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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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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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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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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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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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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Server crashed a few times due to lack of memory - how can I find out how much is available to each process? [duplicate]

We had a huge spike in traffic with lots of these errors: Feb 17 10:44:13 111488 kernel: [8275767.506198] Out of memory: Kill process 20577 (apache2) score 52 or sacrifice child Feb 17 11:02:06 ...
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Lubuntu doesn't detect all the RAM (just 1GB of 1,5GB

I installed Lubuntu in a Thinkpad X40 laptop. The OS runs pretty well but it's not detecting (and using) all the RAM installed. The X40 has 512MB of internal RAM memory and an additional module of ...
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Can only access 1.9 gb of RAM on Ubuntu 12.04

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (edit: 64-bit) on my PC. My PC had 4 GB of RAM installed, which the BIOS recognizes. It also displays when I type uname -m, so the OS knows it's there. However, according ...
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How to eject RAMDisk? [closed]

The following commands are how I create a RAMDisk on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: sudo mkdir -p /media/ramdisk sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=1024M tmpfs /media/ramdisk But now I have no idea to eject it. These ...
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Why is almost all of the 3 GB RAM on my HP G62 laptop always used? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with 3072 MB RAM and 20 GB swap. It is an HP G62 laptop which overheats pretty regularly. When I type free -mt in the terminal the output is: free -mt ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Init process provokes memory leak and CPU intensive usage

I have lately been having some memory and CPU issues with init process. After rebooting, the memory used by it keeps increasing at quite high pace, and after half hour it occupies all the memory RAM ...
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What do I do when extensive SWAP access makes system dead

Memory is getting low and heavy SWAP access makes my system responding very slowly at first, but if I don't react by freeing a lot of memory, the system becomes like almost completely dead. Now I have ...
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4GB out of 8GB total reserved 64bit 12.04 why

Can anyone explain why 50% of my ram is being reserved and for what? I do have two radeon 7990 cards but surely the ram is not reserved for them? root@stan-desktop:/home/stan# cat /etc/issue Ubuntu ...
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Unable to check the RAM usage per user

I was recently wanting to check the RAM usage per connected user on my server but could not find a way out. Please suggest some way.
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Is Ubuntu 32-bit only for systems with “less than 2GB RAM”?

On the downloads page, you have the following two options: 64-bit 32-bit (for machines with less than 2GB RAM) Assuming you have a 32-bit machine with the maximum 4GB of RAM, will Ubuntu ...
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1GB RAM installed, Ubuntu 13.10 detects 992,4 MiB

I have Netbook running Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit with 1GB RAM installed, but when I go to "About This Computer" shows only 992,4 MiB?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...