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 much ram can I install in my Compaq A900 computer? [closed]

I would love to know how much usable RAM I can install in this Compaq A900 computer. No idea how to tell, just started using Ubuntu this week. Intel® Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz × 2 Intel® ...
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Swap taking more ram memory, my system running slow

When I give the command 'free -g' and view the output, it says total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1 1 0 0 ...
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I want to know if my ram is ok for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Hi i have a amd64 2800mz procresor with 256MiB RAM, what Ubuntu can install to run smoothly?.
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how can I increase my RAM size with a swap partition? [duplicate]

Presently my RAM is 2GB. I heard that in linux we can get extra memory to RAM from the harddisk by using swap partition. What is the procedure for that? here in the pics i'm giving my system info. ...
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Ram speeds with dmidecode command

I wanted to see my RAM capabilities so i runned dmidecode. The output: Memory Device Array Handle: 0x0028 Error Information Handle: 0x002B Total Width: 64 bits Data Width: 64 bits Size: 4096 MB Form ...
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Swap file not being utilized. Program Killed due to memory

I have set up a swap partition on 12.04, as per the below. #swapon -s Filename Type Size Used Priority /swapfile file 1048572 0 -1 ...
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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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How can I see my System details in a Graphical way? (in Lubuntu)

I am new to LUbuntu. In Windows, if I want to know my system properties, I see it by going to Control Panel and clicking on the System icon. What are the equivalents of these features in LUbuntu, ...
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Forcing MySQL to use more RAM (for efficiency)

My company has just bought a new cloud based server that is considered to be "high performance". One of the things the server has is a fair bit of memory, 15GB. Is it possible to give more RAM to ...
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I need help with ubuntu 12.04 chrome browser [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop which also has windows 7, windows is so terribly slow which is the reason I installed Ubuntu. I am using chrome browser on Ubuntu but when I am on facebook, ...
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WIn7 & Ubuntu fail, replaced RAM, now error no. 5 while installing ubuntu, XP install fails & win 7 BSODs

I had a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, everything was fine, but recently something went wrong, both the os began to hang, then the system was completely dead. I had to change the ram / ...
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I added new RAM modules to my system, now I get unexpected shutdowns, why?

Some days ago I increased my laptop's Memory to 16GB, Now I'm facing unexpected shutdown, how I can check the reason my laptop is holding Ubuntu 13.10 Linux inspiron-3521 3.11.0-15-generic ...
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When extracting an ISO, it warns of low disk space, but I have 15 gigs at least. No idea what to do

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I tried bleachbit, tweak, and all sorts of things. I removed old kernels, orphan files, cleared cache, just almost everything you can think of. I deleted programs, and games I ...
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is my ram usage natural? (clean ubuntu install by vps provider)

I'm still a Linux beginner, but for my university project I had to rent a vps. When I got my vps, free -m shows me that it is already using 175 mb of 2gb. I wanted to ask that is this normal? ...
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Which processes with daemon are unnecessary?

I saw 3 processes which have "daemon.py" at the end of them and use 10 MB of memory each of them. What do they make? Also there are a lot of processes which have daemon inside. Are they really ...
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Out of memory when booting ubuntu or any linux distro from LIVE USB

Scenario: I had ubuntu 13.10 installed. tried to boot with a windows usb windows setup frozen after selecting "Delete" on an empty ntfs partition restarted the laptop with power button Now when i ...
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Consuming more memory instead of require? [duplicate]

I had install ubuntu 64 bit on my system (ubuntu 12.04 lts). When I do free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 5859 5284 574 ...
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Do I need a swap partition? [duplicate]

I have 4GB of RAM and I want to install Ubuntu. Do I need a to have a swap partition? Because my computer has 4GB RAM, I do not think it is necessary to have a swap partition. If I do need to have a ...
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I copied all the data from my old 500gb Hard Drive to my new 1tb one but the computer still shows that I only have 500gb. Help!

So I copied everything from my old 500gb hard drive onto my new 1tb (1000gb) hard drive but my computer shows that I still only have 500gb memory. This is probably because I copied that information ...
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Dell Dimension New RAM Installation Problems

I Have tried pretty much everything to get this RAM (2x1GB PC2 5300/5400 DDR2 667MHz) to work. I am 99.9 percent sure it is compatible with my Dell Dimension C521. I know all the slots are working ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS x64 only shows 2GB memory

Ubuntu only shows 2GB of my 6GB memory, BIOS and lshw reports it as having 6GB. But free -m and top only sees 2GB. Appreciate your help. lshw output *-memory description: System Memory ...
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System not showing all 2560MB (2GB + 512MB) of the RAM

heres my problem i have a 2 gig ramcard and a 512mb ram but only 2142 mb appear in total available ram how do i make it use the second card? heres some info @:~$ free -m total ...
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In 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04, how can I find out if PAE has been enabled?

My OS is 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04. I have never intended to install PAE. But after recent change of my memory, it can detect 7.8 GB RAM. In general, how can I find out if PAE has been enabled in Ubuntu? ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Versus Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm not sure which version to install. Which offers better performance? Which would you recomend? Thanks in advance.
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Having problem with RAM

First of all please excuse my English. Before Im using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit, I'd used Windows 7 and also using VirtualBox to run Linux. With VirtualBox, I spent 1 GB of RAM and forgot to claimed back ...
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Is 1GB DDR2 RAM sufficient for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit desktop [duplicate]

I have AMD processor with 1 GB DDR2 RAM. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop with 32 bit version. Many times when I open 3-4 applications, it hanged and need to restart my PC. Is it due to less ...
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php-fpm high memory and cpu usage

My Real Ram and Virtual Memory is of each 1 GB. but php5-fpm uses very high memory approx 885MB. I searched for solutions but there is no effect. I have wordpress site and currently at a time there ...
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Did Ubuntu 12.04 server really eat my RAM?

First of all, I'm very new to Linux but I don't think this is a "Linux ate my RAM" issue. While searching about my problem I ran in to that issue a lot but it doesn't fit with what I see. This seems ...
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Changes not reflecting back to the browser. Editing files remotely through FTP. Ubuntu Server.

I am developing and editing files through FTP. The changes are not reflecting back on the browser. I have cleared cache on the browser using key combination but still the changes are not reflected. I ...
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RAM upgrade causes firefox, compiz crashes, even kernel panic on HP Pavilion [closed]

I use a HP Pavilion dv6500, and I recently upgraded my ram on my laptop from 1G to 4G, but I keep getting random issues. Here are a few: When watching youtube videos / vlc videos after a long period ...
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Does using an extended cache improve performance?

Does using a extended cache (readyboost-like) improves the overall performance? I read a lot about it and some says that it's just for old machines with low RAM and also the 480mbit/s of usb2.0 was ...
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Do I need more RAM to avoid repeating standstills in TF2? [closed]

Ok I built my PC 2-3 days ago. Got Ubuntu 12.04 LTS up and running. Got my nVidia GT220 card finally working and now when I play TF2 it plays fine but after about 15 mins of gameplay it pretty much ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 : VirtualBox crash problem

I have VM running with following configurations: RAM : 1000MB Video Memory : 128MB Enabled : 3D accleration Guest OS : Ubuntu 13.10 (guest additions) However my ubuntu is not working fine. I login ...
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can't format memory stick, get errors

I tried to format my memory stick,it says operation failed, but I get the following errors: Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: cannot open /dev/sdb: No medium found. ...
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Firefox using a lot of memory

My computer keeps freezing once firefox gets over 250MB of memory. It keeps swinging between 200 and 250. What's going on and how can I remedy the situation? Output of free -m: total ...
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How much swap space should I configure? [duplicate]

How much swap space should I have? I have a 500GB HDD and 6GB RAM. My specs: Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit Kernel Linux 3.8.0-34-generic GNOME 3.4.2 Memory: 5.7 GiB Processor: Intel® Core™ ...
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How to find the frequency and type of my current RAM?

How shall I find out the frequency and type of my current RAM? My OS is Ubuntu 12.04.
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Can assembly directives corrupt my Ubuntu?

I want to start learning assembly language, and read some stuff about it. From a first impression, it seems like the assembler pretty much gives you freedom to do whatever you want with your ...
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Switching back to or allocating the memory back to Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 laptop, Toshiba Satellite, and about a month ago I installed Ubuntu 13.04, but rather than completely switching I just used up about half of my hard drive for both, so I had about ...
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Why is it only recognizing 5 of 6GB of RAM?

Hardware HP Envy M6 Sleekbook (m6-k010dx) 6GB RAM I know it has 6GB of RAM, that's what it came with when I had Windows 8 on it, but the 13.10 install I've got (downloaded the latest two days ago) ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 eating up a lot of memory on startup

I have 3 GB memory, and Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. When I startup up my laptop, with just the system monitor running, more than 63% of the memory has already been occupied. What is going ...
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Is there a compressed memory available for 12.04? (Not compressed swap)

I have an old machine (Pentium 4, heh) computer, with 1GB of memory. Memory is the current bottleneck (especially with Unity.) System: 12.04.2 (with legacy X stack.) Sidenote: Will add a GPU as ...
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How can i skip bad sector on my hard Drive?

I have one external hard drive which i plug to my linux machine. It causes read and write operation problems. When i check it with fdisk -l it wait for information to display for while. After few ...
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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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Ubuntu - One process running - Tons of memory used [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu using the Microsoft Windows Installer, and it's running pretty slow. I've got 3.8 GB ram on my computer, and by running free -m I'm getting the following results : ...
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Increase allowed memory for Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu using the Windows Installer, and lately I notice the computer runs pretty slow while I'm using Ubuntu, and I guess the reason for this is the amount of memory allowed for Ubuntu. ...
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How to increase permgen space of java in Ubuntu 13.04

How to increase permgen space of java in Ubuntu 13.04? I am using java Sun/Oracle JDK 6
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32 or 64 bit on 4GB ram acer netbook

I have a netbook with 4Gb RAM Should I choose 32 or 64 bit? What is the speed difference? How is the compatibility with 32bit applications?
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Reduce memory consumption of 13.04

I'm running 13.04 on a Thinkpad T61p with 2gb RAM. In 13.04, and to a lesser extent in 12.04, I've started running out of my 2G of RAM with little more than a browser open. Clearly chromium is an ...
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difference in top command and gnome-system-terminal applet [duplicate]

I am running xubuntu 12.04, and i find that TOP command reports 900MB RAM usage where as gnome-system-terminal applet graphically shows only 300MB RAM usage. Why the values are differently ...