i need more ram!!

Discussion in '/dev/random' started by toad, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. toad

    toad Managed Customer

    i have 16gb of ram on my computer, and i thought that would be more than enough, i hit 15 gb using today, and my computer is only 1.5 years old,

    why is it every year i need more and more ram, ddr4 ram is too expensive at the moment too, it wont go down in price and i keep watching it every month,


    why cant they make programs that use less and less ram


    im tried of ram
    this is getting out of hand, we need to call the ram police




    how much ram will we need in 100 years
     
  2. Adam H

    Adam H Customer

    Sounds like your bottle necking the system with poor Hard drive or CPU speeds or you are running alot of junk behind the scenes or at boot that you are unaware of ?

    I run 16gb and barely get about 40% usage when having Pinnacle, dreamweaver, Filezilla, Photoshop, lightroom , firefox with about 20 tabs open and office/outlook all open at once. Idle for me is around 15-20% usage.
     
  3. toad

    toad Managed Customer

    My CPU is fast and a 6 core and i have an ssd, my computer is fairly new so it shouldn't be running so slow, and almost at max ram, its was driving me nuts!!

    also, i remember running it on windows and it wasn't using that much ram,

    i have to leave my computer on 24/7 because i am running a lot of programs, also, i am using virtualbox vm for windows 7, i have about 5 monitors


    but i have some good news!!!!! i was able to figure out the problem, the problem was my operating system, i was using ubuntu, seems ubuntu was using too much ram, maybe it was all the fancy menus or maybe there is too much bloat on it,

    i ended up changing to linux mint and i choose the lightest version and poof!! my computer is fast!! nothing is slow, and my ram usually stays at about 40% to 55% with all the programs i use and browser!!

    it's soo much better, i am able to customize a lot more with mint,

    my system is not slow anymore and i still have 50% ram,


    i forgot to save a picture of ubuntu, the ram and cpu was almost on max

    here is a picture of my system in mint,
    look how much ram these programs use,


    Screenshot_2017-04-22_09-27-46.png
     
  4. toad

    toad Managed Customer

    im out of ram again!! and ddr4 ram is too expensive

    why is life always full of ram problems!!



    is it bad to keep running at max ram?

    i see that swap gives me another 16 gb's, will it be ok?

    ram.png
     
  5. N. Ormal

    N. Ormal Managed Customer

    ;)

    ram.jpg
     
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  6. Matt

    Matt Owner

    Limux will still use as much RAM as it physically can, and free it up when needed. That fact it's showing 16GB used, from a command line, what does free -m show?
     
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  7. toad

    toad Managed Customer

    free -m showed i was using 16gb as well

    I figured it out! The problem was my xorg config file. I had a custom one made because i was using multi-monitor with 2 different video cards in linux,

    I reverted to the nvidia defaults, and poof! my ram went back to using 10gb, its complicated using 2 different videos in cards in linux, i remember windows made it easier,

    i'll have to get 2 of the same videos cards to see if that works better, i still want more ram, but this will take me to next year, hopefully ddr4 ram will be cheaper next year
     
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  8. N. Ormal

    N. Ormal Managed Customer

    Great to hear you solved the mystery!
     
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