RE: >64M RAM, 256kB cache.. will I have problems?

Patrick Cole (
Sun, 14 Dec 1997 01:58:01 +1100 (EST)

On 13-Dec-97 Bjarni R. Einarsson wrote:
>I'm currently running a Pentium machine (Linux 2.0.32) with 128M of RAM, but
>only 256k of cache memory. I've seen documentation saying that I'll need at
>least 512k of cache.
>Well, my system seems to work.. what sort of problems can I expect? Will it
>be anything more serious than a performance hit due to cache misses?
>The system seems to run fine (and yes, I've used well over 64M at once).

Running 64M on an intel chipset with only 256k greatly decreases the
performance of the ram, nothing more.

Patrick Cole <>
Date: 01:58:01, 14-Dec-97