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View Poll Results: tech to price ratio: which RAM choice is the best
256MB Shared DDR2 SDRAM 1 Dimm 2 3.28%
512MB Shared DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms [add $50] 15 24.59%
512MB Shared DDR2 SDRAM 1 Dimm [add $100] 22 36.07%
1GB Shared DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms [add $250] 17 27.87%
1GB Shared DDR2 SDRAM 1 Dimm [add $500] 1 1.64%
2GB Shared DDR2 SDRAM 2 Dimms [add $1,000] 4 6.56%
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:03 AM   #46
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bandwidthjunkie
I have 1Gb of very fast ram (two matched sticks) I run kde with two screens, have firefox, thunderbird, kate, a load of pdfs, some music or video player open, kile and probably a few services I don't need and all of my ram seems to be committed all of the time, at least 750Mb is always in use. I am quite surprised by this, but kde seems to be a real memory hog.

So what is the problem? RAM is there to be used, and that is exactly what Linux does, uses all available RAM. Would you really prefer that it start using swap? If you've got that load and your computer seems slow, then maybe there is a problem, but if performance is fine, it is just Linux using RAM the way RAM should be used.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 01:57 PM   #47
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RAM is good, swap is bad. 'nuff said.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 02:44 PM   #48
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So what is the problem? RAM is there to be used, and that is exactly what Linux does, uses all available RAM. Would you really prefer that it start using swap? If you've got that load and your computer seems slow, then maybe there is a problem, but if performance is fine, it is just Linux using RAM the way RAM should be used.
I never said that there was a problem, I said that I was surprised. I built the computer myself and as of the latest gentoo kernel all of the hardware is fully supported: it is very fast and I am very happy with it
 
Old 04-18-2007, 12:14 AM   #49
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I have just 128 mb
And I running Ubuntu
 
  


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