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LMDE 32 bit limited RAM support?

Postby finnbakk on Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:24 am

Does LMDE 32 bit distro have limited RAM support? After installing LMDE only reconizes 3 of my 4 GB RAM. Do I hvae to intall the 64 bit version to solve tthis problem?
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Re: LMDE 32 bit limited RAM support?

Postby seeley on Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:43 am

Yes, I suppose in a 32 bit distribution you have that problem.
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Re: LMDE 32 bit limited RAM support?

Postby Pierre on Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:56 am

a 32 bit Windows O/S will only see about 3.12Gb ram.
but a 32 bit Linux O/S should see about 3.37Gb ram.

- that's with a non-pae kernel.
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Re: LMDE 32 bit limited RAM support?

Postby eanfrid on Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:03 am

finnbakk wrote:Does LMDE 32 bit distro have limited RAM support?
No (*). Your hardware does (BIOS/motherboard) regarding the 3GB "barrier".

(*) a 32bit kernel can manage up to 64GB of RAM (with PAE - LMDE uses PAE)
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Re: LMDE 32 bit limited RAM support?

Postby killer de bug on Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:13 am

eanfrid wrote:(*) a 32bit kernel can manage up to 64GB of RAM (with PAE - LMDE uses PAE)

No true! LMDE can use PAE but it's not the default kernel.

Nevertheless, if you have more than 1Gb of RAM, go for 64 bits...
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Re: LMDE 32 bit limited RAM support?

Postby woodsman on Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:12 pm

Do I hvae to intall the 64 bit version to solve tthis problem?

You do not have to install 64-bit. After installing Mint 32-bit, use the package manager to install the PAE 686 version of the kernel.
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