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narya
2004-09-01, 21:35
> I'm looking for input on server hardware. My SlimServer is currently
> running under Windows XP Pro, with about 14,000 songs. It's a
> P4 1.8 GH, with 512 MB RAM, but I still get drop-outs when I search
> or do something similarly intensive on the web interface. Slim also
> uses so much memory on that machine that it's torture to use it for
> anything else.

If you're hesitant to spend money on new hardware, just try an upgrade
to 1 GB of RAM. I'm currently working all day on a similar machine
(Athlon XP 1800+, 1 GB RAM, Win XP) and Slimserver 5.2.1 with 13.000
songs is running constantly in the background without serious
performance issues.

Only if that doesn't help, look for the extra server/Mac.

Alexander.

Jonathan Miller
2004-09-01, 21:44
Sounds like a great excuse to buy the G5, I'm liking the look of the
new iMac...wonder how that would perform as a server....

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 08:35:10 +0400, narya <forum (AT) narya (DOT) de> wrote:
> > I'm looking for input on server hardware. My SlimServer is currently
> > running under Windows XP Pro, with about 14,000 songs. It's a
> > P4 1.8 GH, with 512 MB RAM, but I still get drop-outs when I search
> > or do something similarly intensive on the web interface. Slim also
> > uses so much memory on that machine that it's torture to use it for
> > anything else.
>
> If you're hesitant to spend money on new hardware, just try an upgrade
> to 1 GB of RAM. I'm currently working all day on a similar machine
> (Athlon XP 1800+, 1 GB RAM, Win XP) and Slimserver 5.2.1 with 13.000
> songs is running constantly in the background without serious
> performance issues.
>
> Only if that doesn't help, look for the extra server/Mac.
>
> Alexander.
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