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Re: System spec check
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2017, 11:49:18 am »
Well you weren't low on RAM when you ran that (you had over 500MB left and hadn't even begun to use the swap partition yet) .. so I'm confused.

Is it Peppermint, or Chromium that's telling you you're short of RAM ?

Yes, it's very weird Mark. I dunno, next time the box comes up I will look and try and figure out where the message originates from.
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Re: System spec check
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2017, 07:50:52 pm »
The incidences of freezing are happening more and more- the whole laptop froze when I was watching a vid on you tube( had paused it whilst I popped to kitchen for a drink) and when I clicked to resume the laptop froze to such an extent that I could not even get the reboot tab to open, so I had to press the power off button, which took almost 10 mins to get to work and to re start the laptop.
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Re: System spec check
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2017, 10:25:15 pm »
Run memtest86+ from the GRUB menu, leave it running for a while and see if it throws up any memory errors ?
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Re: System spec check
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2017, 01:16:00 pm »
Run memtest86+ from the GRUB menu, leave it running for a while and see if it throws up any memory errors ?

How do I do that Mark? Sorry I'm not au fait with stuff like that!
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Re: System spec check
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2017, 09:54:18 pm »
Immediately after you turn on your computer and the manufacturer logo disappears hit and hold the Shift key .. you should be presented with the GRUB menu.

At the Grub menu you should see an option called "Memtest86+" .. use the arrow keys to highlight it and hit enter.

If there's no Memtest86+ option, choose the "Advanced options for Peppermint" option and hit enter .. now see if you can see Memtest86+
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Re: System spec check
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2017, 06:48:24 pm »
Thanks will do that later!
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Re: System spec check
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2017, 10:17:10 pm »
Well I've done that and it kept on doing test after test so I pressed escape to get back to booting the laptop up. I didn't see anywhere that said errors.
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Re: System spec check
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2017, 02:10:29 pm »
Does it freeze when you're using anythoint OTHER than Chrome ?
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Re: System spec check
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2017, 10:30:27 pm »
Does it freeze when you're using anythoint OTHER than Chrome ?

Well that is the browser I am using, so hard to tell Mark. I'm always online when using the laptop. I've done some reading and this sort of problem seems to be what many people have using computers- them running out of memory/stalling etc and computer forums say it must be the browser ( whether it be Chrome or Firefox ) and that browsers use up a lot of memory! I've seen posts with people having this same problem as myself with 6 GB of RAM and just 4 tabs open!
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Re: System spec check
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2017, 12:00:46 am »
Seriously I've never seen an "out of memory" warning in Linux .. so I'd still like to know where it's coming from.

And I'm not asking if other browsers also cause the issue .. i was trying to figure out if it was purely Chrome orr the system itself .. so I was asking if the system is flaky ONLY when running Chrome, or if it's flaky when doing other things like say playing music with VLC or using libreOffice, etc.

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I've seen posts with people having this same problem as myself with 6 GB of RAM and just 4 tabs open!

Unlikely unless their browser (or possibly a plugin) has a major memory leak .. do you use any Chrome extensions ?
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