XO-1.75 RAM

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Wed Apr 13 20:36:10 EDT 2011

On 14 April 2011 06:16, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
>> Might 1GB of RAM  become a performance bottleneck?
> I myself am skeptical of efforts to use the OLPC where a desktop system
> might be more effective.  I've run various large applications on an XO-1.5
> system, and have not myself experienced "memory shortage".
> Unless the RAM chips on the XO-1.75 are socketed (and thus easily
> replaceable), it seems to me that it would be easier to add swap space
> (rather than RAM) to those systems used to run particularly memory-hungry
> applications (such as video editing).

Flash storage is mush slower than spinning hard drives and wears out
far more quickly. I don't think using flash for swap is a good idea.

More RAM can be used for write caching, which can greatly improve
performance (depending on the load).


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