64 bit info
johnneylee.rollins at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 19:34:41 UTC 2010
On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 7:20 AM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> top - 08:14:07 up 12:28, 3 users, load average: 0.43, 0.18, 0.11
> Tasks: 145 total, 1 running, 144 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0
> Cpu(s): 6.0%us, 3.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 90.7%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi,
> 0.0%si, 0.0%st
> Mem: 1796700k total, 1451832k used, 344868k free,
> 139252k buffers
> Swap: 1959920k total, 0k used, 1959920k free,
> 757764k cached
> Notice I have 2 GB of RAM and the 64bit 9.10 is using just
> 1.45 GB of the RAM. I wasted $92 on new fast RAM which I was
> assured you need.
> From these measurements it is clear that 64 bit runs fine
> with just 2 GB of RAM. The people claiming you need 4GB are wrong.
Karl, addressing and using are separate things.
64-bit can see and address 4gigs or more.
It's up to you as a user to make use of your ram.
Like say, better multitasking, assuming your proc is fast enough.
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