I finally made the step and bought myself a 16GB RAM kit for my workstation!

8GB of RAM was fine for almost everything. But I had to use a swap file relatively often.
Swap files are great and all but they can really degrade the lifespan of your SSD :(.

@techit It depends on the workflow you’re in :). If you need more than 16GB of RAM on a general basis you should keep it. If not delete it :D.

Generally speaking: you don’t need swap with 16GB of RAM if all you do is gaming, browsing the web, coding and other generic stuff.

@Ghosty yes this is my usage,
I know sudo swapoff -a works fine, but how could I disable it completely by default, and be able to turn it on back manually if there is something?

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..