memory use

When I start the OS I have half of the memory used (1Gb) and now with chromium open this is the output of free: piero@piero-Vostro-400:~$ free total used free shared ...