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Issue with memory recognition in Ubuntu 12.04

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Best Answer WingedPanther73, 12 December 2013 - 05:40 AM

I wouldn't expect Free to be 4GB, since you have the OS loaded, and depending on which desktop you're running, there will be a LOT loaded. You may want to open System Monitor (don't recall the exact name) to see all of the various processes that are loaded to get a better idea of why you have around 400MB being used.

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#1 Patton

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:46 PM

I have checked the bios and it is recognizing all 4gb (4096mb) of the ram. However, when i type "free" in terminal it says i have 3.4 total GB recognized.

 

I am running 64bit ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an ASUS k55n.

 

I am wanting to upgrade to 8G memory soon, but i want to figure out why it isnt recognizing all of my existing memory before i upgrade.

 

Thanks for the help


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:40 AM   Best Answer

I wouldn't expect Free to be 4GB, since you have the OS loaded, and depending on which desktop you're running, there will be a LOT loaded. You may want to open System Monitor (don't recall the exact name) to see all of the various processes that are loaded to get a better idea of why you have around 400MB being used.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:49 AM

Thanks for the response, however under free i was referencing the "total" column. which reflects the total amount of ram the system has to use. I also looked under system monitor-->resources, where i found a similar number that was truncated to one decimal...(3.3)


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