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Use swap only for hibernation

I have a swap partition /dev/sda1. It is 2GB in size and i only want to use it for hibernating. My system has 4GB of RAM. When I am low on RAM the kernel starts swapping and I can't even switch to a ...
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What happens when you try to hibernate but there is not enough swap available?

I have a Linux box with a swap partition of size RAM + x. Suppose more than x of the swap is already in use. Now I try to hibernate. Will the kernel randomly kill sleeping and/or not sleeping ...
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Intel Rapid Start Tech error ( IRST )

First of all, it's not an Intel Rapid STORAGE Tech. Recently, I bought a new Ram(8GB PC3-12800) and replaced it with my laptop ram, 4GB PC3-12800. When I start Windows 8 (64bit), the "Intel Rapid ...
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Why do I get the “dumping physical memory” screen after hibernation?

Lately I've been getting the dreaded blue screen "Dumping physical memory" after I try to restart my laptop from the hibernation state. I then have to restart the machine to get it operating again. ...
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large memory: wakeup slower than boot

I've upgraded my Windows 7 machine to 24GB. As described here, I found out that 24GB of my precious C: SSD were taken for swap file. To solve this, I moved the swap file to my 2TB non SSD E: drive. ...
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How does increasing RAM effect laptop battery life on standby?

Just a simple theoretical question: Does increasing the amount of physical RAM on a laptop affect the battery life while in standby? I always thought the only real difference between hibernate and ...
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How does hibernation work?

I'm wondering how hibernation works. Obviously it writes the contents of RAM to disk, but is there anything else? does it save/restore CPU state? cache state? anything else?