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 Post subject: RAM in Linux
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:33 pm 
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Does 32-Bit Linux have the same 4 GB RAM cap as Windows 32-Bit?


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 Post subject: Re: RAM in Linux
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:27 am 
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Yes, because it's a hardware cap. Nothing in software will fix it.


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 Post subject: Re: RAM in Linux
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:13 am 
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Unless like Win you run a 64-bit Linux derivative kernel.


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 Post subject: Re: RAM in Linux
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:23 am 
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If you're wondering if it'll have the mysterious ~3GB cap that Windows experiences (where somewhere between 3GB-3.5GB is actually usable even if you have 4GB installed), then yes, Linux will have that same problem. Every device on your computer takes up memory addresses, because if you want to simplify your system, everyone shares the same address space (besides, when we finally went to 32-bit as an option in 1995, most of the world had like 16MB of RAM or less). So if you have a 512MB video card and you run 32-bit Linux, chances are you'll only have 3.5GB minus some change available to it.


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 Post subject: Re: RAM in Linux
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Thanks for all the info. I guess it is time to move on to Linux 64-Bit.


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 Post subject: Re: RAM in Linux
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:05 am 
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If you need a recommendation, PCLinuxOS. We are in final prep and about to drop the x64 kernel in the desktop flavor of your choosing with a MiniME derivative too.


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