Questions about memory

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu May 8 08:13:06 UTC 2014

Christer Wickman wrote:
> I was wondering over if one put in more memory in ones computer does
> one need to change system from 32-bits to 64-bits or can one
> countinue to use 32-bits. I have plans to change memory on my station
> computer from 2Gb to 4Gb

You can keep the 32 bit system.

> And one more thing the GPU
> that on the board is not use. I have a graphic-card which is also an
> ASUS. Which uses G210 GPU on it. Which also means that it sometimes
> borrrow memory from the motherboard. I am not sure that this function
> is use in KUbuntu. 

As I understand it, the graphics memory is allocated from the main 
memory at startup and the allocation is permanent while the system is 

> There is one more thing I have three Linux-system
> on the computer. The first one is KUbuntu v. 14.04LTS, the second one
> is Elementary OS v. 0.2 the last one is Linux Mint 16. The CPU that
> the computer has is a Intel Core2Duo 2.20GHz. So does one has to
> change all the systems one has on ones computer? And if so can one do
> it without installning the system again?

I'm not so sure what you mean here - if you want to know if you have to 
reinstall after adding some memory, then the answer is no. The system 
finds out how much memory is available at each startup and uses the 
available memory.


More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list