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Old 03-28-2003, 03:57 PM   #1
bac()n
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adding memory??


Another stupid question.
I ordered 256M of RAM to improve the performance on my machine a bit. I've put it in, do i have to do anything else to get linux to recognize its presence?

Red Hat 8.0/Fluxbox
800Mhz Celeron
384M RAM (now..)

thanks for your help peoples.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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nothing

You have nothing to do, like windows. If you want, add 256Mo in your swap partition.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 04:07 PM   #3
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No need to do anything, linux will recognize it has more ram and will be happy ;-)

Run in the console:

top

See more ram is avaiable ;-)


Have a lot of fun :-)
 
Old 03-28-2003, 04:09 PM   #4
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thanks guys. my computers hum has a more...satisfied sound to it. =)
 
Old 03-28-2003, 04:19 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by bac()n
thanks guys. my computers hum has a more...satisfied sound to it. =)
Yes, but how FAST is that hum?

Steve
 
Old 03-28-2003, 05:06 PM   #6
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it's not TOO loud. i need to take that damn 800MHz out and get off my arse and spend some money on a new cpu.

darn it.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 04:46 AM   #7
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Run:

top

What was the output?

Have a lot of fun :-)

Last edited by aherm; 03-30-2003 at 04:48 AM.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 10:56 AM   #8
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You should be straight with 800MHz. I'd be fairly happy with that.
 
  


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