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 14.04 RAM not usable — mallocate problem

I have a strange situation where my Ubuntu server (14.04) is not recognizing all of the memory installed in my server. I have a HP Proliant DL 380 G3 server (32bit) with 10 GB memory. I couldn't use ...
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Is it possible to limit cache memory to a process?

I am using network capture tool named dumpcap and it is consuming too much cache memory. So other processes getting no memory to run. htop command shown cache memory as 29 GB in Meters. Can ...
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record of swap/memory usage - how to do it?

Here is a quick intro to the problem, but if you're interested only on the question, I think you may skip to the last paragraph. I have installed Ubuntu Mate on my laptop with the recommended amount ...
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How do I run memtest86+?

If I encounter a situation where I suspect my machine's RAM might be going bad, I might need to launch memtest86+ to check it. How can I do this using Ubuntu? Are there different methods for launching ...
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Real & accurate memory usage statistics (top)?

Need accurate memory usage statistics to figure out what size matrix I can work with without choking the RAM on this laptop. ;) I am using top to figure out how much memory an app I'm working on is ...
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How do I know how much RAM can I upgrade my laptop?

I have a HP Pavilion laptop quite old (2008) which I would like to increase the RAM. Ideally I would like to have 8Gb but I have no idea how to check if hardware could support this extension. These ...
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Gluglug ThinkPad X200 Ubuntu?

I'm looking at buying the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 from Gluglug (http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/) and they say they have Libreboot so you can install any OS, but I'm wondering if the ...
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Wrong amount of memory show in Settings -> Details in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed 4Gb as two modules but only 2.9Gb is shown in Settings.
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Zcache Usage in Lubuntu

Recently I appended zcache to my grub configuration: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash zcache" But I am at a loss as to whether zcache is working or if I need to do something else. There is ...
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How to free up my laptop's RAM?

I have an old DELL laptop with 2GB of RAM and Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) as its OS. Many times I am out of RAM and thus every thing goes very slow! I think there is many background programs (services or ...
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RAM memory size info confusion; F2 key or “System Setting”?

I am receiving two different figures for my RAM size. I have installed 2x2GB RAM and F2 key says I have 4028MB but Ubuntu System Setting "Detail" aka "About this computer" says I only have 2,9G. I ...
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Why do programs (including Xorg) close when out of RAM but Swap is near empty?

I have some swap configured and I believe activated... Filename Type Size Used Priority /dev/sda5 partition 7811068 1124912 200 ...
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Can I install 8gb of memory to full Macbook 5,1 Ubuntu install?

Seems that 8gb of memory is not stable in original Macbook 5,1 if I'm not running "Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher and have Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03" ...
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Theoretical question about memory usage

I'm wondering about following issue: Taken some abc console(no matter if bash,zsh or something) in some *nix system. If I start some process stuff which uses 2MB of memory and then launch second ...
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X.org is allocating more than 900MB of RAM but xrestop says ~1/40th of that is actually used; how I force it to free the rest without restarting X?

So X.org is allocating an insane amount of RAM: right now 910MB (according to the RES column in htop), second only to Firefox (really Nightly) (at just over 1GB) and trailed by GNOME Shell (at only ...
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4GB RAM installed, Ubuntu shows 2.5GB

Lenovo ThinkPad E430, hardware is straight from the vendor, untouched. There are 4GB RAM installed, one card. Yesterday I discovered Ubuntu sees only 2.5GB. BIOS detects 4GB RAM. The system is 64bit ...
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ubuntu 14.04 server memory problems

I'm getting this weird memory problem that causes massive slow down on any programs but doesnt want to go away till reboot. so when i do htop the memory usage shows half my ram is used but if i do ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit only shows 4GB RAM out of 8GB recognized [closed]

I have two memory cards of 4GB = 8GB RAM installed and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit only shows 4GB RAM. How can I make it show the whole 8GB? You can see the details below, I have also included some ...
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Can i use Ubuntu 14.04 32bit on 4GB ram? [duplicate]

like the title, if yes it can use all my RAM if needed ? or max just 2GB
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Xubuntu won't start when using 4Gb Ram

So here is the situation, I was using Ubuntu 14.04 32 bits. Removed everything from the partition I had and created an additional Swap partition and installed Xubuntu 14.04 64 bits. When booting I can ...
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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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Gnome System Monitor shows only 5.7 GiB RAM of 8GB installed

Some time ago, I reinstalled Ubuntu, like I did a lot of time before. Since then, Gnome System Monitor and System Information (and any other graphical tool I tried, for that matter) show only 5,7 GiB ...
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Lubuntu: text on system menus/bars appears blurred when memory usage is high

I have an old system (Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM), running Lubuntu 14.10. When I run memory intensive applications, the text on title-bars, menu-bars and notification panels appears extremely blurry ...
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How to optimize RAM memory in Ubuntu 12.04?

Good day everyone and merry Christmas. I am worried about RAM memory. The Internet goes slowly. I work with pictures and videos but pictures are stored in a Pendrive. I have 2Gib of RAM but I think ...
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System consumes all memory even after hardware upgrade

Previously, I had a 4GB RAM server with Linode. Several times, I did "free -m" command to check available memory. Most of the times it showed less than 200 Mb free. Major processes I am running ...
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8GB RAM is fullfilled, addressed /tmp /var/log into RAM

Ok, so I have 8GB memory and 30GB msata storage + some external drives... 30GB for ubuntu, no SWAP partition, only main / Updated fstab to store /tmp and /var/log into RAM and Firefox caching into ...
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RAM not fully usable in 64-bit Ubuntu GNU/Linux

Greetings Ubuntu Community, I have 4 GB of DDR2 RAM and an x86_64 CPU and Ubuntu OS. When I am in Ubuntu I notice from the details section in settings that I have 3.86 GB of RAM when I am sure that I ...
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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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Apache eating up 2GB of RAM

I have a 1GB VPS server running 12.0.4 ubuntu. Everything works just fine, most of time my RAM usage shows around 700 MB. However every week or so at random time Server goes out of memory and crashes. ...
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How to solve low memory problem in ubuntu 12.04?

i installed ubuntu12.04 amd64 version inside windows using wubi in a partition of 8GB, and in GParted it shows that 5.12GB used and 3.10 GB unused, The problem is it always shows a message box of low ...
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What is the maximum RAM supported by the desktop and server editions?

I have just downloaded "ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso" and "ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso" through "http://www.ubuntu.com/". Please can someone confirm the maximum RAM that is supported. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 showing less space in “home” folder than it should

The "home" folder has 100GB. With all my stuff there, it should've had 90GB at most. But now it's displaying 34GB available? I downloaded some source files from Github, but deleted them afterwards. ...
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How to pause a process until memory requirements drop

I'm compiling source code in the terminal but 75% of the time the build will freeze my system and I have to hard reboot or wait for a LONG time until oom kills it. I'm positive it's a memory issue ...
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Storing a File in the Memory

If I have a simply php file that will be accessed a lot, is there a way I can configure the file to be present within the RAM at all times, so rather than reloading the file from the hard drive every ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit slow how to fix?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.XX 32 bit to 14.04 64 bit, but the Ubuntu became slow, I have the below CPU specs with 4 GB RAM, what is the solution? salim@salim-desktop:~$ lscpu Architecture: ...
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How to automatically restart an application for using too much RAM or CPU

I'm going to be running an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server that will have a few Garry's Mod (Half-life 2/Source based) servers running on it. I don't want any one of those servers getting out of line by ...
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How much RAM Does Ubuntu use? [duplicate]

I have a Yoga 2 11( model 20428) and Win8.1 takes about 2 of my 4gb of RAM to run. How much RAM will Ubuntu use to run. This is a secondary laptop, for movie watching, school work, websurfing and ...
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Why can't my laptop use more than 85% of my RAM?

I have 1GB RAM in my notebook (HP Compaq 6735s), but the video card is using 256MB, so I'm left with 768MB RAM. However, whenever my system starts using more than 85% of memory, it becomes unusable. ...
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What does it mean for /proc/kpagecount to be zero

for some entries in /proc/kpagecount, all the 64 bit entry is zeros and yet the page is allocated (confirmed from /proc/kpageflags). What does it mean for kpagecount to be zero for certain physical ...
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How can I reduce ram usage? And also how can I speed up Ubuntu 14.10?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 from 14.04 to find the amount of ram usage has almost doubled well my CPU usage and almost been reduced. When doing little on my computer my ram usage stays at about ...
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50% of RAM occupied at the beginning

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a DELL INSPIRON N5050. My problem is that I have 6 GB RAM and from the start of the OS almost 50% of my RAM is occupied. I have to mention that I do not have an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 detects 4 out of 8GB of ram

I've been dual-booting my laptop for about six months now, on one side Ubuntu 14.04 and on the other Windows 7. When I bought this computer two and a half years ago, it had 8GB of ram. My Windows ...
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Memory issue. How to identify the root cause using free

I am running two application on my system. When I run two applications in parallel, Memory gets consumed within a few minutes.. [Data below is not actual.. Just for explanation] Initial state.. ...
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Do I need to upgrade only the RAM for making Ubuntu's virtual machine quick and smooth as OS X at the same time?

I own a Mac mini Mid 2011. My Mac mini's details: 8GB RAM DDR3 1333 Intel Core i5 2,3 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I have Ubuntu 14.10 and OS X 10.10 partitions with modified rEFInd, but it's ...
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Understand free command with top command

I have a doubt. I start ubuntu and run free command. I will get the total free space available. Let say it as 100MB. Now I run a few applications. So after some time, I again run the free command. ...
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How to increase JAVA Heap Size?

I need to increase the default java heap size to get OpenNMS Linkd service running smoothly, and fortunately I have 4/5 of my total installed memory free at any given time even when their is maximum ...
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Can you use your PC with a dead RAM stick?

Just tested my ram with memtest86. Got about 24K errors but I don't have money to buy new RAM!!! I'm just 13 years old. Do you still use your PC if your RAM is dead? And how do I repair this RAM ...
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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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No 100% Memory Usage

I've 4 GiB RAM, and System Monitor shows 3.8 GiB. I think 200 MiB is for GPU. But I've never seen Memory usage more than 3.0 GiB. If memory usage is close to 3 GiB, it uses Swap, and when it reaches ...
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Restricting resources of user applications

Sometimes, either because of a memory leak or the computationally-intensive nature of a program, applications can start to slow down and ultimately freeze the whole system by claiming too much RAM or ...