View Full Version : [all variants] Underemployed RAM

August 1st, 2009, 02:44 AM
I've got 8GB RAM that Ubuntu recognizes, yet according to System Monitor Ubuntu never makes use of more than 1.7GB.

I'm currently creating two massive tgz files that are eating significant cycles from the CPUs, and still the RAM in use is 1.7GB.

Have I simply never asked the system to do anything that would tax the RAM, or have I done something dumb and made a bottleneck in RAM where none should exist?