[mythtv-users] Still setting up XMLTV

Barry Martin barry3martin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 13:53:36 UTC 2021

Hi Lloyd!

> Huh, RAM. I've never given any thought to the RAM on this machine. I
> just made sure it has huge storage. It has 8GB, but it could use up to
> 32. RAM is cheap.? How much should I have?

Fill it up! You may be better off to remove your original 8 GB to 
replace with faster RAM (the 2666, 3200, numbers) Check with your 
(motherboard’s) manual for the maximum speed your system can use. Also 
make sure to get the correct type (the DDR4, DDR3 thing). The kits (2x) 
are matched sets so try not to mix them up when installaing (se you 
manual for what memory slots are paired).

I generally go to Crucial.com to get an idea of what I can use then 
check prices – sometimes I buy direct, sometimes other sites.

With the ‘full RAM’ you might find your system is overall faster. On the 
Status > Information >Machine Status page (Backend or Frontend) you’ll 
see statistics for RAM and Swap usage. Ideally you want 0 Swap usage. 
RAM will look like near 100% usage: it’s the actual stuff put into 
memory plus disk cache. I found this webage 
https://www.linuxatemyram.com/ <https://www.linuxatemyram.com/> helpful 
to explain.

I’ve ben following your thread because I’m attepting to build a new 
Backend and also having XMLTV problems. The hints you’re being given are 
helpful to me but also not quite there; I may be posting my own inquiry 


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