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My server has...

Processor(s)      Dual (2x) Intel Xeon 2GHz 5130 Dual Core 64-Bit Processors - 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB
Memory          4GB RAM (4x 1GB PC2-5300) - 8 slots on motherboard
Hard Drive(s)    Four (4) Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drives  

I'm wondering if I should change any memory settings for MySQL. Currently there is no limit on MySQL connections... the settings are all default.

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I would highly recommend you check out http://www.day32.com/MySQL/ and http://blog.mysqltuner.com/ who both provide scripts that can help you analyze and perform some basic tweaking to MySQL.

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+1 The default configuration is never quite right for production and mysqltuner is a great resource. –  danlefree Aug 14 '10 at 11:29

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