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Re: [K12OSN] Client Ram



On 5/23/07, Kemp, Levi <lnkemp bolivar k12 mo us> wrote:
I've got a lab full of iPaqs (500MHz) that I'm pulling all the hard drives from to use for LTSP. The drives are going to go out to teacher computers that are in desperate need of a new drive, the iPaq drives were bought last year. I'm also considering filling the iPaqs with 32MB sticks of Ram. They have two slots so I'd get 64 in there, or I could use a 64 and a 32 to get 96. Right now most have 192 or 256 using 128 and 64 sticks. I'd like to know what you all think about it, I haven't seem much difference running 64 vs 256, and the teachers computers could really use the boost to handle XP.


Go with 64+32. With only 64 you sometimes go into swap on the client
when using firefox. And if swap is not enabled, they reboot. At least
that's what I experienced. I was using 24 bit color on the clients.
After adding more ram (128) they never rebooted. If you mix 32+64
sticks, make sure they are compatible speed wise. The 64 may be 100Mhz
capable while the 32 may not. Depends if the 500Mhz cpu is a celeron
or PIII. If it's a celery then you probably won't have a problem since
they operate at 66Mhz FSB. If they have cdrom drives use memtest (on
the 1st install cd) to test one box. It's a boot parameter.
boot: memtest86
or
boot: memtest
You can also get it onto a floppy.

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Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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