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How much PowerMac RAM for 3.0?

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  • Subject: [mg5643] How much PowerMac RAM for 3.0?
  • From: murray at (Murray Eisenberg)
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 21:05:05 -0500
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In a student lab of several dozen Power Macintosh computers we want to
upgrade from Mathematica 2.2 to 3.0.  A Wolfram techie suggested 32 MB
RAM to run with reasonable speed (to avoid excessive swapping to
virtual memory).  Unfortunately, our machines all have 16 MB, and even
at today's RAM prices, upgrading all those machines is a decidedly
non-trivial expense.

Have you any experience to report on the adequacy or inadequacy of 16
MB for 3.0 on Power Macs -- especially in a student lab setting?

  Murray Eisenberg                       Internet:  murray at
  Mathematics & Statistics Dept.            Voice:  413-545-2859 (W)
  University of Massachusetts                       413-549-1020 (H)
  Amherst, MA 01003                           Fax:  413-545-1801

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