[TriLUG] Minimum usable laptop memory for linux
jbrigman at nc.rr.com
Tue Mar 1 19:40:47 EST 2005
I'm using an equivalent laptop as my main system at the moment - a Dell
Latitude C600. PIII 750Mhz, 256MB RAM. It runs CentOS OK. It's not
speedy, but definitely quick enough to be usable. I had the same issue
when I started out with it - loaded up RedHat w/64MB RAM and it fell
over. Adding two 128MB sticks did the trick.
I'm using GNOME with it, and it eats most all of the RAM. I've got about
10% left and it goes into swapping. 512MB and a newer, faster HDD would
make the machine perform comfortably.
I use it as a training machine, for which it is excellent. The small
size and easy-to-read screen are a big asset for learning with a book.
> > I've got a surplus Thinkpad (A21e) which currently has 64MB of RAM.
> > I installed FC3 on it and it boots, but runs out of memory, if I try
> > to run an application or two. Is it worth it to add more memory?
> > The max this little puppy can hold is 256MB, it has two sockets for
> > either 64MB or 128MB PC100 SODIMMs.
> > Would adding 128MB to get 192MB be reasonable? If not would
> > replacing the existing module with two 128MB modules to get 256MB be
> > acceptable? Anyone know where I can get these modules cheap?
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