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"Why is half my RAM of 8GB is missing?" It is not missing, nor is it even unused. Approximately 4GiB are in active use, and an additional 3.3GiB is inactive, but also in use. The 3.3GiB is ready to be paged to disk, but you have no space allocated for it, so it remains in physical RAM. "Modified" memory is effectively no different than "In Use" if ...


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Your modified memory list is too high (see the large orange bar in ResMon). This is using over 3GB RAM. One known cause are old Broadcom Wifi drivers. If your laptop uses a Broadcom Wifi adapter, update the drivers or stop the BCMWLTRY.EXE from startup with msconfig.exe to fix it.


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A slightly simpler way would be to do this: From the terminal emulator: vim filename Then if you choose recover, and you want to delete the swap then you first write the file and then do this from within vim: :e // no argument needed. It assumes the current buffer. ...and choose delete this time. I just found out about this, and I think I'll ...


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I had a prank played on me some time ago where somebody had edited my MSConfig settings, limiting my maximum memory, like so: So this is another potential cause.


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The Problem seems to be because of small Page file. As per your screen shot, your system has a considerable Modified Memory. Modified Memory is the memory that is waiting to be written to the page file before it is moved to the Standby. Increasing your pagefile would effectively reduce your Modified Memory, which would effectively increase your Standby and ...


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Your system is using all of your 8GB of RAM, it just not using it as efficiently as you would wish. I see a huge amount of cache on the system. Windows will automatically decrease the cache size as applications need more RAM. Regarding page files size, I'll quote someone (Mark Russinovich) who actually knows what they are talking about: How Big Should I ...


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The best you'll get out of an HDD right now is 150MB/s. The maximum speed of transfer of an SSD is 600MB/s, as that is the max speed of a SATA3 connection. They are usually slower than this though. The maximum speed of transfer of DDR3-800 RAM is 6400MB/s (so the slowest DDR3 ram around) These are all approximate and hand wavey. However, while an SSD is ...


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No, AFAIK you're missing nothing. Vim continues to keep the swapfile as a backup until you explicitly delete it. Simply save and quit and reopen the same file again. You'll be prompted (again) with [O]pen Read-Only, (E)dit anyway, (R)ecover, (Q)uit, (A)bort, (D)elete it Now just press d :)


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Type ls +A which lists ALL the files in the directory type rm .whatever.your.swp is and press enter Its that simple. Any file that shows with . in front is a hidden file and is not normally seen. Remember that changes are immediate and permanent so be careful.


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You can moveswapfile.sys by disabling paging file and then creating a symbolic link at C:\swapfile.sys (assuming C: is your system drive). Whole procedure can be performed in Windows environment. The following steps will disable swapfile.sys (tested on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Preview): Disable page files on all drives (through Control Panel -> System ...


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This is not so much an answer as a series of hints. First of all, this page mentions that running the dd command on an NTFS partition can harm the partition. No idea why and no idea if it is true but I thought it worth mentioning: if /mnt/home is an NTFS drive, do not use dd (writing to your NTFS drive can corrupt the file system) Whatever the details, ...


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No amount of swap space is too much, although I wouldn't go over 4 times RAM. They recommend 2 times RAM, but as I had already used that and found it wanting, I used 4 times RAM as the sizing for swap on my machine with 32GB of RAM which resulted in a swap space of 128GB. So far I have seen no need to increase it.


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Having 2gb,4gb,8gb, or more will not degrade performance. Using it will. Your memory is 2000mb/s or higher, and your swap file is 60-100mb/s (unless you have a ssd). Anytime you depend on your swap file because you ran out of real memory slows down whatever programs are using it. If you have 8gb or more windows will swap small amounts out over time and it ...


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To Clean out ALL vim Swap files in a Dir: If you are sure you don't need any vim swap files in a directory and want to get rid of them you can use the following command in the directory while vim is not running. find ./ -type f -name "\.*sw[klmnop]" -delete Some inspiration and thoughts came from: ...


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If you could do it as you describe I should point out that you're not using another machines unused RAM. Swap files are a file based backing for local faster RAM. You'd be using up the other machines hard disk space. You can't do it because Linux has a special partition type for swap, it must be on a local drive, not a network share. Windows doesn't do ...


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To quote the man page... This is due to the swap file implementation in the kernel expecting to be able to write to the file directly, without the assistance of the file system. It's not possible to directly write to an NFS mount without going through the filesystem, so you get this slightly confusing error message. As @MattH noted, you might be able ...


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This is the new pagefile for "Windows Store Apps". I've searched for a way to move it for, but never found a way. You can only stop the creation if you disable the pagefile completely.



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