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    Question about ram.

    Windows 32 bit OS's have a cut off with 2 gig of ram. Im still using a socket 939 pc3200 board. I was just wondering if Linux has same ram limitations.

    Even good quality is pc3200 is on the cheap right now and was wondering if it was possible to add 2 more gigs of ram with Linux.

    Just curious.

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    Hi,
    Have a look at this link below and it should answer or at least direct you in the right direction.
    Need to test memory limits of 4GB RAM, 32 bit LINUX - Usenet Forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy d mercer View Post
    Question about ram.

    Windows 32 bit OS's have a cut off with 2 gig of ram. Im still using a socket 939 pc3200 board. I was just wondering if Linux has same ram limitations.
    Any 32-bit operating system will top out between 3 and 4GB of RAM. It's just a limitation of the technology. If you want to use more, consider a 64-bit OS. There are quite a few in Linux to choose from.
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