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Old 08-31-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
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Question reinstalling Linux -- Do i have to do the swap Partition?


so i am reinstalling to a different Partition and would Like to know do i have to do this swap thing ??

I think i have more then enough ram I have 16gbDDR3

What will this swap do for me ??? or my PC ??

thank u

Here is my set up

[/CODE]Processor: Intel Core i7- 4770K processor Memory clock : 1600 MHz DDR3, CL10 9-9-9-24
GTX 760 OCWF3X,2GBDDR5 Motherboard: MSI Z87 -G45 GAMING ATX memory : 32GB
SSD : SAMSUNG SSD 840 PRO 128GB HDD: WD Caviar Green 2TB SATA 6Gb
SSD : San Dusk 128 gb --- Vertex 3 SSD 140 gb[CODE]
 
Old 08-31-2014, 03:08 PM   #2
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For desktops it's really not necessary especially if you have lots of ram. I gave mine only 512MB so it can be happy that there is a swap partition. My swap space is never used even with 512MB of space. When I type free -m, swap space is always zero used.

For laptops, swap is needed for hibernation. Usually, the recommended swap size is double of your ram.

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Old 08-31-2014, 03:12 PM   #3
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For desktops it's really not necessary especially if you have lots of ram. I gave it only 512MB so it can be happy that there is a swap partition. My swap is never used by my OS when I type free -m

For laptops, swap is needed for hibernation. Usually, the recommended swap size is double of your ram.
Thank u that is also what I thought , But many others have said NO it is very good to have a swap , witch I Disagreed

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Old 08-31-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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Thank u that is also what I thought , But many others have said NO it is very good to have a swap , witch I Disagreed

many thanks
Well, like I said it's really optional at least for desktops with lots of ram. If you do want to give it a swap partiton make it small like 512MB or even less.

For laptops, swap is needed to do proper hibernation.

Good luck

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Old 08-31-2014, 03:21 PM   #5
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Thank you

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Old 08-31-2014, 03:25 PM   #6
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