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Old 01-05-2004, 11:57 PM   #1
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ram upgrade


Just thought I'd throw this question out there.

I'm thinking of upgrading my ram from 256 to 512. What kind of improvements would I be able to expect?

I'm thinking decreased loading times, smoother video and maybe actually being able to play tux racer.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 02:09 AM   #2
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You probably won't see much difference. Unless you are hitting swap a lot, then it won't make much difference. I have 512MBs and most of it is cache. Right now I have Mozilla, Kmail, Kppp, Gkrellm, xterm, and Konqueror running. I'm using 200MBs not counting the cache stuff. If I would close apps when I'm not using them, that would help. I let killall do the closing.

If you can get the mem cheap, go for it. I plan to go to 1GB when the prices get right. May add more later. May not make me faster though.

If you do, post the differences. I'm curious.

Later

 
Old 01-06-2004, 04:54 PM   #3
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Actually...

I have recently upgraded to 512 and have noticed a major diffrence, especially on my games. The Extra ram is great to have and is definatly worth getting
 
  


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