Originally Posted by duryodhan
...I don't get this attraction of many people to keep RAM free?!?! what wil you do with the free RAM ?!? as long as your performance doesn't degrade and when you open a new app the cache/buffers make way for it , whats the problem??...
For me, it's being able to run World of Warcraft, which takes an enormous amount of RAM to run (well, enormous compared to the small combined 512MB of my RAM cards)-nearly 400MB RAM!! So all the RAM I can get is used in running World of Warcraft. But you are right, when I load my game, Linux clears enough of the Cache and Buffer that the RAM is there when my game needs it.
Though I admit, it was not too long ago (two months to be exact) that I freaked out when I saw all my RAM being used to Buffer/Cache. I thought, "What is this about?! Windoze NEVER used this amount of RAM!!" I went and asked one of Ark's support staff and he explained the whole thing to me. What a relief that Linux clears needed RAM to run my programs!