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How Much RAM witl 32 Bit Support

Postby tootlet on Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:20 pm

How much RAM with the 32 bit version of Mint address? Will it use 8 Gb?
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Re: How Much RAM witl 32 Bit Support

Postby Fred on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:18 am


A 32 bit system that doesn't have the PAE kernel patches enabled, which describes Mint and most other 32 bit distros, can address 4 Gig of memory. Of this 4 Gig, up to 1 Gig is reserved for hardware and other system uses. Most 32 bit systems can use from 3 to 3.5 Gig. of system memory. That is all the address space available to user space.

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