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 64 bits - Only half of the RAM is recognized

I have 8 GBs of RAM (2 4 GBs memory sticks) in my computer. They are recognized by Windows 10, the "memtests" and the BIOS, but Ubuntu doesn't show more than 3696 MBs. I already tried several ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 crashes with scattered screen

I have recently installed 4GB DDR3 RAM (Innex) with an existing 2GB RAM (Dynet), currenlty it runs with 6GB RAM. I use Eclipse, Java, Chrome extensively for my development purpose But after this ...
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“-/+ buffers/cache memory” is zero

i have an OpenVZ VPS with ubuntu server 14.04.2 and i can access to a SolusVM control panel. Recently, "memory usage" is always 0 KB, and only "vswap usage" shows real swap usage. if i run free -k i ...
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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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Is it possible to suspend applications?

The main idea is to add a "suspend" button to the title(behind the "quit" cross button) of the application window that will copy the memory taken by application to swap/local storage with pid ...
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Is there a default limit to the amount of memory a process may use?

Running 64-bit Matlab 7.12 on a 64-bit 10.04 Ubuntu Server. When I try run a big problem that should need 46GB of memory (the server has 72GB of Memory and plenty of swap space), the experimental ...
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Edit Aufs Tmpfs partition size

I followed this instruction https://help.ubuntu.com/community/aufsRootFileSystemOnUsbFlash to create a aufs RAMDISK for my xubuntu. It creates a 512MB Filesystem. SO, HOW CAN I CHANGE THAT SIZE FOR ...
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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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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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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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huge cached memory, mostly freez system :(

I have a problem with system memory cache, i think it is bigger than normals. after 5-10 minute of usage, system become unusable and i must restart my "Asus X451-CA" laptop. this command ran upon user ...
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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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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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Ubuntu crashes with high memory use without swapping

I'm running some memory intensive calculations on Ubuntu 13.04. I have 8 GB of RAM, and a swap partition with the same amount of memory. The hard disk and swap partition are encrypted. › free -m ...
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Can I have a Ubuntu 12.04 live usb work with both the -persistance and -toram additional boot options?

I really like using the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD/USB's "-toram" additional boot option for my laptop because "-toram" adds a few extra hours to the battery and makes things a little faster. I add the ...
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Ubuntu 12.4 on 3.4.45 kernel: Can't access USB memory stick

I installed kernel version 3.4.45 [LTS] on ubuntu 12.4 on a Acer laptop. With this configuration, the USB memory drives can't be accessed, some details are follows. Upon inserting the USB drive dmesg ...
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Why do I run out of memory even when nothing is running?

I am currently facing a problem that when I run Uclust, it keeps showing me mymalloc running ot of memory. The thing is that cuurently nothing is running in the system and my memory shows I am ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 tilts when trying to open large excel file with libreoffice or matlab

I have an xlsx-file of size 27.3MB and when I try to open it either in Libreoffice or Matlab the whole system slows down My processor is AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor (should be about 2.7Ghz) Memory ...
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Anything sync daemon for Ubuntu?

Is there a utility providing similar functionality to Anything sync daemon for 64bit Ubuntu? Preferably in the repository or with a PPA. In particular, I'd like to stop Firefox from constantly ...
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Problem with the allocated partition memory

I installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi on to a 60GB partition. I installed Qt sources, which are a couple of GB in size, but once I start commpiling it started complaining about lack of memory. I ...
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how to enable dedpulication in linux

I want to enable deduplication in Linux. I am not sure whether it is enable in Linux and XEN hypervisor by default or not. If not enable by default then how to enable deduplication in Linux and XEN ...
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How to restrict OS using specific memory locations in RAM?

I have 6 GB of RAM, my RAM has a block of memory corrupt( 1MB of size). When I tested it with memtest, it showed about a hundred thousand of errors in just a small part of it, starting from 5024.1 MB ...
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Hard freezes when RAM is exceeding

I have 8GB RAM, when memory is exceeded (chrome + vbox + something else): hard mouse freezes permanently lit SSD led in 90% of cases I can't login in tty, system without any response, necessary to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation stops when copying files

I have the following system config i5 processor, 4gb (2+2) ram, 1gb graphics card, 500gb hard disk. I tried adding another 4gb ram to my system. So I added the newly bought 4gb ram into my pc and ...
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Failed to alloc mem for ROM

So recently, I've bought the HP Pavilion x2 detachable. It came with Windows 10 but I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. I tried to install Ubuntu 15.10 but every time I tried to do that, the computer ...
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MySQL gradually taking up more and more memory

Just to start with, I have read the following threads and they do not help: Optimising MySQL settings - mysqld running out of memory MySQL Server keep shutting down http://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Kernel keeps killing Java process due to Out of Memory

I am trying to solve a CPLEX problem using the Java library but the kernel keeps killing my process due to "Out of Memory". I've tried setting memory limits on the CPLEX program and I've tried ...
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Netbeans uses all shared memory

Recently I noticed that when Netbeans is running, many other programs look strange when I run them,for example VLC's "floating controls" look transparent, and there is an overlap of text in the non ...
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Why does Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit only detect 2.6 GB of RAM on my 4 GB Laptop?

Mostly Fixed I'm using a ThinkPad X240, and most linux distros report my total RAM as 3.8 GiB, but Ubuntu 15.10 is reporting 2.6 GiB. I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu. I've checked my BIOS, and it says I ...
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how to enable 1MB dma-kmalloc

I'm running a ubuntu 15.10 VM and testing code that will allocate 1MB dma buffers. However, from the /proc/slabinfo, the max that can be allocated is 8K dma-kmalloc-8192 0 0 8192 4 ...
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Set limits on processes ubuntu

I am using my ubuntu to do some programming assignments at college and it keeps hanging. For example, If I have an infinite loop in my C code by mistake, ubuntu freezes. If my C program allocates ...
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constantly files corrupted after ssd and ram upgrade

I have a ~5-year old ThinkPad x201 and it worked fine until I chose to update my ram and disk to now: description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous (according to sudo lshw -class memory (M471B5273CH0-CH9 and ...
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Xubuntu won't boot after RAM upgrade

I just upgraded the RAM in my notebook, from 3 to 8GB. Right after this, Xubuntu won't start, blinking some text before rebooting and failing again. I could only read "PCC probe failed", but there was ...
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Running Live with 4GB RAM. 32-bit or 64-bit?

I have a laptop with 4GB RAM and it is fully 64-bit capable. However I prefer to run Ubuntu from Live CD or USB. This takes 2GB of the RAM as the main drive. Does that leave me with 2GB of RAM? ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 only recognising 2.9Gb Ram out of 4Gb

Yes it is a 32-bit installation, but there is supposed to be PAE that allows it to use all of the ram. The command: sudo lshw -class memory | grep GiB -m 1 Tells me that yes there is 4Gb ...
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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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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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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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Why does it state that *-cache:1 DISABLED at lshw command

It seems like my memory is working correctly but I am puzzled by the output of the following command. Is the memory disabled and how do I go about testing it if it may be. $ sudo lshw -C memory *-...
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Oneconf eating up memory while in chrome

When I look at the dependencies in Synaptic, it shows Ubuntu desktop, and software center as being dependent on oneconf, and I do not wish to remove these. However whenever I get to a page which has ...
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How to persistently limit resources of a program

I am running several programs on my computer and under normal circumstances my RAM (2GB) and CPU power is sufficient. However it occurs that a single program suddenly turns the system permanently ...
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Disk cache is sometimes dropped/erased

I have a memory/cpu monitor running, and sometimes see the graph line for “cached memory” drop, for no apparent reason. Earlier today Cache memory was at about 4.8GB but then dropped in two steps ( a ...
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Linux kernel: page substitution policy

I am supposed to answer for homework which algorithm is implemented in Linux for the virtual memory page substitution and also give some extracts of the code to prove that. After some research I have ...
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Ubuntu refuses to store a 200 Mb file in memory cache but there's plenty of room

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtual Box and it's allocated 1.5 GB memory and 20 GB hard drive. When I load a file of ~75 MB using a python script the computer is reading from hard drive the first time ...
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RAM used by processes does not add up to the total RAM using top command

The total RAM used is about 5GB but I am not running just a few processes as shown in the the picture. I try to find which process is eating most of the RAM, but the result is from top command is not ...
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Installed memory in Windows 7 guest machine in VirtualBox

My virtualbox guest machine (windows 7) is setted to have 6GB allocated memory, it is the half that my host machine has(Host machine is xubuntu with 12GB of RAM), my question is: after running windows ...
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How to update RAM amount, after changing in BIOS?

In my Lenovo x1 carbon 2015 UEFI/BIOS I can choose between 256 and 512 MB GPU ram. If I choose 512, it will take 256 MB from the normal ram, giving me only 7,7 GB left. After changing this back to ...
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Compiz takes much RAM for transparency perk alt+scroll

How can I make my windows transparent by doing Alt+Mouse Scroll? This will take 200mb for something as simple as running CSS command, unacceptable. Am i doing it wrong, with compiz having to be shut ...