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Old 11-07-2003, 09:41 AM   #1
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Swap space

I want to add more memory 256 RAM on RHL 7.3.

I guess i need to increase my swap space to be equal to twice the memory.

How do i do this without cooking my harddisk?

PS: I have one seagate 20GB - 10 GB Windows and 10 GB Linux.


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Old 11-07-2003, 10:07 AM   #2
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No you don't need. You may work with the amount of swap you like. 2xRAM is just a common choice (in fact is usual between 1 and 2 times the RAM you have) but is NOT a 'law'.
Old 11-07-2003, 10:07 AM   #3
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u can run up to 2x swap file
this does not mean u have to
i have 1024mb ddr266 ram
swap 512mb
i have had no problems at all with this set up
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Desktop use I never go above 200megs and never really use my swap, especially if you have more than 128mb of RAM.


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