Kevin Vance - Use video RAM as swap space. Mind: blown.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007
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[User Picture]From: rspeed
2007-10-11 05:48 pm (UTC)

That's fucking cool!
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2007-10-11 08:22 pm (UTC)
When you run out of memory, it swaps stuff out of RAM to disk, which is really slow. That's what causes thrashing when you're using too much memory.

If you're not using your video RAM for anything else, you can set it up as a disk. Very fast video RAM = better performance when you run out of memory. Pretty much only for hackers, since if it was a business system, you'd just buy more memory anyway :P
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From: preshgsi
2007-10-11 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I read about this the other day. It's neat!
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[User Picture]From: pyrop
2007-10-11 11:00 pm (UTC)
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