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johntramp 04-16-2004 06:03 PM

Swap question
I have 512mb ddr ram, I read somewhere to set your swap partition to 2x the size of your ram, which meant 256mb swap partition. Now I have 512mb ram, so should i have a 1gb swap partition or is that too big and just a waste of space?

acid_kewpie 04-16-2004 06:11 PM

nah, forget that. only use what you think you'll need. that yardstick is from the times when it was either buying more ram or clothing your children.

johntramp 04-16-2004 07:09 PM

lol i see. So I do nothing like playing games or encding video. Could anyone give me a rough amount? Is 1gb too much then?

AutOPSY 04-16-2004 11:18 PM

5GB isnt too much.

But 512 MB swap partition is plenty unless you are running a public server.

johntramp 04-16-2004 11:30 PM

ok, thanks :)

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