This is for a server running Ubuntu Server 10.10.
The server is an old desktop PC. It had 2 sticks of 256 MB of 182-pin DDR 400 MHz RAM in it (total 512 MB of RAM).
I just ordered a 1 GB stick of compatible RAM for the machine (now would have a total of 1.25 GB of RAM).
A friend told me that it might run better if I removed both sticks of 256 MB RAM and used just the 1 GB stick I will be receiving. This seems counterintuitive since then there would only be 1 GB of RAM instead of 1.25; is it possible that it would be better to run with 1 GB or is he totally wrong?
Thanks for the help.