Re: Really, REALLY slow computer

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Billy Davis wrote:
> We had this same problem 18 months ago with RHEL 3.  Turns out it was a
> memory problem.   As long as we ran with 512MB, everything ran fast and
> fine.  But, when we increased the memory to 1GB and higher, something
> happened to slow the system to aan unbelievable crawl.  Seems like there
> was a bios upgrade from Intel that fixed the problem.
> Bdavis
That sounds like a version of this problem: (from memory.txt in the
kernel docs...)

3) There are some motherboards that will not cache above
   a certain quantity of memory.  If you have one of these
   motherboards, your system will be SLOWER, not faster
   as you add more memory.  Consider exchanging your


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