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Added another 512MB...
Authored by: aalegado on Oct 23, '01 01:00:27AM

With prices so low ($59 in this case) I added a second 512MB DIMM just because. I was curious as to whether I'd encounter the same problem as before when I had to resort to resetting the motherboard to get it to recognize the first 512MB DIMM.

This time around the DIMM went in without a hitch. My system now has 1.5GB composed of 2 256MB DIMMs and 2512MB DIMMs. Those latter two happen to be the exact same model from the exact same manufacturer but purchased from two different vendors and are PC133 devices with 2-2-2 timing.

I'm running OS X 10.1 and have not noticed any performance improvement which tells me that for my mix of apps and processes, 1.1GB is sufficient. What strikes me is that my system still uses a swapfile albeit only one where, in the distant past (10.0 through 10.0.2) I've noticed two or even three 80,000,000 block swapfiles.



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