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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Light alternative for Unity clock applet (netbook)?

Default clock applet is heavy based on evolution ( I think it is provided by this package )indicator-datetime. For this reason, on on Ubu 14.04, it is sucking about 30mb of ram ( as for htop info ) ...
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Why is Ubuntu 14.04 using too much RAM..?

Compiz in earlier versions of Ubuntu took around 60-65 MB of RAM. In Ubuntu 14.04, it is taking around 205-201 MB. And Nautilus took 35 MB of RAM in earlier versions, it is taking a minimum of 65 MB. ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 Memory Allocation Problem

Recently did a fresh install on my laptop to 13.10 to prepare for the LTS release. I started the upgrade process when the updater prompted and read a book waiting for it. When I checked on the ...
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Optimization: RAM cleaning and monitoring

Is there any good tools for ram cleaning-purging? I mean some daemon, that watch on RAM and trying to purge some, if it reached the limit? Thanks!
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I have 16GB RAM. Do I need 32GB swap?

I read many places that the rule of thumb for swap space is to double the amount of physical RAM. However, 32 GB does seem a LOT. Do I need that much? Do I need it at all with this high amount of ...
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RAM size problem with Ubuntu 11.04 [on hold]

On my computer I have 8 GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on it(the only operating system I use on this computer). When I run free -m, I guess it displays only 3.6 GB. Why this happened and how ...
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I had 2G of RAM and I upgraded to 6G and it only sees 3G

I did some searching, and I have a processor that supports pae. It is red when I run cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep pae I do have the 64 bit server version installed, however, I'm using a desktop. (That is ...
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Oneconf eating up memory while in chrome

I know this may be a duplicate, but I am unsure what I can do to improve oneconf performance. When I look at the dependencies in Synaptic, it shows ubuntu desktop, and software center as being ...
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How can I see in Lubuntu what RAM modules I have?

I have the latest Lubuntu installed on a laptop. How can I see how many RAM modules I have installed, and what type of RAM modules they are, without physically opening the laptop itself? I can see ...
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How does landscape calculate memory usage?

I'm trying to debug an OOM situation in an Ubuntu 12.04 server, and looking at the Memory graphs in Landscape, I noticed that there wasn't any serious memory usage spike. Then I looked at the output ...
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What is memcached? Is it good for gaming or virtual machines?

This is a performance question: My machine always runs Ubuntu as the main, and as I login, it always starts up a Windows VM and firefox? If I install memcached, will it improve my performance? I ...
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How can I handle more than 2 GB RAM?

I got a Lenovo g475 laptop, with a AMD e-300 processor. According to what I have read, the processor can handle up to 8GB and same the motherboard. When I was using Windows 7 starter I could handle a ...
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What is the memory limit on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm a inexperienced user on Linux and was wondering if it had any limit. Windows has limit 32bit-4GB, 64bit-128GB or so. Any help appreciated. Does the 32bit version of ubuntu have a limit?
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Help me i can't format my usb? i have already tried with mkdosfs and gparted

I have a MicroSD card in a USB adapter (which plugs into a USB port on my machine, and acts like a USB flash drive). I was using Unetbootin to make this a bootable USB flash drive with Kubuntu. But I ...
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Memory is taken up by “invisible” threads

Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. When the computer is restarted and immediately after login, about 500 MB of RAM is taken according to free -m. Then I run some programs and memory usage goes above 3 GM. ...
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System running very lagish and slow-responding

The system is very slow to respond, and wherever I click, the window appears slowly (almost as if its transparency is reduced). The specification is: -OS: Ubuntu 13.1 32-bit -Memory: 1GB -Processor: ...
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How to Use Hard Disk As RAM Like In WIndows?

There is an easy way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Windows machines. Is there a way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Ubuntu ?
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Dev box: no swap space to speed up OOM killer

The TLDR: I do bad moves that flood the RAM, I'm curious whether having no swap would spare me the half hour wait for the OOM killer. Before deploying a few machines with a hacky config, I'd like the ...
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only showing 3.1gb ram and not 8gb

First time posting. I had a win7 machine with 8gb ddr2 ram and wanted to build a ubuntu machine. I installed 64bit from the downloaded cd and all went ok. On my bios pages it shows 8gb yet under ...
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Disable memory cache - real reason

OK, before you mark my thread a duplicate I want to say, that I know this very good answer: How do I clean or disable the memory cache? But this is not case for me. I am making some performance tests ...
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Why do some processes use swap and others don't?

I experience from time to time when I'm working heavily, that my systems (Ubuntu 13.10) freezes. Syslog says, that a process had to be killed to to memory shortage. Killed process 4693 ...
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ramdisk not in ram (ubuntu 12.04)

I followed this post to create a ramdisk. After that, when I copy a file to the directory, the file was copied, but memory usage as shown in gnome-system-monitor does not increase. Also, I tried ...
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Is there a maximum swap partition size for 12.04, 64 bit

I am running 64 bit ubuntu 12.04 on HP Envy Spectre ultrabook, with 4GB of RAM. I have been running into problems with python code which uses RAM very inefficiently, see e.g. here, causing my code to ...
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my cache fills up but never goes down

I know Ubuntu manages memory autocratically, it stores cache on ram for quick program access, but every time I fill up the cache, it stays filled up, and Ubuntu it self cant delete the cache, if I ...
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Ubuntu and system RAM [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an older box, a Dell Optiplex with a P4 3.04 processor and 4 gb of RAM. Ubuntu seems only to be recognizing 2.267 gb. What's up with that?
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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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How to convert to a Lighter wight Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop and I'm happy with it. However sometime I think the older versions were better as they were lighter or utilized less resources. Is there any way that, it will ask me ...
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Why Doesn't The Full Amount of RAM appear?

I just upgraded by Gateway DX300x PC running Ubuntu 13.10 with a full 4GB of RAM. The specs say it should be able to handle this but when I check the System Settings it only shows 3.2GB of RAM. Is ...
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How to determine where biggest files/directories on my system are stored?

I was wondering how do you know where the largest files in my system are stored. For example--- Disk Space Used: 1GB Java: 500MB Java Percentage: 50% maybe represented in a pie chart. Maybe? I know ...
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Memory check without rebooting?

I picked up a laptop at the flea market. Seems to be Chinese product for internal market. It had Windows Starter that didn't even boot at all. I installed Linux and found out that its motherboard ...
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Why runs evolution-calendar-factory?

Why runs evolution-calendar-factory? Here are some processes (created with ps aux --forest) lightdm \_ /usr/bin/X -core :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch \_ lightdm ...
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lshw not showing individual memory bank info

This is all I get: sudo lshw -C memory *-memory description: System memory physical id: 0 size: 7981MiB sudo lshw doesn't give any more info. lshw used to ...
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How to use my 6GB of free ram to optimize ubuntu12.04?

I also want to load faster on boot. If possible, can I shift all temp file hard disk operation to RAM?
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For a 32-bit kernel, what are the pros/cons of PAE vs. non-PAE?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. My kernels are PAE kernels. I know these are the kernels we can use for 32-bit OS which have 4 GB RAM, to utilize all 4GB of RAM. My system is a 32-bit system. So I ...
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Performance goes to Zero when RAM cache is full

This isn't a straightforward question as I've read that cached RAM will be released when needed. I have the hunch that this is not happening on my system (or something else is skrewed). I have a AMD ...
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How to check for errors in RAM via linux?

I have ubuntu 11 running off a 3.6gb usb flash/stick drive. System has 4gb ram and blank harddisk (wiped using DBAN tool). How do i check if there are no errors in my RAM ? Is there a guaranteed way ...
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Ubuntu high memory usage

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 . When booting the RAM that is used is about 1-5 GiB. However,after a while when I use chrome and Skype the RAM used is about 4 GiB.(My pc has only 4 GiB RAM). I am not sure ...
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Ubuntu NAS, cache files to ram for enhanced transfers?

I have a little dual core celeron computer that I will be using as a NAS. I have 8 GB of ram, and I was wondering if there was anyway to leverage that ram to increase file transfer speeds, especially ...
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Setting Max Connections in MySQL server Globally [duplicate]

I installed my UBUNTU 12.04.4 LTS X64 yesterday and didn't installed anything except mysql-server and mysql-client. But htop showing 20 mysqld identical processes. *--Process----- MEM%---VIRT --- ...
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Ubuntu Only shows 2.7 gb of ram, I have 4 Gb!

Okay friends I am brand-spankin-new to Ubuntu, I duel booted it with windows vista 32 bit, in vista I Also only show 2.7 Gb through internet research i have concluded that that was because I had the ...
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How to clean SWAP space in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a computer with ubuntu 12.04 installed. Unfortunately, when I run a memory taking program, it fills the RAM and uses the SWAP space. Then after the program terminates, the memory is completely ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 64Bit version only shows 2.9GB of Ram

I have an old PC at home with 1.5 GB of RAM and as expected its quite slow. So I decided to install Ubuntu on a different PC. Intel Quad Core and 4 GB of memory, and a graphic card with dedicated ...
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64-bit installation of Ubuntu doesn't recognize more than 2.9GB of RAM

My BIOS recognizes 4GB, Ubuntu 13.10 only sees 2.9GB. I'm running an ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M motherboard, 4GB of some generic RAM, and an AMD A6-5400K. I've updated to kernel 3.12.3, no change. The ...
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Combining two laptops to increase memory

I have two laptops with the following specs and I want to connect them to increase memory so that I can increase the performance of the scientific calculations that I need to do at home. HP Pavilion ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Sever is running slow and not using full ram

I have a ubuntu VM of 12.04 server virsion and it is running on centos. VM have 8GB of RAM and 1 core processor for it. I amd running following application on it hadoop 1.0.4 hbase-0.94.12 ...
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Assigning RAM in a virtual machine

This is probably a really dumb question, but I want to be sure before I give my virtual machine memory. I'm going to try to install Linux on my mac through virtual box but I need to allocate RAM for ...
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Help with ram usage

I have a dual boot laptop with 512 MB RAM running Windows XP/Xubuntu. I try to load student.portal.chalmers.se (a huge bloat site) in Firefox. On XP, I can load the site without any swapping, but ...
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Virtual memory or swap memory on ubuntu installed by wubi installer

I am using Ubuntu 32 bit which I have installed inside windows 7 with wubi installer. I have noted that my Ubuntu swap memory is only 256MB and my ram is 2GB. I have tried my best to gain swap memory ...
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I want to know if increased RAM will help after conversion of XP-->Xubuntu 13.10

I'm using XP now in an old Dell PC. Here are the stats: OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 ...
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System Load Indicator show different ram usage

I have installed System Load Indicator on my pc. First, it shows different RAM usage than internal ubuntu System monitor. I mean while Syetem monitor is showing 750MB of RAM usage, System Load ...