*****@*****-desktop ~ $ free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 14034 7464 6569 0 128 6197
-/+ buffers/cache: 1138 12896
Swap: 3813 0 3813
That surprised me. I had no idea I was using half my RAM!
I'm only running KDE, Firefox, Transmission and konsole.
I'm not worried. I have plenty of space. I was looking to speed up my netbook and (more importantly) my daughter's netbook. I heard a rumour that Swap doesn't help if you've got enough ram. Both netbooks have 2GB RAM, mine DDR3, hers DDR2. I had thought they were using at most about 1.5GB, since that's all my RAM clocks seem to show.
i5 4440 3.1Ghz, Asus H87M-E motherboard, 8GB DDR3, 2GB DDR5 nVidia card, 2x500GB Seagate hd, Coolermaster 750W PSU running Mint 17.1 MATE and Win7
HP mini, 1.66 Ghz Intel atom processor, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB hd, Mint 17 MATE