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Support for 8Gb RAM

Posted by wicus 
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Support for 8Gb RAM
May 16, 2009 04:08AM
Does Elive Gem 1.0 support up to 8Gb of RAM ?

And The compiz version ?
Re: Support for 8Gb RAM
May 17, 2009 12:41AM
No, it does not. :D
32bit-OS only supports up to 4GB.
In Case you really need 8GB RAM you will have to switch to a 64bit OS.
wow
But I wonder what you need 8GB RAM for?

No "normal" User these days needs 8GB RAM. That's A LOT! Even on 64bit-OS!
Re: Support for 8Gb RAM
May 17, 2009 02:14AM
I was running Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 - 64bit, with 3 databases and 1 eBusiness Suite installation for which the requirement was 8Gb of Ram. I switched this setup now to a 16Gb PC, and already have the 8Gb RAM installed on my old one, and would like an O/S which supports the full amount of RAM, although I agree that I won't use 8Gb by running normal desktop applications
Re: Support for 8Gb RAM
May 20, 2009 04:33AM
I should say that Elive is not a server.
It is a very nice Desktop or Laptop (home,work) Distro.
Re: Support for 8Gb RAM
June 02, 2009 08:06AM
Not really needed to use 64 bits OS, you can simply use a special kernel with highmem, you can compile it yourself for Gem, in the next stable version of Elive i would like to include a special ISO for more than 4GB of ram emosmile