IS future proofing RAM worth it ? 32gb ram ?



  • I'm a single user and currently my memory usage is around  25% - %30  of 8129 MB.

    I'm worried about this and last week I went ahead and ordered another 8gb.

    Would it be worth it to buy another 16gb (2x8gb)  to fill the empty slots  ?
    ECC memory isn't cheap either which is why I'm curious if its even worth it.



  • I am a single user as well and currently use 22% of 512MB. What is eating all your memory?



  • 512mb ram ???Wow!!! you probably don't run any packages.

    I'm running both snort and suricata.  Depending on settings they will eat all 8gb ram and 16gb of swap.



  • I'm running both snort and suricata.  Depending on settings they will eat all 8gb ram and 16gb of swap.

    I think you've (partially) answered your own question.
    Depending on how much work you're willing to do to manage your Snort/Suricata setup you'll either be fine or will never have enough RAM  ;)

    I'd move the discussion over to the IDS/IPS section and see what the current best practices/expectations are.


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