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Re: RAM 95% used

On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 10:32:17PM +0200, Andreas Janssen wrote:
> Roberto C. Sánchez (<roberto@connexer.com>) wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 09:07:35PM +0100, somethin2cool wrote:
> >> 
> >> But it isn't handling the memory well. Everything is rubbish and
> >> sluggish right from start-up. Something is wrong
> >> 
> > well, how much total physical RAM do you have?  How much swap?  How
> > much swap is being used?
> And of course, how fast is your CPU?

I think he said Celeron (doesn't that mean slow as celery, i.e.
low-power?), 256 MB and no swap.

If you don't have a spare partition for swap, you may want to try a swap
file.  There are things in memory that on a system with swap get swapped
out when memory gets tight that aren't used much anyway.  Having a swap
file would free up memory for your applications.

You can also use top to see what apps specifically are hogging the


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