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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Eclipse throws out of memory error, but won't crash if run with SUDO

I have a heavy project I compile via eclipse (android app), strangly it crashes if I run it as a regular user with an out of memory error during complilation, I've updated the ini file to utlize as ...
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System consumes all memory even after hardware upgrade

Previously, I had a 4GB RAM server with Linode. Several times, I did "free -m" command to check available memory. Most of the times it showed less than 200 Mb free. Major processes I am running ...
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8GB RAM is fullfilled, addressed /tmp /var/log into RAM

Ok, so I have 8GB memory and 30GB msata storage + some external drives... 30GB for ubuntu, no SWAP partition, only main / Updated fstab to store /tmp and /var/log into RAM and Firefox caching into ...
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RAM not fully usable in 64-bit Ubuntu GNU/Linux

Greetings Ubuntu Community, I have 4 GB of DDR2 RAM and an x86_64 CPU and Ubuntu OS. When I am in Ubuntu I notice from the details section in settings that I have 3.86 GB of RAM when I am sure that I ...
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Why am I frequently getting this “Cannot allocate memory” error?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome-Classic. I am getting this error frequently and with almost all programs, big and small. When I try to open them, they don't start, and instead I get an error message ...
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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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How to prevent my system from becoming unresponsive when thrashing (out of RAM)?

I have 8GB of RAM, but sometimes I'm running a couple VMs and enough Chrome processes to use up most of my memory. That's usually fine, but sometimes my system starts thrashing, and it's difficult ...
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Apache2 killing Xen server

I'm running a 512mb Ubuntu 12.04LTS 32bit Xen-based virtual server from a hosting company. The server runs a Shoutcast 128Kbps/32 slot server and sc_trans transcoder, serving an mp3 playlist from the ...
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Apache eating up 2GB of RAM

I have a 1GB VPS server running 12.0.4 ubuntu. Everything works just fine, most of time my RAM usage shows around 700 MB. However every week or so at random time Server goes out of memory and crashes. ...
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How to solve low memory problem in ubuntu 12.04?

i installed ubuntu12.04 amd64 version inside windows using wubi in a partition of 8GB, and in GParted it shows that 5.12GB used and 3.10 GB unused, The problem is it always shows a message box of low ...
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What is the maximum RAM supported by the desktop and server editions?

I have just downloaded "ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso" and "ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso" through "http://www.ubuntu.com/". Please can someone confirm the maximum RAM that is supported. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 showing less space in “home” folder than it should

The "home" folder has 100GB. With all my stuff there, it should've had 90GB at most. But now it's displaying 34GB available? I downloaded some source files from Github, but deleted them afterwards. ...
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Systems is Only Using 4.7 GiB out of 6GiB

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10. So, I've followed all the steps listed here: Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64) not detecting all of my memory And everything seems to be ok. There ARE 6Gib installed on my computer, as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit slow how to fix?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.XX 32 bit to 14.04 64 bit, but the Ubuntu became slow, I have the below CPU specs with 4 GB RAM, what is the solution? salim@salim-desktop:~$ lscpu Architecture: ...
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Solved: 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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How to pause a process until memory requirements drop

I'm compiling source code in the terminal but 75% of the time the build will freeze my system and I have to hard reboot or wait for a LONG time until oom kills it. I'm positive it's a memory issue ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64) not detecting all of my memory

I've got 4gb of RAM installed in my machine but Ubuntu only detects 2.8gb of RAM If I run uname -a I get: Linux DeLillo 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Storing a File in the Memory

If I have a simply php file that will be accessed a lot, is there a way I can configure the file to be present within the RAM at all times, so rather than reloading the file from the hard drive every ...
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How to automatically restart an application for using too much RAM or CPU

I'm going to be running an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server that will have a few Garry's Mod (Half-life 2/Source based) servers running on it. I don't want any one of those servers getting out of line by ...
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How to increase the disk space of an Ubuntu VMWare guest, without the cd?

I powered off the VM and on the VMware side increased the allocated disk space. I did this by Edit Virtual Machine Settings -> Hard Disk -> Utilities and so forth. It then warned me that I should ...
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How much RAM Does Ubuntu use? [duplicate]

I have a Yoga 2 11( model 20428) and Win8.1 takes about 2 of my 4gb of RAM to run. How much RAM will Ubuntu use to run. This is a secondary laptop, for movie watching, school work, websurfing and ...
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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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GPU, Dota 2 or RAM problem?

I knew that i used bleachbit to free my memory.I ticked it accidentally and did it.After i did that, the computer seems to slow down.A few days later i felt that it became slower, so i did a new fresh ...
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Live CD and install for 14.04 LTS fails with 256GB of RAM [closed]

Memcheck86 sees the full 256G of RAM, but the live CD fails to load unless we set mem=128G, which appears to work fine. We tried updating GRUB to remove that limit, or increase the value for mem, ...
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unity-music-daemon uses large amount of memory

When I boot my Ubuntu 13.04 up, I noticed that my fans goes crazy and when I had a glanced at System Monitor, I saw that a process called unity-music-daemon is using a large amount of memory and CPU. ...
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Why can't my laptop use more than 85% of my RAM?

I have 1GB RAM in my notebook (HP Compaq 6735s), but the video card is using 256MB, so I'm left with 768MB RAM. However, whenever my system starts using more than 85% of memory, it becomes unusable. ...
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Mount disk with write permissions but leave it untouched

I have a raw image that I would like to mount to my system (Ubuntu 12). The problem is that I don't want to write anything to the disk itself, so the raw image will stay as it was before mounted. I ...
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What does it mean for /proc/kpagecount to be zero

for some entries in /proc/kpagecount, all the 64 bit entry is zeros and yet the page is allocated (confirmed from /proc/kpageflags). What does it mean for kpagecount to be zero for certain physical ...
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How can I reduce ram usage? And also how can I speed up Ubuntu 14.10?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 from 14.04 to find the amount of ram usage has almost doubled well my CPU usage and almost been reduced. When doing little on my computer my ram usage stays at about ...
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How can I speed up minecraft after buying more RAM?

My Acer C7 is running Chrubuntu. After I bought an 8GB ram extension, Minecraft is still running with only 5-9 fps. My system shows 9.4 Gigs of ram running, but this still makes no difference to ...
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Chrome suddenly using too much memory, what's wrong?

I just upgraded my RAM to double what it used to have and for a couple of weeks everything was running great, but now Chrome is eating all of it, I hit 90% use with only one window and <50 tabs ...
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50% of RAM occupied at the beginning

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a DELL INSPIRON N5050. My problem is that I have 6 GB RAM and from the start of the OS almost 50% of my RAM is occupied. I have to mention that I do not have an ...
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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 it. So I don't know how to solve this problem and concept. I read some article posed 1 year ago (link) and It said like below: There is ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezes at times; *ERROR* stuck on render ring

My ubuntu 13.10 laptop freezes relatively frequently, after I recently installed it. It is most common while I am playing Minecraft, but I have also had it happen at other times. I think it may be a ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS specific information?

Im new and lost here. Where can I find all ubuntu server general features? like: Processor and Memory Support (Physical memory etc.), network/storage/manageability features? Im trying to find this in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects 4 out of 8GB of ram

I've been dual-booting my laptop for about six months now, on one side Ubuntu 14.04 and on the other Windows 7. When I bought this computer two and a half years ago, it had 8gb of ram. My Windows ...
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Memory issue. How to identify the root cause using free

I am running two application on my system. When I run two applications in parallel, Memory gets consumed within a few minutes.. [Data below is not actual.. Just for explanation] Initial state.. ...
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Do I need to upgrade only the RAM for making Ubuntu's virtual machine quick and smooth as OS X at the same time?

I own a Mac mini Mid 2011. My Mac mini's details: 8GB RAM DDR3 1333 Intel Core i5 2,3 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I have Ubuntu 14.10 and OS X 10.10 partitions with modified rEFInd, but it's ...
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Store realtime system snapshot for boot

Is it possible to do a kind of hibernate but without turn computer off? Create snapshots every 10 minutes (for example) so if it suddenly turn off last state can be restored.
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How to permanently enable compressed ram swap? What version to use?

EDIT: In precise there's now zram-config. It's an upstart job compressing up to half of your ram spread over $(number of CPU cores) swap devices. It didn't allways start at boot but issuing sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing completely on new netbook

I have some strange problem not letting me ask this question on my laptop, so apologies if I am asking something that has already been asked by someone. I bought laptop with enough capabilities to ...
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Can you use your PC with a dead RAM stick?

Just tested my ram with memtest86. Got about 24K errors but I don't have money to buy new RAM!!! I'm just 13 years old. Do you still use your PC if your RAM is dead? And how do I repair this RAM ...
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Understand free command with top command

I have a doubt. I start ubuntu and run free command. I will get the total free space available. Let say it as 100MB. Now I run a few applications. So after some time, I again run the free command. ...
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How to increase JAVA Heap Size?

I need to increase the default java heap size to get OpenNMS Linkd service running smoothly, and fortunately I have 4/5 of my total installed memory free at any given time even when their is maximum ...
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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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How do I use/enable zcache?

I'd like to try out zcache but I just can't figure out how I would enable it, do I have to compile a new kernel with zcache enabled? I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64bit
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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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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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More disk read/write after decreasing swapiness

I know this may sound absurd but my laptop has Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. I decreased swapiness from 60 to 7 but now applications take more time to launch and I see disk i/o before the application ...
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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 ...