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View Poll Results: Greater than 512MB RAM provides no performance benefit with Intel P3 CPU
depends what you're doing with it.... there are plenty of programs that will use up all the ram avaiable for various reasons. if there's nothign inparticular running then the memory will be used as cache most likely, which is useful in theory, but not really that noticable...
The ways I use a computer, RAM is one of those things that I never can have enough of. I can't say I have ever thought to myself "This computer just has too much RAM, thats why I am having this problem". Unless I was thinking about why I am broke again, that is...
The way linux manages cache, having a shitload of RAM is just like having all of your commonly used binaries preloaded for you. Everything stays fast. Open GiMP and create more images than you have memory for, and you lose that feeling somewhat.