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From: Gary Robertshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Marie T. <MPennay@prodigy.net> > > > Ha! I wondered about more memory. Someone, who should know, > > said that above 128 it seemed to start slowing the PC down. > > Marie, > Don't believe a word of it. That story came from the P233 and under era, > where most chipsets wouldn't allow L2 caching of memory over 64 MB, which > supposedly would actually slow things down. In reality, even that was not > true, as I did actual tests using all sorts of applications. More memory > improves overall performance, period. > > Unfortunately, this 'performance hit' story was given widespread > distribution by some very knowledgeable people who just never actually > tested it. > > Gary I had a P100 upgraded over 64mb, & there was a definite slowdown in some applications - Mainly those that didn't use large amounts of memory, but used it intensively. Programs like photoshop did not slow, because before this they were swapping to disk, & even with the 30% performance hit of un-cached RAM, it was still many times faster than accessing the hard drive. The problem never affected PII or PIII chips though. Matthew Taylor - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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