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



On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 09:49 -0700, Fred Silsbee wrote:
> 
> 
> --- 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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> > etc..
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