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Frogmarch 2002 - Whitby
tobyaw
I think my new computer has more RAM than every other computer I’ve ever owned put together.
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I think my new computer has Moore RAM than every other computer I’ve ever owned put together.

There, fixed that for you ;-)

Very good!

I’d like to be able to say that my previous machine had a capacity of 8GB RAM, but I think the last three computers I bought all topped out at 2GB. This is quite a jump forward.

Rather bizarrely, the MBPs we both had actually have a 3 Gb limit (due to being 32 bit processors with 1 Gb out of the 4 Gb hardware address space being reserved for things like the graphics chipset). The Core 2 Duo model that followed it has a 36 bit memory space instead, eliminating that constraint.

The really weird thought that struck me is that my latest machine has as many gigabytes of RAM than my first machine had kilobytes - and is within 10% of having as much RAM as my first HDD-equipped machine had hard drive storage, as well as more L1 CPU cache than the first 3 machines had RAM.

So, with all the extra power, why does software still take almost as long to load now as it did a decade ago...?

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