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Author Topic: swap size(solved)  (Read 776 times)

danthemannewtolinux

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swap size(solved)
« on: February 20, 2012, 04:35:14 am »

Hey everyone, I have a question about swap size, I am about to reinstall vector today because i never set up my home folder correctly(i want it bigger as i dl alot of movies and it's a hassle to mount my other partition  all the time) and i want to know if there would be any advantage to me having a swap file larger than twice my ram, i have a p3 sony vaio, with 512mb of ram, like if i make it 3x the size of my ram instead of two, will there be any difference or noticeable improvement ?
« Last Edit: February 20, 2012, 12:34:06 pm by danthemannewtolinux »
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nightflier

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Re: swap size
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 07:34:24 am »

Increasing swap that much would not noticably improve performance. I'd say keep it at 2x.
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MikeCindi

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Re: swap size
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 08:06:50 am »

I agree with nightflier you will not likely see performance improvement.
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danthemannewtolinux

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Re: swap size
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 12:33:31 pm »

ok, thanks, that's what i'll do ;D
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