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4. Memory Hacks > Introduction: Hacks #30-39

Introduction: Hacks #30-39

A fast CPU has a voracious appetite for instructions and data. Instructions and data come to the CPU (through two or more layers of caching) from the main RAM on the system board. Optimizing the timing and performance of the memory systems can keep your hungry CPU sated.

Before you get concerned with memory performance, you may have an issue or three with the amount of RAM your hardware or operating system can support. Even if you can’t kick your memory’s performance up a notch or two, you can learn how to make the most of what you have by taming your operating system.


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