Looking for a System Monitor

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animaguy

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I run Linux Mint 13 (Ubuntu based).

I am looking for a System Monitor that measures RAM usage.

Any recommendations?
 


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Bill

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It depends on what your goal is. Do you want to see a history, or just periodically see what your usage is? I use GkellM System Monitor. It does not keep a history for the RAM; it only shows your current usage, but it also displays CPU and other data.

You could also type the command "free -m" into a terminal to see detailed information on the RAM.
 
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MrBojangles7331

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Conky is my system monitor of choice. It's light-weight, but it also takes a fair amount of manual configuration. If you Google around you should be able to find other people's configuration files on the internet, and you can use those and tweak them as a base. There should also be some packages for system monitoring applets for your Desktop Environment if you want closer integration. You might even already have them.
 
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animaguy

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Bill,

The goal is testing software applications.

I want to run software applications and monitor any issue I can monitor on the system an try and find ways to optimize performance.
 
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MrBojangles7331

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Bill,

The goal is testing software applications.

I want to run software applications and monitor any issue I can monitor on the system an try and find ways to optimize performance.

Well, you might want to try out htop. It's an interactive process viewer which gives you more detailed information about specific processes rather than your whole system. It's a console-based utility but has a nice interface uses Ncurses regardless.
 
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Victor Leigh

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You can try loading up Gnome applets and Gnome desklets. There are some sytem monitors in the packages. The one which I am using has bubbling water graphics to illustrate the ram usage. I am also using another one which uses burning fire graphics to illustrate cpu usage.
 
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