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Old 03-12-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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how to check RAM capacity


Hi everybody, i just installed 2x256MB of ram. but, the problem is, the pc that i'm using is still quite slow. please help me, how to check RAM capacity just like in the system properties (windows). Thank you so much. I'm using redhat 9.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 10:03 PM   #2
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Have a look at the free command. To get some more info about free, type man free and also have a read at http://gentoo-wiki.com/FAQ_Linux_Memory_Management for an explanation of what you're seeing in the output of free.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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Id check its all recognised in bios too.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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thx gilead. i'd just type the free command in hyper terminal. it works. thx again.


rikpotts--> thx. i'll check that one too.
 
Old 03-13-2006, 12:36 PM   #5
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Another suggestion

Something else you can do for memory info is:

cat /proc/meminfo

That might give you more info to work with.
 
Old 03-13-2006, 12:58 PM   #6
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You can also see how much memory you have and how much is being used using top
 
Old 03-14-2006, 12:20 AM   #7
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thx guys.... really appreciate it.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 02:04 PM   #8
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Perhaps the problem isn't RAM. Maybe it's disk-access.

If you do (as root) /sbin/hdparm /dev/hda ... is "Using DMA" on?
 
  


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