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    How much swap space is good?

    Hi everybody. I have a system with 8 G RAM with Windows 7 already installed. I used manual partitioning option during ubuntu install. I read somewhere that u have to give swap space x0.5, x1, x1.5 or x2 your RAM. But i think during the partitioning i messed up with the numbers so now i have 7.45 G of swap space so it is not exactly x1 my RAM. Will it have any influence on the performance or anything?

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    Re: How much swap space is good?

    Hello ,

    With that much of a system memory 8 GB , practically you dont need a swap space to run your application and processes .Still swap is needed when you suspend your activities to disk(system hybernation) .

    The convention says you should allocate 2x of RAM memory to swap in order systems .I feel 1 GB of swap would suffice .
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    Re: How much swap space is good?

    yeah i understand that it is ok to give the swap space less then your ram but what i mean does it have to be in EXACT proprtion like x0.5, x1 etc etc?

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    Re: How much swap space is good?

    It is not an issue if you have allocated swap other than proprtion like x0.5, x1 etc .
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    Re: How much swap space is good?

    thanks man cause im kinda obsessive persone when something goes not by the book

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