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 to install Ubuntu on mac via usb drive without erasing anything on the mac

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my mom's iMac. I'm new to these things and I don't want to erase anything on her computer, as she has many files and pictures. I installed the "preview" I guess i ...
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Can I Install RAM Wipe Feature at shutdown/reboot of Backbox in Ubuntu 14.04

We decided to use Ubuntu 14.04 in Full Disk Encryption along with the Nuke crypt setup patch released for Kali-Linux as an extra layer of security but I would like to know that is it possible to ...
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Extremely slow OS. Swap related?

I really hope you can help me. An inexperienced sysadmin, installed Ubuntu on a new Dell Desktop, it's a pretty powerful machine, and I ran a bunch of hardware tests, and can confirm that RAM/HDD and ...
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What do these numbers mean in syslog?

I'm trying to determine why MySQL server process is being killed due to out of memory, so am looking at the sylog. Immediately before the 'out of memory' I see lots of lines with differing numbers but ...
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Record RAM usage during runtime of a Java Application

I want to evaluate how some code transformations change the RAM usage of a Java Application. Is there a possibility to log the average RAM usage or the highest peak of the RAM usage in the shell ...
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after system update 4GB RAM decreased to 2.5GB (Ubuntu 14.04 x64)

after update ubuntu about a month ago, the amount of available memory dropped to 2.5 GB. Bios sees normal 4GB, before upgrade Ubuntu also saw 4GB the same problem: 4GB RAM installed, Ubuntu shows ...
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VRAM usage from DE

I'm using NVIDIA GT 705 /1gbDD3.64bit.48CudaCores/, Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3. While playing Heroes of the Storm VRAM usage is going up to 945 so here is the question: Will it makes difference if i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 is consuming 7.8 gigs of 8 gigs ram?

Actually had to create a new account due to openid 2.0 obsolete....I havent been on Askubuntu in quite awhile but tonight I was doing some work on a website when noticing my computer for once was ...
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Why does 15.04 freeze?

The issues are listed in this link, but I'll relist/summarize here: Ubuntu 15.04 is locking up on me, primarily when watching internet videos or listening to Slacker Radio. I have Ubuntu installed on ...
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How to specify the memory size in ubuntu in GB?

I am trying to know what is the memory size in GB in a Ubuntu server. What do these values mean? >> free -to total used free shared buffers cached Mem: ...
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Maximum RAM for my Ubuntu and laptop? [duplicate]

My laptop is Thinkpad T400, and running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I wonder if there is no limit of the RAM size that I can use in my laptop? Now I am running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, which takes 2GB ...
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Ubuntu won't boot with over 4gb ram

When booting Ubuntu 14.04 server LTS with more than 4gb Ram the computer displays a black screen. I have an Asrock d1800b-itx motherboard. The processor is an Intel Celeron j1800 (64 bit processor) it ...
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Prevent page cache above certain RAM usage level

Someone here on AskUbuntu pointed out that disk caching is harmless thing, that only makes your disc read times faster. And that it is birds singing and flowers only. I kinda have to disagree: I ...
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conky RAM usage - does not show large file in ram disk (tmpfs)

My conkyrc file contains the following: ${color grey}RAM Usage:$color $mem/ $memmax - $memperc% ${membar 4} This shows RAM usage numerical values and a bar, for example "1.01GiB/ 7.79GiB - 13% ...
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Huge loss of memory from USB boot. Any help? [duplicate]

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 13 on my laptop using an 4Gb USB drive with a bootable .ISO However I went to try and format the USB on my desktop(Windows 7 :( ) and now it only has 700Mb Is ...
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How to find swap usage per process when conventional methods fail? (15.04)

I'm having some difficulty determining what is using my swap space on Ubuntu 15.04. Even though I've set vm.swappiness to 1 and have more than 1/2 of my 16GB of RAM free (or at least unoccupied by a ...
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ram usage is too high after update of fglrx driver

yesterday when i update my computer it asked new version of fglrx driver available to use? so i choose new version. after i notified my ram usage is too high so my computer is too slow and stuck for a ...
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Why runs evolution-calendar-factory?

Why runs evolution-calendar-factory? Here are some processes (created with ps aux --forest) lightdm \_ /usr/bin/X -core :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch \_ lightdm ...
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vmware workstation on ubuntu 14.04 do not use ram and swap don disk

i have a strange problem, just get new notebook, moved disk from old notebook. new pc have intel i7 with 8gb ram, ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on board (previous was 3gb ram). i'm using vmware workstation ...
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How to get Ubuntu to run off a usb stick on RAM?

It's easy to put the iso on a usb stick to either install on a hard drive or 'try' it out. But just trying the latest distro even running on a usb3 stick takes forever to test run. And once there, you ...
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High RAM usage.

watch -n 5 free -mprovides me with: Total: 7934 Free:6233 However, my system monitor says I'm using 50-60% just while running Chrome and Spotify? To me it seems a tad high. I'm on a desktop PC, ...
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ZFS - Always Out of Memory

I read that ZFS was set to use all physical memory except 1GB on systems that have 4GB or more. Since I have virtual machines running my home-server that is running the ZFS filesystem, I wanted to ...
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Customizing Ubuntu to run from RAM only, within GRUB options

I'm interested in exactly this up, now let me explain what would like to do with this. I'm preparing to buy 32GB of RAM and already have Quad Core. My idea is to implement another option in GRUB that ...
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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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How much memory (RAM) should I allocate to the Virtual Machine?

I'm installing Ubuntu in a Virtual Box; my host OS is Windows 7, and I have 6GB of RAM on my system. One tutorial on setting up Ubuntu on a virtual machine (this one, on step 14: ...
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enabling swapping cripples system

I am having a strange issue. Essentially, when swapping is enabled (on a swap partition), the system becomes unusably slow even at times when no swapping is in fact occurring. For example, when ...
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Why is more than 3GB of RAM not recognised when using amd64?

Why does Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 not addresses more of 3GB ram? Please if somebody knows about that, tell me the solution. My machine is a Toshiba P205-S6287 Intel centrino duo 64 bits procesor and 4GB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 too slow and laggy!

I have Lenovo Ideapad y510p and have dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8.1 and I uses Ubuntu for all my work specially for developing Android apps, I have 8GB of RAM and 9GB for swap, but it's so ...
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8GB RAM installed, free only shows 4GB

I've installed 8GB of RAM (2x4GB) in my computer. Before I have only 4GB (1x4GB), and I've installed the new cards one where the oldest was and the other in the other slot of the same type. But if I ...
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Unable to find an initial ram disk that I know how to handle

After upgrading to the next linux image, aptitude has outputted the following lines: Setting up linux-image-3.16.0-38-generic (3.16.0-38.52~14.04.1) ... Running depmod. update-initramfs: deferring ...
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For a 32-bit kernel, what are the pros/cons of PAE vs. non-PAE?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. My kernels are PAE kernels. I know these are the kernels we can use for 32-bit OS which have 4 GB RAM, to utilize all 4GB of RAM. My system is a 32-bit system. So I ...
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MicroSD card is set to Read-only state. How can I write data on it?

I have a MicroSD card reader in my notebook. When I insert a MicroSD memory card into it, I can't write any data on it - it's read-only. The same thing happens when I try to do it under root. And I ...
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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 do I find out why I get anytime the same error message from an original Ubuntu script?

Swap2Ram.sh always produces its error message, even when I have enough ram left. Any ideas? #!/bin/sh mem=$(free | awk '/Mem:/ {print $4}') swap=$(free | awk '/Swap:/ {print $3}') if [ $mem -lt ...
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ZRAM vs. regular swap partition

I don't fully understand the functionality and the potential advantages of zram. For example: once zram is activated, what percentage of memory will be dedicated to paging? Another issue: obviously ...
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How to allow a process to use more memory

I am trying to run a game on Steam at a decent speed. I exceed the system requirements for this game, and the game is already set to minimum graphics, but it is still running slow. I have been using ...
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My computer halts for short times intermittently. Is it related to my fan making a lot of noise?

I have two problems with my computer. The system is halting for short times intermittently so the computers becomes almost impossible to use for short times that can happen just when the computer ...
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Why does ubuntu not seem to release memory?

I am working with apache2+php and other web server apps. I have monitor as session connecting to a web server. RAM memory is full. But when disconnecting a session, it does not free the RAM memory. ...
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How to find how much RAM does my computer have?

How do I find out how much ram my computer has? I am running Ubuntu 13.04.
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Need help, computer not registering RAM [closed]

I built a computer out of an old case and parts that I ordered. Initially I got 4gbs of Crucial ballistix ram, and since I intended to use this computer for casual gaming I upgraded it to 8gbs. At ...
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fcitx process using more memory

yesterday i activated onscreen keyboard after notified fcitx process use 2600 Mb of ram so my machine is super slow,but everything is ok when i kill that process,what is this fcxti process and what ...
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How to monitor the effect of increasing or decreasing swappiness?

I'm on a system with 1.5GB RAM (don't laugh!), half of which is generally being used by Firefox. Currently, 3% of the 3GB Swap are being used (some 80MB). I tried to change the swappiness like so: ...
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Various programmes crashing frquently - could be an issue with the system?

About a week ago Firefox started crashing very frequently, 20 to 30 times a day. On random pages, doing random things, sometimes even when it is minimised. I ran the updates and checked the system for ...
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Firefox eventually for no aparent reason consumes all CPU and RAM and grinds to a halt pulling my computer along with it

I now use Firefox as my default browser and have found that after having it up and running for several hours, that it starts to use up more and more of my CPU and RAM, and this does not appear to have ...
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Why does the system report 7.7Gb of total Ram when I installed 8Gb?

Why does the system report 7.7Gb of total Ram when I installed 8Gb? I'm using 14.04 on a Dell Vostro 2011
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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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Can I install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) in place of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and keep all my data (media, documents, etc)?

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for the better part of a year, but lately I keep having problems with my OS. I repeatedly get a message about not enough space in the boot, and when I attempt to ...
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Boot Space memory allocation [duplicate]

I am unable to install new software, because the boot partition is maxed out. In my boot folder are included all the kernels installed. If I go into that folder and delete all but the current ...
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How to get a good overview of RAM usage

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a server. The server main task is running a MongoDB installation along with several NodeJS applications. The NodeJS applications will run continuously and will accept ...
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Is it safe to delete a Swap Partition on a USB install?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installation on my 32gb USB drive. I recently read that having a Swap causes a lot of reads and writes to the drive making the OS slow and reducing the lifespan of the drive. ...