Thread: Lack of memory?
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Old 2013-01-07, 09:45
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Also, on the same screen, look at "Swap used". If it's swapping it means that there was too much to fit into the physical RAM you have, so it had to start using the hard drive as extra RAM, and the hard drive is *very* slow compared to RAM so performance can be hurt significantly if there's a lot of swap use.