What makes you think I can afford toast???
that’s another Luxury!
… on the order…
4GB [2x2GB] DDR2-667 (PC2-5300) RAM Memory Upgrade Kit for the Dell Optiplex 740
I think I may be able to combine the 2 currently there and get a total of 6 GB with the 4 GB modules in slot a&b and the 2 GB in the remaining 2 slots. I used to do that with Dell office machines back in the '90’s,
when I worked as an IT tech. (but with smaller ram sizes) It’s been a while though… Yikes! 27 years already???
I followed Joe Collins advice, and have already reduced swappiness to 10 have not reduced cache pressure yet
clearing cache, is a daily task for me.
I did run the 3 “systemd” commands and copied their output for comparison.
Will do the rest when ram arrives, and will check back then