How much RAM can Mint XFCE make use of?

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How much RAM can Mint XFCE make use of?

Postby Naiki on Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:25 pm

About to grab some more RAM from my machine. Im guessing Mint XFCE is 32 bit, therefore not worth me grabbing 8 gig of RAM if im using this as my main distro atm. But just incase, how much RAM can it make use off?
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Re: How much RAM can Mint XFCE make use of?

Postby Husse on Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:04 pm

Generally the question for XFCE is how little RAM can it use :)
How much - the same as for any 32 bit operating system - between 3 and 3.5 GB
Remember that many mobos want to have memory in equal pairs for best performance
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Re: How much RAM can Mint XFCE make use of?

Postby Naiki on Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:40 pm

Thanks for the reply :) I use XFCE not only for a small footprint, but i like the way XFCE works. I like being able to use its window compositing without messing up openGL graphics with my ATI card. Most of all, i use it for the mouse! :D
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Re: How much RAM can Mint XFCE make use of?

Postby ossified65 on Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:01 pm

I don't know what your processor is like, but I stuck the xfce desktop on top of the 64bit edition that was just released, works great.

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Re: How much RAM can Mint XFCE make use of?

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:17 pm

Using the server kernel it can address the 8GB of RAM.
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Re: How much RAM can Mint XFCE make use of?

Postby Naiki on Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:40 pm

Bit late for me i know, thanks for the replys :)

Merlwiz, thanks for that reply, sorry for asking, how do i use the server kernel in Mint XFCE?
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