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How much memory ? / solved

Postby cakehead » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:42 pm

Can anyone tell me how much memory is supported by Mint Cassandra as I would like to add more, I have 2 X 1024 Mb installed.

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Postby Husse » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:11 pm

It seems to be slightly better than for Windows....
First - no 32 bit OS can ever address more than 4GB (don't get confused by the concept of virtual memory)
Second - some memory addresses are reserved for things like the PCI bus
This leaves us with 3GB to 3.5GB usable memory
Third - some hardware cannot handle that much memory, so you have to check hardware restrictions as well
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Postby cakehead » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:43 pm

Thanks Husse, that makes sense :)


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