It depends on your hard drive specs. In general a virtural memory is about 100 times slower than physical RAM. Plus it wears out your hard drive. That's why it is always better to have more physical RAM (if your system is constantly using the virtural memory). For most applications (standard office tasks, games, etc.) 512 to 1024MB of RAM is plenty (unless your running them all at the same time) and you can get away with a relatively small swap file.
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8/25/03 at 8:37pm