When I suspend my computer it stores everything on RAM on hard-disk and reloads it back to RAM when I start my computer again does this data gets stored in SWAP area ? will having a 1 GB swap partition going to help lower suspend and resume time ?



No, a larger swap partition will not boost performance. When you suspend / hibernate, you copy the information RAM <--> Swap, so performance is dependent on the quantity of information you are working with, not the size of the swap.

  • Bodhi is right. More swap is mainly an advantage if you sometimes run out of memory and for whatever reason can't/haven't installed more RAM. But in this case, more RAM is better performance-wise. – Scott Severance Dec 11 '11 at 10:26
  • Suspend[-to-RAM] does not a swap at all – Lekensteyn Dec 11 '11 at 11:45
  • A good rule-of-thumb is to have at least as much swap as memory (for hibernate in particular). – user8290 Dec 11 '11 at 14:57

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