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I'm managing a MySQL server for testing purposes, and I was wondering if I can utilize the 4GB RAM available on the machine to improve MySQL's performance without doing any code changes.

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Use MySQLTuner(High-performance MySQL optimization script).

# wget
--2011-01-31 06:49:46--
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 39054 (38K) [text/plain]
Saving to: `'

100%[==============================================================================================================================>] 39,054      54.6K/s   in 0.7s    

2011-01-31 06:49:49 (54.6 KB/s) - `' saved [39054/39054]

# perl

 >>  MySQLTuner 1.0.1 - Major Hayden <>
 >>  Bug reports, feature requests, and downloads at
 >>  Run with '--help' for additional options and output filtering
Please enter your MySQL administrative login: root
Please enter your MySQL administrative password: 
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wget and run it with perl It was written by Major Hayden to suggest database optimizations.

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