OT, but info needed: RAM uprade

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sun Dec 27 15:15:02 1998

<Yes. I've been using a 386DX with 128k cache with Win3.1 and Netscape 3.0.
<Doesn't seem significantly slower than my friend's P90 with W95. Sometimes
<Netscape crashes with some .JPG files (GP fault in the VGA driver) and I
<have to start over.

Either buggy VGA driver or not enough ram. I found NS would do that with
8mb and with 12mb it wouldn't!

<Haven't tried much newer, it doesn't seem right to require a 300MHz
<processor and 64MB ram to mostly read email, much less type mail messages!
<I did adjust several things, like remove smartdrv's "buffering" for the HD,

You do want it to cache on read from the HD, it helps. The exception is
with some IDE and SCSI drives there is hardware caching and smartdrv
just adds software to slow things down.

Received on Sun Dec 27 1998 - 15:15:02 GMT

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