William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Thu Jul 26 08:29:56 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 06:25 -0400, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 13:36 +0530, Indunil Jayasooriya wrote:
> > I am still runnig Redhat 9 box with sendmail and squid. It is quite
> > slow. It has only 128 MB RAM. So I upgraded it to 512 MB RAM. Now, It
> > is running with 512 MB RAM. But, It is still slow. No progress has
> > been achived. Some users say it is slower than before. Actually, I
> > also have noticed it is NOW SLOWER than before. WHY IS THAT? 
> Because the machine doesn't have enough cache memory to cover all 512
> MB.

BINGO! For example, one of my old machines is a PC-CHIPS M-571(?). It is
known to run fastest with max ram of 256MB or less, due to the cache

> > SHOULD I NEED TO RECOMPILE THE KERNEL as I installed a new 512 MB RAM ? 
> No, you should get a more modern machine with more cache memory (as well
> as update the OS). Wonders are being worked with P3s, P4s, and Semprons
> these days.
> <snip sig stuff>

Like the others have said, wrong list, more detail is needed and I add
Google is your friend. If your mobo is like mine, there is information
about it on the web.


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