Need advice

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sat Sep 11 08:37:25 PDT 2004

Bill Schmitt (SW) wrote:
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> Considering all of that, my questions are:
> - Am I being unrealistic in choosing a machine with a 300MHz processor?

No.  But a faster CPU wouldn't hurt, either.

> - If I add another 128MB of memory, should I expect to see a dramatic 
> improvement?

Adding more memory is probably the most cost-effective way of improving 

> - Could the graphics adapter itself be the bottleneck?

Yes.  A video card with 2MB of RAM is obsolete by today's standards.

> - If I picked up a newer graphics adapter that was supported by xorg, 
> would a switch to 5.x and/or xorg be expected to pick up the speed a bit?

A switch to 5.x is likely to slow things down.  Switching to xorg might help a 


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