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June 26th, 2009
June 26th, 2009
June 26th, 2009
June 26th, 2009
June 26th, 2009

[User Picture]11:43 am - And wow... 8GB is an odd upgrade for memory on a laptop.
It's... less that software can run faster that I've seen, and more that suddenly... the hard drive just Stays Off even when I'm intensively gaming. Played TF2 for 2 hours, the hard drive never spun up until I exited the game and loaded Chrome which can easilly top a gig of RAM usage in very short order. That's... kinda freaky, but also shows an SSD isn't that needed just yet for laptops, at least for those that can just shove so much RAM at a problem as to make it go away. In this case... MONDO disk cache and keeping all your gaming settings stored on an on-line server instead of on the local machine, which the Steam Cloud allows for.

So... yeah, TF2 at 960x600 w/ 16:4x MSAA for more than 2 hours on battery without any power alerts or anything is kinda nice. Left 4 Dead I can cheat: Cat all the resource files before I load the game, level loads are FAST. =O.o= Like... CPU-limited fast on single-player mode.

Now to go tinker with VMWare more... can finally start working on building out a good set of front/back-end VM's w/ HA support from the load balancer back and including MemCacheD support across the board as well for a side-project I want to work on.0 commentsLeave a comment
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