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RAM consumption is too high after upgrading

I got a security update recently from ubuntu. After installing, RAM consumption is high. I could work with firefox and VS code together by opening 4 or 5 tabs in my system, but now I can't open any ...
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Multiple instances of process for same apps

I have recently seen a spike in my RAM usage and when I checked in System monitor, I see that there are a lot of instances of process for Google chrome and Visual studio code. I had only opened 1 ...
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high RAM usage on ubuntu desktop

I'm using an Ubuntu desktop 20.04 LTS. I'm not running any concurrent applications at the time. and I'm using R and python and a jupyter notebook in my computer. today while running jupyter notebook I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 taking way too much ram

Some time ago I noticed a lot of ram(1.8/8GB) being used when my system was idle with only a day of uptime. I had to reinstall my Ubuntu because of some reason and now the ram usage has risen up much ...
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How do I find what is using all my RAM?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I just switched from Windows a few weeks ago. I have 32GB RAM, which should be plenty even for what I'm doing, but I've had games crashing and after investigation I seem to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 uses too much RAM

The command top in Ubuntu 18.04 shows that 4GB RAM is being used even if I don't run anyhing. Results of top: Results of free -hm: PC information:
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Which process was making my OS unresponsive?

My Ubuntu system sometimes gets completely unresponsive. The mouse moves, but that's about it - no other input is registered. I have absolutely no idea on which process is causing the system to drag ...
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Using a RamDrive on 18.04.01 LTS with HandBrake

I want to utilize some of my very much underused RAM to create a RAM drive so that some software that's heavy on the system can get a little help from using that RAM. I am specifically wanting to ...
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Is my Ubuntu 18.04 using 8GB ram instead of 4GB?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and Window 10 on the same machine (dual boot) and recently I have upgraded the RAM from 4GB to 8GB. After that window-10 still used 4GB instead of 8GB. I had performed the "...
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High RAM usage by Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-Bit [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu and finished installing updates. It is using 1 - 1.2GB of ram without any program running. With Firefox with just one tab open it is using 1.4GB. Here is the screenshot from ...
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Can we sneak into informations of RAM allocation

I know that operating systems manipulate RAM and give programs their share of space. My question is how Ubuntu remembers the allocations that it gives to programs. Is it some kind of table, and can ...
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Does minimizing the windows reduce the RAM usage?

I want to know whether minimizing the windows purposefully helps in reducing the RAM usage.
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How to resolve excessive CPU usage?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my brand new notebook and PU usage is insane. I'm a new Linux user. Can somebody help me? Specs and system monitor:
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Software to track application profile

I am developing a software for number theory investigation, and I am suspicious that is leaking memory. It would be very nice to log the CPU, and RAM usage of this program through some application. ...
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Normal RAM usage for Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity?

My system is Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit + Unity and it uses ~480Mb with no other processes-apps open, just the core system. Is this the expected amount? It seems a bit steep to me but perhaps this is normal ...
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Computer freezing on almost full RAM, possibly disk cache problem

The problem I think is somewhat similar to this thread. It doesn't matter if I have swap enabled or disabled, whenever the real used RAM amount starts going close to maximum and there is almost no ...
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RAM usage for webadmin

I would like to know RAM usage. I know there are several commands like free, top, but how can i get only the number in MB's like "3172", so i can use it in my webadmin script? Thanks in advance.
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Meaning of "i" in "MiB"?

I see the usage of "MiB" as measure to represent the size in Ubuntu. What does MiB stand for? In particular the "i"?
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Why does ubuntu use about twice as much RAM as debian? [closed]

I installed debian 5 + LXDE and I was surprised that without an application running it used less than 50 MB of RAM and with Firefox and OpenOffice running it still used less than 100 MB of RAM. Ubuntu ...
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How to create RAM drive?

How do i create RAM drive under ubuntu. And would he automounted at startup?
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How to empty swap if there is free RAM?

When I open a RAM-intensive app (VirtualBox set at 2GB of RAM), some swap space is generally used, depending on what else I have open at the time. However, when I quit that last application, the 2GB ...
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