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Old 07-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #16
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True.
True, but seeing that the OP checked in to LQ yesterday but still gave no answer to any question here I doubt that this thread is still relevant. Would be nice from the OP to posts if there is still a problem or if that issue was solved.
I was mainly bumping the real questions rather than the speculation.
 
Old 07-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #17
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I have swap files on both my current systems, but they NEVER seem to be used. Just how do you get the system to use it, when it has that much RAM?

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #18
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If you have a long running system that has applications running that are rarely used (for example an email-client or a RSS-feedreader) sometimes the memory that is used by this application gets swapped out to make more room for caching. This increases the overall performance (especially on systems with a lower amount of RAM), but of course you will have a little lag when you begin to use the application again and the swapped out memory has to be read in again.
 
  


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