OT, but info needed: RAM uprade

From: dave dameron <ddameron_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sun Dec 27 16:55:27 1998

At 04:15 PM 12/27/98 -0500, Allison wrote:
><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!

Yes it did it with 8M, and sometimes now with 16Mb. The last was with some
of the very interesting Moffett field computer museum images.
By the way, I found the 1975 Volume of the UK journal "Radio and Electronic
Engineering". Several interesting 25 year review articles under the title
"25th anniversary of the stored program computer" Yes, maybe many will
dispute the 25 years.
Some of the articles so far I don't exactly agree, such as valves started to
decline (number in service) by 1950. The era of the transistor was from 1950
to 1964, etc.
><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.

Yes still cache just not (double) buffering. With the IDE hardware, may be
called triple buffering. The HD never seemed to stop!
Received on Sun Dec 27 1998 - 16:55:27 GMT

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