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From:Derick H Siddoway Date:March 19 1999 8:45pm
Subject:Re: fastCPU vs moreRAM
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Oops.  My memory of this is certainly faulty then...
But it was a 386-class machine with a lot of memory (heck, it
may have been 16M, now that I'm doubting my memory) that beat
out a Pentium-class machine with nearly no memory.




From:	kpielorz%tdx.co.uk@Internet on 03/19/99 09:49 AM
To:	Derick H Siddoway/TC/TRS/American Express@AMEX
cc:	scottm%phoenix.net@Internet, mysql%lists.mysql.com@Internet 
Subject:	Re: fastCPU vs moreRAM


Derick H Siddoway wrote:

> As an extreme case, a couple of years ago I ran some informal
> tests on a 386sx with 128MB of RAM versus a pentium200 with 8MB
> of RAM, and the 386 won almost every time.

You sure that was a 386sx? - They only had 24 bit address busses = 2^24 = 16Mb
of RAM max... :-(

I still agree though - with most Databases more RAM = better... Most O/S's
(and even Mysql) provide performance monitors for watching what the machines
processes are doing (i.e. excessive swapping, disk access etc.)

-Karl

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