Slightly different memory question
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 16:00:54 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.
Yes I too have Vista on my laptop. I hated it because I wanted to
add something and could not find "Run". After some fooling around I got
Vista to look like Windows 3.1 and Run is right out front.
Looks like we both got Vista because it comes with the laptop. It
took a day or two to get 8.10 installed and now I do everything on Ubuntu.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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