Slightly different memory question

Scott sclewin at
Wed Jan 7 15:42:47 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:

> So I upgraded to 2 GB and now the 
> swap file does not need to be there. It is ever used with 2 GB of RAM.
>     So why have 4 GB??
For me, a couple reasons.  Like you I wanted enough RAM that the swap 
would not need to be used which 2GB does seem good.  But, as I already 
mentioned I knew my Video card would take a small chunk of RAM away and 
I wanted that replaced.  My last main reason was because I planned on 
keeping this laptop for a while and it is much more easy and cheaper (I 
got a package deal) to get RAM now then get it when I need it down the 
road.  Not to mention RAM is cheap I was paying only $50 a Gig before 
the deal was added on.

I also do have crappy old Vista on this laptop and that eats up RAM like 
there was no tomorrow.  It uses more than 1 Gig of RAM just sitting 
there doing nothing!  I only use Vista for a couple games that will not 
play on Linux and they work really well with the 4Gigs of RAM.  If you 
wonder the games are EQII, Space Empires, and Civ4.

Your friend,

Sent to you from a Linux computer using Ubuntu Version 8.10

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