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My RAM and CPU's are free but my computer is so slow (Ubuntu 12.10)?

I have 8 Gb RAM and 2 CPU, I install Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. The system works strangely. The computer becomes slow for no reasons! I ran top and Htop and there is nothing that uses my CPU or my RAM ...
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100MB of RAM not detected on 64-bit 12.10 (NVIDIA cards)

My desktop's wubi install does not properly detect my NVIDIA graphics card and reports 3.9GB of RAM out of 4GB. On my netbook, which has an NVIDIA ION and 2GB RAM, Sysinfo reports 1.9GB RAM but shows ...
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Notebook freezes when running Chrome: how can I limit the RAM available to Chrome? [duplicate]

I run Chrome on my laptop and it randomly freezes shortly after opening a new tab. It is a rather old notebook (MSI Megabook GX600 Extreme) with a Core2Duo and 2GB RAM. It runs Ubuntu 12.10 64Bit. As ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Doesn't detect RAM properly

I have 6 GB installed, which as a 64-bit OS, it should see, but it only sees 3.5 GB! How do I remedy this? Output as requested: seann@seann:~$ dmidecode --type memory | grep -E ...
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High Cache and slow Fallout 3 (wine) on Ubuntu 64bit 12.10

My Setup: Sony Vaio VGN-FW11E with Radeon HD 3470 (tech spec) 3 GB RAM Ubuntu 12.10 64bit The Problem: After a few minutes of gameplay the game is going down in speed to very slow. After quitting ...
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Sluggish desktop/Unity performance on ThinkPad Edge

Fresh (1 week old) install of Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit version on a ThinkPad Edge 15, specs as follows: System specs (site wouldn't let me hotlink the image) I think the swap is about 2GB but can't ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and VMware Workstation 9: RAM caching causes severe performance drops

I have read plenty of threads on memory caching and the standard response of "large cache is good, it shouldn't effect performance", "the kernel knows best". I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to ...
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Ubuntu gets slower by the day

Ive noticed that Ubuntu has been getting slower and slower to boot, launch programs, etc. I installed 12.04 about 4 months ago,now 12.10, running on a quad-core Q8300 Intel, 4GB Ram, and an 80GB WD ...
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Error -12 hibernation image. Not enough free memory (sometimes)

I am having a problem with hibernation in Ubuntu 12.10, it had worked fine in 12.04. When I try and hibernate it sometimes appears to hibernate throws up an error and returns me to the desktop. The ...