[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 72, Issue 11

Dave Hanson d.hanson at hotmail.co.uk
Thu Apr 7 14:28:01 UTC 2011

On 07/04/11 14:04, ubuntu-uk-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
> On 7 April 2011 13:54, Lee Williams<lee.willy1977.williams at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> >  It's not a problem installing 32bit on a machine with>  ~3.5GB ram... rather
>> >  the memory after the ~3.5GB or so is not "dedicated to system resources";
>> >  rather, system resources have used up the remaining memory*addresses*, so
>> >  the memory cannot be seen nor used by anything, as it has no address. When
>> >  2GB RAM is installed, system components taking up 1GB or so of addresses has
>> >  no effect, as there are 4GB of addresses in total, meaning 3GB of addresses
>> >  are left available for the 2GB of RAM.
>> >
> I had to read that a few times, and it still makes no sense.
> Fact is an install of Ubuntu on 32-bit system_can_  see and_use_  all
> of the RAM.
> Al.
I run 8gb of ram on my laptop (64 Bit) and Ubuntu recognises 7.5gb of 
it, Not too sure what you guys are getting at to be honest.

Won't he be fine with the amounts he intends to add?

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