Thursday, December 21, 2017

Linux - Doubling memory doubles speed

Yeah!  My son's mswin gaming machine blew up (4 years old) and I got all the ddr3 memory.  You can't build a new gaming computer with that junk any more.  It needs ddr4 memory, a Ryzen chip, and new graphics card.

My linux computers are fine with that memory.  Anyway, I was processing humongous videos with Handbrake and they would take 30 hours, as I would recompress them to h265.  Now the time is cut in half when I increased the memory from 8 to 16 gigs.  Handbrake uses all the processors, so it must be memory limited. 

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