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Re: 64 Bit Linux shows 4GB... was Using all of 4GB RAM...



Tim wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 13:56 -0400, Linuxguy123 wrote:
>> I appear to gain 935MB of RAM running the 64 bit version.  This is in
>> spite of the spec sheet on my laptop saying:
>>
>> "Memory 4096 MB Memory Max Up to 4GB DDR2 (Up to 1 GB may not be
>> available due to 32-bit operating system resource requirements)"
> 
> That sort of disclaimer doesn't mean anything technically.  It's warning
> the average user that having 4 gigs of RAM in their PC doesn't mean that
> they'll have 4 gigs of *free* RAM, some of it will be used (when your OS
> loads, it uses some of your RAM, and some OSs use lots of your RAM).

Then why does it say 32-bit operating systems?  64-bit operating systems
have baseline memory demands too.

Matt Flaschen


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