On 07/29/2011 04:54 PM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
On 29/07/11 11:06, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:38:15 -0400, BG (Bob) wrote:
>> This Dell DM4700 came with 2-256 mb strips, some time ago I added
>> 2-1 gb strips for a total of 2.5 gb.
>> This morning I replaced the 256 mb strips with 2-2 gb for a total of
>> 6. The bios setup screen shows 6 gb but apparently Linux is only
>> using half that amount, not much of an improvement!:
> Install the kernel-PAE package, then reboot to the PAE kernel and remove
> the normal kernel package.
That's done but "free" shows essentially the same amount of memory?
total used free shared buffers
I have not yet removed the original non-PAE kernels but I am booting
to the new PAE kernel. It looks like something else is going on.
Might be something in the bios configuration that needs changing or
maybe this computer can't handle more than 4 gb?
How much RAM does the BIOS say you have?
I did have, F-13 64 bit installed on it once but decided to
with 32 after that for simplicity, I wanted two set up the same and
the other box was 32 bit. That has been replaced so 64 is possible
if I must.
64-bit is better in almost every way. I'd go for it, myself.