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  • Under 128MB

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  • Between 129MB and 256MB

    0 0%
  • Between 257MB and 512MB

    12 38.71%
  • Between 513MB and 1GB

    9 29.03%
  • Over 1GB

    7 22.58%
  • No swap

    3 9.68%
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Originally Posted by Dapper Dan You need a choice for no swap. Done....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    You need a choice for no swap.
    Done.
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    I have 512 MB of swap and only 256 MB of ram, it thrashes the swap frequently. I really need to get some more ram.

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    I have 512 mb of ram and 256 swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlgreer1
    I have 512 MB of swap and only 256 MB of ram, it thrashes the swap frequently. I really need to get some more ram.

    Jeff
    On my 4 GB hard disk I have 512 MB swap with *128* MB RAM. So far, so good, but I'll be adding memory when I get the sound working.

    Bill

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    ive got 512MB swap with 768 RAM, never seen my swap do anything, im new to linux, what does it do lol! is it like in windows where u can dedicate a bit of your hardrive to act as ram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bread_stick_2001
    ive got 512MB swap with 768 RAM, never seen my swap do anything, im new to linux, what does it do lol! is it like in windows where u can dedicate a bit of your hardrive to act as ram?
    Yes, SWAP is essentially a portion of your harddrive that acts like RAM. It's generally only used when your system runs out of physical RAM, so most people these days never use it. You could probably reduce your SWAP partition to something like 512MB or 256MB with no harm to your system.
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    No swap at all, and yes, that's a lot more practical . One linux box with 1 Gb RAM (swap partition in Linux thouhg), and one with 512 Mb.
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    768 ram, no swap
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    On my laptop with 96 RAM, 1 GB, always using a lot of it. On my new computer with 2 GB RAM, 10GB for the future. I'd say the processor is the limiting factor on that one!

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    I've got 2 GBs of swap.

    When I got my new HDD after the old one almost crashed, I got an 80 GB one since it was the smallest I could get, and since I store all of my homedir on my NFS server, I had no idea what to do with so much as 80 GBs. So I thought I might as well have 2 GBs of swap. Nothing better to do with all that space anyway.

    I've got 512 MBs of RAM, and I'm usually using around 300-400 MBs of swap.

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