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Thread: What would be better for my server/gateway?




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    Which one of the these configs:

    P3 450@553MHz
    256MB PC-133 SDRAM

    OR

    P3 450@553MHz
    384MB PC-100 SDRAM

    Currently it has 256MB PC-133 , but I have another 128MB stick of PC-100. But by adding it I'd lose 33MHz off my RAM clock and it may effect my OC.

    Keep in mind its a server/gateway running a stripped down Redhat Linux 7.3 setup , no GUI. The most intensive thing it does it support a CS now and again. Would I gain from the extra 128MB of RAM even though it would slow the rest down or should I stay with the faster RAM but less of it?
    AMD Thunderbird AXIA 1000MHz @ 1400MHz
    MSI K7T266 Pro2
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    1024MB PC2100 DDR (2-2-2)
    Leadtek Geforce 3 TD - 210/500
    Soundblaster Live!
    Plextor 16x10x40x
    20GB WD 7200RPM ATA66
    40GB WD 7200RPM ATA133
    60GB Maxtor 7200RPM ATA100
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    Even tho it would bring the RAM speed down to PC-100?
    AMD Thunderbird AXIA 1000MHz @ 1400MHz
    MSI K7T266 Pro2
    Globalwin FOP-38 w/Delta
    1024MB PC2100 DDR (2-2-2)
    Leadtek Geforce 3 TD - 210/500
    Soundblaster Live!
    Plextor 16x10x40x
    20GB WD 7200RPM ATA66
    40GB WD 7200RPM ATA133
    60GB Maxtor 7200RPM ATA100
    Enlight Case / 17" Hansol Monitor

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    i think that would still be better, even if it cut your overclock, as far as I know, the more RAM for a server, the better. But im no server expert, so i may be wrong

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    I would also go for the one with more RAM.

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    If it is going to run Linux, don't worry about the extra ram. Unless you are going to run a bloated firewall, or other software, you will never need the extra ram.

    I personally would try to stick with the PC133, and since ram is so ridiculously cheap, pick up another 256 MB stick (PC133) for like 15$ USD

    I might be splitting hairs, but a gateway needs to be quick (ram wise) I don't know how many computers are on your network, but if there are many being used at once, a gateway needs to be as quick and agile as possible. The extra performance from the OC'd processor isn't even as important as the fast ram in my opinion.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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    i have a packard bell P75 32 meg of ram the motherboard is as slow as hell no onboard cache etc but i use it as my gateway have 3 computers going thru it with no speed loss at at all i purchased the all singing all dancein machine back in 95 when broadband was a pipe dream for most of us cost me 1700 as i remember

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    My firewall/gateways is a 386-16mhz Compaq in a slim case with 2 ISA NICs and 16 MB of RAM which I have 4 PCs and 2 laptops going through it to get on the internet.. Coyote Linux is cool, boots from a floppy.

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