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#1 intaki

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:58 PM

Do you have to reactivate powerboost after removing the flashdrive?

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:46 PM

Powerboost...as in Comcast powerboost? The temporary increase in download speed on the

front end of large downloads?


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

Peace:
This is called Readyboost in Windows. I am trying to use a flashdrive to speed up my machine.
OS is Ubuntu 12.04LTS.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:34 PM

Okay...so you created a swap file on a flash drive and you are asking if you remove the

flash drive if Ubuntu will find the flash drive and use it as swap automatically without you

recreating the swap file on the flash drive when you plug it back in....right?


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:44 PM

Peace

Thanks for your response. I am an Absolute Beginner so

please bear with me.

Yes. I created the swap file. When I reboot,  Ubuntu

recognizes the drive in the home folder. I am supposed

to have 512MB Ram, but machine recognizes 432MB.

My plan was to use the powerboost flashdrive(4g) to

speed things up.

I am floundering around in the Ubuntu Sea, but i'm

keeping my head up. aki



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

The only thing I can think of is that your comp assigns the "missing" 80mb to the graphics hardware.

 

I looked at another topic of yours and see that your comp is a Dell Optiplex GX110. Checking

at Crucial, 512mb of RAM is all your GX110 will support. That nixes my suggesting you get more RAM.

 

You haven't said whether or not the swap file you created on the flash drive is being used by Ubuntu.

 

 
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:01 AM

Peace

this computer is K8V-MX series.. The gx110 is recycled.

How can I tell if the swap file is being used? in sysinfo, the

Memory Info shows- Memory Total 432 MiB 16% free

                                 Swap total 661MiB  62% free


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

I don't know how to tell for sure which swap file is being used...hdd or flash drive

 

K8V-MX series seems to be part of an Asus mother board model. Looking at a couple of

those your mother board may support up to 2 GB of memory. That would be the best

way to increase your comp's efficiency...speed.

 

To verify the above you can have Crucial to scan your comp and recommend memory.

You will need to run the scan in Windows...not Ubuntu.

Use the Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer


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