Re: Re: Best Windows for Mma 2.2.2????
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- Subject: [mg2210] Re: [mg2176] Re: Best Windows for Mma 2.2.2????
- From: lmlars01 at homer.louisville.edu (Lee Larson)
- Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 11:53:46 -0400
>In article <44mhpn$etu at ralph.vnet.net>, olee at ripco.com (O. Lee) writes: >|> I have 8MB RAM with a ram doubler (~16MB). > >Never heard of such a thing, what does it do ? >(same thing as stacker but for RAM?) >Where can it be obtained ? Experiences ? RAMDoubler has been available on the Macintosh for a few years and recently made the leap to Windows. I've been using it on several Macs, and am quite pleased with it there. I've no experience with it under Windows. What it does is look for code and data segments in RAM which have not been accessed in a while, and it compresses them. If this compression is not enough to achieve the necessary doubling of apparent RAM, it makes up the rest with disk space. On the Mac, it is quite transparent and apparently rock solid. My Macintosh, which has 20 MB of real RAM, acts as though it has 40 MB. There are some limitations, however. It works best when there are several programs contending for the available RAM instead of one big program. This is because with one big program, there are less likely to be unused code and data areas in RAM which can be compressed, so it has to use disk space, which is much slower. I find that with 20 MB of real RAM, I can run Mma, an X-server (MacX), TeX (Textures), Eudora and several useful utilities all at the same time, giving each generous helpings of RAM, and still don't hit the hard drive much. Lee Larson <<< lmlars01 at homer.louisville.edu >>> (502)852-6826 Department of Mathematics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292