To check what RAM memory type yo have installed (and also see other useful information about your system), do a sudo dmidecode Depending on the version of dmidecode you have installed and the hardware configuration you have, each hardware device will have a certain type number assigned t it. On my machine, the RAM has… Read More »
By using top or htop you can find out what processes are using your resources and in what ammount. Another way to do this is by launching the following command: ps -eo pcpu,pid,user,args | sort -r -k1 | more This will output something like 6.5 6077 user pidgin 6.5 5535 root /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -br -audit… Read More »
In Linux, you can clear the cache of the memory by using sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
If you want to display your memory usage in real-time, do a watch -d “free -mt” It will display used and free memory every two seconds.