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Re: fedroa 9 32 bit



William Biggs wrote:
Dose fedroa 9 32 bit see 4g of ram ?


The 32-bit generic .i686 kernel sees what the BIOS tells it is available. If you google it, you'll find a couple of good explanations as to why 32-bit generic .i686 kernels don't see (or can't use) all 4GB, it is usually something less (like 3.5 or 3.75 GB, depends on the motherboard). In order to use *all* 4GB of RAM (or more), you need to use a PAE enabled kernel instead of the generic .i686 kernel.

.x86_64 fedora kernels do not usually have this restriction and can use all installed ram. If your CPU is 64-bit capable, that's a good reason to run it in 64-bit mode.

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