Re: Memory question

James Corey ( )
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 16:09:40 -0400

How is not caching all that extra RAM such a bad thing?

I thought you cached to HD because you didn't have enough "real" RAM for
your apps to run in, so you swapped them out as needed. Having 128 or
especially 512MB of RAM sure sounds like you might have enough to me. I do
understand that it would be desirable for all RAM to be cachable, but what
is the big drawback? Is it not being able to have your webserver pull a
page right from memory, or does it affect program execution in some other way?

At 14:23 07/24/97 -0400, you wrote:
>From looking at the Intel web site the only chipset that supports > 64
>MB cache is the HX chipset. The TX only supports up to 64MB. Look at the
>developer resoures pages I don't have the exact URL handy.