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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System Monitor doesn't accurately show memory usage

I came to Ubuntu 16.04 from Mint 17.3 ( and Ubuntu Mate 15.10) , and I'm shocked with the memory usage of Ubuntu 16.04. With a clean install, 16.04 used about 650+ Mb RAM, and after 1 or 2 days, ...
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Is hypermemory available?

I have a Radeon HD 4550 which supports up to 512 MB of shared memory. When I open the catalyst panel, in the information tab I see that my video memory is only 128 MB which is the base memory or the ...
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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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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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OS only reports 4.1GB of RAM and not the 6GB that is installed… why?

My ubuntu 64-bit 11.10 installed box has 6GB RAM but Ubuntu only uses 4.1GB. I have read various things about the 4GB limit etc, but all those talk about using less than 4GB. What could be causing ...
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Who eats all my file descriptors and thus memory?

my current system: 14.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-85-generic x86_64) $ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 16366288 16090588 275700 ...
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Ubuntu Memory Test

Several months ago I was having issues with a Windows PC. I booted from and Ubuntu CD, performed a memory test, and found that I had some bad RAM. I'm having some issues with another PC, so I ...
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Good way to run Java and Eclipse from a ramdisk

It is often suggested to me that to improve the performance of the Eclipse development environment, that I should move the Java JDK/JVM (and possibly Eclipse) to a Ramdisk. I know that the Ubuntu has ...
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Will adding more RAM increase my computer's performance?

I am looking to increase my computer's performance. Will upgrading my RAM by 12GB or upgrading to a 7,200 RPM Hard Drive increase my computer's performance more? I can only do one, which one will make ...
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System Monitor and top reporting wildly different memory usage

Lately, while browsing, I often get that the computer comes to a crawl. At the same time I notice memory consumptions of close to 90% by programs/ 10% as cache as indicated by the System Monitor ...
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Moving files to /dev/shm ramdisk doesn't increase RAM usage?

I've been wanting to make us of a ramdisk on my Ubuntu system for a while, and have done a bit of reading online. Most of the advice centres around using /dev/shm to move files into RAM. I wanted to ...
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Change swap memory size after adding RAM?

I ordered some addon RAM a few days ago to install on my Ubuntu 10.10 stationary computer and while giving it some thought, I remember that I previously did change the SWAP memory file size on a XP ...
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How to use a compressed ramdisk (ramzswap)? Huge speed gain

Since I don't use my laptop's CD-drive I want to put a small (8 GB) SSD into the CD-drive slot (I'll use a caddy similar to this one). I want to use compressed btrfs on the SSD and put all the data on ...
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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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what is the nm-applet and why does it take so much memory?

I was wondering why my memory useage was so high, what is this thing that take a whopping 1.2GB of memory. Please and thank you.
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How to find the maximum data transfer rate possible from the RAM of my laptop

How to find the maximum data transfer rate possible from the RAM of my laptop. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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2 GB Ram, but Ubuntu runs slowly and hangs if doing too much

I think my system more than meets the minimum/recommended requirements for Ubuntu, but its still running slowly. Especially when I try to multitask by having 4-6 windows open, then it becomes quite ...
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245 MB RAM are detected instead of 8 GB Ubuntu 64 bits

I run free -m and I got 245 MB of available RAM while I have 8 GB ! My BIOS detects 8 GB ! What can I do to 'recover back the RAM space ? free -m outputs this: total used ...
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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: [ 0....
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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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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 shouldn'...
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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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Ubuntu not displaying full 4GB memory on 64bit installation! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Ubuntu only show 3GB of RAM? My Ubuntu install is no using 100% of the memory installed. lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu ...
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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 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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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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command to check RAM slots in motherboard?

i have Samsung NP300e5Z i5 laptop.i am using Ubuntu 14.04 in this laptop. my system RAM is 4GB and i want to increase it but i am not sure how many memory slot available in my system. so, how to ...
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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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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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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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Launching a program like Firefox starts 20+ seperate processes on 14.04 LTS draining the memory

When I launch Firefox the normal way and look in at the processes in htop. Ubuntu starts more then 20 processes called Firefox. They all have more or less sequential PID's. The same happens with ...
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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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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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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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How much RAM will 14.04 need? [duplicate]

How much RAM would Ubuntu 14.04 need? (Usage: A bit of pictureprocessing, maybe an IP-Camera Stream, ordinary officework, simplecv, some Torrentdownloading). Is 4GB or 8GB better suited for me?
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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 ...