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Marcos Luis Ortiz Valmaseda
marcosluis2186 at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 29 15:29:06 UTC 2011
I recommend to you that you install the 64 bits version to can able to use
all available RAM memory in your system.
2011/7/29 Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin at wildblue.net>
> 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!:
> [bobg at box6 ~]$ free -m
> total used free shared
> buffers cached
> Mem: 3022 719 2303 0
> 31 265
> -/+ buffers/cache: 422 2600
> Swap: 4575 0 4575
> This is an up to date F-15 32 bit configured as I want it.
> [bobg at box6 ~]$ uname -a
> Linux box6 126.96.36.199-35.fc15.i686 #1 SMP Wed Jul 6 14:46:26 UTC 2011
> i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> Must I install the 64 bit version to take advantage of the memory?
> If so perhaps I could upgrade the present install to 64 and keep my
> configuration or do I have to bite the bullet and do a new install.
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Marcos Luis Ortíz Valmaseda
Software Engineer (UCI)
Linux User # 418229
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