Re: Memory upgrade causes slowdown; why?

H. Peter Anvin (
26 Oct 1996 02:43:49 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Mike Jagdis <>
In newsgroup:
> Check your motherboard manual. It sounds like it is only caching the
> lower 16MB, either because of a setup option or because of a lack
> of cache memory.
> Incidentally when I get my new page allocation finished it will, as
> a side effect, help such systems since it tends to focus usage on the
> DMA-able memory which, on an ISA class machine, is the lower 16MB.

The way to use such a system is probably to assign the high RAM to a
RAMdisk and use it as a swap device...


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