How to tell if need more ram? Tags: RAM Last response: December 26, 2012 5:46 AM in Linux/Free BSD Share redss November 13, 2012 4:33:09 PM Whatever browser I use (chrome, firefox) crashes often. How can I tell if the crashes are due to too little memory? I suspect low memory because it's only got 1.5 Gigs ram running a live usb version of ubuntu 10.04. I know of utilities like free and top, just dont know how to pinpoint ram issues with them. More about : ram Ijack November 13, 2012 4:38:30 PM 1.5GB is plenty of RAN for web browsing with Linux. I'd look elsewhere for the problem. Have you checked the system logs, and any .core files? You can watch memory usage of the system as a whole and individual processes with the "top" utility avs262 November 24, 2012 4:28:44 PM There are multiple commands that will tell you memory usage. As a basic overview, I use `free -m`. If you are using a lot of swap space all the time, it's probably time to add more memory. Related resources How can I tell if I need more ram ? - Forum How can I tell if I need more memory? - Forum More power? and how to tell ? - Forum Can you tell me more about 512 bit ram and pin count? - Forum My New Built Guys, Please tell me how is it and need suggestions. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer The Stealthinator December 25, 2012 11:33:15 AM Maybe the RAM sticks are old in which case they might be giving problems. Even 512MB is enough RAM to run light tasks like word processing and simple web browsing. Less RAM would not be the cause of the issue. amdfangirl December 25, 2012 1:02:44 PM Memtest time? d4rk0wl December 26, 2012 5:46:09 AM As said before, if you are using excessive swap space then it should be time to think about getting more RAM. Since writing to a disk is much slower then writing to memory. Though if just those two applications are crashing, run them from the terminal and output the error and see what is going on. Also, I prefer HTOP, it does the same thing as the top command, it just looks prettier Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to tell if I am lacking RAM power? Forum Need help with more OC of CPU i7 960 & RAM Forum How to tell /check if PSU will work with MOBO and other components? Forum DO I NEED MORE RAM ? Forum How can I tell if 1600 MHz RAM is XMP or not? Forum How do i get more ram ? Forum Could someone tell me how good my computer would be for gaming? Forum How can i tell if my processor for my desktop is not good Forum Boot Problems Forum How do Dual-Boot Windows and Linux on a UEFI BIOS with an HDD and SSD? Forum Need help installing. Forum Need images for my linux distro Forum How to get rid of Grub, cant boot laptop? Forum How to install new linux version from second hard drive? Forum [Solved] How to install Linux on a Windows 7 based computer. Forum More resources !