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How low can I go on RAM?

I have some old PCs runnning on my business. And by old I mean PENTIUM-3 800 MHZ and AMD DURON 950 MHZ, with 256MB RAM. They are running my business software today on Windows XP. I want to run Linux ...
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Use NVIDIA graphic card as regular resource

I don't use my graphic card anymore, but it is still laying there, idle. Is there a way I can turn it back on and use it just a regular, additional CPU/RAM for my laptop?
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All of system ram not available on Debian OS partition

I have a computer with a Windows 7 and a Debian OS disk partition. The computer has 12GB ram as can be seen when logged in on the Windows 7 OS. However, the Debian partition is only recognizing just ...
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How to install applications temporary into RAM on LiveCD?

So I have a Scientific Linux LiveDVD. And I have it installed on a PC that has no hard drives configured and avaliable at all. I want to install some applications that would allow me to configure ...
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Is there way to force Linux to unswap when there is low CPU usage?

After working more than 1 day on my machine swap becomes about 1GB. Some of my panel plugins go to swap so they become laggy. Moreover system doesn't unswap until I make it to do it swapoff ...
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Ubuntu stops responding to any action

I use ubuntu and found it really frustrating that it stops working really frequently. The circumstances are: Opened Android Studio WITHOUT any emulators (I mean device emulator, I use real devices ...
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detect number of RAM channels

I'm trying to determine (without physically having access to a machine) the number of RAM channels it supports (single, dual, etc) - AND whether it is configured to use that setup, e.g with four slots ...
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Monitor Cpu & Ram Uasge Via Web

Sorry about that newbie question. But does anyone know how to make or where to find a script that will monitor CPU and ram usage, so i will be able to use it at my admin panel on web? I'm running a ...
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Substantial portion of memory used is not accounted for by user processes

I recently installed a copy of Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS on a cluster. All appears to be working fine, but a large portion (around half) of our total available RAM is being used. I.e., when I run ...
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Linux 64 bit only recognizing 3gb of RAM out of 6 [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 (cinnamon) on a Dell XPS 630i core 2 quad. I recently upgraded to 6GB of RAM only to realize that Mint is only recognizing 3GB. I confirmed that the system is indeed 64 bit ...
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Why and how is swap improving performance, and can I disable it? [closed]

I have a laptop with 8GB of RAM running 4.0.4-2-ARCH. Recently, I installed Android Studio, and bam, my normally pristine system was suddenly stuttering and all out freezing (more than once). Before ...
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lshw shows a different amount of RAM than the 'free' command. Missing RAM? [closed]

Title says it all! uname -a: Linux servername 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux lshw output: *-firmware description: BIOS vendor: Dell Computer Corporation ...
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Memory space of an operating system

I want to install Uberstudent (based on Ubuntu 14.04) on a Samsung Chromebook 2. I'm new to looking at specs so I don't know if it will work. The Uberstudent documentation states: "2 GB of ...
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How are the values represented with the “free” command

I am interested in the totals of the 3 lines. Specifcally, if the "used" values can be counted as what's going on in real time, or if that's just a running total since the OS was started? How does ...
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The command “dmidecode -t 17 | grep Size” showing in CentOS release 6.5 (Final).

Recently I upgraded the system(Dell 720) RAM 8 to 16 GB(4*2[new ram]), but it is still showing old amount of RAM(ie 8GB). Please help me, If I need to install driver(module). Kindly Let me know all ...
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Besides cache, what does the Linux kernel use significant amounts of memory for?

My computer feels really sluggish. According to free, I have only ~200M RAM left and more than a gigabyte had to be swapped out. I know that it is good if memory is used for caching but this looks ...
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Why am I missing 2% of my ram

I am running grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo to determine the RAM installed on a system, however instead of reporting a number corresponding to an even number of GB, it is slightly off. I.e. on my 64 GB ...
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Boosting responsivness of krunner or yakuake

It sometimes takes up to 20 seconds for krunner (kde application launcher, i actually use it with XFCE) to show up when my pc is under heavy load. How can i upgrade its responsivness (to, for example ...
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Is there a linux OS that can be loaded entirely into RAM?

I have 32 GB of memory in my PC. This is more than enough for a linux OS. Is there an easy to use version of Linux (Ubuntu preferably) that can be booted via optical or USB disk and be run completely ...
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What desktop enviroment consumes fewer resources? [closed]

I want to install Mint in my laptop, but I'm undecided about which desktop environment I should use with it. Currently the available desktop environments the distribution offers are Cinnamon, MATE, ...
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Perform task on waking up from suspend

I have program that misbehaves when my pc wakes up from suspend to ram, it starts using up to 40% of processor time so i usually have to kill it manually. How can i set specific command (pkill in ...
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Calculating RAM/Swap Space Requirements [duplicate]

I have been developing a MySQL database that makes some use of BLObs. This has now been transferred on to a virtual machine (VM) in preparation for going fully into the 'cloud'. However some of the ...
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Booting Linux from RAM

I want to find a cross-distro solution for setting linux up to boot from RAM. What this involves in essence would be copying an existing installation of linux one way or another over to the RAM (to ...
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hpux: how much memory process eating?

I have found on web those two command line to see top 10 cpu and ram eating process ram echo " SZ PID RUSER COMMAND";UNIX95= ps -ef -o 'sz pid ruser args' |sort -nr|head -10 cpu echo " SZ PID ...
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How much RAM and CPU for a NTP server? [closed]

As a side project, I am thinking about adding a NTP server to pool.ntp.org. I would like to use CentOS basic, but how much RAM and CPU should I assign to a machine that will only be running ntpd (plus ...
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How can I let high priority processes continue when low priority processes are causing free memory to be low

Ok I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this. It is more of a 'why not' question than a 'how to' one (assumption is that it isn't/can't be done). Why don't we allow RAM to be partitioned ...
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Why is my computer sluggish after downloading a lot?

When I download a lot of data (e.g. 3GB) in one go, using a program such as Transmission or Wget, progressively during the downloading, and after it has has finished, the computer always seems ...
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What is the difference between MAC OS X “Virtual Memory” and Linux/Unix Swap? [duplicate]

I would like to understand the difference of MAC OS X "Virtual Memory" and Linux/Unix Swap. I ask this because I observed that MAC OS X "Virtual Memory" seems to work way more efficient (in desktop ...
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When the RAM is used up, what will happen?

When I ran ImageMagick's convert to convert and combine image files into a pdf file, it will create 10GB temporary dirs and files in /tmp. I am not sure if it did that all the time, or because my ...
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How to interpret numerous processes with exact same RAM usage [duplicate]

I have a VM that processes files, parses the information and saves it to a database. I've been monitoring the resource usage and noticed /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon --no-daemon.. Below you see a ...
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Is there any way to know the size of L1, L2, L3 cache and RAM in ubuntu?

Is there any way to know the size of L1, L2, L3 caches and RAM in Ubuntu?
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Using only 3.3GB but I have 8GB RAM even on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I have 2x 4GB(8GB) RAM installed on my motherboard and BIOS/UEFI can confirm it, but on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit only has 3424776kB or 3.266120911GB. uname -a returns: 3.13.0-36-generic #63-Ubuntu SMP Wed ...
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CentOS 6.5 : machine with more that 1 TB RAM => “no free pages available” on boot

I have a upgraded a server with more than 1 TB of RAM, and it is unable to boot. With 768GB of RAM all is working fine. I got the following message : Trying to allocate 1005 pages for VMLINUZ. ...
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file access time after loading file into the cache

I read from here that I could load file into RAM for faster accessing using the below command. cat filename > /dev/null However, I wanted to test if the above statement is really true. So, I ...
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Where has my RAM gone & how to interpret atop's memory output?

For a while, I encounter RAM-shortages on my Debian webserver (VPS/virtual machine). This would not be unusual, if they happend on a regular basis. But they do not. Here's a chart from Munin: ...
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Memory Usage in Linux [duplicate]

How to setup limit for process to memory usage? Similar to open files limit in /etc/security/limits.conf: ubuntu soft nofile 4096 ubuntu hard nofile 8192 ...
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What dev folder allows you tell the OS to cache something?

Someone told me that there is a sub folder off of dev that basically allows you to tell the OS to keep the contents of that folder cached in RAM. So if I put some files & directories in ...
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Arch linux weird ram issues

I installed Arch linux (I have reinstalled it a couple of times, actually, in the past 3 months, just to get to know it better). My problem is, that I have 4GB RAM, and as soon as my free RAM hits ...
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Why does Linux only see 3832MB of my 4096MB of RAM?

I am setting up a lot of 64-bit RedHat VMs (VMware vSphere) for our development department in my company. Most of them start with 4096MB of RAM, but Linux only seems to recognize 3832MB. Can anyone ...
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how to find where buffers/cache are and how to clean them up? [duplicate]

I want to create 20gb ram disk for ANSYS to work in yet on free -g I see: And personally I have not created any ram drives yet. So I wonder how to maximize avaliable ram: how to locate what is using ...
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Virtualbox delete vm ram

If I delete a VM in VirtualBox, what happens with the RAM I used to create that VM? Is it freed?
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How to reduce chrome's virtual memory usage?

I am running a Debian Jessie and having memory issues when using Google Chrome I tried disabling extensions, disabling cache, flushing the cache, and disabling the web 3d rendering, but nothing ...
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How to tell whether RAM ECC is working?

I'm planning on getting some ECC RAM to replace the non-ECC RAM I currently have installed on my Asus M5A97 Pro motherboard (AMD 970 chipset, FX-6100 CPU). After I install the RAM, how do I tell ...
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should I reduce /dev/shm size?

I have a server wity 8 GB RAM Mem: Total 8031464 Used 5146344 Free 2885120 If I execute # df it always returns this tmpfs 4015732 0 4015732 0% /dev/shm What does it ...
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Swap on video ram in a VM

I have a very small VM running in a cloud with only 512 MB ram. I read, it is possible to use the video card as swap as descriped here: Graphics cards contain a lot of very fast RAM, typically ...
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Compress memory on low Ram VM

Is there a way to get out more out of your limited Ram on a VM? I have a VM running on a cloud hoster and try to optimize a quite low on RAM mashine. I heard, there is a way to compress parts in the ...
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Does tmpfs automatically resize when the amount RAM changes, and does it compete when there's multiple tmpfs?

If I have a tmpfs set to 50%, and later on I add or remove RAM, does tmpfs automatically adjust its partition size? Also what if I have multiple tmpfs each set at 50%. Do multiple tmpfs compete ...
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1GB huge page - Is writing occurring in 1GB chunks?

I'm trying to understand the relation between huge page size and how data is actually being written to RAM. What happens when a process uses a 1GB huge page - does writing occur in 1GB chunks? I ...
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Xeon Phi swap from host's tmpfs

I want to use swap on Xeon Phi (mic0) using RAM from the host On the host: # free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 129022 60312 ...
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Take copy of RAM

How trivial is it to take a copy of the current state of a Live Linux Distro's RAM storage? I have had situations where it might be useful to debug what caused a problem with the OS, and if I had ...