AW: [MPlayer-users] k62/500 / 256mb ram not enough for dvd-playback?

justin case justin_case at
Thu Apr 3 10:06:15 CEST 2003

>D Richard Felker III wrote:
>> Actually, in your case, it may make it slower... Most Super7
>> motherboards (used with K6) have an idiotic design flaw where they
>> cannot cache memory above 128 megs, so your system would probably get
>> a lot faster if you dropped down at only 128 megs of ram instead of
>> 256.
>You've told this so many times that today I decided to investigate this.
>I have a VIA MVP3 chipset with 192Mb RAM.
>A quick benchmark with different memory sizes (mem= option passed on boot)
>showed that I got a whooping 18% performance increase with 128Mb RAM:

wow! good job ;) - i'll have to try that. 

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