ram/performance question

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ram/performance question

Postby truexfan81 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:31 pm

ok current hardware 2.9ghz dual core with 2GB DDR2 667, Geforec 9500GT 512mb graphics

running mint 9 main x64
ok mobo only has 2 slots for ram, i will be replacing them with 4GB of DDR2 800. Will i see a noticeable increase in performance after the upgrade? i mean it already seems fast after having used winxp for years, but will it impress me yet again?

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Re: ram/performance question

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:02 pm

Yes, there will be an increase in performance, definitely, when you are multitasking and have multiple applications open. It's also going to help if you want to run VirtualBox with a guest OS on it. 4GB is perfect for a 64bit OS; it's going to allow you to utilize the memory better.
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Re: ram/performance question

Postby MrD on Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:37 pm

Additionally, or even right now, you could install Ailurus, follow the tweaking to get it to work with Mint 11 here: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=74455#p432678 and then set Settings/Memory to 10% and you'll likely notice an improvement.
Dell Inspiron 1520 - T6570 2.1ghz C2D, 4 gigs ram, integrated Intel 965 GPU, Intel replacement wifi card.
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Re: ram/performance question

Postby kschumake83 on Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:39 pm

i just upgraded my ram from 512 to a gig and a half and it seems like a brand new machine running mint, i also reduced my swap size to 10. its running 100% better since i put the extra stick of ram in it.
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Re: ram/performance question

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:34 am

Congrats! :D

My computer specs:
Compaq Presario SR5505F
AMD Athlon X2 4200+ 2.2GHz Dual-Core
160GB SATA WD Caviar HDD
80GB ATA Maxtor HDD (salvaged from TiVo)
3GB DDR2-6400 RAM (stock 1GB, upgraded to 3GB)

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