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    SubjectRe: More memory == better?
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    DevilKin <> wrote:

    | Currently I've got myself a nice setup (amd 1.4ghz, abit kg7raid etc etc)
    | with 512mb ram... (DDR). I'm wondering if increasing this to 1gb has
    | advantages (speedwise or anything), since I can get my hands on it at a very
    | low price...
    | I must say that even with most of my applications loaded/running, the system
    | never even touches the swap partition.
    | So, would it be wise?

    There are some good reasons to add memory.

    - disk i/o rates. vmstat will tell you some disk i/o rates, if they are
    high you *may* get better performance with more memnory for cache.

    - future applications. As you say it's cheap right now, if you think
    there's a good chance of larger images, more kernel compiles, whatever,
    buy now.

    - memory bandwidth. This is very motherboard dependent, read your specs.
    Some systems will use two or four way interleave to increase bandwidth
    to memory or reduce access time. See what your m/b spec tells you.

    - you have the money and want to spend it on {something}! Go ahead,
    memory is one of the best investments for any system.

    Just remember that to use this memory you need a large memory kernel.

    bill davidsen <>
    His first management concern is not solving the problem, but covering
    his ass. If he lived in the middle ages he'd wear his codpiece backward.
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