OT, but info needed: RAM uprade

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Thu Dec 24 15:57:54 1998

<The biggest thing you mention is CACHE. Try it on a 386 without cache.
<I'm amazed how much cache improves the performance of a 486 or Pentium.
<I ran a Cyrix 586/133 without internal and external cache and it ran
<Unix slower than a 386SX/25.

Cache, is a big plus on any system where main memory is slower than the cpu
memory cycle. Even teh fasest machine without cache is going slow terribly
as it has to wait for ram and even fast parts are sub 40mhz under most

The old -11s benefitted as the Ram(semi) or Core was very slow, typically
0.400 to 1.8uS so that was always a limit.

Received on Thu Dec 24 1998 - 15:57:54 GMT

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