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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Installed 11.10, but it's not detecting all 8GB of RAM, only 3.9GB. BIOS sees 8GB

Just installed 11.10, but it's not detecting all 8GB of RAM. System Info says there are 3.9GB. Bios doesn't have a problem recognizing all 8. free -m results in: total used ...
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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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large tmpfs /run partition - must it be so big?

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 desktop on a couple of 8G RAM Wintel boxes. Both have been created automatically by the default installer with a 1.6GB tmpfs /run partition, where I suspect this amount of ...
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What is the normal metacity and nautilus memory consumption?

uptime 07:07:32 up 13 days, 4:01, 2 users, load average: 0.47, 0.28, 0.21 System Monitor shows that metacity uses 1.2 Gib and Nautilus 450.1 Mib. Everything has gotten pretty slow-ish so I ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu detect all of my RAM on 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu only detects 3.1 GB of ram on Ubuntu 64 bit ISSUE IDENTIFIED: BIOS bug. See dmesg output below. Question is: How to resolve this? Change made since 2.6.32 have ...
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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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When I have 6 GB of RAM installed, why is just 3 GB available on Ubuntu?

I'm using a laptop with 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04. I used to have only 2 GB of RAM. Today, our IT-support upgraded my laptop to a total of 6 GB of RAM. They told me "Though you do now have 6 GB, when you ...
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When your web server starts paging memory to disk and slows to a crawl, what's the best way to recover?

I've been shutting down and restarting the server, but is there something short of that you can do to quickly recover from a high-paging situation?
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Execute a script when memory peaks?

I don't have a lot of memory and sometimes, when I play video games, its get full and my computer start freezing, anything I do take more than 1 minutes before getting done that include mouse move and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 ram and CPU maximum support? [closed]

I'm learning about ubuntu, but I do not know the ubuntu 13.04 Ram and CPU support up to how much??? hope you help me
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How to give all available resources to VirtualBox?

Is there a way to push all available resources to the program(VirtualBox) when running Ubuntu?
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Can Ubuntu 32-bit access 8GB RAM?

I need to use a large software package (Xojo) that requires the 32-bit architecture to run. Try as I might, I can't seem to install the 32-bit libraries on my 64-bit installation of 15.04. I don't ...
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How to impose memory limits to a shell script?

I have a PHP script that while a folder contains XML files, it will process them onto the database. Currently, the server is running the PHP version 5.3.10 and there's a bug report about memory ...
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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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Does Ubuntu support 8Gb of RAM?

I've a motherboard that can accept 8G RAM, But Window only see and use 4G RAM. If I put in my 8G RAM sticks, Will installing a 64bit version of Ubuntu really access most of the 8G's, Or is this a pipe ...
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Different memory types in System Monitor

On the ubuntu system monitor there are different types of memory listed: Virtual Memory, Resident Memory, Writeable Memory, Shared Memory & X Server Memory. What are the differences between them, ...
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Can I save a file from RAM?

To be more specific, here's the situation. I was working on MyPaint from a blank document and, after a few hours during which I didn't save anything (of course…) the program freezed. I didn't close ...
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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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Used memory in Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor the memory usage? I see in System Monitor, used memory only 332MB, so free memory is ~3.4GB, but when I use command line: free -m, used memory is 1GB, ...
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Does seeding torrents affect the harddisk RAM caching?

I've downloaded a lot of torrent files and while I'm seeding them, I've noticed that very often when I start the browser it's slow and the hard disk activity indicator is on. Usually when I start a ...
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zeitgeist-daemon excessive RAM usage

I have installed last week Ubuntu 11.04 64 on a new machine. I am running the GUI using Unity. However I have noticed that after 1-2 hours the process zeitgeist-daemon starts using excessively the ...
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Can I use all my RAM for application data?

I have yet another question about "where is my Linux memory" Question goes: can I use cache for application data? On my laptop I have 1GB ram. Situation after some time of work: browser takes 400MB ...
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Physically check ram without rebooting the server?

I have a production Ubuntu server in a remote location, which recently started to behave strangely. I suspect RAM errors, and want to have a physical RAM check without rebooting, Live CDs or ...
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Ubuntu and Live USB won't Boot after power cut 15.04 BTRFS

I didn't think this was a problem until it happened to me twice on two different systems and have never seen this before. First time I was running Xubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo T61 using BTRFS. The ...
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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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How and why should I specify mtrr_gran_size/mtrr_chunk_size?

I noticed today that /var/log/dmesg contains several dozen lines with information about something called gran_size and *BAD*gran_size, followed by what appears to be an instruction for me: [ ...
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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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Why is my /dev/loop0 showing full?

I have sufficent memory , but somehow I get my /dev/loop0 showing usage of 9 GB here's my df-h. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 12G 10G 1.4G 88% / udev ...
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Where is my ram?

I have 2GB installed on my machine running Ubuntu 12.04. After some time of use, I see much of my RAM used. The RAM does not free enough even though I closed all my programs. I included 2 ...
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Will Kubuntu run on 256 MB Ram?

For two weeks, I have been trying to install Kubuntu 12.04.1 onto a Kingston USB stick to run on my Acer Aspire 1362 Laptop, which has 256MB RAM. Firstly I downloaded: ...
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How do I tune WordPress to make my site more responsive?

I have a Linode that has Ubuntu loaded and am hosting a WordPress site. I would like to optimize my site so that I no longer get Out of Memory errors like the following: Killed process 16660 ...
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Shutter is using big memory

I included Shutter on my Startup Applications list upon installing the app. For the second time in two days, my laptop would suddenly freeze heavily for a few seconds that I can't even move the mouse ...
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How to Setup tempfs/RAM Disk (Generally and for LuaLaTeX)?

I've spent the past several hours (not few, several!) reading different pages and questions on how to setup a tmpfs/RAMDisk. They all say different things and say what filesystems I should and ...
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How I can auto end specific process?

How can I auto end a specific process when it reaches 400 MB RAM? And how do I change it back after I do that ? Is there any program or script or anything ?!
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gvfsd-gphoto2 memory leak in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 x64 on my laptop and often (maybe once an hour) it gets so slow and laggy that I can barely move the mouse. After checking system monitor, I've found that in these situations ...
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Compiz Memory leak [closed]

After sluggish performance and freezing for two weeks I finally managed to nail down the culprit to Compiz, I found out it's vital to Unity and is basically an OpenGL wrapper for Ubuntu and Xorg. How ...
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Which is correct for VirtualBox memory usage: Windows Task Manager or System Monitor?

I have configured my Ubuntu VirtualBox install to have a base memory setting of 512MB. When running this install, its fairly sluggish in a way that feels like its thrashing memory. In other words, ...
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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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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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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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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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Why Nautilus consumes way too much memory? [closed]

In the past 4/5 days I noticed something very strange. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 amd64. After some time from the system login I think an hour or two may be, either nautilus or python process uses too ...
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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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ux31a freezes when running out of memory

I have difficulties to understand swap policy. I have installed system (ubuntu 13.04 but 12.10 had same issue) with 4gb of swap partition because ux31a has 4 gb of memory. Problem is that every time ...
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Not recognising 4GB of RAM

I have a pae kernel but free -m only shows 3.2 Gigs of the 4 GB that is physically installed. The BIOS shows 4 GB available. uname -a gives: 3.2.0-35-generic-pae #55-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 18:04:39 UTC ...
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64 bit Ubuntu sees half my RAM [closed]

This is on my AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor (according to /proc/cpuinfo) on a machine with two 4GB RAM DIMMs. BIOS shows 8GB RAM installed. Any help would be appreciated. RAM: Extreme ...
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How much swap do I really need? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I have 16GB RAM. Do I need 32GB swap? I have a 4 GB RAM and 300 GB HDD with 8 GB of it as a Swap partition. I'm running 12.04 with hibernate enabled. How much swap do I ...
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Lenovo T60P with 4GB of RAM, Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 only see 3GB

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T60P with 4GB of memory (BIOS sees all 4GB RAM). I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 and both are only recognizing 3GB RAM. Please advise. Thanks. Updates Used 32bit ...
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Is there a command that frees up RAM?

I was wondering if there is a command that frees up cached RAM I often have 1GB cached RAM when I only have 1.7GB of RAM, and when I start an application like Minecraft (uses a lot of RAM) and the ...
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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 ...