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System uses almost all my RAM

I am running a Linux Ubuntu(17.10) distro and my system specs are Memory : 7.6 GiB Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 Graphics : Intel® Ivybridge Mobile GNOME : 3.26.2 OS Type : 64-...
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Monitoring my computer's energy's usage - is it too low?

My desktop computer is an i3-2100 with 1 DVD drive, 2 HDDs and 2 SSDs connected to it, as well as a CPU fan and a case fan. All of this is connected to my PC via extension cord (i.e. power bank), ...
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Filelight/TreeSize/DiskUsage tool, but for dates?

The company I work for has a shared network drive. On it, we have folders for each department, plus folders for each employee. There are tons of folders for employees who've left years ago, and I'm ...
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how many resources nmon command use in AIX?

I need to store in an external repository, every minute (in near realtime mode), the nmon information saved in a temporary file. So what would be the best scenario: 1) every minute I open an ssh ...
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How to measure memory throughput utilization percentage?

To check the amount of disk space used on Windows, opening This PC is enough. To check system-wide disk utilization (how hard the disk is working), one can see it in the Windows 10 Task Manager. To ...
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Why does my disk space keep getting reduced more than I think it should? [closed]

I have been having problems with my hard disk space getting filled up more than I think it should, and faster too. I have Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. I have two drives, C: and D:. Sometimes C: ...
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How do I get a total of written data by process and by file on a linux system?

I need to collect some data on how much each process on my system writes to a certain disk. I'm only interested in a grand total after say a week. I also need something similar for files. I.e. I'd ...
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is CompatTelRunner.exe really a respectable microsoft's program? [duplicate]

although i own a fast machine (i7 6cores 12GB of memory & SSD), there is this strange program that take many ressources : CompatTelRunner.exe Assuming this other thread, it is legitimate software....
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Windows 10 averaging over 50GB of writes/day to SSD over 9months

Update: Moving the following folders off drive then symlinking them eliminated the constant writing to C:. %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome - Easily the biggest consumer. ...
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How to track down causes of ≥100% CPU usage in Firefox (on desktop)?

Certain websites cause Firefox to continuously use 100% CPU. Some of them I can just block and never visit, of course, but some others I unfortunately need to use sometimes. I want to combat that, ...
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TP Link - data statistics resets after modem restart

I have TP Link - TL-WR841N / TL-WR841ND. I want to track data usage per device on monthly basis. I have enabled data statistics on my modem. But the statistics are getting cleared after modem restart....
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CPU Usage of individual processes via TOP/Dumpsys cpuinfo

Context: When I run an Android App alone, I get a CPU Usage of 20% (using dumpsys cpuinfo). However, when I run another app in parallel with it, then the CPU Usages goes down, lets say to 13-12%. I ...
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Clearing data usage in windows 10

Only recently my data usage has been growing and hence I decided to monitor it using data usage on windows 10. But unfortunately It seems that data history cannot be cleared from a GUI on windows 10. ...
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High disk and CPU usage on startup of windows 10 Antimalware Service Executable

It's been a few days that when I boot into windows 10, there is an high usage of the disk and the cpu. My machine has a ssd on is installed windows 10 (anniversary update), and an hdd where I save ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager System Processes

Resource consumption in Windows 10's task manager doesn't add up. System consumes 50% of RAM (out of 8GB) and over 90% of disk usage (out of about ~80MB/s) regularly, however the processes are not ...
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CPU is fixed at 100% usage

I would like to start by saying that I'm aware that there are a lot of questions with the same title but I would like to say that they are very specific to their own problem. Unfortunately my problem ...
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How to see the details of system process resource usage?

In task manager the is a process called "system". it uses resources but I want to know what is it? and what causes to use this amount of memory, cpu or disk. what should I do? I'm using windows 10.
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how to make my laptop run on minimum resources?

I download large files so I want to leave the laptop on for 3 or 4 days. I guess I should reduce the resources consumption so it doesn't heat up much. How can I do that? Also is this logic right or ...
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How does Windows deal with process memory or resource exhaustion?

The other day I was working on a Windows 7 32-bit PC, with a few applications running including Firefox. Over time I kept opening new tabs in Firefox until, suddenly, the Firefox window started ...
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Why the number of CPU's so Large

I was installing Android studio and just so that I could delete the process I had my Task manager open and Saw that the CPU number was reaching 40 somethimes. How is this done, are multiple CPU ...
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Windows 7 Chrome hogging up over half of cpu even when closed

I have just encountered a problem with Chrome on my laptop. I am stumped on how to fix it. Everything, I thought would fix has had no effect. I have: Disabled "Continue running background apps when ...
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Windows 8.1 100% disk usage

Sorry to make another one of these posts, but I've dug through at least a dozen other threads and no other solution has worked for me. My problem also seems to be slightly different. As you can see, ...
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Analyze disk usage based on file type

I want to analyze disk usage by file type, if possible also sort and find. In other words, the output of the file utility as criteria for the analysis or the sort. So regardless of file name, the ...
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Chrome - Very heavy HDD usage. Reading all fonts from 'Fonts' folder

Because of google's bad user support I'm posting this problem here.. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!search/hdd$20usage$20fonts/chrome/B207faUB7-Q/_70ST4eN0u0J Now every time I open a new ...
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Windows 8 MsMpEng.exe high disk usage, uninstalled Defender, and now AvastSvc.exe

I recently disabled Windows Defender due to MsMpEng.exe randomly spiking up my computer's disk usage. I saw it from Task Manager->Details->I/O read and write bytes. The read bytes go as high as 12,000,...
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OneDrive sync client installation taking forever

Went to How to install the OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) sync client for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online. Ran the installer, but it's more than 1 hour since it's running and I ...
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What is the cause and disadvantages of high memory usage as time passes on Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

My laptop is used in long time intervals without restarting. The OS tends to use extensive memory (~8GB) as time passes. Below are screenshots of two different states with exactly the same programs ...
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How do I restrict a ESX client user to only their resource pool?

I have 5 servers running ESXi, they are managed by vCenter. I want to setup resource pools for various IT admins from each department, and limit them to create and manage VM’s in their own resource ...
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skype consumes 100% cpu on idle unles it has admin privileges

on my rather old ,6yo core two duo intel machine, skype consumes 100% CPU Resources, when i start it without admin rights. Otherwise it will consume the usual amounts of cpu. How can i prevent skype ...
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GNOME Shell has very high CPU and memory usage

I use Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) with the default GNOME 3 desktop and run VirtualBox to have a Windows 8.1 guest. My host has 16GB RAM and a Core i7 CPU with 8 processor cores. When I start the Windows 8.1 ...
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Proper Linux-based internet usage monitor

Anyone knows a Linux-based internet usage monitor that is decent, and up to date? I found an up to date one, Download Monitor, but that's tied up to Ubuntu Unity App. I found an up to date doc, ...
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See exactly which service is using a file on Windows 8

I've looked around a bit, but wasn't able to find what I was looking for :( I want to know which service exactly is using a certain file. I know I can use Resource Monitor to see which process is ...
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Is there `top` for disk usage [duplicate]

How to track disk usage (write/read and other cool stuff) in realtime with fashion of top in the only right system in shell? It would be cool if it could monitor specific directory.
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Low FPS in some games, but hardware not fully used

I just did a little funny experiment in the game/sim "Train Simulator 2013". I normally have good FPS in it (around 30) at full settings. What I did was make a really, really long train so that the ...
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NETGEAR DGN 1000 Limit Usage Per System

How to limit the data usage per system per day connected to my NETGEAR DGN1000 router(modem)? Please share some ideas. I can also use a dedicated computer if you can propose how to route all the ...
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How to automatically end the process when Windows 8 Modern UI apps are closed?

When Metro/Modern UI applications are closed, they are not actually removed from memory; they are still running in a 'Suspended' state. This clutters up the Task Manager considerably, and is very ...
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What happens when a computer runs out of RAM?

A little ago, out of curiosity, I wrote a Java program that takes up a lot of memory very fast. (It adds BufferedImages to an arraylist in a loop.) I kept the Windows System Monitor open to observe ...
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Find out what driver is causing resource usage

I have a problem with one of the device drivers - it constantly uses resources in a very strange way - one second nothing, the other one full 100%. It creates a saw-tooth pattern in the resource ...
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Hard disk 'whistles' with high access when nothing is running?

This just started today: after my WinVista computer has been idle for a few hours (with nothing running) the disk usage light goes on and the HD starts to 'whistle'. While this is going on the ...
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How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine

Scenario: All of a sudden, my computer feels sluggish. Mouse moves but windows take ages to open, etc. uptime says the load is 7.69 and raising. What is the fastest way to find out which process(es) ...
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Determine which tab in Firefox is using CPU resources?

Is there anything in the current Firefox similar to the Task Manager in Google Chrome? (Shift + Esc) There is something that occasionally takes up enough CPU to make Firefox unresponsive - but with ...
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Apache threads being kept around after browsing on a local development machine

So I have apache running on my local computer. When I open up local development sites in tabs in my browser, apache threads are started. That's as it should be. However, when I close the tabs, ...
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Setting up a download limit for a computer

A friend of me asked me a question like that I have a modem, and a house mate. He is using my modem, and slowing down my internet. What I want to do is, limit his bandwidth without using any ...
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How do I find out what processes are accessing the hard disk in a GNU/Linux-based system?

I'm looking for the equivalent to top for disk access, so I can tell which process(es) are currently reading and/or writing to disk. I'm currently using Ubuntu, but I imagine there's a standard tool ...
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Windows desktop background: how to have system info displayed

Some Windows machines can be configured with a desktop background that will query the local system for its hardware configuration, OS, configuration, statistics, etc. What program do you need to ...