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Old 06-03-2017, 09:57 AM   #1
abourke
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Inaccurate Statistics


Hi,

When I run gnome system monitor it says my used ram is 2GB of 12GB.

But when I run top it says my ram is like 6GB of 12GB.

1. Why is that?
2. And which is the correct value?

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Aubrey Bourke.
 
Old 06-03-2017, 11:12 AM   #2
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Probably top is including cached ram in the calculation and and gnome system monitor isn't. Run:
Code:
$ free -g
to find out for sure and post the output here.
 
  


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