Problems with machine response and large amounts of RAM

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I have over 64 MB in my Pentium or greater machine. However, it seems sluggish when doing anything. If I tell Linux to use only 64 MB with the mem=64M option in lilo.conf file and rerun lilo -V, it seems to speed up the machine. What is going on and can I do anything about it?

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Problems with machine response and large amounts of RAM

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Linux is a kind of operating system that runs in a machine without depending on its hardware requirement.  Linux is a platform independent operating system. That’s why it runs in all machines without looking what hardware it has.

It can synchronize machines hardware nicely. When it found 64 MB of RAM it uses all of it for run its primary and temporary programs. So there was no space for run other application program smoothly.

But when we use “lilo.conf and lilo –V “ operating system keeps free space for application more than before. That’s why system runs much faster than before.

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Problems with machine response and large amounts of RAM

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I’m not familiar with Linux operating system but using only 64 MB of RAM, I think is very small if you want your system to work much faster. Adding more RAM on your machine will greatly improve its performance.

But with that amount of RAM installed on your CPU, you can still improve your computer’s performance by doing a regular maintenance on your machine. Like for example, set a regular schedule for your computer’s regular maintenance.

In doing the maintenance, you need to check your computer. Update your antivirus then run a full system scan on your computer. Check your computer for any possible errors.

Any errors in the hard drive’s file system can slow the execution of the applications. Use a disk utility application when checking your computer. Do a disk cleanup on your hard drive. And most importantly, don’t forget to defrag your hard drive to improve the data access in your computer.

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