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Old 03-22-2004, 10:47 AM   #1
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Arrow Swap space

hi!!! all,

Is swap space really required when i m using 512mb of
ram ..Does swap space really appends to RAM when RAM
runs out of space ...please explain..

Thanks for reading ...
Old 03-22-2004, 11:30 AM   #2
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In some cases you won't ever use it, but in others it is helpful to have. With 512 megs, I'd suggest at least a 100 meg swap space. You don't have to do the old thumb of rule to have a GB of swap if your using for normal desktop type use, etc.
Old 03-24-2004, 02:53 PM   #3
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512 should never be met however in the rare circumstance it is safer to have a little swap like as trickykid said.


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