View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Crashes on High Memory Utilisation

July 25th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Hello All,

I have recently started to get this problem but not sure if its hardware related or if is it ubuntu related.

whenever i do some sort of heavy resource using work, eg copy dvd or import files into shotwell, ubuntu just freezes and i have to restart it .

i have dual core 2.4, 2 gb ram, 160 gb hard drive space, 2 gb swap, but still this happens..

any help would be much appreciated.

July 25th, 2011, 05:04 PM
be sure that swap is well used in that case, and large enough

watch the logs

have a look at valgrind & fwts



July 25th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Try running Memtest86. It's possible there's a bad bit in your computer's memory.

July 26th, 2011, 01:28 PM
hello dino99 & eric-yorba,

I think i found the problem, i had recently installed another repaired memory chip, so i removed it and then tried doing the same task again, and it worked fine. no crashes and no hangs.i suppose i will have to shell out some money now for a new one but im happy to find out that its not an ubuntu issue.

Thank you so much !