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RE: Using all of 4GB RAM... questions and Vista versus Linux...





--- On Wed, 10/1/08, bruce <bedouglas earthlink net> wrote:

> From: bruce <bedouglas earthlink net>
> Subject: RE: Using all of 4GB RAM... questions and Vista versus Linux...
> To: "'Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora.'" <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 4:37 PM
> i don't know the guts of fedora/rh... but i would
> imagine that a chunk of
> the mem space is reserved for system operational functions.
> as a result, the
> mem space that you, the app has, is the mem that's left
> over for apps to
> play in..
> 
> the reserved mem space might be used for swap, mem
> checking, error checking,
> os kernel functions, etc...
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Mike
> Chambers
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 9:33 AM
> To: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for
> using Fedora.
> Subject: Re: Using all of 4GB RAM... questions and Vista
> versus Linux...
> 
> 
> On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 11:17 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
> 
> > Maybe someone can word this better than I but here it
> goes. The memory
> > limit is not really tied to the OS "TYPE"
> (i.e. Windows XP/Vista,
> > Linux, etc) but more to the architecture (32-bit vs.
> 64-bit). As far
> > as I'm aware, all 32-bit OS's will have this
> limitation and all 64-bit
> > OS's will not. You can get Windows XP, Vista or
> Linux in both 32 and
> > 64-bit flavors.
> >
> > So to answer your question (c), yes, if you switch to
> a 64bit version
> > of Linux you will be able to use all 4GB.
> 
> Does that work on only 4Gb or more?  I have 2Gb Ram, and
> running 64bit,
> and still only see 1.8Gb of memory, as it did with 32bit as
> well.
> 
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